MPOS Press Release 03-0324. For immediate distribution to the Philatelic press and Internet.



Transit Postmark Collector Vol. 54, No. 3 (March-April 2003) ... is in the mail! In his street car R.P.O. column, David Gentry shows covers that establish several new earliest and latest dates. One bears a Cleveland Circuit hand- stamp and the others were postmarked on the Washington, D.C. Pennsylvania Ave. R.P.O. In Rural Free Delivery, Guy Purington shows eight covers with RFD auxiliary markings, applied at the addressee office. For some of them, it takes an expert eye to make sure that they are really RFD related. In his H.P.O. column, Will Keller writes about the adoption of a new steel handstamp (ca. Aug 20, 1949) on the Williamsport & Altoona HPO. He illustrates a letter from an HPO clerk to collector Herschel Rankin explaining why he was unable to accomodate a request for a postmark of the first day of the new device. There is society news, a mail sale and more...

Mobile Post Office Society, founded in 1950, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the study of enroute distribution of mail, emphasizing postal history of the USA but including information and study of operations from all countries of the world. Interested collectors can receive a sample copy of "Transit Postmark Collector" for $2.00 postpaid, or a membership application by writing to Doug Clark, PO Box 427, Marstons Mills MA 02648 or by email to Doug.

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