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Posted 03/23/2019   1:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bookbndrbob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting that the person called his/her local post TNT. There is a TNT private courier service in Europe which is a part of a Dutch corporation.
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Posted 03/23/2019   1:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add erilaz to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The guy who mailed the cover and designed the cancel is named Ted Tompkins, so my guess is that T.N.T. are his initials.
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Posted 03/26/2019   09:31 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add johnsim03 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is a nice cover from Czyl's Penny Post from 1975:




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Posted 11/15/2020   7:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I picked up two nice local post covers over the weekend that I thought I'd share here. Both also had complimenting USPS cancellations. I think they may have forgotten to affix an actual postage stamp to the Oregon cover -- it looks like an afterthought.



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Posted 11/21/2020   12:40 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I found one more local post, tucked away. I wonder if anyone knows: did these modern local posts actually act as mail carriers in some capacity? It would seem that the two I posted previously did move mail, but this one I'm not so sure.

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Posted 11/21/2020   01:26 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Howard Local Post
http://zenius.kalnieciai.lt/america...usa/usa.html

The Howard Local Post was started in 1972 by Howard Du Bose of Durham, N.C. The Sherlock Holmes Old Radio issue was #42 in the series, issued on May 18, 1976, influenced by the Sherlock Holmes radio show (Mr. Du Bose was a professional radio engineer in the early '70s). There were 750 stamps printed, in 30 sheets of 25, and 150 First Day covers.
Howard says "I combined my interest in collecting stamps, reading mystery novels (I started in Viet Nam with Nero Wolfe), and working in radio. I did several radio stamps. I only did stamps about what I was interested in. I had a total of 55 issues, some of which are still for sale! "

https://www.trussel.com/detfic/sholmes.htm#Howard

Note: 3 on eBay, all postally used
Perhaps labels only used as cartoons.
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Posted 11/24/2020   7:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That makes sense, since the Green Hornet started as a radio series.

I found two more! These were mailed to me back in my early days of collecting. I'm sure they were freebies, because that was about my budget back then.



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Posted 11/24/2020   8:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Know the "Pineapple Post" well !

I'll dig up some scans

Australian Cinderella Catalogue Mr.Bill Hornadge


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FMF Local Post
Fort Meyers Florida
https://sossi.org/local/fmf.htm
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Posted 11/26/2020   01:24 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for all the background on these, Rod!
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