Hand Cancelled

I mailed a postcard to a friend up the street and had it hand-cancelled at the Charlottetown Post Office; she generously took a photo of it when it arrived.

The stamps are from a collection that was generously sent my way by an anonymous benefactor several years ago. They don’t make stamps like they used to, and it’s a joy to use them.

The cancellation stamp is beautiful; so much nicer than the stroke of a ballpoint pen.

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Rosie's picture
Rosie on May 16, 2018 - 12:37 Permalink

Snail mail nerds unite!

Did you know PEI is one of the hardest provinces from which to create/send a "maxicard"?

Collectors around the world (at least on Postcrossing) tend to prefer the pictoral cancellations for maxicards, and on the Island, there is only one I am aware of that could currently be used to create a maxicard (at the Cavendish Post Office/Museum featuring Anne of Green Gables hat/braids). You can still find and use the old 2008 Anne of Green Gables stamps, and of course there are dozens of postcard options that fit the Green Gables/Anne theme, so it would be an Anne/Green Gables maxicard. I've created and sent a bunch. People adore them!

http://www.stamps-auctions.com/lists/maximum2.html

https://www.postcrossing.com/blog/2012/03/19/postcard-formats-maxicards

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maximaphily

Susan White's picture
Susan White on May 16, 2018 - 12:46 Permalink

Much better! When my boys were little, my mother-in-law would drive to the small town of St-Valentin, Quebec to have their Valentine's Day cards hand-cancelled with a special stamp. There's definitely something beautiful about a nicely cancelled postage stamp and what better than a valentine card sent from St-Valentin!

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