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The Auxiliary Markings Club - Full Auxiliary Markings Record

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bits of postal history - either as a primary interest (e.g. pointing fingers) or as adjunct (e.g. part of Prexie Postal History).

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The current Auxiliary Markings Record was compiled by Nancy Clark and Thomas Fortunato and is copyright (C) 2005-2013 by
the Auxiliary Markings Club. We know that many more markings exist, please email scans of any additional markings or corrections to:
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ALPHABETICAL Listings by marking text

For ease of access, the new trial ALPHABETICAL Auxiliary Markings Record (Excel format download) (and also in
Adobe PDF format download) shows the first 7 columns in alphabetical order by marking text.

BRIEF Listings

The BRIEF Auxiliary Markings Record (links to another web page) and also in an Adobe PDF format download show only
the Type code, the Auxiliary Marking Description assigned to the marking, and the Image (when available).

FULL Listings (in categorical order)

The FULL Auxiliary Markings Record (below) has 14 columns of information.
  • 1 identifies the Type code assigned to the marking
  • 2 Auxiliary Marking Description, is the text on (or description of) the marking
  • 3 is the marking's Country of origin.
  • 4 and 5 are the Earliest Known Use (EKU) and Latest Known Use (LKU) dates for the marking.
  • 6 is the Color of the marking.
  • 7 is the Type of application used for the marking.
  • 8 is the Serif / Sans Serif font of the marking.
  • 9 is the Right or Left direction of the pointing hand (if present) on the marking.
  • 10 and 11 are the From (origin) and To (destination) cities on the envelope.
  • 12 is Notes about the marking
  • 13 is the Reporter of the marking
  • 14 is the Image (if any) of the marking scanned at 100 dots per inch. Click on the image to view the high resolution scan scanned at 300 dots per inch. The top row of the table shows a one inch ruler for size reference (unless the image is noted as being at another scale).


Scroll the web page to the right to see additional columns of data including scanned images.

  Auxiliary Markings Record                       © 2005 by Auxiliary Markings Club
Type Auxiliary Marking Description Country Date/EKU LKU Color Type Serif/SanS R/L Hand From To Notes Reported by File
BCCO Bar Code Correction Markings                       marking
BCCO solid wide bar USA 12/30/1992   Black Spray     Rochester, NY   w/finger Authorized time for /has Expired From Bellmore, NY Tom Fortunato  
BCCO XIXI INCORRECT ZIP/BARCODE IXIX/PROCESS MANUALLY USA 12/30/1994   Black Spray     Brockton, MA   w/finger RETURNED TO SENDER/ UNDELIVERABLE AS ADDRESSED Tom Fortunato  
BCCO 14615-2022 09 USA     Label Spray     South Africa     Tom Fortunato  
                           
                           
BCSL Bar Code Slogans/Sprayed On Markings                        
BCSL 62 HAPPY HOLIDAYS USA 12/9/1992   Black Spray     Bronx, NY     Tom Fortunato  
BCSL AMERICA'S #1 CITY ROCHESTER MN 1 USA 10/2/1993   Black Spray     Rochester, MN     Tom Fortunato  
BCSL FOSTER PARENTS ARE GREAT: SHV OCR#1 08/01/1995/ 12:28 USA 7/19/1995   Black Spray     St Louis, MO     Tom Fortunato  
BCSL GO STEELERS 152 01/25/96 (time) ISS (1 or 2) USA 1/25/1996   Black Spray     Pittsburgh, NY   have duplicates Tom Fortunato  
BCSL "HAPPY HOLIDAYS" AVL 280 12/08/94 PM USA 12/8/1994   Black Spray     Asheville, NC     Tom Fortunato  
BCSL HAPPY HOLIDAYS    BUF NY 142 12/09/95 05:09 OCR#189 1 USA 12/9/1995   Black Spray     Buffalo, NY     Tom Fortunato  
BCSL HAPPY HOLIDAYS BUF NY 142 12/13/95 06:57 OCR#400-1 USA 12/13/1995   Black Spray     Rochester, NY     Tom Fortunato  
BCSL HAPPY NEW YEAR!! RP&DF OCR1 109 12/29/97 PM USA 12/29/1987   Black Spray     ?     Tom Fortunato  
BCSL "HELP SCOUTING FOR FOOD "  152 04/25/00 15:06 ISS 5 USA 3/1/2000   Black Spray     State College, PA   sent to NZ, returned as no longer there w/other markings Tom Fortunato  
BCSL "HELP SCOUTING FOR FOOD "  152 04/03/01 1x…ISS 5 USA 4/3/2001   Black Spray     Pittsburgh, PA     Tom Fortunato  
BCSL KIDS JAMBALAYA JUBILEE SHV OCR#1 06/29/95 14:28 USA 6/26/1995   Black Spray     Southeastern, PA     Tom Fortunato  
BCSL LETTER CARRIER FOOD DRIVE JUNE 6-11 94' USA 6/1/1994   Black Spray     Rochester, NY   have duplicates Tom Fortunato  
BCSL MAIL EARLY FOR CHRISTMAS! ! !   USPS  WIL DE 12/11/93 OCR 21 USA 12/11/1993   Black Spray     Wilmington, DE     Tom Fortunato  
BCSL MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM DAYTON, OH 454 PM 12/20/94 OCR#13 USA 12/20/1994   Black Spray     Dayton, OH     Tom Fortunato  
BCSL PHIPPS WINTER FLOWER SHOW 152 12/14/00 12:02 ISS 3 USA 12/14/2000   Black Spray     PGH, PA     Tom Fortunato  
BCSL ROC NY 146 17:41 12/11/92 #3 HAPPY HOLIDAYS  USA 12/11/1992   Black Spray     Rochester, NY     Tom Fortunato  
BCSL SEASON'S GREETINGS 12/14/95 LOU #5 USA 12/14/1995   Black Spray     Louisville, KY     Tom Fortunato  
BCSL SEE YOU AT SAFETY EXPO SHV OCR#1 02/24/95 15:42 USA 2/21/1995   Black Spray     Garden City, NY     Tom Fortunato  
BCSL "WE DELIVER" CHICAGO, IL 60607 11/03/94 22:45 #10 USA 11/3/1994   Black Spray     Chicago, IL     Tom Fortunato  
BCSL HAPPY HOLIDAY BONS VOEUX Canada 12/1/1995   Black Spray     Toronto, ON   Canadian marking Tom Fortunato  
BCSL Literacy/Alphabetization Canada 9/5/2001   Black Spray     London, ON   Canadian marking Tom Fortunato  
                           
                           
BCSL-R Bar Code Slogans/Sprayed On Markings- Return to Sender                        
BCSL-R RETURN TO SENDER * FOR REASONS SHOWN USA 3/15/2004   Red Spray SS   IL GA   Nancy Clark marking
BCSL-R RETURN TO SENDER-FOR REASONS SHOWN USA 9/9/2003   Red Spray SS   SC GA yellow sticker, FORWAR TIME EXP  RTN TO SEND Nancy Clark marking
BCSL-R RETURN TO SENDER FOR REASON SHOWN USA 9/4/2003   Red Spray SS   SC FL yellow sticker, BOX CLOSED/RETURN TO SENDER Nancy Clark marking
BCSL-R RETURN TO SENDER - ATTEMPTED NOT KNOWN USA 6/25/1905   Red Spray SS   SC GA   Nancy Clark marking
BCSL-R RETURN TO SENDER/ATTEMPTED NOT KNOWN USA 5/24/2002   Black Spray SS   NJ FL   Nancy Clark marking
BCSL-R [RETURN TO ] SENDER * UNDELIVERABLE AS ADDRESSED USA 9/3/2003   Red Spray SS   SC GA   Nancy Clark marking
BCSL-R [RETURN TO SENDER - UNDELI]VERABLE AS ADDRESSED USA 12/3/2005   Red Spray SS       manuscript "Forward Expired" Nancy Clark marking
BCSL-R RETURN TO SENDER - UNDELIVERABLE AS ADDRESSED USA 9/3/2003   Red Spray SS   SC GA   Nancy Clark marking
BCSL-R RETURN TO SENDER/UNABLE TO FORWARD USA 5/6/2002   Red Spray SS   NJ FL ms "NDA/ 1944 ROE" Nancy Clark marking
BCSL-R ###RETURN TO SENDER/UNABLE TO FORWARD### USA 11/11/2003   Red Spray SS   14304 33063 with yellow sticker, MOVED LEFT NO ADDRESS/UNABLE TO FORWARD/ RETURN TO SENDER Nancy Clark marking
BCSL-R RTN TO SENDER/FOR REASON SHOWN USA 9/3/2003   Red Spray SS   SC GA with white sticker, red printing, UNABLE TO FORWARD Nancy Clark marking
BCSL-R RTRN TO SNDR - unable to forward USA 8/23/2003   Black Spray SS   GA TN   Nancy Clark marking
BCSL-R RTS ATEMPTED NOT KNOWN USA 11/24/2004   Black Spray SS   RI MA   Nancy Clark marking
BCSL-R < - RETURN TO SENDER-NO SUCH #/STREET USA 5/30/2002   Black Spray SS   MD MA ms "NSN" Nancy Clark marking
BCSL-R RETURN TO SENDER: ATTEMPTED NOT KNOWN USA 7/22/2004   Black Spray SS   14304 1852 Manuscript "Name Not Known" and handstsamped right handstamp Nancy Clark marking
BCSL-R RETURN TO SENDER/ATTEMPTED NOT KNOWN* USA 8/13/2004   Red Spray SS   14304   with right hand handstamp "ATTEMPTED NOT KNOWN" checked Nancy Clark marking
BCSL-R RETURN TO SENDER<< >>FOR REASON SHOWN USA 7/26/2004   Red Spray SS   14304 1852 Manuscript "Deceased" Nancy Clark marking
BCSL-R <- RETURN TO SENDER-UNDEL AS ADDRESSED USA 8/24/2004   Black Spray SS   14304 1853 with RETURN TO SENDER handstamp Nancy Clark marking
BCSL-R <-- RETURN TO SENDER  <-- USA 8/5/2004   Black Spray SS   14304 1853 Manuscript "DECEASED" Nancy Clark marking
BCSL-R >>>RTN TO SENDER=FOR REASON SHOWN-092004 USA 8/24/2004   Red Spray SS   14304 1853 with right hand handstamp "NOT DELIVERABLE AS ADDRESSED" and "NOT IN /  HOUSING" Nancy Clark marking
BCSL-R RTN  TO  SENDER  UNDELIVERABLE AS ADDRESSED USA 7/22/2004   Black Spray SS   14304 West Palm Beach, FL with label "NO FORWARD ORDER ON FILE" Nancy Clark marking
                           
                           
CUSTOM Customs Markings                        
CUSTOMS COLLECT 33 CENTS/CUSTOMS CLEARANCE/AND DELIVERY FEES USA 8/12/1960?   Purple Handstamp     Mexico   on piece Tom Fortunato  
CUSTOMS EXAMINED BY/U. S. CUSTOMS/BOSTON, MASS./DUTY TO BE COLLECTED (w/COLLECT 33 CENTS/CUSTOMS CLEARANCE…) USA 8/8/1965   Purple Handstamp     Rome, Italy   on registered canvas bag Tom Fortunato  
CUSTOMS EXAMINED/PASSED/PORT OF/NEW YORK/Mr 25 '55/VB USA 3/17/1955   Purple Handstamp     Prague,Czechoslovakia   w/stamp show label Tom Fortunato  
CUSTOMS LETTER PACKET/COLLECT TEN CENTS (with U. S. CUSTOMS/PASSED A. A. G./Port of NEW YORK) USA ?/?/51   Purple Handstamp     Italy     Tom Fortunato  
CUSTOMS LETTER PACKET/COLLECT TEN CENTS (with PASSED FREE/DETROIT, MICH./U. S.  CUSTOMS) USA 2/14/1941   Purple Handstamp     Australia     Tom Fortunato  
CUSTOMS OPENED BY U. S. CUSTOMS/FOR TARIFF PURPOSES ONLY/NEWARK/PASSED FREE USA 12/12/1976   Purple Handstamp     West Berlin, Germany     Tom Fortunato  
CUSTOMS PA…/U. S. CUSTOMS…/AR (in box) USA 4/10/1958   Purple Handstamp     Baghdad, Iraq   on tag to Schenectady, NY Tom Fortunato  
CUSTOMS PASSED FREE/CUSTOMS AT NEW YORK/MAR 10 1956/428 USA ?   Purple Handstamp     Grand Bow, Great Britain   pn registered envelope Tom Fortunato  
CUSTOMS PASSED FREE/Detroit, Michigan/U. S. Customs USA 3/17/1947?   Purple Handstamp     APO   on piece Tom Fortunato  
CUSTOMS PASSED FREE OF DUTY/X/CUSTOMS HOUSE/BUFFALO, NY (in circle) USA 1/29/1938   Purple Handstamp     Berlin, Germany     Tom Fortunato  
CUSTOMS PASSED FREE/U. S. CUSTOMS/CHICAGO P. O. USA 1/31/1952   Purple Handstamp     Geneva, Switzerland   on registered envelope Tom Fortunato  
CUSTOMS PASSED FREE/U. S. CUSTOMS-MILWAUKEE USA 10/15/1927   Purple Handstamp     Oslo, Norway   registered envelope  Tom Fortunato  
CUSTOMS PASSED FREE/U. S. Customs/at/Pittsburgh, Pa. (in circle) USA     Purple Handstamp     New Delhi, India   on registered book post mailing label Tom Fortunato  
CUSTOMS Supposed Liable to Customs Duty USA 5/2/1931   Purple Handstamp     Guadalajara, Mexico     Tom Fortunato  
CUSTOMS SEALED ARTICLE./SECURE OWNER'S/PERMISSION TO/OPEN. USA 1/2/1935   Purple Handstamp     Luzern, Switzerland   w/collect 10c customs, 1st notice, passed free of duty mkgs Tom Fortunato  
CUSTOMS Supposed Liable to customs duty (with PASSED FREE/U.S. CUSTOMS/No. 4/S. F. CALIF. In box) USA 6/17/1961   Purple Handstamp     Madrid, Spain   w/CERTIFICADO and philatelic service Spanish cancel Tom Fortunato  
CUSTOMS U.S. CUSTOMS/PASSED FREE/BUFFALO, N.Y. (in diamond) USA 11/22/1989   Purple Handstamp     Shanghai, China   w/ small diamond customs mark from Oakland, CA Tom Fortunato  
CUSTOMS U.S. CUSTOMS/PASSED FREE/BUFFALO, N.Y. (in diamond) USA 4/15/1991   Purple Handstamp     Calgary, Canada     Tom Fortunato  
CUSTOMS U.S. CUSTOMS/PASSED FREE/Port of New York & Forwarded & Advise correspondents or/publishers of your/correct address USA 10/2/1958   Purple Handstamp     Bern, Switzerland   w/ Second Notice. No Reply/To First Notice Mailed___ Tom Fortunato  
                           
