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Posted 03/20/2017   08:30 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add wert to your friends list  Get a Link to this Message
Hi guys...

These Scott 250xx are not the same as you can see by the pictures .
To me there are only three reasons for it...

1 - Every postal office had a cancel type that the post office regulated and ordered as close as regulations would allow.

2 - If one post office precancel machine broke, they would borrow from another post office.

3 - Or as machines broke, the newer machine brought in were as close the the original as the old, but different.

Ignore the rulers I used, they are not in MM, but are used by me to identify differences at the beginning of my investigation.

Any thoughts..???

Robert








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Posted 03/20/2017   11:54 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Trodent to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hey Wert, check out the Unitrade Catalog 2016 or 2017 page 28
They talk about 3 types of precancels Type, V, W and X and the time periods that they were used.

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Posted 03/20/2017   5:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wert to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Trodent..Thanks for the enlightenment buddy...Didnt look hard enough...Well, get 2 of the 3 varieties and one left to get..haha

Thanks again...Robert
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Posted 03/20/2017   6:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Trodent to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hey Wert I think there is only 2 types used in that time period, V and X. Type W was only used until 1935,
Type V and X overlapped time periods.
So you have both from that time period.

only 3998 more precancel varieties to go

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Posted 03/20/2017   8:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wert to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
only 3998 more precancel varieties to go....
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Posted 03/22/2017   08:20 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jimjung to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Robert, the Standard Pre-cancel Catalog is only $10. Buy it at the next show.
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Posted 03/22/2017   08:22 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wert to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yes Jim..I have an old one, maybe your right..Should buy a newer one.

Robert
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