Postal Markings

Some articles on postal, postal markings:

Postage Stamps And Postal History Of Tuscany - Pre Stamp Letters
... In 1704, Gian Gastone de' Medici issued a decree converting the postal service to a state operation and regulating the posting, transport and delivery of letters in detail ... were sent postage due, with various postal markings added to the letter ... Postal markings were originally hand written on the letters, and in about 1767, postal markings began to be added by rubber stamp, indicating the town of ...
Dead Letter Mail
... This is usually due to lack of compliance with postal regulations, an incomplete address and return address, or the inability to forward the mail when both correspondents move ... Being internal departments within postal administrations, little information about the dead letter office function has ever been made public ... Classification as a dead letter is one of the few instances where postal personnel are allowed to violate secrecy of correspondence, ostensibly to search for clues as to the letter's origin or destination ...
Cancellation (mail) - Studies of Cancellations
... William Kane, Catalogue of the postal markings of Dublin, c ... Westley, The Postal Cancellations of London, 1840-1890 (H.F ... British Postmarks Handbook to British Postal Markings and Their Values (British Postmark Society) ...

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