                           
DAMAG Damaged                        
DAMAG Post Office, New York, N.Y./Febry 23 st 1989./This piece of mail was damages/by accident while in transit through/the pneumatic Tube this… USA 2/23/1898   Label Label     New York, NY   slip of paper sent with accompanying letter (don't have letter) 1.75x3 7/8 in Tom Fortunato  
DAMAG Damaged by cancelling machine. USA 7/7/1932   Purple Handstamp     Woonsocket, RI   registered envelope Tom Fortunato  
DAMAG Damaged by Cancelling Machine USA 12/11/1941   Purple Handstamp S   Wellsville, OH Columbus, OH official seal signed "Bell" Nancy Clark marking
DAMAG DAMAGED BY CANCELLING MACHINE USA 3/16/1974   Purple Handstamp     USPS, CA     Tom Fortunato  
DAMAG DAMAGED BY CANCELLING MACHINE USA 3/11/1976   Black Handstamp     Raritan, NJ     Tom Fortunato  
DAMAG Damaged by cancelling machine/MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. USA 9/16/1927   Purple Handstamp     Middletown, NY     Tom Fortunato  
DAMAG DAMAGED BY FLOOD USA 4/13/1945   Purple Handstamp     Dallas, TX   to New York City Tom Fortunato  
DAMAG Damaged by Rain, Postage O.K./Los Angeles, Calif. USA 2/15/1962   Purple Handstamp     Whittier, CA   w/separate Postage O.K. mark Tom Fortunato  
DAMAG DAMAGED BY VANDALISM USA 9/27/1990   Red Handstamp     Buffalo, NY     Tom Fortunato  
DAMAG DAMAGED BY WATER USA unc- 1998?   Red Handstamp         marked twice Tom Fortunato  
DAMAG DAMAGED BY WATER (in box) USA 4/22/2003   Black Handstamp     Guthrie, OK   in USPS official envelope w/commemorative cancel Tom Fortunato  
DAMAG DAMAGED BY WATER  POSTAGE O.K. (in box) USA 12/23/1967   Purple Handstamp     Alton, IL   aux. In box Tom Fortunato  
DAMAG DAMAGED BY WATER /POSTAGE PAID USA no postmark   Purple Handstamp     Cooperas Cove, KS   doesn't look damaged Tom Fortunato  
DAMAG DAMAGED/DELAYED/in Handling/US Postal Service & Deposited in Antarctica & ATTEMPTED NOT KNOWN (finger) USA 8/7/1992   Purple Handstamp     Cumberland, MD   w/ 2 Antarctica cachets Tom Fortunato  
DAMAG DAMAGE DUE TO VANDALISM USA 1995?   Red Handstamp     Flushing, NY   with slight damage at top openung Tom Fortunato  
DAMAG DAMAGED IN AIR CRASH / NOV. 29, 1949 / DALLAS, TEXAS USA 12/1/1949   Purple handstamp SS R   New York, NY Dallas TX postmark 12/1/1949. VIA AIR MAILand right hand with RETURNED TO SENDER handstamp too Nancy Clark marking
DAMAG DAMAGED IN HANDLING/AT WILM., DE POST OFFICE  USA 8/?/75   Black Handstamp           Tom Fortunato  
DAMAG DAMAGED IN HANDLING/IBY THE POSTAL SERVICE/PLEASE ACCEPT OUR APOLOGY. USA 8/1/1991   Purple Handstamp     Little Rock, AR     Tom Fortunato  
DAMAG DAMAGED IN HANDLING/IN THE POSTAL SERVICE USA 3/26/1964   Purple Handstamp     New York, NY   from train wreck in Philadelphia 3/27 w/newspaper article Tom Fortunato  
DAMAG DAMAGED IN HANDLING/IN THE POSTAL SERVICE USA ?/?/74   Purple Handstamp     Bellflower, CA   all over black smearing with Skylab stamp Tom Fortunato  
DAMAG DAMAGED IN HANDLING/IN THE POSTAL SERVICE USA 2/28/1989   Red Handstamp     Buffalo, NY Nixie     Tom Fortunato  
DAMAG DAMAGED IN HANDLING/IN THE POSTAL SERVICE USA 6/?/80   Red Handstamp     Papua New Guinea     Tom Fortunato  
DAMAG DAMAGED IN HANDLING/IN THE POSTAL SERVICE USA 9/16/1985   Red Handstamp     Baltimore, MD     Tom Fortunato  
DAMAG DAMAGED IN HANDLING/IN THE POSTAL SERVICE USA 3/6/1993   Red Handstamp     Salinas, CA   w/RETURNED FOR POSTAGE mark Tom Fortunato  
DAMAG DAMAGED IN HANDLING / IN THE POSTAL SERVICE / PLEASE ACCEPT OUR APOLOGY USA 9/26/1989   Black handstamp SS     Bedford, MA   Nancy Clark marking
DAMAG Damaged in Handling/In The Postal Service/Please Accept Our Apology  USA 5/19/1993   Black Handstamp     Hackensack, NJ     Tom Fortunato  
DAMAG "Damaged in handling/Please Accept Our Apology"  USA 11/7/1980   Red Handstamp     Rock Island, IL     Tom Fortunato  
DAMAG DAMAGED IN HANDLING/PLEASE ACCEPT OUR APOLOGIES/U.S. POSTAL SERVICE/SAINT PAUL, MN 55101 USA 3/8/1988   Red Handstamp         Ellijay, GA to Rochester, NY Tom Fortunato  
DAMAG DAMAGED IN HANDLING/PLEASE ACCEPT OUR APOLOGIES/U.S. POSTAL SERVICES/LUFKIN, TX 75901-9998 USA 1/30/2001   Black Handstamp         Soledad, CA to Lufkin, TX w/RECEIVED UNSEAED mark Tom Fortunato  
DAMAG Damaged in High Speed/Cancelling Equipment/Please Accept Our/Apology, Alhambra GMF 91715 USA 6/16/1994   Black Handstamp     Industry, CA,     Tom Fortunato  
DAMAG Damaged in High Speed/Cancelling Equipment/Please Accept Our/Apology, Alhambra GMF 91715 USA none   Red Handstamp         business reply piece Tom Fortunato  
DAMAG Damaged in Plane Crash/at Park City, Ut. 3-11-28/C.F. Dulton PO USA 3/9/1929   Purple Handstamp           Tom Fortunato  
DAMAG HANDSTAMPED-REWRAP (in cancel) USA 1/6/1995   Black Handstamp     Rochester, NY     Tom Fortunato  
DAMAG Post Office/New York 1, N. Y./…damaged by water/during a storm encountered at sea by the "S.S. Liberte"/…arrived…September 12, 1950 USA 9/2/1950   Label Label     Boston, MA   airmail first flight Boston to Cologne, Germany Tom Fortunato  
DAMAG POSTAGE O.K. RECEIVED/IN WET CONDITION AT/GENERALPOST OFFICE/BRONX, NEW YORK 10451  USA 3/21/1980   Purple Handstamp     Bronx, NY   to IN- dropped in snow? Tom Fortunato  
DAMAG POSTAGE PAID/STAMP REMOVED IN/CANCELLING PROCESS USA 9/26/1983   Purple Handstamp     New City, NY     Tom Fortunato  
DAMAG POSTAGE STAMP DETATCHED/BY CANCELLING MACHINE USA 11/14/1988   Purple Handstamp     New York, NY   stamp taped in place Tom Fortunato  
DAMAG Received in bad condition USA 5/7/19??   Red Handstamp     Philadelphia, PA   on front of YMCA corner card, special delivery Tom Fortunato  
DAMAG Received in bad condition at ____ USA 12/2/1941   Purple Handstamp S   Athens, OH New York, NY forwarded to Columbus, OH. Initialed official seal Nancy Clark marking
DAMAG RECEIVED IN BAD CONDITION/AT/(N.Y.P.O. - G.C. Sta. Div. of Mails.) USA 12/10/1924   Purple Handstamp SS   NY NY official seals and red "Found in ordinary mail" handstamp on registered envelope Nancy Clark marking
DAMAG Rec'd in bad order at/Cleveland, Ohio - City Div. USA 11/17/1953   Purple Handstamp     El Salvador   w/company receiving mark Tom Fortunato  
DAMAG Received in damaged condition USA 12/6/1994   Red Handstamp     Egypt   damage crossed out Tom Fortunato  
DAMAG Received in damaged condition USA ?   Red Handstamp     Nigeria   with official seal, T to pay Tom Fortunato  
DAMAG Received in Damaged Condition/At United States Postal Service/Airport Mail Facility/J.F.K., N.Y. 11430-9205  USA     Black Handstamp     Nigeria     Tom Fortunato  
DAMAG Received Unsealed at ___ USA 7/6/1987   Red Handstamp     Arlington, TX   with Fort Worth, TX Jack D. Watson GMF USPS circular postmark 7/7/87 Tom Fortunato  
DAMAG Received Unsealed at ___/WEST RIDGE STATION/ROCHESTER, NEW YORK 14615 USA ?   Red Handstamp     Zimbabwe   with official seal Tom Fortunato  
DAMAG Received Unsealed at/Grand Rapids, MI 49501 USA 1/31/1986   Red Handstamp     Grand Rapids, MI     Tom Fortunato  
DAMAG RECEIVED UNSEALED AT/HOUSTON, TEXAS USA 1/23/1976   Red Handstamp     US Postal Service, TX     Tom Fortunato  
DAMAG Received Unsealed at/Pittsford, New York 14534 USA 10/8/1985   Red Handstamp     Hong Kong     Tom Fortunato  
DAMAG RECEIVED UNSEALED/AT SANTA ANA CA GMF USA 10/1/?   Red Handstamp     Santa Ana, CA     Tom Fortunato  
DAMAG RECEIVED UNSEALED/AT SYRACUSE, NY USA 2/10/1994   Black Handstamp     Buffalo, NY     Tom Fortunato  
DAMAG Received without contents USA 1/3/1992   Black Handstamp     Buffalo, NY Nixie   on HUD official envelope Tom Fortunato  
DAMAG Received without contents at USA 12/18/1985   Purple Handstamp     Czechoslovakia     Tom Fortunato  
DAMAG Received without contents at ___ USA 7/17/1929   Purple Handstamp     Perry, NY   on FDC of Sullivan stamp Tom Fortunato  
DAMAG RECEIVED WITHOUT POSTMARK USA ?/?/1928   Purple Handstamp     ?   damaged envelope, manuscript date July 11, 1928 Tom Fortunato  
DAMAG REWRAPPED AT BUFFALO, NY USA       Tape     Buffalo, NY     Tom Fortunato  
DAMAG REWRAPPED AT BUFFALO/NEW YORK, 14240, TOUR III USA 3/21/1985   Red Handstamp     Franklin, NY   on piece Tom Fortunato  
DAMAG REWRAPPED AT BUFFALO/NEW YORK, 14240, TOUR III USA 3/19/1989   Red Handstamp     Calhoun, GA   on piece w/ POSTAGE DUE ___  15 cents marked Tom Fortunato  
DAMAG REWRAPPED AT/PITTSBURGH BULK MAIL/CENTER/"WE CARE" USA     Black Handstamp         just the marking on a corregated box piece Tom Fortunato  
DAMAG Soiled in POST OFFICE/by having furnace/trouble USA 3/1/1972   Purple Handstamp     McMurdo, Antarctica     Tom Fortunato  
DAMAG STAMPS LOST IN THE/POSTAL SERVICE/POSTAGE O.K. USA 2/21/1985   Purple Handstamp     Kansas City, MO?     Tom Fortunato  
DAMAG STAMPS LOST IN THE/POSTAL SERVICE/POSTAGE O.K. USA 5/16/1985   Purple Handstamp     Kansas City, MO?   w/crossed out "RETURNED FOR POSTAGE" Tom Fortunato  
DAMAG Torn by Cancelling Machine at/Newburg Sta. , Cleveland, Ohio. USA 10/2/1942   Purple Handstamp     St…ville, MS   fre frank, Army school Tom Fortunato  
DAMAG WATER DAMAGED USA 9/27/1988   Purple Handstamp     Rock Island, IL     Tom Fortunato  
DAMAG burned envelope in USPS We Care envelope USA 10/9/2001     Envelope     Dayton, OH   34 cent postal envelope Tom Fortunato  
DAMAG assorted USPS body bags USA       Bag           Tom Fortunato  
                           
                           
DEAD Dead Letters                        
DEAD DEAD LETTER BRANCH USA 12/1/1948   Purple Handstamp     Detroit, MI     Tom Fortunato  
DEAD DEAD LETTER BRANCH USA 12/22/1940   Purple Handstamp     Scranton, PA   w/NOT IN DIRECTORY and Not for Ashley, Pa auxiliaries Tom Fortunato  
DEAD DEAD LETTER OFFICE/MINOR LETTER/Letter G, Vol. 70/No. USA 1/10/1904   Purple Handstamp     Seattle, WA   w/Advertised February 17, 1907 marking Tom Fortunato  
DEAD MAIL FROM THE DEAD LETTER BRANCH/MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE 380101: Postage Due 55c USA 8/?/79   Red Handstamp           Tom Fortunato  
DEAD OPENED IN THE DEAD LETTER OFFICE/SAN FRANCISCO, CA: 15c+40c Postage Due USA       Handstamp         also Returned for Postage Tom Fortunato  
DEAD Opened in the Dead Letter/Office, NY, NY 10001/Contained no return address/Forwarded Postage Due 33 c/(13c Postage+20c Handling Fee USA 7/21/1976   Purple Handstamp     Corning, NY   w/ Returned for Postage marking Tom Fortunato  
DEAD Opened in the Dead Letter/Office, Phila., PA 19104/Contained no return address/Forwarded Postage Due USA 12/6/1975   Red Handstamp     at sea   ARCO Heritage Steam Tanker (13c+10c due) Tom Fortunato  
DEAD TAKE OUT G. D. NO. 6 (in double ring cancel) USA 11/11/1953   Purple Handstamp     Vancouver   Seattle Take Out, was gen.del. to Radium Hot Springs, Can Tom Fortunato  
DEAD TAKE OUT/APR 23, 1923 (boxed) USA 4/7/1923   Purple Handstamp     Washington, DC   on PO dept. dead letter envelope (triangle) Tom Fortunato  
                           
