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The Auxiliary Markings Club - Brief Auxiliary Markings Record

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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.

FULL Listings (in categorical order)

The FULL Auxiliary Markings Record (another web page) 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).

BRIEF Listings

The BRIEF Auxiliary Markings Record (below) 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).

  Auxiliary Markings Record © 2005 by Auxiliary Markings Club
Type Auxiliary Marking Description File
BCCO Bar Code Correction Markings marking
BCCO solid wide bar  
BCCO XIXI INCORRECT ZIP/BARCODE IXIX/PROCESS MANUALLY  
BCCO 14615-2022 09  
     
     
BCSL Bar Code Slogans/Sprayed On Markings  
BCSL 62 HAPPY HOLIDAYS  
BCSL AMERICA'S #1 CITY ROCHESTER MN 1  
BCSL FOSTER PARENTS ARE GREAT: SHV OCR#1 08/01/1995/ 12:28  
BCSL GO STEELERS 152 01/25/96 (time) ISS (1 or 2)  
BCSL "HAPPY HOLIDAYS" AVL 280 12/08/94 PM  
BCSL HAPPY HOLIDAYS    BUF NY 142 12/09/95 05:09 OCR#189 1  
BCSL HAPPY HOLIDAYS BUF NY 142 12/13/95 06:57 OCR#400-1  
BCSL HAPPY NEW YEAR!! RP&DF OCR1 109 12/29/97 PM  
BCSL "HELP SCOUTING FOR FOOD "  152 04/25/00 15:06 ISS 5  
BCSL "HELP SCOUTING FOR FOOD "  152 04/03/01 1x…ISS 5  
BCSL KIDS JAMBALAYA JUBILEE SHV OCR#1 06/29/95 14:28  
BCSL LETTER CARRIER FOOD DRIVE JUNE 6-11 94'  
BCSL MAIL EARLY FOR CHRISTMAS! ! !   USPS  WIL DE 12/11/93 OCR 21  
BCSL MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM DAYTON, OH 454 PM 12/20/94 OCR#13  
BCSL PHIPPS WINTER FLOWER SHOW 152 12/14/00 12:02 ISS 3  
BCSL ROC NY 146 17:41 12/11/92 #3 HAPPY HOLIDAYS   
BCSL SEASON'S GREETINGS 12/14/95 LOU #5  
BCSL SEE YOU AT SAFETY EXPO SHV OCR#1 02/24/95 15:42  
BCSL "WE DELIVER" CHICAGO, IL 60607 11/03/94 22:45 #10  
BCSL HAPPY HOLIDAY BONS VOEUX  
BCSL Literacy/Alphabetization  
     
     
BCSL-R Bar Code Slogans/Sprayed On Markings- Return to Sender  
BCSL-R RETURN TO SENDER * FOR REASONS SHOWN marking
BCSL-R RETURN TO SENDER-FOR REASONS SHOWN marking
BCSL-R RETURN TO SENDER FOR REASON SHOWN marking
BCSL-R RETURN TO SENDER - ATTEMPTED NOT KNOWN marking
BCSL-R RETURN TO SENDER/ATTEMPTED NOT KNOWN marking
BCSL-R [RETURN TO ] SENDER * UNDELIVERABLE AS ADDRESSED marking
BCSL-R [RETURN TO SENDER - UNDELI]VERABLE AS ADDRESSED marking
BCSL-R RETURN TO SENDER - UNDELIVERABLE AS ADDRESSED marking
BCSL-R RETURN TO SENDER/UNABLE TO FORWARD marking
BCSL-R ###RETURN TO SENDER/UNABLE TO FORWARD### marking
BCSL-R RTN TO SENDER/FOR REASON SHOWN marking
BCSL-R RTRN TO SNDR - unable to forward marking
BCSL-R RTS ATEMPTED NOT KNOWN marking
BCSL-R < - RETURN TO SENDER-NO SUCH #/STREET marking
BCSL-R RETURN TO SENDER: ATTEMPTED NOT KNOWN marking
BCSL-R RETURN TO SENDER/ATTEMPTED NOT KNOWN* marking
BCSL-R RETURN TO SENDER<< >>FOR REASON SHOWN marking
BCSL-R <- RETURN TO SENDER-UNDEL AS ADDRESSED marking
BCSL-R <-- RETURN TO SENDER  <-- marking
BCSL-R >>>RTN TO SENDER=FOR REASON SHOWN-092004 marking
BCSL-R RTN  TO  SENDER  UNDELIVERABLE AS ADDRESSED marking
     
     
CUSTOM Customs Markings  
CUSTOMS COLLECT 33 CENTS/CUSTOMS CLEARANCE/AND DELIVERY FEES  
CUSTOMS EXAMINED BY/U. S. CUSTOMS/BOSTON, MASS./DUTY TO BE COLLECTED (w/COLLECT 33 CENTS/CUSTOMS CLEARANCE…)  
CUSTOMS EXAMINED/PASSED/PORT OF/NEW YORK/Mr 25 '55/VB  
CUSTOMS LETTER PACKET/COLLECT TEN CENTS (with U. S. CUSTOMS/PASSED A. A. G./Port of NEW YORK)  
CUSTOMS LETTER PACKET/COLLECT TEN CENTS (with PASSED FREE/DETROIT, MICH./U. S.  CUSTOMS)  
CUSTOMS OPENED BY U. S. CUSTOMS/FOR TARIFF PURPOSES ONLY/NEWARK/PASSED FREE  
CUSTOMS PA…/U. S. CUSTOMS…/AR (in box)  
CUSTOMS PASSED FREE/CUSTOMS AT NEW YORK/MAR 10 1956/428  
CUSTOMS PASSED FREE/Detroit, Michigan/U. S. Customs  
CUSTOMS PASSED FREE OF DUTY/X/CUSTOMS HOUSE/BUFFALO, NY (in circle)  
CUSTOMS PASSED FREE/U. S. CUSTOMS/CHICAGO P. O.  
CUSTOMS PASSED FREE/U. S. CUSTOMS-MILWAUKEE  
CUSTOMS PASSED FREE/U. S. Customs/at/Pittsburgh, Pa. (in circle)  
CUSTOMS Supposed Liable to Customs Duty  
CUSTOMS SEALED ARTICLE./SECURE OWNER'S/PERMISSION TO/OPEN.  
CUSTOMS Supposed Liable to customs duty (with PASSED FREE/U.S. CUSTOMS/No. 4/S. F. CALIF. In box)  
CUSTOMS U.S. CUSTOMS/PASSED FREE/BUFFALO, N.Y. (in diamond)  
CUSTOMS U.S. CUSTOMS/PASSED FREE/BUFFALO, N.Y. (in diamond)  
CUSTOMS U.S. CUSTOMS/PASSED FREE/Port of New York & Forwarded & Advise correspondents or/publishers of your/correct address  
     
