MPOS Press Release 03-0718. For immediate distribution to the Philatelic press and Internet.



Transit Postmark Collector Vol. 54, No. 5 (July-August 2003) ... is in the mail! David Gentry introduces us to the Pennsylvania Special, the PRR's rival to the Twentieth Century Limited from New York to Chicago. In his street car R.P.O. column, Gentry shows a Philadelphia & Germantown RPO marking from 1905. By far the latest known and used after the line had changed its name to Philadelphia & Chestnut Hill RPO. In his HPO column, Will Keller studies the St. Louis & Jackson HPO. Schedules and covers are shown. In his TPO column, Keller shows an East German cover of the Leipzig-Dresden route. A map and a schedule help to explain the cover. Paul Bourke shows a new Chelsea Terminal RPO marking. Actually it is a known handstamp type with A.G.O. replacing A.E.F. The differences are explained. David Simmons illustrates two route agent covers with dramatic fancy killers. 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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