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Posted 05/17/2021   10:07 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Moyock13 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Collecting US Bureau definitives I'm finding that I have a LOT of precancels. I'm struggling with organization. I'm not one to build albums, I prefer to organize on stock pages.

So, do folks organize by City, State, Precancel type....?
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Posted 05/17/2021   10:37 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
All of the above - whatever floats your boat


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Posted 05/17/2021   11:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Stamp Hunting to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I agree with Peter. What ever suits you. My preference is to go alphabetically by State, then city name.

I have seen other collections go alphabetically by city only.

You can make it as complicated as you want. Or not complicated at all.

Peter said it, however you want to do it.
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Posted 05/18/2021   07:00 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jbcev80 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Moyock13

The Precancel Stamp Society has albums and pages that one can download: https://www.precancels.com/free-albums/

Note that there may be some cost even though it says free. In any case check them out. You may want to start collecting Precancels.

Jerry B

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Posted 07/13/2021   11:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jconey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'm kind of the odd man out on organizing precancels. I collect stamps first and foremost, I collect issues in as many formats as I can. Sheet, Plate Bloc, P#Single, single, etc. mint, used, booklet panes, coil strips depending on the issue and how it was made available.

I don't concentrate on cancels but I have a huge collection of precancels that I have organized in my albums by issue, in the pages immediately following that issue in my albums. They are organized by issue, then state and city. Integrated all the way through my albums Likewise with Perfins by issue.
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Posted 01/18/2022   2:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DeeBee to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I would suggest using the free resources at the PSS site (Styles, album pages, etc.) and then work it out on your own. I'm finding that my meagre collection doesn't warrant printing out all the pages. I am just looking at what I have and what I can get from auctions, other collectors, trades and then when I have enough from one city for a specific precancel type and issue (e.g. prexies), then I'll arrange them out in mounts on a blank album page and put it together. Your mileage may vary.
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