A specialized hobby site for precancel
Precancels are a whole "other"
specialty. We're not just collecting Scott numbered stamps with 'precancels',
but if you do, that's called 'synoptic' collecting. Identifying and cataloging
these is a detailed specialty in itself. Most precancels are 15 cent items
or less, meaning that many of them can be obtained for not much money.
It's just a matter of finding out where, since most stamp dealers don't
stock them. Specialized information and links
on these pages will help you get started. Please attend
precancel functions. They are a lot of fun, and the community of collectors
and precancel dealers look forward to meetings, regional round-ups, and
the high point of the annual 25 dealer PSS conventions in August, held
at different cities around the country. All of these functions have tables
for collector trading, buying and trading of precancels. Whether you collect
towns, towns and types, generals, dateds, integrals, or just want to get
organized, join us. NOTE: If you are checking spelling on the website, 'NetMechanic'
doesn't like my spelling of "precancel" (which has been in the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary since 1921). See the Frequently Asked Questions page for an explanation of some of our collecting specialties, acronyms and terms that are not in the standard English lexicon.
The club holds two
meetings per year in March and October with mail/floor auctions.
Other trading sessions are held as interest warrants. We mail four newsletters
per year WITH LOCAL CITY PRECANCELS ON COVER and usually enclose at least
two other precancels, most made by members on walk-in precancel trips to
local post offices. The Texas Precancel Club is life branch number
13-24 of the Precancel Stamp Society and life chapter 10-30 of the Texas
|Officers for 2013-2014
President: Katherine H. Foster
Vice President: Gregory Klinginsmith
Secretary: John C. Foster
Treasurer: George Dresser
Editor: K. H. Foster
Director: Jerry Alderson
Director: Stanley Christmas
New or of Importance on the Site
Apr 10, 2013 auctionp.htm Mail/Floor Auction #32 PDF Auction list with color illustrations.
September 27-28, 2013 events.htm Baymont Inn & Suites, 301 Capitol St., Grapevine TX 76051
March __, 2014 tpcmeetings.htmCountry Inn & Suites, College Station
Nov 19, 2004 aw/awardr.htm last award received #1799 Eracash 2004 Golden Web Award - post #1800 pending
Jul 5, 2007 regs.htm THE DEATH OF CITY TYPE PRECANCELS MEANS NO MORE PC ON COVER
Sep 27, 2004 r/rusk.htm detailed precancel information entered from ABBOTT through SANTA FE, TAFT through TRENTON, TEXAS
Feb 1, 2004 hist2004.htm site had over 16,000 visitors in January and February, 2004
Nov 14, 2002 cy/austin.htm Austin County post office listings completed with color added for different national administrations
Oct 30, 2002 counties.htm 254 listings by county of all current post offices plus PO known to have had precancels, defunct county pages also listed
Aug 12, 2002 awarded 3 Star site in FIP 2002 International Philatelic Website competition, 2003 competition cancelled, no more seen since then
Texas Precancel Club DUES are collected only from club members (send application with dues and philatelic references to join) to recover postage costs of a paper newsletter. All labor and this website are free. Dues are $5 (U.S.),
$8 (other foreign) per calendar
year. Make checks payable to "TEXAS PRECANCEL CLUB". International submissions
must be with checks drawn on a U.S. bank, U.S. cash, mint gummed U.S. postage
or money orders in U.S. dollars. The website is being paid for out of my own pocket, and is being hosted at a separate location, causing extra expenses.
Donations for maintenance of the website should be payable to "JOHN C. FOSTER".
John C. Foster, Secretary,
4113 PAINT ROCK
AUSTIN TX 78731-1320
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