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Can Someone Help Me Indentify Following Precancels

 
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Posted 04/01/2018   09:41 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add vincentvriends to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Can someone help me indentify the following precancels?

1 & 2. The first one looks like something from New York but I can't match it to anything from the PSS catalog.


3. It looks like it's from Milldale in Connecticut.


4. It' from Seatle in Washington but I can't indentify the type.


5. It's from New York.


6. Also from New York but I cant find a type in the catalog.


7. It's from Waggoner, Illinois.



Thank you for helping me.
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Posted 04/01/2018   09:50 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Several of those are parcel post cancels. The fist three are not precancels, and the last one is not either. I will wait on an expert to chime in to identify the precancels

Peter
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Edited by Petert4522 - 04/01/2018 09:51 am
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The first three are boxed city cancels, and as Peter4522 pointed out, were commonly used on Parcel Post packages. The third one may have been on a letter, given the period of use, but it is still possible it was on a parcel.

#4 is Seattle Washington, as you pointed out. In the PSS catalog, it appears to be type 225. The value is .10 for a well centered example, such as this one:





Both #5 and #6 are New York, N.Y. type L-16 HS with a value of .50 for the most common stamp with that precancel.

One of the problems with the precancel prices is that it doesn't take into account the value of the stamp, but only the precancel. Precancel collectors tend to rather strongly insist when buying precancels that the price in the catalog is what they should have to pay. Somewhere along the way to the point of selling, however, many tend to want to include the value of the stamp...go figure.

It's a long standing problem, which the PSS has started to alleviate somewhat with the issuance of the specialized catalogs for the earlier stamps where the stamp value has to be figured in.

Unfortunately, I do not have the catalog in hand which covers the later Washington-Franklin era stamps.

Perhaps someone else has that catalog handy and can chime in.
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5&6 are New York PSS 204, valued at 15 cents and 25 cents in the authoritative PSS Classics 2B catalog. However in that condition, somewhat less.
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Chasa, I believe I'm correct on this. Look carefully at the listing for L-16 and you'll notice the shape of the "Y." is very small at the top, which both of these exhibit. The 204 shows a larger top to the "Y."

Is there something I'm not aware of here?
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Posted 04/03/2018   12:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add vincentvriends to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you for the indentification of the precancels.
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