MPOS Press Release 04-1122. For immediate distribution to the Philatelic press and Internet.
TRANSIT POSTMARK COLLECTOR Volume 56, No. 1
Bruce Corey continues his series on the Collection & Distribution Wagons; this installment is on federal government corner cards used on the Washing- ton, D.C. wagons.
Will Keller's HPO column deals with cachets used on the first trips of HPO 2 and 3, Washington DC & Harrisonburg and San Francisco & Pacific Grove HPOs. These and cachets on several other first trips consist of maps, believed to have been printed by the PO Dept.
In his street car R.P.O. column, David Gentry shows three "cheap" covers he picked up recently. Two show new Brooklyn Citcuit RPO marking types and the other has a scarce Cleve. & Paines RPO interurban marking.
In his RFD column, Guy Purington illustrates three items "Mailed on Rural Route." Two are labels attached to packages of merchandise and the other is an envelope accompanying an insured parcel containing eggs.
There is an article on international TPOs, an obituary of deceased MPOS official Arnold Peterson and society news.
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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