Bob's Perfection Machine Cancel List

This is a listing of all known Perfections machine cancels. I used to collect these, so it has formerly been a "want" list for my collecting.

Raw Data Updated March 12, 2017

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Key to Listing

The following key applies to the information in the listing:

State The modern abbreviation for the state where this Perfection cancellation was recorded.
City The name of the city where this Perfection machine cancel was recorded.
Type The Perfection machine type recorded for this city. There may be more than one row with more than one machine type known. Note that it is likely that every city with a machine, regardless of type, may have had a "received" die as well.
Example of Type 1 Perfection Cancel
Example of Type 2 Perfection Cancel
Example of Type 3 Perfection Cancel
Example of Received Type Perfection Cancel (5k)
Notes Explanatory notes for this machine. The first number is the year or years for which I have items. The years in parenthesis () are those as known from Bob Payne's book and research.
Some notes show that received types were used for origination, and origination cancels were used to marked received mail. It was common for slugs to be inverted or mis-arranged. For instance, OHIO has been seen inverted as OIHO.



The Listing

State City Type Notes
DC WASHINGTON 2 NEED (00)
DC WASHINGTON R NEED (00)
IL BEARDSTOWN 2 1905 (01-07)
IL EFFINGHAM 3 NEED (02)
IL GENESEO 1 1901 (01)
IL GENESEO 3 1902 (02-03)
IL GENESEO R 1902 (01-02)
IL LITCHFIELD 1 1902 (01-03)
IL MORRIS 1 1901 (01)
IL NORMAL 2 1901 (01-02)
IL NORMAL R 1902 (01-03)
IL OLNEY 1 NEED (02-03)
IL OLNEY R 1903 (02-03)
IL PERU 1 1902 (01-02)
IN AURORA 2 NEED (02-03, 05)
IN AURORA R NEED (01-03)
IN BUTLER 1 NEED (01-04)
IN DECATUR 1 1901 (01)
IN LAGRANGE 1 1902 (01-02)
IN LAGRANGE R NEED (01)
IN MISHAWAKA R NEED (01)
IN NEW CARLISLE R NEED (02)
IN NOBLESVILLE 1 1902, 1905 (01-06)
IN NOBLESVILLE R NEED (03-06)
IN WARSAW 1 NEED (01)
IN WATERLOO 1 1910 (04-12)
IN WATERLOO R NEED (04-06)
IO CRESCO 1 1903 (02-03)
IO CRESCO 3 1911 (03-12)
IO CRESCO R 1907 (02-08)
IO GLENWOOD 1 NEED (01-03)
IO MANCHESTER 3 NEED (03)
IO MANCHESTER R NEED (03)
IO MAQUOKETA 1 1903, 09 (01-15)
IO MAQUOKETA R NEED (01-02)
IO PERRY 1 1907 (01-10)
IO PERRY R 1902 (01-07)
IO SPENCER 1 1901 (01-02)
IO SPENCER R NEED (05-07)
MI ALLEGAN 1 1904 (04)
MI ALLEGAN 3 1902 (02-04)
MI ALLEGAN R NEED (02-04)
MI ALMA 1 NEED (01-02)
MI BELLEVUE 1 NEED (03)
MI BIRMINGHAM 2 1907 (02-09)
MI BIRMINGHAM R 1907 (04-09)
MI BRONSON 3 1911 (TR), 1915, 1918 (02-18)
MI BRONSON R 1906 (03-09)
MI BUCHANAN 1 1902 (00-04)
MI CASSOPOLIS 1 1906 (05-07)
MI CASSOPOLIS 2 1901 (01-04)
MI CASSOPOLIS R 1903 (05-06) used as originating cancel
MI CHEBOYGAN 1 1901 (01-07)
MI CHEBOYGAN R 1906 (01-06)
MI DELRAY 1 NEED (04)
MI DELRAY 2 NEED (01-02)
MI DELRAY 3 NEED (02)
MI DELRAY R NEED (04)
MI DETROIT 2 NEED (01)
MI DOWAGIAC 1 NEED (01)
MI DOWAGIAC R NEED (01-02)
MI EATON RAPIDS 1 NEED (01)
MI EATON RAPIDS R NEED (01)
MI FENTON 1 NEED (01)
MI FENTON R NEED (01-02)
MI GREENVILLE R NEED (02)
MI HARBOR BEACH 3 NEED (02)
MI HOLLY 1 NEED (01)
MI HOWELL 1 1908 (01-20)
MI HOWELL R 1905, 06, 08 (03-09)
MI HUDSON 1 NEED (01)
MI HUDSON 2 1902 (01-05)
MI HUDSON R NEED (01-03)
MI ITHACA 2 1901 (SHOWPIECE!) (01-03)
MI ITHACA R NEED (03)
MI LAKEVIEW 2 1901, 07! (01-06)
MI LAKEVIEW R NEED (03)
