Arizona Postal History:

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COCONINO COUNTY

Bellemont

    Hand cancellation: "BELLEMONT, ARIZ. SEP 3 1915".

    Hand cancellation: "BELLEMONT RUR. STA., FLAGSTAFF, ARIZ. AUG 2 1966".

    Hand cancellation: "BELLEMONT RUR. BR., FLAGSTAFF, AZ 86001 MAY 29 1973".

Bellemont: Bellemont CPU

    Two different hand cancellations: "BELLEMONT CPU, AZ 86015 JUL 25 1995" and "BELLEMONT RUR. BR., FLAGSTAFF, AZ USPS JUL 25 1995".

    Hand cancellation: "BELLEMONT CPU, AZ 86015 MAY 18 2001".

    Hand cancellation: "BELLEMONT CPU, AZ 86015 MAY 18 2001".

Cameron

    Hand cancellation: "CAMERON, ARIZ. MAR 8 1935".

    Hand cancellation: "CAMERON, ARIZ. OCT 5 1948".

    Hand cancellation: "CAMERON, ARIZ. NOV 5 1957".

    Hand cancellation: "CAMERON, ARIZ. MAR 6 1961".

Dinosaur City

[DPO]

    Hand cancellation: "DINOSAUR CITY, ARIZ. JUN 21 1965".

    Two different hand cancellations: "DINOSAUR CITY, ARIZ. AUG 18 1966" and "Dinosaur City Rur. Sta., Peach Springs, Ariz. USPO AUG 18 1966".

Dungantown

[DPO]

    Hand cancellation: "DUNGANTOWN, ARIZ. JUN 16 1963".

Flagstaff

    Machine cancellation: "FLAGSTAFF, ARIZ. JUN 11 1937".

    Machine cancellation: "FLAGSTAFF, ARIZ. NOV 10 1937".

    Machine cancellation: "FLAGSTAFF, ARIZ. OCT 23 1939".

    Two different hand cancellations: "FLAGSTAFF, AZ 86001 SEP 21 1981" and "FLAGSTAFF, AZ USPO SEP 21 1981".

Flagstaff: Bitten at Stamp Show [Station]

[TPS]

    Special hand pictorial cancellation: "BITTEN AT STAMP SHOW AT FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA 86004 JUL 28 1995".

Flagstaff: Downtown Station

    Hand cancellation: "DOWNTOWN STA., FLAGSTAFF, AZ USPS MAR 13 1992".

    Hand cancellation: "DOWNTOWN STA., FLAGSTAFF, AZ USPS JUL 7 1993".

Flagstaff: Main Office

    Hand cancellation: "MAIN OFFICE, FLAGSTAFF, AZ USPS NOV 13 1991".

    Hand cancellation: "MAIN OFFICE, FLAGSTAFF, AZ USPS JUN 2 1993".

Flagstaff: NAU Station

    Hand cancellation: "N.A.U. STA., FLAGSTAFF, AZ USPO SEP 4 1979".

    Hand cancellation: "NAU STATION, FLAGSTAFF, AZ 86011 JAN 20 1984".

    Hand cancellation: "NAU STATION, FLAGSTAFF, AZ 86011 FEB 10 1987".

Flagstaff: San Francisco Peaks Philatelic Station

[TPS]

    Special hand pictorial cancellation: "SAN FRANCISCO PEAKS PHILATELIC STATION, FLAGSTAFF, AZ 86004 JUL 17 1996".

Flagstaff: 75th Anniversary Station

[TPS]

    This cacheted cover commemorates the 75th anniversary of historic U. S. Highway 66. Special hand pictorial & slogan cancellation: "75th ANNIVERSARY STATION, FLAGSTAFF, AZ 86004 NOVEMBER 10 2001 ( ARIZONA US 66 )".

Forest Lakes

    Two different hand cancellations: "FOREST LAKES, AZ 85931 APR 13 1993" and "FOREST LAKES, AZ USPO APR 13 1993".

