United States - Regular Issue Seals


Catalog: Scott #OX19

Date issued: 1919

Printing: Indigo on white paper

Perforation: 12

Inscription: "Mail and Record Section. / OFFICIALLY SEALED. / Quartermaster General's Office" with Liberty head in central vignette and "lace" scrollwork background design within frame

Control Number: none

Description: Quartermaster General's Office seal. All copies have straight edges, as they were issued in panes of 10 (5x2). A scarce seal only in use for 5 weeks. Not known on cover. Also known rouletted 7, Scott OX20, which is rare.



Catalog: Scott #OX21

Date issued: 1919

Printing: Black on white paper

Perforation: 12

Inscription: "Post Office Department, / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / OFFICIALLY SEALED. / BY" with Liberty head in central vignette

Control Number: none

Description: Two new design official seals used to repair upper left of postal card from New York to San Francisco, CA. Both seals tied by Grand Central Sta., NY machine cancellation as well as violet two-line "RECEIVED IN BAD CONDITION / AT / (N.Y.P.O.-G.C. Sta., Div. of Mails)" auxiliary marking struck front and back. Officially sealed cards are scarce.



Catalog: Scott #OX21

Date issued: 1919

Printing: Black on white paper

Perforation: 12

Inscription: "Post Office Department, / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / OFFICIALLY SEALED. / BY" with Liberty head in central vignette

Control Number: none

Description: Registered cover from Kansas City, MO to Sacramento, CA recovered from July 28, 1933 air crash, with three-line blue-green "DAMAGED AT KANS CITY / JUL. 28.33 WHEN PLANE / FELL IN THE RIVER" cachet applied at top right where postage has floated off. Three official seals affixed on reverse at Denver, CO, all tied by July 29th "Denver Terminal, R.P.O." datestamps. American Air Mail Catalog #330728.

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