Arizona Postal History - Phoenix


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Phoenix

    Hand cancellation with cork killer: "PHOENIX, ARIZ. AUG 31 1879". [TPC]

    Hand cancellation with cork killer: "PHOENIX, ARIZONA. FEB 25 1885". [TPC]

    Hand cancellation with cork killer: "PHOENIX, ARIZONA. APR 29 1886". [TPC]

    Hand cancellation with cork killer: "PHOENIX, ARIZ. FEB 21 1887". [TPC]

    Hand cancellation with cork killer: "PHOENIX, ARIZ. APR 21 1889". [TPC]

    Hand cancellation: "PHOENIX, ARIZ. NOV 4 1891". [TPC]

    Hand cancellation: "PHOENIX, ARIZ. FEB 11 1893". [TPC]

    Hand cancellation: "PHOENIX, ARIZ. JUL 6 1895". [TPC]

    Hand cancellation: "PHOENIX, ARIZ. AUG 26 1895". [TPC]

    Hand cancellation: "PHOENIX, ARIZ. MAR 6 1900 ( 1 )". [TPC]

    Hand cancellation: "PHOENIX, ARIZ. OCT 6 1900 ( 1 )". [TPC]

    Machine cancellation: "PHOENIX, ARIZ. JUN 5 1902". [TPC]

    Hand cancellation: "PHOENIX, ARIZ. NOV 8 1902 ( 1 )". [TPC]

    Hand cancellation: "PHOENIX, ARIZ. AUG 25 1905 ( 1 )". [TPC]

    Machine flag cancellation: "PHOENIX, ARIZ. JAN 10 1906 ( 1 )". [TPC]

    Hand cancellation: "PHOENIX, ARIZ. NOV 25 1906 ( 1 )". [TPC]

    Machine flag cancellation: "PHOENIX, ARIZ. DEC 2 1907 ( 1 )". [TPC]

    Machine flag cancellation: "PHOENIX, ARIZ. JAN 8 1908 ( 1 )". [TPC]

    Machine flag cancellation: "PHOENIX, ARIZ. AUG 23 1908 ( 1 )". [TPC]

    Machine flag cancellation: "PHOENIX, ARIZ. DEC 31 1908 ( 1 )". [TPC]

    Machine flag cancellation: "PHOENIX, ARIZ. MAY 11 1909 ( 1 )". [TPC]

    Hand cancellation: "PHOENIX, ARIZ. DEC 21 1909 ( 1 )". [TPC]

    Hand cancellation: "PHOENIX, ARIZ. SEP 17 1910 ( 2 )". [TPC]

    Hand cancellation: "PHOENIX, ARIZ. FEB 17 1911 ( 2 )". [TPC]

    Machine flag cancellation: "PHOENIX, ARIZ. FEB 28 1911". [TPC]

    Machine cancellation: "PHOENIX, ARIZ. MAR 25 1913 | R |".

    Machine cancellation: "PHOENIX, ARIZ. JAN 2 1914".

    Hand cancellation: "PHOENIX, ARIZ. SEP 8 1921 ( 2 )".

    Machine cancellation: "PHOENIX 1, ARIZ. MAR 12 1929".

    Hand cancellation: "PHOENIX, ARIZ. JUL 24 1936 ( 1 )". Has "Fee Claimed by Office of First Address" auxiliary marking.

    Machine cancellation: "PHOENIX 2, ARIZ. JUL 30 1936".

    Machine cancellation: "PHOENIX 2, ARIZ. MAY 16 1938".

    Machine cancellation: "PHOENIX 1, ARIZ. JUN 19 1941".

    Machine cancellation: "PHOENIX 1, ARIZ. JUL 15 1941".

    This cacheted cover is for the first airmail flight from Phoenix to Winslow. Machine cancellation: "PHOENIX 2, ARIZ. JUN 1 1950".

