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India Stamp With Handwritten "X" Over Cancellation

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Posted 12/07/2019   3:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Bailey500 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I am curious as to what the "X" stand for on this stamp. Any ideas?

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Posted 12/07/2019   3:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Mrita75 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Going to pile on :) Same here with this X. Mexican Revenue stamp. Why would the put an x across the stamps?
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Posted 12/07/2019   4:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add perf12 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This has nothing to do with manuscript cancels.The black X or diagonal cancels were applied on some stamps used on telegram forms.1940's - early 50's.
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Posted 12/08/2019   04:55 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Bailey,
these were "Theft prevention" markings, placed by the business that was sending the mail.
(Yours is a fabulous example !)

If they were used on Telegrams, I certainly like to see proof.

I collect these "Theft prevention markings"

PS: Bailey, not handwritten.........Rubber Stamp



Use on envelopes to prove letter use.

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Edited by rod222 - 12/08/2019 05:02 am
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Posted 12/08/2019   05:00 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
2009 discussion

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Posted 12/08/2019   05:03 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The Mexican, I would suggest are indeed, manuscript cancellations.
Happy to be corrected.
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Posted 12/08/2019   05:09 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Further Theft prevention.
The device was merely to tie the stamp to the cover being mailed, to prevent Ne'er do wells, from soaking the stamp off the cover, and selling on the black market.
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Posted 12/08/2019   06:01 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hy-brasil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Mrita75, those are used postage stamps, and with manuscript/pen cancels. Perhaps from an office too small to deserve a cancelling device, or done in haste, or from a cover that missed cancellation originally, or whatever. This was not uncommon in the 19th century and can still be done today.
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Posted 12/08/2019   06:27 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add perf12 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Telegram forms:


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Posted 12/08/2019   10:51 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Mrita75 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you for the info. Yes My stamps are from my Aunt from a small town in Mexico (border area) - therefore your comment makes sense.
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Posted 12/08/2019   5:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you P12, Fabulous,
has expanded my knowledge on these markings.
Not addressed on any of the literature I have read previously.


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Posted 12/08/2019   7:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cjd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
My initial guess would have been theft prevention, too.

I may have to go take another look at things - perhaps move an item or two from postage to the telegraphs.
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Posted 12/08/2019   8:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I think this deserves further study, I wish "Joy" was around.
Obviously used on Postal cover and Telegrams,
but why (On telegrams) cancel with the "X" and the CDS hammer?
Maybe it was a govt directive?
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Posted 12/08/2019   8:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nigelc to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Maybe this was done to prevent theft of these forms and attempted re-use of high value stamps?

In these examples the "X" marks seem have been applied just to the high value stamps.
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Posted 12/09/2019   02:51 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ringo to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here's one from my collection. I never gave the X much thought previously...


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Posted 12/09/2019   03:44 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
Here's one from my collection. I never gave the X much thought previously...


Well done you for keeping it anyway.
Imagine the ones "binned" or "thrown away" from ignorant collectors, who took them as "damaged" or "badly cancelled"

I can tell you, this "X" appears on one of India's rarest stamps, a colour error, only 1 known in existence (or so I recall)
Imagine the ones thrown away.
Owners throwing away world cruises.
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Edited by rod222 - 12/09/2019 03:47 am
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