Handstamp Postmark

Dublin Core

Title

Handstamp Postmark

Alternative Title

Handstamp Postmark

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
Post offices
Handstamps (Philately)--United States
Postmarks--United States

Description

This is a handstamp postmark that was used to mark postage stamp to prevent reuse. Prior to the advent of stamps to prepay postage, such markings only served to provide information to postal clerks as they handled the stampless envelope. After stamps came into use, cancellations became necessary to void the stamp for repeat usage. This type of stamp cancellation was nicknamed "killer" and featured wavy lines or sometimes bars. This particular handstamp was created by De Guehery's Rubber Stamp Company, which was located at 64 West Robinson Street in Downtown Orlando, Florida, and is now known as Orlando Rubber Stamps and Sign Company.

Source

Original color digital image, September 2015: Orlando Remembered Exhibit, Downtown Orlando Post Office, Downtown Orlando, Florida.

Date Created

ca.1939-2015

Is Part Of

Orlando Remembered Exhibit, Downtown Orlando Post Office, Downtown Orlando, Florida.
Downtown Orlando Post Office Collection, Orlando Remembered Collection, Orlando Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

211 KB

Medium

1 color digital image

Language

eng

Type

Physical Object

Coverage

Downtown Orlando Post Office, Downtown Orlando, Florida
De Guehery's Rubber Stamp and Sign Company, Downtown Orlando, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the Orange County Regional History Center and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Curator

Frye, Stephen
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

External Reference

Hanmer, R. F. A Collector's Guide to U.S. Machine Postmarks, 1871-1925: With Examples of Later Types. North Miami, Fla. (P.O. Box 611388, North Miami 33261-1388): D.G. Phillips Pub. Co, 1989.
"ORLANDO RUBBER STAMP & SIGN CO." Downtown Orlando. http://www.downtownorlando.com/locations/orlando-rubber-stamps-and-signs/#.VgKrs99VhHx.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 color digital image

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