Some news here... In the meantime I have learned what good material the PSS has to offer and at last I learned to use it. I have looked at hundreds of precancels the past weeks and could identify nearly all of them. Still, I have some open questions, some related to the stamps already shown, this is why I continue this thread although I thought first to open a new one.
My first question would be: Are all known precancels listed in the PSS album (PDF) in its latest edition on the PSS website? I wonder as I don't find some types (see below).
I show the stamps here where I don't get correct results for the types. Indianapolis
: No precancel? (stamp is faded by the way)Van Nuys
: So the Bureau also printed "reading up" on a regular way in the later years?Rutherford
: I find no similar type at all.Camden
: Possible type is 712, but the caps aren't narrow and nearly 3mm.3 Menasha stamps
: Only one type seems possible, 712 for all of them, but the fonts seem different?Chicago
: Possible type is ST-2 and ST-6, but I find no type where the "ILLINOIS" is longer than "CHICAGO".New York
: Possible type is 203 or L-17 HS, but this one looks strange?Philadelphia 11 cents
: Don't find a similar type with length of "Philadelphia" of 15,5-16mm (L-45 HS?).Philadelphia 12 cents
: Possible 257, L-8 E or L-64 HS?Philadelphia 5 cents
: Possible 230, L-12 HS, but don't find the type for this lenght of "Philadelphia" of 16,5mm.Seattle
: Probably a 255, but what a nice missing ink area?
Don't worry, I know these are many questions and I don't expect to get all types out of the magic hat here. My main question is the one about the PSS album, and if really all type should be listed in the PSS album, I would have to examine those below closer, and maybe with a hint of someone of you.