YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK POSTAL HISTORY


Shown here are some of the postal cancellations used over the years by the post offices in Yosemite National Park.


Yosemite Post Office

[DPO]

Hand cancellation on an envelope: "YOSEMITE, CAL. NOV 10 1890".


Hand cancellation on a postcard: "YOSEMITE, CAL. JUL 11 1905".


Hand cancellation on a postcard: "YOSEMITE, CAL. JUN 25 1907".


Hand cancellation on a postcard: "YOSEMITE, CAL. JUL 13 1907 REC'D".


Hand cancellation on a postcard: "YOSEMITE, CAL. JUL 10 1909".


Hand cancellation on a postcard: "YOSEMITE, CAL. AUG 6 1911".


Hand cancellation on a postcard: "YOSEMITE, CAL. MAY 14 1912".


Machine flag cancellations on postcards: "YOSEMITE, CAL. JUL 22 1915" and "YOSEMITE, CAL. JUL 29 1915".


Hand cancellation on a postcard: "YOSEMITE, CALIF JUL 9     1921". The year is outside the circle.


Machine slogan cancellation on a postcard: "| VISIT YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK |   YOSEMITE, CALIF. MAY 10 1923".


Machine slogan cancellation on a postcard: "| VISIT YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK |   YOSEMITE, CALIF. AUG 10 1927".


Wawona Post Office

Hand cancellation on a postcard: "WAWONA, CAL. AUG 16 1910".


Hand cancellation on a postcard: "WAWONA STA., YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK CALIF. AUG 30 1948 ( 1 )".


Hand cancellation on a postcard: "WAWONA STA., YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK CALIF. JUN 6 1952 ( 1 )".


Machine cancellation on a postcard: "| WAWONA STA. |   YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CALIF. AUG 25 1964".


Machine cancellation on a postcard: "| WAWONA STA. |   YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CALIF. AUG 29 1963".


Machine cancellation on a postcard: "| WAWONA STA. |   YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CALIF. JUL 17 1968".


Hand cancellation on a receipt: "WAWONA STA., YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CA USPO OCT 19 1995".


Hand cancellation on an envelope: "WAWONA, YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK 95389 SEP 16 2013".


Camp Curry Post Office

[DPO]

Hand cancellation on a postcard: "CAMP CURRY, CAL. SEP 13 1913".


Hand cancellation on a postcard: "CAMP CURRY, CAL. JUN 13 1914".


Hand cancellation on a postcard: "CAMP CURRY, CAL. JUN 5 1915".


Hand cancellation on a postcard: "CAMP CURRY, CALIF MAY 24     1921". The year is outside the circle.


Machine cancellation on a postcard: "CAMP CURRY, CALIF. JUL 31 1923".


Machine cancellation on a postcard: "CAMP CURRY, CALIF. JUN 17 1925".


Machine cancellation on a postcard: "CAMP CURRY, CALIF. JUL 15 1926".


Machine cancellation on a postcard: "CAMP CURRY, CALIF. MAY 14 1929".


Machine cancellation on a postcard: "CAMP CURRY, CALIF. AUG 11 1935".


Machine cancellation on a postcard: "CAMP CURRY, CALIF. JUL 19 1937". Notice that the "CALIF." and year are in a different position in the circle from the previous cancellation.


Machine cancellation on a postcard: "CAMP CURRY, CALIF. JUL 14 1938".


Machine cancellation on a postcard: "CAMP CURRY, CALIF. AUG 10 1940".


Machine cancellation on a postcard: "CAMP CURRY, CALIF. SEP 15 1941".


Machine cancellation on a postcard: "CAMP CURRY, CALIF. JUN 1 1947".


Machine cancellation on a postcard: "CAMP CURRY, CALIF. JUL 8 1947".


Machine cancellation on a postcard: "CAMP CURRY, CALIF. AUG 30 1948".


Machine cancellation on a postcard: "CAMP CURRY, CALIF. AUG 25 1951".


Machine cancellation on a postcard: "CAMP CURRY, CALIF. JUL 3 1953".


Machine cancellation on a postcard: "CAMP CURRY, CALIF. SEP 4 1954".


Machine cancellation on a postcard: "CAMP CURRY, CALIF. AUG 3 1956". It differs from the previous "Camp Curry" cancellation by having the year in the middle and the time at the bottom.


Machine cancellation on a postcard: "CAMP CURRY, CALIF. JUL 19 1958".


Machine cancellation on a postcard: "CAMP CURRY, CALIF. SEP 6 1958".