                           
DELAY Delayed Mail                        
DELAY Advise Correspondant or /Publisher of Current Address USA 5/4/1990   Purple Handstamp     Secaucus, NJ     Tom Fortunato  
DELAY Advise Correspondant or /Publisher of Current Address USA 6/11/1999   Red Handstamp     Rochester, NY     Tom Fortunato  
DELAY Advise correspondents or/publishers of your/correct address USA 4/24/1958   Purple Handstamp     Belgian Congo     Tom Fortunato  
DELAY ADVISE CORRESPONDENTS OR/PUBLISHERS OF YOUR CORRECT ADDRESS USA 10/16/1991   Purple Handstamp     San Jose, CA   w/Forward Expired/Mesa, AZ finger Tom Fortunato  
DELAY Delayed because of/incorrect Zip USA 9/10/1999   Black Handstamp     Shrivesport, LA     Tom Fortunato  
DELAY DELAYED MAIL DUE TO / INCORRECT ZIP CODE USA 3/6/1987   Purple Handstamp SS   Hempstead, NY 7040 label with correction on window envelope Nancy Clark marking
DELAY DELAYED MAIL/Due to Improper/Mailing Address (with loop bar code obliteration) USA 4/12/1997   Red Handstamp     Leavenworth, WA     Tom Fortunato  
DELAY DELAY IN SERVICE/DUE TO ILLEGIBLE/ZIP CODE USA 5/14/1992   Purple Handstamp     Bulgaria (not cancelled)     Tom Fortunato  
DELAY Deliver delayed on account/of incorrect address USA ?/?/46?   Purple Handstamp     French Polynesia     Tom Fortunato  
DELAY DELIVERY DELAYED/BECAUSE OF INCORRECT ZIP CODE USA 2/17/1992   Red Handstamp     Ghana     Tom Fortunato  
DELAY Dispatched via train/to avoid delay. USA 9/14/1931   Purple Handstamp     Louisville, KY 6:30 AM   via Beechnut autogiro- Indianapolis-Louisville cancelled flight? Tom Fortunato  
DELAY Failed of delivery for want/of time. USA 10/1/1906   Blue Handstamp     Watsonville, CA     Tom Fortunato  
DELAY HI! HAPPY WE FOUND YOU/THIS ADDRESS ERROR WAS/DETECTED BY POSTAL SERVICE/PLEASE NOTIFY SENDER... USA 2/29/1992   Blue/Red Handstamp     Anaheim, CA   mailer postmark permit Tom Fortunato  
DELAY HI! HAPPY WE FOUND YOU/THIS ADDRESS ERROR WAS/DETECTED BY POSTAL SERVICE/PLEASE NOTIFY SENDER... USA 5/13/1992   Blue/Red Handstamp     Elmiraa, NY     Tom Fortunato  
DELAY Hi, HAPPY WE FOUND YOU/This Address error was/detected by your Postal/Service.  Please noticy the/sender of… USA 8/7/1998   Label Label     Kalamazoo, MI   on 32 cent holograph envelope Tom Fortunato  
DELAY Inadvertently left/on mail sack found/at Morgan Sta., N.Y.P.O USA 2/9/1952   Purple Handstamp     Zaragoza, Spain     Tom Fortunato  
DELAY INCORRECTLY ZIP CODED USA 10/1/1982   Purple Handstamp SS   Albuquerque, NM South Bend, IN   Nancy Clark marking
DELAY Mail delayed because wrong zip/code.  Please advise correspon-/dents. USA 1/20/1983   Purple Handstamp     Binghampton, NY     Tom Fortunato  
DELAY MAIL DELAYED DUE TO/INCORRECT ZIP CODE USA 9/2/1994   Red Handstamp     Detroit, MI     Tom Fortunato  
DELAY MAIL DELAYED DUE TO MISSING/OR INCORRECT ZIP CODE/CITY &/OR STATE NAME/PLEASE NOTIFY… USA 11/15/1994   Black Handstamp     Beaumont, TX     Tom Fortunato  
DELAY MAIL DELAYED/FROM BURGLARY/EUGENE P.O. 5-12-88 USA 5/4/1983   Purple Handstamp     Little Valley, NY     Tom Fortunato  
DELAY Mail delayed in/delivery due to/West Coast dock strike USA 7/15/1971   Purple Handstamp     Tokyo, Japan   100 day West Coast dock strike, ended Oct 4 Tom Fortunato  
DELAY No service on C A M. Rt. 21 this date./Mail trained    Houston, Texas USA 7/7/2028   Purple Handstamp     Houston, TX     Tom Fortunato  
DELAY PLEASE INCLUDE SUITE #/OR FIRM NAME AS PART/OF YOUR ADDRESS USA 5/21/1997   Red Handstamp     Detroit, MI     Tom Fortunato  
DELAY RETURNED TO SENDER/TURNED IN AS/MISDIRECTED/by Railway Mail Service/2nd DIV, N.Y.-I.S. (w/Do not use this envelo…) USA 10/22/1948   Purple Handstamp     Brant Beach, NY     Tom Fortunato  
DELAY THIS MAIL IS ADDRESSED INCORRECTLY/SOON YOUR MAIL WILL BE PROCESSED/BY COMPUTERS. TO AVOID/DELAY… USA 2/28/1994 7/7/1994 Blk/Neon Or label ss   Athens GA Lexington, GA USPS smiley face and Eagle "we care" label Nancy Clark marking
DELAY THIS MAIL WAS DELAYED DUE TO/INCORRECT ZIP CODE. PLEASE/NOTIFY YOUR CORRESPONDENTS OF/YOUR COR… USA 7/18/1992   Black Handstamp     Oakland, CA     Tom Fortunato  
DELAY To avoid delay in delivery have your Mail/addressed to correct Street and Number,/Zip Code, P.O. Box or General Delivery USA 7/16/1973   Purple Handstamp     USSR   to Spring Valley, CA Tom Fortunato  
DELAY TO INSURE PROMPT DELIVERY/ADVISE CORRESPONDENT OF/CORRECT ZIP CODE/ROCHESTER, NY 14623 USA 8/8/1985   Purple Handstamp     Buffalo, NY     Tom Fortunato  
DELAY TRAIN LATE/MAIL DELAYED (in oval) USA 3/1/1907   Black Handstamp     Aga..., Mexico   on postcard to Butte, Montana Tom Fortunato  
DELAY Undeliverable During Delivery Hours/Notice Left___ USA 7/10/1954   Purple Handstamp     Budapest, Hungary   registered cacheted letter with sports stamp Tom Fortunato  
DELAY YOUR MAIL DELAYED BECAUSE OF/WRONG ZIP USA 6/28/1986   Purple Handstamp     Albany, NY     Tom Fortunato  
DELAY YOUR MAIL was delayed due to [check box] USA 4/28/2003   Red/white Label SS   MD NJ WRONG BOX checked.  Nancy Clark marking
                           
                           
FINGR Fingers                        
  NOT DELIVERABLE/AS ADDRESSED,/UNABLE TO FORWARD USA 9/14/2004   Red handstamp SS R 14304   heavily shadowed hand with nails Nancy Clark marking
FINGR REASON FOR/NON-DELIVERY/CHECKED \RETURNED/TO/WRITER USA 11/30/1922   Purple Handstamp S & SS R MO MI boxed check box with hand in box too. UNCLAIMED checked Nancy Clark marking
FINGR RETURNED TO SENDER (with separate FORWARDING ORDER/EXPIRED marks) USA       Handstamp           Nancy Clark marking
FINGR RETURN TO SENDER/ATTEMPTED UNKNOWN/LONG POINT STATION/HOUSTON, TX 77055-9998 USA 9/21/2000   Black Handstamp     Rochester, NY     Tom Fortunato  
FINGR RETURN TO SENDER/CHANGE OF ADDRESS HAS EXPIRED USA 10/8/1987   Red Handstamp     Livonia, MI     Tom Fortunato  
FINGR RETURN TO SENDER/DO NOT REMAIL IN THIS ENVELOPE/_MOVED- LEFT NO ADDRESS/_ATTEMPTED-NOT KNOWN/… USA 6/21/1996   Label Label     Rochester, NY     Tom Fortunato  
FINGR RETURN TO/SENDER/FORWARDING ORDER/EXPIRED USA 9/8/1997   Black Handstamp SS R Atlanta, GA Danters, MA RETURNED/TO/SENDER inside hand. Button on cuff. Nails on digits Nancy Clark marking
FINGR RETURN TO SENDER/Moved, Left No Address/Attempted Not Known/No Such Number/Fwd, Order Expired USA 12/12/1990   Purple Handstamp     Rochester, NY   on football hologram envelope Tom Fortunato  
FINGR RETURN TO SENDER/NOT IN SHIPYARD/ADDRESS DIRECTORY,/REQUIRES CODE USA 6/1/1995   Purple Handstamp     Southeastern, PA     Tom Fortunato  
FINGR RETURN TO SENDER:/UNABLE TO FORWARD (in box) USA ?/1997   Black Handstamp     Rochester, NY     Tom Fortunato  
FINGR RETURN TO SENDER with UNDELIVERABLE/UNABLE/TO/FORWARD/AS ADDRESSED USA 7/27/2004   Red Machine SS R 14304 1853 hand pointing up, boxed UNDELIVERABLE / UNABLE / TO / FORWARD too Nancy Clark marking
FINGR RETURN TO SENDER /[10 line box, form LN055] USA 9/3/2003   Red Label SS R SC GA with RTN TO SENDER / FOR REASON… spray marking Nancy Clark marking
FINGR RETURN TO WRITER/NOT DELIVERABLE AS ADDRESSED/NO  ORDER ON FILE USA 12/17/1984   Purple Handstamp     Abu Dhabi, UAE     Tom Fortunato  
FINGR RETURNED TO SENDER/12 Month  Expired/Address Correction Provided USA indicia   Red Handstamp     Fairport, NY     Tom Fortunato  
FINGR Returned to Sender/Addressee Unknown USA 5/14/1979   Purple Handstamp     Genlis, France     Tom Fortunato  
FINGR RETURNED TO SENDER/ATTEMPTED NOT KNOWN USA 1/2/1988   Red Handstamp     Rochester, NY     Tom Fortunato  
FINGR RETURNED TO SENDER/ATTEMPTED NOT KNOWN (in framed box) USA 10/?/2001   Red Handstamp     Albany, NY   on postal card Tom Fortunato  
FINGR RETURNED TO SENDER/ATTEMPTED NOT KNOWN 55 1 20-23 USA 2/25/1997   Purple Handstamp     Buffalo, NY   w/label "NO  ORDER ON FILE…" Tom Fortunato  
FINGR RETURNED TO SENDER/ATTEMPTED NOT KNOWN/DO NOT USE ENVELOPE/OR WRAPPER AGAIN USA 6/1/1995   Purple Handstamp     Southeastern, PA     Tom Fortunato  
FINGR RETURNED TO SENDER/ATTEMPTED NOT KNOWN_/Insufficient Address_/Mooved, left no address_/No such number_str… USA 6/5/1987   Red Handstamp     Livonia, MI     Tom Fortunato  
  RETURNED TO SENDER/ ATTEMPTED NOT KNOWN (checked off) /NO SUCH NUMBER USA 8/13/2004   Red handstamp SS   14304   with "RETURN TO SENDER/ATTEMPTED NOT KNOWN" spray Nancy Clark marking
FINGR RETURNED TO SENDER/ATTEMPTED- NOT KNOWN/NO SUCH NUMBER/REFUSED//RTE #___ CARR. INITS__ USA 6/16/1987   Purple Handstamp     Livonia, MI     Tom Fortunato  
  RETURNED TO SENDER/ATTEMPTED NOT KNOWN/NO SUCH NUMBER/ROUTE NO./CARR/INITIALS/DATE USA 7/22/2004   Purple handstamp SS   14304 1852 with spray "ATTEMPTED NOT KNOWN" Nancy Clark marking
FINGR RETURNED TO SENDER/_Attempted not known/_No such Person Number Bus./Insufficient//x Vacant Refused Unclaimed… USA 9/1//1997   Purple Handstamp     Latvia   returned backstamped 10/7/1997 Tom Fortunato  
FINGR RETURNED TO SENDER/AUTHORIZED TIME FOR/ HAS EXPIRED/MOVED OVER 1 YEAR/ATHENS, GA 30604 USA 6/26/1995   Red Handstamp     Southeastern, PA     Tom Fortunato  
FINGR RETURNED TO SENDER (on finger): DECEASED USA 11/4/2004   Black Handstamp SS R MA Puerto Rico shirt cuff, button on jacket cuff, fingernails Nancy Clark marking
FINGR RETURNED TO SENDER/ FORWARDING ORDER/EXPIRED USA 2/14/1994   magenta Handstamp SS R North Metro, GA Gaithersburg, MD RETURNED/TO/SENDER inside hand. Button on cuff. Nails on digits Nancy Clark marking
FINGR RETURNED TO SENDER/ ORDER EXPIRED/NILES, OH 44446 USA ?/?/85   Purple Handstamp           Tom Fortunato  
FINGR RETURNED TO SENDER/GMF DEL/MOVED, NOT FORWARDABLE USA not dtated   Purple Handstamp     Myrtle Beach, SC   on preprinted Golf Holiday cachet Tom Fortunato  
FINGR RETURN/TO/SENDER/INSUFFICIENT ADDRESS USA 9/8/1997   Red Handstamp SS L Atlanta, GA Tuscon, AZ no writing inside hand. Large pointing digit Nancy Clark marking
FINGR RETURNED TO SENDERr/Insufficient Address USA 10/23/1987   Purple Handstamp     Livonia, MI     Tom Fortunato  
FINGR RETURNED TO SENDER: INSUFFICIENT ADDRESS USA 2/14/1994   Black Handstamp SS R North Metro, GA Boca Raton, FL RETURNED/TO/SENDER inside hand. Button on cuff. Nails on digits Nancy Clark marking
FINGR RETURNED TO SENDER/INSUFFICIENT ADDRESS/ATHENS, GA. USA 2/23/1994   Red Handstamp SS R North Metro, GA Athens, GA Cuff with bulls eye button. RETRUNED TO SENDER inside hand Nancy Clark marking
FINGR RETURNED TO SENDER/INSUFFICIENT ADDRESS/NEW YORK, NY 110017-9995: Do Not Use This Envelope/Or Wrapper Again USA 3/7/1994   Red Handstamp     Rochester, NY     Tom Fortunato  
FINGR RETURNED TO SENDER/MISDIRECTED - THIS/ADDRESS NOT SERVED/BY LANCASTER, N. Y. USA 4/6/1995   Red Handstamp     Southeastern, PA     Tom Fortunato  
FINGR RETURNED TO SENDER/_MOVED, LEFT NO ADDRESS/_ATTEMPTED NOT KNOWN/_NO SUCH NUMBER/_FORWARD... USA ?/1988   Purple Handstamp     Saddle River, ?   on postal card for golf Tom Fortunato  
FINGR RETURNED TO SENDER/_MOVED, LEFT NO ADDRESS/_ATTEMPTED NOT KNOWN/_NO SUCH NUMBER/_FWD. ORD… USA 3/8/1986   Purple Handstamp     Rochester, NY     Tom Fortunato  
FINGR RETURNED TO SENDER/MOVED/NOT FORWARDABLE/NEW YORK, NY (with NO LONGER 7967) USA 7/19/1995   Red Handstamp     St Louis, MO     Tom Fortunato  
FINGR RETURNED TO SENDER/NEED INMATE ID NUMBER/NO LONGER AT K.C.C.C. USA 5/26/1998   Purple Handstamp     Luftin, TX   front only- prisopner mail Tom Fortunato  
FINGR RETURNED/TO/SENDER (finger): NO MAIL/RECEPTACLE  USA 1/18/2005   Black Handstamp SS R MA MA hand with nails. Shirt cuff and jacket cuff with button Nancy Clark marking
FINGR RETURNED TO SENDER/NO STREET DELIVERY/AVAILABLE USA 4/11/1995   Black Handstamp     Southeastern, PA     Tom Fortunato  
FINGR RETURNED TO SENDER/NO SUCH ADDRESS USA 5/3/1994   Red Handstamp SS R Lexington, GA Asheville, NC RETURNED / TO / SENDER in hand, bulls-eye button in cuff Nancy Clark marking
FINGR RETURNED TO SENDER/NO SUCH BLOCK USA 7/20/2004   Red handstamp SS R 14304 63141 RETURNED TO SENDER in hand Nancy Clark marking
FINGR RETURNED TO SENDER/NO SUCH/NUMBER USA 10/?/01   Red Handstamp     Albany, NY   on postal card Tom Fortunato  
FINGR RETURNED TO SENDER/NO SUCH STREET USA 7/2/1987   Red Handstamp     Livonia, MI     Tom Fortunato  
  RETURNED TO SENDER (in hand)/NOT DELIVERABLE/AS ADDRESSED/UNABLE TO FORWARD USA 8/24/2004   Red handstamp SS   14304 1853 with spray and "NOT IN HOUSING" handstamp Nancy Clark marking
FINGR RETURNED TO SENDER/NOT DELIVERABLE/AS ADDRESSED-_/UNABLE TO FORWARD USA 8/2/1989   Red Handstamp     Phoenix, AZ   w/ blk RTS/NO LONGER AT THIS ADDRESS Tom Fortunato  
FINGR RETURNED TO SENDER/OUTSIDE/DELIVERY AREA USA 6/1/1995   Red Handstamp     Southeastern, PA   w/RETURNED TO SENDER multi-option finger Tom Fortunato  
FINGR RETURNED TO SENDER/OUTSIDE OUR/DELIVERY AREA USA indicia   Red Handstamp     Fairport, NY   with long XXXXX at bottom Tom Fortunato  
FINGR hand,RETURNED TO SENDER/REASON CHECKED/Unclaimed_Refused_/Attempted - Not Known x_/Insufficient address… USA 3/16/1987   Purple Handstamp     Mount Prospect, IL     Tom Fortunato  
FINGR RETURNED TO SENDER/REASON CHECKED/Unclaimed_Refused_/.Unknown_/Insufficient address/Moved, left no address_,.. USA 4/13/1987   Purple Handstamp     Mount Prospect, IL     Tom Fortunato  
FINGR RETURNED TO SENDER/REFUSED USA 7/19/1995   Black Handstamp     St Louis, MO     Tom Fortunato  
FINGR RETURNED TO SENDER/REFUSED/SUPPLIES EXHAUSTED USA 11/20/1992   Red Handstamp     Rochester, NY     Tom Fortunato  
FINGR RETURNED TO SENDER/UNCLAIMED USA indicia   Red Handstamp     Fairport, NY     Tom Fortunato  
FINGR RETURNED TO SENDER/10984/UNDELIVERABLE AS ADDRESSED/ ORDER EXPIRED USA 12/8/1994   Red Handstamp     Rochester, NY     Tom Fortunato  
FINGR RETURNED TO SENDER/UNDELIVERABLE AS ADDRESSED/NO STREET DELIVERY AT/WEST TISBURY MA 02575/ALL MAIL MUST BE/ADDRESSED TO A PO BOX #/THANK YOU USA 12/1/2003   Red Handstamp SS R Hyannis, MA West Tisbury, MA   Nancy Clark marking
FINGR RETURNED TO SENDER: UNDELIVERABLE/AS ADDRESSED//ORDER EXPIRED USA 2/14/1994   Red Handstamp SS R North Metro, GA Johnson City, TN RETURNED / TO/ SENDER inside hand. Button on cuff. Nails on digits. Nancy Clark marking
FINGR RETURNED TO SENDER/UNDELIVERABLE AS ADDRESSED/ ORDER EXPIRED/VINELAND, NJ 08360 (in box) USA 12/17/1997   Red Handstamp     Rochester, NY   w/private permit cancel Tom Fortunato  
FINGR RETURNED TO WRITER (with additional BOX CLOSED NO ORDER mark) USA 9/24/1979   Purple Handstamp     Buffalo, NY     Tom Fortunato  
FINGR Returned to Writer/NO SUCH POST OFFICE/IN STATE NAMED USA 9/15/1950   Purple Handstamp     Cleveland, OH     Tom Fortunato  
FINGR RETURNED TO WRITER/N.Y.P.O./Fox Street/Sta (in the cuff) USA 10/9/1911   Red Handstamp     New York, NY   on registered envelope Tom Fortunato  
FINGR RETURNED TO WRITER/??? FROM/???/DO NOT REMAIL IN THIS ENVELOPE OR WRAPPER USA 12/?/1947   Purple Handstamp     India   w/ India receiving mark of 3/12/1948, DIRECTORY SERVICE GIVEN Tom Fortunato  
FINGR RETURNED TO WRITER/REASON CHECKED/Unclaimed_Refused_/.Unknown_/Insufficient address/Moved, left no address_,.. USA 11/5/1967   Purple Handstamp     Falls Church, VA   on 4 cent pony express envelope uplifted 1 cent Tom Fortunato  
INSADD RETURNED / TO WRITER / UNCLAIMED USA 9/21/1901   Purple handstamp SS L South Casco, ME Boston, MA Possibly applied 1900. left hand with gauntlet, words inside hand. FORWARDED and Label too. Nancy Clark marking
INSADD RETURNED TO WRITER/UNCLAIMED/FROM/TAUNTON, MASS. (on finger) USA 6/1/1916   Purple Handstamp S L MA MA with "Do not remail in this envelope." mark Nancy Clark marking
FINGR RETURNED/TO WRITER/UNCLAIMED USA 2/1/1907   Red Handstamp SS L West Newton, MA Boston MA flared cuff on hand Nancy Clark marking
FINGR RETURNED TO WRITER/REFUSED USA 8/8/1995   Purple Handstamp     St Louis, MO     Tom Fortunato  
FINGR RETURNED TO WRITER/UNCLAIMED/From San Francisco, Calif. P.O./RETURNED FROM ???? USA 12/8/1944   Purple Handstamp     Albuquerque, NM   w/ HAVE CARRIER ENDORSE and UNKNOWN AT ADDRESS  mk Tom Fortunato  
FINGR RETURNED TO WRITER/returned from/OAKLAND/CALIF. (with ??? 22, 1922 in cuff) USA 12/9/1922   Purple Handstamp     Phoenix, AZ     Tom Fortunato  
FINGR RETURNED/TO WRITER/UNCLAIMED/FROM/SOUTH BEND,/IND. USA 6/18/1915   Purple Handstamp SS L MI IN words inside hand. Official seal. With "Not in Directory" handstamp. shaded knuckles, nail, hand, cuff. no button Nancy Clark marking
FINGR RETURNED TO WRITER/UNCLAIMED/CLINTON HILL STA./NEWARK, N. J. USA 7/1/1933   Purple Handstamp     Miami, FL   Miami P.O. Dedication, w/ Pur NOT IN DIRECTORY Tom Fortunato  
FINGR bottom left box w/finger: ATTEMPTED/NOT KNOWN/RETURN TO WRITER USA 1/24/1986   Black Handstamp     Dallas, TX     Tom Fortunato  
FINGR bottom left box w/finger: RETURN/TO WRITER/UNCLAIMED USA 3/12/1956   Black Handstamp     Rochester, NY     Tom Fortunato  
FINGR (finger) UNDELIVERABLE/AS ADDRESSED/UNABLE TO FORWARD USA 3/31/1978   Black/yellow Label SS L PA ? with left hand on label "UNDELIVERABLE AS ADDRESSED" Nancy Clark marking
                           
