William Barlow's Award-Winning Boston Machine Cancel Exhibit (Older Version)

October 8, 2014

This webpage describes an older version of William Barlow, Jr.'s gold award winning exhibition. For the latest version of this amazing exhibit, see: Newest Version of William Barlow, Jr.'s Award-Winning Exhibit on the History of the Cancelling Machine of Boston, Massachusetts.

Our Society's president, William Barlow, Jr., has produced an award-winning exhibit (2008 Indypex GOLD, Napex GOLD, Postmark Society award) on the history of machine cancels used in Boston, Massachusetts. Most collectors of machine cancels will recognize 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.

The following files are approximately 10 megabytes in size, and are Adobe Acrobat PDF files. You should be able to read them on any computer that can handle larger files and images. These exhibit pages were created by William Barlow, Jr., and are intended for your use and education. Any re-use of these documents should indicate his authorship.





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