Arizona Postal History:

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| Apache Co. to Cochise Co. | Coconino Co. to Graham Co. | Greenlee Co. to Navajo Co. | Maricopa Co. | Pima Co. | Pinal Co. to Yuma Co. | Local Posts and R.P.O.s |


RAILWAY POST OFFICES

Albuquerque and Ashfork R. P. O.

    Hand cancellation: "ALBUQURQUE & ASHFORK R.P.O. T 10 DEC 29 1922   | RMS |".

    Hand cancellation: "ALBUQU. & ASHFORK R.P.O. TR 2 FEB 5 1929   | RMS |".

    Hand cancellation: "ALBUQU. & ASHFORK R.P.O. TR 19 OCT 3 1931   | RMS |".

Ashfork and Los Angeles R. P. O.

    Hand cancellation: "ASHFORK & LOS ANG. R.P.O. TR 7 JUL 23 1926   | RMS |".

Globe and Bowie R. P. O.

    Hand cancellation: "GLOBE & BOWIE R.P.O. TR 48 JAN 26 1925   | RMS |".

    Hand cancellation: "GLOBE & BOWIE R.P.O. TR 384 JAN 23 1937   | RMS |".

    Hand cancellation: "GLOBE & BOWIE R.P.O. TR 382 NOV 20 1944   | RMS |".

Phoenix and Parker R. P. O.

    Hand cancellation: "PHOENIX & PARKER R.P.O. WEST NOV 25   | RMS |".

Tucson and Nogales R. P. O.

    Hand cancellation: "TUCSON & NOGALES R.P.O. TR 379 DEC 13 1939   | RMS |".


LOCAL POSTS

Arizona Territory Local Post

    This cacheted cover features the Grand Canyon Burro Airlift of 1980. This is also for the first day of issue of the Arizona Territory Local Post Burro Airlift 10 cents postage stamp. Local Post hand cancellation: "ARIZONA TERR. LOCAL POST OCT 10 1980". USPS hand cancellation: "( MAILER'S POSTMARK PERMIT # 1 ) TUCSON, AZ 85710 OCT 10 1980".

    This cacheted cover commemorates the Buffalo Soldier. This is also for the first day of issue of the Arizona Territory Local Post crossed sabers 10 cents postage stamp. Local Post hand cancellation: "ARIZONA TERR. LOCAL POST JUL 4 1981". USPS hand cancellation: "( MAILER'S POSTMARK PERMIT # 002 ) TOMBSTONE, AZ 85638 JUL 4 1981".

    This cacheted cover commemorates the 40th anniversary of the sinking of the U. S. S. Arizona, December 7, 1941. It has an Arizona Territory Local Post USS Arizona bell 10 cents postage stamp. Local Post hand cancellation: "ARIZONA TERRITORY LOCAL POST". USPS hand cancellation: "( MAILER'S POSTMARK PERMIT # 1 ) TUCSON, AZ 85710 DEC 7 1981".

Buzzard Air Local Post

    This cacheted cover features Buzzard Air Local Post and World Local Post Day. It has a Buzzard Air postage stamp showing a buzzard. Local Post hand cancellation: "BUZZARD AIR LOCAL POST". USPS machine cancellation: "PHOENIX, AZ 850 JAN 28 08".

    This cacheted cover features Buzzard Air Local Post and the Year of the Buzzard. This is also for the first day of issue of the Buzzard Air postage stamp showing a buzzard and having a red border. Local Post hand cancellation: "BUZZARD AIR LOCAL POST". USPS machine cancellation: "PHOENIX, AZ 850 MAR 28 2008".

    This cacheted cover features Buzzard Air Local Post. This is also for the first day of issue of two different Buzzard Air postage stamps -- "SECONDs" and "THIRDs". Local Post hand cancellation: "BUZZARD AIR LOCAL POST". USPS machine cancellation: "PHOENIX, AZ 850 SEP 11 09".

IFSC Local Post

    This cover was carried by the IFSC Local Post by boat down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon to commemorate the anniversary of the 1869 Powell Expedition. It has a 1971 IFSC Local Post Powell Grand Canyon Run stamp. Machine meter cancellation: "GRAND CANYON, ARIZ. AUG 29 '71". USPS hand cancellation: "FLAGSTAFF< AZ 86001 AUG 22 1971".

    This cover was carried by the IFSC Local Post by boat down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. It has a 1972 IFSC Local Post Colorado River Mail Run $1 stamp. USPS special machine slogan cancellation: "GRAND CANYON, AZ 86023 AUG 9 1972 | NATIONAL PARKS CENTENNIAL YEAR   1872 - 1972 |".

    This cover was carried by the IFSC Local Post by boat down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon to commemorate the anniversary of Powell's first trip down the Grand Canyon of the Colorado. It has a 1973 IFSC Local Post Colorado River Mail Run $1 stamp. USPS special machine slogan cancellation: "GRAND CANYON, AZ 86023 AUG 15 1973 | Remember Only you can PREVENT FOREST FIRES |".

    This cover was carried by the IFSC Local Post by boat down the Colorado River from Lee's Ferry to Lake Mead to commemorate the anniversary of Powell's first trip down the Grand Canyon of the Colorado. It has a 1973 IFSC Local Post Colorado River Mail Run $1 stamp. USPS machine cancellation: "KINGMAN, AZ 86401 SEP 11 1973".

