POSTMARKS and CANCELLATIONS across the globe! [NOT commemorative ones]

By hand from the Czech Republic on a shaped card:

Carefully handstamped from Finland:

A different one from Finland:

Also, Moomin Museum from Finland:

11 Likes

Oh, I often receive pen-canceled stamps from Europe:(

I have received today green cancellation from Lithuania and stamp Think green :smile:

12 Likes

I went through my received postcards and took photos of stamps that got “Nachträglich entwertet” :


And I found this. Does anybody now something about the “Mailer’s Postmark Permit”?

3 Likes

In the US, there is a process you can go through to be allowed to cancel your own mail with your own special rubber stamp. I believe you can design it yourself within certain parameters.

2 Likes

Belgium

Bulgaria

Hong Kong

Hungary

Indonesia

Latvia

Luxembourg

Malaysia

New Zealand

Oman

Philippines

Poland

Singapore

Slovakia

South Korea

Spain

Ukraine (different from the one above)

I also have cards from Jordan and South Africa, but they don’t have any postmarks.

5 Likes

Check out this one I got today! It’s not a commemorative. :slight_smile:

4 Likes

I updated the index in the first post! Took me a while… It’s because I’m always offline for some reason :frowning: But thank you so much for your contributions! They all look so beautiful! (I’m too tired now to comment them individually haha!)

Omg what’s this? Also it says my birthday… December, 7th!!

@mere5oh Wow! You got a Santa Claus Indiana postmark - that thing is huge!
@ChristianJ https://santaclausind.org/2020-santa-claus-postmark/


Frohnleiten in Austria

1 Like

Do we need another topic for postal meters or are they welcome here as well?

Some of the cancellations on my received postcards:

USA

Denmark

Sweden

Slovenia

Croatia

Slovakia

Moldova

Hong Kong

Bulgaria

Iceland

Ukraine

Brazil

Oman

UAE

Luxembourg

Singapore

India

France

Finland (not quite sure if commemorative)

Åland Islands

Romania

Russia (not sure about the second one)

Japan

Macao

Switzerland

Australia (not sure if it’s a normal cancellation)

Malaysia

Spain

Guernsey

South Africa

Kazakhstan

Latvia (not sure what the second one is)

Estonia

And some postal meters

5 Likes

I am more than happy to set up a flickr group for folks to post there, or, someone can set up one of those group wiki thingies! lol I learned in the sandbox, but have since forgotten how.)

A wiki post would be awesome, but somewhere at the top… else we need to search for it every time. To do so the poster needs to flag his post and ask to be turned into a wiki (unless the poster has TL3, then he can do it himself)

I think another topic for postal meters is an awesome idea since I have lots of nice commemorative postal meters:)

Oh, I found another hand postmark from NM, United States! It differs from the two existing ones in this topic by the cancellation lines beside the postmark.


It’s actually on the postcard US-6618339

1 Like

The postmark from Lismore NSW 2480 Australia is a permanent pictorial type which I use on nearly all my mail - the staff at Lismore post office let me apply it myself. The design was introduced in 1987.

There are currently almost 300 such pictorial postmarks in use around Australia.

1 Like

I saw that the Russian one said “международный детский центр”, which means “International Children’s Center” - that intrigued me! Below it says Артек (Artek), and below that is Республики Крым - Republic of Crimea. Anyhow, I searched and see that it was a former Young Pioneer camp and was still a vacation destination after that. More info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artek_(camp)

1 Like

@Bowyum, thank you very much for this information and, as it’s a picture of one of your cards,
thank you for making the effort of using this special postmark. It’s beautiful and an eye-catcher among all the normal postmarks.

@saintursula, thank you for translating and for your information. It makes pretty much sense now as the sender (normally living in Moscow) was working on Crimea during the summer. They sent me a card showing the Livadia Palace where the Jalta Conference was held in 1945.

Here’s yet another example of Chinese postmarks for domestic mail, which I got from dropping a postcard in the postbox nearest to home in Shenzhen, Guangdong province (as a test for whether the weathered postbox was actually in use…which could be a practical concern as the number of postboxes is dwindling, at least in my city). The design is largely consistent with that of other places in China. Again, the stamp was canceled by a postmark denoting collection (收寄, shōujì) while another postmark of delivery (投递, tóudì) was added beside it. Not sure what exactly the number following the those service words means, perhaps referring to the number of the hand stamp?

5 Likes