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Postmark  v. t.  (past & past part. postmarked; pres. part. postmarking)  To mark with a post-office stamp; as, to postmark a letter or parcel.






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... a letter from a correspondent desiring exchange, but there is no name or address. I think the postmark is Harrison, but am not sure. Please publish this, as I do not wish the writer to think it is my fault that no attention is paid ...
— Harper's Young People, October 26, 1880 - An Illustrated Weekly • Various

... the postmark of a village in Hertfordshire, and proved to be a communication from the Dogs' Home at ...
— Anthony Lyveden • Dornford Yates

... home? Or was it that black-edged letter which lay waiting for me on the table? I was afraid to open it; I knew not why. I turned it over and over several times, trying to guess whose the handwriting on the cover might be; the postmark was two days old; and at ...
— Alton Locke, Tailor And Poet • Rev. Charles Kingsley et al

... she got a letter from her husband, bearing the New York postmark. It seems he had been liberated on bail, (having influential friends) and had at once made the best of his way to the United States. His wife soon joined him, taking with her the redoubtable rag-baby, which had afforded us so much ...
— The Mysteries of Montreal - Being Recollections of a Female Physician • Charlotte Fuhrer

... history, addressed to me in the handwriting of my dear brother Henry Curtis, whom we had given up for dead, and bearing the Aden postmark, reached me in safety on December 20, 18—, or a little more than two years after it left his hands in the far centre of Africa, and I hasten to give the astonishing story it contains to the world. ...
— Allan Quatermain • by H. Rider Haggard

... was looking for a Joe Duncan. Joe, who had known there was some mystery about his early life, was overjoyed at the prospect of finding some "folks," and wished very much to meet Mr. Reed. But the latter had neglected to date, or put any heading on his letter. All there was to go by was part of a postmark, which showed it came from Arizona, and Mr. Reed also ...
— The Moving Picture Boys on the Coast • Victor Appleton

... all round when, the day before Christmas, the postman came along the bleak and flimsy street and left a letter for him. Cope was away from the house, and Rosalys, studying the envelope's penmanship and even its postmark, found vague confirmation of her theory: some college girl—one of his own students, probably—was home on vacation just as he was. If so, a "small town" person of caste and character like themselves; not brilliant, but safe. ...
— Bertram Cope's Year • Henry Blake Fuller

... no further to Hamilcar on the theory of the passions, however, because my housekeeper brought me a letter. It bore the postmark of Naples and read ...
— The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard • Anatole France

... he knew. And then, one day, he received a letter addressed in a handwriting that made his heart leap, though he had seen it but once, when it conveyed the news of Sir William Dornton's sudden illness. It was from Miss Eversleigh, but the postmark was Callao! He tore open the envelope, and for the next few moments forgot everything—his business devotion, his lofty purpose, even his ...
— Trent's Trust and Other Stories • Bret Harte

... his quarters by a letter which had arrived by the mid-day host, and which surprised him not a little. The postmark was London, and the writing, evidently a disguised hand, was almost illegible in its crudeness. The contents ran as follows, and it will be noticed that there is neither date nor address, and that it is written in ...
— The Green Mummy • Fergus Hume

... He dared not wander about Ingouville; moreover, he made it a point of honor to obey orders, and he therefore went back to Paris, previously writing a letter which Francoise Cochet duly delivered on the morrow with the Havre postmark. ...
— Modeste Mignon • Honore de Balzac

... it was addressed to Mrs. Farnum, though it bore the Heathdale postmark, and was in the ...
— Virgie's Inheritance • Mrs. Georgie Sheldon

... a month later, a letter was put into his hand, bearing the Silverquay postmark. The writing was unfamiliar, and its unfamiliarity woke in him a sudden horrible fear and dread of what the letter might contain. Had some one written to tell him—what Ann could no longer write and tell him herself? He slit the ...
— The Vision of Desire • Margaret Pedler

... first? One, in a large square envelope, addressed in a bold, business-like hand, bore a Western postmark, and had the printed order to return, if not delivered in ten days, to Hilox University, Colorado. The other, in a cramped, old-fashioned hand, bore the postmark of a hamlet in West Virginia. It was a thin letter, evidently belonging to the genus domestic correspondence, ...
— Holiday Stories for Young People • Various

... her eagerness while he held them in his hand, examining and commenting upon the address, postmark, etc. ...
— Elsie Dinsmore • Martha Finley

