(Closed) hand cancelled invites in the OC

posted 14 years ago in Orange County, California
Post # 4
1431 posts
Bumble bee

I moved this post into the OC board, and deleted the other one :-).

Post # 5
2639 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Ok, I may be a complete dork with asking, but what is "hand-cancelled?"

Post # 6
179 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I was just going to ask the same quesiton Lillindy

Post # 8
61 posts
Worker bee

oh thanks for letting us know which post office actually does this!

Post # 9
32 posts
  • Wedding: October 2008

Hi ladies,

my mom works in a post office on El Toro Road (in a pharmacy, not the US POst Office) and I will call her and ask if she does that. I’m pretty sure they do-they’re very small. I’ll get back to you! 

Post # 10
32 posts
  • Wedding: October 2008


So I got the rundown on hand cancelling–i think. My mom said that her post office (which is inside a pharmacy) doesn’t have a machine, so they either send it to the post office to be canceled or cancel it themselves. She just hand canceled a set of invites. She agreed that the P.O. is typically too busy, and even though you can request it, there’s no way to confirm that it is done. Perhaps trying a post office depot in a store rather than an actual US POst office will work because the employees will have more time and since they don’t have a machine, only the stamp, they’d be willing to do that for you there. Worth a try! 

Post # 11
3 posts
  • Wedding: December 1969

does anyone know if they always charge extra to hand cancel, they are quoting me 0.50 per invitation to hand cancel. 

Post # 12
3 posts
  • Wedding: August 2008

Hi, I hand-cancelled my invites with no problem at the Tustin Post Office on 340 E 1st St, Tustin, CA. 

Post # 13
821 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2008 - A tiny town just outside of Glacier National Park

They should not charge extra to hand cancel.

But as a warning, it’s very typical that only envelopes sent locally will arrive with the hand canceled seal and no barcodes or other machine marks. Mail that is shipped away from the area’s central post office to other distribution centers will be put through machines regardless of a request to hand cancel at the point of origin. 

In other words, it might have the hand cancel mark over the stamps, but it’s going to get machine cancelled in sorting at some point along the way anyhow.  

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