type of item

Type of Item Acronyms
(and Cachet Manufacturers)


Below is an explanation of Standard acronyms, initialisms, or abbreviations related to stamps, sheets, covers, and cards, as well as Cachet and cinderella manufacturers, as used in the Type of Item column of many tables on this Website.

Type of Item Acronyms (and Cachet Manufacturers)
Standard/common acronyms: Stamps, sheets, covers, and cards
Cachet and cinderella manufacturer names or logos or acronyms
Philatelic exposition logos or acronyms
Definitions of 'front/back' and 'label/tab'


Acronym, Initialism, or AbbreviationType of Item
Standard/common acronyms: Stamps, sheets, covers, and cards
ATMAutomated Teller Machine (for stamps)
BEP(USA) Bureau of Engraving and Printing
CDTCommon Design Type
DCPDigital Color Printing
FDCFirst Day Cover
FDOIFirst Day Of Issue
FDOSFirst Day Of Sale
IRCInternational Reply Coupon
LDOILast Day Of Issue
MS#*Miniature Sheet*, where # (≥2) = number of stamps in the strip or sheet (less any labels); and the numbers in parentheses are the catalog numbers of the stamps in the sheet
PHQ(British) Postal HeadQuarters
PPOPrinted to Private Order
PTTPostal Telegraph and Telephone
QSLA written confirmation, meaning, either "do you confirm receipt of my transmission", or "I confirm receipt of your transmission". QSL is not an acronym but is one of the many three-letter Q-codes used in radio-communication.
SDCSecond Day Cover
SDOISecond Day Of Issue
SNVSample No Value
SS1*Souvenir Sheet* of 1 (one) stamp

*The use of "souvenir sheet" and "miniature sheet" are arbitrary, with "sheet" being the key word.


Name or Logo1Acronym2
Cachet and cinderella manufacturer names or logos and acronyms
3 Muscateers / 3 Muscateers
Astronautika Annaalid / TKK (Tartuski Klub Kollektsionerov)AA / TKK
A-? A-? L-? L-?) Stamps & Collectibles (Milltown NJ)AALL
A-? A-? 6AA6 (?)
Aero philatelic Federation of the AmericasAFA
"AK"-Commemorative Cover
A-? L-? A-? (numbered?)ALA / ALA
Alto
All Star Cachets
(radio) AMateur SATellite corporationAMSAT
American First Day Cover SocietyAFDCS
American Legion Post 799 Stamp Society
American Philatelic SocietyAPS
American Radio Relay LeagueARRL
American Space Cover SocietyASCS / A.S.C.S.
The American Stamp Dealers Association, Inc.ASDA
American Topical AssociationATA
American Topical Association (ATA) Space Satellite Unit
Andrews Cachet / Andrews CachetAC
Andromeda Cover no. [numbered] / Andromeda Space Covers [see also Cygnus and Riser]A
Anklam / W Anklam / Wolfgang Anklam [orientation may vary]
Aquila Associates Cachets
ArianeSpace
Aristocrat Cachets / The Aristocrats
Ardee Covers
ArtCraft (The Washington Press, Florham Park NJ; or Washington Stamp Exchange)
Artmaster / Artmaster
Artopages (Clay Center OH)
Association of Essex Philatelic Societies (http://www.stampessex.org.uk/)AEPS
Association européenne de la Philatélie spatiale / European Space Philatelic Association / ESPA coverAEPS / ESPA
Asociación ? de FilateliaALFIL
Asociación Filatélica de Costa Rica (red) / Asociación Filatélica de Costa Rica (blue)
Asociación Nacional de Filatelia y Numismática de EspañaANFIL
Association philatélique du CNES
Association Philatélique du C.E. SAFRAN (Société de l'Aéronautique de la France?, formed in 2005 by a merger of SNECMA and SAGEM (Société d'Applications Générales de l'Électricité et de la Mécanique))SAFRAN
Association Philatélique du C.E. SPS (SNECMA Propulsion Solide)SPS
(Association Philatélique du) C.E. SNECMA (Société Nationale d'Étude et de Construction de Moteurs d'Aviation)SNECMA
Astro Covers
Astro Documenta [numbered]
Barry
Baustein [numbered]
Bazaar / Bazaar / Bazaar [numbered]
Beckman Employees Philatelic Society (Fullerton CA)
Beijing Aerospace Control CenterBACC
Benham / Benham (High Street, Hythe, Kent / Folkestone, Kent BLCS267b) / Benham Official Cover SeriesB.O.C.S.