MI LOWELL 1 NEED (01-02)
MI LUDINGTON 1 1901 (01)
MI LUDINGTON 3 1902 (02)
MI LUDINGTON R NEED (01-02)
MI MANISTIQUE 1 NEED (01-02)
MI MANISTIQUE R 1903 (03)
MI MENDON 1 1911 (01-13)
MI MENDON R (04-06) 1906 used as origination cancel
MI MILFORD 3 1910, 1914 (02-18)
MI MILFORD R 1907 (05-13)
MI MT. PLEASANT 2 1902 (01-05)
MI MT. PLEASANT R NEED (01)
MI NORTHVILLE 1 1902 (01-04)
MI NORTHVILLE R NEED (01-04)
MI OTSEGO 2 1907 (02-07)
MI OTSEGO R 1902 (01-07)
MI OXFORD 1 NEED (00-05)
MI PORTLAND 1 NEED (02)
MI REED CITY 1 1907, 08, 09, 10, 13, 14 (01-16)
MI ROCHESTER 2 1907, 10, 11 (01-19)
MI ROCHESTER R NEED (01-13)
MI ST. CLAIR 2 1907Recd, 1906 (03-07)
MI ST. IGNACE 1 1907 (03-07)
MI ST. IGNACE 3 NEED (02-03)
MI ST. IGNACE R NEED (02-07)
MI ST. JOHNS 1 1901 (01)
MI ST. JOHNS 2 1901 (01)
MI ST. JOHNS 3 1902 (01-05)
MI ST. JOHNS R 1902 (01-02)
MI ST. LOUIS 1 1901 (01-03)
MI ST. LOUIS R 1902 (02)
MI STANTON 2 1903! (01)
MI STANTON R NEED (01-04)
MI STURGIS 1 1903 (used as receiving), 04 (01-06)
MI STURGIS R NEED (01)
MI TECUMSEH 1 NEED (02)
MI TECUMSEH 3 1904 (02-04)
MI TECUMSEH R NEED (04)
MI VASSAR 2 1901 (01-03)
MI VASSAR R 1901 (long) (01-04)
MI WAYNE 2 1909, 10, 12, 13, 22! (01-16) saw 1918,
MI WAYNE 3 1906 (does this exist??)
MI WYANDOTTE 1 1902 (01-05)
MI WYANDOTTE R NEED (02)
MO CHARLESTON 2 NEED (01-02)
NY ADDISON 1 1902, 03 (01-04)
NY CANTON R NEED (01)
NY COLLEGE PT. 1 NEED (01)
NY COLLEGE PT. R NEED (02)
NY CORONA 1 1904! (01-03)
NY CORONA R NEED (03)
NY GASPORT 1 1910 (03-13)
NY GASPORT R NEED (05-06)
NY GLENCOVE 2 1907 (02-09)
NY HAVERSTRAW 1 1903 (ILLEG. CUTOUT) (03-07)
NY HAVERSTRAW R 1906 (two) (04-07)
NY HOMER 1 NEED (01)
NY HOMER 3 1906 (fwd), 07, 09,11, 20 (02-21)
NY HOMER R 1905 (01-10)
NY ILION R 1901 (01)
NY MIDDLEPORT 3 1911, 12 (01-16)
NY MIDDLEPORT R NEED (04-10)
NY SALAMANCA 1 1901 (as recd), 1902 (01-02)
NY SALAMANCA R NEED (01-03)
OH BELLEVUE 1 NEED (01)
OH BRYAN 1 NEED (02-04...07)
OH BRYAN 1/2 1906? Type not clear
OH BRYAN 2 1907 (06-07)
OH BRYAN R 1907 (04-07)
OH CLYDE 2 NEED (01-02)
OH CLYDE R 1902 (01-03)
OH DELPHOS 1 1902 (02-04)
OH LOGAN 1 NEED (02-04)
OH LOGAN R NEED (03-04)
OH MARTINS FERRY 3 1903 (01-04)
OH MARTINS FERRY R NEED (03-05)
OH MONTPELIER 3 1904 (02-06)
OH MONTPELIER R NEED (06)
OH NAPOLEON 1 1904, 07 (01-07)
OH NAPOLEON R 1905, 190? (saw 03,05 -- unlisted)
OH POMEROY 2 1901 (01-02)
OH POMEROY R 1904 (01-04)
OH WAUSEON 1 1906 (01-08)
OH WAUSEON R 1904 (WORLDS FAIR CARD) (04-09)
OH WEST UNITY 1 1907, 08 (02-11)
OH WEST UNITY R NEED (03-07)
OH WILMINGTON 1 NEED (01)
ONT LONDON R CANADA NEED (01)
PA ASHLAND 1 1907, 08 (01-09)
PA ASHLAND R 1903, 06, 07 (03-07)
PA DUNMORE 1 NEED (01)
PA EMPORIUM 1 1907, 09 (02-03...06-11)
PA EMPORIUM 3 1905 (03-05)
PA EMPORIUM R 1907 (05-08)
PA ETNA 1 NEED (01)
PA MAUCH CHUNK R NEED (02)
PA MIFFLINGTON 2 1904 (01-05) mourning cover
PA MIFFLINGTON 3 NEED (03)
PA MIFFLINGTON R NEED (01-11)
PA PLYMOUTH 1 1905! (01)
PA PLYMOUTH 2 1904, 07 (WIDE BARS) (02-08)
PA ROCHESTER 1 NEED (01...03-04)
PA ROCHESTER 3 1901! (02) as rec'd
PA SHARPSBURG 1 NEED (01...03-04)
PA STATE COLLEGE R NEED (05-06)
WI BEAVER DAM ??? NEED ANY
WI MARSHFIELD 1 1901 (used as recd) (01)
WI MARSHFIELD R 1902 (two) (01-02)
WI MENASHA 2 1903 (01-03)
WI MENASHA R NEED (02-03)
WI OCONTO 1 1903 (01-04)
WI OCONTO R NEED (01-03)
WI PLATTVILLE R NEED (02)

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