Towns with Manuscript Postal Markings

List maintained by Greg Stone

Manuscript postal markings were, usually, the first markings used in a town and, therefore, are much sought after by collectors. When a town was new or small the Postmaster would write in cursive the name of the town and the date the letter was postmarked and the rate (cost) to send the letter. In addition a notation of “Paid” would be added to those letters that were prepaid by the sender. As the outgoing letter volume for a town increased, they would acquire a circular datemarking device (CDS) and the manuscript cancels would not be used unless an emergency arose.

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Selecting a town will bring up the list of the known manuscript postal markings from that town. If the letter that you are interested in is in the erniesmichigan.com archives you can select the link and you will be taken to a list of letters from your letter’s date. You would then select the letter that you want to view. When you are done viewing all that you would like to know about that letter, you can follow the link back to the list of manuscript towns, and continue your selections. If additional manuscript cancels are known by collectors, please notify Greg Stone directly or through erniesmichigan@gmail.com

List of Cities
(Burnips Corners)(Caselton)(Detroit)(Elba)(Fawn River)
(Jefferson)(Monroe)(Otsego)(Summerfield)(West) Rives3 Rivers
4 TownsAbroniaAbscotaAdaAdams Adamsville
AddisonAdrianAdventureAkronAlaiedonAlamo
AlaskaAlbanyAlbionAlbion (5)AlembicAlgansee
AlgodonAlgomaAlgonacAlgonquinAlleganAllen Creek
AllisAlmiraAlpineAltoAltonAmber
AmboyAndoverAnn ArborAnn ArbourAnnArbourAntrim
Antrim CityAppletonArenacArgentineArgyleArkdale
ArlandArlingtonArmadaArmada MTArvonAshland
AshleyAshleyvilleAssyriaAthensAtlasAtwood
AuburnAugustaAusterlitzAustinAustin's LakeAvon
AvondaleAyrBad RiverBaileyBainbridgeBakers
Bald MountainBaldwin CityBaldwins MillsBall CreekBall(d) MountainBaraga
BarnardBarryBarryvilleBase LakeBataviaBates
BathBattle CreekBay SettlementBear Lake Bear Lake MillsBeaver
Beaver IslandBedfordBeechBeldenBell BranchBell(e)vue
Belle RiverBellevilleBellevueBelmontBengalBennett's Corners
BenningtonBenonaBentonBenzoniaBerlinBerrien
Berrien SpBerrien SpringsBerrien SprsBerrien SpsBertrandBerville
BethelBig BeaverBig CreekBig PrairieBig SpringBirch Run
BirdBirminghamBismarkBlack RiverBlackberry RidgeBlendon
BlissBlissfieldBlookfieldBloomer CentreBloomfieldBlooming Valley
Blumfield Bonds MillsBorodinoBostonBostwick LakeBowne
Boyne FallsBradleyBradyBranchBranch C.H.Brandon
BravoBreedsvilleBrestBrethrenBrick TavernBridgeport
Bridgeport CentreBridgetonBridgevilleBridgewaterBrightonBristol
Bristol (7)BristolvilleBronsonBronson Pr Bronson PrairieBronson's Prairie
BrooklynBrooksideBrownstownBruceBuchananBuck Creek
BucklinBucksBuelBuena VistaBur(nips) Cor(ners)Burgess
BurlingtonBurnsBurt LakeBushnell CentreButlerByers
ByronByron CentreC(opper) HarborCadyCaledoniaCalifornia
CalvinCambria (Mills)Cambria MillsCambridgeCamdenCampbell
