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Posted 02/10/2019   11:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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I suspect originally, when the rosettes were being machined into the reliefs, that the machining was slightly out of 'register' (Perhaps the wrong word) with the rest of the design at that point.


MM,
As soon as you said, "one pass" I then agreed with your suggestion.
I am only a US pretender, I know nothing of the production of their stamps, but using the British Rose engine as an example, I think the scroll work was produced vertically on a face plate in a Rose Engine lathe.
"Slightly out of register" makes perfect sense to me, this is very fine work.

Takes nothing away from the stamp, makes it more interesting.
The lathe work between the rosettes is just beautiful, beats the framework of the Penny Black in my opinion.


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Posted 02/11/2019   5:30 pm  Show Profile Check sinclair2010's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add sinclair2010 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I have at least one Troy cancel from 1851, it is blue. I might even have more than one style. Also in my collection are part India stamps used in MA (Boston), NJ, CT, OH, and even a few yet to be figured out. Several are on cover...
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Posted 02/11/2019   5:40 pm  Show Profile Check sinclair2010's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add sinclair2010 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I don't think Boxborough is going to be a winner but I just found a Foxboro cancel from 1857-61 on eBay that looks promising. I won't be convinced totally until I see a good example on a cover from closer to 1851.
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Posted 02/11/2019   5:44 pm  Show Profile Check sinclair2010's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add sinclair2010 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is one of my Troy, NY covers from 1851.

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Lots of "boro's" in MA. Northboro, Lanesboro.......
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Posted 02/11/2019   6:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add JLLebbert to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
One can eliminate Attleboro ... it was still being spelled "borough" until around WWI.
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Posted 02/11/2019   6:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Attleborough, Mass was officially changed to Attleboro on Aug 9, 1894 as published in the Postal Bulletin of 8/27/1894. Part of the mass changings of -borough to -boro and other name standardizations of PMG Wanamaker. Granted, some individuals and businesses may have continued to use the old spelling for some time afterwards.
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Posted 02/11/2019   6:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Truro by any chance?
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