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905?/ 905 B, . My Most Liked Boston Precancel As Well.

 
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Posted 01/15/2022   11:37 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Train to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi is this a pre cancel? 905/905b? Thank you. I all so put this nice Boston on here, Its my most liked pre cancel.

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Posted 01/15/2022   12:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add pbmorris to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Train, the 905 is not a precancel and most likely came from the Church Street Annex in NY.

I have never seen that precancel on what looks like a 251, but I am not an expert on precancels.
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Posted 01/15/2022   12:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
pbmorris is correct. He posted as I was preparing this illustration, which is an International Postal Supply Company machine cancel.



Yours is not the scarce shade either, which will be on some of the precancels from Fremont, Ohio or Los Angeles, California

A good rule of thumb for precancels: the text setting will be small enough to contain the entire city/state text on one stamp.
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Edited by John Becker - 01/15/2022 12:17 pm
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Posted 01/15/2022   6:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Train to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you and a leap year
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Posted 01/15/2022   7:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The business reply mail cover has a number of things going for it, but yes, the leap year date was the main reason to acquire it (you have good eye!). The 1/2 cent dues are nice too, as well as being a local BRM cover so the rate is 2 cents + the 1 cent BRM fee.
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Posted 01/23/2022   7:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DeeBee to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I actually have been collecting cancels like the 'Church Street Annex' one that you posted for that and other New York postal stations. Mounted in an old springback album with pages for each separate station. Grand Central Station is well represented.

Nice Boston precancel, by the way. I've never seen that style.
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