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Cat Postmarks 3


A further page of cat cancellations for particular occasions.
Inevitably a number of them were for the first day of issue of various cat-stamp sets,
but we have tried to include some for other events
and also from some different countries from those on 'Cat Postmarks 2'.


See also
Cat Postmarks 1
Gallery of cancellations from places with names containing the word 'cat'
Cat Postmarks 2 and 5
Similar to this page, sets of cancellations for special occasions
Cat Postmarks 4
A page of meter marks and American 'fancy cancels'



Seremban, Malaysia, 4.4.1999 - first day of cat-stamps set Florence, Italy, 17.2.1991 - Cat Festival Geelong, Victoria, Australia, 6.11.2000 - Home of the Cats Football Club India, 15.1.2005 - Army Postal Service cancellation; the cat is on the shield of HQ 17 Mtn Div


Seremban, Malaysia, 4.4.1999
First day of cat-stamps set


Florence, Italy, 17.2.1991
Cat Festival


Geelong, Victoria, Australia, 6.11.2000
Home of the 'Cats' Football Club


India, 15.1.2005
Army Postal Service cancellation; the cat is on the shield of HQ 17 Mtn Div.

Hauteluce, France 11-12.4.2007 - 13th Cartoon Festival Grand-Charmont, France, 12.9.1997 - Special postmark for Carnival Hannover, Germany, 10.6.2004 - International Stamp Fair with special exhibition on domestic cats Berlin, Germany, 7.9.2006 - first day of Joshua the Post Cat stamp


Hauteluce, France 11–12.4.2007
13th Cartoon Festival


Grand-Charmont, France, 12.9.1997
Special postmark for Carnival


Hannover, Germany, 10.6.2004
International Stamp Fair with special exhibition on domestic cats


Berlin, Germany, 7.9.2006
First day of 'Joshua the Post Cat' stamp

Norwalk, CT, USA, 10.4.1988 - Maine Coon Cat Club postmark Mesa, AZ, USA, 8.3.2004 - Cat in YOUR Hat cancellation for cat rescue station North Korea, 20-10-2002 - first day of cats-and-dogs stamps Auckland, New Zealand, 3.9.1983 - there was a different cat postmark for each day of Stampex 83


Norwalk, CT, USA, 10.4.1988
Maine Coon Cat Club postmark


Mesa, AZ, USA, 8.3.2004
'Cat in YOUR Hat' cancellation for cat rescue station


North Korea, 20-10-2002
First day of cats-and-dogs stamps


Auckland, New Zealand, 3.9.1983
There was a different cat postmark for each day of 'Stampex 83'.

Paraguay, 29.11.1979 - a set of cat stamps was given an overprint for the International Year of the Child Venda, 19.5.1993 - first day of cat-stamps set. Venda was a South African homeland at the time Belgrade, Yugoslavia, 25.6.1992 - first day of cat-stamps set Mariehamn, Aland, Finland, 14.3.2003 - first day of cat-stamps set


Paraguay, 29.11.1979
A set of cat stamps was given an overprint for the International Year of the Child.


Venda, 19.5.1993
First day of cat-stamps set. Venda was a South African homeland at the time.


Belgrade, Yugoslavia, 25.6.1992
First day of cat-stamps set


Mariehamn, Åland, Finland, 14.3.2003
First day of cat-stamps set

Buenos Aires, Argentina, 16.7.2005 - first day of cat-stamps set Vienna, Austria, 2.10.1991 - special cancel for Congress of World Small Animal Veterinary Association Belgium, Kattestoet, 11.5.1980 - produced by the Ypres Stamp Club Belgium, Kattestoet, 12.5.1974


Buenos Aires, Argentina, 16.7.2005
First day of cat-stamps set


Vienna, Austria, 2.10.1991
Special cancel for Congress of World Small Animal Veterinary Association


Belgium, Kattestoet, 11.5.1980
Ypres Cat Festival. This postmark was produced by the Ypres Stamp Club.


Belgium, Kattestoet, 12.5.1974
Ypres Cat Festival

Cyprus, 23.2.2002 - first day of cat-stamps set Cannes, France, 9.4.1983 - exhibition of The Cat in Philately Bad Durkheim, Germany, 3.6.2004 - 20 years of Junge Briefmarkenfreunde Adamstown, Pitcairn Islands, 28.6.2002 - first day of cat-stamps set


Cyprus, 23.2.2002
First day of cat-stamps set


Cannes, France, 9.4.1983
Exhibition of 'The Cat in Philately'


Bad Dürkheim, Germany, 3.6.2004
20 years of 'Junge Briefmarkenfreunde' (Young Friends of Stamps)


Adamstown, Pitcairn Islands, 28.6.2002
First day of cat-stamps set

Rouffach, France, 17.11.2002 - Promojeunes is a French youth-assistance programme San Marino, 20.8.2004 - Puss in Boots cancellation for World of Fairy Tales set Ljubljana, Slovenia, 7.2.1995 - cancellation for Valentine's Day Stamp of Love Purley, Reading, Great Britain, 26.2.1996 - greetings cancellation


Rouffach, France, 17.11.2002
See cat on broomstick! Promojeunes is a French youth-assistance programme.


San Marino, 20.8.2004
'Puss in Boots' cancellation for 'World of Fairy Tales' set


Ljubljana, Slovenia, 7.2.1995
Cancellation for Valentine's Day 'Stamp of Love'


Purley, Reading, Great Britain, 26.2.1996
Greetings cancellation

Japan, 5.12.2006 - Hello Kitty on Christmas cancellation St Helena, 18.2.1994 - first day of pets set Neuchatel, Switzerland, 5-6.11.1983 - International Cat Show, Neuchatel Cat Society Ankara, Turkey, 4.10.1973 - first day of cats-and-dogs set


Japan, 5.12.2006
'Hello Kitty' on Christmas cancellation


St Helena, 18.2.1994
First day of 'pets' set


Neuchâtel, Switzerland,
5–6.11.1983

International Cat Show, Neuchâtel Cat Society


Ankara, Turkey, 4.10.1973
First day of cats-and-dogs set



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

Cat Postmarks 2 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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