Beverly Hills Philatelic Society (APS chapter no.104, Chicago IL)
Bevil
Barry and Gerry CoversBGC
Bi-Color Craft American history series
Bundesministerium für Forschung und Technologie (German Ministry of Research and Technology)BMFT
Bobby G (FD Covers, Plainfield NJ)
Bochum Observatory Institute for Space Research
(Alfred) Boerger / Boerger / AB Covers / AB Covers / Boerger / Boerger / ABC / ABC Cachets / AB Cachet (Toledo OH)AB / ABC
Bonnevalle?
Brad and Dave (Silcox) (Shillington PA)B&D
Brasil Cover
Brenn
Briefmarkenhaus Göde
Brookman Limited Edition
Bundestag Deutscher PHilatelistentagBDPh
Butler Publications
C-? and C-?C&C
C-Cubed Cachets / C-Cubed Cachets
Capital-City
Capitol Cachets
Capitolium / Capitolium / Capitolium / Capitolium / Capitolium
Carlos Altgelt
Carol Gordon CachetsCG
Carole Murry
Carrollton [numbered]
Cartier Cachet
Communications Authority of Thailand_Telecom / CAT_TelecomCAT
Celestial
Centennial Covers (Edward Hacker, Huntsville AL) [no logo on most covers] / Centennial Covers
Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (France)CNES
Centre Spatial Guyanais / Centre Spatial GuyanaisCSG
Chambre syndicale française des Négociants et Experts en Philatélie (French Stamp Dealers Association)CNEP
Chickering/Cachet Craft
Círculo Filatélico de Liniers (Liniers Philatelic Club, Argentina)CFL / CFL
China National Philatelic Corporation
China Philatelic Company
Círculo Filatélico de Montevideo (Montevideo Philatelic Club, Uruguay)CFM
CISCO / Fydo "Eyewitness to Space" Cover no. [numbered]
CL Cachets
Club Philatélique de Kourou (also known as the Club Philatélique du CSG (Centre spatial guyanais))CPK
Comité des Oeuvres Sociales du Centre National d'Études des Télécommunications, Section PhilatélieCNET
Consortium Industrial Franco-Allemande pour le satellite SymphonieCIFAS
C-? K-? M-?CKM
Cole Cover (Robert Cole, Ottawa, Canada)
Collectors Club of Seattle
Collins
Colorano "Silk" Cachet (Paul Schmid, Huntington NY) / R&R Colorano "Silk" Cachet
Colonial Cachet / Colonial Cachet / Colonial Cachet
Congress of Racial Equality (New York NY)
Correos de Chile
Cotswold Covers / Cotswold Covers / Cotswold Covers
Cotswold & Stuart, Cotswold & Stuart, Cotswold & Stuart / BPCPA (British? Philately? Cotswold Philatelic Association?)
