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

[DPO]

Hand cancellation: "YOSEMITE, CAL. NOV 10 1890".


Hand cancellation: "YOSEMITE, CAL. JUL 11 1905".


Hand cancellation: "YOSEMITE, CAL. JUN 25 1907".


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


Hand cancellation: "YOSEMITE, CAL. JUL 10 1909".


Hand cancellation: "YOSEMITE, CAL. AUG 6 1911".


Hand cancellation: "YOSEMITE, CAL. MAY 14 1912".


Machine flag cancellation: "YOSEMITE, CAL. JUL 22 1915".


Machine flag cancellation: "YOSEMITE, CAL. JUL 29 1915".


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


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


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

 


Wawona

Hand cancellation: "WAWONA, CAL. AUG 16 1910".


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


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


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


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


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


Hand cancellation on a receipt: "WAWONA, CA 95389 MAY 17 1989".


Hand cancellation: "WAWONA, CA 95389 AUG 25 1994".


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


Hand cancellation: "WAWONA STA., YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CA USPO OCT 2 1997".


Hand cancellation: "WAWONA, YOSEMITE, CA 95389 JUL 10 2000".


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

 


Camp Curry

[DPO]

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Machine cancellation: "CAMP CURRY, CALIF. MAY 10 1930".


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


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


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


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


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


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


Machine cancellation: "CAMP CURRY, CALIF. JUN 16 1948".


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


Machine cancellation: "CAMP CURRY, CALIF. JUN 13 1949".


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Curry Village

[DPO]

Machine cancellation: "CURRY VILLAGE, CA 95389 MAY 25 1976".


Machine cancellation: "CURRY VILLAGE, CA 95389 JUL 12 1976".


Machine cancellation: "CURRY VILLAGE, CA 95389 AUG 7 1978".

 


Yosemite Lodge

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


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


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


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


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


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


Hand cancellation: "YOSEMITE LODGE, CALIF. JUN 15   1948 ( 1 )".


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


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


Machine cancellation: "YOSEMITE LODGE, CALIF. JUN 4 1952". Has "Postage Due       Cent." auxiliary marking.


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


Machine cancellation: "YOSEMITE LODGE, CALIF. JUN 30 1953".


Machine cancellation: "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: "YOSEMITE LODGE, CALIF. MAY 6 1955".


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


Two different cancellations: machine cancellation on front: "YOSEMITE LODGE, CALIF. MAY 13 1957"; hand cancellation on back: "YOSEMITE LODGE BR., YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CALIF. MAY 13 1957".


Machine cancellation: "YOSEMITE LODGE, CALIF. AUG 28 1957".


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


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


Machine cancellation: "YOSEMITE LODGE, CALIF. AUG 5 1963".


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


Machine cancellation: "YOSEMITE LODGE, CA 95389 SEP 15 1970".


Machine cancellation: "YOSEMITE LODGE, CA 95389 MAY 2 1977".


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


Machine cancellation: "YOSEMITE LODGE, CA 95389 NOV 10 2001".


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

 


Yosemite National Park

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


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


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


Machine cancellation: "YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CALIF. MAY 3 1936".


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: "YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CALIF. APR 13 1941".


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


Machine cancellation: "YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CALIF. AUG 14 1941".


Hand cancellation: "YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CALIF. MAY 24 1947".


Machine cancellation: "YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CALIF. MAY 15 1951".


Machine cancellation: "YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CALIF. SEP 11 1951".


Machine cancellation: "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: "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: "YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CALIF. JUN 29 1955 | 1 |".


Hand cancellation: "YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CALIF. AUG 6 1955 | 1 |", and machine cancellation: "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.


Commercial pictorial & slogan postage meter imprint: "YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CALIF. APR 2 1958 | SEE YOSEMITE     SPRING IS BEAUTIFUL |".


Commercial postage meter imprint: "YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CALIF. APR 15 1958".


