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France Cancellations - Show And Tell

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Posted 11/01/2011   4:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add AnthonyUK to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
After looking the great posts on the Austro-Hungarian postmark thread, how about one for the many varied cancels from France.
The excellent Marcophilie (French) site is a great place to start for those wanting to know more.

I'll start with a few.

Losange petit chiffre (small numbers) 1896 Marseille



Paris star bureau 2 Rue St. Lazare



An unidentified Losange with a London PAID received in red



An 'Estrangero Barcelona' used for delivery on the ship routes via Barcelona.



A Gros Chiffre in red which is uncommon - likely 532 Bordeaux

List of GC in red



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Posted 11/01/2011   5:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cjd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting cancels. I'll have to hit the scanner...
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Posted 11/01/2011   6:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


New Years Cancels.
Example number 47


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Posted 11/01/2011   9:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I was going to post this as a cover for November 2nd, but thought I'd post it here, too. Can anyone translate the slogan cancel? It loosely translated (per Google) to something like "Place Stamp on Back of Envelope" (?)

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Posted 11/01/2011   10:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stallzer to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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Posted 11/01/2011   10:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cjd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
en haut & droite de l'enveloppe means upper right [corner] of the envelope

[edit: By the way, Theodora Larocque might be an interesting person. Assuming your addressee is the Theodora Larocque, she wrote at least one book, acted in at least one Broadway play, and was married to General Patton's aide de camp, Charles Codman (an even more interesting person). Their son married a princess from the House of Murat. If it is her.]
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Posted 11/01/2011   10:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add smauggie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
"Place the stamp in the upper left-hand corner."
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Posted 11/01/2011   10:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cjd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
upper left = en haut gauche, no?
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Posted 11/02/2011   12:13 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Assuming your addressee is the Theodora Larocque


It is. I have a hundred or so covers between her and Charles Codman both before and after their marriage, including some addressed to interesting personalities of high society and covers from clubs and/or hotels that were reserved for the upper class society of that day.

I've done some research on it, quite an interesting family.
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Posted 11/02/2011   01:16 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

New Years Cancels.
Example 116



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Posted 11/02/2011   05:22 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add AnthonyUK to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Some newspapers had a stamp on the paper before printing so became overprinted with the news.



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Posted 11/02/2011   09:21 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Since there seems to be quite a bit of interest in French cancels, I submit these six examples:






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Posted 11/02/2011   09:44 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

For new readers, wt1's cancel "MB" = mobile box
further reading here.....

http://goscf.com/t/12086

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One for Puzzler. Afraid I'm clueless about when or why the hex cancels were used.


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Posted 11/02/2011   12:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add butterfly to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Found some more for Puzzler. Hexes with dots. Sorry to say I didn't notice these before.

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Posted 11/02/2011   2:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Puzzler to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Found some more for Puzzler


Thank you!

Here is a link to the Marcophilie (cancel collecting) French site (in French):
http://marcophilie.org/

Click on 'Aide à l'identification par la forme' (second from last) to see cancels arranged by shape (or forme).

I believe that different shapes were used at different times to denote different types of post offices or different types of conveyance or transportation, such as maritime (packet boats)(paquebot), railways (convoyeur lignes), pneumatic underground mail, airmail, etc. There are also different cancels for telegraph usage (some hexagons here also).

On some hexagon cancels, the railway types, (our RPOs or Britain's TPOs), you would see the 'A' between place names, such as Here A There, where on North American RPOs you have Here & There.

Please excuse my not using the correct accents and grauve? marks over appropriate letters.
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