Friday, February 11, 2011

Postal History Cover Early 1869 envelope PFF

A little  late in writing for postcard Friendship Friday. This is a cover which I found in my collection that has an unusual locomotive stamp. The killer target (what cancel is called on stamp) covers the image of the train.
US 3 cent Locomotive Postage Stamp of 1869  So Happy Postcard Friendship Friday.

Thank Beth for PFF http://thebestheartsarecrunchy.blogspot.com/

9 comments:

Bob of Holland said...

The killer target - interesting expression. Thanks for sharing it. Happy PFF.

MrCachet said...

Your cover for Tuesday last intrigues me - can you identify the killer? It looks to be a handcut (like the Running Chicken), but I can't tell.

Joy said...

They were often 'enthusiastic' in their franking in the early days. I think your killer target expression sums it up so well.

viridian said...

I know little about stamps - I just amass them. So 1869 sounds so early to me.

papel1 said...

Actually I think its just called a killer marking cancellation and the style is a target with 3 concentric rings. I think it is hand carved. If you are an early stamp collector just collecting these killer marks (it kills the stamp so can not be used again) is a hobby. I have a book on this so will have to write more on this obscure topic.

MuseSwings said...

Thank you for sharing this wonderful old card and the killer expression.

Tete said...

Great post. I am learning so much through this blog party every week. Thanks for sharing.
Tete

Sheila said...

It's a shame the cancellation was so heavy.

papel1 said...

I know to get clean cancellations is hard, and as I sell on ebay the clearer the better!

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