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Posted 04/23/2011   2:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Another slogan cancel I found (from 1952) ... does this one predate Smokey the Bear (?):

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Posted 04/23/2011   2:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Russ to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Smokey the bear was introduced in 1944. The iconic bear cub (Smokey) rescued from a New Mexico fire was in 1950.
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Posted 05/01/2011   1:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Found some more slogan cancels from 1920's and 1930's that I thought I'd post:

Join the NAVY (1920):


Join the ARMY (1920) ... two different typefaces used in slogan:

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Posted 05/01/2011   6:30 pm  Show Profile Check Nells250's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Nells250 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


This one is interesting because it commemorates the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, the first of which is well known for collapsing in the wind.
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Posted 05/01/2011   7:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That Tacoma Narrows Bridge slogan cancel is great. Never saw it before. I suspect it may have seen very limited regional use.
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Posted 05/01/2011   11:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Just found this one from 1921 ... I suspect it was a big thing back then to have to address your mail with "street and number" as it was probably the transition from people addressing mail with a name and city only on the envelope, as was typical in the late 1800's/early 1900's.



Does anyone know when they first transitioned to the requirement to list both "street and number" on recipients mail? Is this an early example of that usage or was that slogan used many years prior to 1921?

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Posted 05/02/2011   10:35 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Russ to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Wt1, Boston was one of the first cities to run a new slogan (along with New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington, St. Louis). The example above was from a International Postal Supply Co. Model D42 and was used throughout much of 1921. Boston also used this slogan cancel in many of its stations (all on various Internation models).
Sta. A 1921-1933
Sta. C 1921-1930
Sta. F 1921-1922
Sta. G 1921-1922
Sta. H 1922
Sta. J 1921
Sta. M 1922
Sta. N 1922
Sta. Q 1922
Sta. S 1932 and again in 1936
Sta. T 1922
Sta. V 1935
Sta. P 1931-1932
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Posted 05/02/2011   10:54 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add 1840to1940 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I apologize if someone has already responded to the ABCD Mail Question and I missed it. ABCD stood for Accelerated Business Collection and Delivery and was a service offered by the Post Office in the downtown area of larger cities for same day delivery.
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Posted 05/02/2011   11:00 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for all the great information.

Here's one from NY with the "Notify Correspondents of Change of Address" slogan. This one from 1929 is the earliest I have, is it an early use?



Back to Boston cancels for a minute, I have this "flag type" cancel from 1917 that refers to Back Bay Station with a small "2" in the killer bars. Since there's no Station 2 or Back Bay Station in your list, how does this fit in?



Actually, I have a shoebox full of old covers dating from 1912-1940 (including flag cancels) that were primarily used for personal correspondence in Boston from that period. I haven't gotten there yet, but I was thinking of scanning in the different Boston cancel types from that period, as it would make for an interesting sub-collection all used at one specific city.

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Posted 05/02/2011   11:05 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
ABCD stood for Accelerated Business Collection and Delivery and was a service offered by the Post Office in the downtown area of larger cities for same day delivery


Thanks! No apologies needed ... the question was never answered until now.

Never knew what that acronym meant until you posted it, but I will keep it alongside the slogan cancel I have for it for future reference.
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Posted 05/02/2011   11:54 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Russ to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
New York Sta. W used a International Postal supply Model E30 from 1928-1936, unfortunately I don't have the specific dates for that slogan die. The Boston Back Bay Station flag cancel was used from machine 2 (that the "2" slug in the flag killer) from 1906-1920 and was from a American Postal Model B38.
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Posted 05/02/2011   9:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add spanishmoss to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This is one I ran across the other day.



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Posted 05/02/2011   9:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Russ to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Janesville slogan was from International Postal Supply Co. Model D30.
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Posted 05/02/2011   9:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting slogan cancel. I think the reference to "Red Feather" was a precursor to today's United Way (formerly United Fund and/or Community Chest appeal.)
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Posted 05/05/2011   4:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This seems like quite an early use for an "Airmail Saves Time" postmark from 1926. Anyone know when this slogan cancel began its use?

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