Machine cancellation on a postcard: "CAMP CURRY, CALIF. JUN 14 1961".


Machine cancellation on a postcard: "CAMP CURRY, CALIF. AUG 6 1962".


Machine cancellation on a postcard: "CAMP CURRY, CALIF. JUN 15 1966".


Machine cancellation on a postcard: "CAMP CURRY, CALIF. JUL 11 1967".


Yosemite Lodge Post Office

Machine cancellation on a postcard: "YOSEMITE LODGE, CALIF. JUN 26 1924".


Hand cancellation on a postcard: "YOSEMITE LODGE, CALIF. JUL 8 1928 ( 1 )" The year is outside the circle.


Machine cancellation on a postcard: "YOSEMITE LODGE, CALIF. JUN 29 1942".


Machine cancellation on a postcard: "YOSEMITE LODGE, CALIF. DEC 31 1945".


Machine cancellation on a postcard: "YOSEMITE LODGE, CALIF. JUL 22 1946".


Machine cancellation on a postcard: "YOSEMITE LODGE, CALIF. APR 16 1948".


Machine cancellation on a postcard: "YOSEMITE LODGE, CALIF. JUL 7 1948".


Machine cancellation on a postcard: "YOSEMITE LODGE, CALIF. AUG 6 1950".


Machine cancellation on a postcard: "YOSEMITE LODGE, CALIF. MAY 19 1953".


Machine cancellation on a postcard: "YOSEMITE LODGE, CALIF. FEB 21 1955". It differs from the previous "Yosemite Lodge" cancellation by having the year in the middle and the time at the bottom.


Machine cancellation on a postcard: "YOSEMITE LODGE, CALIF. SEP 17 1955".


Machine cancellation on a postcard: "YOSEMITE LODGE, CALIF. JUN 21 1960".


Machine cancellation on a postcard: "YOSEMITE LODGE, CALIF. JUN 14 1961".


Machine cancellation on a postcard: "YOSEMITE LODGE, CALIF. APR 26 1966".


Machine cancellation on a postcard: "YOSEMITE LODGE, CA 95389 MAY 24 1984".


Hand cancellation on an envelope: "YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, YOSEMITE, CA 95389 MAR 30 2015".


Yosemite National Park Post Office

Machine cancellation on a postcard: "YOSEMITE NATL PARK, CALIF. NOV 29 1930".


Machine cancellation on a postcard: "YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CALIF. JUL 13 1933".


Machine cancellation on a postcard: "YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CALIF. AUG 15 1933".


These cacheted covers are for the first day of issue of the 1 cent Yosemite commemorative stamp. The machine cancellations say "YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CALIF. JUL 16 1934". This is the first stamp issued to commemorate Yosemite National Park.


Machine cancellation on a postcard: "YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CALIF. AUG 2 1934". The postcard is franked with the 1 cent Yosemite stamp issued only 17 days earlier.


This is a cacheted cover; however, the postmark date has no particular significance that I know of. The machine cancellation says "YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CALIF. SEP 6 1937". Notice that part of the time in the cancellation is up side down!


Machine cancellation on a postcard: "YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CALIF. APR 13 1941".


Machine cancellation on a postcard: "YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CALIF. JUL 2 1941".


Machine cancellation on a postcard: "YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CALIF. AUG 27 1953". It differs from the previous "Yosemite National Park" cancellation by having the year in the middle and the time on the bottom.


Machine cancellation on a postcard: "YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CALIF. JUL 13 1954". It differs from the previous "Yosemite National Park" cancellation by having the year at the top and the month in the middle.


Hand cancellation and machine cancellation on postal stationery envelope. They both say: "YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CALIF. AUG 6 1955". It differs from the previous "Yosemite National Park" machine cancellation by having the month in the middle and the year on the bottom.


Machine cancellation on a postcard: "YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CALIF. JUN 3 1958". It differs from the previous "Yosemite National Park" machine cancellation by having the year at the top and the month in the middle.


Machine cancellation on a postcard: "YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CALIF. AUG 10 1959". It differs from the previous "Yosemite National Park" cancellation by having the month at the top and the year in the middle.


Machine cancellation on a postcard: "YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CALIF. JUN 3 1960".


Machine cancellation on a postcard: "YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CALIF. JUN 11 1961".


Machine cancellation on a postcard: "YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CALIF. JUL 1 1961". It differs from the previous "Yosemite National Park" cancellation by having the time in the middle and the year at the bottom.


