MPOS Press Release 14-0915. For immediate distribution to the Philatelic press and Internet.

TRANSIT POSTMARK COLLECTOR SEP/OCT 2014

TRANSIT POSTMARK COLLECTOR Volume 65, No. 6

Ed Close illustrates several covers that address the question "Can philatelic covers become postal history?" Some have auxiliary markings that indicate unexpected carriage by train.

Will Keller's HPO column concerns a non-philatelic cover postmarked on the Washington, DC & Harrisonburg, VA HPO. He also writes a review of a book about the traveling post offices of Mexico.

In News from the Cities, David Gentry illustrates two very late Brooklyn street car postmarks.

George Porter illustrates a correspondence dealing with the creation of a cachet for the last trip of the San Bernardino & Los Angeles RPO.

New railroad postmarks are illustrated, submitted by various collectors.

In the "Our Society" section there is an obituary of MPOS mainstay Warren F. Kimball, Jr. and an announcement of Mobile Post Office Selections 7, which was recently sent to Sustaining and Patron members.

There is a mail bid sale of covers for members and much 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 the award-winning periodical "Transit Postmark Collector" for $2.00 postpaid, and/or a membership application by writing to Doug Clark, PO Box 427, Marstons Mills MA 02648 or by email to Doug.

For additional information contact MPOS Publicity Director at the MPOS Home Page