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Posted 08/02/2012   12:18 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Scouter to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Are inverted precancels valued any differently than upright?
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Posted 08/02/2012   12:27 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add new12collector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Not that I know of.
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Posted 08/02/2012   09:02 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add warrehouse to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yes they can, but really only to the most intense precancel collector!
In the earlier days of precancels this was very popular!
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Posted 08/02/2012   09:15 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add quigngt to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Some inverts are valuable but the majority seem to be very common. I may be wrong but I think most are due to the printing method of the precancel, such as printed on equipment that could only print half the width of a pane. The pane was then turned 180 degrees to print the other half resulting in a 50/50 invert and normal precancel on a pane of 100.

Neither are many (most?) double and triple precancels very valuable. Lots of these were often Local Precancels that were actually rejected scrap and never used. I have lots with poor impressions of which many were obvious attempts to reprint over poor impressions. Most are MNH full original gum.
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Posted 08/02/2012   09:56 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Valuable or not, there are also precancel collectors who would strive to obtain both regular and inverted specimens of precanceled stamps for a given city or town.
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Posted 08/02/2012   10:01 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add chasa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
For handstamped precancels, inverts are usually less desireable.
For printed precancels the best you can say is it varies. For specialties where the true scarcity is known - like DLE's double line electros - there can be a large value difference. Example from the DLE catalog:


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