Forest Lakes: Forest Lakes CPU

    Hand cancellation: "FOREST LAKES CPU, AZ 85931 USPS AUG 27 2013".

Fredonia

    Hand cancellation: "FREDONIA, ARIZ. AUG 1 1941".

    Hand cancellation: "FREDONIA, ARIZ. JUL 8 1953".

    Machine cancellation: "FREDONIA, ARIZ. AUG 9 1965".

Grand Canyon

    Hand cancellation: "GRAND CANYON, ARIZ. DEC 23 1902". [TPC]

    Hand cancellation: "GRAND CANYON, ARIZ. MAY 20 1903". [TPC]

    Hand cancellation: "GRAND CANYON, ARIZ. APR 13 1904". [TPC]

    Hand cancellation: "GRAND CANYON, ARIZ. JAN ? 1907 | 11 |". [TPC]

Grand Canyon: Grand Canyon Station

[TPS]

    This cacheted cover is for the first day of issue of the Grand Canyon 60 cents postage stamp. Special hand pictorial cancellation: "GRAND CANYON STATION, GRAND CANYON, AZ 86023 JANUARY 20 2000"

Grand Canyon: National Park Station

[TPS]

    Special hand pictorial cancellation: "NATIONAL PARK STATION, GRAND CANYON, AZ 86023 JUN 15 1987

Grand Canyon: Tolfree Station

[TPS]

    This cacheted cover features the Grand Canyon National Park. Special hand pictorial & slogan cancellation: "TOLFREE STATION, GRAND CANYON, AZ 86023 August 13 1994 | August 13 1894 - 1994 |".

Grandview

[DPO]

    Hand cancellation: "GRANDVIEW, ARIZ. DEC 17 1905 | 1 |". [TPC]

Gray Mountain

[DPO]

    Hand cancellation: "GRAY MOUNTAIN RUR. STA., FLAGSTAFF, ARIZ. MAY 6 1963".

    Hand cancellation: "GRAY MOUNTAIN, AZ 86016 JUL 28 1979".

    Hand cancellation: "GRAY MOUNTAIN, AZ 86016 USPS MAR 13 2013".

Greenehaven

[DPO]

    Hand cancellation: "GREENEHAVEN BR., PAGE, AZ 86040 MAY 19 1990".

Happy Jack

    Hand cancellation: "HAPPY JACK, ARIZ. SEP 4 1953".

    Hand cancellation: "HAPPY JACK, ARIZ. AUG 18 1955".

    Hand cancellation: "HAPPY JACK, ARIZ. AUG 7 1961".

Jacob Lake

[DPO]

    Hand cancellation: "JACOB LAKE, ARIZ. JUN 2 1938".

    Hand cancellation: "JACOB LAKE, ARIZ. AUG 16 1939".

    Hand cancellation: "JACOB LAKE, ARIZ. SEP 1 1951".

    Hand cancellation: "JACOB LAKE, ARIZ. MAY 15 1953".

Kaibab Forest

[OPN]

This is the old name for North Rim.

    Hand cancellation: "KAIBAB FOREST, ARIZ. AUG 27 1928".

    Hand cancellation: "KAIBAB FOREST, ARIZ. JUL 26 1930".

    Hand cancellation: "KAIBAB FOREST, ARIZ. AUG 12 1934".

Kaibeto

    Hand cancellation: "KAIBETO, AZ 86053 MAY 19 1999".

    Hand cancellation: "KAIBETO, AZ 86053 SEP 22 2005".

    Hand cancellation: "KAIBETO, AZ 86053 USPS MAY 22 2013".

Leupp

    Hand cancellation: "LEUPP, ARIZ. APR 5 1939".

    Hand cancellation: "LEUPP, AZ 86035 USPS SEP 29 2005".

Marble Canyon

    Hand cancellation: "MARBLE CANYON, ARIZ. JAN 26 1957".

    Hand cancellation: "MARBLE CANYON, ARIZ. JUN 18 1957".

    Hand cancellation: "MARBLE CANYON, AZ 86036 MAY 29 1980".