... he stood like a man of iron, and extending his hand took the letter without a tremor. It was enclosed in a curiously-fashioned envelope, evidently made by the writer himself, and bore the Roman postmark; the direction, written in bold, scrawling, but perfectly legible characters, read: "M. Edmond Dantes, Deputy from Marseilles, No. 27 Rue du Helder, Paris, France. Personal and private." This ...
— Edmond Dantes • Edmund Flagg

... French Republic and a postmark of—What were the postmarks? Paris. Of course. And the other? VAL-E—? Valence? Valence was in the South of France on the Rhone. He had never been there. No. That ...
— Madcap • George Gibbs

... bore the Leeds postmark, and the letter itself was evidently written hurriedly in a ...
— Wee Wifie • Rosa Nouchette Carey

... foreign postmark," said the man; "so I started to meet you the moment it came in, ...
— A Noble Woman • Ann S. Stephens

... a commonplace occurrence had an interest for the listless Jem and he ran to pick it up. "It didn't come very far, I guess, for here is the village postmark," said he to his mother who came to the door and extended her hand for ...
— The Little Gold Miners of the Sierras and Other Stories • Various

... no denying the McGregors' foreign correspondence lent prestige to Mulberry Court. Perhaps a Manila postmark was cut out and bestowed on Mrs. Murphy, who tucked it away in a cracked cup and displayed it on occasions to a visitor; or maybe the letter heading from a Genoa hotel was given to Mrs. O'Dowd and furnished her with conversation for a week. In outbursts of great ...
— Carl and the Cotton Gin • Sara Ware Bassett

... brought home a thick letter to Dexie bearing the postmark of Halifax, and as Dexie read it a troubled look spread over her face, but she said nothing until the lamp had been lit and the curtains drawn; then she drew close to her ...
— Miss Dexie - A Romance of the Provinces • Stanford Eveleth

... noted that the packet bore the postmark of Christminster, he cut the string, opened the volumes, and turned to the Latin grammar, which chanced to come uppermost, he ...
— Jude the Obscure • Thomas Hardy

... answer came, and it was Maddy who brought it to Guy. She had been home that day, and on her return had ridden by the office as Guy had requested her to do. She saw the letter bore a foreign postmark, also that it was in the delicate handwriting of some female, but the sight did not affect her in the least. Maddy's heart was far too heavy that day to care for a trifle, and so placing the letter carefully in her basket she kept ...
— Aikenside • Mary J. Holmes

... One wild, stormy morning in March, when the letters were, as usual, brought in at breakfast-time, Sophy quickly looked up for the welcome letter, with its firm, manly superscription, which regularly appeared twice or thrice a-week. There was one with the usual postmark, but in a different handwriting, and addressed not to her, but to Mr. Brooke. Sophy's misgivings were awakened at once, and on seeing her father's expression as he hurriedly glanced through the letter, she forgot her usual self-control, and exclaimed in agitated tones, ...
— Lucy Raymond - Or, The Children's Watchword • Agnes Maule Machar

... is that of the postmark. A German translation of the French original (in the Imperial Public Library at St. Petersburg) will be found in ...
— Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician - Volume 1-2, Complete • Frederick Niecks

... addressed to Mrs. Belden; there was no signature or date, only the postmark New York; but I knew the handwriting. It was ...
— The Leavenworth Case • Anna Katharine Green

... he would have known, by long experience of the type, that the well dressed, straight limbed, strong faced young man on the other side of the counter was an American. He withdrew four missives from the bundle. His quick eyes saw that three bore the Denver postmark, and the fourth ...
— The Silent Barrier • Louis Tracy

... written! He cared! He was coming! Over and over she whispered the words to herself. Then she looked at the postmark on the heavy envelope, and her heart sank. San Francisco! After all he was ...
— A Romance of Billy-Goat Hill • Alice Hegan Rice

... the address of the topmost one. "A very peculiar handwriting." Then taking up the letter, as if to further examine the writing, I observed that he was studying the postmark as well, which, being offended at his unmannerly curiosity, I sincerely hoped was illegible. But that it was only too fatally plain ...
— The New Penelope and Other Stories and Poems • Frances Fuller Victor

... a letter addressed to the care of my publishers. It bore the Swiss postmark, and opening it and turning to the signature I sat wondering for the moment where I had met "Horatio Jones." And then ...
— Malvina of Brittany • Jerome K. Jerome