Machine cancellation on a postcard: "YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CALIF. AUG 11 1962". It differs from the previous "Yosemite National Park" cancellation by having the year in the middle and the time at the bottom.


Machine cancellation on a postcard: "YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CALIF. JUN 17 1963".


This cacheted cover commemorates the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Yosemite Valley as a park (a California state park) on June 30, 1864, and shows the first day of use of this machine commemorative slogan cancellation: "| YOSEMITE CENTENNIAL 1864 - 1964 |   YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CALIF. JUN 30 1964".


Machine commemorative slogan cancellation on a postcard: "| YOSEMITE CENTENNIAL 1864 - 1964 |   YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CALIF. JUL 9 1964".


Machine cancellation on a postcard: "YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CALIF. JUN 26 1965".


Machine commemorative slogan cancellation on a postcard: "| NATIONAL PARK SERVICE 50TH ANNIVERSARY |   YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CA 95389 AUG 4 1966".


The cacheted cover features the machine commemerative slogan cancellation that says: "| NATIONAL PARK SERVICE 50TH ANNIVERSARY |   YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CA 95389 AUG 27 1966".


Machine cancellation on a postcard: "YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CA 95389 JUN 19 1967".


Machine cancellation on a postcard: "YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CA 95389 AUG 30 1967".


Machine cancellation on a postcard: "YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CA 95389 MAY 14 1968".


Machine cancellation on a postcard: "YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CA 95389 AUG 21 1968".


Machine cancellation on a postcard: "YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CA 95389 SEP 18 1969".


These cacheted covers commemorate the 88th anniversary of the creation of Yosemite National Park on October 1, 1890. The hand cancellation says: "YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CA 95389 OCT 1 1978".


Machine cancellation on a postcard: "YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CA 95389 OCT 21 1983".


Special hand pictorial cancellation: "NATIONAL PARK STATION,   YOSEMITE, CA 95389 JUN 15 1987".


Machine cancellation on an envelope: "YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CA 95389 JUN 18 1987".


The cacheted cover is for the first day of issue of the 25 cents "Flag over Yosemite" coil stamp. The machine slogan cancellation says: "| FIRST DAY OF ISSUE |   YOSEMITE, CA 95389 MAY 20 1988".


These cacheted covers are for the first day of issue of the 25 cents "Flag Over Yosemite" coil stamp on phosphored paper. The machine slogan cancellations say: "| FIRST DAY OF ISSUE |   YOSEMITE, CA 95389 FEB 14 1989".


This cacheted cover commemorates the 100th anniversary of the creation of Yosemite National Park on October 1, 1890, and shows the first day of use of this machine commemorative slogan cancellation: "| YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CA CENTENNIAL 1890 OCTOBER 1990   |   YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CA 95389 OCT 1 1990".


Hand cancellation on a wood postcard: "YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CA 95389 JUL 26 1994".


Machine cancellation on an envelope: "YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CA 95389 AUG 2 2001".


The cacheted cover is for the first day of use of this special hand commemorative pictorial cancellation: "(   CALIFORNIA   1850   JOHN MUIR   YOSEMITE VALLEY   2005   E PLURIBUS UNUM   )   YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK STATION, YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CA 95389 JAN 31 2005".


Hand cancellation on a postcard: "YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CA 95389 USPS APR 28 2008".


This cacheted cover features the Pacific Crest Trail in Yosemite National Park. Special hand pictorial & slogan cancellation: "PACIFIC CREST TRAIL STA., YOSEMITE, CA 95389 JUN 5 2010 | American Hiking Society     National Trails Day |".


Hand pictorial cancellation on an envelope: "YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CA 95389 SEP 16 2013".


Special hand pictorial & slogan cancellation on an envelope: "Sesquicentennial Station, Yosemite, CA JUN 30 2014 | 150TH ANNIVERSARY YOSEMITE GRANT 1864 - 2014 | Abraham Lincoln Signs 1864 Yosemite Grant".


Hand pictorial cancellation on an envelope: "YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CA 95389 MAR 5 2015".


Special hand pictorial & slogan cancellation on an envelope: "YOSEMITE, CA 95389 STA. AUG 12 2015 ( CELEBRATING 125 YEARS OF YOSEMITE )".


Tuolumne Meadows Post Office

Hand cancellation on a postcard: "(TUOLUMNE MEADOWS STA.), YOSEMITE NATL PK., CALIF. JUL 26 1955".


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