                           
FOUND Found                        
FOUND CONTENTS FOUND LOOSE/IN THE MAILS USA 11/21/2000   Purple Handstamp     Buffalo, NY   with postmarked notice slip Tom Fortunato  
FOUND FOUND IN NEWSPAPER MAIL/__r Ball Sta., (DD) NYPO USA 6/30/1992   Black Handstamp     Italy     Tom Fortunato  
FOUND Found in ordinary mail USA 12/23/1944   Purple Handstamp     Kittanaing, PA   w/Via Airmail/Special Delivery, Missent, Received unsealed, etc. Tom Fortunato  
FOUND Found in ordinary mail USA 12/18/1946   Purple Handstamp     Washington, DC   registered from Selective Service bureau Tom Fortunato  
FOUND Found in ordinary mail USA 12/10/1924   Red Handstamp S   NY NY registered envelope with official seals and boxed notice Nancy Clark marking
FOUND FOUND IN PACKAGE BOX/COLLECTION USA 10/25/1934   Purple Handstamp     New York, NY     Tom Fortunato  
FOUND Found in supposedly/empty equipment USA 10/22/1975   Red Handstamp     Lima, Peru   to Dunlap Rubber Co.- meter mail Tom Fortunato  
FOUND Found in supposedly/empty equipment USA 1/19/1979   Red Handstamp     Darby, PA   on postal card Tom Fortunato  
FOUND Found in supposedly/empty equipment USA 10/15/1989   Red Handstamp     Philadelphia, PA     Tom Fortunato  
FOUND Found in supposedly/empty equipment USA 5/26/1991   Purple Handstamp     Great Britain     Tom Fortunato  
FOUND Found in supposedly/empty equipment USA 12/2/1998   Red Handstamp     El Segundo, VA   w/Boca Raton mark 1/28/99 Tom Fortunato  
FOUND Found in Supposedly/Empty Equipment USA 9/8/1998   Label Label     Vancouver, WA   on 32 cent hologram envelope Tom Fortunato  
FOUND Found in/supposedly empty equipment./Please accept our apology./U.S, Postal Service USA ?/1974   Purple Handstamp     Detroit, MI   on 10 cent Liberty Bell envelope Tom Fortunato  
FOUND FOUND IN SUPPOSEDLY EMPTY EQUIPMENT/AT THE MAIL TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT CENTER/LANDOVER, MD 20785- USA 8/17/1989   Purple Handstamp           Tom Fortunato  
FOUND FOUND LOOSE IN THE MAIL/FORT WORTH, TX 76101 USA 2/7/1989   Purple Handstamp         on official post office envelope Tom Fortunato  
FOUND USPS, BUFFALO, NY 14240/INQUIRY SECTION  LOST & FOUND/NOTICE/The enclosed was found loose in/the mails by this off… USA 12/31/1991   Insert Insert     Buffalo, NY   insert in official mail envelope Tom Fortunato  
                           
