20th-21st Century US Auxiliary Markings Sampler

Auxiliary mark: Postal marking applied to covers by handstamp, machine cancellation, a stick-on label, manuscript markings, or by mechanical or electronic methods such as addressograph or computer, indicating that the covers were given special attention due to some special circumstance.

This work was originally prepared as an interactive presentation given to the Rochester Philatelic Association on March 25, 2004 using a laptop computer and Proxima projector. As such, minimal text is found among the pages now online.

Come explore some of these markings and their covers!

Introduction

Bar Codes
Customs
Damaged
Dead Letters
Delayed
Fingers (misc.)
Found Mail
Insufficient Address
Lottery/Fraud
Military
Missent
Nonstandard
Postage Due
Service Inscribed
Service Suspended
Stamp Questioned
Miscellaneous
Private Markings

by Tom Fortunato stamptmf@frontiernet.net

Check out the Auxiliary Markings Club at http://www.postal-markings.org/