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Posted 03/20/2008   9:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add bobgggg to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Parcel Post stamp used for postage

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Posted 03/20/2008   9:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add halfabustisbetter to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
OK that's cool.
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Posted 03/20/2008   9:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bobgggg to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Halfabustisbetter..Thanks

There was an article in Linns, a while back, regarding the use of parcel post stamps, for regular US Mail

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Posted 03/20/2008   9:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add t360 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Very interesting post card! This is an early valid usage, because on July 1, 1913 parcel post stamps became valid for all purposes for which ordinary stamps were valid.

It looks like it has a Chilton, Wisconsin RPO (Rural Post Office) cancel. Apparently Miss Esther Stiedl had moved to Milwaukee. The card was routed from Chilton to Appleton, Wisconsin where it received the straight line cancel and then sent on to Milwaukee.
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Tom,

I believe RPO means Railroad Post Office. Chilton probably being a railroad line, it was marked again when it arrived in Appleton.

http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/...PIC_ID=10458

http://antiques-internet.com/colora...e/IP4618.htm
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Posted 03/20/2008   11:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add t360 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
yes you are right, modern_who.
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Bobgggg, I wonder if that first post card was from a man to Esther? I bet she kept him waiting! ha
Thnaks for sharing!

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Posted 05/12/2008   11:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bluegrassriver to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Oh thanks, that was good to learn about the parcel post postage being usable.

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I think that would be a sticky problem!
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Posted 05/13/2008   10:57 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sfgoda to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for posting the card, and thanks everyone for all the useful information. I learn something new here everyday.
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