     
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…  
DAMAG Damaged by cancelling machine.  
DAMAG Damaged by Cancelling Machine marking
DAMAG DAMAGED BY CANCELLING MACHINE  
DAMAG DAMAGED BY CANCELLING MACHINE  
DAMAG Damaged by cancelling machine/MIDDLETOWN, N.Y.  
DAMAG DAMAGED BY FLOOD  
DAMAG Damaged by Rain, Postage O.K./Los Angeles, Calif.  
DAMAG DAMAGED BY VANDALISM  
DAMAG DAMAGED BY WATER  
DAMAG DAMAGED BY WATER (in box)  
DAMAG DAMAGED BY WATER  POSTAGE O.K. (in box)  
DAMAG DAMAGED BY WATER /POSTAGE PAID  
DAMAG DAMAGED/DELAYED/in Handling/US Postal Service & Deposited in Antarctica & ATTEMPTED NOT KNOWN (finger)  
DAMAG DAMAGE DUE TO VANDALISM  
DAMAG DAMAGED IN AIR CRASH / NOV. 29, 1949 / DALLAS, TEXAS marking
DAMAG DAMAGED IN HANDLING/AT WILM., DE POST OFFICE   
DAMAG DAMAGED IN HANDLING/IBY THE POSTAL SERVICE/PLEASE ACCEPT OUR APOLOGY.  
DAMAG DAMAGED IN HANDLING/IN THE POSTAL SERVICE  
DAMAG DAMAGED IN HANDLING/IN THE POSTAL SERVICE  
DAMAG DAMAGED IN HANDLING/IN THE POSTAL SERVICE  
DAMAG DAMAGED IN HANDLING/IN THE POSTAL SERVICE  
DAMAG DAMAGED IN HANDLING/IN THE POSTAL SERVICE  
DAMAG DAMAGED IN HANDLING/IN THE POSTAL SERVICE  
DAMAG DAMAGED IN HANDLING / IN THE POSTAL SERVICE / PLEASE ACCEPT OUR APOLOGY marking
DAMAG Damaged in Handling/In The Postal Service/Please Accept Our Apology   
DAMAG "Damaged in handling/Please Accept Our Apology"   
DAMAG DAMAGED IN HANDLING/PLEASE ACCEPT OUR APOLOGIES/U.S. POSTAL SERVICE/SAINT PAUL, MN 55101  
DAMAG DAMAGED IN HANDLING/PLEASE ACCEPT OUR APOLOGIES/U.S. POSTAL SERVICES/LUFKIN, TX 75901-9998  
DAMAG Damaged in High Speed/Cancelling Equipment/Please Accept Our/Apology, Alhambra GMF 91715  
DAMAG Damaged in High Speed/Cancelling Equipment/Please Accept Our/Apology, Alhambra GMF 91715  
DAMAG Damaged in Plane Crash/at Park City, Ut. 3-11-28/C.F. Dulton PO  
DAMAG HANDSTAMPED-REWRAP (in cancel)  
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  
DAMAG POSTAGE O.K. RECEIVED/IN WET CONDITION AT/GENERALPOST OFFICE/BRONX, NEW YORK 10451   
DAMAG POSTAGE PAID/STAMP REMOVED IN/CANCELLING PROCESS  
DAMAG POSTAGE STAMP DETATCHED/BY CANCELLING MACHINE  
DAMAG Received in bad condition  
DAMAG Received in bad condition at ____ marking
DAMAG RECEIVED IN BAD CONDITION/AT/(N.Y.P.O. - G.C. Sta. Div. of Mails.) marking
DAMAG Rec'd in bad order at/Cleveland, Ohio - City Div.  
DAMAG Received in damaged condition  
DAMAG Received in damaged condition  
DAMAG Received in Damaged Condition/At United States Postal Service/Airport Mail Facility/J.F.K., N.Y. 11430-9205   
DAMAG Received Unsealed at ___  
DAMAG Received Unsealed at ___/WEST RIDGE STATION/ROCHESTER, NEW YORK 14615  
DAMAG Received Unsealed at/Grand Rapids, MI 49501  
DAMAG RECEIVED UNSEALED AT/HOUSTON, TEXAS  
DAMAG Received Unsealed at/Pittsford, New York 14534  
DAMAG RECEIVED UNSEALED/AT SANTA ANA CA GMF  
DAMAG RECEIVED UNSEALED/AT SYRACUSE, NY  
DAMAG Received without contents  
DAMAG Received without contents at  
DAMAG Received without contents at ___  
DAMAG RECEIVED WITHOUT POSTMARK  
DAMAG REWRAPPED AT BUFFALO, NY  
DAMAG REWRAPPED AT BUFFALO/NEW YORK, 14240, TOUR III  
DAMAG REWRAPPED AT BUFFALO/NEW YORK, 14240, TOUR III  
DAMAG REWRAPPED AT/PITTSBURGH BULK MAIL/CENTER/"WE CARE"  
DAMAG Soiled in POST OFFICE/by having furnace/trouble  
DAMAG STAMPS LOST IN THE/POSTAL SERVICE/POSTAGE O.K.  
DAMAG STAMPS LOST IN THE/POSTAL SERVICE/POSTAGE O.K.  
DAMAG Torn by Cancelling Machine at/Newburg Sta. , Cleveland, Ohio.  
DAMAG WATER DAMAGED  
DAMAG burned envelope in USPS We Care envelope  
DAMAG assorted USPS body bags  
     
     
DEAD Dead Letters  
DEAD DEAD LETTER BRANCH  
DEAD DEAD LETTER BRANCH  
DEAD DEAD LETTER OFFICE/MINOR LETTER/Letter G, Vol. 70/No.  
DEAD MAIL FROM THE DEAD LETTER BRANCH/MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE 380101: Postage Due 55c  
DEAD OPENED IN THE DEAD LETTER OFFICE/SAN FRANCISCO, CA: 15c+40c Postage Due  
DEAD Opened in the Dead Letter/Office, NY, NY 10001/Contained no return address/Forwarded Postage Due 33 c/(13c Postage+20c Handling Fee  
DEAD Opened in the Dead Letter/Office, Phila., PA 19104/Contained no return address/Forwarded Postage Due  
DEAD TAKE OUT G. D. NO. 6 (in double ring cancel)  
DEAD TAKE OUT/APR 23, 1923 (boxed)  
     
     
DELAY Delayed Mail  
DELAY Advise Correspondant or /Publisher of Current Address  
DELAY Advise Correspondant or /Publisher of Current Address  
DELAY Advise correspondents or/publishers of your/correct address  
DELAY ADVISE CORRESPONDENTS OR/PUBLISHERS OF YOUR CORRECT ADDRESS  
DELAY Delayed because of/incorrect Zip  
DELAY DELAYED MAIL DUE TO / INCORRECT ZIP CODE marking
DELAY DELAYED MAIL/Due to Improper/Mailing Address (with loop bar code obliteration)  
DELAY DELAY IN SERVICE/DUE TO ILLEGIBLE/ZIP CODE  
DELAY Deliver delayed on account/of incorrect address  
DELAY DELIVERY DELAYED/BECAUSE OF INCORRECT ZIP CODE  
DELAY Dispatched via train/to avoid delay.  
DELAY Failed of delivery for want/of time.  
DELAY HI! HAPPY WE FOUND YOU/THIS ADDRESS ERROR WAS/DETECTED BY POSTAL SERVICE/PLEASE NOTIFY SENDER...  
DELAY HI! HAPPY WE FOUND YOU/THIS ADDRESS ERROR WAS/DETECTED BY POSTAL SERVICE/PLEASE NOTIFY SENDER...  
DELAY Hi, HAPPY WE FOUND YOU/This Address error was/detected by your Postal/Service.  Please noticy the/sender of…  
DELAY Inadvertently left/on mail sack found/at Morgan Sta., N.Y.P.O  
DELAY INCORRECTLY ZIP CODED marking
DELAY Mail delayed because wrong zip/code.  Please advise correspon-/dents.  
DELAY MAIL DELAYED DUE TO/INCORRECT ZIP CODE  
DELAY MAIL DELAYED DUE TO MISSING/OR INCORRECT ZIP CODE/CITY &/OR STATE NAME/PLEASE NOTIFY…  
DELAY MAIL DELAYED/FROM BURGLARY/EUGENE P.O. 5-12-88  
DELAY Mail delayed in/delivery due to/West Coast dock strike  
DELAY No service on C A M. Rt. 21 this date./Mail trained    Houston, Texas  
DELAY PLEASE INCLUDE SUITE #/OR FIRM NAME AS PART/OF YOUR ADDRESS  
DELAY RETURNED TO SENDER/TURNED IN AS/MISDIRECTED/by Railway Mail Service/2nd DIV, N.Y.-I.S. (w/Do not use this envelo…)  
DELAY THIS MAIL IS ADDRESSED INCORRECTLY/SOON YOUR MAIL WILL BE PROCESSED/BY COMPUTERS. TO AVOID/DELAY… marking
DELAY THIS MAIL WAS DELAYED DUE TO/INCORRECT ZIP CODE. PLEASE/NOTIFY YOUR CORRESPONDENTS OF/YOUR COR…  
DELAY To avoid delay in delivery have your Mail/addressed to correct Street and Number,/Zip Code, P.O. Box or General Delivery  
DELAY TO INSURE PROMPT DELIVERY/ADVISE CORRESPONDENT OF/CORRECT ZIP CODE/ROCHESTER, NY 14623  
DELAY TRAIN LATE/MAIL DELAYED (in oval)  
DELAY Undeliverable During Delivery Hours/Notice Left___  
DELAY YOUR MAIL DELAYED BECAUSE OF/WRONG ZIP  
DELAY YOUR MAIL was delayed due to [check box] marking
     
