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Branford, Connecticut, pictorial postmark handstamp

Description:

This Branford Festival pictorial postmark was used June 14, 1988.

Pictorial postmarks are often used to celebrate a local history event or festival. The proposed design is submitted to the U.S. Postal Service for approval. If approved, event organizers create the rubber postmarking handstamp and establish a special philatelic station at the event. Most events last only one day, so the postmarking device does not have slots for changeable month, date, and year type.

Date:
June 14, 1988
Markings:
BRANFORD FESTIVAL / 2ND / BRANFORD CT / JUNE / 14 / 1988 / 06405
Medium:
wood; rubber
Dimensions:
3.25 x 1.25 x 3 in (8.3 x 3.2 x 7.6 cm)
Museum ID:
1990.0300.6
Place:
Connecticut

Additional Records
  • Auxiliary handstamp, PAID
  • Auxiliary handstamp, PAID
  • Auxiliary handstamp, PASSED BY NAVAL CENSOR
  • Auxiliary handstamp, POSTAGE DUE
  • Auxiliary handstamp, PRIORITY MAIL
  • Auxiliary handstamp, REFUSED
  • Auxiliary handstamp, SPECIAL DELIVERY
  • Auxiliary handstamp, TO AVOID DELAY IN DELIVERY OF YOUR MAIL...
  • Auxiliary handstamp, UNDELIVERABLE AS ADDRESSED
  • Auxiliary handstamp, UNKNOWN
  • Auxiliary handstamp, UNKNOWN
  • Branford, Connecticut, pictorial postmark handstamp
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