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Posted 10/20/2021   10:15 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add alub to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Has anyone see this auxiliary marking?





It's hard to read but says:

Have Your Letters Address to
STREET and NUMBER.

I did not find it at:

https://www.postal-markings.org/listing-full.html
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Posted 10/20/2021   11:19 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Beginning in 1863, free city delivery meant the need for having street addresses on mail. Over the following decades, smaller and smaller cities/towns were permitted to have city delivery (based on population/$volume). Cities used these auxiliary markings on mail lacking street addresses. They are fairly common, but have a variety of wordings.

Indianapolis, Indiana got city delivery June 4, 1869 and was using this "Have your mail / Addressed / to street and No" in September 1869.




And a wordy marking from Palo Alto, California:



Shelbyville, Indiana, started city delivery in 1892 and still reminding people 15 years later: no doubt a locally-made device.



Green Castle, Indiana, started city delivery in 1902: "If you wish ..." Wonderful phrasing!



And a common slogan machine cancel applied to normal mail:

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Edited by John Becker - 10/20/2021 12:06 pm
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Posted 10/20/2021   7:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Parcelpostguy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
but of course my examples are the same but on different covers.

As to your link, alub, scroll down and see under the DELAY section for a modern (1970s) reference and the INSADD section for early 20th Century references.
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Keep in mind the Auxiliary Markings Club list is but a tip-of-the-iceberg sampling of the tens of thousands of different markings (or more!) which can be found. I have several dozen more relating to mail addressing, but posted a brief sampling myself. This is an area rich for making new and interesting discoveries.
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