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Cancellations

Introduction

In this section I will make no attempt to provide a comphrehensive overview of all of the types of Cancellations.  Here it is my desire to cover some of the major areas, providing some examples of the major types within each category.  For a very detailed account of the postmarks of Great Britain I highly recommend The Postmarks of Great Britain and Ireland, being a Survey of British Postmarks from 1660 to 1940 by R.C. Alcock and F.C. Holland.  For a detailed study of London Postmarks I recommend The Postal Cancellations of London 1840-1890 by H.C. Westley.   The following at best is merely a brief outline.
 
 

Maltese Cross
Numeral Cross
England Wales
London
Experimental
Newspaper
Pre-cancel
Parcel Post
Ship
Military
Scottish
Irish
Mystery Postmark

 
 
 
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