Standard Cancel Location Abbreviations
  • The CANCEL LOC (location) column gives a quick look abbreviation of the cancel on the cover (see the abbreviations listed below). If the cover has two or more cancels on it one of these abbreviations will appear in the CANCEL LOC column:
    • DBL = Double cancelled cover
    • TRP = Triple cancelled cover
    • MTL = Multiple cancelled cover
    and the cancels will be described in the descriptive text.
  • If a set of covers is offered as one item, the following abbreviation will appear in the CANCEL LOC column:
    • SET = Set of two or more covers.
    and all the covers will be described in the descriptive text.
B Barstow, California (location of the Goldstone Tracking Station)
C Cape Canaveral, Florida
CB Cocoa Beach, Florida
DC District of Columbia - Washington DC
E Edwards Air Force Base, California
EG Eglin Air Force Base, Florida
F Foreign cancelled cover
GB Greenbelt Maryland (location of the Goddard Space Flight Center)
H Houston Texas (location of the Johnson Space Craft Center)
HL Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico
HN Hampton-Newport-News, Virginia
HU Hunstville, Alabama
K Kennedy Space Center, Florida
L Lompoc, California
M Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville Alabama
MF Moffett Field California (location of the Ames Research Center)
MI Merritt Island Florida
MV Mountain View California (location of the Ames Laboratory)
P Patrick Air Force Base, Florida
PA Pasadena California (location of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
PC Port Canaveral, Florida
PL Palestine, Texas (location of NCAR, National Center for Atmospheric Research)
SB Satellite Beach Florida (located near Cape Canaveral/Kennedy Space Center Area)
T Astronaut Trail Station, Titusville, Florida (location in Cape Canaveral/Kennedy Space Center Area)
UN United Nations, New York
V Vandenberg Air Force Base, California
WI Wallops Island, Virginia
WP Wapakoneta, Ohio
WS White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico

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