Cover Craft Cachets (USA) / Cover Craft Cachets (Paterson NJ) / Cover Craft Cachets Limited Edition (Louisville KY)
CoverCraft (PO Box 713 London SE19 2HH England)
Coverscape
CW Ray
Cygnus Cover no. [numbered, orientation may vary] [see also Andromeda and Riser]
D. Saffer
Dave Curtis
D-? E-?DE
D.W. Knapp/Fleetwood
Danny Lee
David C Cachets
Day Lowry
Deutsche Forschungs- und Versuchsanstalt für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (German Research and Development Institute for Air and Space Travel)DFVLR
Deutsche Post
Deutscher Philatelic Service
D-? L-? F-? (Rockledge FL)DLF / DLF
Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V.DLR
Doc's Philatelic Covers
Dome
Don Davis
Doris Gold / Doris Gold Cachets
? Rich Chase (Waterloo IA) / various artists / DRC CachetsDRC
R. DuBeau (Ray DuBeau, Elmhurst IL)
Duke / Duke
Duke DuffiéDD
D-? Wc-?DWc
Dynamite
E-? - B-?E-B
EADS Astrium
The Eagle's Eye / The Eagle's Eye / GS Moore - The Eagle's Eye
East African Posts and Telecommunications / East African Posts and Telecommunications / East African Posts and Telecommunications
Ediciones C.F.U. (Club Filatélico del Uruguay)
ÉDItions de L'Aubetin (rue de Sainte-Aubièrge, Saint-Augustin, France; also Geneva, Switzerland)EDILA / EDILA / EDILA / EDILA
Édition des Nations Unies,Genève
Éditions Bourgogne / Éditions Bourgogne (Les Laumes, France) / Éditions Bourgogne (Dijon, France)
Éditions J.F. / Éditions J.F. / Éditions J.F. / Éditions J.F. / Éditions philatéliques Jean Farcigny (France) / Éditions philatéliques_Jean Farcigny fdc black with J.F.'FDC' / 'FDC'
Éditions Le Foyer des Orphelins des P.T.T. Cachan
Éditions philatéliques CEF (Nice, France) / La Philatélie Artistique CEFCEF
Éditions So.Ge.Im. (Société de Gestion et d'Impression, ville de Clamart, France)
Éditions U.Des.Co (Éditions Union des Collectionneurs)
Edken
Edsel / Edsel / Edsel / Edsel Masonic
Edwin J. Isler (multi-color sticker cachets)
Elite
Emirates Post
EntwicklungsRing NOrd (German aerospace company)ERNO
European Space AgencyESA
ESA Space Operations Centre / European Space Operations CenterESOC
E-? S-? C-? A-?ESPA
ESTEC (European Space research and TEchnology Centre) Philatelic Club / ESTEC (European Space research and TEchnology Centre) Philatelic Club
European Space Research Organization (now merged into ESA)ESRO
ETABO / ETABO (ErstTAgsbriefBOnn (First Day Covers Bonn))ETABO
Excelsior / ExcelsiorE
Exquisite
E-? and T-?E&T
F-? M-? F-?FMF / FMF
Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y TimbreFNMT
F.R. Ferryman
Fidelity ?F. S. / F.S.
Fidelity ? ?FSC
FIrst DAy COverS / FIrst DAy COverS (started by Paul-Heinz Mädler in 1952, continued by his partner Oscar Anhut in 1981, West Germany)FIDACOS
Filagrano / Filagrano / Filagrano / Filagrano / Filagrano / Filagrano Gold / Filagrano Gold / Filagrano and A. Frailich
Filagrano Sintoni / Filagrano SintoniS (in center)
Folio-print / Folio-print (German)
Fédération des Organisations Sociales des P.T.T. (unclear what the "06" means)FOS06
Filitalia [numbered]
First Rank (Robert G. Rank, Union NJ)
Fisher
Geo(rge) Fisher
Flavia
Fleetwood / Fleetwood / Fleetwood
H. Flick Stamps & Covers / H. Flick Stamps & Covers (Portland OR)
Fluegel Cover / Fluegel Covers / Fluegel Covers
Foghs kuvert
Fort Myers Florida (local post)FMF
Frank Ellis Cachets / Frank Ellis CachetsFCE
Fridson
Frimaerke Nyt
(Ms) Gerry Adlman + MMGAMM
C. George
Gesellschaft für Weltraumforschung (now DLR)GFW
G-? H-?GH / GH / GH
Gill Craft
Ginny
Ginza Watanabe Inc. [see also Watanabe]
Glen Cachet / Glen Cachet
Global Cachets
Glory
Gmünder Weltraumfreunde / Gmünder Weltraumfreunde
Gold International Cover
Goldberg / Bernard Goldberg
Goldcraft Cachets / Goldcraft Cachets / Goldcraft Cachet (George Goldey, Canton TX)
The Golden Series
GPO Hong Kong
Great Aviators Covers
Great Pictures Covers no. [numbered]
Grimsland
Greenland Post Office
Goddard Space Flight Center Stamp Club / GSFC Stamp Club) (John Webster, NASA, Greenbelt MD)GSFC
German Space Operations CenterGSOC
H-? M-? (hand-printed)HM
Hakle
Ham / Ham (Lois Hamilton)
Hans J. MuellerHJM
Harford (for Fred Harford of Ottawa by Robert Cole)
Harris Cachet
Harry A. Gordon
HDW/American Air Mail Society [numbered]HDW/AAMS
H.E. Harris and Co. Inc.
