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Program To Identify Precancels

 
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Posted 01/17/2018   5:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add valdpete to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Many years ago there was a program online, which after inserting a few letters from a precancel offered complete town names that matched those letters. I cannot find it any more.

The link would be welcome, thanks.
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Posted 01/17/2018   6:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bklynjava to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is one Specific to Ottoman OCIT (Ottoman Cancellations Identification Tool) http://network.icom.museum/fileadmi...6_papers.pdf

It's a nice tool that could be used as a basis to develop a similar Program.
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Posted 01/18/2018   08:59 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add valdpete to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It should be a program able to identify USA towns.
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Posted 01/18/2018   09:14 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jobi01 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Perhaps you are thinking of the Post Office Finder for identifying US post offices?

https://www.postalhistory.com/postoffices.asp

String search feature may provide some help. Not precancel specific.
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Posted 01/18/2018   09:21 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add valdpete to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
jobi01 - thank you, but it was a program, when inserting for instance allahassee, it offered Tallahassee
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Posted 01/18/2018   11:39 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add EdziuMM to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Try https://stuff.mit.edu/cgi/geo
If you enter a fragment of a name it will give you EVERYPLACE in the US with that fragment in it.

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Posted 01/18/2018   1:31 pm  Show Profile Check pascoe's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add pascoe to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I get a 404 file not found for EdziuMM's link. I tried all permutations of correcting the link given on the 404 page, but nothing fixed the problem. Any ideas?
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Posted 01/18/2018   5:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add valdpete to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
EdziuMM - yes,it is exactly what I try to find. Just the link seems to be spoiled by KirkS.
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Posted 01/18/2018   5:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add EdziuMM to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
https://stuff.mit.edu/cgi/geo works fine for me.

why has kirks. removed something from it?

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Posted 01/18/2018   7:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add littleriverphil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The link is working now. Thanks!
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Posted 01/19/2018   11:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add funbaldguy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Some great links there, thank you!
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