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Belgium, Scott #q1: Postal Or Railway Cancel?

 
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Posted 09/14/2020   7:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add EMaxim to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
All my other parcel post and railway stamps have railway cancels. Hoping this one is postal.
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Posted 09/14/2020   8:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add vayolene to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Bruxelles (Duquesnoy)
Duquesnoy Street is the address of Railway Central Station in Brussels.
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Posted 09/14/2020   9:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add EMaxim to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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Posted 09/15/2020   08:47 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add crispinhj to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
These hexagonal cancellations were used from 1879 until 1914 (and after in some cases) There are a number of different types, and I think this appears to be the fourth type shown on page 33 in the Jones "bible" of cancellations with the last two digits of the year in fancy type



This shows just a few of the main types - there seem to be loads of other differences. The 8-S under the month shows that it was stamped in the evening, S = soir
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Thank you, Crispin. Very helpful. This is my first encounter with the octagonal cancels. What is the Jones "bible" that you mention? And are the examples you show from Jones or are they your own?
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Posted 09/15/2020   10:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add crispinhj to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
the Jones Bible is produced by the Belgian Study Circle https://www.belgianphilatelicstudyc...ublications/

It is one of the more fascinating books in my library (if not the most fascinating) and well worth the 25 including postage I paid for it. It has been updated and revised since its first publication, my copy is dated 2003 and I think that's the most recent.

No, sadly not my stamps, the image I posted is from the book as a taster of the sort of information it contains
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Posted 09/15/2020   11:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add EMaxim to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Appreciate your help here. I'll seek out a copy. It seems exactly the thing I need and should have. And what a wonderful resource this forum is as well.
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