Moccasin

[DPO]

    This cacheted cover features Moccasin, Arizona. Hand cancellation: "MOCCASIN, ARIZ. SEP 20 1948".

    Hand cancellation: "MOCCASIN, ARIZ. NOV 21 1962".

    Hand cancellation: "MOCCASIN, ARIZ. SEP 13 1963".

Mormon Lake

    Hand cancellation: "MORMON LAKE, ARIZ. AUG 28 1941".

    Hand cancellation: "MORMON LAKE, ARIZ. JUL 29 ?" [circa middle 1950s].

    Hand cancellation: "MORMON LAKE, AZ 96038 JUN 23 1970".

Mountainaire

[DPO]

    Hand cancellation: "MOUNTAINAIRE, ARIZ. JUN 29 1962".

Munds Park

    Hand cancellation: "MUNDS PARK RUR. BR., FLAGSTAFF, AZ 86001 JUN 8 1974".

    Hand cancellation: "MUNDS PARK, AZ 86017 AUG 21 1979".

Munds Park: Munds Park CPU

    Hand cancellation: "MUNDS PARK CPO, FLAGSTAFF, AZ USPS MAR 28 2013".

North Rim

    Hand cancellation: "NORTH RIM, ARIZ. JUL 18 1947".

    Hand cancellation: "NORTH RIM, ARIZ. JUN 7 1948". [This was sent by my aunt to my grandparents in 1948!]

    Hand cancellation: "NORTH RIM, ARIZ. JUL 31 1953".

North Rim: North Rim CPU

    Hand cancellation: "NORTH RIM CPO, NORTH RIM, AZ 86052 AUG 1 2014". Passport cancellation: "Grand Canyon National Park. North Rim, AZ. AUG 1 2014".

Page

    This cacheted cover is for the opening day of the Page Post Office. It has a hand cancellation: "PAGE, ARIZ. OCT 12 1957".

    Machine cancellation: "PAGE, ARIZ. JUL 18 1962".

Page: First Day of Issue

    This cacheted cover is for the first day of issue of the John Wesley Powell 6 cents postage stamp. Machine slogan cancellation: "PAGE, AZ 86040 AUG 1 1969 | FIRST DAY OF ISSUE |".

Parks

    Hand cancellation: "PARKS, ARIZ. DEC 4 1935".

    Hand cancellation: "PARKS, ARIZ. AUG 29 1936".

Parks: Parks CPU

    Hand cancellation: "PARKS CPO #265, PARKS, AZ 86018 MAR 11 2013".

Sedona

    Hand cancellation: "SEDONA, ARIZ. JUL 25 1949".

    Hand cancellation: "SEDONA, ARIZ. MAR 6 1954 ( 1 )".

    Machine cancellation: "SEDONA, ARIZ. OCT 10 1960".

Stoneman Lake

[DPO]

    Hand cancellation: "STONEMAN LAKE, ARIZ. JUL ? 1929".

Supai

    Hand cancellation: "SUPAI, ARIZ. APR 5 1940".

    Hand cancellation: "SUPAI, ARIZ. MAY 2 1961".

    Hand cancellation: "SUPAI, AZ 86435 FEB 3 1966".

    Hand pictorial & slogan cancellation: "SUPAI, AZ 86435 APR 4 1994 | THE MULE TRAIN MAIL HAVASUPAI INDIAN RESERVATION |".

Supai: 100th Anniversary Post Office Station

[TPS]

    This cacheted cover commemorates the centennial of the Supai Post Office. Special hand pictorial & slogan cancellation: "100th ANNIVERSARY POST OFFICE STATION, SUPAI, ARIZONA 86435 SEP 6 1996 ( HAVASUPAI INDIAN RESERVATION   MULE TRAIN MAIL )".

The Gap: The Gap CPU

    Hand cancellation: "THE GAP CPO, CAMERON, AZ 86020 USPS MAY 20 2014".

