MPOS Press Release 02-1118. For immediate distribution to the Philatelic press and Internet.
TRANSIT POSTMARK COLLECTOR Volume 54, No. 1
Transit Postmark Collector Vol. 54, No. 1 (November-December 2002) ... is in the mail! In his street car R.P.O. column, David Gentry illustrates a new Boston discovery, an early Boston & Dorchester R.P.O. marking, with cork killer, dated 1897, showing time, instead of trip number. In his H.P.O. column, Will Keller continues illustrating the cachets used on first trip covers of HPOs. This time, his subject is additions to his previous list for HPO #1, Washington DC & Harrisonburg VA. Keller's TPO column deals with discontinuance of some TPOs in Austria and also analyses a registered cover sent within East Germany. Paul Bourke writes about a registered cover from the US to Germany in 1883, bearing a (German) registry label indicating railroad carriage. There is Society news, a mail bid 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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