Stamp Community Family of Web Sites
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!

Postal card cancels - A couple of questions.  
 

 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.
Author Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  
Pillar Of The Community
Learn More...
5177 Posts
Posted 06/17/2017   09:08 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add wert to your friends list  Get a Link to this Message
Started looking through my collection of "postal cards" (finally) and came across this one....There are a few questions I have..Wondering if this is normal cancellation techniques..?

1 - Looks like Mrs. Susie Hoods who probably worked for Canadian Pacific Railway & Telegraph Co.[/stole a form from her employer to save money and input her information on the back asking the postmaster of Aylmer Ont to forward her mail to Brantford Ont.

2 - Why did an original squared circle cancel added to stamp and then Tilsonburg added their ring cancel..?

3 - The why did Aylmer again place another squared circular cancel on the back..Dont understand why..?

4 - Can anyone explain to me what Unitrade means by [i]"Reply cards are considered used when the message portion is used and the attached reply portion is used.Attached cards with both sections used are very rare"


Robert




Send note to Staff

Pillar Of The Community
1175 Posts
Posted 06/17/2017   09:28 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
IMO,
2 - Origin cancel in not legible, so the Tilsonburg cancel is either intended as an intermediate transit mark or to provide a readable marking.
3 - Aylmer postmaster wanted to date his correspondence to prove when it was received. The postmark was the handiest device to use.
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Pillar Of The Community
Learn More...
5177 Posts
Posted 06/17/2017   10:09 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wert to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting theory John..You are probably right..And another thing I noticed was the NON standard use of cancels back then..One uses ring and another uses square circle..

Robert
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Pillar Of The Community
Learn More...
Canada
5671 Posts
Posted 06/17/2017   10:32 am  Show Profile Check BeeSee's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BeeSee to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
And I am sure the sender is Miss Susie Woods, not Hoods.
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
BeeSee in BC
"The Postmark is Mightier than the Stamp"
http://brcstamps.com ---- BNAPS, RPSC, APS
Pillar Of The Community
1175 Posts
Posted 06/17/2017   10:32 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
non-standard: I suspect each PO used their devices until they wore out, rather than any organized mass replacements of a new style for sake of standardization. When a PO needed a new device, they got one of the current style. As an example from the US, some POs used the current device at the window and the older devices at the "back table" for receiving use, nixie work, marking missent mail, etc.
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Valued Member
United States
64 Posts
Posted 06/18/2017   10:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add codehappy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
4 - Can anyone explain to me what Unitrade means by [i]"Reply cards are considered used when the message portion is used and the attached reply portion is used.Attached cards with both sections used are very rare"


These cards have two portions: the original message card, and the reply card. Usually the card is perforated between, so the two parts can be readily separated. The original recipient received both parts with the "reply" portion still uncancelled, wrote their reply on the reply card, and then (most frequently) would detach the original message and mail only the reply card.

Occasionally, the replier would mail the reply card with the original used message card still attached. It was unusual for the reply card to arrive at its destination used, with the used original message card still present. Such cards (both halves used) are scarce and usually trade at a premium over either of the detached cards. (They often trade at a premium to the unused, in fact.)
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
  Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  
 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.
United States Postal Service, Now on eBay!United States Postal Service, Now on eBay!
New Forum TopicsRecently Active Forum Topics
  Finally Completed My Basic Admirals Page
  One very confusing certificate description
  1c 1851 Plate 2 Stamps
  Portugal value Error??
  Is There Anything Notable About This Check Dated Sep 6, 1930 Other Than It's Age?
  Moroccan Locals and Maghzan Cachets
  Danish West Indies Christmas Seals
  A little bit of not seeing the forest for the trees, perhaps?
  Needing some help with Cancel on O49 Stamp
  Need Information about flag cancellation
  Guatemala- color variation or ??
  Found on the back of a 1941 Deutsches Reich cover...
  Error on "ENIGMA, GA" Precancel
  FS: 2017 Scott US Specialized Catalogue Lightly used $45 - shipping included
  I need help identifying this stamp and any history on it.
  Postcard Question - Are Unused Postcards of Any Philatelic Value?
  Japanese Almanac without revenue stamp circa 1900's?
  Victoria 1862/5: 2/- blue on greenish paper without wmk?
  Inheretied stamp collection, video via YouTube
  Help to identify a King George imperf stamp
  Victoria 1878 - is this the 1/2d pink?
  Inheretied stamp collection
  My Website Has Launched
  Porto Rico narcotic stamps?
  War tax stamps with perfins

  Doves as Symbols of Peace
  Show us your Turkey's on stamps
  Green Stamps
  Finally Completed My Basic Admirals Page
  One very confusing certificate description
  Postcard Question - Are Unused Postcards of Any Philatelic Value?
  Need Information about flag cancellation
  Portugal value Error??
  1c 1851 Plate 2 Stamps
  Any speculation on 2018 issues?
  Victoria 1862/5: 2/- blue on greenish paper without wmk?
  War tax stamps with perfins
  Is There Anything Notable About This Check Dated Sep 6, 1930 Other Than It's Age?
  What Was in YOUR Mailbox Today??
  German Documents Reunited with Owner
  Sc 19 Cartier - I do not see any re-entries ??
  Monaco - Large Numeral Lozenge cancel 2387
  Food on Stamps!
  The Stamps of Turkey : On Steiner Pages.
  The Stamps of Australia : On Steiner Pages.
  Austria : Stamps on Steiner pages.
  What Did You Do Philatelically: Today or Recently?
  Turkish, Arabic? Envelope with printed stamp in the middle?
  Moroccan Locals and Maghzan Cachets
  More Cats on Stamps

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 - 2017 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 © 2005 - 2017 Coin Community Forums
It took 0.41 seconds to lick this stamp. Powered By: Snitz Forums 2000 Version 3.4.05