Timberline: Silver Saddle CPU

    Hand cancellation: "SILVER SADDLE CPU, FLAGSTAFF, AZ 86004 MAR 26 2013".

Tonalea

    Hand cancellation: "TONALEA, AZ 86044 USPS APR 26 2013".

Tonalea: Navajo Mountain Branch CPU

[DPO]

    Hand cancellation: "TONALEA-NAVAJO MT. BR., TONALEA, AZ 86044 MAY 20 1991".

    Hand cancellation: "TONALEA-NAVAJO MT. BR., TONALEA, AZ 86044 OCT 1 1991".

Tuba City

    Hand cancellation: "TUBA CITY, ARIZ. JAN 24 1940".

    Hand cancellation: "TUBA CITY, ARIZ. NOV 3 1948".

    Hand cancellation: "TUBA CITY, AZ 86045 APR 19 1983".

Tusayan

    Hand cancellation: "TUSAYAN, ARIZ. JUN 7 1934".

Tusayan: Tusayan General Store CPU

    Hand cancellation: "GRAND CANYON, AZ 86023 USPS APR 9 2013".

Two Gun Town

[DPO]

    Hand cancellation: "TWO GUN TOWN RUR. BR., FLAGSTAFF, AZ 86001 AUG 1 1967".

    Two different hand cancellations: "TWO GUN TOWN RUR. BR., FLAGSTAFF, AZ 86001 OCT 26 1967" and "TWO GUN TOWN RUR. BR., FLAGSTAFF, AZ USPO OCT 26 1967".

Williams

    Hand cancellation: "WILLIAMS, ARIZ. MAY 11 1909". [TPC]

    Hand cancellation: "WILLIAMS, ARIZ. APR 5 1924".

    Machine cancellation: "WILLIAMS, ARIZ. SEP 21 1935".

Williams: Centennial Station

[TPS]

    This cacheted cover features Williams. Special hand pictorial & slogan cancellation: "CENTENNIAL STATION, WILLIAMS, Ariz. 86046 JUN 14 1981 | 1881 - 1981 |".

Williams: Grand Canyon Railroad Centennial Station

[TPS]

    Special hand pictorial cancellation: "GRAND CANYON RAILROAD CENTENNIAL STATION, WILLIAMS, AZ 86046 SEPTEMBER 15, 2001 | 1901 - 2001 |".


GILA COUNTY

Bellevue

[DPO]

    Hand cancellation: "BELLEVUE, ARIZ. DEC 8 1908". [TPC]

Cedar Creek

[DPO]

    Hand cancellation: "CEDAR CREEK, ARIZ. DEC 15 1949".

Christmas

[DPO]

    Hand cancellation: "CHRISTMAS, ARIZ. JUN 12 1920".

    Hand cancellation: "CHRISTMAS, ARIZ. DEC 25 1929".

    Hand cancellation: "CHRISTMAS, ARIZ. MAY 14 1932".

Claypool

    Hand cancellation: "CLAYPOOL, ARIZ. DEC 4 1934".

    Hand cancellation: "CLAYPOOL, ARIZ. OCT 7 1937".

    Hand cancellation: "CLAYPOOL, AZ 85532 USPS FEB 26 2013".

Coolidge Dam

[DPO]

    Hand cancellation: "COOLIDGE DAM, ARIZ. MAR 28 1950".

    Hand cancellation: "COOLIDGE DAM, ARIZ. JAN 31 1956".

Ellison

[DPO]

    Hand cancellation: "ELLISON, ARIZ. DEC 15 1897". [TPC]

Globe

    Machine flag cancellation: "GLOBE, ARIZ. OCT 22 1916".

    Machine cancellation: "GLOBE, ARIZONA MAR 4 1924".

    Machine cancellation: "GLOBE, ARIZONA MAR 30 1927".

Hayden

    Hand cancellation: "HAYDEN, ARIZ. OCT 9 1913".

    Hand cancellation: "HAYDEN, ARIZ. MAR 21 1934".

    Hand cancellation: "HAYDEN, AZ 85235 SEP 7 1979".