     
FINGR Fingers  
  NOT DELIVERABLE/AS ADDRESSED,/UNABLE TO FORWARD marking
FINGR REASON FOR/NON-DELIVERY/CHECKED \RETURNED/TO/WRITER marking
FINGR RETURNED TO SENDER (with separate FORWARDING ORDER/EXPIRED marks) marking
FINGR RETURN TO SENDER/ATTEMPTED UNKNOWN/LONG POINT STATION/HOUSTON, TX 77055-9998  
FINGR RETURN TO SENDER/CHANGE OF ADDRESS HAS EXPIRED  
FINGR RETURN TO SENDER/DO NOT REMAIL IN THIS ENVELOPE/_MOVED- LEFT NO ADDRESS/_ATTEMPTED-NOT KNOWN/…  
FINGR RETURN TO/SENDER/FORWARDING ORDER/EXPIRED marking
FINGR RETURN TO SENDER/Moved, Left No Address/Attempted Not Known/No Such Number/Fwd, Order Expired  
FINGR RETURN TO SENDER/NOT IN SHIPYARD/ADDRESS DIRECTORY,/REQUIRES CODE  
FINGR RETURN TO SENDER:/UNABLE TO FORWARD (in box)  
FINGR RETURN TO SENDER with UNDELIVERABLE/UNABLE/TO/FORWARD/AS ADDRESSED marking
FINGR RETURN TO SENDER /[10 line box, form LN055] marking
FINGR RETURN TO WRITER/NOT DELIVERABLE AS ADDRESSED/NO  ORDER ON FILE  
FINGR RETURNED TO SENDER/12 Month  Expired/Address Correction Provided  
FINGR Returned to Sender/Addressee Unknown  
FINGR RETURNED TO SENDER/ATTEMPTED NOT KNOWN  
FINGR RETURNED TO SENDER/ATTEMPTED NOT KNOWN (in framed box)  
FINGR RETURNED TO SENDER/ATTEMPTED NOT KNOWN 55 1 20-23  
FINGR RETURNED TO SENDER/ATTEMPTED NOT KNOWN/DO NOT USE ENVELOPE/OR WRAPPER AGAIN  
FINGR RETURNED TO SENDER/ATTEMPTED NOT KNOWN_/Insufficient Address_/Mooved, left no address_/No such number_str…  
  RETURNED TO SENDER/ ATTEMPTED NOT KNOWN (checked off) /NO SUCH NUMBER marking
FINGR RETURNED TO SENDER/ATTEMPTED- NOT KNOWN/NO SUCH NUMBER/REFUSED//RTE #___ CARR. INITS__  
  RETURNED TO SENDER/ATTEMPTED NOT KNOWN/NO SUCH NUMBER/ROUTE NO./CARR/INITIALS/DATE marking
FINGR RETURNED TO SENDER/_Attempted not known/_No such Person Number Bus./Insufficient//x Vacant Refused Unclaimed…  
FINGR RETURNED TO SENDER/AUTHORIZED TIME FOR/ HAS EXPIRED/MOVED OVER 1 YEAR/ATHENS, GA 30604  
FINGR RETURNED TO SENDER (on finger): DECEASED marking
FINGR RETURNED TO SENDER/ FORWARDING ORDER/EXPIRED marking
FINGR RETURNED TO SENDER/ ORDER EXPIRED/NILES, OH 44446  
FINGR RETURNED TO SENDER/GMF DEL/MOVED, NOT FORWARDABLE  
FINGR RETURN/TO/SENDER/INSUFFICIENT ADDRESS marking
FINGR RETURNED TO SENDERr/Insufficient Address  
FINGR RETURNED TO SENDER: INSUFFICIENT ADDRESS marking
FINGR RETURNED TO SENDER/INSUFFICIENT ADDRESS/ATHENS, GA. marking
FINGR RETURNED TO SENDER/INSUFFICIENT ADDRESS/NEW YORK, NY 110017-9995: Do Not Use This Envelope/Or Wrapper Again  
FINGR RETURNED TO SENDER/MISDIRECTED - THIS/ADDRESS NOT SERVED/BY LANCASTER, N. Y.  
FINGR RETURNED TO SENDER/_MOVED, LEFT NO ADDRESS/_ATTEMPTED NOT KNOWN/_NO SUCH NUMBER/_FORWARD...  
FINGR RETURNED TO SENDER/_MOVED, LEFT NO ADDRESS/_ATTEMPTED NOT KNOWN/_NO SUCH NUMBER/_FWD. ORD…  
FINGR RETURNED TO SENDER/MOVED/NOT FORWARDABLE/NEW YORK, NY (with NO LONGER 7967)  
FINGR RETURNED TO SENDER/NEED INMATE ID NUMBER/NO LONGER AT K.C.C.C.  
FINGR RETURNED/TO/SENDER (finger): NO MAIL/RECEPTACLE  marking
FINGR RETURNED TO SENDER/NO STREET DELIVERY/AVAILABLE  
FINGR RETURNED TO SENDER/NO SUCH ADDRESS marking
FINGR RETURNED TO SENDER/NO SUCH BLOCK marking
FINGR RETURNED TO SENDER/NO SUCH/NUMBER  
FINGR RETURNED TO SENDER/NO SUCH STREET  
  RETURNED TO SENDER (in hand)/NOT DELIVERABLE/AS ADDRESSED/UNABLE TO FORWARD marking
FINGR RETURNED TO SENDER/NOT DELIVERABLE/AS ADDRESSED-_/UNABLE TO FORWARD  
FINGR RETURNED TO SENDER/OUTSIDE/DELIVERY AREA  
FINGR RETURNED TO SENDER/OUTSIDE OUR/DELIVERY AREA  
FINGR hand,RETURNED TO SENDER/REASON CHECKED/Unclaimed_Refused_/Attempted - Not Known x_/Insufficient address…  
FINGR RETURNED TO SENDER/REASON CHECKED/Unclaimed_Refused_/.Unknown_/Insufficient address/Moved, left no address_,..  
FINGR RETURNED TO SENDER/REFUSED  
FINGR RETURNED TO SENDER/REFUSED/SUPPLIES EXHAUSTED  
FINGR RETURNED TO SENDER/UNCLAIMED  
FINGR RETURNED TO SENDER/10984/UNDELIVERABLE AS ADDRESSED/ ORDER EXPIRED  
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 marking
FINGR RETURNED TO SENDER: UNDELIVERABLE/AS ADDRESSED//ORDER EXPIRED marking
FINGR RETURNED TO SENDER/UNDELIVERABLE AS ADDRESSED/ ORDER EXPIRED/VINELAND, NJ 08360 (in box)  
FINGR RETURNED TO WRITER (with additional BOX CLOSED NO ORDER mark)  
FINGR Returned to Writer/NO SUCH POST OFFICE/IN STATE NAMED  
FINGR RETURNED TO WRITER/N.Y.P.O./Fox Street/Sta (in the cuff)  
FINGR RETURNED TO WRITER/??? FROM/???/DO NOT REMAIL IN THIS ENVELOPE OR WRAPPER  
FINGR RETURNED TO WRITER/REASON CHECKED/Unclaimed_Refused_/.Unknown_/Insufficient address/Moved, left no address_,..  
INSADD RETURNED / TO WRITER / UNCLAIMED marking
INSADD RETURNED TO WRITER/UNCLAIMED/FROM/TAUNTON, MASS. (on finger) marking
FINGR RETURNED/TO WRITER/UNCLAIMED marking
FINGR RETURNED TO WRITER/REFUSED  
FINGR RETURNED TO WRITER/UNCLAIMED/From San Francisco, Calif. P.O./RETURNED FROM ????  
FINGR RETURNED TO WRITER/returned from/OAKLAND/CALIF. (with ??? 22, 1922 in cuff)  
FINGR RETURNED/TO WRITER/UNCLAIMED/FROM/SOUTH BEND,/IND. marking
FINGR RETURNED TO WRITER/UNCLAIMED/CLINTON HILL STA./NEWARK, N. J.  
FINGR bottom left box w/finger: ATTEMPTED/NOT KNOWN/RETURN TO WRITER  
FINGR bottom left box w/finger: RETURN/TO WRITER/UNCLAIMED  
FINGR (finger) UNDELIVERABLE/AS ADDRESSED/UNABLE TO FORWARD marking
     
     
FOUND Found  
FOUND CONTENTS FOUND LOOSE/IN THE MAILS  
FOUND FOUND IN NEWSPAPER MAIL/__r Ball Sta., (DD) NYPO  
FOUND Found in ordinary mail  
FOUND Found in ordinary mail  
FOUND Found in ordinary mail marking
FOUND FOUND IN PACKAGE BOX/COLLECTION  
FOUND Found in supposedly/empty equipment  
FOUND Found in supposedly/empty equipment  
FOUND Found in supposedly/empty equipment  
FOUND Found in supposedly/empty equipment  
FOUND Found in supposedly/empty equipment  
FOUND Found in Supposedly/Empty Equipment  
FOUND Found in/supposedly empty equipment./Please accept our apology./U.S, Postal Service  
FOUND FOUND IN SUPPOSEDLY EMPTY EQUIPMENT/AT THE MAIL TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT CENTER/LANDOVER, MD 20785-  
FOUND FOUND LOOSE IN THE MAIL/FORT WORTH, TX 76101  
FOUND USPS, BUFFALO, NY 14240/INQUIRY SECTION  LOST & FOUND/NOTICE/The enclosed was found loose in/the mails by this off…  
     