... vexed and jealous of myself for not succeeding better in making a unity of the two. I could not! And moreover I could not help but that the writer of the letters seemed nearer to me, long ... long ... and in spite of the postmark, than did the personal visitor who confounded me, and left me constantly under such an impression of its being all dream-work on his side, that I have stamped my feet on this floor with impatience to think of having to wait so many hours before the 'candid' closing letter ...
— The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846 • Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett

... his losses in a new venture which had something to do with South African gold or diamonds. Of late, however, he had grown dejected and moody. On the previous evening she had seen his face set hard, as he read a letter which bore the London postmark. He had not given her any information about the contents of the letter, for there had been no great measure of confidence between them; but there were one or two telegrams for him among those a groom had brought over from the nearest station during ...
— Thurston of Orchard Valley • Harold Bindloss

... which I made last week. I knew that the letters to Mr. Leroux which were supposed to come from Paris were handed by Soames to some one who posted them to Paris from Bow, East. You remember how I found the impression of the postmark?" ...
— The Yellow Claw • Sax Rohmer

... noting the Los Angeles postmark. Hildegarde was honeymooning among the orange groves. ...
— O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1921 • Various

... recollect that the envelope of the letter addressed by Mademoiselle Courtois to her family to announce her suicide bore the Paris postmark, and that of the branch office of Rue St. Lazare? Now listen to this: On leaving her aunt's house, Laurence must have gone directly to Tremorel's apartments, the address of which he had given her, and where he had promised to meet her on Thursday morning. She wrote the ...
— The Mystery of Orcival • Emile Gaboriau

... all. There was no date, no word of explanation; even his own name had been omitted from this second order. He picked up the envelope which had fallen to the floor and looked at the postmark. It had been stamped four-thirty. It was after five, an hour later, that he had received his verbal instructions from MacGregor! The inspector must have written the note before their interview of the ...
— Philip Steele of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police • James Oliver Curwood

... a letter one day—a letter in a strange hand, the stamp and postmark showing that it had come from ...
— Tom Swift and his Air Glider - or, Seeking the Platinum Treasure • Victor Appleton

... Aileen, addressed in an unknown hand to a London address, and forwarded thence. It bore the Denga postmark. ...
— Lady Rose's Daughter • Mrs. Humphry Ward

... Larkin growled, as he began undressing in the dark. "All the letters from the States bear the postmark, 'Food Will Win The War.' I guess the Army is trying to save ...
— Aces Up • Covington Clarke

... throw the lever of his engine and roll out of Tucson, when a messenger handed him a packet bearing the postmark of Peru. The missive showed signs of age, and, having traveled much, had reached its destination at last. He tossed it into his tool box and an hour later when speeding over the scorched deserts of Arizona, he opened ...
— Where Strongest Tide Winds Blew • Robert McReynolds

... been mailed in New York the night before, the postmark showing that they were mailed in the district that included ...
— Vicky Van • Carolyn Wells

... listless days went by, followed by nearly sleepless nights, and then came Viola's answer, apparently by the postmark from ...
— Five Nights • Victoria Cross

... letter, is it not?" remarked the girl at my side. "I can't make it out. You see there is no address, but the postmark is Russian. She is evidently ...
— The Czar's Spy - The Mystery of a Silent Love • William Le Queux

... or rather events, were not yet over; for that same evening brought a letter with the London postmark and the initials M., B., and Company on the ...
— My Friend Smith - A Story of School and City Life • Talbot Baines Reed

... that slow sliding scrawl unlike any other, never to be mistaken. It turned her sick. Her fingers ran up to the envelope, then drew back. She felt for an instant that she must take it and open it as she stood there. What had the writer of that letter to do with George Hagar? She glanced at the postmark. It was South Hampstead. She knew that he lived in South Hampstead. The voices behind her grew indistinct; she forgot where she was. She did not know how long she stood there so, nor that Baron, feeling, ...
— An Unpardonable Liar • Gilbert Parker

... column again. The Devons have their popular officer, Captain Bolitho, with them again. The Sussex did not turn up. However, they and the Somersets are expected to-morrow. As regards mails, we were not wholly disappointed. I got one batch of letters, bearing the home postmark of September 14th, also some newspapers. In one of the latter was a very florid four-column account by a famous "War Special," of the doings of Rundle's Starving Eighth. It included a picturesque description of one ...
— A Yeoman's Letters - Third Edition • P. T. Ross