Henry McGrew Printing (Kansas City)HM
Herberts Apse (Latvia)
Herman Maul
Hermann E. Sieger / Hermann E. Sieger / Hermann E. Sieger / Hermann E. Sieger GmbH (Lorch/Württemberg, Germany)
Herman Oberth GesellschaftHOG
Highway Stamp Club (Revere MA)
Historical Space Cover
Historiaphil (HISTORIcAl PHILatelic)
Hobby Link / Hobby Link Limited EditionHL
Hobo Art Cachet
H-? O-? C-?HOC
Hoff
(Ted R.) Holden (Oakhurst CA)
House of FarnumHF / HF
Howard FarleyH F
Hughes
H-? and E-? (designed by Hearl Grasiadei)H&E
H-? and M-?H&M
ikarus-cover
International Association of Space Philatelists [numbered] (Yonkers NY) [see also Zaso]IASP
I-? B-?IB
Icelandic Post
Imperial
India Department of Posts
Indonesia Post / Sampul Hari Pertama [numbered]SHP
International Stamp Collectors Society / International Stamp Collectors Society
InterCover
InterSpace Cover [see also Space Voyage] (Robert G. Rank, Union NJ)
(I-? P-? M-? (T. Palmer)IPM
(Harry) Ioor
Israel Post / Israel Post / Israel Post / Israel Post / Israel Post
Israel Space Stamp Collectors Society / Space Stamp Collectors Society Israel / Israel Space Stamp Collectors Society Jerusalem-Israel
Jackson / Goldblum
Jackson Covers / C. Chickering
James Lee Roth
Japan Post / Japan Post / Japan Post
Japan Stamp Publicity Association / Japan Stamp Publicity Association
JapanCover [numbered]
(Cachet by) Jerryscovers
Jet Propulsion Laboratory Stamp Club (NASA) (Jim Rose, La Canada CA)JPL
Japan Philatelic Society (monochrome cachet)J.P.S. / J.P.S. / JPS / JPS / J.P.S.
Japan Philatelic Society (multicolor cachet, identified as NCC - Natural Color Cachet)NCC / NCC / NCC / NCC
Japan Philatelic Society (JPS) Space Stamp Club (Japan Philatelic Society)JPS
Jill (German)
Jim Butcher (artist associated with Fleetwood cachets)
Joseph J. FrasketiJJF
Jonal Covers / Jonal Covers
Joseph L. Bianchini
Johnson Space Center (NASA, Houston TX)JSC
J-? V-? C-?JVC
C.G. Junior II
Junkers Flugzeug u. Motorenwerk GmbH / JFM-JunkersJFM
Juvelar
K-?K
K Print (red) / K Print (cyan)
Keller
Ken Boll/Cachet Craft / Ken Boll/Cachet Craft
(Ken Boll) Cachet Craft Cover Service / (Ken Boll) Cachet Craft Cover Service (Milburn NJ) / Cachet Craft Cover Service (Framingham MA)
Kenick Covers [numbered]
Kennedy Space Center Philatelic Society / Kennedy Space Center Philatelic SocietyKSCPS
(NASA) Kennedy Space Center, Western Launch Operations DivisionNASA KSC-WLOD / KSC-WLOD
(NASA) Kennedy Space Center, Western Operations Support OfficeNASA KSC-WOSO
Kesler?
KimCover
Kniga / Kniga
KSC Philatelic Society / KSC Philatelic Society
K.M.C. Venture / K.M.C. Venture
Knoble
Kolor Kover
Korea Post CorporationKPC
Koslow (artist associated with Fleetwood cachets)MC
Kribbs Kover / Kribbs Kover (Jekyll Island GA)
Kurt Schoen (New Hyde Park NK 11040)K.S.
L-? B-?L.B.
L-? P-? M-?LPM
G. Lavedrine
Liechtenstein Post
(Espace) Lollini / (Espace) Lollini / (Espace) Lollini (Nice, France)
Lou Jac
L-? B-? S-?LBS / LBS
L-? R-? C-?LRC / LRC / LRC
Lunar Voyage Cachets (Robert G. Rank, Union NJ)
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Stamp Club
L.W. Staehle (designer) / L.W. Staehle/Cachet Craft
M-? (Viking theme)M / M
M-? (Japan)M. / M.