    These cacheted covers are for the first day of issue of the Project Mercury 4 cents postage stamp. Top cover: hand cancellation: "PHOENIX, ARIZ. FE 20 1962"; and bottom cover: machine cancellation: "PHOENIX, ARIZ. FEB 20 1962".

    These cacheted covers commemorate President John F. Kennedy and are also for the first day of issue of the John F. Kennedy 5 cents postage stamp. Three different postmarks: top cover: hand cancellation: "PHOENIX, ARIZ. MY 29 1964; middle cover: machine slogan cancellation: "PHOENIX, ARIZ. 1A MAY 29 1964 | "ABCD" MAIL FOR BETTER BUSINESS SERVICE |"; and bottom cover: machine pictorial & slogan cancellation: "PHOENIX, ARIZ. 1A MAY 29 1964 | Remember Only you can PREVENT FOREST FIRES |".

    Machine cancellation: "PHOENIX, ARIZ. 2B NOV 11 1964".

    Special machine slogan cancellation: "PHOENIX, ARIZ. OCT 23 1970   | 40TH WORLD SHOOTING CHAMPIONSHIPS - OCTOBER 13-26, 1970 |".

    Hand cancellation: "PHOENIX, AZ 85026 FEB 14 1995".

Phoenix: 850

    This cacheted cover is for the first day of issue of the Postal Service People series of 10 different 8 cents postage stamps. Special hand slogan & pictorial cancellation: "PHOENIX, AZ. 850 APRIL 30 1973 | POSTAL PEOPLE DAY |".

    Hand commemorative slogan cancellations: "PHOENIX, AZ 850 FEB 23 1976 | 50 STATES-ONE NATION   USA BICENTENNIAL |".

    Three machine commemorative slogan cancellations: "PHOENIX, AZ 850 6A FEB 23 1976 | 50 STATES-ONE NATION   USA BICENTENNIAL |".

    Hand cancellation: "PHOENIX, AZ 850 SEP 6 1978".

    Hand cancellation: "PHOENIX, AZ 850 OCT 1 1978".

    Machine pictorial & slogan cancellation: "PHOENIX, AZ 850 1B JUN 27 1979 | Remember Only you can PREVENT FOREST FIRES |".

    Hand cancellation: "PHOENIX, AZ 850 OCT 28 1979".

    Hand cancellation: "PHOENIX, AZ 850 NOV 1 1979".

    Three hand cancellations: "PHOENIX, AZ 850 DEC 18 1980".

    Two hand cancellations: "PHOENIX, AZ 850 JUN 12 1981".

    Machine slogan cancellation: "PHOENIX, AZ 850 3A JUN 25 1981 | DEFEAT MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY SUPPORT MDAA |".

Phoenix: AANA Station

[TPS]

    This cacheted cover salutes the 50th anniversary of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists. Special hand pictorial & slogan cancellation: "AANA Station, Phoenix, AZ 85004 SEP 1 1981 | AANA   1931 - 1981 |".

Phoenix: AFM Convention Station

[TPS]

    Special hand pictorial & slogan cancellation: "AFM CONVENTION STATION, PHOENIX, AZ 85004 JUN 27 1983 | LIVE MUSIC IS BEST |".

Phoenix: Ahwatukee Station

    Hand cancellation: "AHWATUKEE STA., PHOENIX, AZ 85044 USPS FEB 7 2015".

Phoenix: All-Star Station

[TPS]

    Special hand pictorial cancellation: "ALL-STAR STATION, Phoenix, AZ 85003 February 15, 2009".

Phoenix: American Topical Association Convention Station

[TPS]

    This cacheted cover is for the 12th Annual American Topical Association Convention. Hand cancellation: "AMERICAN TOPICAL ASS'N CONV. STA., PHOENIX, ARIZ. JUN 13 1963".

Phoenix: Arcadia Station

    Hand cancellation: "ARCADIA STA., PHOENIX, AZ USPO JUL 24 1986".

    Hand cancellation: "ARCADIA STA., PHOENIX, AZ USPO MAR 11 1992".