     
INSADD Insufficient Address  
INSADD ADVISE YOUR CORRESPONDENTS OR/PUBLISHERS OF YOUR CORRECT ADDRESS  
INSADD CANNOT BE FOUND (w/additional INSUFFICIENT ADDRESS mark)  
INSADD Columbus, GA  
INSADD DEFICIENCY/IN ADDRESS/SUPPLIED BY/N.Y.P.O.- 1.8. (circle)  
INSADD DEFICIENCY/IN/ADDRESS/SUPPLIED BY/CLAIMS & INQUIRY SECT./AFK/New York, N.Y.P.O.(circle)  
INSADD DEFICIENCY/IN/ADDRESS/SUPPLIED BY/X3/PHIL. PA (circle)  
INSADD Delivery delayed- Incomplete address/SEARCHER No. 8/Church Street Annex, N.Y.P.O.  
INSADD D. S. (for Directory Service in circle)  
INSADD D. S. (for Directory Service in circle)  
INSADD Get All That's Coming To You!/Please notify the sender of/your complete and correct/address. marking
INSADD FLORIDA  
INSADD If you wish your mail delivered/by carrier have it addressed to/Street and number.  
INSADD If you wish your mail delivered/by carrier have it addressed to/Street and number.  
INSADD INDEPENDENCE, OHIO  
INSADD INSUFFICIENT ADDRESS  
INSADD Insufficient Address/For this ZIP CODE  
INSADD Insufficient address  
INSADD Insufficient address  
INSADD Insufficient address  
INSADD New York State  
INSADD NO RECORD/BAMC LOCATOR/INT__/DATE__  
INSADD NO STATE NAMED/(N.Y.P.O.I.S.)  
INSADD NO STATE NAMED/(N.Y.P.O.I.S.)  
INSADD No Such Post Office/In State Named  
INSADD No such post office/in state named  
INSADD No such post office/in state named  
INSADD No such post office/In the state named  
INSADD No Such Street/In Seattle, Wash.  
INSADD NO SUCH STREET/IN SEATTLE WA  
INSADD NO SUCH STREET/ROCHESTER, N.Y.  
INSADD NO SUCH STREET/NUMBER (with AUTHORIZED TIME FOR  HAS/EXPIRED. PLEASE ADVISE YOUR,… mark)  
INSADD NOT DELIVERABLE AS ADDRESSED/UNABLE TO FORWARD      marking
INSADD NOT DELIVERABLE AS ADDRESSED/UNABLE TO FORWARD (with RETURN TO WRITER boxed finger in lower left)  
INSADD NOT FOR SHOREVIEW, MN 56126  
INSADD NOT FOUND  
INSADD Not Phil., PA. (with Pittsburgh, PA.)  
INSADD NOTIFY SENDER OF NEW ADDRESS  
INSADD RETURN FOR____CORRECTION____COMPLETION  
INSADD RETURN FOR BETTER ADDRESS/SHOW COUNTRY IN ENGLISH  
INSADD RETURN FOR BETTER ADDRESS/SHOW COUNTRY OF DESTINATION/IN ENGLISH  
INSADD RETURN/NO ADDRESS SHOWN IN WINDOW  
INSADD RETURN TO OFFICE OF FIRST/ADDRESS FOR PROPER HANDLING  
INSADD RETURN TO SENDER/ADDRESSEE UNKNOWN/PRESENTLY AT THIS BOX #/BLUEGRASS STATION  
INSADD RETURN TO SENDER/FOR NAME OF VESSEL  
INSADD RETURN TO SENDER FROM/PITTSBURGH, PA 15219/REC'D W/O ADDRESS  
  RETURN TO SENDER/NO FORWARD ORDER ON FILE/UNABLE TO FORWARD/RETURN TO SENDER marking
INSADD RETURN TO SENDER:/NO SUCH NUMBER (in box)  
INSADD Return to Sender/Not at this/address marking
INSADD Returned For Better Address  
INSADD RETURNED FOR/BETTER ADDRESS  
INSADD Returned for Better Address  
INSADD RETURNED FOR COMPLETION/NAME OF COUNTRY IN ENGLISH  
INSADD RETURNED FOR/Correction/Completion  
INSADD RETURNED FOR/BETTER DIRECTION 6 marking
INSADD RETURNED TO SENDER/BY BROOKLYN, N. Y. P. O./UNDELIVERABLE AS ADDRESSED/DO NOT POST AGAIN IN THIS/ENVELOPE…  
INSADD Returned to sender from Buffalo,/N.Y. P.O., Postage due 1 1/2c/Not at address given  
INSADD RETURNED TO SENDER/No Such Number  
INSADD Returned to writer/No such office in state named/N.S. No.   18 M.D.  
INSADD RTS/RETURN TO SENDER/Attempted/NOT KNOWN marking
INSADD RTS/RETURN TO SENDER/NO SUCH/NUMBER/STREET marking
INSADD RTS/RETURN TO SENDER/Not Deliverable as /addressed.  / Unable to forward. marking
INSADD RTS/RETURN TO SENDER/with pre-checked box ATTEMPTED NOT KNOWN marking
INSADD RTS/RETURN TO SENDER with pre-checked box NO SUCH NUMBER/STREET marking
INSADD RTS/RETURN TO SENDER with pre-checked box NOT DELIVERABLE AS ADDRESSED / - UNABLE TO FORWARD marking
INSADD RTS/ _INSUFFICIENT ADDRESS/_ATTEMPTED NOT KNOWN/_NO SUCH NUMBER STREET/_NOT DELIVERABLE AS ADDRESS…  
INSADD RURAL ROUTE AND BOX NUMBER/NO LONGER A VALID ADDRESS./USE OF ASSIGNED STREET ADDRESS/NECESSARY FOR…  
INSADD This address is incorrect/but delivery is being made./Please advise your/correspondents of your/correct address. marking
INSADD This address is incorrect/but delivery is being made./Please advise your/correspondents of your/correct address. marking
INSADD TRY OAKLAND  
INSADD UNADDRESSED  
INSADD (7) UNKNOWN AT ADDRESS - 143  
  Address Changed  
INSADD RETURNED TO SENDER finger/COMMUNITY ADDRESS CHANGED/TIME LIMIT EXPIRED FOR/ADDRESS CONVERSION  
INSADD RETURN TO SENDER finger: RETURN TO SENDER/STREET & NUMBER HAS BEEN/CHANGED BY COUNTY AUTHORITY/1 Year…  
INSADD RETURN TO SENDER/DELIVERY CITY WAS CHANGED TO/GREENVILLE, WI 54942/EFFECTIVE 7-24-93  
INSADD RETURNED TO SENDER/STREET AND OR NUMBER/HAS BEEN CHANGED BY/COUNTY AUTHORITY/1 YR TIME LIMIT HAS EXP…  
  Multi-Unit Buildings  
INSADD INSUFFICIENT ADDRESS BECAYSE/OF MULTIPLE DWELLING LACKING/SUITE OR APARTMENT NUMBER  
INSADD LARGE OFFICE BLDGS/REQUIRE A SUITE No./FOR PROPER DELIVERY/_ ORDER EXPIRED/_INSUFFICIENT…  
INSADD OFFICE BLDG. RETURNED FOR/COMPLETE ADDRESS. ROOM #/OR FIRM NAME NEEDED-21204E  
INSADD THIS IS A MULTI-UNIT ADDRESS./ALL MAIL MUST BE ADDRESSED TO/A SPECIFIC APT. OR UNIT NUMBER./UNDELIVERABLE…  
INSADD Unknown, Multi-tenant Building./Need Company, Name or/Suite Number.  
     
LOTFRD Lottery/Fraud  
LOTFRD FRAUDULENT./Mail to this address returned by/order of the Postmaster General  
LOTFRD FRAUDULENT./Mail to this address returned by/order of the Postmaster General  
LOTFRD FRAUDULENT./Mail to this address returned by/order of the Postmaster General  
LOTFRD FRAUDULENT/MAIL TO THIS ADDRESS/RETURNED BY ORDER OF POSTMASTER GENERAL./(New York, N.Y. Inq. Dept.)  
LOTFRD Reeturned To Sender/ADDRESSEE CONVICTED/OF MAIL FRAUD (finger)  
LOTFRD RETURNED TO SENDER DUE TO/ADDRESSES VIOLATION OF POSTAL/FALSE REPRESENTATION AND/LOTTERY LAW  
LOTFRD RETURNED TO SENDER DUE TO/ADDRESSEE'S VIOLATION OF/POSTAL FALSE REPRESENTATION LAW marking
LOTFRD SUPPOSED TO CONTAIN MATTER/PROHIBITED IMPORTATION/PART: 262 P.M.  
LOTFRD SUPPOSED TO CONTAIN MATTER/PROHIBITTED IMPORTATION/PART 262 P.M.  
LOTFRD SUPPOSED TO CONTAIN MATTER/PROHIBITED IMPORTATION/PART: 620 P.M.  
LOTFRD Supposed to contain matter/prohibited importation/See Sec. 2233 P.L.& R.  
LOTFRD Supposed to contain matter/prohibited importation/See Sec. 2233 P.L.& R.  
LOTFRD Supposed to contain matter/prohibited importation/See Sec. 2233 P.L.& R.  
LOTFRD SUPPOSED TO CONTAIN MATTER/PROHIBITTED IMPORTATION  
LOTFRD SUPPOSED TO CONTAIN MATTER/SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF/EXECUTIVE ORDER 8389 AS AMENDED  
LOTFRD SUPPOSED TO CONTAIN MATTER/SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF/EXECUTIVE ORDER 8389 AS AMENDED  
LOTFRD SUPPOSED TO CONTAIN MATTER/SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF/EXECUTIVE ORDER 8389 AS AMENDED  
LOTFRD Supposed to contain Matter//Subject to the Provisions of//Executive Order 8389 as Amended  
LOTFRD SUPPOSED TO CONTAIN MATTER/SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF/EXECUTIVE ORDER 8389 AS AMENDED  
LOTFRD SUPPOSED TO CONTAIN MATTER/SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF/EXECUTIVE ORDER 8389 AS AMENDED  
     
