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Canal Zone first day cancel handstamp

Description:

The Canal Zone Postal Service (CZPS) managed the transportation and distribution of mail within the U.S. Canal Zone. It also issued postage stamps. This "first day of issue" rubber postmarking device was used for a new issue on April 19, 1976. The CZPS ended on September 30, 1979. Imprints of this device are known on covers. It was used for the booklet pane of the Dredge Cascadas and is listed in the Scott Specialized Catalog under #163a.

The device was used at the Balboa first day ceremony to postmark envelopes bearing the newly-issued stamp. It is typical in design and construction to "first day of issue" postmarkers used in the U.S.

Date:
April 19, 1976
Markings:
literal: BALBOA / APR 19 / A.M. / 1976 / C.Z. / FIRST DAY OF ISSUE
Dimensions:
2 x 3.25 x 3.5 in (5.08 x 8.26 x 8.89 cm)
Museum ID:
1987.0236.2508
Place:
Canal Zone (U.S. government reservation; PANAMA)

  • Handstamp, BALBOA / APR 19 / A.M. / 1976 / C.Z. / FIRST DAY OF ISSUE
  • Handstamp, BALBOA / APR 19 / A.M. / 1976 / C.Z. / FIRST DAY OF ISSUE
  • Handstamp, BALBOA / APR 19 / A.M. / 1976 / C.Z. / FIRST DAY OF ISSUE
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