... quite fresh. The rest were evidently very old, being yellow with age and ragged at the edges. He turned over the former. It was addressed to Count Skariatine, at his lodging, and it bore the postmark of a town in Great-Russia, between Petersburg and Moscow. Schmidt took out the sheet, and his face suddenly grew very dark and angry. The handwriting was either in reality Akulina's, or it resembled it so closely as to have deceived a better expert ...
— A Cigarette-Maker's Romance • F. Marion Crawford

... a letter addressed in an unfamiliar hand,—a bold, masculine scrawl. The postmark was Chicago. She tore it open. It began with "Dear Alix." She quickly turned to the last page. It was signed "Addison Blythe." A "thank ...
— Quill's Window • George Barr McCutcheon

... after morning it was she who received the postbag, unlocked it, and brought the contents to Mrs. Clavering, who always distributed the letters herself. Thus it was easy for Bertha to abstract the letters which contained the Dawlish postmark. She did this for a reason. It would never do for Florence to find out that her mother had not received the letter ...
— A Bunch of Cherries - A Story of Cherry Court School • L. T. Meade

... Jenny. "It had the Midhurst postmark, and Mr. Harper knows his handwriting besides. Mr. ...
— The Summons • A.E.W. Mason

... of letters, there was one came for you this morning in your cousin Philip's handwriting, and with a London postmark. Will you read it?" ...
— Dawn • H. Rider Haggard

... sank into the background and took its colour, and a less conspicuous pair never faced the eye of suspicion. Once a week a young Swiss officer, whose business it was to look after British wounded, paid us a hurried visit. I used to get letters from my aunt in Zurich, Sometimes with the postmark of Arosa, and now and then these letters would contain curiously worded advice or instructions from him whom my aunt called 'the kind patron'. Generally I was told to be patient. Sometimes I had word about the health ...
— Mr. Standfast • John Buchan

... important. He looked the letter all over again, and examined the envelope idly. The Spanish Gulch postmark bore date of ...
— The Claim Jumpers • Stewart Edward White

... mightn't. Yet the present occasion after all was somehow the easier. He tried at any rate to attach that feeling to it while he stopped before his companion. "The communication I speak of can't possibly belong—so far as its date is concerned—to these last days. The postmark, which is legible, does; but it isn't thinkable, for anything else, that she wrote—!" He dropped, looking at her as if ...
— The Wings of the Dove, Volume II • Henry James

... Bolton. The woman had produced, and had shown to Robert Bolton, the envelope of a letter addressed in John Caldigate's handwriting to 'Mrs. Caldigate, Ahalala, Nobble,' which letter had been dated inside from Sydney, and which envelope bore the Sydney postmark. Caldigate's handwriting was peculiar, and the attorney declared that he could himself swear to it. The letter itself she also produced, but it told less than the envelope. It began as such a letter might begin, 'Dearest Feemy,' and ended 'Yours, ever and always, ...
— John Caldigate • Anthony Trollope

... to a further season of fret. Day after day the 'fat letters' arrived with the Scottish postmark and the faint perfume that always stirred her own wistful sense of lost romance—something far-off and delicious, with the sweetness of roses and the salt of tears. And still the lover, floating in his golden mist, vouchsafed her no ...
— Ghetto Comedies • Israel Zangwill

... aloud, deciphering the postmark. "And mailed five days ago! He's carried it in his pocket ever since ...
— Betty Gordon in Washington • Alice B. Emerson

... still early in the morning when Elettra brought her a letter, bearing the postmark of the city, and addressed in one of those small, clear handwritings which seem naturally to belong to scholars and students. It was from Don Teodoro, and Veronica read it while she drank her tea and Elettra was making a fire in the ...
— Taquisara • F. Marion Crawford

... strong inclination to take its part in the war of words, I sought my own room, and found there, in addition to the litter and discomfort inseparable from the process of packing, a letter just arrived by the post. It was in Cousin Amelia's hand, and bore the Dangerfield postmark. "What now?" I thought, dreading to open it lest it might contain some fresh object of annoyance, some further inquiries or remarks calculated to irritate my already overdriven ...
— Kate Coventry - An Autobiography • G. J. Whyte-Melville

