Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Hand Cancelled Post

You know what I love?

I love when the friendly people at my local Post Office use the round stamp and cancel stuff by hand if I ask them to.  (It was one of the LetterMo achievement badges too!)

It's a good idea to do this if you have an envelope that could get damaged by the sorting machines, but sometimes I ask them to do it just because it looks way better and completes the work of art that the envelope was intended to be.  It looks especially nice on the historic pieces, which I unfortunately don't have any photos of at the moment.  I do have a photo of this piece that went to France, though...

And the ones that I receive are super cool too.  Like this one from Budapest, Hungary:

Do you ever have your letters hand cancelled?


  1. I love to see an ink stamp to show where the letter came from and what time it was franked. I was sorry when passports were no longer stamped in the EU.

  2. Wow...Jenny, love the postage stamps! Funny, I just sent out some local MAIL ART today with my Art Group using some leftover ALOHA stamps! I collect postage stamps and I have boxes of them that I use in some of my art projects. Can't wait for the LYA postcard swap! And yes, I do have my mail art hand cancelled. My postal workers love me;)

    Aloha...from Vicki

  3. Mine are almost always handstamped, as I visit a philatelic counter quite often and they have the "extra-special" stamps there, so usually they are cancelled by hand. But they also use the round stamps in the machines here, so it's not really that big of a difference.

    All the best!