Friday, October 1, 2010

Postcard Friendship Friday - need help with IDing cancellation

I need help with this postmark.  I think it reads Dicksons Cross Roads.  1880!  I found an old list of post offices in Tennessee and found Dicksons Crossings,  but what I am trying to figure out the two letters at the bottom..  It looks like a T.N. but have never seen that abbreviation.  It was mailed to Louisiana...could it be L.A. Nothing like a good mystery.  Happy PFF and go to http://thebestheartsarecrunchy.blogspot.com/ for more.

11 comments:

Shaunna said...

TN is (or was) an abbreviation for Tennessee... Maybe that's it?

Snap said...

I like a good mystery. Good hunting. Happy PFF!

Dorincard said...

Cool! I have only a handful (5?) of postcards before 1946. :(

Irene said...

What a lovely old card.

MuseSwings said...

It looks like LA, but as you said, it's not clear enough to be sure about that.

Christine H. said...

Also looks like LA to me!

Bob of Holland said...

My guess, TN. Happy PFF.

Carole said...

Definitely looks like L.A. to me. And there is a Dickson (or Dixon) Louisiana.

A little google research mentioned that spellings could have been changed, as often happened in those days. So Dickson could be Dixon or vice versa.

Cool card at any rate.

Lyneen said...

What a great research project... my postcards take me on some wonderful journeys. I to wonder where they come from or where they go. Good Luck

I just posted a potato post card for a post not related to PPF and wonder about the postmark on it.

Happy PFF!

Sheila said...

I can't help shed any further light on your mystery, I'm afraid, but it's very interesting.

Beth Niquette said...

Could it be Jackson, Tennessee? I wonder. What an interesting mystery! I see you are a detail person--that's cool.

Let us know what you find!

Happy PFF!

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