                           
INSADD Insufficient Address                        
INSADD ADVISE YOUR CORRESPONDENTS OR/PUBLISHERS OF YOUR CORRECT ADDRESS USA 4/5/1957   Red Handstamp     Montego Bay, Jamaica     Tom Fortunato  
INSADD CANNOT BE FOUND (w/additional INSUFFICIENT ADDRESS mark) USA 10/7/1953   Purple Handstamp     Fort de France, Martinique     Tom Fortunato  
INSADD Columbus, GA USA 1/12/1938   Purple Handstamp         to: Columbus, OH w/deficiency circular mark Tom Fortunato  
INSADD DEFICIENCY/IN ADDRESS/SUPPLIED BY/N.Y.P.O.- 1.8. (circle) USA 5/12/1950   Purple Handstamp     Poland     Tom Fortunato  
INSADD DEFICIENCY/IN/ADDRESS/SUPPLIED BY/CLAIMS & INQUIRY SECT./AFK/New York, N.Y.P.O.(circle) USA 9/4/1959   Purple Handstamp     Poland     Tom Fortunato  
INSADD DEFICIENCY/IN/ADDRESS/SUPPLIED BY/X3/PHIL. PA (circle) USA 4/7/1960   Purple Handstamp     Philadelphia, PA   on piece Tom Fortunato  
INSADD Delivery delayed- Incomplete address/SEARCHER No. 8/Church Street Annex, N.Y.P.O. USA 4/25/1944   Purple Handstamp     Argentina   w/ censoer tape remnants Tom Fortunato  
INSADD D. S. (for Directory Service in circle) USA 4/23/1973   Purple Handstamp     Mexico   Directory Service mark (+2 other examples) Tom Fortunato  
INSADD D. S. (for Directory Service in circle) USA 6/?/1973   Purple Handstamp     Yugospavia   with June 20, 1973 Buffalo postmark Tom Fortunato  
INSADD Get All That's Coming To You!/Please notify the sender of/your complete and correct/address. USA 12/21/2002   Red/white Label SS   Providence, RI North Abington, MA right-facing eagle over UNITED STATES / POSTAL SERVICE  Nancy Clark marking
INSADD FLORIDA USA ??/??/??   Purple Handstamp     Monaco   addresses to just Hollywood Tom Fortunato  
INSADD If you wish your mail delivered/by carrier have it addressed to/Street and number. USA 1/31/1908   Purple Handstamp     Austin, TX     Tom Fortunato  
INSADD If you wish your mail delivered/by carrier have it addressed to/Street and number. USA 4/14/1956   Purple Handstamp     Tours, France     Tom Fortunato  
INSADD INDEPENDENCE, OHIO USA 10/11/1955   Purple Handstamp     Milan, Italy   post card, no town listed Tom Fortunato  
INSADD INSUFFICIENT ADDRESS USA 1/3/1958   Purple Handstamp     Washington, DC     Tom Fortunato  
INSADD Insufficient Address/For this ZIP CODE USA indicia   Purple Handstamp     Fairport, NY     Tom Fortunato  
INSADD Insufficient address USA 4/21/1972   Purple Handstamp     Siena, Italy   to Buffalo w/D.S. round mark Tom Fortunato  
INSADD Insufficient address USA 5/3/1973   Purple Handstamp     Mackey Street, Bahamas   w/ D.S. directory service mark in circle and May 8 Buffalo postmark Tom Fortunato  
INSADD Insufficient address USA 3/9/1976   Purple Handstamp     Austin, TX     Tom Fortunato  
INSADD New York State USA 9/8/1948   Purple Handstamp     East Germany   to: Tom Fortunato  
INSADD NO RECORD/BAMC LOCATOR/INT__/DATE__ USA 4/13/1976   Purple Handstamp     Dallas, TX   front Tom Fortunato  
INSADD NO STATE NAMED/(N.Y.P.O.I.S.) USA 6/7/1949   Purple Handstamp     Great Britain   w/"Retour Misdirected"-British Air Lines cover Tom Fortunato  
INSADD NO STATE NAMED/(N.Y.P.O.I.S.) USA 12/10/1936   Purple Handstamp     Far Hills, NJ   w/MISDIRECTED/RETURNED TO SENDER/… mark Tom Fortunato  
INSADD No Such Post Office/In State Named USA 4/24/1978   Purple Handstamp     Lesotho   w/boxed NOT DELIVERABLE/AS ADDRESSED/…finger Tom Fortunato  
INSADD No such post office/in state named USA 3/2/1978   Purple Handstamp     Topeka, KS     Tom Fortunato  
INSADD No such post office/in state named USA indicia   Red Handstamp     Fairport, NY   with RETURNED TO SENDER finger Tom Fortunato  
INSADD No such post office/In the state named USA ?   Purple Handstamp     Canada   on 1 cent wrapper Tom Fortunato  
INSADD No Such Street/In Seattle, Wash. USA 7/9/1954   Purple Handstamp     Hjo, Sweden   w/Address not in _ Directory & Retour (Return to Writer) marks Tom Fortunato  
INSADD NO SUCH STREET/IN SEATTLE WA USA 8/8/1995   Purple Handstamp     St Louis, MO     Tom Fortunato  
INSADD NO SUCH STREET/ROCHESTER, N.Y. USA 2/18/1986   Purple Handstamp     Sunny Side, GA   piece Tom Fortunato  
INSADD NO SUCH STREET/NUMBER (with AUTHORIZED TIME FOR  HAS/EXPIRED. PLEASE ADVISE YOUR,… mark) USA 4/12/1967   Purple Handstamp     Oakland, CA   on 6c VI airmail postal card Tom Fortunato  
INSADD NOT DELIVERABLE AS ADDRESSED/UNABLE TO FORWARD      USA 10/27/2003   Red Handstamp SS   MA MA   Nancy Clark marking
INSADD NOT DELIVERABLE AS ADDRESSED/UNABLE TO FORWARD (with RETURN TO WRITER boxed finger in lower left) USA 4/13/1976   Purple Handstamp     Dallas, TX   on piece Tom Fortunato  
INSADD NOT FOR SHOREVIEW, MN 56126 USA indicia   Purple Handstamp     Fairport, NY     Tom Fortunato  
INSADD NOT FOUND USA 3/12/1998   Purple Handstamp     Princeton, IN   w/return to writer finger Tom Fortunato  
INSADD Not Phil., PA. (with Pittsburgh, PA.) USA 3/12/1955   Purple Handstamp     Colombo, Ceylon     Tom Fortunato  
INSADD NOTIFY SENDER OF NEW ADDRESS USA 6/29/1988   Label Label     Boston, MA   w/To avoid delay in delivery of your mail.please obtain a form from… Tom Fortunato  
INSADD RETURN FOR____CORRECTION____COMPLETION USA 4/6/1995   Black Handstamp     Southeastern, PA     Tom Fortunato  
INSADD RETURN FOR BETTER ADDRESS/SHOW COUNTRY IN ENGLISH USA     Purple Handstamp         piece Tom Fortunato  
INSADD RETURN FOR BETTER ADDRESS/SHOW COUNTRY OF DESTINATION/IN ENGLISH USA 9/24/1985   Purple Handstamp     South Jersey, NJ   also: RETURNED INSUFFICIENT POSTAGE Tom Fortunato  
INSADD RETURN/NO ADDRESS SHOWN IN WINDOW USA 5/?/1994   Black Handstamp     Salinas, CA     Tom Fortunato  
INSADD RETURN TO OFFICE OF FIRST/ADDRESS FOR PROPER HANDLING USA indicia   Purple Handstamp     Fairport, NY   w/ WE DELIVER 011 SPFLD, MA OCR #2 spray mark Tom Fortunato  
INSADD RETURN TO SENDER/ADDRESSEE UNKNOWN/PRESENTLY AT THIS BOX #/BLUEGRASS STATION USA 6/26/1995   Label Label     Fairport, NY   w/yellow label NOTIFY SENDER OF NEW ADDRESS Tom Fortunato  
INSADD RETURN TO SENDER/FOR NAME OF VESSEL USA 8/21/1957   Black Handstamp     Bayonne, France   w/nurmeous returned markings Tom Fortunato  
INSADD RETURN TO SENDER FROM/PITTSBURGH, PA 15219/REC'D W/O ADDRESS USA 4/8/1978   Purple Handstamp     Portland, ME     Tom Fortunato  
  RETURN TO SENDER/NO FORWARD ORDER ON FILE/UNABLE TO FORWARD/RETURN TO SENDER USA 7/22/2004   Blk on Ye label SS   14304 West Palm Beach, FL with "RTN TO SENDER UNDELIVERABLE AS ADDRESSED" spray Nancy Clark marking
INSADD RETURN TO SENDER:/NO SUCH NUMBER (in box) USA 5/11/1999   Black Handstamp     Rochester, NY   on RPA H&T Tom Fortunato  
INSADD Return to Sender/Not at this/address USA 6/19/1905   hot pink Label SS   Atlanta, GA Atlanta, GA line under first segment Nancy Clark marking
INSADD Returned For Better Address USA 1981?   Purple Handstamp     Papua New Guinea   w/ POSTAGE VERIFIED AT HARRISBURG, PA Tom Fortunato  
INSADD RETURNED FOR/BETTER ADDRESS USA 11/13/1989   Purple Handstamp     Tampa, FL   label to Faroe Islands postal service used Tom Fortunato  
INSADD Returned for Better Address USA 4/28/1995   Red Handstamp     Southeastern, PA     Tom Fortunato  
INSADD RETURNED FOR COMPLETION/NAME OF COUNTRY IN ENGLISH USA     Red Handstamp           Tom Fortunato  
INSADD RETURNED FOR/Correction/Completion USA 4/15/1941   Purple Handstamp     Salem, OR   intra-city letter Tom Fortunato  
INSADD RETURNED FOR/BETTER DIRECTION 6 USA 2/2/1899   Black Handstamp SS   Boston, MA Yarmouthville, ME   Nancy Clark marking
INSADD RETURNED TO SENDER/BY BROOKLYN, N. Y. P. O./UNDELIVERABLE AS ADDRESSED/DO NOT POST AGAIN IN THIS/ENVELOPE… USA 8/19/1965   Purple Handstamp     Victoria, BC   to Brooklyn, w/RETURNED TO SENDER multi-level finger Tom Fortunato  
INSADD Returned to sender from Buffalo,/N.Y. P.O., Postage due 1 1/2c/Not at address given USA     Purple Handstamp     Buffalo, NY   1 cent precancelled envelope, 12/9/1932 per backstamp Tom Fortunato  
INSADD RETURNED TO SENDER/No Such Number USA 9/22/1994   Red Handstamp     Altoona, PA     Tom Fortunato  
INSADD Returned to writer/No such office in state named/N.S. No.   18 M.D. USA 3/28/1950   Purple Handstamp     Chicago, Il   to Neodesha, MO Tom Fortunato  
INSADD RTS/RETURN TO SENDER/Attempted/NOT KNOWN USA 9/7/2001   Br on Ye label SS   14304 1853 RTS label with left arrow, circle with ACS on right Nancy Clark marking
INSADD RTS/RETURN TO SENDER/NO SUCH/NUMBER/STREET USA 7/13/2004   Br on Ye label SS   14304 1853 RTS label with left arrow, circle with ACS on right Nancy Clark marking
INSADD RTS/RETURN TO SENDER/Not Deliverable as /addressed.  / Unable to forward. USA 7/7/2004 7/22/2004 Br on Ye label SS   14304 1853 RTS label with left arrow, circle with ACS on right with nor forwarding order label Nancy Clark marking
INSADD RTS/RETURN TO SENDER/with pre-checked box ATTEMPTED NOT KNOWN USA 7/28/2004   Br on Ye label SS   14304 1852 appears to be from a roll Nancy Clark marking
INSADD RTS/RETURN TO SENDER with pre-checked box NO SUCH NUMBER/STREET USA 7/28/2004   Br on Ye label SS   14304 11234 appears to be from a roll Nancy Clark marking
INSADD RTS/RETURN TO SENDER with pre-checked box NOT DELIVERABLE AS ADDRESSED / - UNABLE TO FORWARD USA 7/26/2004   Br on Ye label SS   14304 1832 appears to be from a roll Nancy Clark marking
INSADD RTS/ _INSUFFICIENT ADDRESS/_ATTEMPTED NOT KNOWN/_NO SUCH NUMBER STREET/_NOT DELIVERABLE AS ADDRESS… USA 1/16/2001   Label Label     Rochester, NY   yellow label on front and back Tom Fortunato  
INSADD RURAL ROUTE AND BOX NUMBER/NO LONGER A VALID ADDRESS./USE OF ASSIGNED STREET ADDRESS/NECESSARY FOR… USA 6/26/1995   Red Handstamp     Southeastern, PA   with RETURNED TO SENDER/UNDELLIVERABLE AS ADDRESSED Tom Fortunato  
INSADD This address is incorrect/but delivery is being made./Please advise your/correspondents of your/correct address. USA 12/15/1997   blue/wht Label SS   Old Greenwich, CT Lexington, GA right-facing eagle over UNITED STATES / POSTAL SERVICE TM. With line between. Nancy Clark marking
INSADD This address is incorrect/but delivery is being made./Please advise your/correspondents of your/correct address. USA 12/1/1997   blue/wht Label SS   Athens, GA Lexington, GA right-facing eagle over UNITED STATES / POSTAL SERVICE TM. With line between. Nancy Clark marking
INSADD TRY OAKLAND USA 3/4/1926   Purple Handstamp         to: Berkeley, CA Tom Fortunato  
INSADD UNADDRESSED USA 9/25/1963   Purple Handstamp     Brooklyn, NY   aerogram written in german but with no addressee listed Tom Fortunato  
INSADD (7) UNKNOWN AT ADDRESS - 143 USA 11/29/1960   Purple Handstamp     Madrid, Spain   readdressed paper pamphlet Tom Fortunato  
  Address Changed                        
INSADD RETURNED TO SENDER finger/COMMUNITY ADDRESS CHANGED/TIME LIMIT EXPIRED FOR/ADDRESS CONVERSION USA 6/26/1995   Black Handstamp     Southeastern, PA   with Fargo, ND spray 7/4/95 Tom Fortunato  
INSADD RETURN TO SENDER finger: RETURN TO SENDER/STREET & NUMBER HAS BEEN/CHANGED BY COUNTY AUTHORITY/1 Year… USA 6/15/1995   Red Handstamp     Southeastern, PA     Tom Fortunato  
INSADD RETURN TO SENDER/DELIVERY CITY WAS CHANGED TO/GREENVILLE, WI 54942/EFFECTIVE 7-24-93 USA indicia   Black Handstamp     Fairport, NY     Tom Fortunato  
INSADD RETURNED TO SENDER/STREET AND OR NUMBER/HAS BEEN CHANGED BY/COUNTY AUTHORITY/1 YR TIME LIMIT HAS EXP… USA 3/24/1995   Red Handstamp     Research Triangle Park, NC     Tom Fortunato  
  Multi-Unit Buildings                        
INSADD INSUFFICIENT ADDRESS BECAYSE/OF MULTIPLE DWELLING LACKING/SUITE OR APARTMENT NUMBER USA 8/14/1995   Red Handstamp     St Louis, MO   with RETURNED TO SENDER/INSUFFICIENT ADDRESS finger in box Tom Fortunato  
INSADD LARGE OFFICE BLDGS/REQUIRE A SUITE No./FOR PROPER DELIVERY/_ ORDER EXPIRED/_INSUFFICIENT… USA indicia   Red Handstamp     Fairport, NY   with San Diego RETURN TO SENDER slogan cancel in lower left Tom Fortunato  
INSADD OFFICE BLDG. RETURNED FOR/COMPLETE ADDRESS. ROOM #/OR FIRM NAME NEEDED-21204E USA 8/14/1995   Black Handstamp     St Louis, MO   with RETURNED TO SENDER/INSUFFICIENT ADDRESS/21204E finger Tom Fortunato  
INSADD THIS IS A MULTI-UNIT ADDRESS./ALL MAIL MUST BE ADDRESSED TO/A SPECIFIC APT. OR UNIT NUMBER./UNDELIVERABLE… USA 8/8/1995   Red Handstamp     St Louis, MO   with RETURNED TO SENDER finger and multi-option mark Tom Fortunato  
INSADD Unknown, Multi-tenant Building./Need Company, Name or/Suite Number. USA 8/14/1995   Red Handstamp     St Louis, MO   with ATTEMPTED/NOT KNOWN/RETURN TO SENDER boxed finger Tom Fortunato  
                           
LOTFRD Lottery/Fraud                        
LOTFRD FRAUDULENT./Mail to this address returned by/order of the Postmaster General USA 5/12/1927   Purple Handstamp     SS Hamburg Sea Post   to Chicago, w/delay for directory service and 16 1/2 pur marks Tom Fortunato  
LOTFRD FRAUDULENT./Mail to this address returned by/order of the Postmaster General USA 8/28/1940   Purple Handstamp     Perth Amboy, NY   to Mexico City Tom Fortunato  
LOTFRD FRAUDULENT./Mail to this address returned by/order of the Postmaster General USA 12/16/1948   Purple Handstamp     North Portland, OR     Tom Fortunato  
LOTFRD FRAUDULENT/MAIL TO THIS ADDRESS/RETURNED BY ORDER OF POSTMASTER GENERAL./(New York, N.Y. Inq. Dept.) USA 11/10/1941   Purple Handstamp     Baltimore, MD   w/additional dead letter branch …Minor Letter marking Tom Fortunato  
LOTFRD Reeturned To Sender/ADDRESSEE CONVICTED/OF MAIL FRAUD (finger) USA 1/15/1966   Purple Handstamp     Ventura, CA     Tom Fortunato  
LOTFRD RETURNED TO SENDER DUE TO/ADDRESSES VIOLATION OF POSTAL/FALSE REPRESENTATION AND/LOTTERY LAW USA 5/22/1992   Label Label     Brooklyn, NY     Tom Fortunato  
LOTFRD RETURNED TO SENDER DUE TO/ADDRESSEE'S VIOLATION OF/POSTAL FALSE REPRESENTATION LAW USA 9/16/1992   Purple handstamp SS   Sunnyside, NY Los Angeles, CA   Nancy Clark marking
LOTFRD SUPPOSED TO CONTAIN MATTER/PROHIBITED IMPORTATION/PART: 262 P.M. USA 8/15/1969   Purple Handstamp     Lidingo, Sweden     Tom Fortunato  
LOTFRD SUPPOSED TO CONTAIN MATTER/PROHIBITTED IMPORTATION/PART 262 P.M. USA 7/11/1969   Purple Handstamp     Dublin, Ireland     Tom Fortunato  
LOTFRD SUPPOSED TO CONTAIN MATTER/PROHIBITED IMPORTATION/PART: 620 P.M. USA 9/26/1972   Purple Handstamp     Dublin, Ireland     Tom Fortunato  
LOTFRD Supposed to contain matter/prohibited importation/See Sec. 2233 P.L.& R. USA 2/13/1931   Red Handstamp     Cuba     Tom Fortunato  
LOTFRD Supposed to contain matter/prohibited importation/See Sec. 2233 P.L.& R. USA 7/13/1938   Purple Handstamp     Great Britain     Tom Fortunato  
LOTFRD Supposed to contain matter/prohibited importation/See Sec. 2233 P.L.& R. USA 5/25/1940   Black Handstamp     Mexico     Tom Fortunato  
LOTFRD SUPPOSED TO CONTAIN MATTER/PROHIBITTED IMPORTATION USA 8/13/1959   Purple Handstamp     Jamaica     Tom Fortunato  
LOTFRD SUPPOSED TO CONTAIN MATTER/SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF/EXECUTIVE ORDER 8389 AS AMENDED USA 6/4/1940   Purple Handstamp     Germany   w/ German censor tape Tom Fortunato  
LOTFRD SUPPOSED TO CONTAIN MATTER/SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF/EXECUTIVE ORDER 8389 AS AMENDED USA 12/13/1940   Purple Handstamp     Belgium   w/Geoffnet Wehrmacht german censor tape and cancel Tom Fortunato  
LOTFRD SUPPOSED TO CONTAIN MATTER/SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF/EXECUTIVE ORDER 8389 AS AMENDED USA 1/8/1941   Purple Handstamp     Australia   w/traiangle "NOT OPENED BY CENSOR" bank to bank Tom Fortunato  
LOTFRD Supposed to contain Matter//Subject to the Provisions of//Executive Order 8389 as Amended USA 2/22/1945   Purple Handstamp     Brazil   registered w/censure Brazil & US Tom Fortunato  
LOTFRD SUPPOSED TO CONTAIN MATTER/SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF/EXECUTIVE ORDER 8389 AS AMENDED USA 12/26/4?   Purple Handstamp     Argentina     Tom Fortunato  
LOTFRD SUPPOSED TO CONTAIN MATTER/SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF/EXECUTIVE ORDER 8389 AS AMENDED USA ?   Purple Handstamp     Venezuela     Tom Fortunato  
                           