... last delivery, he received, under the Dover postmark, a letter that was not from Miss Teagle. It was a slightly confused but altogether friendly note, written that morning after breakfast, the ostensible purpose of which was to thank him for the amiability of his visit, to ...
— Sir Dominick Ferrand • Henry James

... time of the occurrence, and that a bandsman—the drummer—is almost certain that my pistol, which did the work, was in the sergeant's possession the night he deserted. I know it was: this note will prove it." And he produced from an envelope bearing the Laramie City postmark, and addressed to him at Russell, a sheet of note-paper on which, without date or signature, was written, "I had to take your pistol. Time was everything. The enclosed twenty dollars will pay." "Compare that writing," he continued, "with dozens of specimens ...
— Marion's Faith. • Charles King

... breakfast-table, Frank King had ridden over, on these two or three cold mornings, to the postal town, which was nearly two miles off, so that he should not have to wait for the arrival of the bag. And at last came a letter with the Brighton postmark. He glanced at the handwriting, and thought it was Madge's. That was enough. He put it in his pocket without opening it; went out and got on his horse; and went well outside the little town into the quietude of the lanes before putting his hand ...
— The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols • William Black

... never wrote it," stormed Jane. "That's not my signature. Besides the letter is typed. I would never have sent you a typed letter. Have you the envelope? What postmark ...
— Jane Allen: Right Guard • Edith Bancroft

... said with some heat, "I consider that you have absolutely no right to take advantage of my letter to hunt Brian down. I'm sorry I sent it in. If he wanted you to know where he is, he'd write you. I wish to Heaven I'd thought of that postmark!" ...
— Kenny • Leona Dalrymple

... be so severe as had been Mrs. Taylor, and become wholly as mild as milk. There was one recurrent event that could invariably awaken hostile symptoms in the dame. Whenever she saw a letter arrive with the Bennington postmark upon it, she shook her fist at that letter. "What's family pride?" she would say to herself. "Taylor could be a Son of the Revolution if he'd a mind to. I wonder if she has told ...
— The Virginian - A Horseman Of The Plains • Owen Wister

... unfortunate victims had been found on my doorstep. I felt very angry with the old lady, who blamed me for the destruction of her pets, adducing the fact that they were found dying on my doorsteps as proof conclusive. One morning I received an anonymous postcard. Although it bore the Charing Cross postmark, I felt sure it came from the old lady. It ...
— The Junior Classics Volume 8 - Animal and Nature Stories • Selected and arranged by William Patten

... so. I mean, it can't be forged successfully, and penwriting can. Well, anyhow, that letter Azalea showed me, as being from her father, was written on my machine. She had no envelope, for of course she couldn't reproduce the proper postmark on an envelope she had ...
— Patty and Azalea • Carolyn Wells

... wife came back to him. In Paris she had made a discovery. She had kept the letter from Jack to the actress in a box that always accompanied her. Opening this box suddenly, her eye fell upon the postmark, stamped upon the envelope. She had never noticed this before. She knew that the date written above the letter itself was incomplete, the year not being indicated. According to the postmark, ...
— Tales From Bohemia • Robert Neilson Stephens

... the first letter—it had a black border, and bore the London postmark. It was not in his wife's handwriting, or in that of any person he knew; but conjecture soon ceased as he read the page, wherein he was briefly informed that Mrs. Barnet had died suddenly on the previous day, at the furnished villa ...
— Wessex Tales • Thomas Hardy

... had now to be given away by the marquis, and the Wilkinson family, who of late years had had no communication with him, did not even think of thinking of it. But a fortnight after the funeral, Arthur received a letter with the postmark of Bowes on it, which, on being opened, was found to be from Lord Stapledean, and which very curtly requested his attendance at Bowes Lodge. Now Bowes Lodge was some three hundred miles from Hurst Staple, and a journey thither at the present ...
— The Bertrams • Anthony Trollope

... gloomy afternoon King went down to the office, and the clerk handed him a letter. He took it eagerly, but his countenance fell when he saw that it bore a New York postmark, and had been forwarded from Richfield. It was not from Irene. He put it in his pocket and went moodily to his room. He was in no mood to read a homily from ...
— Baddeck and That Sort of Thing • Charles Dudley Warner

... o'clock delivery, the post sergeant had handed him a card. It bore the Paris postmark: on it was drawn the route from Verdun to the frontier. That ...
— A Nest of Spies • Pierre Souvestre

