PPSC is a virtual group, currently with members in USA, Peru, Chile, Canada and Europe. We maintain communications from a Yahoo forum at this URL address http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Peru_Philatelic_Study_Circle/ Membership is free and can be requested from the web address above. You must provide your real name, email address and location. While most of our communications are in English, PPSC is "officially" bilingual.
The Cancel Database is an ambitious project to document all known postal cancels from Peru. It will include cancels from the prephilatelic era up to the 1950's. The database is based on approximately 2,000 post offices known to have existed in Peru. Enter as many consecutive letters as you can read on a cancel. The database will give you all the possible permutations of post offices that fit those letters, including alternative spellings. Click on an office to view the cancels. Each cancel includes a short description as well as the earliest and latest known usages.
A project of this magnitude takes the collective efforts of many collectors. I look forward to working with Peru collectors from around the world and will attempt to promptly update this site with new information as soon as I receieve it. Please direct corrections and new information to Chuck Wooster at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tracings of new cancels should be submitted as a jpeg file at 300 dpi. If a tracing has been lifted from a cover, also include a scan of the cover. Finally, let us know if you want your name identified in the database.