Either favor cancels or maunscript cancels from Littletowns, USA, pen cancels have always interested me.I always checked the listing of any pen canceled Official, and bought most of them off eBay
. When I saw this stamp, my thought was that "thats one I don't have" and so purchaced it, Can you imagine my surprize when I discovered that it wouldn't go into the Pen Cancel collection but belonged in a prize spot, another of my little collections, fake cancels. Here the faker had destroyed a rare Special Printing ( 177 of these sold ) to create a used 10C Post Office stamp.On another occasion, I thought I was getting a fake cancel of O25 s, but again I was delighted to discover that it was O25 s b, the Small Dotted I Error. Since there were 9,729 ( 98 sheets ) of the 1C Justice on ribbed paper sold there were possibily 196 of these sold to the public, this one a faker destroyed!