... general related exclusively to proceedings connected with the law. Two letters only presented an exception to the general rule. The first was addressed in Mrs. Linley's handwriting, and bore the postmark of Hanover. Kitty's mother had not only succeeded in getting to the safe side of the lake—she and her child had crossed the German Ocean as well. In one respect her letter was a remarkable composition. Although it was ...
— The Evil Genius • Wilkie Collins

... a letter of yours to-day, The date—O a thousand years ago! The postmark is there—the month was May: How, in God's name, did I let you go? What wonderful things for a girl to say! And to think that I hadn't the sense to know— What wonderful things for a man to hear! O still beloved, O ...
— A Jongleur Strayed - Verses on Love and Other Matters Sacred and Profane • Richard Le Gallienne

... the L25 for charitable purposes. But to come back to certainties. The prisoner consulted Mr. Constant about the letter. He then ran to Miss Dymond's lodgings in Stepney Green, knowing beforehand his trouble would be futile. The letter bore the postmark of Devonport. He knew the girl had an aunt there; possibly she might have gone to her. He could not telegraph, for he was ignorant of the address. He consulted his 'Bradshaw,' and resolved to leave by the 5:30 a. m. from Paddington, ...
— The Big Bow Mystery • I. Zangwill

... Mr. Mitchell for information on the subject, and applied for, and obtained from Mr. Bond, Mr. Mitchell's original letter to him of the 3d of October, with the Nantucket postmark. These papers were transmitted to Professor Schumacher, with a letter dated 15th and ...
— Maria Mitchell: Life, Letters, and Journals • Maria Mitchell

... finished, he put it in a much-used envelope addressed to Jimmy Conroy—an envelope that stamped the whole episode as authentic, bearing as it did an undecipherable date and the postmark of a tiny village in the ...
— The Street of Seven Stars • Mary Roberts Rinehart

... with Senator North when a letter from Jack Emory was brought to her. With it, also bearing the Washington postmark, was another, directed in an unfamiliar and illiterate hand. Betty, cold with apprehension, tore ...
— Senator North • Gertrude Atherton

... servant my address in the country, telling him to bring me the first letter that came with the postmark of C., then I ...
— Camille (La Dame aux Camilias) • Alexandre Dumas, fils

... Lieutenant Denman received a letter with a Paris postmark, which he opened in the presence of his wife. In it was a draft on a Boston bank, ...
— The Wreck of the Titan - or, Futility • Morgan Robertson

... Bingham, had the Portsmouth postmark on it; but this is in the strictest confidence, and I should never dream of letting it out to anybody but you, but I don't mind you, because I know you won't repeat it, and if my husband was to hear me he'd be in a fearful rage, for there was a dreadful row when I told Lady Caroline at Thaxton Manor ...
— Pages from a Journal with Other Papers • Mark Rutherford

... it, this letter from Switzerland, fifteen days of agonized watching! And here it was. Merely from looking at the cramped and resolute little writing on the envelope, the postmark "Interlaken" and the broad purple stamp of the "Hotel Jungfrau, kept by Meyer," the tears filled his eyes, and the heavy moustache of the Barbary corsair through which whispered softly the idle whistle of ...
— Tartarin On The Alps • Alphonse Daudet

... Pike County man who was killed by Injins in the plains. The 'Frisco papers had all the particulars last night; may be it's for that fellow. It hasn't got a postmark. Who left ...
— A Waif of the Plains • Bret Harte

... Dinah, bursting back into the kitchen and waving her capture. "Two!—and the Troy postmark on both ...
— Hocken and Hunken • A. T. Quiller-Couch

... he had taken from the drawer of a cabinet that stood close by a sheet of paper folded in the form of a letter. It was one, though it bore no postmark. For all that, it looked as if it had travelled far—perchance carried by hand. It had in truth come all the way across ...
— The Lone Ranche • Captain Mayne Reid

... September came the announcement that the Ellrichs had left Ostend, and were going to pay a visit for a fortnight to friends in England, and toward the middle of October a letter, bearing the Berlin postmark, arrived ...
— The Malady of the Century • Max Nordau

... let you know. Yes, honest I will. Goodnight and—good-by." He kept his word as well as he could, too. The postmark on the card was six A.M.; but I guess it must have been dropped in the box earlier than ...
— Torchy • Sewell Ford

