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Fake Or Real - Cancels Look Too(?) Neat

 
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Posted 11/28/2019   11:27 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add JanDoggen to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I came across this lot on an auction site. They were not terribly expensive but the cancellations looked very neat.

How likely is it that such nice cancels were issued in 1916 in Württemberg?




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Posted 11/28/2019   1:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add littleriverphil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Appears odd with them all canceled 6 OKT 16.
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Posted 11/28/2019   1:36 pm  Show Profile Check kcaramat's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add kcaramat to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It's called CTO. Cancelled to order. Quite common in Europe. They are not "fake" perse, but not postally used either. A collector has to decide if they are interested in collecting these or not.
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Posted 11/28/2019   2:03 pm  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Maybe, given the vintage, cancelled by favour at a post office, rather than being part of an industrial cancelling (or printing) process as post-WWII CTO stamps are
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Posted 11/28/2019   2:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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One frequently finds neatly canceled stamps from that time.

But a large set, all canx'd in the same city on the same day?

One immediately suspects The Hidden Hand of the Earnest Philatelist.

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/s/ ikeyPikey (who thinks that a hand-back cancel is not the worst thing that ever happened to a set of stamps)
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Posted 11/28/2019   3:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hy-brasil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, CTO, but (I think) done by hand and not printed. This is fairly common with this issue and also other Wurttemburg officials. Michel has a note about these at the head of the officials section and even illustrates this cancel. The CTO set is worth a few dollars retail, a postally used set much more. Scott only prices CTO/favor cancels, done in italics.
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Michel prices the c.t.o. set at 9 euros, and the postally used set at 150 euros.
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Posted 11/30/2019   11:20 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bookbndrbob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is another C.T.O. from Wurttemberg. This 50pf. stamp is from the last "government officials" set issued on March 25, 1920. It is a "last day" (March 31, 1920) cancel from this obviously philatelic set which was postally valid for only 7 days!

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