Malta Post
Manned Spacecraft Center (MSC) Stamp ClubMSC / MSC
The Manned Spaceflight Cover SocietyMSCS
Mapleaf
Marq
m-? a-? s-?mas.
Masonic Stamp Club of N.Y. / Masonic Stamp Club of New York
Max Planck Gesellschaft (Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics)MPE
Medallion
Mercury / Mercury / Mercury / Mercury / Mercury / Mercury (PO Box 5, Watford; or PO Box 5, Rickmansworth, Herts)M
Messerschmitt-Bölkow-BlohmMBB
Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm-EntwicklungsRing NOrd (ERNO) PhilatelieMBB-ERNO
Memphis Collectibles ?MC
M-? D-?MD
The Meter Digest (Waukegan IL)
Ministry of Postal Services (Japan)
B. Minne
Mission 57 (Jim Roth)M57
Milestones of Flight Commemorative Series number (Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum) [numbered] (Washington DC)MoF
Minoru_Hisano (early) / Minoru_Hisano (early) / Minoru_Hisano (later, vertical M) / Minoru_Hisano (later, vertical M) / Minoru_Hisano (later, vertical M) / Minoru_Hisano (later, vertical M) / Minoru_Hisano (later, details)
M-? N-?MN / MN / MN / MN
(La) Numismatique française
(Official) Motorola Stamp Club Cachet / (Official) Motorola Stamp Club Cachet
Mystic Stamp Company
N-?N / N
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (meatball) / National Aeronautics and Space Administration (worm)NASA
NASA Manned Spacecraft Center Stamp Club / NASA Manned Spacecraft Center Stamp Club
NASA Philatelic Documentation
NASa COMmunications NetworkNASCOM
Nat EttinghoffNE
The National Cash Register Company (Dayton OH)NCR
National SPace Organization (Taiwan)NSPO
R.E. Nichol Handcrafted Covers
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration / National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationNOAA
Nippon F-? C-?NFC
NOAA Space Philatelic Society (Jesse Rodriquez, Suitland MD)
Nova
Naval Research LaboratoryNRL
Nederlandse Vereniging van Postzegelhandelaren (Dutch Association of Stamp Dealers)NVPH / NVPH
New York Postmaster's Office ?NYPO
O-? I-?OI.
Oddity
Officine GalileoOG
Officiel FDC
Orbit Covers (William Ronson, Bronx NY)
Éditions P.A.C. (Soissons, Aisne, France)PAC
Pakistan Post / Pakistan Post Office
Panda Cachets
(Éditions) G. Parison & B. Regnier
Paslay Classic Cachets
Paul Calle
Paul Calle and Chris Calle
Postal Commemorative Society / Postal Commemorative Society / PCS golden-replicaPCS
Pent Arts
Petosky artist cachet / Lou Holowasko
David Peterman
Philart / Philart / Philart
Kourou philatélie spatialeKPS
PhilaGent (Belgium)
PhilaGlobe
PhilSwiss
Piétri Mare
Polar Covers
Populaer Filateli (blue) / Populaer Filateli (red and blue)
Post-Marked History
Postal Progress Series
Posterijen Suriname
Postmasters of America
Pretty Girl cachets [numbered]PG
Premier Jour / Premier Jour d'Emission Historique FDC no. [numbered]PJ
Pugh Cachets Inc.
QC GraphicsQC
R[alph] Dyer / R[alph] Dyer
Rank velvet, silkscreened, and printed [no logo] (Robert G. Rank, Union NJ)
Rank II (velvet) [no logo] (Robert G. Rank, Union NJ)
J (John) Ranto (Hamilton Township NJ)
Radio Corporation of AmericaRCA
Reader's Digest (flying horse) / Reader's Digest (flying horse)
Red Eagle
Regal
R-? E-? S-? and C-?RES&C
Riser [see also Andromeda and Cygnus]
Ritchie
Robert C. Graebner Chapter #17, AFDCS / Graebner Chapter
Rockwell International (Space Transportation Systems Division)
Rockwell Space Division Stamp ClubRSDSC
RODIA / RODIA / RODIA Taranto Ferrovia
Roma / Roma / Roma (L. Fraschetti)
Roma-Luxor
R-? O-? M-? P-?ROMP
Ron Miller
Rosecraft
Ross silver foil
Rochester (NY) Philatelic AssociationRPA
Rocket Research Institute, Inc. (Glendale CA)RRI
Roy Gjertson
Royal / Royal / Royal
Russia Post
R-? W-? I-?R.W.I.
S-?S. / S
S&T Cachets (Tom O'Hagan)S&T
S-? A-? C-? (Eddie Mendlowitz, with Swanson artwork)SAC
S-? V-?SV
Sanders
Sandra's Cachets
(Clyde) C. Sarzin / Sarzin metallic (Port Washington, Long Island NY)
Schering / Schering / Schering Corporation Limited / Schering Corporation Limited (Pointe Claire, Quebec)
Standard Elektrik Lorenz (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standard_Elektrik_Lorenz)SEL
Sérigraphie de Zaster
Seven Seas (Davisville RI)
Shadow
Shadro
(John) Shue / John Shue
Sigma (Melbourne, Australia)
Siligato / Siligato
Slovakia Post
Smartcraft / Smartcraft
Comité d'Entreprise de la Société Européenne de Propulsion, Section Philatélique / C.E. SEP Section Philatélie / C.E. SEP Section Philatélique / C.E. SEP Association Philatélique (SEP was bought by SNECMA in 1997)SEP
Sociedad Filatélica?SFC
Sokolsky [orientation may vary]
Solar Covers [numbered] (Roger Jarrell, Huntington WV)
Sole
SonyStamp / SonyStamp (Belgium)
Space City Cover Society (Jack McMahan, Houston TX)SCCS
Softones
Space Coast Philately (Inc., Angelo Taiani, Cape Canaveral FL)SCP
Space Coast Philatelic Society (Florida; and/or Eberhard Colle, Stuttgart, Germany)SCPS
Space Master / Space-Master [numbered]
Space Medal Cover / Space Medal Cover
S-? P-? C-?SPC
Space Port Philatelic Society (Eberhard Colle, Stuttgart, Germany) SPPS
Space Voyage [see also InterSpace Cover] (Robert G. Rank, Union NJ)
SpaceCraft / SpaceCraft - Swanson / C. Swanson / C. Swanson (Carl Swanson and Joe Fitzpatrick, Huntington WV)
Spartan / Spartan / Spartan / Spartan
Spectrum Covers / Spectrum CoversS
Spurgeon [numbered]
S-? S-? C-?SSC
STAR (European consortium of companies under contract to the European Space Agency)
C. Stephen Anderson
Steve Wilson Design (signature) and Steve Wilson Design (logo) / Steve Wilson Design (signature and logo)
Stuart
Sun Craft
S-? V-? P-?SVP
(James) Szostek / Szostek (El Paso TX) [see also White Sands Missile Range (WSMR)]
Texture Craft (Robert G. Rank, Union NJ)
Tidbinbilla Deep Space Communication ComplexTDSCC
Therome Cachet / Therome CachetsTC / TC
C. Thompson
T-? H-? S-?THS
Titusville Moonport Stamp Club (circular logo) / Titusville-Moonport Stamp Club / official commemorative cover / Titusville Moonport Stamp Club (rubber-stamp)
T-? M-? C-?TMC
Tre Stelle / Tre Stelle / Tre Stelle (three stars)
Tri-color
Thompson Ramo Wooldridge (Inc.) Systems GroupTRW
TRW Philatelic SocietyTRW
Tudor House
Turkey PTT
Uncovers
Unicover Corporation (Cheyenne WY)
United NationsUN
United Nations Postal Administration (New York NY)UNPA
United States Air ForceUSAF
United States Postal ServiceUSPS
United States SteelUSS
Universal Ship Cancellation Society [numbered, and dated]USCS
Unknown with FDC text (German)
Unknown (Japan)
Unknown (Hitoshi?) / Unknown (Hitoshi?, different)
Van / Van
Vandy Covers (rubber-stamp; Chi-Mei (Jim) Peng, Gene Schlimmer, Edward Colburn; Vandenberg AFB, CA)
Velvatone (A.W. Dargis)
Venetia / Venetia (Venetia FD covers information / Venetia FD covers information / Venetia FD covers information)
Virgil Crow
Wakefield CompanyW. Co. / W. Co.
(Mae) Weigand
Wildy (Warren P. Wildermuth)
Winfred M. GrandyWMG
Watanabe [see also Ginza Watanabe]W. / W.
