Need your Help: Letters Returned to Writer, before 1880. U.S. origin/destination. Must have preprinted or manuscript endorsement on corner card requesting return if not delivered. Purchases preferred but scans with all markings very welcome. Bob Bramwell, firstname.lastname@example.org or 910 295 5808 (2015.03.25)
Need Your Help: The circular 21 CENTS accountancy mark described in the article below is absent from the available British Post Office proof books. It has been recorded used on transatlantic mail from Great Britain to the USA over a short period from June 1864 to March 1865. I would like to find some evidence that could help attribute the mark more strongly to one of the more likely exchange offices of either Liverpool or Dublin.
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I would like to receive scans of covers from collections, etc., to supplement the information already recorded in the article, or of covers bearing this mark but not listed there. Scans of covers at 300 dpi, in JPG format, both front and reverse (needed for transit dates), preferred, but any scans accepted.
Contributors will be acknowledged; owners will not be identified. For more details, contact: Julian H. Jones, email email@example.com (2015.01.20)
Need Your Help: Looking for information concerning the Providence Postmaster Provisional 10×1 or 10×2 – literature, stamps and particularly forgeries/reprints. Contact Kevin Camphausen at firstname.lastname@example.org (2013.05.05)
Need Your Help: Doing research on Pawling and surrounding towns Post Offices in Duchess County, NY, as well as Patterson and surrounding Post Offices in Putnam County, NY. I am interested in all uses, from the stampless era, through the classic period to modern times, even postcards, bank checks, advertisements, Victorian Trading cards, Bank tags, currency, etc. This includes Paulings, Pawlingsville, Paulingville, Campbellville, Pawlings, Pauling, Pawling, North Quaker Hill, Quaker Hill, Stonehouse, West Pawling, Holmes, Haviland Hollow, West Patterson, Wingdale and Wing’s Station. E-mail at email@example.com (2016.02.09)
Need Your Help: I am researching the use of the abbreviation “APL” instead of “APR” for April in New York cancellations on stamps and covers. The period of use ranges from 1820-1855. I am most interested in the 1 and 3 Cent 1851-57 Issue, but would like to see others: Stampless, Locals, Carriers, 1847, etc. In addition, the “APL” was also used in other NY cities: Albany, Brooklyn, Catskil, Clinton, Cooperstown, Copenhagen, Hudson, Johnstown, New Berlin, Oswego, Plattsburg, Rochester, Sandy Hill, St. Johnsville, Utica, Watertown, as well as other non-NY state cities. Digital scans appreciated. E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org (2016.02.10)