MPOS Press Release 03-0523. For immediate distribution to the Philatelic press and Internet.
TRANSIT POSTMARK COLLECTOR Volume 54, No. 4
Transit Postmark Collector Vol. 54, No. 4 (May-June 2003) ... is in the mail! In his street car R.P.O. column, David Gentry shows covers with interesting foreign destinatins. One is a St. Louis Grand Ave. R.P.O. addressed to Monaco and the other is a Chicago & Wentworth Ave. R.P.O. addressed to the Philippines. In Rural Free Delivery, Guy Purington shows eight RFD covers with unusual frankings. These vary from commemorative stamps, a mixed issue franking, and out of date definitives, to successful use of revenue stamps. There is also an article by Douglas N. Clark on "name of boat postcards." This refers to post cards postmarked on RPO mail boats and identifying the boat by name in the message. The article deals particularly with the New Bedford & Nantucket RPO. 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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