Type 13 Examples

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The Type 13 cancel was originally Type F [CD-9]. It was reclassified as Type 13 following a review by the Postmark Committee of the USCS on July 25, 2008.

A Type 13 postmark is similar to a Type 12 postmark except that it has 4 killer bars. The name of the ship (and other possible data) appears between the double outer circle of the cancel. Typically, the date is in a straight line across the center of the dial, but some, usually early, versions had the old date format with one part stacked above the other. The ship's name appears at the top of the postmark in its 'pure' form.

 

The following postmark that was initially classified as Type F [CD-9] is now Type 13-1(n+)u (USS)

KittyHawk CV63 Type13 Example.jpg

 


The "-1" variation indicates that "US Navy" appear in the postmark in addition to ship's name. The "(n+)" variation indicates that the ship's designation and hull number are given in parenthesis and are separated by a dash. The "u" variation indicates that the ship's name appears at the bottom of the dial instead of its normal position at the top. The "USS" variation indicates that there are no periods after the letters in "USS". Note that the date in this early example uses the stacked format.

 

 

The following postmark that was initially classified as Type F [CD-9] is now Type 13-2(n+) (USS, FPO AP 96663-1711)

Dubuque typeF cd9 example.jpg

 


The "-2" variation indicates that "FPO" and ZIP Code in dial in addition to ship's name. The "(n+)" variation indicates that the ship's designation and hull number are given in parenthesis and are separated by a dash. The "USS" variation indicates that there are no periods after the letters in "USS".

 


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