Lake Havasu City Local Post

    This cover is for the first day of issue of the Lake Havasu City Local Post London Bridge yellow 7 cents postage stamp. Local Post hand cancellation: "FIRST DAY OF ISSUE SEP 5 1973. LAKE HAVASU CITY LOCAL POST". USPS machine cancellation: "LK HAVASU CY, AZ 86403 SEP 5 1973".

    This cover is for the last day of operation of the Lake Havasu City Local Post. It is also for the first day of issue of the Lake Havasu City Local Post London Bridge blue 7 cents postage stamp. Local Post hand cancellation: "FIRST DAY OF ISSUE OCT 31 1973. LAKE HAVASU CITY LOCAL POST". USPS machine cancellation: "LK HAVASU CY, AZ 86403 OCT 31 1973".

Pancho Villa Post

    This cover is for the first day of issue of the Pancho Villa Post $1 postage stamp. Local Post hand cancellation: "Primer Dia De Emision, PANCHO VILLA POST   PAGADO". USPS hand cancellation: "SKULL VALLEY, AZ 86338 MAY 24 1973".

Sam's Meow Local Post

    This cover features Valentine's Day 1978. It has a Sam's Meow Local Post Be My Valentine 10 cents postage stamp. USPS hand cancellation: "VALENTINE, AZ 86437 FEB 14 1978".

Sonoran Desert Local Post

    This cacheted cover features the opening day of the Sonoran Desert Local Post. This is also for the first day of issue of the Sonoran Desert Local Post 2016 Sonoran Desert scene $1 postage stamp. Local Post hand cancellation: "SONORAN DESERT LOCAL POST MAY 11 2016". USPS hand cancellation: "PHF PHILATELIC CENTER, TUCSON, AZ USPS MAY 11 2016".

    This cacheted cover commemorates the centennial of the National Park Service. This is also for the first day of issue of the Sonoran Desert Local Post 2016 National Park Service Centennial $1 postage stamp. Local Post hand cancellation: "SONORAN DESERT LOCAL POST AUG 25 2016". NPS passport cancellation: "Saguaro NP. NPS Centennial 1916-2016". USPS hand cancellation: "DV DANIELS NJ 070 AUG 25 2016".

    This cacheted cover commemorates the 50th anniversary of Star Trek. This is also for the first day of issue of the Sonoran Desert Local Post 2016 Star Trek 50th anniversary $1 postage stamp. Local Post hand cancellation: "SONORAN DESERT LOCAL POST SEP 2 2016". USPS special pictorial hand cancellation: "TUCSON, AZ STATION 85719 SEP 2, 2016 | STAR TREK |".

    This cacheted cover features Election Day 2016. This is also for the first day of issue of the Sonoran Desert Local Post Election Day 2016 $1 postage stamp. Local Post hand cancellation: "SONORAN DESERT LOCAL POST NOV 8 2016". USPS hand cancellation: "RINCON STATION, TUCSON, AZ 85719 USPS NOV 8 2016".

    This cacheted cover is for the opening day of the Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase 2017. This is also for the first day of issue of the Sonoran Desert Local Post Tucson GM&F Showcase 2017 $1 postage stamp. Local Post hand cancellation: "SONORAN DESERT LOCAL POST JAN 28 2017". USPS hand cancellation: "MAIN OFFICE WINDOWS, TUCSON, AZ 85726-9712 USPS JAN 28 2017".

    This cacheted cover features Arizona tourism. This is also for the first day of issue of the Sonoran Desert Local Post Travel Arizona 2017 $1 postage stamp. Local Post hand cancellation: "SONORAN DESERT LOCAL POST FEB 17 2017". USPS special hand pictorial & slogan cancellation: "ARIPEX 2017 STATION, MESA, ARIZONA 85201 FEBRUARY 17, 2017 | Sustainable Tourism for Development".

    This cacheted cover is for the opening day of the Southeast Arizona Birding Festival. This is also for the first day of issue of the Sonoran Desert Local Post Southeast Arizona Birding Festival 2017 $1 postage stamp. Local Post hand cancellation: "SONORAN DESERT LOCAL POST AUG 10 2017". USPS hand cancellation: "FORT LOWELL STATION, TUCSON, AZ 85715-9998 USPS AUG 10 2017".

    This cacheted cover is for a special airmail flight from Arizona to Hawaii. This is also for the first day of issue of the Sonoran Desert Local Post Air Mail 2017 $1 postage stamp. Local Post hand cancellation: "SONORAN DESERT LOCAL POST NOV 1 2017". USPS hand cancellation: "PHF PHILATELIC CENTER, TUCSON, AZ USPS NOV 1 2017".

Tucson Stamp Club Local Post

    This cacheted cover is for the 1992 Tucson Stamp Club Park Mall Show. It has a Tucson Stamp Club Local Post 3 cents postage stamp. Local Post hand pictorial cancellation: "TUCSON STAMP CLUB   PARK MALL SHOW STATION TUCSON, AZ 85701 OCT 3-4 1992". USPS hand cancellation: "STA. 28, TUCSON, AZ USPO OCT 3 1992".

    This cacheted cover features the San Xavier del Bac Mission. It has a Tucson Stamp Club Local Post 3 cents postage stamp. USPS special hand pictorial & slogan cancellation: "ANNIVERSARY STATION 85701 NOV 4 2003 | ( Tucson Stamp Club Founded in 1883 ) CELEBRATING 120 YEARS of PHILATELY in TUCSON, ARIZONA |".



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