Notes from the Past

Paris Exposition Cancel

At the Paris Exposition, 1900, the United States participated as an exhibitor and maintained a postal station on the grounds.  There are several types of postmarks which have been seen on covers, with French stamps, postmarked at the office.  Allan M. Thatcher submits a cover with one of these markings, reading, "Paris Exposition, U. S. Postal Sta., Oct. 23 -6 PM, 00," in three lines, in a rectangular panel, horizontal bars to the right, a type which seems to be one not previously reported.
 
- George B. Sloane
Sloane's Column
Stamps
July 8, 1944

Posted July 30, 1999

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