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Precancel Or Overprint?

 
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Posted 01/26/2022   11:30 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add patg23 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
(Very poor "Cut Square") Not recommended for Postal Cards.

Would this properly be called a Precancel or Overprint?
Does anyone have an entire?
Thanks,
pat
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Posted 02/03/2022   06:15 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hy-brasil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
*BUMP*
My best guess is that it's a precancel. Aside from precancels, you weren't supposed to overprint stamps then and (I assume) now. Postal stationery indicia are assumed to be the same deal. Dealer A.C. Roessler got in big trouble for his homemade zeppelin overprints:
http://goscf.com/t/63111

This is the New Haven Railroad logo of the time. Queries sent to a couple of New Haven collectors turned up nothing like this. The couple (earlier) postcards I was shown had plain indicia. The railroad's historical society site only shows a few documents. Is anyone here a member that might be able to dig further?

Is there something printed on the back that might give a tiny clue as to what it might have been used for? Also, does anyone have a similar postcard from a different railroad? I've never seen any other, though that doesn't count for much since there are all kinds of postal card usages around.
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Posted 02/03/2022   06:18 am  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
New to me. Since companies often purchased full sheets of postal cards to facilitate printing the 'message side' of the cards; I assume that it was printed at the same time as the reverse message?
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Posted 02/03/2022   06:35 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Would fit in nicely here...
http://goscf.com/t/51850 br /
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Posted 02/03/2022   10:26 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add patg23 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks all.
Not much help other than it seems to have been typed separate from the front. (From message side of UY7)

Sold in full sheets (4x5, 4x6) and as single card pairs. Full sheets are
known. Seems possible other should exist.

Just another fun mystery.
pat
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