Machine cancellation: "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: "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: "YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CALIF. FEB 25 1960".


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


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


Machine cancellation: "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: "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: "YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CALIF. AUG 23 1962".


Machine cancellation: "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 NATIONAL PARK, CALIF. JUN 30 1964 | YOSEMITE CENTENNIAL 1864 - 1964 |".


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


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


Machine cancellation: "YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CA 95389 JUL 29 1966".


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


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


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


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


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


Machine cancellation: "YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CA 95389 JUL 27 1968".


Machine cancellation: "YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CA 95389 MAY 23 1968".


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


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


Machine cancellation: "YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CA 95389 OCT 23 1971".


Hand cancellation: "YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CA 95389 MAR 23 1972".


Special machine slogan cancellation: "YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CA 95389 MAR 29 1972 | NATIONAL PARKS CENTENNIAL YEAR 1872 - 1972 |".


Special machine slogan cancellation: "YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CA 95389 JUL 14 1977 | THE AHWANNEE NAT'L HISTORIC SITE 1927 - 1977 |".


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: "YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CA 95389 MAY 23 1983".


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


Machine cancellation: "YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CA 95389 MAY 6 1986".


Machine cancellation: "YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CA 95389 JUN 30 1986".


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


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


Machine cancellation: "YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CA 95389 AUG 7 1987".


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


The cacheted cover salutes John Muir, naturalist and early promoter of conservation in America. The hand cancellation says: "YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CA 95389 OCT 1 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: "YOSEMITE, CA 95389 FEB 14 1989 | FIRST DAY OF ISSUE |".


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 95389 OCT 1 1990 | YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CA CENTENNIAL 1890 OCTOBER 1990   | ".


Machine cancellation: "YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CA 95389 APR 29 1992".


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


Machine cancellation: "YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CA 95389 SEP 10 1996".


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


Machine cancellation: "YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CA 95389 JAN 17 2003".


Hand cancellation: "YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CA 95389 USPS JUL 30 2004".


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


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


This cacheted cover commemorates climbing El Capitan. Special hand pictorial & slogan cancellation: "YOSEMITE CLIMBING ASSOCIATION STATION, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389 Nov. 8, 2008 | EL CAPITAN THE NOSE 1958 2008     SUMMIT 11/12/58 ... BEGIN 7/4/57 |".


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


Machine cancellation: "YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CA 95389 DEC 29 2012".


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


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


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


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


This cacheted cover commemorates the 125th anniversary of the establishment of Yosemite National Park. Special hand pictorial & slogan cancellation: "YOSEMITE, CA 95389 STATION OCTOBER 1, 2015 | 1890 - 2015 YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK 125th ANNIVERSARY     ON OCTOBER 1, 1890 PRESIDENT BENJAMIN HARRISON SIGNS INTO LAW ESTABLISHING YOSEMITE AS A NATIONAL PARK. STA. |".


This cacheted cover commemorates the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. Special hand pictorial & slogan cancellation: "YOSEMITE, CA 95389 STATION AUGUST 25, 2016 | 2016 National Park Service CENTENNIAL     The National Park Service Was created on Augusat 25, 1916 By Congress Through The National Park Service Organic Act |".


This cacheted cover features World Ranger Day. Special hand pictorial & slogan cancellation: "Yosemite National Park Station, CA 95389 July 31 2019 | WORLD RANGER DAY |".

 


Tuolumne Meadows

Hand cancellation: "(TUOLUMNE MEADOWS STA.), YOSEMITE NAT. PK., CALIF. AUG 23 1944".


Hand cancellation: "(TUOLUMNE MEADOWS STA.), YOSEMITE NAT. PK., CALIF. JUL 26 1955".


Machine cancellation: "| TUOLUMNE MEADOWS STATION |, YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CALIF. JUL 23 1965".


Hand cancellation: "TUOLUMNE MEADOWS, CA 95389 JUL 3 2007".

 


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