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Cut Cancel - Characteristics?

 
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Posted 07/31/2013   1:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add filipo to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This stamp got a pretty high price for this cancel, which is described as "cut cancel".



I am curious what are the main characteristic which distinguished it from this one, which is not a "cut cancel"?

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Posted 07/31/2013   4:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Hal to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The cancellation was done by a "Patent Cancellation". A Patent Cancel was a canceling device that defaced a stamp to prevent reuse. There were a number of solutions to the problem of permanently defacing the stamp, in general by destroying a part of the stamp's paper, and many of these were patented by the inventor. There were numerous devices(cancellations) used (tried) during the 1880's and be seen on the US Banknote issues.


Below is an example of a WESSON PATENT CANCEL. In this example the center points were "suppose" to puncture and cut the stamp paper. Unfortunately, it never worked properly. The "LEBANON" WESSON CANCEL is reportedly unique and used in Lebanon, Pa. (1881-1889).
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Edited by Hal - 07/31/2013 4:49 pm
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Posted 07/31/2013   5:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add filipo to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Hal, thank you for the answer. If I understood correctly, a cut cancel is combination of ink and embossed cancel. It should be visible and palpable in some way.
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Posted 07/31/2013   6:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Hal to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yes.
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Posted 08/02/2013   11:07 pm  Show Profile Check eyeonwall's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add eyeonwall to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
US revenue stamps also have cut cancels without ink. The ones I recall seeing had two sets of parallel lines with the two sets at an angle to each other making a bunch of "V" shapes that are not connected at the bottom (I think the call it herringbone?)
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Posted 03/20/2019   7:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add EMaxim to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Think I have several Ottoman stamps (early 20th century) with cut cancellations: a single, very neat slice ca. 1/2" at the edge of an otherwise uncancelled stamp. I have several, all done the same way, so hard to believe it's accidental. Does anyone know more?
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Posted 03/20/2019   10:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I am not sure what else is there to know?
Cut Cancel Turkey
Note that they appear on high vales only, in my experience.
Sc#270 1914


Cut Cancel Sc#622
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