     
MILIT Military  
MILIT Address changed by reason/of official orders  
MILIT Change of address due/to official orders  
MILIT Change of address due/to official orders (with YOUR MAIL HAS BEEN DELAYED…COMPLETE MILITARY ADDRESS)  
MILIT COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY/ADDRESS CHANGED BY/OFFICIAL --- ORDERS  
MILIT ...delivery, advise/your correspondents of your complete/military address, showing unit  
MILIT DIRECTORY SERVICE GIV/BASE POST OFFICE, NAVY  
MILIT ESSENTIAL MILITARY MAIL  
MILIT FORT EUSTIS POSTAL LOCATOR with  RETURNED TO SENDER (finger) & NO RECORD/Hqs. T/School/21 JUN 1962  
MILIT FOURTH MARINE MAIL/No Postage Available/Collect on Delivery: w/signature of commanding officer  
MILIT HOSPITALIZED  
MILIT NO RECORD/AMPHIBIOUS FORCE/19 JUN 1944  
MILIT NO RECORD OF UNIT/F.P.O., S.F., CALIF.  
MILIT NOT IN SERVICE SCHOOLS (with Directoty Service Given At/Great Lakes, Illinois mark)  
MILIT Notify Correspondents and Publishers of/New Address on W.D.A.G.D. Form 204  
MILIT OFFICER TO OFFICER/HANDLING ONLY  
MILIT OUT OF COMMISSION/RETURN TO SENDER  
MILIT OUT OF COMMISSION/RETURN TO SENDER  
MILIT PLEASE ADVISE YOUR CORRESPONDENTS/OF YOUR CORRECT MILITARY ADDRESS  
MILIT Return to U.S./Port Postal Officer/Port of Embarkation/Army Post Office/N.Y., 17, N.Y.  
MILIT RETURNING TO/UNITED STATES (boxed)   
MILIT RETURNING TO/UNITED STATES (boxed)   
MILIT SHIP OR UNIT/DECOMMISSIONED (RETURNED TO SENDER finger)   
MILIT SHIP OR UNIT/DECOMMISSIONED  (RETURNED TO SENDER finger)   
MILIT UNSUITABLE FOR FILMING/ four additional lines of text (boxed)  
MILIT Via ARMY COURIER SERVICE  
MILIT Verified DECEASED/RETURN TO SENDER and D.G. BRUMFELD/MAJ. AGC, Asst AG  
MILIT W D ESSENTIAL OFFICIAL AIR MAIL  
MILIT W D official essential/Air Mail/Special Delivery & Registered/Return Receipt Requested  
     
     
MISENT Missent  
MISENT MISSENT   marking
MISENT Missent and forwarded from/Rockport, Me. P. O. marking
MISENT Missent to ____  
MISENT Missent to/Angelica, NY  
MISENT Missent to Arlington, VA  
MISENT Missent to ____ Baldwin, NY  
MISENT Missent to ____ Holley, N.Y.  
MISENT Missent to Indianapolis, Ind  
MISENT Missent to Las Vegas, N. -Mex.  
MISENT Missent to Manchester, Mass.  
MISENT Missent to MINNEAPOLIS, MINN  
MISENT Missent to ROCHESTER, N.Y.  
MISENT MISSENT TO/ROSEVILLE, ILLINOIS  
MISENT Missent to Springfield, Mass.  
MISENT Missent to St. Louis, Mo., No. 1  
MISENT MISSENT TO WEST SIDE TERM NEW YORK  
MISENT RECEIVED AT CAMDEN, N.J./POST OFFICE UNDER COVER/FROM CAMDEN, NEW YORK  
     
     
NONSTD NON-STANDARD MAIL  
  Surcharge  
NONSTD 3x5 card illegally small card used  
NONSTD RETURNED FOR Additional 9c/POSTAGE SURCHARGE/DUE TO NON-STANDARD SIZE  
NONSTD RETURN TO SENDER/9c Postage due for NONSTANDARD SURCHARGE./Your mail piece is of a non-stand… Label 100, March 1981  
NONSTD Returned for Postage/10 cents surcharge due/Exceeds 6 1/8 H X/11 1/2 L x 1/4  
NONSTD RETURN TO SENDER/10c Postage due for NONSTANDARD SURCHARGE./Your mail piece is of a non-stand… Label 100, February 1985  
NONSTD RETURN FOR 10c/ADD L POSTAGE/NONSTANDARD SURCHARGE  
NONSTD 11 ct Handling Charge/Due on Non-Standard/Size Mail  
NONSTD RETURNED TO SENDER (label)  on card  for improper sized postal card use  
NONSTD INT'L. POST CARDS LESS THAN/5 1/2 by 3 1/2  NOT ACCEPTED IN/INTERNATIONAL MAILS  
  Other  
NONSTD NON-MACHINABLE  
NONSTD RETURN TO SENDER/ODD SHAPED ITEMS ARE NON-MACHINABLE/IN LETTER TYPE ENVELOPE/DOMESTIC MAIL MANUAL …  
NONSTD UNMAILABLE  
     
