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'Pointing Hand' aka 'Return To Sender' Census


This community project is a database census of the
'Pointing Hand' or 'Return To Sender' auxiliary markings.

'Pointing Hand' or 'Return To Sender' auxiliary markings are a fun and interesting area of postal history. Used since the 1860s, the 'pointing hand' has become an iconic symbol for designating the mailed item be returned to the writer/sender.       



Additional Resources

The Auxiliary Markings Club (AMC) brings together a diverse group of collectors who are interested in the movement of the mails. Collectors who are interested in auxiliary markings can learn more at http://www.postal-markings.org