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India Stamp With Handwritten "X" Over Cancellation

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Posted 12/09/2019   07:39 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add perf12 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The X can be found on early India stamps also found on telegram forms.This one dates from 1951. ( I am not sure; but a vast majority with these X types are telegrams sent to Pakistan;Karachi; and some abroad………..? )




Also 1951 telegram with early India stamps:



This one 1943 (Bombay office with X).


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Edited by perf12 - 12/09/2019 07:58 am
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Posted 12/09/2019   4:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Fabulous examples P12. Thank you.

Page 1 of 5 Unknown Authorship, cynosure on New Zealand Philately, and anti theft markings.
Source unknown.

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Posted 12/09/2019   6:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add perf12 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting Rod. There must be Something about these markings somewhere..
Found a reference as "Security handstamps" in this lot 9262.(low value stamps though…)
https://stampauctionnetwork.com/V/v5035114.cfm
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Edited by perf12 - 12/09/2019 6:33 pm
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Maybe common verbiage P12, "security handstamped"
As you probably know "Hellrigl" refers to the TIBET Pmks Catalogue.

How's this? .... from the above 5 page document, illustrating the Cursive "Stamped" anti theft marking.
and one stamp in my collection........almost identical !

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Posted 12/10/2019   04:50 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add perf12 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It is always a nice feeling for a collector to have in his possession an old stamp & marking pictured in old philatelic literature.
As far as the sribbles and other pen markings on stamps (and around them) they were done by the sender.A 1 anna stamp,let alone 8 or more annas was a neat little sum for a low paid postal worker.Removing the stamp before it would receive its cancel could of been tempting for some.In the early days many (stamp era)letters were sent un stamped (they say that they forgot) too insure safe delivery. Payment was collected upon arrival(safer).So the practice of marking the stamps directly
became common practice for some (Type b).I think this practice started in northern India (Jammu)and gradualy worked it's way down through India.
So in the case of Telegram forms the "X" was applied in the Telegraph office.
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