... opportunity I have had of answering your letter, although I am hardly to blame since you chose to write anonymously and leave me with no better clue to your address than the Tunbridge Wells postmark. ...
— The Long Trick • Lewis Anselm da Costa Ritchie

... last envelope was stained and crumpled. It had traveled a long way. To my surprise I noticed that the stamp in the corner was English and the postmark "London." The address, moreover, was "Captain Barnabas Cahoon, Bayport, Massachusetts, U. S. A." The letter had obviously been mailed in London, had journeyed to Bayport, from there to New York, and had then been forwarded to London again. Someone, presumably Simmons, the postmaster, had written ...
— Kent Knowles: Quahaug • Joseph C. Lincoln

... up the scattered pages of this voluminous letter and then opened the slender one which had accompanied it. This bore a far western postmark, and its neat little ...
— The Wide Awake Girls in Winsted • Katharine Ellis Barrett

... week after their piece of good luck, a maid brought a letter for Miss Lydia to her room. The postmark showed that it was from New York. Not knowing any one there, Miss Lydia, in a mild flutter of wonder, sat down by her table and opened the letter with her scissors. This was what ...
— Sixes and Sevens • O. Henry

... in early April, Mary, hurrying to Mrs. Wyeth's after school, found a letter awaiting her. She glanced at the postmark, which was South Harniss, and the handwriting, which was Isaiah's, and then laid it aside to be read later on at her leisure. After many postponements and with considerable reluctance she had accepted an invitation to dine with Barbara Howe at the latter's home in Brookline and this ...
— Mary-'Gusta • Joseph C. Lincoln

... four weeks later Bartley received a letter with an Illinois postmark which gave him a disagreeable sensation, at first, for he knew it must be from Kinney. But the letter was so amusingly characteristic, so helplessly ill-spelled and ill-constructed, that he could not help laughing. Kinney gave an account of his travels to the mining town, ...
— A Modern Instance • William Dean Howells

... for you, John Penelles. Exeter postmark. I came a bit out of my way with it. I thought you would be looking ...
— A Singer from the Sea • Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr

... date, but it bears the Manchester postmark of September 27, 1834, and the day of my birth was the tenth of the same month. The reader may have observed a discrepancy with reference to my mother's health. First it is said that the doctors all agreed in the opinion that she died of mere weakness, ...
— Philip Gilbert Hamerton • Philip Gilbert Hamerton et al

... no postmark, and the address prevented Monsieur de Maulincour from following the beggar and returning it; for there are few passions that will not fail in rectitude in the long run. The baron had a presentiment of the opportunity afforded by this ...
— Ferragus • Honore de Balzac

... understand it, you know. It comes, of course, like all other Christian blessings, from the palace." And then there was nothing more said about it between Mrs. Grantly and her sister. But on the following morning there arrived a letter by post, addressed to Mrs. Grantly, bearing the postmark ...
— Framley Parsonage • Anthony Trollope

... were brought in. Amongst them was one for Mr. Raymount with a broad black border. He looked at the postmark. ...
— Weighed and Wanting • George MacDonald

... year since Brandon's death when a letter bearing a foreign postmark came to Lucy. From that time her spirits—which before, though subject to fits of abstraction, had been even and subdued, not sad—rose into all the cheerfulness and vivacity of her earliest youth. She busied herself ...
— Paul Clifford, Complete • Edward Bulwer-Lytton

... stay away for long. She might return at any time, and every morning the good woman said to herself, "She will be here to-day;" every night, "She will come home to-morrow." The letter, however, did not warrant such a conclusion There was no talk of coming back, but the postmark, "New York," told where she was, and that was something gained. They could surely find her now, Aunt Barbara said, and she and Richard talked long together about what he was going to do, for he was on his way then ...
— Ethelyn's Mistake • Mary Jane Holmes

... Vancouver Barracks had set eyes on him. Most of these letters, tied in tape, stood piled like bricks upon the mantel-shelf in the darkened quarters. Some few of them, in feminine superscription and bearing the Portland postmark, Dr. Bentley had seen fit to segregate and set aside. They had been placed for safe keeping in the hands of Mrs. Stannard, of whom, said Bentley, "there are not ten women of her sense in the whole service," which, said Lieutenant ...
— Tonio, Son of the Sierras - A Story of the Apache War • Charles King



Words linked to "Postmark" :   mark, frank, marking



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