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Quantico, VA, Marine Barracks duplex handstamp

Description:

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

Date:
December 24, 1952
Markings:
negative engraving "1" between horizontal lines (killer bars) in ovular shape on left; negative engraving "QUANTICO, VA. / [upside-down] 24 DEC / [upside-down] 530PM / 1952 / MARINE BARRACKS BR." in circular shape on right
Medium:
wood, metal
Dimensions:
Other (Height x Width x Length): 1 7/8 x 1 3/4 x 4 1/4 in. (4.76 x 4.45 x 10.8 cm)
Museum ID:
1999.2027.2
Place:
Virginia

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