                           
MILIT Military                        
MILIT Address changed by reason/of official orders USA 12/19/1959   Purple Handstamp     Ketchikan, AK     Tom Fortunato  
MILIT Change of address due/to official orders USA 8/5/1957   Black Handstamp     Antarctica     Tom Fortunato  
MILIT Change of address due/to official orders (with YOUR MAIL HAS BEEN DELAYED…COMPLETE MILITARY ADDRESS) USA 5/9/1955   Purple Handstamp     Anappolis, MD   readdressed to Erie PA Tom Fortunato  
MILIT COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY/ADDRESS CHANGED BY/OFFICIAL --- ORDERS USA 9/10/2009   Black Handstamp     Brussells, Belgium   readdressed to Bridgeport, CT Tom Fortunato  
MILIT ...delivery, advise/your correspondents of your complete/military address, showing unit USA 8/17/1942   Black Handstamp     Ann Arbor, MI   with Forwarded and Army Directory Service Given marks Tom Fortunato  
MILIT DIRECTORY SERVICE GIV/BASE POST OFFICE, NAVY USA 11/15/1945   Purple Handstamp     New York, NY   on V-Mail envelope Tom Fortunato  
MILIT ESSENTIAL MILITARY MAIL USA 11/22/1943   Red Handstamp     US Army Post Office   from HQ USAFIM Tom Fortunato  
MILIT FORT EUSTIS POSTAL LOCATOR with  RETURNED TO SENDER (finger) & NO RECORD/Hqs. T/School/21 JUN 1962 USA 6/18/1962   Purple Handstamp     Hampton, VA     Tom Fortunato  
MILIT FOURTH MARINE MAIL/No Postage Available/Collect on Delivery: w/signature of commanding officer USA 1/9/1938   Red Handstamp     Shangai, China     Tom Fortunato  
MILIT HOSPITALIZED USA 3/27/1945   Purple Handstamp     Kokomo, IN   marked twice Tom Fortunato  
MILIT NO RECORD/AMPHIBIOUS FORCE/19 JUN 1944 USA 4/4/1944   Purple Handstamp     Norristown, PA   w/others mkgs, inc. Dir Svc Given, Oran, Algeria (reverse) Tom Fortunato  
MILIT NO RECORD OF UNIT/F.P.O., S.F., CALIF. USA 3/22/1946   Black Handstamp     Newark, NJ   Return to writer finger from FPO San Francisco Tom Fortunato  
MILIT NOT IN SERVICE SCHOOLS (with Directoty Service Given At/Great Lakes, Illinois mark) USA 6/20/1942   Black Handstamp     Bethlahem, PA     Tom Fortunato  
MILIT Notify Correspondents and Publishers of/New Address on W.D.A.G.D. Form 204 USA 5/14/1945   Purple Handstamp     Gilbertsville, NY   multi-readdressed Tom Fortunato  
MILIT OFFICER TO OFFICER/HANDLING ONLY USA ?   Purple Handstamp     APO 958   w/"Contents are of such a nature as to necessitate/…" mark Tom Fortunato  
MILIT OUT OF COMMISSION/RETURN TO SENDER USA 3/1/1930   Black Handstamp     Penn Term, NY   to USS Meyer, destroyer DD-279, dec. May 15, 1929 Tom Fortunato  
MILIT OUT OF COMMISSION/RETURN TO SENDER USA 10/31/1931   Black Handstamp     San Francisco, CA   to USS Luce, light mine lager DD-99 decomm. Jan 31, 1931 Tom Fortunato  
MILIT PLEASE ADVISE YOUR CORRESPONDENTS/OF YOUR CORRECT MILITARY ADDRESS USA 9/27/1956   Purple Handstamp     Fort Wayne, IN   w/multiple markings Tom Fortunato  
MILIT Return to U.S./Port Postal Officer/Port of Embarkation/Army Post Office/N.Y., 17, N.Y. USA 10/26/1944   Label Label     Elyria, OH   add:NICHOLS GEN. HOSP./LOUISVILLE, KY Tom Fortunato  
MILIT RETURNING TO/UNITED STATES (boxed)  USA 8/30/1945   Purple Handstamp     Montclair, NJ   readdressed Tom Fortunato  
MILIT RETURNING TO/UNITED STATES (boxed)  USA 12/21/1945   Purple Handstamp     ?   readdressed on a  covering label readdressed Tom Fortunato  
MILIT SHIP OR UNIT/DECOMMISSIONED (RETURNED TO SENDER finger)  USA 3/26/1973   Purple Handstamp     USPS, OH   USS Suffolk County, LST 1123 Tom Fortunato  
MILIT SHIP OR UNIT/DECOMMISSIONED  (RETURNED TO SENDER finger)  USA 12/28/1996   Red Handstamp     Pittsburgh, PA   USS Shenandoah R-157A Tom Fortunato  
MILIT UNSUITABLE FOR FILMING/ four additional lines of text (boxed) USA 8/8/1944   Black Handstamp     US NAVY   on V-Mail envelope Tom Fortunato  
MILIT Via ARMY COURIER SERVICE USA ?   Black Handstamp     WAR DEPARTMENT   USAFFE, A.P.O. 501, w/SAFEHAND COURIER circle Tom Fortunato  
MILIT Verified DECEASED/RETURN TO SENDER and D.G. BRUMFELD/MAJ. AGC, Asst AG USA 2/?/68   Purple Handstamp     Grand Junction, CO   w/Return to Sender finger, to 42 APU, APO SF Tom Fortunato  
MILIT W D ESSENTIAL OFFICIAL AIR MAIL USA 9/27/1945   Purple Handstamp     US Army Postal Service   on front piece, $2.88 postage in prexies Tom Fortunato  
MILIT W D official essential/Air Mail/Special Delivery & Registered/Return Receipt Requested USA 8/29/1943   Purple Handstamp     War Dept   from War Dept Army Adjunct General Tom Fortunato  
                           
                           
MISENT Missent                        
MISENT MISSENT   USA 5/27/18??   Black Handstamp S   Auburn, ME Green Carnes, ME   Nancy Clark marking
MISENT Missent and forwarded from/Rockport, Me. P. O. USA 6/2/1913   magenta Handstamp S   Rockland, ME Prospect, ME   Nancy Clark marking
MISENT Missent to ____ USA 11/2/1941   Purple Handstamp         to: Medina, NY (w/Medina, ND cancel) Tom Fortunato  
MISENT Missent to/Angelica, NY USA 1/4/2004   Purple Handstamp     Narsinghpur, India   to: Kennedy, NY with plenty of backstamps Tom Fortunato  
MISENT Missent to Arlington, VA USA 12/27/1956   Purple Handstamp     paquebot Argentina   postmarked Antwerp, Belgium Tom Fortunato  
MISENT Missent to ____ Baldwin, NY USA 6/27/1958   Purple Handstamp     San Francisco, CA   to: Baldwin Place, NY, backstamped 6/30/58 Tom Fortunato  
MISENT Missent to ____ Holley, N.Y. USA 8/16/1937   Purple Handstamp     Peru     Tom Fortunato  
MISENT Missent to Indianapolis, Ind USA 3/15/1947   Purple Handstamp     Pensacola, FL   to: Minneapolis, MN Tom Fortunato  
MISENT Missent to Las Vegas, N. -Mex. USA 1/24/2006   Purple Handstamp     Mexico   to: Colorado Springs, CO on post card Tom Fortunato  
MISENT Missent to Manchester, Mass. USA 10/20/1931   Purple Handstamp     RR cancel   to:Manchester, CT, also:Missent to Parish, NY Tom Fortunato  
MISENT Missent to MINNEAPOLIS, MINN USA 7/21/1954   Purple Handstamp     Indonesia   to: Indianapolis, Indiana Tom Fortunato  
MISENT Missent to ROCHESTER, N.Y. USA 9/17/2003   Purple Handstamp     Buffalo, NY   to Worthington, PA Tom Fortunato  
MISENT MISSENT TO/ROSEVILLE, ILLINOIS USA 4/3/1942   Purple Handstamp     Wichita, KS   to: Rossville, IL Tom Fortunato  
MISENT Missent to Springfield, Mass. USA 8/24/1953   Purple Handstamp     San Diego, CA   to: Springfield, VT Tom Fortunato  
MISENT Missent to St. Louis, Mo., No. 1 USA 3/4/2013   Purple Handstamp     Iowa     Tom Fortunato  
MISENT MISSENT TO WEST SIDE TERM NEW YORK USA 2/23/1956   Purple Handstamp     Melbourne, Australia   to: Long Islans, NY Tom Fortunato  
MISENT RECEIVED AT CAMDEN, N.J./POST OFFICE UNDER COVER/FROM CAMDEN, NEW YORK USA 9/9/1934   Purple Handstamp     Germany     Tom Fortunato  
                           
                           
NONSTD NON-STANDARD MAIL                        
  Surcharge                        
NONSTD 3x5 card illegally small card used USA 2/4/1992           Kansas City, MO     Tom Fortunato  
NONSTD RETURNED FOR Additional 9c/POSTAGE SURCHARGE/DUE TO NON-STANDARD SIZE USA ?/?/8?   Label Label     Portsmouth, NH?   square envelope  4.5x4.5 inches Tom Fortunato  
NONSTD RETURN TO SENDER/9c Postage due for NONSTANDARD SURCHARGE./Your mail piece is of a non-stand… Label 100, March 1981 USA ?   Label Label     Rochester, NY   9 ct on the label crossed off to 10 ct Tom Fortunato  
NONSTD Returned for Postage/10 cents surcharge due/Exceeds 6 1/8 H X/11 1/2 L x 1/4 USA 2/21/1989   Purple Handstamp     Hammondsport, NY   thickness surcharge Tom Fortunato  
NONSTD RETURN TO SENDER/10c Postage due for NONSTANDARD SURCHARGE./Your mail piece is of a non-stand… Label 100, February 1985 USA 3/23/1989   Label Label     Rochester, NY   dimensions 6 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches Tom Fortunato  
NONSTD RETURN FOR 10c/ADD L POSTAGE/NONSTANDARD SURCHARGE USA 10/5/1994   Red Handstamp     Monmouth P & DC   dimensions 6 5/8 x 5 1/8 inches Tom Fortunato  
NONSTD 11 ct Handling Charge/Due on Non-Standard/Size Mail USA 12/?/99   Purple Handstamp     Royal Oak, MI   never collected, too thick Tom Fortunato  
NONSTD RETURNED TO SENDER (label)  on card  for improper sized postal card use USA 3/3/1998   Label Label         item attached to descriptive card, date is sprayed RCVD USPS marking Tom Fortunato  
NONSTD INT'L. POST CARDS LESS THAN/5 1/2 by 3 1/2  NOT ACCEPTED IN/INTERNATIONAL MAILS USA 2/28/1979   Purple Handstamp     Philadelphia, PA   w/ RETURNED TO SENDER finger on 5.5x3.25 inch card Tom Fortunato  
  Other                        
NONSTD NON-MACHINABLE USA 2/8/2000   Red Handstamp     West Rupert, VT     Tom Fortunato  
NONSTD RETURN TO SENDER/ODD SHAPED ITEMS ARE NON-MACHINABLE/IN LETTER TYPE ENVELOPE/DOMESTIC MAIL MANUAL … USA ?   Red Handstamp         29 ct stamp used, thickness issue DMM reference 127.47 Tom Fortunato  
NONSTD UNMAILABLE USA 190?   Red Handstamp         glitter postcard Tom Fortunato  
                           
