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Posted 05/14/2018   9:30 pm  Show Profile Check jamesw's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add jamesw to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Can any of you USA experts identify the machine that made this straight line Chicago cancel in the top right corner of this envelope?



I'd really appreciate it
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Posted 05/14/2018   9:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Both the straight line cancel at the top and the wavy line cancel at the bottom are from International Postal Supply Company machines, despite the difference in the top of the 3 in 1903.
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Edited by John Becker - 05/14/2018 9:55 pm
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Posted 05/14/2018   10:59 pm  Show Profile Check jamesw's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add jamesw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks John. I wouldn't have guessed they were both International. That's a huge help, cheers!
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Posted 05/19/2018   10:30 pm  Show Profile Check jamesw's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add jamesw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
John, since you were so quick with this cancel, and you (or anyone else) identify these Station cancels?

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Posted 05/20/2018   07:45 am  Show Profile Check paperhistory's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add paperhistory to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Those are also Internationals. The "comma" or arc above the year date is a reliable diagnostic for Internationals.
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Posted 06/29/2018   9:00 pm  Show Profile Check jamesw's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add jamesw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hello again. I'd like to tap into your collective intellects again for an i.d. on this US machine cancel. The closest I've come is Columbia, but I'm not convinced.
Many thanks in advance.

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Edited by jamesw - 06/29/2018 9:02 pm
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Posted 06/29/2018   9:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The Chicago machine is from a Universal. Nice ad cover!
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Posted 06/29/2018   10:00 pm  Show Profile Check jamesw's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add jamesw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you John Becker! Much appreciated.
And yes, I agree, it's a nice cover. I also have another similar, earlier cover with an Oliver No. 9 typewriter in the circle. They're quite handsome.
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Posted 06/29/2018   10:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
To follow-up on 2 tangents:

Chicago had only 3 installations of Columbia machines: at Monadnock, Pilsen, and Jackson Park Stations.



For typewriters, my favorite has to be this one sent by John William Bain, an early dealer of the Sholes & Glidden model. Front and back:





And this illustrated cover mailed in 1901:

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