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Posted 02/07/2021   4:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add waelshami to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Any infos please
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Posted 02/07/2021   6:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jleb1979 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It would appear so from the ends of many lines curving back.
The clerk would seem to have had a lot of time on his (or her) hands to draw an MS cancel so similar to graph paper.
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Posted 02/07/2021   6:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bookbndrbob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It must have been a slow day at the post office.
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Posted 02/23/2021   1:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jleb1979 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I've seen a couple other similar to very-similar manuscript cancellations recently which I thought I might throw in here even though they are US and do not approach the meticulous graph-paper like work shown in the original post.

These are vendor offerings, not mine: US Scott #1 and #73:

One was even listed with the comment that the postal clerk clearly had too much time on his hands. Might this graph paper impulse have been a widespread global experience among clerks trapped at work waiting for an influx back when there was, relatively speaking, not a lot of mail....



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Posted 10/14/2021   11:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jleb1979 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I just cannot resist adding to this old thread of cross hatch MS cancels lot 15 from the October 2021 Eubanks sale. It realized $15,000.
Now this postal clerk was really killing time.
But clearly, manuscript cross hatch cancels were a thing back in the day.


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Posted 10/14/2021   3:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jconey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I can hear the bored clerk now "let's see 'em wash this cancel off to reuse it..."

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Posted 10/14/2021   7:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stamps101 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Somewhere out there, someone has to have a stamp with a Tic Tac Toe game on it.
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Edited by stamps101 - 10/14/2021 7:59 pm
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Posted 10/14/2021   9:00 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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I can hear the bored clerk...

Or
Clerk who just got his butt chewed for poor cancels and the need to make sure stamps don't get reused thinks; "Ok, fine! They want to pay me to make sure that their revenue is protected…"
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Rather than 'graph paper' cancels, they appear to be a bunch of X's --- kitty-corner lines, rather than vertical/horizontal lines. If I really wanted to cancel something out, I would do a series of parallel slanted lines one way, then the other way, resulting in what you see on these stamps. But yeah. Some postal clerks had a lot of time on their hands!
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Posted 10/15/2021   08:05 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add chipg to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like pen, and looks like it was made to look like one of these:
http://www.marcophilie.org/x/x-gri-i.html
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