Fancy Cancels of 1893-94

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  1. RichardBabcock

    RichardBabcock Active Member

    IMG_20201121_0001.jpg Could use some help on identifying these cancels.
     
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  2. Hochstrasse

    Hochstrasse Moderator Moderator

    Hi Richard!
    I recently discovered the Stamp Smarter website which I posted a few days ago where I was looking for cork cancel reference material. A quick peruse identified a couple of your cancels. Second row from the bottom first stamp appears to be a crescent cancel from Waxahachie, Texas circa 1894. The same row third stamp from the left looks like the stars in circles cancel from Bay Ridge, New York circa 1892. The cancel likely continued into the Columbus issues period. A search function is built into the fancy cancel feature which allows a search by subject or a search by year. Finally top row far right appears to be an "O" letter cancel that goes back to 1873, Cole #LO-1 with no town reference. A quick disclaimer is that I am certainly not a cancel expert having just found this neat reference, but I'm sure you'll have some fun with it. https://www.stampsmarter.org/features/FancyCancelsClassicView.html
     
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  3. Hochstrasse

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    Third row down, third from the left is a circular geometric (the one that looks like a Maltese cross) from Norwood, MA circa 1894.
     
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  4. RichardBabcock

    RichardBabcock Active Member

    Hochstrasse Thank You, I have found most of them, The r thing is a boot lol, I will write them all down, In my other book I have a lot more, one is a mask, Some are rare, Not common to find.I am all so going to try to put together cancels for every day of the year 1893 on Scott 231 if i can. It should take me awhile lol
     
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  7. RichardBabcock

    RichardBabcock Active Member

    IMG_20201122_0004.jpg Adding more later.
     
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  8. Hochstrasse

    Hochstrasse Moderator Moderator

    Richard, some very nice cancels there. Fancy cancels and unique cancels are also something I collect. I have some I will post at some time in the future. I'm glad you were able to identify a bunch more. If you find some other links which catalog cork cancels, fancy cancels of the 19th century please don't hesitate to post them.
    Hochstrasse
     
  9. Takis Kalogerakos

    Takis Kalogerakos Active Member

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  10. RichardBabcock

    RichardBabcock Active Member

    Any ideas on the second stamp down left side? Looks to me to be a hoarse head, But from were? there is only one that looks similar but it is reversed on the stamp smarter fancy cancel page. AN-8 Animals 1881 IMG_20201207_0002.jpg IMG_20201207_0001.jpg
     
  11. RichardBabcock

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  12. Hochstrasse

    Hochstrasse Moderator Moderator

    Yes Richard it does sort of look like a horse, but I haven't seen a cancel like that before so I defer to someone with more experience. I did some browsing and wasn't able to find anything.
     
  13. RichardBabcock

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  14. RichardBabcock

    RichardBabcock Active Member

    There was a mule cancel I came across facing the same direction, Maybe its a Mule.
     
  15. Rick 2

    Rick 2 New Member

    Richard.....USPCS has a reference of fancy cancels also...in addition to Stamp Smarter...the US Philatelic Classics Society, the postmark collection is a work in progress but its interesting none the less.
     
  16. RichardBabcock

    RichardBabcock Active Member

    Im a member of the USPCS/APS/Classic/ Royal, If been emailing Don the president of the USPCS, We are both doing studies on U.S. Scott 231, He is publishig some of his findings soon, Ill Publish later on my new finds after they all have certificates. Thank you.
     
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