Phoenix: ARIPEX Station

[TPS]

    This cacheted cover commemorates the centennial of Helvetia and is for the 1981 ARIPEX. Special hand pictorial & slogan cancellation: "ARIPEX STATION, PHOENIX, AZ 85013 JAN 16 1981 | "OH SAY CAN YOU SEE" NATIONAL ANTHEM ADOPTED 1931 |".

    Special hand pictorial cancellation: "ARIPEX STATION, PHOENIX, AZ 85004 JANUARY 22, 1988".

    This cacheted cover is for the first day of issue of the 1 dollar Seaplane 1914 postage stamp. Special hand pictorial & slogan cancellation: "ARIPEX STATION, PHOENIX, AZ 85004 APR 20 1990 ( APS     MCS )".

    This cacheted cover is for the 1992 ARIPEX Exhibition. Special hand pictorial cancellation: "ARIPEX STATION, Phoenix, AZ 85004 January 19, 1992".

Phoenix: ARIPEX Exhibition Station

[TPS]

    This cacheted cover is for the 1959 ARIPEX Exhibition. Special hand cancellation: "ARIPEX EXHIBITION STATION, PHOENIX, ARIZ. APR 3 1959".

Phoenix: ARIPEX '61 - A. P. S. Exhibition Station

[TPS]

    This cacheted cover features the 50th anniversary of Theodore Roosevelt Dam and the 1961 ARIPEX Exhibition. Special hand slogan cancellation: "| ARIPEX '61 - A. P. S. EXHIBITION STA. | PHOENIX, ARIZ. MAR 18 1961".

Phoenix: ARIPEX '75 [Station]

[TPS]

    This cacheted cover is for the 1975 ARIPEX Exhibition. Special hand pictorial & slogan cancellation: "ARIPEX '75, PHOENIX, AZ. APR 27 1975 | APS SPRING MEETING     UPSS SPRING CONVENTION |".

Phoenix: Arizona State Fair Station

[TPS]

    This cacheted cover is for the 1972 Arizona State Fair. Hand pictorial & slogan cancellation: "ARIZONA STATE FAIR STA., PHOENIX, AZ 850 OCT 27 1972 | OCT. 27- NOV. 12 1972 FOR FUN AND EDUCATION |".

Phoenix: Bank One Ballpark Station

[TPS]

    This cacheted cover is for the opening day of Bank One Ballpark. Special hand pictorial & slogan cancellation: "BANK ONE BALLPARK STATION, PHOENIX, AZ 85004 March 31st 1998 | INAUGURAL SEASON |".

Phoenix: Bicentennial Birthday Celebration [Station]

[TPS]

    Special hand Slogan cancellation: "Bicentennial Birthday Celebration, Phoenix, Arizona July 4, 1976   Dawning of the Third Century of Independence   Encanto Park".

Phoenix: Cactus Station

    Hand cancellation: "PHOENIX, AZ 85032 USPS APR 23 2013".

Phoenix: Cactus Station

[TPS]

    This cacheted cover is for the 40th Annual Cactus Show, Desert Botanical Garden. Special hand pictorial & slogan cancellation: "CACTUS STATION, PHOENIX, ARIZONA 85032 FEB. 14, 1987 | 50th ANNIVERSARY -- DESERT BOTANICAL GARDEN |".

    Special hand pictorial & slogan cancellation: "CACTUS STATION, PHOENIX, AZ 85008 JUN 23 1987 | CACTUS & SUCCULENT SOCIETY OF AMERICA | ( PHOENIX 87 C.S.S.A. CONVENTION )|".

Phoenix: Capitol Station

[TPS]

    This cacheted cover commemorates the 75th anniversary of Arizona statehood. Special hand pictorial & slogan cancellation: "CAPITOL STATION, PHOENIX, AZ 85007 FEB. 14 1987 | ARIZONA STATEHOOD -- 1912 - FEB. 14 - 1987 |".

