Stamp Community Family of Web Sites
Thousands of stamps, consistently graded, competitively priced and hundreds of in-depth blog posts to read
Stamp Community Forum
 
Username:
Password:
Save Password
Forgot your Password?

Welcome Guest! Need help? Got a question? Inherit some stamps?
Our stamp forum is completely free! Register Now!

What Is This Cancelation?

 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.
Author Previous TopicReplies: 2 / Views: 1,109Next Topic  
Valued Member
Spain
149 Posts
Posted 11/14/2016   1:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add dvaldemoro to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
What cancelation type is this?
is a precancelation?

Send note to Staff

Pillar Of The Community
4084 Posts
Posted 11/14/2016   1:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Usually called a "box cancel" due to its rectangular shape. Typically used on parcel post packages, as in 4th class matter which is generally not date-canceled. Thus often seen on higher denomination stamps than usual. It is not an official precancel device, although they are occasionally used provisionally to precancel stamps.

Add: Also seen occasionally on 3rd class and registered mail. I do not know of any catalog of the markings except possibly by a few state postal history societies. The box size varies to some degree and the text varies a lot in font, size, and case. While a bit unusual, they are not generally considered valuable - just a neat addition to a collection.
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Edited by John Becker - 11/14/2016 2:20 pm
Valued Member
Spain
149 Posts
Posted 11/15/2016   06:09 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add dvaldemoro to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Thank you very much John
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
  Previous TopicReplies: 2 / Views: 1,109Next Topic  
 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.


Go to Top of Page
Disclaimer: While a tremendous amount of effort goes into ensuring the accuracy of the information contained in this site, Stamp Community assumes no liability for errors. Copyright 2005 - 2022 Stamp Community Family - All rights reserved worldwide. Use of any images or content on this website without prior written permission of Stamp Community or the original lender is strictly prohibited.
Privacy Policy / Terms of Use    Advertise Here
Stamp Community Forum © 2007 - 2022 Stamp Community Forums
It took 0.12 seconds to lick this stamp. Powered By: Snitz Forums 2000 Version 3.4.05