Inspiration

[DPO]

    Hand cancellation: "INSPIRATION, ARIZ. JAN 16 1923".

    Hand cancellation: "INSPIRATION, ARIZ. JUL 20 1943".

    Hand cancellation: "INSPIRATION, AZ 85537 JAN 7 1980".

Kohls Ranch

[DPO]

    Hand cancellation: "KOHLS RANCH, ARIZ. JUN 13 1944".

    Hand cancellation: "KOHLS RANCH, ARIZ. JUN 1 1957".

Miami

    Hand cancellation: "MIAMI, ARIZ. NOV 23 1912".

    Hand cancellation: "MIAMI, ARIZ. JUN 19 1917".

    Machine cancellation: "MIAMI, ARIZ. APR 25 1932".

    This cacheted cover is for the first day of issue of the Postal Service Employees series of 10 different 8 cents postage stamps. Hand cancellation: "MIAMI, AZ 85539 APR 30 1973".

Miami: Boomtown Spree Station

[TPS]

    Special hand pictorial cancellation: "BOOMTOWN SPREE STATION, MIAMI, AZ 85539 APR 23 1994".

Payson

    Hand cancellation: "PAYSON, ARIZ. OCT 27 1938 ( 1 )".

Peridot

    Hand cancellation: "PERIDOT, AZ 85542 DEC 21 1976".

    Hand cancellation: "PERIDOT, AZ 85542 DEC 27 1995".

    Hand cancellation: "PERIDOT, AZ 85542 USPS MAR 19 2013".

Pine

    This cacheted cover is for the 1965 Hashknife Pony Express Ride. Hand cancellation: "PINE, ARIZ. FEB 3 1965".

    Hand cancellation: "PINE, AZ 85544 JUN 13 1970".

    Hand cancellation: "PINE, AZ 85544 USPS MAR 15 2013".

Roosevelt

    Hand cancellation: "ROOSEVELT, ARIZ. MAR 17 1927".

    This cacheted cover commemorates the 50th anniversary of the dedication ceremony for Roosevelt Dam. Hand cancellation: "ROOSEVELT, ARIZ. MAR 18 1961".

    Hand postal cancellation: "ROOSEVELT, AZ 85545 USPS AUG 27 2013".

San Carlos

    Hand cancellation: "SAN CARLOS, ARIZ. APR 10 1903". [TPC]

    Hand cancellation: "SAN CARLOS, ARIZ. JUL 19 1946".

    Hand cancellation: "SAN CARLOS, AZ 85550 USPS APR 29 2013".

Tonto Basin

    Hand cancellation: "TONTO BASIN, AZ 85553 SEP 9 1981".

    Hand cancellation: "TONTO BASIN, AZ 85553 USPS MAR 11 2013".

Winkelman

    Hand cancellation: "WINKELMAN, ARIZ. FEB 26 1932".

    Hand cancellation: "WINKELMAN, ARIZ. JUN 15 1933".

    Hand cancellation: "WINKELMAN, ARIZ. AUG 27 1962".

    Hand cancellation: "WINKELMAN, AZ 85292 JUN 12 1980".

Young

    Hand cancellation: "YOUNG, ARIZ. DEC 15 1931".

    Hand cancellation: "YOUNG, ARIZ. MAY 15 1934".

    This cacheted cover gives information about Young. Hand cancellation: "YOUNG, ARIZ. JAN 1 1947".


GRAHAM COUNTY

Ashurst

[DPO]

    Hand cancellation: "ASHURST, ARIZ. OCT 15 1948".

Bonita

[DPO]

    Hand cancellation: "BONITA, ARIZ. OCT 13 1931".

    Hand cancellation: "BONITA, ARIZ. MAY 13 1936".

    Hand cancellation: "BONITA, ARIZ. SEP 30 1955".

Bylas

    Hand cancellation: "BYLAS, ARIZ. JAN 20 1949".

    Hand cancellation: "BYLAS, AZ 85530 JUL 25 1968".