Phoenix: Caravan Station

[TPS]

    This cacheted cover commemorates the 50th anniversary of Canyon de Chelly National Monument. Special hand pictorial & slogan cancellation: "CARAVAN STATION, PHOENIX, AZ 85034 MAY 23 1981 | 50th Anniversary |".

Phoenix: Celebrate 2000 Station

[TPS]

    Special hand slogan cancellation: "Celebrate 2000 Station, Phoenix, AZ 85013-9998 01-01-2000 | Postmark of the Century |".

Phoenix: Civic Center Station

[TPS]

    Special hand pictorial & slogan cancellation: "CIVIC CENTER STATION, PHOENIX, AZ 85004 FEB. 28 1986 | A SIGHT TO SEE, A WONDER TO BEHOLD. 20TH CENTURY RETURN, HALLEY'S COMET |".

    Special hand pictorial & slogan cancellation: "CIVIC CENTER STATION, PHOENIX, AZ 85004 MAR 1 1986 | A SIGHT TO SEE, A WONDER TO BEHOLD. 20TH CENTURY RETURN, HALLEY'S COMET |".

Phoenix: Commerce Station

    Hand cancellation on back "COMMERCE STA., PHOENIX, ARIZ. AUG 14 1953".

    Hand cancellation on back: "COMMERCE STA., PHOENIX, ARIZ. JAN 28 1965". Has "REGISTERED" auxiliary marking on front.

Phoenix: Daisy Mountain Station

    Hand cancellation: "DAISY MOUNTAIN STATION, PHOENIX, ARIZONA APR 6 2013".

Phoenix: Deer Valley CPU

    Hand cancellation: "DEER VALLEY CPU, PHOENIX, AZ 85027-2567 JAN 24 2014".

Phoenix: Desert Hills Station

[TPS]

    This cacheted cover commemorates the "Wild/Wild West". Special hand pictorial & slogan cancellation: "DESERT HILLS STATION, PHOENIX, AZ 85008 NOV. 20 1983 | REMEMBERING THE "WILD/WILD WEST"     PHOENIX STAMP SHOW |".

Phoenix: Fall Classic Station

[TPS]

    Special hand pictorial cancellation: "FALL CLASSIC STATION, PHOENIX, AZ 85004 OCTOBER 27, 2001".

Phoenix: First Day of Issue

[TPS]

    This cacheted cover is for the first day of issue of the 1962 Arizona Statehood 4 cents postage stamp. Special hand pictorial & slogan cancellation: "PHOENIX, ARIZ. FEB 14 1962 | FIRST DAY OF ISSUE |".

    Special hand slogan cancellation: "PHOENIX, AZ 85026 SEP 3 1991   | FIRST DAY OF ISSUE |".

    Special hand pictorial & slogan cancellation: "PHOENIX, AZ 85026 APR 26 2000   | FIRST DAY OF ISSUE | WILE E. COYOTE & ROAD RUNNER".

    Special hand pictorial & slogan cancellations: "PHOENIX, AZ 85026 FEBRUARY 14, 2012   First Day of Issue ARIZONA Statehood".

Phoenix: GMF

    Hand cancellation: "GMF, PHOENIX, AZ USPS APR 23 1988".

Phoenix: Income Tax Deadline Station

[TPS]

    Special hand pictorial cancellation: "Income Tax Deadline Station, Phoenix, AZ 85026 APRIL 15 1987".

    Special hand pictorial & slogan cancellation: "Income Tax Deadline Station, phoenix, az 85026 APRIL 16, 1990   FOR PHILATELIC PURPOSES ONLY ".

    Special hand pictorial & slogan cancellation: "INCOME TAX DEADLINE STATION, Phoenix, Arizona 85026 APRIL 15, 1992 | Attack of the 1040s   Playing NOW at a Post Office near you! |".

Phoenix: Indian School Station

    Hand cancellation: "INDIAN SCHOOL STA., PHOENIX, ARIZ. JAN 7 1950 | 1 |".

