Great Britain - The Imperforate Issues (1840-1853)

Multiple Strikes of the Obliterator


Multiple strikes of the Maltese cross obliterator are sometimes, mistakenly, referred to as “cancelled contrary to regulations”; the only stipulation was that each stamp was to be cancelled to prevent its re-use and there was no limitation on how many strikes this was to take.  Examples cancelled in this manner are simply eye-catching anomalies.









Plate 9 Red GB

[GB] in red, to Enniskillen dated 28 February 1841,
 cancelled with two black Maltese crosses


Plate 25 HC

[HC] on entire sent from Ashton to Warrington dated 24 December 1842,
 cancelled with two strikes of a black maltese cross.
Handstruck Ashton Penny Post in red