Classic era fancy cancels from Waterbury CT.

Discussion in 'United States Stamps' started by Jay, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. Jay

    Jay Well-Known Member

  2. swish513

    swish513 Active Member

    that's awesome! thanks for sharing. i read somewhere that classic fancy cancels can bring in an extra premium. is that true?
  3. Jay

    Jay Well-Known Member

    It's not only true but the cancels themselves can be more valuable than the stamp it adorns! There are societies, groups & clubs of fancy cancel collectors and they are quite fanatical about them. I have sat in on a meeting early on in my philatelic journey and was impressed by the information that they can get from a an old cork cancel! It is amazing in and of itself!
  4. kacyds

    kacyds New Member

    The great thing about cork cancels, is that they can tell by the cancel what city it can from, and some cancels just came from one certain city. I have seen some interesting cancels from the 1800's that came from New Orleans. Maybe I could start collecting those......hmmmm :D
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