NASA Local Post (NLP) and
Space City Cover Society (SCCS)

NASA Local Post Cancels

From the first issue, M-1-NLP, released on February 20, 1967, to the Private Express Mail Booklet series, NASA Local Post has used three different cancels in several colors.   Space City Cover Society and the Space City Courier Service held the Houston Texas Mailerís Postmark Permit (MPP) #1.   A Mailer's Postmark Permit is a cancellation applied by a mailer to a piece of mail before depositing it with the USPS for mailing.

NLP Cancel 1

Cancel 1 featuring an Apollo Command Module heading into Earth orbit over the State of Texas has been found in six colors: Black, Blue, Brown, Green, Purple and Red.

NLP Cancel 1A

Cancel 1A is similar to Cancel 1 but the date stamp uses a larger type font.  Found in Black and Blue ink and was first seen on covers for A-21-NLP-FDC.  Also found on all PEM covers.

NLP Cancel 2

Cancel 2 featuring a rocket orbiting the Earth has been found in six colors: Black, Blue, Brown, Green, Purple and Red.

NLP Cancel 3

Cancel 3 featuring the Space Shuttle Orbiter has been found in five colors: Black, Blue, Green,
Purple and Red.

Houston Texas Mailerís Postmark Permit (MPP) #1 - Style A

Only found in black ink.

Houston Texas Mailerís Postmark Permit (MPP) #1 - Style B

Only found in black ink.

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