Campbells CornersCanandaiguaCanbyCannonsburgCantonCapac
CarlisleCarltonCarp LakeCarp RiverCascadeCasco
CasevilleCassCass BridgeCassapolisCassopolisCassville
CastletonCatoCatvilleCayugaCedar Cedar Creek
Cedar LakeCedar RunCentreCentreportCentrevilleCeresco
ChadwickCharlestonCharlesworthCharlevoixCharlotteChase
CheboyganChelseaChesaningCheshireChesterChickaming
ChinaChubbs Cor(ners)Chubbs CornersChurchs CornersClaireClam Lake
ClarenceClarendonClarionClarkstonClayClay Bank
Clay Bank(s)Clay BanksClaytonCleonCliffordClifton
Climax (Prairie)Climax Pr Climax PrairieClintonClioClyde
Clyde MillsCob moo saCobmoosaCodys MillsCohoctahColdwater
ColfaxCollinsvilleColonColumbiaColumbia LakeColumbiaville
ColumbusCommerceComstockConcordConstantineConvis
Convis CentreConwayCooperCoopersvilleCopper HarborCorinth
CornellCorningCortlandCortland CenterCorunnaCot(t)re(ll)ville
CottrellvilleCranbrookCrapoCrawfordCrockery CreekCrystal
Crystal LakeCubaCulverCutcheonCutlers CornersDallas
DanbyDavisburghDavisonvilleDaytonDearbornvilleDecatur
Deer CreekDeer LickDeerfieldDelhi CentreDelhi MillsDelta
DeltonDenaDenmarkDentons MillDesmendDesmond
DetDetroitDetroit MTDewittDexterDisco
DixboroDoverDowagiacDrayton PlainsDrentheDrummond Island
DrydenDubuques MinesDunbarDuncanDundeeDuplain
DurhamDushvilleE BloomfieldE(ast) GoldenEagleEagle Harbor
Eagle LakeEagle RiverEamesEast BellevueEast DoverEast Farmington
East MarionEast MuskegonEast OgdenEast ParisEast RaisinvilleEast Saginaw
East ThetfordEast WaltonEastmansvilleEastonEaton RapidsEau Claire
EckfordEcorseEdenEdenvilleEdgelEdwardsburgh
ElbaElginElk GroveElk RapidsElklandElm
Elm HallElmiraEmpireEnglishvilleEnterpriseEpsport
ErieEsconawbaEssexEtnaExeterFair Grove
Fair HavenFairfieldFairviewFallasburgFarmers CreekFarmington
FaroweFawn RiverFayetteFelt'sFentonvilleFerris
FillmoreFinktonFlat RiverFlemingFlintFlint River
FlorenceFloridaFlowerfieldFlushingForest CityForest Home
ForestvilleForkFort DesMoinesFort GratiotFort PleasantFort Snelling
Fort WilkinsFort WinnebagoFour TownsFrancisco(ville) FranciscosFranciscoville
FrankenmuthFrankfortFranklinFraserFredoniaFreedom
FremontFrenchtownFrenchtown River RaiFrontierFultonFyfe Lake
Gaines CentreGaines StationGainesvilleGalesburghGalienGamblesville
GangesGatesGelosterGenaGeneseeGenesee Village
Genesee VilleGenevaGenoaGibraltarGibsonGidleys (Station)
Gidleys StationGileadGirardGladwinGlendaleGlenwood
GoldingGoodlandGoodrichGoodwinsvilleGraafschapGrace
Grand BlancGrand CakalinGrand HavenGrand JunctionGrand LedgeGrand Rapids
Grand TraverseGrandvilleGrantGrass LakeGratiots GroveGrattan
Gravel RunGreen BayGreen OakGreenbushGreenlandGreenville
GreenwoodGrovelandGull LakeHadleyHamburgHamburg Village
HamiltonHamptonHanoverHarrisonHarrisvilleHartford
HartlandHartwellsHartwellvilleHarveyHaslerHastings
HavanaHazel GreenHelenaHethertonHickory CornersHickville
HighlandHilliardsHillsdaleHollandHomerHooker
HoopertownHopeHopkinsHoughtonHowardsvilleHowell
HudsonHunters CreekHuronIdaImlayIndex
Indian CreekInghamInglesideInwoodIoniaIron Creek