    Hand cancellation on back: "INDIAN SCHOOL STA., PHOENIX, ARIZ. MAR 6 1959". Has "REGISTERED NO." and "RETURN RECEIPT REQUESTED" auxiliary markings on front.

    Hand cancellation on back "INDIAN SCHOOL STA., PHOENIX, ARIZ. DEC 27 1963".

    Hand cancellation on back: "INDIAN SCHOOL STA., PHOENIX, ARIZ. DEC 6 1968". Has "REGISTERED" and "RETURN RECEIPT REQUESTED" auxiliary markings on front.

    Hand cancellation: "INDIAN SCHOOL STA., PHOENIX, AZ USPO JAN 4 1980".

Phoenix: Jefferson Street Station

[DPO]

    Hand cancellation on back: "JEFFERSON ST. STA., PHOENIX, ARIZ. JAN 14 1949". Has "REGISTERED NO." and "Return card demanded" auxiliary markings on front.

Phoenix: Luhrs Station

[DPO]

    Machine cancellation: "LUHRS STA., PHOENIX, ARIZ. APR 6 1926".

    Machine cancellation: "LUHRS STA., PHOENIX, ARIZ. NOV 19 1926".

    Machine cancellation: "LUHRS STA., PHOENIX, ARIZ. DEC 15 1926".

Phoenix: Luhrs Station: Registered

[DPO]

    Hand cancellation on back: "REGISTERED, (LUHRS STA.), PHOENIX, ARIZ. JUN 22 1934". Has "REGISTERED NO." and "Return card demanded" auxiliary markings on front.

    Hand cancellation on back: "REGISTERED, (LUHRS STA.), ARIZ. APR 27 1935". Has "REGISTERED NO." auxiliary marking on front.

    Hand cancellation on back: "REGISTERED, (LUHRS STA.), PHOENIX, ARIZ. APR 20 1943". Has "Return Receipt Demanded. Return after 30 days, if unclaimed" auxiliary marking on front.

Phoenix: Maryvale Station

    Hand cancellation: "MARYVALE STA., PHOENIX, ARIZ. NOV 1 1960".

Phoenix: McDowell Station

    Hand cancellation: "McDOWELL STA., PHOENIX, ARIZ. JAN 7 1950 | 1 |".

Phoenix: Northeast Station

    Hand cancellation: "NORTHEAST STA., PHOENIX, AZ USPO JAN 18 1984".

    Hand cancellation: "NORTHEAST STA., PHOENIX, AZ USPO JUL 17 1986".

    Hand cancellation: "NORTHEAST STA., PHOENIX, AZ USPO AUG 27 1993".

Phoenix: Northwest Station

    Hand cancellation: "NORTHWEST STA., PHOENIX, AZ USPO JAN 15 1984".

    Hand cancellation: "NORTHWEST STA., PHOENIX, AZ USPO JUL 18 1986".

Phoenix: Osborn Station

    Hand cancellation: "OSBORN STA., PHOENIX, AZ USPS DEC 21 1993".

    Hand cancellation: "OSBORN STA., PHOENIX, AZ USPS SEP 12 2008".

Phoenix: Papal Visit Station

[TPS]

    Special hand pictorial & slogan cancellation: "PAPAL VISIT STATION, PHOENIX, AZ 85026 SEP 14 1987 | THE VISIT OF POPE JOHN PAUL II |".

Phoenix: Phoenix, AZ Station

[TPS]

    This cacheted cover salutes the Droids of Star Wars. Special hand pictorial & slogan cancellation: "PHOENIX, AZ STATION 85017 MAY 5 2021 | STAR WARS DROIDS |".

Phoenix: Phoenix Zoo Station

[TPS]

    This cacheted cover is for the 25th anniversary of the Children's Zoo and Phoenix Zoo. Special hand pictorial & slogan cancellation: "PHOENIX ZOO STATION, PHOENIX, AZ. 85008 NOVEMBER 21, 1987 | -- THE PHOENIX ZOO -- 1962 - 1987 |".

