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Posted 07/30/2015   10:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add southpaw to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Shoeneck PA?

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Posted 07/30/2015   11:10 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Trainwreck to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
To me, looks like a German last name: Schoeneck. Can't tell what the script in the lower right corner is.

Robert

Just noticed there is a Schoeneck, PA. So, could be a town precancel.
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Posted 07/30/2015   11:19 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add chasa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
definitely not a precancel, it looks like a postage stamp used for revenue purposes - like on a deed or will
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Posted 07/30/2015   2:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jarnick to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
To me, it looks like a manuscript done in indelible pencil.
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Posted 07/30/2015   4:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Hal to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I agree with CHASA'a assessment however food for thought, there is a single-line "Corry Pa." provisional precancel in a similar script (Caps & Lower Case) as illustrated on page 221, "Postal History and Usage of 1907 and Earlier Precancels" by Charles C. Souder.

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Posted 07/30/2015   7:25 pm  Show Profile Check revenuecollector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add revenuecollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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To me, it looks like a manuscript done in indelible pencil.


I don't think so. It is most certainly mechanical. The strokes are too identical.

EDIT: Whatever it is, I like it. It could be a revenue usage. I wish it was still on document/cover/whatever.
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Edited by revenuecollector - 07/30/2015 7:26 pm
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Posted 07/30/2015   9:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add kevin504 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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Posted 08/02/2015   11:33 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add southpaw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I agree it's definitely some type of handstamp cancel, and the the pattern suggests that it could be a roller cancel. I did consider a revenue usage but you're right Dan, no way to know unless it was on document. For now it is in my "what the?!" stock book.
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Posted 08/02/2015   11:35 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add southpaw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hal - I looked but the book you list, but unfortunately I could not find an online copy to check that page. Do you have that book? If so any chance you can scan that page?
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I would strongly lean toward this being on a registered letter. During the time this stamp was current the registry fee was 8 cents and the letter rate was 2 cents - so it is extremely common to find a solo 10 cent stamp on a registered cover.
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