U.S. Machine Cancel Finder -- Columbia Rectilinear

Updated March 15, 2014


Your machine cancel was made by a machine sold by the Columbia Postal Supply Company of Silver Creek, New York. The machines made by this company generated a wide variety of markings. In this case, the postmark is made up of a series of parallel lines of text (rectilinear), while the cancel (killer) is a set of wavy lines. The killer lines may be arranged in pairs, or evenly spaced.

The rectilinear postmarks of the Columbia machine did NOT have horizontal line above and/or below the lines of text. This is in contrast to the Barry machine.

There is a bit more information available about these machines on my Machine Web page.






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