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All Document IndexesRailway Post Office (RPO) Cover with Washington-Head Stamp
IntroductionRailway Post Office (RPO) Cover Addressed to Denmark
U. S. Three Cent StampIllegal Use of Savings Stamp on Cover
Mr. ZIPIllegal Use of Revenue Stamp on Cover
U. S. Parcel Post Stamp Used for First Class on CoverOrange County, California Postal History
U. S. Five Dollar Stamp of 1922U. S. Special Delivery Stamp
Example of American Flag Machine CancellationSwiss Airmail Stamp
Christmas Seals Used on a Postcard 'Tied' by a Cancellation DeviceRalph Williams Ford License Plate Holder, c. 1965
Perfection Mechanized HandstampEarly Teddy Bear Postcard
Washington-Head StampsEarly Return Address Labels
Privately Perforated Washington-Head Stamp

Example of American Flag Machine Cancellation

[Example of American Flag Machine Cancellation]

Example of American Flag Cancellation from Balboa, California

This is an example of the impression made by an American flag cancelling machine. This particular item is from an envelope cancelled in 1935 at Balboa Island, California. This is a late usage of the machine type, as most were gone by the 1930's.

As described in my machine cancel pages, the American company manufactured a large number of machines that impressed the flag cancellation. Collectors find these markings on postal items from the late 19th through first third of the 20th centuries.

More information about machine cancels can be found at The Machine Cancel Society web pages.


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