@SAM_44 Yes, I just showed Bolivia yesterday, and if you scroll up to the first post by @ChristianJ, you will see the links to Chile and Brazil ones. I will search for my Peru and Argentina postmarks to show here
Not sure if this was posted, but figured out it was an interesting thing to post here.
When sending gotochi cards, you can have three different postmarks/cancellations.
I received a postcard with the last one (roller postmark) here:
I received one with two postmarks. One is the special local cancellation, and the other, is a regular postmark.
As to not ruin the card and the special cancellation, the regular one was attached with tape by the post office, as seen here:
The text says “authorized”. The tape was easy to remove and it didn’t damage the card.
Wow, that’s so considerate! Are cancellations always done by hand in Japan? Because here, it’s done automatically and of course machines don’t care about destroying a special cancellation.
is there any from some African countries (Zimbabwe, South Africa, ETC)
I haven’t seen machine ones yet in ones sent to me, that said, I know they have been used. They’re usually wavy lines.
I was digging through my old postcards and found some gems. I’m not sure which of these were already collected here, but maybe there’s something new around.
Received from Japan today, such a perfect cancellation that I just could not not share it.
I have an envelope posted from Myanmar somewhere if I can just remember where it is…
I always wondered how the cards from my local post office arrive to people, if they’re clear enough, or if the rubber is too old and becomes faded… Maybe I’ll do a little test one day…
so, today I visited the new philatelic shop in Cologne which magically moved from the city to the outskirts. The best thing I can say, the new souvenir cancel finally works and the people are very nice. Although there was a long row of people waiting after he was done cancelling 5 cards.
But it looks like this now (after years of just not having one I am very happy about it!)
To show the new cancel of my hometown:
Also this shop is quite a way from the city centre- I’ll go there if I fancy a nice long walk, maybe once or twice a week. All other cards will leave via the postbox a few hundred metres away, getting the standard cancellation.
Even when I worked for USPS getting something neatly cancelled was often an exercise in futility. The distribution center would sometimes just dump everything into the machine to be cancelled even if I tagged the bundle. And don’t even dare try to ask at the counter. You will almost always get a very very clear “NO!” but as I mentioned already it is a moot point. My office would hand cancel small amounts of letters on request but it seems we were the exception.
Bosnia & Herzegovina (Republika Srpska):
I found something else in my „travel memories“
Vietnam (blue ink):
and an additional cancellation from Zurich Airport, Switzerland: