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Added information about Postmark Award. Should this be on another page? --Daniel C. Boyer
This is semi-redundant with cancellation. Technically, "cancellation" should describe the "killer" part and this article the "town/date" part, but that seems like a confusing distinction for something that even specialists tend to treat as a single topic. Stan 17:02, 1 Dec 2003 (UTC)
Mailers Permit Postmark
Should mention MPPs. --Daniel C. Boyer 17:05, 21 Dec 2004 (UTC)
New developments regarding the digital postmark and the electronic postmark are very relevant to this entry. These technologies go beyond merely allowing people to print certified stamps on their own PC. It allows people to use email as a major communication medium at the fraction of the cost of traditional print mail and is being seriously pursued by Postal Authorities globally. I apologize for referencing ePostmarks in my prior entry, and will refrain from doing so in the future, but it is both the name of a company AND a technology that is changing the standard for authenticated email for B2C and B2B communications and transactions. This IS a type of postmark and its reference should be allowed in this article. —Preceding unsigned comment added by EPostmarks (talk • contribs) 09:43, 1 December 2006
Why 2 articles
I have difficulty understanding the need for this article, separate from the Article Cancellation (mail), which is much broader, with a good Bibliography, while this article seems to focus on the Anglo-saxon world. There should be a link between them, and a split in the scope. There should be a place to develop the Marcophily, it is much more than just 'the first day of issue' or other marketing tools. See Austria, but much needs to be written on old German states which have valuations of postmarks as well, including even Nachstempelungen (after 1871).