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Leeward Islands Scott#2, Sg#2 With Purple O.b. / 10 Jun 99 Cancel

 
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Posted 05/17/2022   02:04 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add bmbmbm to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I was wondering if anyone could tell me about the cancel on this stamp from the Leeward Islands.

Does O.B. stand for Official Business, as it does on Phillippines stamps? So maybe an Official stamp "forerunner" of sorts? Or is it a revenue cancel of some type?

With the color catching my eye, and the box of the cancel matching the height of the stamp very closely, I was curious. I don't know much about the cancels of this era of the Leeward Islands, so would appreciate any insight!

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Posted 05/17/2022   02:09 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Guess:
Revenue cancellation.
Not a postmark.
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Posted 05/17/2022   04:58 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hy-brasil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It is definitely a revenue/fiscal usage. Nice one. Note that British empire/Commonwealth stamps are marked "postage & revenue" so can be used either way. Even ones marked "postage" only like the British Seahorses have been used for revenue purposes.

Hopefully, someone can interpret "O.B." Since the frame extends upward, "O.B." may be only part of the story.
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Edited by hy-brasil - 05/17/2022 04:59 am
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Posted 05/17/2022   05:40 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NSK to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Possibly part of the name of the company or institution that cancelled the stamp.
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Posted 05/17/2022   07:35 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add perf12 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
looks like a bank receipt marking
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