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Posted 10/22/2016   9:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Stampman2002 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Message
Scott 815 with Oakland California type 243 AND Oakland California type L-8 IHS.

At first glance, it appeared the Local precancel might have been L-17 HS, but there is a faint date at the top, making this an integral precancel, and most likely L-8 IHS. Perhaps the second precancel was applied to meet the requirement that all denominations above five cents were dated. If this is the case, the second precancel would have fulfilled that requirement. Following that line of thought, the Type 243 would have been applied to stock before the required date and not used up prior to it. Anyone have any thoughts on this?




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Posted 10/22/2016   10:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add chasa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
your supposition is correct, these are fairly common
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