Post mark

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POST MARK. A stamp or, mark put on letters in the post office.
     2. Post marks are evidence of a letter having passed through the post office. 2 Camp. 620; 2 B. & P. 316; 15 East, 416; 1 M. & S. 201; 15 Com. R. 206.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Of special note is the explanation of design varieties, production methods, collecting formats, postal markings, quality and condition criteria.
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Postal markings applied to letters and packages carried by railway are widely sought by specialist collectors and Mr Tann has studied the postmarks for a number of years.