Phoenix: Phoenix Stamp Fair Station

[TPS]

    Special hand pictorial & slogan cancellation: "PHOENIX STAMP FAIR STATION, PHOENIX, ARIZONA 85008 JAN 16 1988   OLYMPIAD 1988 Honoring the Summer Games ".

Phoenix: PPA '73 Jubilee [Station]

[TPS]

    This cacheted cover commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Phoenix Philatelic Association exhibitions. Special hand pictorial & slogan cancellation: "PPA '73 JUBILEE, PHOENIX, ARIZONA MAY 26 1973 | PHOENIX PHILATELIC ASSN. 1923-GOLDEN JUBILEE-1973 |".

Phoenix: Received

    Hand cancellation on back: "REC'D., PHOENIX, ARIZ. MAR 18 1899". [TPC]

    Hand cancellation on back: "REC'D., PHOENIX, ARIZ. FEB 10 1900". [TPC]

    Hand cancellation on back: "REC'D., PHOENIX, ARIZ. NOV 17 1906". [TPC]

Phoenix: Registered

    Hand cancellation on back: "REGISTERED, PHOENIX, ARIZ. NOV 27 1914". Has "REGISTERED NO." and "Receipt demanded" auxiliary markings on front.

    Hand cancellation on back: "REGISTERED, PHOENIX, ARIZ. JAN 19 1916". Has "REGISTERED NO." and "Receipt demanded" auxiliary markings on front.

    Hand cancellation on back: "REGISTERED, PHOENIX, ARIZ. DEC 23 1937". Has "REGISTERED" and "RETURN RECEIPT REQUESTED"auxiliary markings on front.

Phoenix: Registry Division

[TPS]

    Hand cancellation on back "REGISTRY DIV., PHOENIX, ARIZ. AUG 13 1953".

    Hand cancellation on back "REGISTRY DIV., PHOENIX, ARIZ. DEC 27 1963".

Phoenix: Rotary International Station

[TPS]

    Special hand pictorial & slogan cancellation: "Rotary International Station, Phoenix, AZ 85044 APR 14 1989   "Service Above Self" ".

Phoenix: Station No. 25

[DPO]

    Hand cancellation: "STA. 25, PHOENIX, AZ USPO OCT 29 1983".

    Hand cancellation: "STA. 25, PHOENIX, AZ USPO FEB 26 1990".

Phoenix: Sunnyslope Station

    Hand cancellation on back: "SUNNYSLOPE STA., PHOENIX, ARIZ. MAR 30 1963". Has "REGISTERED NO." auxiliary marking on front.

Phoenix: SWEPEX Station

[TPS]

    Special hand pictorial & slogan cancellation: "SWEPEX STATION, PHOENIX, ARIZ. 85004 OCT 7, 1979 | THE KING OF HOBBIES SALUTES THE SPORT OF KINGS   A.S.D.A. |".

Phoenix: The Louisiana World's Fair Daylight Station

[TPS]

    Special hand pictorial cancellation: "THE LOUISIANA WORLD'S FAIR DAYLIGHT Station, PHOENIX, ARIZONA 85003 MAY 18 1984".

Phoenix: Townhouse Station

[TPS]

    This cacheted cover features the Pueblo Grande Museum. Special hand pictorial & slogan cancellation: "TOWNHOUSE STATION, PHOENIX, AZ 85013 MARCH 21 1982 ( HOHOKAM EXPERIENCE     PUEBLO GRANDE - 1924/1982 )".

Phoenix: World Sci Fi Station

[TPS]

    This cacheted cover features the 36th World Science Fiction Convention. Special hand pictorial & slogan cancellation: "WORLD SCI FI STA., PHOENIX, AZ 85003 SEP 1 1978 ( IGUANACON 1 )".



Phoenix Post Office on postcard, 1939


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