Award-Winning Exhibits by Members of the Machine Cancel Society

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Over the years, members of the Machine Cancel Society have put in the effort and created award-winning stamp show exhibits. Some of those exhibits have been graciously offered for public view, and are present on this website. Enjoy the fascinating hobby and history, as presented in these exhibits!

The following exhibit contents were created by MCS members, and are reproduced and distributed to the public with their permission. These exhibit contents may only be used for non-commercial purposes.


William Barlow Jr.'s Award-Winning Exhibit on the History of the Machine Cancels of Boston, Massachusetts

Our Society's former president, William Barlow, Jr., has produced an award-winning exhibit (2008 Indypex GOLD, Napex GOLD, Postmark Society award, and many more) on the history of machine cancels used in Boston, Massachusetts. It should be noted that Boston was a major center for experimentation with new machines, and study of American flag machines used in this city alone offers an amazing variety. The exhibit goes well beyond the American company and is a useful education for both new and experienced machine cancel collectors.

Access this exhibit with the following link: award-winning Boston machine cancel exhibit by William Barlow, Jr..


Gary Carlson's Award-Winning Cummins Machine Cancel Exhibit

Our Society's secretary, Gary Carlson, has produced an award-winning exhibit on the history of the Cummins machine cancels. This exhibit received a Gold Medal at the Napex event. It also received the Machine Cancel Society Bob Payne Award. This exhibit provides an amazing education for both new and experienced machine cancel collectors in both the history of the company and the cancellations impressed by the machines.

Access this exhibit with the following link: award-winning Cummins machine cancel exhibit by Gary Carlson.


North Carolina's Pioneer Era Machine Cancels 1898-1925

This award-winning exhibit was created by Tony Crumbley, our Society's Vice President. This history of early machines for the state of North Carolina provides a general overview of many of the machines used throughout the United States during the era 1898-1925.

Access this exhibit with the following link: award-winning North Carolina machine cancel exhibit by Tony Crumbley.


Special Single Frame Exhibit of U. S. Machine Cancels, Created for the NYC 2016 Stamp Show

This exhibit was created by Mike Ellingson, to be an overview and introduction to U. S. machine cancels. It was presented at the NYC 2016 Stamp Show in a non-competitive category. Examples and history of many of the known U. S. machines are included.

Access this exhibit with the following link: general history and overview of U. S. machine cancels, single frame exhibit, created by Mike Ellingson for the NYC 2016 Stamp Show.


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