                           
PSTDUE Postage Due                        
  Improper Affixed         Misc              
PSTDUE 10 cent war savings stamp (w/ POSTAGE DUE_CENTS mark and 16 cent meter affixed) USA 4/20/1965   Red Handstamp     Detroit, MI     Tom Fortunato  
PSTDUE 60 cent Special Delivery stamp USA 11/7/1995     Misc     PGH, PA   not usable for regular postage Tom Fortunato  
PSTDUE label- 10 cents Webster Profit Sharing (with POSTAGE DUE 4 CENTS) USA 10/21/19xx   Purple Handstamp     Yonkers, NY     Tom Fortunato  
PSTDUE label- US flag USA 3/11/1978     Misc     Pensacola, FL     Tom Fortunato  
PSTDUE label- 1988 Christmas seal USA 1/9/1989     Misc     Hurlock, MD     Tom Fortunato  
PSTDUE penny taped to envelope w/32 ct stamp- tied on cover USA 1/11/1999     Misc     Manchester, NH   penny taped to envelope Tom Fortunato  
PSTDUE postal card indicia- 2x1 ct Jefferson pc + 1 ct stamp (w/RETURNED/FOR POSTAGE/FEB.11,1938/N.S.M.D. No.27) USA 2/11/1938   Purple Handstamp     Chicago, IL     Tom Fortunato  
PSTDUE postal card indicia- 6 ct John hanson pc + 5 ct Washington stamp (w/ POSTAGE DUE 5 c) USA 4/9/76?   Purple Handstamp     USPS CA     Tom Fortunato  
PSTDUE foreign- 2 cents Bermuda+13 cents US USA 6/27/1978     Misc     Huntington, VA     Tom Fortunato  
PSTDUE foreign- C1.00 Costa Rica (with Returned for 25c Additional/postage.  When remailing, cross/out this niotice or paste stamps/over it.) USA 8/11/1977   Purple Handstamp     Rochester, NY   to Costa Rica Tom Fortunato  
PSTDUE foreign- 40 centimes French South & Antarctic Territory USA 4/28/1976     Misc     Northern VA, VA     Tom Fortunato  
PSTDUE foreign- 20 cent UN + 4 cents US USA 2/19/1985     Misc     Buffalo, NY     Tom Fortunato  
PSTDUE HELD FOR POSTAGE/OCT 29 1907 USA 11/5/1907   Purple Handstamp     Niagara Falls, NY   Canadian 1 ct stamp used, and uncncelled, later 1 ct US stamp added Tom Fortunato  
PSTDUE TAPE PREVENTS/CANCELLATION/RETURN FOR POSTAGE USA     Purple Handstamp SS   TX MN taped stamp, stamps invalid aux mkg Nancy Clark marking
PSTDUE This is the article for which/you sent postage/Postmaster, Buffalo N. Y. USA 8/26/1913   Purple Handstamp     Buffalo, NY   1 ct Canadian stamp used, 1 ct later added for US postage Tom Fortunato  
  Missing Stamp                        
PSTDUE POSTAGE DUE _c (11 cts written in) USA 10/7/1971   Purple Handstamp     Charlotte Amalie, VI     Tom Fortunato  
PSTDUE POSTAGE DUE _ (20 cts written in) USA 12/20/1984   Purple Handstamp     Redondo Beach, CA     Tom Fortunato  
PSTDUE POSTAGE DUE _ (25 cts written in) USA 5/3/1988   Red Handstamp     Harrington, DE     Tom Fortunato  
PSTDUE POSTAGE DUE 5 CENTS (with 5 cts postage due stamp added) USA 3/5/1963   Purple Handstamp     Hays, KS   with 5 cents postage due stamp cancelled Natoma, KS Mar 5 Tom Fortunato  
PSTDUE POSTAGE DUE 5 CENTS USA 12/19/1966   Purple Handstamp     El Dorado, KS     Tom Fortunato  
PSTDUE Rec'd without stamp/MM/R-1 (handwritten) USA 8/2/1969   Manuscript Manuscript     Huntsville, AL   w/FDC cancel (#1379 AL statehood stamp) Tom Fortunato  
PSTDUE RETURNED FOR POSTAGE USA 9/6/1988   Purple Handstamp     Willmington, DE     Tom Fortunato  
PSTDUE RETURNED TO SENDER/FOR POSTAGE/SENDER: Remove Label, Affix/Postage, and Remail. USA     Label Label     Radnor, PA     Tom Fortunato  
PSTDUE RETURNED TO SENDER/RETURNED FOR POSTAGE/PLACE STAMP OVER FIST USA no marking   Purple Handstamp     Newport Beach, CA     Tom Fortunato  
  Refused                        
PSTDUE REFUSED (w/ POSTAGE DUE   CENTS) and (RETURNED TO WRITER/UNCLAIMED./ALBANY, N.Y. finger) USA 5/5/1935   Black Handstamp     Gilbertsville, NY     Tom Fortunato  
PSTDUE REFUSED (w/ Returned for 23 Additional/postage.  When remailing, cross/out this notice or paste stamps/over it. mark and overlay) USA 2/20/1997   Red Handstamp     Rochester, NY   32 cts used, needed 23 cts for second ounce domestic Tom Fortunato  
PSTDUE REFUSED BY ADDRESSEE/FOR ADDITIONAL POSTAGE USA 7/16/1977   Purple Handstamp     Charleston, WV   13  cts used, w/ POSTAGE DUE 01 c mark, manuscript 3rd class Tom Fortunato  
PSTDUE REFUSED BY ADDRESSEE/RETURNED FOR ADDITIONAL POSTAGE (w/4 CENTS/DUE boxed Canadian mark in black) USA 4/2/1976   Purple Handstamp     Whitby, ON   to USA, 14 cts Canadian used, w/ RETURNED TO WRITER finger mark Tom Fortunato  
  Underpaid                        
PSTDUE DUE 2 USA 10/2/1889   Black Handstamp SS   Bangor, ME Lincoln, ME inside circle  Nancy Clark marking
PSTDUE HELD FOR POSTAGE/N.Y.P.O. PENN. TERM. STA. 2ND DIV. USA 1/5/2018   Purple Handstamp     New York, NY   3 cent stamp added to 2 cents postage Tom Fortunato  
PSTDUE No. 1 Returned for Postage USA 3/20/1940   Purple Handstamp     Detroit, MI     Tom Fortunato  
PSTDUE OVERWEIGHT_______OZ (with POSTAGE DUE ____ CENTS) USA 6/?/47   Purple Handstamp     Dublin, Ireland   pd 9d, also: OVERWEIGHT ___ OZ. with 30 cts US postage due stamp Tom Fortunato  
PSTDUE POSTAGE DUE ____ CENTS USA 1/30/1968   Purple Handstamp     Elsinore, CA   1 ct + 1.25 ct B4 used, proper rate, mismarked Tom Fortunato  
PSTDUE Postage Due 1 Cent USA 10/1/1958   Purple Handstamp     Utica, NY   2 ct postal card w/1 ct postage due paid by meter 10/2 Tom Fortunato  
PSTDUE Postage Due 1 Cent USA 12/26/1936   Purple Handstamp     Brooklyn, NY   2 ct stamp used, addressed to Long Island Tom Fortunato  
PSTDUE Postage Due 1 Cent USA 9/18/1939   Purple Handstamp     Brooklym, NY   2 ct meter pd local rate, +1 ct to forward to new address 7/1/33-3/25/44? Tom Fortunato  
PSTDUE POSTAGE DUE 3 USA 4/12/1988   Red Handstamp     Wilmington, DE   22 ct stamp used, transition Tom Fortunato  
PSTDUE POSTAGE DUE 3 CENTS USA 11/24/1948   Purple Handstamp     Cleveland, OH   3 cts used, 3 cents more due to double weight Tom Fortunato  
PSTDUE POSTAGE DUE 3 CENTS USA 5/10/1958   Purple Handstamp     Mersailles, France   T=0.08 written due Tom Fortunato  
PSTDUE Postage Due 3 Cents USA 12/16/1964   Purple Handstamp     ? Beach, Calif.   5 cts postage +30c special delivery, due 3 cts for air mail service Tom Fortunato  
PSTDUE Postage Due 7 Cents/Chicago, Ill. For. Sec. 3 USA ?   Purple Handstamp     Australia   w/ censor tape and marks Tom Fortunato  
PSTDUE Postage Due $.12 (in box) USA 12/20/2003   Black Handstamp     Buffalo, NY   due because of square envelope Tom Fortunato  
PSTDUE POSTAGE DUE 17 c USA undated   Red Handstamp     just bars   22 cts used, 17 cents for second ounce Tom Fortunato  
PSTDUE POSTAGE DUE 34 c USA 12/28/1991   Purple Handstamp     River Grove, IL   87 cts used, 34 cts due to added weight Tom Fortunato  
PSTDUE POSTAGE DUE 20 CENTS has been paid by your/Mail Carrier.  Kindly reimburse him, using this envelope/for return to Carrier No. 1509 Roc... USA     Red Handstamp     Rochester, NY   on official penalty small envelope Tom Fortunato  
PSTDUE RETURN FOR 1 Cent/ADDITIONAL POSTAGE USA 2/16/1942   Purple Handstamp     New York City   2 ct used, to Baldwin Pl, NY (outside NYC 2c drop rate zone), +1 ct meter Tom Fortunato  
PSTDUE Returned for Additional Postage/Posrtage Due 1 Cent. USA 11/22/1934   Purple Handstamp     NY, NY   2 ct stamp used Tom Fortunato  
PSTDUE RETURNED FOR ADDITIONAL/POSTAGE, 1 CENT USA 2/16/1943   Purple Handstamp     Boston, MA   3 ct stamp used, 2 ct additional stamp affixed Tom Fortunato  
PSTDUE RETURNED FOR POSTAGE USA 9/7/1940   Purple Handstamp     Rochester, IN   1 ct used on advertising postcard, no other marks Tom Fortunato  
PSTDUE RETURNED/FOR POSTAGE (in box) USA 11/25/1989   Red Handstamp     Federalsburg, MD   orig missing stamp, then 29 cts later affixed Tom Fortunato  
PSTDUE RETURNED FOR POSTAGE USA 7/12/1994   Red Handstamp     Rochester, NY   orig missing stamp, then 25 cts later affixed Tom Fortunato  
PSTDUE RETURNED/FOR POSTAGE (in box) USA 7/26/1994   Red Handstamp     Rochester, NY   orig missing stamp, then 29 cts later affixed Tom Fortunato  
PSTDUE THIS IS THE MAIL/FOR WHICH YOU SENT POSTAGE USA 12/22/1932   Purple Handstamp     Salt Lake City, UT   piece Tom Fortunato  
PSTDUE This is the mail for/which you sent postage USA 9/5/1909   Purple Handstamp     Los Angeles   1c+1c, interesting paste-over entire post card Tom Fortunato  
  Underpaid for Overseas                        
PSTDUE FOREIGN MAIL/RETURNED FOR 11  c ADDITIONAL POSTAGE/AIRMAIL RATE 40 C PER 1/2 OZ/TOTAL POSTAGE DUE _ c USA 8/20/1992   Black Handstamp     Santa Barbara, CA   to Canada, 29 cts used, 40 additional cents addeed later Tom Fortunato  
PSTDUE POSTAGE DUE 11 c USA 7/14/1993   Purple Handstamp     Cumberland, MD   to Canada, 29 cts used, 11 cents due Tom Fortunato  
PSTDUE RETURN FOR 11 c ADDITIONAL/POSTAGE USA 8/13/1992   Red Handstamp     McAllen, TX   to Canada, 29 ct stamp used, additional 29 cts added Tom Fortunato  
PSTDUE Return for Postage/Domestic Rates not applicable/for International Mails./Check your Int'l Rate Chart. USA 2/5/2002   Red Handstamp     Lowell, MA   to JAKARTA IN  ON  01886, 34 ct meter used Tom Fortunato  
PSTDUE Returned for 60 Additional/Postage For Airmail.  When/Remailing, Cross Out This Notice/Or Paste Stamps Over It. USA ?/?/1987   Black Handstamp     Rochester, NY   to: Italy, bears 40 cents with some precancels crossed out Tom Fortunato  
PSTDUE RETURNED FOR ADDITIONAL POSTAGE/FOR SURFACE MAIL 15 c/OR AIR MAIL 66 c USA 3/29/1988   Purple Handstamp     Rochester, NY   to England, 22 ct stamp used Tom Fortunato  
PSTDUE Returned for Additional Postage/Foreign Mail MUST BE PREPAID USA 11/8/1982   Purple Handstamp     New York, NY   to England, 20 ct stamp used, additional 20 ct meter paid Tom Fortunato  
PSTDUE RETURNED FOR ADD'L POSTAGE/45 c AIRMAIL OR _ c SURFACE/1ST CLASS MAIL ______ USA 10/23/1993   Red Handstamp     Syracuse, NY   45 cents due for extra 1/2 ounce National Stamp Collecting Month cancel Tom Fortunato  
PSTDUE RETURNED FOR ADDITIONAL POSTAGE/POSTADE DUE 14 c /TOTAL POSTAGE REQUIRED 46 c/RATE____ c PER 1/2 OUNCE USA 7/14/1998   Purple Handstamp     Barrow, AK   to Canada, 32 ct meter used Tom Fortunato  
PSTDUE RETURNED FOR POSTAGE/TOTAL POSTAGE: 50 c/REMOVE THIS LABEL AFTER/AFFIXING PROPER POSTAGE. USA 4/16/1994   Label Label     Buffalo, NY   29 cts paid Tom Fortunato  
PSTDUE This letter was posted insufficiently prepaid./Please…//ounce 5 cents, each additional ounce 3 cents./(Post Office,San Francisco, U.S.A.) USA 2/19/1934   Purple Handstamp     Fredonia, NY   to Auckland, NZ, w/multiple NZ marks not known, 3  cts postage used Tom Fortunato  
  Underpaid from Overseas                        
PSTDUE 28/28 T2/ POSTAGE DUE $1.12/NJI & BMC USA ?   Label Label     ?   stamps missing, with T 28 boxed mark Tom Fortunato  
PSTDUE Due 6 cents (w/opera glass duplex) USA 10/6/1913   Black Handstamp     Ludwigshaffen, Germany   no stamp, T.=12 1/2 in box, 2 cents US postage due stamp added Tom Fortunato  
PSTDUE Due 2 cents (w/opera glass duplex) USA 4/30/1954   Black Handstamp     East London, South Africa   w/T 17 1/2 c mark Tom Fortunato  
PSTDUE POSTAGE DUE 61c /NYB&FMC O…. Tour 11 USA 4/25/1985   Purple Handstamp     Broadford, Great Britain   pd 26 p, w/T 11/22 in circle mark amd boxed INSUFFICIENT POSTAGE… Tom Fortunato  
PSTDUE POSTAGE DUE 64c /NJI …TOUR II USA 10/?/1990   Purple Handstamp     Graz, Austria   w/T500/900, 1 schilling frama, short 6.50 schillings, inscr. 64 cents due Tom Fortunato  
PSTDUE POSTAGE DUE 10c AMF WASHINGTON, D.C./RATED BY COUNTRY OF ORIGIN/CHART 7, DIRECTORY OF INT. MAIL USA 7/20/1969   Purple Handstamp     Paris, France   pd 3.10 F, T 50/70 manuscript Tom Fortunato  
PSTDUE U.S. Charge/TO COLLECT/4/CENTS USA 4/21/1943   Black Handstamp     Wellington, NZ   pd 2d, w/NZ TO PAY Tax 20 c./DEFICIENT TO ST--E. in circle, censored Tom Fortunato  
  Underpaid Single Stamp Passed                        
PSTDUE 1 cent USA 4/11/1988     Misc     Willards, MD     Tom Fortunato  
PSTDUE 3 cents USA 4/29/1988     Misc     Suburban, MD     Tom Fortunato  
PSTDUE 1 1 cents USA 12/11/1987     Misc     Salisbury, MD     Tom Fortunato  
                           
