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Spanish Stamp: What Is This Hole Punch?

 
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Posted 02/22/2020   10:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Mrita75 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello, I was looking through my stamps from Spain and wanted to ask about this "hole" that looks like someone burnt it with a cigarette...I know that is not the case...any insight is appreciated. Gracias.


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Posted 02/22/2020   11:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add redwoodrandy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Revenue stamp with punch cancel.
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Posted 02/22/2020   11:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Mrita75 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Randy - I was not thinking it was a revenue. makes sense. Nora.
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Posted 02/23/2020   01:07 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hy-brasil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Actually, the punch shows telegraphic usage on telegram receipts. Interesting example of a form here, here on a Spanish Philippines issue:
http://www.nigelgooding.co.uk/Spani...revisado.htm
Interesting that the punching device is not the handheld grip one that we are familiar with. And later issues at least up to the 1901-05 Alfonso heads can have punch cancels.

So we see that the colonies under Spain also had telegraphic punch cancels. Inked line cancels are often telegraphic, too.

Punched stamps are a good way to get the high values that are (obviously) expensive or hard to find.

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Posted 02/23/2020   01:14 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add vayolene to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Not a revenue stamp.
"Allegory of the Republic" issue from 1873
Michel # 131
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Posted 02/23/2020   01:34 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Further to HB Telegraphic punctures.
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Posted 02/23/2020   11:50 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Mrita75 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Telegraphic punctures. Thank you all!
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