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Posted 05/27/2019   02:05 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add GregAlex to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I hoping someone can help me tease this apart. I picked up a neat postal card, sent from Russia to Chicago in 1896. It has two auxiliary markings right on top of each other: Train Late/Mail Delayed and PAID ALL. One is New York, the other Chicago. I can't really tell which dial goes with which. I'd also like to know what Paid All (and the A) indicates.

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Posted 05/27/2019   09:48 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
New York, Paid/A/All, and the B at the top go together and was applied when the card first came under control of the US Post Office Department.

Chicago and Train Late/3/Mail Delayed go together and was applied there.

Both marks are fairly common.

Here is a Chicago marking with a different arrangement of the wording, but same intent:
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Edited by John Becker - 05/27/2019 10:31 am
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Well-nailed, John Becker !
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Posted 05/27/2019   5:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I knew someone here could figure it out. Thank you John!

Did "Paid All" indicate that the correct postage had been applied by the sender?
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Edited by GregAlex - 05/27/2019 5:46 pm
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