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Precancel Chicago Illinois Spelling Error Ceicago Illinois

 
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Posted 06/02/2017   12:02 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Damon Panizza to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi,
I would like to know if anyone has come across any CHICAGO ILLINOIS precancel spelling errors before? I have a Postage Due stamp with the CEICAGO ILLINOIS precancel spelling error.

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Posted 06/02/2017   01:09 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Phil_Atelic to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Just a wild guess...but maybe the H in cHicago looks like an E because of an ink transfer issue with the precancel. The H is easily an E when the ink is not fully met with the stamp paper.

Just my intuition. Feel free to correct me if im in error.
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Posted 06/02/2017   02:25 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add area66 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Phil is right on the spot. If we hide the lower part it's really easy to see a h
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Posted 06/02/2017   09:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Damon Panizza to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Of course my mistake :/ thank you for your help
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Posted 06/02/2017   1:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PekingDuckDog to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
An easy mistake to make. The near-total absence of the right side of the H, combined with the heavy and fairly even inkspots between the serifs...it would have fooled me. And the fact that the precancel is inverted makes it easy to believe that everybody was having a bad day that day. :)
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Posted 06/02/2017   1:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Damon Panizza to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Does the inversion make the stamp worth more?
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Posted 06/02/2017   1:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Phil_Atelic to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Check out these threads about precancels and inverts:

http://goscf.com/t/26306&SearchTerm...d,precancel,

http://goscf.com/t/50125&SearchTerm...d,precancel,

http://goscf.com/t/29434&SearchTerm...d,precancel,


Keep it up, everyday we learn new information on this forum and plenty are here to help!

Best,

Dave
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Posted 06/02/2017   2:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Damon, hang on to this stamp. I am not at all convinced you made a mistake - we have to see if Chasa rings in to give us his opinion.

Peter
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Posted 06/03/2017   07:35 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add BKing to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

When the image is enlarged it is more obvious as an H, not an E. I think that the pre-cancel was applied with a hand-stamp which was not properly inked, or slightly damaged.
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Posted 06/03/2017   09:47 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add chasa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I agree with Phil and BK - just a smudge, collectable but not an error.
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