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United States/Covers & Postmarks : Use of receiving mark on stampless cover

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28 Nov 2019
08:55:43pm
Cover was mailed from Hartford CT to Stockbridge NY in 1853, Does anyone know why the Stockbridge cancel was applied (it does not appear to have been forwarded) ???

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29 Nov 2019
11:17:46am
re: Use of receiving mark on stampless cover

My understanding is that receivers — postmarks applied by the receiving post office — were used to track transit times in order to monitor the system’s efficiency. The practice was common into the 1950s.

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29 Nov 2019
03:14:19pm
re: Use of receiving mark on stampless cover

Thank you

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