hand-stamped cancellation

hand-stamped cancellation - A cancellation on postage stamps that is applied manually (rather than mechanically with a canceling machine) on mailpieces that are nonmachinable or do not meet USPS dimensions. It includes the standard cancellation with killer bars, the circular cancellation without killer bars, the first-day-of-issue cancellation, the bull's eye cancellation, and the pictorial cancellation. (Also see first-day-of-issue office)

Glossary of postal terms. 2014.

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