     
PSTDUE Postage Due  
  Improper Affixed  
PSTDUE 10 cent war savings stamp (w/ POSTAGE DUE_CENTS mark and 16 cent meter affixed)  
PSTDUE 60 cent Special Delivery stamp  
PSTDUE label- 10 cents Webster Profit Sharing (with POSTAGE DUE 4 CENTS)  
PSTDUE label- US flag  
PSTDUE label- 1988 Christmas seal  
PSTDUE penny taped to envelope w/32 ct stamp- tied on cover  
PSTDUE postal card indicia- 2x1 ct Jefferson pc + 1 ct stamp (w/RETURNED/FOR POSTAGE/FEB.11,1938/N.S.M.D. No.27)  
PSTDUE postal card indicia- 6 ct John hanson pc + 5 ct Washington stamp (w/ POSTAGE DUE 5 c)  
PSTDUE foreign- 2 cents Bermuda+13 cents US  
PSTDUE foreign- C1.00 Costa Rica (with Returned for 25c Additional/postage.  When remailing, cross/out this niotice or paste stamps/over it.)  
PSTDUE foreign- 40 centimes French South & Antarctic Territory  
PSTDUE foreign- 20 cent UN + 4 cents US  
PSTDUE HELD FOR POSTAGE/OCT 29 1907  
PSTDUE TAPE PREVENTS/CANCELLATION/RETURN FOR POSTAGE marking
PSTDUE This is the article for which/you sent postage/Postmaster, Buffalo N. Y.  
  Missing Stamp  
PSTDUE POSTAGE DUE _c (11 cts written in)  
PSTDUE POSTAGE DUE _ (20 cts written in)  
PSTDUE POSTAGE DUE _ (25 cts written in)  
PSTDUE POSTAGE DUE 5 CENTS (with 5 cts postage due stamp added)  
PSTDUE POSTAGE DUE 5 CENTS  
PSTDUE Rec'd without stamp/MM/R-1 (handwritten)  
PSTDUE RETURNED FOR POSTAGE  
PSTDUE RETURNED TO SENDER/FOR POSTAGE/SENDER: Remove Label, Affix/Postage, and Remail.  
PSTDUE RETURNED TO SENDER/RETURNED FOR POSTAGE/PLACE STAMP OVER FIST  
  Refused  
PSTDUE REFUSED (w/ POSTAGE DUE   CENTS) and (RETURNED TO WRITER/UNCLAIMED./ALBANY, N.Y. finger)  
PSTDUE REFUSED (w/ Returned for 23 Additional/postage.  When remailing, cross/out this notice or paste stamps/over it. mark and overlay)  
PSTDUE REFUSED BY ADDRESSEE/FOR ADDITIONAL POSTAGE  
PSTDUE REFUSED BY ADDRESSEE/RETURNED FOR ADDITIONAL POSTAGE (w/4 CENTS/DUE boxed Canadian mark in black)  
  Underpaid  
PSTDUE DUE 2 marking
PSTDUE HELD FOR POSTAGE/N.Y.P.O. PENN. TERM. STA. 2ND DIV.  
PSTDUE No. 1 Returned for Postage  
PSTDUE OVERWEIGHT_______OZ (with POSTAGE DUE ____ CENTS)  
PSTDUE POSTAGE DUE ____ CENTS  
PSTDUE Postage Due 1 Cent  
PSTDUE Postage Due 1 Cent  
PSTDUE Postage Due 1 Cent  
PSTDUE POSTAGE DUE 3  
PSTDUE POSTAGE DUE 3 CENTS  
PSTDUE POSTAGE DUE 3 CENTS  
PSTDUE Postage Due 3 Cents  
PSTDUE Postage Due 7 Cents/Chicago, Ill. For. Sec. 3  
PSTDUE Postage Due $.12 (in box)  
PSTDUE POSTAGE DUE 17 c  
PSTDUE POSTAGE DUE 34 c  
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...  
PSTDUE RETURN FOR 1 Cent/ADDITIONAL POSTAGE  
PSTDUE Returned for Additional Postage/Posrtage Due 1 Cent.  
PSTDUE RETURNED FOR ADDITIONAL/POSTAGE, 1 CENT  
PSTDUE RETURNED FOR POSTAGE  
PSTDUE RETURNED/FOR POSTAGE (in box)  
PSTDUE RETURNED FOR POSTAGE  
PSTDUE RETURNED/FOR POSTAGE (in box)  
PSTDUE THIS IS THE MAIL/FOR WHICH YOU SENT POSTAGE  
PSTDUE This is the mail for/which you sent postage  
  Underpaid for Overseas  
PSTDUE FOREIGN MAIL/RETURNED FOR 11  c ADDITIONAL POSTAGE/AIRMAIL RATE 40 C PER 1/2 OZ/TOTAL POSTAGE DUE _ c  
PSTDUE POSTAGE DUE 11 c  
PSTDUE RETURN FOR 11 c ADDITIONAL/POSTAGE  
PSTDUE Return for Postage/Domestic Rates not applicable/for International Mails./Check your Int'l Rate Chart.  
PSTDUE Returned for 60 Additional/Postage For Airmail.  When/Remailing, Cross Out This Notice/Or Paste Stamps Over It.  
PSTDUE RETURNED FOR ADDITIONAL POSTAGE/FOR SURFACE MAIL 15 c/OR AIR MAIL 66 c  
PSTDUE Returned for Additional Postage/Foreign Mail MUST BE PREPAID  
PSTDUE RETURNED FOR ADD'L POSTAGE/45 c AIRMAIL OR _ c SURFACE/1ST CLASS MAIL ______  
PSTDUE RETURNED FOR ADDITIONAL POSTAGE/POSTADE DUE 14 c /TOTAL POSTAGE REQUIRED 46 c/RATE____ c PER 1/2 OUNCE  
PSTDUE RETURNED FOR POSTAGE/TOTAL POSTAGE: 50 c/REMOVE THIS LABEL AFTER/AFFIXING PROPER POSTAGE.  
PSTDUE This letter was posted insufficiently prepaid./Please…//ounce 5 cents, each additional ounce 3 cents./(Post Office,San Francisco, U.S.A.)  
  Underpaid from Overseas  
PSTDUE 28/28 T2/ POSTAGE DUE $1.12/NJI & BMC  
PSTDUE Due 6 cents (w/opera glass duplex)  
PSTDUE Due 2 cents (w/opera glass duplex)  
PSTDUE POSTAGE DUE 61c /NYB&FMC O…. Tour 11  
PSTDUE POSTAGE DUE 64c /NJI …TOUR II  
PSTDUE POSTAGE DUE 10c AMF WASHINGTON, D.C./RATED BY COUNTRY OF ORIGIN/CHART 7, DIRECTORY OF INT. MAIL  
PSTDUE U.S. Charge/TO COLLECT/4/CENTS  
  Underpaid Single Stamp Passed  
PSTDUE 1 cent  
PSTDUE 3 cents  
PSTDUE 1 1 cents  
     
     
SERINS Service Inscribed  
  Airmail  
SERINS Air Mail/Dispatched by Train/To Avoid Delay  
SERINS Air Mail envelopes not permissible/in other than Air Service/RETURN TO SENDER  
SERINS AIRMAIL/SPECIAL DELIVERY  
SERINS AIRMAIL/SPECIAL DELIVERY  
SERINS Air Mail Stamps valid/for Air Mail only.  
SERINS BY AIR MAIL OVER U. S./Domestic Routes Only  
SERINS BY AIRMAIL OVER U.S./DOMESTIC ROUTE ONLY  
SERINS ENVELOPES OF THIS DESIGN/MUST BEAR AIR MAIL POSTAGE  
SERINS FIRST OFFICIAL FLIGHT/Brockton to Boston May 19, 1938  
SERINS improper use of an airmail envelope  
SERINS Insufficient POSTAGE/FOR AIR MAIL  
SERINS Insufficient Postage/for Airmail  
SERINS Insufficient Postage/For Airplane Mail/San Diego, Calif.  
SERINS NIGHT AIR MAIL  
SERINS NOT IN AIR MAIL/RECEIVED VIA STEAMER/GPO (FOREIGN SEC.)/New York-1, N.Y.  
SERINS Returned for Additional Postage (with POSTAGE DUE, 2 CENTS)  
SERINS Returned for postage,/Due 5 cents  
SERINS UNMAILABLE EXCEPT/AS AIR MAIL  (with POSTAGE DUE 3 CENTS and THIS IS THE MAIL FOR/WHICH YOU…)  
SERINS VIA AIR MAIL (with TAKE OUT/May 19, 1950/Glendale, Calif.)  
  Certified  
SERINS Certified mail (with RETURN RECEIPT REQUESTED mark)  
SERINS Certified mail  
SERINS Certified mail (with RETURN RECEIPT REQUESTED mark)  
SERINS Certified mail (with Name_/1st Notice_?2nd Mnotice_/Return_ mark)  
SERINS Certified mail  
SERINS HANDLE AS/CERTIFIED MAIL/WITHIN USPS  
SERINS HANDLE AS/CERTIFIED MAIL/WITHIN USPS  
  Certified and Special Delivery  
SERINS Certified mail with RETURN RECEIPT REQUESTED mark  
SERINS SPECIAL/DELIVERY (in parallelogram) with MAIL DELAYED DUE/TO WRONG ZIP CODE  
  Insured  
SERINS Insured/No. ___/New Orleans, LA./STA B./SEP 16 1946(with Sender claims nothing fragile/or perishable enclosed mark)  
SERINS INSURED/xxx STATION/MAY 21, 1965/NEW YORK, N.Y. 10036 (oval mark)  
SERINS INSURED/NO. ___  
  Special Delivery  
SERINS A notice for this mail was/left when Special Delivery/Service was attempted.  
SERINS Fee claimed at Sioux City, Ia./For Night, Sunday and Holiday Delivery/Use the Special Delivery Service  
MISC FEE CLAIMED/CINCINNATI/OHIO  
SERINS SPECIAL DELIVERY (with SPECIAL DELIVERY/FEE PAID 10 CENTS)  
SERINS SPECIAL DELIVERY (with  Fee Claimed by Office/of First Address)  
SERINS Special Delivery- Air Mail (with  Fee Claimed by Office/of First Address)  
SERINS Special Delivery- Air Mail (with  FEE CLAIMED BY OFFICE/OF FIRST ADDRESS)  
SERINS Special Delivery fee insufficient/………2 …cents  
SERINS Special Delivery/Via Air Mail (with SPECIAL DELIVERY/AIR MAIL (In wings))  
  Other  
SERINS FREE MATTER/FOR THE BLIND  
SERINS FREE MATTER FOR THE BLIND/& PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED  
SERINS FREE MATTER FOR THE/BLIND OR HANDICAPPED  
SERINS FREE MATTER FOR THE BLIND/AND PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED/POSTAL MANUAL PART 138  
SERINS MAILED ON RURAL ROUTE  
SERINS MAILED ON RURAL ROUTE  
SERINS NON-PROFIT/ORGANIZATION  
SERINS RECEIPT OF MAILING/WAS OBTAINED FOR THIS LETTER PER/POST OFFICE DEPT FORM 3817  
SERINS RECEIVED AT GPO REGISTRY DIVISION/NOT BACKSTAMPED  
SERINS REGISTERED/RETURN RECEIPT REQUESTED  
SERINS Second Notice. No Repl/To First Notice Mailed…/Jul 14 1958  
SERINS SPECIAL FOURTH CLASS RATE/CONTENTS BOOKS  
SERINS SPECIAL STANDARD MAIL/Bound Printed Material  
     