IrvingIrvingtonIshpemingJacksonJacksonopolisJacksons Mills
JamestownJayJeddoJeffersonJeffersonvilleJenisonville
JerseyJohnstownJonesvilleJoscoJoyfieldKalamazoo
KearsleyKedronKedzies GroveKeelersvilleKelloggsvilleKellys Corners
KendallKensingtonKentKewawenon BayKeweenaw BayKey Stone
KeystoneKidzies GroveKinderhookKings MillKipps CornersKossuth
La GrangeLafayetteLaingsburghLakeLake CityLake Elizabeth
Lake HarborLake MillLake RidgeLakevilleLakewoodLambertville
LamotteLanesvilleLapeerLaphamvilleLasalleLathrop
LawrenceLeeLeesburgLeesvilleLeightonLemont
LenoxLeoniLeonidasLeRoyLeslieLevering
LexingtonLibertyLimaLindenLisbonLitchfield
Little Prairie RondeLivingstonLivoniaLivonia CentreLockeLockport
Locks StationLockwoodLodiLondonLong RapidsLooks Corners
LoomisvilleLowellLucerneLynnLyonLyons
MackinacMacks PlaceMacombMaconMadisonMahopac
Mallets CreekMaltonMancelonaManchesterManhattanManistee
ManliusMapleMaple GroveMaple RapidsMaple ValleyMapleton
MaplewoodMarbleMarengoMarillaMarine CityMarion
MarquetteMarshallMarshall Mic TMarshvilleMartinMartinsville
MasonMason CentreMastodonMathertonMattawanMattison
MayMayfieldMcDonaldMcIvorMeads MillsMears
MecostaMedinaMelvilleMemphisMendonMenominee
MenomineevilleMereMeridianMetamoraMich CentreMicham
MichiganMichigan CentreMiddleburgMiddleburyMiddlevilleMilan
MilfordMillburgMillettMillingtonMillwaukeeMilo
MiltonMilwaukeeMineral PointModel CityMolineMonguago
MonroeMonroe CentreMont LakeMontereyMontgomeryMontrose
Montrose Sta Montrose StationMonuagoMorenciMorganMorganville
MorleyMorriceMortonMoscowMoshervilleMottville
Moulin RougeMoundvilleMount ClemensMount VernonMt ClemensMt Morris
Mt PleasantMt VernonMud CreekMuirMundyMuskegon
N West MinesN(orth) BradleyN(orth) VernonNankinNapoleonNashville
NavarinoNebraskaNeebishNelsonNew BaltimoreNew Buffalo
New CanandaiguaNew CascoNew EraNew HavenNew Haven CentreNew Lothrop
New Stony CreekNewbergNewcombNewmanNewportNewton
NilesNo FarmingtonNo ShadeNoble CentreNorth AdamsNorth Adrian
North CannonNorth DorrNorth FarmingtonNorth LakeNorth MarshallNorth Plains
North RaisinvilleNorth ShadeNorth StarNorth UnityNorthamptonNorthfield
Northfield ChurchNorthvilleNorvellNorwoodNottawaNottawa(y)
NottawayNovestaNoviNW MinesOakOak Grove
Oak HillOakfieldOakfordOaklandOakvilleOceola
Oceola CentreOgemawOlive CenterOlivet OmenaOneida
OnondagaOntonagonOportoOrangeOrangeville Orangeville Mills
Ore CreekOrionOrtonvilleOsbornOtiscoOtisville
OtsegoOtsego LakeOttawa LakeOtter CreekOttoOverisel
OviattOvidOvid CentreOwassoOwossoOxford
P(leasant) ValleyPaint CreekPalmerPalmyraPaloParadise
ParisParkParkvilleParshallvillePartelloPatterson Mills
Patterson's MillsPavilionPaw PawPayePeach BeltPenn
Pere CheneyPere MarquettePeruPewamoPiercevillePinckney
Pine GrovePine Grove MillsPine LakePine PlainPine RiverPine Run
PinnebogPipestonePittsburghPittsfieldPittsfordPlainfield
PlainvillePlainwellPlank RoadPlattePlattevillePleasant
Pleasant ViewPleasantonPlymouthPogwatigue M.T.PokagonPolkton
PompeiPonamaPontiacPoolPort AustinPort Hope
