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Posted 06/28/2021   11:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add patg23 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
PostalHysteria:
Thank you for the New York slogan cancels and your reference to what "C & D" represented.
Along those lines, can you (or anyone else) tell me what "T" would be a reference to.


Thanks,
Pat
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Posted 06/29/2021   12:07 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
C=collect
D=drop
R=received
T=transit

There were 4 letters, but all in theory as most post offices inserted one of these "service letters" and left it alone for months regardless of what mail they processed.

A "transit" cancels would imply an intermediate place, rather than an origin cancel, thus it appears both of these covers are killer letters meaning nothing relating to a transit use.

Here is a true transit use on a cover from Wheaton (misuse of the "R") through Chicago to Oberlin, with a "T" service letter in the Chicago machine cancel on the reverse side.

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Edited by John Becker - 06/29/2021 12:22 am
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Posted 06/29/2021   12:31 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add patg23 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks John.Now I know what to look for on other covers.
Unfortunately have only 2x4's on these,so no other information to be had.Out of several hundred from New York, only a few had the "T". All others had the C or D.
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Posted 06/29/2021   12:38 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The C, D, R, T letters are so often left unchanged, that I do not put to much credence in them unless they are obviously correct or incorrect.
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Posted 06/29/2021   8:18 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add patg23 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Just for fun, I'll add this as a "slogan" cancel, and a proper use transit.


As to the MITCHELLS,VA Doane 3/4, dated Feb. 1, 1907. The Doane cancel website lists the earliest date as 30 Dec 1907.
I sent it for an update some time ago, but maybe they missed it. Will try again to see if interested.
Good site.
http://www.doanecancel.com/

pat


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Posted 06/30/2021   9:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add patg23 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Edit- Sorry, forgot this was US covers

"Come to Bermuda - The Isles of Rest"

8 AUG 1949

Still time to get a deal on the UPU's. I'd go for the FDC's
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Edited by patg23 - 06/30/2021 9:29 pm
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Posted 08/16/2021   10:05 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PostalHysteria to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is a later 1943 use of a 1920-era ADDRESS YOUR MAIL... slogan from Boston, dater dial number 9. Note the inclusion of what appears to be a rather well-worn letter "S" in the location of typical service letters.

The cover is addressed to Ireland and contents examined by British Censor, passed by Irish censor. I wonder if this "S" has any postal significance.


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Posted 08/16/2021   4:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Just_fella to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A different abcd cancellation then posted by wt1 on the first page
This one is on three lines

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Posted 08/17/2021   10:14 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DonSellos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
What was ABCD mail?

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Posted 08/17/2021   10:46 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The first mention of ABCD Mail in the Postal Bulletin (Issue 20334, dated November 1, 1962, page 3):




The last mention I see in the Postal Bulletin is dated September 13, 1968 with regard to the upcoming 1968 Christmas season, which is when I think is about when the program was phased out along with diminished multiple pick-ups and deliveries, although I have belated examples of the slogan dated 1992 (Gulfport, MS), 1995 (Greensburg, PA), and 2000 (Des Moines, IA).
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Edited by John Becker - 08/17/2021 10:49 am
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Posted 08/17/2021   11:25 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add blcjr to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Not often that Little Rock, Ark. is first in the list of anything, except possibly "Most embrassing moments in US History, 1957 edition."

(I was born in Little Rock, and live nearby. So this is "self-deprecating" humor.)
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Posted 08/18/2021   10:55 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DonSellos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks, John, for the explanation.

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Posted 09/24/2021   02:55 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here are a couple recent finds. You could probably make a decent collection just focusing on slogans related to National Parks and Forests.



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