     
SERSUS Service Suspended (sorted by year of suspension)  
SERSUS RETURN TO SENDER/SERVICE SUSPENDED  
SERSUS RETURN TO SENDER/SERVICE SUSPENDED  
SERSUS SERVICE TEMPORARILY/SUSPENDED  
SERSUS EMBARGO/RETURN TO SENDER  
SERSUS SERVICE TEMP/SUSPENDED  
SERSUS RETURN TO SENDER/TEMPORARY EMBARGO/TO THIS COUNTRY  
SERSUS RETURN TO SENDER/SERVICE SUSPENDED  
SERSUS SERVICE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED  
SERSUS EMBARGO/RETURN TO SENDER  
  RETURNED TO SENDER / SERVICE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED marking
SERSUS SERVICE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED  
SERSUS RETURN TO SENDER/SERVICE TEMPOR-/ARILY SYSPENDED  
SERSUS SURFACE MAIL SUSPENDED/AIR SERVICE ONLY (Returned to sender finger)  
SERSUS RETURN TO SENDER/TEMPORARY EMBARGO/TO THIS COUNTRY  
SERSUS RETURN TO SENDER/Service Temporarily Suspended  
SERSUS RETURN TO SENDER/SERVICE SUSPENDED  
SERSUS RETURN TO SENDER/SERVICE TEMPORARILY/SUSPENDED  
SERSUS RETURN TO SENDER/SERVICE TEMPORARY/SUSPENDED  
SERSUS SERVICE TEMPORARILY/SUSPENDED - RETURN/TO SENDER  
SERSUS RETURN TO SENDER/SERVICE TEMPORARILY SYSPENDED/DMM 147.221 PERMITS REFUND OF POSTAGE/…  
SERSUS RETURN TO SENDER/SERVICE TEMPORARILY SYSPENDED/DMM 147.221 PERMITS REFUND OF POSTAGE/…  
SERSUS RETURN TO SENDER/SERVICE TEMPORARILY SYSPENDED/DMM PO 147.2.4c PERMITS REFUND OF POSTAGE/…  
SERSUS Your mail was returned due to the Canada/Postal Strike.Your Local post office will/refund your postage or you may remail item/…  
     
     
Stamp/Postage Type Questioned    
STAMPQ COVERED STAMPS NOT/GOOD FOR POSTAGE  
STAMPQ Evidence indicated postage/Has been paid.  
STAMPQ EVIDENCE POSTAGE WAS AFFIXED/ON DATE OK'd (with FIRST CLASS MAIL mark)  
STAMPQ EVIDENCE POSTAGE/ WAS AFFIXED/ONE RATE OK'D  
STAMPQ FOREIGN POSTAGE INTACT/WHEN LEAVING MAIL ROOM  
STAMPQ Postage OK. (followed by bar)  
STAMPQ POSTAGE OK AT/SOUTH POSTAL ANNEX/BOSTON, MA 02109  
STAMPQ POSTAGE O.K./SHED STAMP  
STAMPQ POSTAGE OK/USPS 21613  
STAMPQ POSTAGE VERIFIED  
STAMPQ POSTAGE VERIFIED  
STAMPQ POSTAGE VERIFIED AT/USPO, WILMINGTON, DE 19850  
STAMPQ Postage Verified/Wilm, DE 19850  
STAMPQ POSTAGE WAS AFFIXED/RATE OK  
STAMPQ PRESORT/BULK RATE/NON PROFIT/ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE IN INT'L MAILS/TOUR 2  
STAMPQ RETURN TO SENDER (finger with handwritten IMPROPER USE OF/PRECANCELLED/STAMPS)  
STAMPQ RETURN TO SENDER/BULK OR PRESORT POSTAGE MAY NOT/BE REUSED FOR PERSONAL OR SINGLE/PIECE MAILING  
STAMPQ Return to Sender-/Not acceptable postage./Stamps must not be covered/or reused.  
STAMPQ RETURN TO SENDER/STAMPS INVALID IF RE-USED,/COATED OR COVERED. marking
STAMPQ Returned for Postage/B stamps can only be used/on Domestic Mail  
STAMPQ RETURNED FOR POSTAGE/"D" STAMPS NOT VALID/FOR FOREIGN POSTAGE 14692-0000  
STAMPQ RETURNED FOR POSTAGE/FROM REVENUE PROTECTION UNIT-61/PORTLAND, OR 97208-9508  
STAMPQ REVENUE PROTECTION UNIT/GMF 1-2-3/ROCHESTER, NY 14692-9542  
STAMPQ Rochester, NY nixie postmark  
STAMPQ STAMP VOID WHEN COATED,/COVERED, DEFACED OR RE-USED/RETURN TO SENDER  
STAMPQ STAMP VOIDED WHEN CUT/FROM OTHER ENVELOPES/RETURN FOR POSTAGE  
STAMPQ Stamp (s)  void, when, coated,/covered, defaced, or reused./Return for Postage.  
STAMPQ SUFFICIENT POSTAGE AFFIXED AT/TIME OF MAILING AT TYLER,/TEX. 75701 _____  
     