                           
SERINS Service Inscribed                        
  Airmail                        
SERINS Air Mail/Dispatched by Train/To Avoid Delay USA 8/11/1958   Purple Handstamp     Burlington, VT     Tom Fortunato  
SERINS Air Mail envelopes not permissible/in other than Air Service/RETURN TO SENDER USA 10/17/1935   Purple Handstamp     Los Angeles     Tom Fortunato  
SERINS AIRMAIL/SPECIAL DELIVERY USA 1/17/1959   Purple Handstamp     Rochester, NY     Tom Fortunato  
SERINS AIRMAIL/SPECIAL DELIVERY USA 8/21/1960   Purple Handstamp     Washington, DC   on post card to Canada Tom Fortunato  
SERINS Air Mail Stamps valid/for Air Mail only. USA 5/8/1952   Purple Handstamp     San Francisco, CA   w/12 cents added airmail stamps for special delivery Tom Fortunato  
SERINS BY AIR MAIL OVER U. S./Domestic Routes Only USA 3/29/1943   Purple Handstamp     San Paulo, Brazil   on cover Brasil to Palestine, double censored tapes Tom Fortunato  
SERINS BY AIRMAIL OVER U.S./DOMESTIC ROUTE ONLY USA 10/9/1945   Purple Handstamp     Jamaica     Tom Fortunato  
SERINS ENVELOPES OF THIS DESIGN/MUST BEAR AIR MAIL POSTAGE USA 5/21/1973   Purple Handstamp     USPS MI   8 cents stamp + "Postage Due_" 3 cents mark for airmail uplift Tom Fortunato  
SERINS FIRST OFFICIAL FLIGHT/Brockton to Boston May 19, 1938 USA 5/19/1938   Purple Handstamp     Whitman, MA   on airmail envelope w/Nat. Airmail Week cachet of Whitman, MA Tom Fortunato  
SERINS improper use of an airmail envelope USA 1/26/1954     Misc     Metuchen, NJ   sent regular mail, received airmail treatment Tom Fortunato  
SERINS Insufficient POSTAGE/FOR AIR MAIL USA 7/19/1948   Purple Handstamp     Allentown, PA   due 1c in crayon, on 5c airmail envelope Tom Fortunato  
SERINS Insufficient Postage/for Airmail USA 2/9/1955   Purple Handstamp     Daytona Beach, FL   4 cent airmail stamp used (probable overweight) Tom Fortunato  
SERINS Insufficient Postage/For Airplane Mail/San Diego, Calif. USA 7/27/1942   Purple Handstamp     Tijuana, Mexico   w/censor tape Tom Fortunato  
SERINS NIGHT AIR MAIL USA 10/22/1927   Purple Handstamp     New York, NY     Tom Fortunato  
SERINS NOT IN AIR MAIL/RECEIVED VIA STEAMER/GPO (FOREIGN SEC.)/New York-1, N.Y. USA 4/6/1961   Purple Handstamp     Santiago, Chile     Tom Fortunato  
SERINS Returned for Additional Postage (with POSTAGE DUE, 2 CENTS) USA 11/13/1944   Purple Handstamp     Providence, RI   underpaid for airmail by 2 cts in an airmail env. to Mississippi Tom Fortunato  
SERINS Returned for postage,/Due 5 cents USA 8/27/1945   Purple Handstamp     Toledo, OH   3 cts used, improper rate for using an airmail envelope Tom Fortunato  
SERINS UNMAILABLE EXCEPT/AS AIR MAIL  (with POSTAGE DUE 3 CENTS and THIS IS THE MAIL FOR/WHICH YOU…) USA 8/9/1932   Purple Handstamp     Ling Beach, CA   US Olympic set, 3 ct paid first on airmail env, 3 ct added 8/20/32 Tom Fortunato  
SERINS VIA AIR MAIL (with TAKE OUT/May 19, 1950/Glendale, Calif.) USA 5/8/1950   Purple Handstamp     Garden City, NY    sent to c/o General Delivery Tom Fortunato  
  Certified                        
SERINS Certified mail (with RETURN RECEIPT REQUESTED mark) USA 3/7/1958   Purple Handstamp     Canton, PA   33 cents= 3c postage+15c cert +15c? Tom Fortunato  
SERINS Certified mail USA 10/10/1955   Label Label     Cleveland, OH   18 cents=3 c postagt+15c certified Tom Fortunato  
SERINS Certified mail (with RETURN RECEIPT REQUESTED mark) USA 2/8/1989   Green Label     West Point, GA   $2.90=85ccert+90c ret recpt+$1.05 post(5 oz 25c+4x20c) Tom Fortunato  
SERINS Certified mail (with Name_/1st Notice_?2nd Mnotice_/Return_ mark) USA 12/19/1989   Black Label     Albany, NY   $1.06=85c cert+21c postage Tom Fortunato  
SERINS Certified mail USA 7/25/1995   Green Label     Buffalo, NY   $2.52=x cert+x ret receipt + x postage Tom Fortunato  
SERINS HANDLE AS/CERTIFIED MAIL/WITHIN USPS USA ?   Purple Handstamp     Czechoslovakia   front piece Tom Fortunato  
SERINS HANDLE AS/CERTIFIED MAIL/WITHIN USPS USA 11/28/1997   Purple Handstamp     China   registered letter Tom Fortunato  
  Certified and Special Delivery                        
SERINS Certified mail with RETURN RECEIPT REQUESTED mark USA 1/22/1968   Red Label     Williamsboro, NJ   80 cts=10 cts airmail post+30 cts spec del+30 cts cert+10 cts return recpt Tom Fortunato  
SERINS SPECIAL/DELIVERY (in parallelogram) with MAIL DELAYED DUE/TO WRONG ZIP CODE USA 1/10/1985   Red Handstamp     Santa Ana, CA   $4.65=25  pos+75 cert+70 ret recpt+$2.95 spec del (2nd day of use ret rcpt) Tom Fortunato  
  Insured                        
SERINS Insured/No. ___/New Orleans, LA./STA B./SEP 16 1946(with Sender claims nothing fragile/or perishable enclosed mark) USA 9/16/1946   Purple Handstamp     New Orleans, LA   12 cts= 2 cts 3rd class under 2 oz postage + 10 cts insured for $5.01-$24.99 Tom Fortunato  
SERINS INSURED/xxx STATION/MAY 21, 1965/NEW YORK, N.Y. 10036 (oval mark) USA 5/21/1965   Purple Handstamp     New York, NY   14 cts= Tom Fortunato  
SERINS INSURED/NO. ___ USA 12/13/1975   Red Handstamp     Canton, OH   40 cts= Tom Fortunato  
  Special Delivery                        
SERINS A notice for this mail was/left when Special Delivery/Service was attempted. USA 3/27/1968   Purple Handstamp     Buenos Aires, Argentina   on registered cover Tom Fortunato  
SERINS Fee claimed at Sioux City, Ia./For Night, Sunday and Holiday Delivery/Use the Special Delivery Service USA 10/28/1940   Purple Handstamp     West Milford, WV   13 cts=3 cts postage +10 cts spec del (mailed Monday, received Wed.) Tom Fortunato  
MISC FEE CLAIMED/CINCINNATI/OHIO USA 7/24/1936   Purple Handstamp     Youngstown, OH   special del, w/Cle & Cin RPO backstamp Tom Fortunato  
SERINS SPECIAL DELIVERY (with SPECIAL DELIVERY/FEE PAID 10 CENTS) USA 1/15/1940   Red/Purple Handstamp     Buffalo, NY   13 cts meter= 3 cents postage + 10 cents special delivery Tom Fortunato  
SERINS SPECIAL DELIVERY (with  Fee Claimed by Office/of First Address) USA 11/30/1958   Purple Handstamp     Great Britain   w/ Express Delivery label Tom Fortunato  
SERINS Special Delivery- Air Mail (with  Fee Claimed by Office/of First Address) USA 8/14/1935   Purple Handstamp     Elmira, NY   16 cts blue= 6 cts airmail + 10 cent spec del fee Tom Fortunato  
SERINS Special Delivery- Air Mail (with  FEE CLAIMED BY OFFICE/OF FIRST ADDRESS) USA 9/26/1942   Purple Handstamp     Louisville, KY   16 cts red= 6 cts airmail + 10 cent spec del fee Tom Fortunato  
SERINS Special Delivery fee insufficient/………2 …cents USA 1/12/1949   Purple Handstamp     Chicago, IL   3 cts postage  + 13 cts special delivery Tom Fortunato  
SERINS Special Delivery/Via Air Mail (with SPECIAL DELIVERY/AIR MAIL (In wings)) USA 10/7/1936   Purple Handstamp     Evanston, IL   22 cts=2x3 ct Susan B's for airmail postage + 6 ct spec del stamp Tom Fortunato  
  Other                        
SERINS FREE MATTER/FOR THE BLIND USA 1985?   Black Handstamp     Sacramento, CA     Tom Fortunato  
SERINS FREE MATTER FOR THE BLIND/& PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED USA ?   Black Handstamp     Fayatteville, AR     Tom Fortunato  
SERINS FREE MATTER FOR THE/BLIND OR HANDICAPPED USA 11/27/1978   Black Handstamp     Denver, CO     Tom Fortunato  
SERINS FREE MATTER FOR THE BLIND/AND PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED/POSTAL MANUAL PART 138 USA none   Black Printed         indicia on US Chess Federation cover Tom Fortunato  
SERINS MAILED ON RURAL ROUTE USA ?  Late 1940's   Purple Handstamp     Delton, MICH (box)   on front Tom Fortunato  
SERINS MAILED ON RURAL ROUTE USA 7/5/1934   Purple Handstamp     Auburndale, WI   w/round double ring parcel postmark Tom Fortunato  
SERINS NON-PROFIT/ORGANIZATION USA ?   Black Handstamp     none   mark on Jamestown, NY precancelled prexie 1 cent Tom Fortunato  
SERINS RECEIPT OF MAILING/WAS OBTAINED FOR THIS LETTER PER/POST OFFICE DEPT FORM 3817 USA 5/24/1956   Purple Handstamp     Fort Thomas, KY   12 cts= ? w/air mail sticker Tom Fortunato  
SERINS RECEIVED AT GPO REGISTRY DIVISION/NOT BACKSTAMPED USA 12/30/1977   Purple Handstamp     East Brunswick, NJ   $2.33 postage=?, registered cover, metered Tom Fortunato  
SERINS REGISTERED/RETURN RECEIPT REQUESTED USA 11/?/1923   Purple Handstamp     Ann Arbor, MI   12 cts= 2 cts postage + 10 cts reg. <$50  Tom Fortunato  
SERINS Second Notice. No Repl/To First Notice Mailed…/Jul 14 1958 USA 7/5/1958   Purple Handstamp     Vittoria, Italy   registered letter Tom Fortunato  
SERINS SPECIAL FOURTH CLASS RATE/CONTENTS BOOKS USA 10/28/1987   Purple Handstamp     Maple Plain, MN   63 cents, front Tom Fortunato  
SERINS SPECIAL STANDARD MAIL/Bound Printed Material USA none   Red Handstamp     Carol Stream, IL   $1.24 postage Tom Fortunato  
                           
                           
SERSUS Service Suspended (sorted by year of suspension)                        
SERSUS RETURN TO SENDER/SERVICE SUSPENDED USA 12/19/1941   Purple Handstamp     New York, NY Philippines with "passed censor", meter Tom Fortunato  
SERSUS RETURN TO SENDER/SERVICE SUSPENDED USA 9/29/1942   Purple Handstamp     White Plains, NY St. Tropez, France   Tom Fortunato  
SERSUS SERVICE TEMPORARILY/SUSPENDED USA 7/17/1968   Black Handstamp     Cincinnati, OH Canada   Tom Fortunato  
SERSUS EMBARGO/RETURN TO SENDER USA 8/6/1968   Purple Handstamp     New York, NY Canada   Tom Fortunato  
SERSUS SERVICE TEMP/SUSPENDED USA 1/2/1969   Purple Handstamp     Putnum Valley, NY England   Tom Fortunato  
SERSUS RETURN TO SENDER/TEMPORARY EMBARGO/TO THIS COUNTRY USA 1/25/1971   Purple Handstamp     Philadelphia, PA England   Tom Fortunato  
SERSUS RETURN TO SENDER/SERVICE SUSPENDED USA 10/26/1971   Purple Handstamp     Columbus, OH England   Tom Fortunato  
SERSUS SERVICE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED USA 4/16/1974   Purple Handstamp     Washington's Birthplace, VA Canada   Tom Fortunato  
SERSUS EMBARGO/RETURN TO SENDER USA 10/28/1974   Purple Handstamp     New York, NY France   Tom Fortunato  
  RETURNED TO SENDER / SERVICE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED USA 10/21/1975   blk/yellow label S   Livermore Falls, ME Toronto, Canada   Nancy Clark marking
SERSUS SERVICE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED USA 11/7/1975   Purple Handstamp     US Postal Service, TX Canada   Tom Fortunato  
SERSUS RETURN TO SENDER/SERVICE TEMPOR-/ARILY SYSPENDED USA 11/26/1975   Purple Handstamp     St Louis, MO inverted L in "ARILY"   Tom Fortunato  
SERSUS SURFACE MAIL SUSPENDED/AIR SERVICE ONLY (Returned to sender finger) USA ?/?/1977   ? Handstamp     New York, NY ?   Tom Fortunato  
SERSUS RETURN TO SENDER/TEMPORARY EMBARGO/TO THIS COUNTRY USA 3/9/1979   Purple Handstamp     Hazleton, PA Ireland   Tom Fortunato  
SERSUS RETURN TO SENDER/Service Temporarily Suspended USA 7/11/1981   Purple Handstamp     Rochester, NY Canada   Tom Fortunato  
SERSUS RETURN TO SENDER/SERVICE SUSPENDED USA 11/10/1983   Purple Handstamp     Columbus, OH Netherlands   Tom Fortunato  
SERSUS RETURN TO SENDER/SERVICE TEMPORARILY/SUSPENDED USA 4/20/1986   Purple Handstamp     Boston, MA Finland   Tom Fortunato  
SERSUS RETURN TO SENDER/SERVICE TEMPORARY/SUSPENDED USA 5/3/1986   Purple Handstamp     Springfield, MA Finland mis-spelling of TEMPORARILY? Tom Fortunato  
SERSUS SERVICE TEMPORARILY/SUSPENDED - RETURN/TO SENDER USA 9/17/1990   Purple Handstamp     Minneapolis, MN Iraq   Tom Fortunato  
SERSUS RETURN TO SENDER/SERVICE TEMPORARILY SYSPENDED/DMM 147.221 PERMITS REFUND OF POSTAGE/… USA 1/16/1991   Label Label     NO VA MSC 220 Kuwait not delivered due to war Tom Fortunato  
SERSUS RETURN TO SENDER/SERVICE TEMPORARILY SYSPENDED/DMM 147.221 PERMITS REFUND OF POSTAGE/… USA 2/7/1997   Label Label     Caddo Mills, TX Lebanon w/SURFACE MAIL/PRINTED MATTER, 80 cts post. Tom Fortunato  
SERSUS RETURN TO SENDER/SERVICE TEMPORARILY SYSPENDED/DMM PO 147.2.4c PERMITS REFUND OF POSTAGE/… USA 4/21/1997   Label Label     Caddo Mills, TX Canada w/PO receipt collecting refund Tom Fortunato  
SERSUS Your mail was returned due to the Canada/Postal Strike.Your Local post office will/refund your postage or you may remail item/… USA post 1995   Label Label     Rush, NY Canada undated cancel Tom Fortunato  
                           
                           
Stamp/Postage Type Questioned                          
STAMPQ COVERED STAMPS NOT/GOOD FOR POSTAGE USA 11/20/1989   Red Handstamp     Wilmington, DE   have duplicate Tom Fortunato  
STAMPQ Evidence indicated postage/Has been paid. USA ?/8/1987     Handstamp         stamp corner torn off Tom Fortunato  
STAMPQ EVIDENCE POSTAGE WAS AFFIXED/ON DATE OK'd (with FIRST CLASS MAIL mark) USA ?   Purple Handstamp         on 3x2 piece Tom Fortunato  
STAMPQ EVIDENCE POSTAGE/ WAS AFFIXED/ONE RATE OK'D USA 12/1/1996   Label Label     Caddo Mills, TX     Tom Fortunato  
STAMPQ FOREIGN POSTAGE INTACT/WHEN LEAVING MAIL ROOM USA 1940?   Purple Handstamp     Spain     Tom Fortunato  
STAMPQ Postage OK. (followed by bar) USA ?   Purple Handstamp         with 25 ct Jack London definitive Tom Fortunato  
STAMPQ POSTAGE OK AT/SOUTH POSTAL ANNEX/BOSTON, MA 02109 USA 3/25/?   Purple Handstamp     Boston, MA     Tom Fortunato  
STAMPQ POSTAGE O.K./SHED STAMP USA 6/4/1979   Purple Handstamp     Hicksville, NY   on 2x4 piece Tom Fortunato  
STAMPQ POSTAGE OK/USPS 21613 USA 11/14/1988