    Hand cancellation: "BYLAS, AZ 85530 OCT 23 1987".

Calva

[DPO]

    Hand cancellation: "CALVA, ARIZ. JUN 30 1941".

Central

    Hand cancellation: "CENTRAL, ARIZ. APR 22 1937".

    Hand cancellation: "CENTRAL, ARIZ. OCT 27 1954".

    Hand cancellation: "CENTRAL, AZ 85531 FEB 26 2013".

Eden

[DPO]

    Hand cancellation: "EDEN, ARIZ. MAR 18 1937".

    Hand cancellation: "EDEN, AZ 85535 SEP 7 1965".

    Hand cancellation: "EDEN, AZ 85535 AUG 30 1966".

    Hand cancellation: "EDEN, AZ 85535 APR 9 1970".

Fort Grant

[DPO]

    Hand cancellation: "FORT GRANT, ARIZ. AUG 31 1955".

    Hand cancellation: "FORT GRANT RUR. STA., WILLCOX, ARIZ. APR 12 1957".

    Hand cancellation: "FORT GRANT RUR. STA., WILLCOX, ARIZ. OCT 2 1961".

Fortgrant

[DPO]

This is probably a spelling error and not a name change.

    Hand cancellation: "FORTGRANT, AZ 85643 MAR 22 1980".

Fort Thomas

    Hand cancellation: "FORT THOMAS, ARIZ. MAR 30 1940".

    Hand cancellation: "FORT THOMAS, ARIZ. AUG 30 1954".

    Hand cancellation: "FORT THOMAS, AZ 85536 JUL 9 1966".

Geronimo

[DPO]

    Hand cancellation: "GERONIMO, ARIZ. JUL 8 1941".

Glenbar

[DPO]

    Hand cancellation: "GLENBAR, ARIZ. JAN 21 1942".

    Hand cancellation: "GLENBAR, ARIZ. APR 11 1941".

Klondyke

[DPO]

    Hand cancellation: "KLONDYKE, ARIZ. MAR 18 1936".

    Hand cancellation: "KLONDYKE, ARIZ. AUG 16 1940".

    Hand cancellation: "KLONDYKE, ARIZ. AUG 16 1950".

    Hand cancellation: "Klondyke Rural Station, AZ 85644 JAN 27 1988".

Pima

    Hand cancellation: "PIMA, ARIZ. MAY 12 1909". [TPC]

    Machine cancellation: "PIMA, AZ 85543 JAN 14 1980".

    Hand cancellation: "PIMA, AZ 85543 AUG 30 1989".

Safford

    Hand cancellation: "SAFFORD, ARIZ. FEB 17 1909". [TPC]

    Hand cancellation: "SAFFORD, ARIZ. MAY 2 1909". [TPC]

    Machine cancellation: "SAFFORD, ARIZ. JUL 16 1936".

Solomon

    Hand cancellation: "SOLOMON, ARIZ. JUN 1 1950 ( 1 )".

    Hand cancellation: "SOLOMON, ARIZ. SEP 18 1959 ( 1 )".

    Hand cancellation: "SOLOMON, ARIZ. JUN 13 1962 ( 1 )".

Solomonsville

[OPN]

This is the old name for Solomon.

    Hand cancellation: "SOLOMONSVILLE, ARIZ. ? 1910". [TPC]

    Hand cancellation: "SOLOMONSVILLE, ARIZ. AUG 11 1941".

Thatcher

    Hand cancellation: "THATCHER, ARIZ. NOV 27 1907". [TPC]

    Hand cancellation: "THATCHER, ARIZ. FEB 13 1910". [TPC]

    Hand cancellation: "THATCHER, ARIZ. NOV 21 1935".

Thatcher: Centennial Station

[TPS]

    Special hand slogan cancellation: "CENTENNIAL STA., THATCHER, AZ 85552 March 10 1988 | THATCHER POST OFFICE CENTENNIAL 1888 - 1988 |".



Douglas Post Office, circa late 1930s


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