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Quantico, VA, duplex handstamp

Description:

This handstamp was manufactured by Pitney Bowes, April 26, 1940. It was used by postal workers to postmark mail and authenticate reports.

Date:
December 31, 1957
Markings:
negative engraving "1" between horizontal lines (killer bars) in ovular shape on left; negative engraving "QUANTICO / DEC 31 / 530PM / 1957 / VA." in circular shape on right; engraved "4 26 40" on inside of head
Medium:
wood, metal
Dimensions:
Other: 10.8 x 4.4 x 4.8cm (4 1/4 x 1 3/4 x 1 7/8in.)
Museum ID:
1999.2027.1
Place:
Virginia

  • side view of handstamp from Quantico, VA
  • face view of handstamp from Quantico, VA
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