     
MISC Miscellaneous  
  Deceased  
MISC RETURN TO SENDER/DECEASED/INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46253  
MISC RETURNED TO WRITER/DECEASED  
  Diplomatic Mail  
MISC Official Correspondence/CONSULAR MAIL/FREE  
MISC This article originally mailed/in country indicated by postage  
MISC THIS ARTICLE ORIGINALLY/MAILED IN COUNTRY INDICATED/BY POSTAGE (slogan in postmark)  
MISC Washington D.C.P.O./This article was originally/mailed in country indicated/by postage  
  Mail Box Related  
MISC BOX CLOSED - NO ORDERS  
MISC G.M.F. BOXES 14692  
MISC LEFT IN BOX OVER NIGHT marking
MISC No Mail Receptacle (with RETURNED TO SENDER/Moved Left No Address/Attempted Not Known/No Such Number/Fwd… finger)  
MISC NO MAIL RECEPTICLE (with PLEASE… INFORM SENDER/THAT YOUR MAIL SHOULD BE/ADDRESSED TO YOUR PO BOX)  
MISC No Mail/Recepticle/RETURNED TO SENDER/Insufficient Address/P.O. Box Number Required (w/ADDRESS NOT DELIVERED/BY MAIL…  
MISC NOT P. O. BOX  
MISC NOT P.O. BOX/MOUNTAINTOP, PA 18707  
MISC RETURNED TO SENDER/BOX CLOSED/NO ORDER  
  RETURNED TO SENDER/No Mail Recepticle  
MISC RETURNED TO SENDER/NO MAIL RECEPTACLE/56301-56304  
MISC Please keep approach to box/clear at all times or we will/be unable to deliver your mail./Thank you,/Your postal carrier  
MISC The bottom of the mail box/should be approximately 38"/from the road.  
MISC UNDELIVERABLE AS ADDRESSED/NO MAIL BOX ERECTED/RURAL ROUTE #2  
  Return Envelope  
MISC On delivery of this letter, Carrier will/please obtain the envelope and name of/mailing Post Office and return to Super/Intendent of  Carriers  
MISC Please return this envelope/for official reasons  
  Slogans  
MISC BACK THE BOYS IN THE TRENCHES/BUY A LIBERTY LOAN BOND/INQUIRE AT ANY BANK OR POST OFFICE  
MISC Do your bit!/BUY A LIBERTY LOAN BOND/Inquire at any bank or post office  
  Unclaimed  
MISC Returned to N.Y.P.O./by "Metro" as unclaimed/NOV 4, 1925/Returned to Writer/INQUIRY SECTION  
  UNCLAIMED marking
MISC UNCLAIMED/Returned to sender from Buffalo,/N.Y. P.O., Postage due 1 1/2c  
  Vacant  
MISC Vacant  
MISC CAPARRA HEIGHTS STA./RETURNED TO SENDER/VACANT  
MISC RETURN TO SENDER/VACANT  
  Balance  
MISC (Apollo 11 US Navy Recovery force cachet)  
MISC (test envelope via air mail to Suffern, NY)  
MISC ADVERTISED,/ JUN 24 1907/BARRE, PENNA.  
MISC AUTHORIZED TIME FOR  HAS/EXPIRED  
MISC CANCELLED   
MISC change of address label: DOT MATRIX marking
MISC change of address label: TYPED marking
MISC City Carrier ___/Rural ___  
MISC DISPATCH PROHIBITTED BY/ORDER NO.19687 SEE/POSTAL BULLETIN JANUARY 8, 1943 (w/POSTAGE DUE 2 cts and finger)  
MISC Do not remail in this envelope. marking
MISC FLIGHT CANCELLED/NO SERVICE PROVIDED (with RETURNED TO SENDER finger)  
MISC Form OC-15/RETURNED/TO SENDER/BY CENSOR marking
MISC FORWARDED  
MISC FORWARDED marking
MISC Forwarded from Albany, NY  
MISC Forwarded from Syracuse, NY  
MISC
FORWARD TO:
marking
MISC FORWARD TO: marking
MISC  ->->->->/FORWARDING ORDER/EXPIRED marking
MISC ILLEGIBLE  
MISC INQUIRY SENT  
MISC Letter returned by/Carrier because the ad-/dressee could not be found./-/If the address is correct, or/there is any other reason why the/letter could have been properly/ delivered, please send the envel-/ope to the Postmaster, with a/statement of facts, that an/investigation can be made. marking
MISC MISSENT (slogan postmark)  
MISC _Moved, left no address/_No such number/_Moved, not forwardable/_Addressee unknown  
MISC Name Not found in Directory marking
MISC NO FACILITIES FOR/DELIVERY OF/CONTRACT MAIL.  
MISC No Longer STS Suppor. marking
MISC No Response.  Trip___/ Carrier No.____  
MISC NO STREET DELIVERY (with blank finger)  
MISC Not called fro/RETURN TO SENDER  
MISC NOT THERE- 222 1/2 N  
MISC OBLITERATED BY ADDRESSEE   
MISC Obtain change of address forms from/your carrier or post office to notify/others of your present address   
MISC OPENED IN ERROR/TERRE HAUT, IND.  
MISC POST OFFICE, BOSTON, MASS. / …..189 / The enclosed letter should have been / returned at the time requested by you, / but was not received from ….. / ….until to-day. / Postmaster marking
MISC OUTSIDE DELIVERY/LIMITS (with RETURNED TO SENDER mark)  
MISC PHILATELIC MAIL-DO NOT OPEN/DO NOT BEND OR FOLD/DO NOT CANCEL-PROCESS MANUALLY/POSTAGE & FEES PAID…  
MISC POSTAL ZONE CHANGE/IN 1984 - NOW/LATHAM, NY 12110  
MISC Received uncancelled and without/Postmark at Dayton, Ohio  
MISC Received without contents/So. Shore Sta. & Received unsealed at/So. Shore Sta.  
MISC RELEASED BY P.O. INSPECTOR/ENGAGED ON CENSORSHIP.  
MISC RETURN PARCEL TO ADDRESSEE/$1.33 postage is required to remail this package to the sender./Only an unopened... Label 234 Aug 1992  
  RETURN TO SENDER marking
MISC return to sender/fee due 50 c (PS Form 3547- reproduction of mailpiece with paid meter sticker on it)  
MISC RETURN TO SENDER/ITEM DISCONTINUED  
MISC RETURN TO SENDER/MOVED LEFT NO ADDRESS  
MISC RETURN TO SENDER/NO  ORDER ON FILE/UNABLE TO FORWARD  
MISC RETURN TO STATION/FOR PROPER TREATMENT  
MISC Returned for/Carrier Endorsement  
MISC RETURN TO CARRIER/FOR ENDORSEMENT  
  RETURNED TO WRITER marking
MISC RETURNED TO WRITER/Can not be found by N.Y. P.O./Aug 15 1918/Do Not Post Again In This Envelope/or Wrapper  (on postal card!)  
MISC Section 562 P L & R (over meter imprint)  
MISC Sender Claims No Writing Enclosed  
MISC Sender claims nothing fragile/or parishable enclosed  
MISC SEVERAL OF SAME/NAME IN DIRECTORY/SEARCHER NO. 1,/STATION-L/N.Y.P.O.  
MISC TOO LATE/STEAMER SAILED  
MISC Unclaimed at General Delivery  
MISC UNKNOWN (with RETURN TO WRITER finger in lower left corner)  
MISC VIA 20th CENTURY  
MISC Via Clipper Ship  
MISC VOIDED  
MISC assorted UNABOMBER tray  certification USPS stickers  
     
     
Private Markings    
PRIVATE COMPANY NO LONGER EXIST/Return to Sender/Delete from your Mailing List  
PRIVATE GTE LABORATORIES/INCORPORATED/40 Sylvan Road/Waltham, Mass. 02154  
PRIVATE INSPECTED BY ____/SPOKANE COUNTY JAIL in box (with RECEIVED/DEC 1 1992/SPO. CO. JAIL)  
PRIVATE INTERNALLY/RECORDED MAIL/No. 28-3216  
PRIVATE MAILED FROM/OCCUPIED MISSISSIPPI  
PRIVATE MIS-DIRECTED BY U.S. POST OFFICE/INADVERTENTLY OPENED AT XEROX CORPORATION (in box)  
PRIVATE MISSENT/TO/ROCHESTER GAS AND ELECTRIC/CORPORATION  
PRIVATE MISSENT TO ROCHESTER TELEPHONE  
PRIVATE Moved To/St. John's University/Grand Central & Utopia Pkwy,/UJamaica 32, New York  
PRIVATE NOT AT AMOCO OIL CO./IN TEXAS CITY/RETURN TO SENDER  
PRIVATE NOT AT/HAMPSHIRE HOUSE/PLEASE/RETURN TO SENDER  
PRIVATE NOT AT HOTEL ESSEX  
PRIVATE NOT IN / HOUSING marking
PRIVATE NOT ON BOARD/S.S. PRES. JEFFERSON___JUL 14 1975  
PRIVATE "OPENED IN ERROR/AT CITIBANK N.Y.S."  
PRIVATE Received from/NYCR  
PRIVATE REFUSED/BY FIRST CHICAGO NATIONAL PROCESSING CORP.  (in box)  
PRIVATE RETURN TO SENDER?CANNOT LOCATE/AT G. E. Co./CINTI., OHIO 45215  
PRIVATE RETURN TO SENDER/_ NO RECORD OF EMPLOYMENT/_NO LONGER AT BOC - LANSING/_RETIRED / QUIT/_UNDELIV…  
PRIVATE RETURN TO SENDER - NOT AT/THE M. W. KELLOGG COMPANY  
PRIVATE RETURN TO SENDER/NOT AT ZENITH  
PRIVATE RETURN TO SENDER/_Person no longer works here./_Person unknown./_Company not at this address.  
PRIVATE The Department of Corrections has/neither censored nor inspected/this item; therefore the Department/does not assume…  
PRIVATE THE WHITE HOUSE/WASHINGTON, D. C.  
PRIVATE THIS ENVELOPE OPENED BY CENTRAL MAIL/TO DETERMINE DEPARTMENT HANDLING/SAME. CONTENTS UNDIST…  
PRIVATE THIS MAIL GENERATED FROM/CALIPATRIA STATE PRISON  
PRIVATE UNCLAIMED AT/THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO (with INSUFFICIENT ADDRESS mark)  
PRIVATE UNCALLED FOR  AT/METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER  
PRIVATE UNCALLED FOR  AT/METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER  
PRIVATE UNCALLED FOR  AT/METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER  
     
     
FOREIGN Foreign Marks  
FOREIGN AL REMITENTE  
FOREIGN FORWARDED/AS A/COURTESY/Mail with/insufficient/postage may be/returned to/sender in future (in box w/French transl.ation to right)  
FOREIGN INSUFFICIENTLY PREPAID FOR AIRMAIL  
FOREIGN Mal Encaminado/El Salvador, C. A.  
FOREIGN Per transatlantischen/luchtdienst/LISSABON-NEW YORK  
FOREIGN Returned for better direction/and fresh postage  
FOREIGN SURFACE MAIL  
FOREIGN UNDELIVERED FOR REASON STATED/RETURN TO SENDER (in box)  
FOREIGN UNCLAIMED_/ADDRESS INSUFFICIENT_/ADDRESS ILLEGIBLE_/NOT KNOWN_/LEFT ADDRESS_/REFUSED_/NO ADDRESS (in box)  
FOREIGN Under Certificate of Posting  
  T Marks  
FOREIGN T CENTS (in a circle)  
FOREIGN T CENTS (in a circle, bar between) with SHORT PAID UNIT/UNITE DES ENVOIS INSUFFISAMENT/AFFRANCHIS/2002-10-2 7/,… (in box)  
FOREIGN T bar 10 1/2 (in box)  
FOREIGN T- 7/27 (in circle)  
FOREIGN T (in circle)  
FOREIGN POSTAGE PAID/PORT PAYE/POSGELGBETAAL (in circle)  

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