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Can Someone Help Me Indentifying Following Precancels

 
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Posted 09/23/2018   09:38 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add vincentvriends to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi all,

Can someone help me indentifying the following precancels?




I think the lines are 12mm apart, 2.5mm high serifs

Thanks
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Posted 09/23/2018   2:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Stampman2002 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
These are PSS Type 225.
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Posted 09/23/2018   2:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add vincentvriends to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Strange, my PSS Town and Type Catalog (7th edition) isn't listing type 225 for Des Moines. Can it be that they are missing from the catalog for that town?
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Posted 09/24/2018   08:14 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add fiscallee to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Vincent,

I believe they are Bureau precancels, style 43.

Andy
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Posted 09/24/2018   4:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Stampman2002 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
My apologies, I looked at the wrong city. Type 43 it is.
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Posted 09/30/2018   08:58 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add vincentvriends to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for helping
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Posted 02/07/2019   08:23 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Precancel newbie.
Is it possible to know how many precancels appear on Martha Washington, Please? (Sc#805)


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Posted 02/07/2019   09:46 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Stampman2002 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rod, there are literally thousands of different cities/types on Scott 805. My collection, which I'm always adding to, has over 500 of them now, and there are many, many states/cities not yet represented.

Because the field is so vast, many precancel collectors start by just adding the bureau precancels to their collection and leave off all the locals, which is where the vast majority of precancels come from.

If you haven't picked one up yet, get the Precancel Stamp Society's Town & Type catalog.
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Posted 02/07/2019   3:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
literally thousands of different cities/types on Scott 805.


Thank you, glad I asked.
I thought I was doing OK with around 50

I intend to use Steiner, but not conversant with the Code as yet.


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Posted 02/07/2019   4:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The PSS catalog and Scott U.S. Specialized both note:
404 different Bureau precancels of Scott 805, the sheet format.
179 different Bureau precancels of Scott 840, the coil format.
There would be many thousand more local precancels on (mostly) Scott 805.
Locally precanceled coils are less common.
rod222 shows a mixture of the first three types together.
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Edited by John Becker - 02/07/2019 6:37 pm
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Posted 02/07/2019   6:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you John.

Quote:
rod222 shows a mixture of the first three types together.

Typo?
I cannot see a local precancel on that lot
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Posted 02/07/2019   6:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The Mt Morris, IL and the Shreveport, LA are local precancels.
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