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Posted 01/20/2021   4:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add waelshami to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Why they are pen canceled ? Was the handstamps not available at that time?

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Posted 01/20/2021   7:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jleb1979 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, either the handstamp was not at hand or it was simply faster or easier to mark with a pen already in hand. There are quite a few other early postage dues with ink MS cancellations for sale in Hipstamp.
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Edited by jleb1979 - 01/20/2021 7:34 pm
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Posted 01/20/2021   11:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Noocassel to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Apostague due stamp was an invoice needing payment. I would be surprised to hear that a mailman carried a handstamp with him.
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Posted 01/21/2021   01:25 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hy-brasil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Actually, in at least the 1950s-70s, when mail carriers had leather bags, there was a pouch where they carried a rubberstamp canceller, with 4 or 5 long straight narrow bars, plus a stamp pad to cancel mail that was uncancelled. Even at the time they also used ball point pens, marker pens today if they do it at all.
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Edited by hy-brasil - 01/21/2021 01:26 am
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Posted 01/21/2021   01:27 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add waelshami to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you all
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