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Blackout Cancellations Worldwide

 
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Posted 07/05/2021   6:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Anthraquinone to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
The Canadian blackout cancellations used at some cities during WW2 are well know. These are mainly machine cancels but there were some hand stamps used as well. A couple of different styles below



I have started looking at these cancellations and their usage. But I only collect Canada and I was wondering if similar cancellations were used anywhere else during WW2.

Any suggestions are most welcome

AQ
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Posted 07/06/2021   07:23 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I was wondering if "Blackouts" was the accepted, or preferred description of such postmarks.
I have see some in my time, but cannot recall how they were described, perhaps "mute" cancels.
Anyone help me here?

Noted: Some precancels are referred to as "silent"
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Edited by rod222 - 07/06/2021 07:29 am
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Posted 07/06/2021   08:13 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add 22crows to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
"Blackout cancellations" used here (for Canada); article from Canadian Philatelist. Vol. 46, No. 4 (269) Jul/Aug 1995, starting on page 262:

https://www.rpsc.org/CP_scans/Canad...o.%20269.pdf
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Posted 07/06/2021   09:22 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Smart work Jill...
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Posted 07/06/2021   11:10 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Stamp Hunting to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
@22crows, outstanding article. Thank you for posting.

This is why I love dropping by this place. You never know what your going to find.
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