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Revenue Cancelation From 1859?

 
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Posted 04/27/2019   5:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add alub to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
any thoughts about how this cancellation got this date?


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Posted 04/27/2019   6:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add James Drummond to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That looks like an over-inked "6" with a hole in it, in the bottom circle, making it look like a "5."

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Posted 04/27/2019   7:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add therevenueman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Would not be the first time a clerk put a wrong date slug in the cancellation device.
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Posted 04/27/2019   8:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jamesw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
1859 date is totally wrong for this stamp anyway, wasn't issued until approx. a decade later. I'd agree with the over inking theory. Top of the digit is curved like a 6.
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Posted 04/27/2019   10:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wkusau to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
If you zoom in, you can see that it is a six on the left of the hole.
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Posted 04/27/2019   11:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It is 1869; these were first issued in late 1862.
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Posted 04/28/2019   08:43 am  Show Profile Check 1typesetter's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 1typesetter to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Zoom in on the 5 right above it and look at the date.

It's a 6.
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Posted 04/28/2019   11:54 am  Show Profile Check revenuecollector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add revenuecollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Even beyond the specific 5 vs. 6 issue, that style of oval cancel is late 1st issue period anyway, not seen until the mid-to-late 1860s.
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Posted 04/29/2019   10:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add alub to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the answers.
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