Publications of The International Machine Cancel Society
Please see special announcement regarding print book availability from the May 2021 Forum.
Over the years, members of the Society have created a large
number of publications about machine cancels,
their inventors, manufacturers, and the markings
themselves. This is an important goal of
the Society: passing along critical knowledge. The publications
are for sale to both members and the general public. Machine Cancel
Society members receive a discount on the publications they
The following Adobe Acrobat file has
the current pricelist of publications offered
by the Machine Cancel Society. The current
list is dated May 2016.
[For information on downloading and reading PDF
this webpage on how to download and view PDF files.]
Regarding The Sale of Frederick Langford's
Books by The International Machine Cancel Society
The estate of the late Frederick Langford has sold
all remaining copies of Mr. Langford's books to the
Society for resale to members. It cannot be emphasized
enough that Mr. Langford was the authority
on American flag machine cancels.
The Flag Cancel Encyclopedia, along with Langford's book
on Doremus machine cancels, are now available from the
Machine Cancel Society.
sold the books for $50 for the 2008 edition of the Flag Cancel Encyclopedia, and $20 for the 1988
Doremus. The Society now sells them for 1/2 retail
plus postage, or $29 for the Flag delivered in USA and $12 for the Doremus delivered in USA,
or $35 for BOTH books delivered in USA (yes, you read that right, a much
better deal if you buy both books!) They are a bargain. Both are hardbound, too!
If the books are shipped overseas, they are priced at US$25 and US$10 plus postage (approximately
US$20). If both books are ordered for foreign delivery,
please add $20.00 for shipping so both books are available for only $55.00.
Please direct your orders to:
1261 Ducrest Dr S
Columbus, OH 43220-3813
Make checks payable to The Machine Cancel Society
Mr. Carlson can be reached at the email address:
Main MCS Webpage
Contact information for the Society's President.
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