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Interesting US Auxiliary Markings

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Posted 03/21/2022   6:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stallzer to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This is one of my favorites. "Mail delayed Train late" It happened so much they made a stamp for it :)




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Posted 06/01/2022   01:32 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Well, here is a surprise discovery! However, this may not have been applied by the USPS.



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Posted 06/19/2022   8:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I came across a fairly early "Missent" on an 1867 cover. Which begs the question, when was the earliest auxiliary marking used on mail?

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Edited by GregAlex - 06/19/2022 8:03 pm
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Posted 06/29/2022   1:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add patg23 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


This one is fun because it was missent to Miss Lolita's middle name "Hayward"




Hayward was originally known as "Hayward's", then as "Haywood", later as "Haywards", and eventually as "Hayward".

It remained "Haywards" until 1910 when the "s" was officially dropped.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hayward,_California
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Posted 06/29/2022   3:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
An interesting item, especially when the reason for a mis-sending is apparent, however,

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It remained "Haywards" until 1910 when the "s" was officially dropped

"Officially dropped" by whom? The Wikipedia article does not specify, thus the pitfall of over-reliance on Wiki articles. From a postal history standpoint, the USPOD did not make it official until April 1, 1911:

(Postal Bulletin # 9467, dated March 17, 1911)
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Posted 06/29/2022   4:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add patg23 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
John, Thanks for official citation

Don't know; maybe the people who lived there decided to call it that before the PO officially changed it.

That is a problem with Wiki, anyone can add or edit. I've never done before. Maybe I'll update the entry (if I can figure out how).

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