United States - Regular Issue Seals

Catalog: Scott #OX39

Date issued: circa 1950

Printing: Black on medium thick, cream paper

Perforation: Hyphen hole perf. 9 1/2 horizontally

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

Control Number: none

Description: December 21, 1965 San Francisco, CA roller cancel ties eight seals used to repair cover to Inglewood, CA that was "DAMAGED IN HANDLING / IN THE POSTAL SERVICE." Design width 37 1/2mm.

Catalog: Scott #OX41

Date issued: 1972

Printing: Black on white paper

Perforation: Rouletted 9 1/2 horizontally

Inscription: "UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE / OFFICIALLY SEALED. / BY" with postal service logo in central vignette

Control Number: none

Description: Pair of official seals used to repair damaged and stained 1976 cover to Kalamazoo, MI from Detroit "Found in supposedly / empty equipment." New design, lithographed. Note six week delay.

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