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Introduction: On September 27, 1971, the Smithsonian officially started using a USPS board-and-batton store pictorial cancel with a waving flag killer bar. Click on the bulletin below and read the official information announcing the new cancel and a copy of what the pictorial cancel looks like. We have this cancel appearing on lots of Stamp Posters/Pages from the early 1970s and into the early 1980s.