American Flag Machine Example

[American Flag Machine Cancel]

This is an example of the impression made by an American flag cancelling machine. This particular item is from an envelope cancelled in 1935 at Balboa Island, California. This is a late usage of the machine type, as most were gone by the 1930's.

As described in the machine cancel pages, the American company manufactured a large number of machines that impressed the flag cancellation. Collectors find these markings on postal items from the late 19th through first third of the 20th centuries.

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Based on Code by Louis Lazaris. See article and original inspiration.

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