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Rpo Question - Any Ideas On This Sq?

 
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Posted 01/22/2023   10:01 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Lars714 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Morning

Does anyone have any idea what the AC______ is at the bottom of this RPO split ring? Indicia is WEST, in the 1870s.

Thanks!


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Posted 01/22/2023   10:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add j2186 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Possibly: G.W.R. ACCOMODn

(G.W.R. = Great Western Railway).

I've never seen this cancel so can't be entirely sure, but I know it was a split ring cancel like yours used in this period.

Jan
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Posted 01/22/2023   11:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add No1philatelist to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Is it an RPO or just a split ring? A wild guess. ACADIA ALBERTA.
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Posted 01/23/2023   03:05 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add archerg to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The "W____" above the date slug suggests a westerly direction of travel, thus I'd say most likely an RPO. Also the shade appears to be orange red, an 1875/76 shade consistent with the partial 7 in the year.

I've never seen this particular one... a nice find!
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Edited by archerg - 01/23/2023 03:11 am
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Posted 01/23/2023   11:14 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add j2186 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I found this sketch of the cancel I mentioned:




(Image taken from The R.P.O. Newsletter of the Canadian R.P.O. Study Group (BNAPS), volume 15, No. 4, page 7.)

Apparently ACCOMODATION means Local Train.

It is not exactly the same, but I don't know exactly how accurate the sketch is.


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