Port HuronPort LawrencePortage Portage EntryPortlandPrairie Du Chien
Prairie RondePrairie RoundProctorPulaskiQuimbyQuincy
Rabbitt RiverRaisinRaisin CentreRaisin RiverRaisinvilleRankin
RavennaRawsonvilleRayRay CentreRaynoldReading
Red BridgeRedfordRenwickReserveRice CreekRichfield
RichlandRichland CenterRichmondRichmond CornersRichmondvilleRiders
RidgewayRileyRives JunctionRoberts LandingRobinsonRochester
RollinRomeRomeoRomulusRonald CentreRoot River
RootvilleRoseRose LakeRosevilleRossRound Lake
RoxanaRoyal OakRoyal Oak M.T.RoyaltonRubyRural Vale
RustfordS LyonSaganawSaginawSaint LouisSalem
SalineSalt RiverSamariaSammons LandingSandstoneSanford
SaranacSatterlee MillsSaugatuckSault Ste MarieSaut de Ste MarieSaut Ste Marie
SawyerSchafferSchoolcraftScioScipio Scipio Centre
ScottsvilleSearsSebastopolSebawaingSebewaSedan
SenecaSharonSheboyganShelbySheridanSherman
SherwoodShiawasseeSidneySilver CreekSix CornersSlocums Grove
SmithfieldSmiths CornersSmithvilleSmyrnaSo BostonSo Genoa
So LyonSo NankinSo PlymouthSo RileySodusSolon
SomersetSomerset MillsSonomaSouth AssyriaSouth BoardmanSouth Boston
South CamdenSouth CassSouth HavenSouth JacksonSouth NankinSouth Plymouth
South RileySouthfieldSovaSparta Sparta CenterSparta Centre
Spencer MillsSpencers MillSpoorSpring ArborSpring CreekSpring Grove
Spring MillsSpringbrookSpringdaleSpringfieldSpringportSpringville
St ClairSt JamesSt JohnsSt JosephSt LouisStarits Lake
StarkSteam MillSteam Mill(s)Steeles LandingStellaStephens
SterlingStevens LandingStockbridgeStoney RunStony CreekStony P(oin)t
Stony PointStony RunStraits LakeStrasburgSturgisSummerfield
SummertonSummervilleSummitSummit CitySunSunfield
SuperiorSwainesvilleSwartz CreekSylvan SylvanusSylvester
TallmadgeTaylorsvilleTaymouthTecumsehTekonshaTerry Station
TexasThetfordThetford CentreThompsonThorntonThornville
ThorpThree RiversThumb LakeThurmanTiptonToledo
TompkinsTorch LakeTotten Traverse CityTremainvilleTroy
TruagoTuscolaTustinTylerTyroneUnadilla
UnionUnion CityUnion Dist.UnionvilleUptonUrania
UticaVassarVergennesVermont(VT)villeVermontvilleVernon
VeronaVevayVictorViennaViolaVistula
VoliniaVolneyVt villleW(est) LeroyW(hite)F(ish) P(oin)Wacedah
WacoustaWahjamegaWakeshmaWalesWalled LakeWalsh
WanicottWarrenWasepiWashingtonWaterburgWaterford
Waterford CentreWaterlooWatertownWatervlietWatrousvilleWatson Co's
WaverlyWaylandWayneWebsterWeesawWellsville
West BerlinWest BloomfieldWest BranchWest ClimaxWest DelhiWest Farmington
West HavenWest LeroyWest NoviWest OgdenWest RivesWest Sumpter
West TroyWest WindsorWestfieldWestonWestphaliaWexford
WheatfieldWheatland Wheatland centerWheatland MT WheelerWheelerville
WhiteWhite CloudWhite LakeWhite OakWhite PigeonWhite River
White RockWhite SwanWhite WaterWhitefordWhiteford CentreWhiteford Ctr
Whites StationWhitesburgWhitesvilleWhitewoodWhitmanvilleWhitmore Lake
WhitneyvilleWilliamsto(w)nWilliamstownWindsorWinfieldWiota
WisnerWolf CreekWoodbridgeWoodlins MillsWoods CornerWoodstock
WordenWorthWyandotteYankee SpringsYnouskiYork
YorkvilleYpsilantiZeeland

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