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Numbers In Minneapolis Postmarks??

 
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Posted 06/27/2013   07:08 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add pjsstamps to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Does anyone have a listing that identifies what the numbers represent in Minneapolis cancels? I know that they represent machine/location, but I have not been able to find a listing telling me what number represents whatever.
In the 30's through the 70's the were 1 through 11.
In the 70's thorugh the 2000's they were 1(a-d) through 10 (a-d).
and now with the sprayed on cancels they appear to be 1L through 8L and 1T through 8T.
There could be other numbers. I have examples of all the ones I have listed above.
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Posted 06/27/2013   07:19 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I doubt there's any major catalog reference for such things. If there were, it would be a major multi-volume undertaking, as virtually every major city in the US used similar numbering systems and most were identified merely for internal use by the post office.

As suggested, the numbers merely identify the specific machine that was used to cancel the mail and every now and then they were changed out for new or more modern equipment that likely contained different numbers. For all intents and purposes, the detailed identification of the specific machine numbers in any given city is virtually meaningless to those outside the post office.
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Posted 06/27/2013   1:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add warrehouse to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
#1 is Downtown main office cannot speak for the rest!
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Posted 06/27/2013   1:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add smauggie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Well you know it's obscure if Warrehouse doesn't know.
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Posted 06/27/2013   4:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add pjsstamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Inquiring minds like mine want to know.
Wow, if this stumps wt1 AND warrehouse then I must be the only one that wants to know.
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Posted 06/27/2013   4:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add smauggie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
You know that is not true. I am quite sure Warrehouse himself wants to know, but just hasn't gotten around to finding out, and of course I want to know, too. I seem to recall we had a conversation about this some time back.
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Posted 06/27/2013   4:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add pjsstamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I won't even get started on Chicago, (which numbers into at least the 130's) and other big cities.
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Posted 06/27/2013   4:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add pjsstamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hey Smauggie, totally unrelated, are you going to Maplewood tonight? I have my exhibit done for the stamp expo and I would like your input. I have never exhibited before.
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Posted 06/27/2013   5:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add smauggie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, I will be late, but I will be there.
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Posted 06/28/2013   07:59 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add warrehouse to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Sorry, guys I missed it. It's now the last Thursday of the month?
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Posted 06/28/2013   11:24 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add smauggie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
4th Thursday, yes.
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