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Cat Postmarks 2


A page of cat cancellations for special occasions, mostly to mark the issuing of some new cat stamps
or to commemorate an event such as a cat show or an anniversary. More will follow later.

See also
Cat Postmarks 1
Gallery of cancellations from places with names containing the word 'cat'
Cat Postmarks 3 and 5
Similar to this page, sets of cancellations for special occasions
Cat Postmarks 4
A page of meter marks and American 'fancy cancels'



Graz, Austria, 17.10.1991 Keerbergen, Belgium, 1.4.2000 - Stamp Day: To read and to write, that is life Sofia, Bulgaria, 26.12.1989 - first day of cat-stamps set Sofia, Bulgaria, 25.5.1998 - first day of a cat-stamps set


Graz, Austria, 17.10.1991
Release of stamp honouring modern artist Rudolf Pointner


Keerbergen, Belgium, 1.4.2000
Stamp Day — 'To read and to write, that is life'


Sofia, Bulgaria, 26.12.1989
First day of cat-stamps set


Sofia, Bulgaria, 25.5.1998
First day of another cat-stamps set

Kampuchea, 3.3.1988, now Cambodia - first day of cat-stamps set Havana, Cuba, 25.3.2005 - first day of cat-stamps set Helsinki, Finland, 28.2.1998 - 'Postikortin' is postcards: an exhibition, or postcard fair? Nantes, France, 6.11.1999 - Phil'Atlantique' stamp exhibition


Kampuchea, 3.3.1988
(now Cambodia)

First day of cat-stamps set


Havana, Cuba, 25.3.2005
First day of cat-stamps set


Helsinki, Finland, 28.2.1998
'Postikortin' is postcards — an exhibition, or postcard fair?


Nantes, France, 6.11.1999
'Phil'Atlantique' stamp exhibition

Nantes, France, 6.11.1999 - Phil'Atlantique stamp exhibition Catton, Hexham, Great Britain, 10.8.1993 - Tom Kitten, Beatrix Potter anniversary Letterston, Haverfordwest, Great Britain, 26.2.1996 - greetings cancellation Essen, Germany, 3.6.2004 - one-day cancellation for first day of issue of cat stamps and Thematika '04 stamp exhibition


Strasbourg, France, 22/23.3.1996
'Le Chat' — 15th anniversary of postal cards


Catton, Hexham, Great Britain, 10.8.1993
'Tom Kitten', Beatrix Potter anniversary


Letterston, Haverfordwest, Great Britain, 26.2.1996
Greetings cancellation


Essen, Germany, 3.6.2004
One-day cancellation for first day of issue of cat stamps and 'Thematika '04' stamp exhibition

Bayreuth, Germany, 1977 - Bayreuth to Frankfurt: a cat's jump for local air traffic Paris, France, 1979 - one of various anti-litter slogans: To clean up is good, not to litter is better Gien, France, 29.11.1997 - cat-show cancellation Douglas, Isle of Man, 14.3.1996 - first day of Manx Cats around the World stamps


Bayreuth, Germany, 1977
'Bayreuth to Frankfurt: a cat's jump for local air traffic'


Paris, France, 1979
One of various anti-litter slogans — 'To clean up is good: not to litter is better'


Gien, France, 29.11.1997
Cat-show cancellation


Douglas, Isle of Man, 14.3.1996
First day of 'Manx Cats around the World' stamps

Dublin, Ireland, 6.9.2007 - first day of Celtic Cats stamps Rome, Italy, 12.4.1986 - cancellation for international cat show Japan, 22.12.2006 - Christmas cancellation Jersey, Channel Islands, 5.4.1994 - first day of stamps for 21st anniversary of Jersey Cat Club


Dublin, Ireland, 6.9.2007
First day of 'Celtic Cats' stamps
(Baile Átha Cliath is the Irish name for Dublin)


Rome, Italy, 12.4.1986
Cancellation for international cat show


Japan, 22.12.2006
Christmas cancellation


Jersey, Channel Islands, 5.4.1994
First day of stamps for 21st anniversary of Jersey Cat Club

Luxembourg, 1976 - To like animals is good; to protect them is better Balti, Moldova, 20.06.2007 - first day of cat-stamp set Monaco, 8.11.1978 - Puss in Boots, first day of stamps showing Perrault's fairy tales Den Haag, Netherlands, 10.11.1999 - first day of Children's Welfare stamps for 1999


Luxembourg, 1976
'To like animals is good; to protect them is better'.
(These look like the animals from the Bremen Town Musicians story.)


Balti, Moldova, 20.06.2007
First day of cat-stamp set


Monaco, 8.11.1978
'Puss in Boots' — first day of stamps showing Perrault's fairy tales


Den Haag, Netherlands, 10.11.1999
First day of Children's Welfare stamps for 1999

Netherlands Antilles, 29.9.1995 - first day of cat-stamps set Bucharest, Romania, 24.5.1993 - first day of cat-stamps set Moscow, Russia, 21.3.1996 - first day of cat-stamps set Berne, Switzerland, 26.11.1996 - first day of stamps showing winning designs in a competition run by the Swiss postal administration


Netherlands Antilles, 29.9.1995
First day of cat-stamps set


Bucharest, Romania, 24.5.1993
First day of cat-stamps set


Moscow, Russia, 21.3.1996
First day of cat-stamps set


Berne, Switzerland, 26.11.1996
First day of stamps showing winning designs in a competition run by the Swiss postal administration

Sobrio, Switzerland, 1990 - the cat head forms part of the coat-of-arms of the Swiss town of Sobrio Kerguelen, French Southern and Antarctic Territories, 25.12.2003 - cat research programme, Pop Chat Rockhill, NY, United States, 6.10.1995 - Stamp Collecting is the Cat's Meow Hanoi, Vietnam, 6.1.1999 - first day of stamps for Tet holiday and start of Year of the Cat, traditional lunar new-year festival


Sobrio, Switzerland, 1990
The cat head forms part of the coat-of-arms of the Swiss town of Sobrio


Kerguelen, French Southern and Antarctic Territories, 25.12.2003
Cat research programme 'Pop Chat'


Rockhill, NY, United States, 6.10.1995
'Stamp Collecting is the Cat's Meow'


Hanoi, Vietnam, 6.1.1999
First day of stamps for Tet holiday and start of Year of the Cat (traditional lunar new-year festival)



Cat Postmarks 1
Gallery of cancellations from places with names containing the word 'cat'

Cat Postmarks 3 and 5
Similar to this page, sets of cancellations for special occasions

Cat Postmarks 4
A page of meter marks and American 'fancy cancels'

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