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Cancelled Stamps With Gum Intact - ?

 
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Posted 07/22/2021   1:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add BFRomeos to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Just received a splendid packet of 1,000 worldwide aviation topicals. I rediscovered a common feature that I recalled from my youth (1970s) - that is, there's a lot of stamps bearing cancellations that remain fully gummed on the reverse. Strictly speaking, they are not "postally used." Pending your response, I'm guessing that such stamps are the product of smaller nations that print, gum, and cancel stamps expressly for philatelic markets. Your thoughts?
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Posted 07/22/2021   1:32 pm  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Cancelled to order (CTO). And not just by the usual suspects - the Aussies have been doing this (albeit on better quality material) for 120 years. A less attractive development has been the printing of the actual cancel on the stamp.
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Posted 07/22/2021   1:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ringo to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Don't know why they don't use ungummed sheets.
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Posted 07/22/2021   1:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add BFRomeos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
"CTO." A new entry to my vocabulary of philatelic acronyms. Thank you...
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Posted 07/22/2021   1:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add classic_paper to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here's a little introduction to CTO's: https://www.linns.com/news/postal-u...o-order.html
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Edited by classic_paper - 07/22/2021 1:58 pm
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Posted 07/23/2021   2:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jconey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Sweating stamps off (stamp lift box) will or can leave the gum intact but it usually changes the gum's, appearance. I made a large sweat box out of a cooking pan to un-stick mint full panes that I got from an estate sale while ago. It worked but I consider them "disturbed gum".
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