- Private cancellation
Private cancellations are cancellations of
postage stamps, or, in some cases, artistamps, applied by other than a government or other official stamp-issuing entity. They are occasionally used to create first day of issues for personalized U.S. postage (officially defined as meter labels and thus not requiring cancellation). [http://www.cart.c3cachets.com/product_info.php?cPath=107&products_id=1433&osCsid=55ac85c6f5d2c48710b78372fb97a00b] Private cancellations are often applied by local posts to their stamps (there are frequently also first day of issues of these).
Another type of private cancellation, in the
United States, is the Mailer's Permit Postmark, which licence-holders can use to cancel their own mail under certain conditions. They can also, in the U.S., be applied to private express statutes.
In Britain private cancellations can be seen on [http://www.philstampcovers.co.uk|Phil Stamp's covers] .
* [http://www.stamp-shop.com/numismatic-covers.html Robert Murray Stamp Shop, Edinburgh: United Kingdom Numismatic Covers]
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