Welcome to the Official Website of the

Mailer's Postmark Permit Club


APS Affiliate No 100


Founded May 1, 1979 by John M. Howell


Incorporated October 21, 1999



About the Club
What is an MPP?
How to Obtain an MPP
History of MPPs
About Permit Patter
Other MPPC Information
Other Useful Links


Welcome to the official website of the Mailer's Postmark Permit Club!




With regrets, the leadership of the Mailer's Postmark Permit Club has decided to dissolve the MPPC.

Please note that the moratorium on membership applications has been reninstated as the Club is in the process of being closed.

Many thanks to all members, past and present.


Did you know that you can cancel your own mail? With a free permit and an inexpensive rubber stamp, the United States Postal Service will allow you to cancel your own mail. Cancelling your own mail is fun. In addition, if you are a stamp collector, you can insure that the mail you send out has neat, properly placed and clean postmarks.


This web site will teach you how to obtain your own Mailer's Postmark Permit, how to obtain the proper rubber stamp to cancel your mail, and how to submit your mail to the post office. In addition, we'll cover the history of Mailer's Postmark Permits and show you how they have been used over the years.


The Mailer's Postmark Permit Club (MPPC) is a group of individuals who use and study MPPs. We have put this web site together to help others learn about this interesting field of philately. We welcome new members, and you'll find more information about the club and how to join in the links at the left side of the page.


We are happy to have you visit this site. If you have any problems with this site, or would like to offer suggestions for new material for this site, please contact the site manager Kyle Ebersole at kyle@californiamail.com.


Simply click the buttons on the left side of the screen to navigate the site.


Good luck and welcome to the world of Mailer's Postmark Permits!!


Here's an example of an old time MPP used by a stamp collector.


Here's an example of a modern MPP used by a stamp collector (with addresses removed).



Here's an example of a modern MPP that is commercially used (with addresses removed).