Weapons Research Establishment (Woomera SA)WRE
WebcraftW
WCS Wesley First Day Cover / Wesley Cover ServicesWCS
Western Heritage Association (Hacienda Heights CA)
Western Silk Cachet [numbered]W
(Robert B. "Bob") Whitney [no logo] (Florida)
William Smith IIWII
W N Wright
WSMR Cover (White Sands Missile Range) [numbered] (US Army) (El Paso TX) [see also Szostek]WSMR
World Federation of United Nations Associations Cachet / WFUNA CachetWFUNA
Z-Special
Zaso (Yonkers NY) [see also IASP]Z
Zippy Collectors Club International
Philatelic exposition logos or acronyms
AERO? Philatelic EXposition (Redondo Beach CA)Aeropex
ARIzona Philatelic EXposition (Mesa AZ)Aripex
Australian National? Philatelic EXposition (Brisbane NSW)Anpex
BECKman employees Philatelic (Society) EXposition (Fullerton CA)Beckpex
CALhoun COunty (SC, Stamp Club) Philatelic EXpositionCalcopex
CAnadian international Philatelic EXhibitionCapex-87
CENtral? CO-? Philatelic EXposition (Santa Maria CA)Cencopex
CHAMplain valley (VT) Philatelic EXpositionChampex
COntra costa - ALameda Philatelic EXhibition (Walnut Creek CA) Philatelic EXpositionCoalpex
COMbined (Chicagoland) Philatelic EXpositionCompex
Exposición Filatélica Internacional de MéxicoEfimex
FLORida philatelic EXpositionFlorex
FORest park (IL) Philatelic EXpositionForpex
GULF coast stamp club (Biloxi MS) Philatelic EXpositionGulfpex
HUNTSville (AL) Philatelic EXpositionHuntspex
INTERnational Philatelic EXposition (New York NY?)Interpex
LINN COunty (NY) Philatelic society EXpositionLinncopex
LINcoln (NE) Philatelic society EXpositionLinpex
LUdhiana (city, India) Philatelic (club) EXpositionLupex
MANchester (CT) Philatelic expositionManPhil
MICHIgan Philatelic EXposition (Dearborn Heights MI)Michipex
MILwaukee (Philatelic Society) COunty Philatelic EXpositionMilcopex
MOTOr city (Stamp and Cover Club) Philatelic EXposition (Detroit MI)Motopex
NEw Britain (CT) Philatelic EXpositionNebpex
PArk FORest (IL) philatelic EXpositionParforex
space philatelic exposition, 1985Philespace
ROchester (NY) Philatelic EXpositionRopex
ROCK? Philatelic EXposition (West Nyack NY)Rockpex
RUMford (ME) philatelic EXpositionRumex
SPACE Philatelic EXposition (Houston TX)Spacepex-80
STAMP EXposition (Salem OR)Stampex
STAR Philatelic EXposition (Canton OH)Starpex
STaten Island Philatelic EXpositionStipex
SUNneyvale (CA) Philatelic EXpositionSunpex
SUburban (collectors club of Chicago IL) Philatelic EXpositionSupex
THAMES (Stamp Club) Philatelic EXpositionThamespex
TWIN cities (MN) Philatelic EXposition (Minneapolis MN)Twinpex
WALworth COunty (Stamp Club) Philatelic EXposition (Lake Geneva WI)Walcopex
WAterloo (IA, Cedar Valley Stamp Club) philatelic EXpositionWatex
WEltRAum Briefmarken Ausstellung (space stamp exhibition)WERABA
Western Electric (Stamp and Coin Club) Philatelic EXposition (Kearny NJ)Wepex
WESTern Philatelic EXposition (San Francisco CA)Westpex
World Stamp Expo 2000 (Anaheim CA)WSE2000
Statistics: ~650 cachet logo images

1A logo is text, an acronym, a drawing, or a symbol (or some combination of them) that identifies the manufacturer.
2A manufacturer may be referred to by an acronym based on its name. The acronym may or may not form all or a part of the manufacturer's logo. This column lists the manufacturers' acronyms known to the authors.


For two-sided postal materials, the following definitions of front and back apply:


For un-denominated stamp-like items that accompany postage stamps, the following definitions of label and tab apply:


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