Great Britain - The Imperforate Issues (1840-1853)

Cancellations


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During the period 1840 to 1853, there were only seven types of cancellation that should legitimately have been used to cancel stamps.  The usage of these obliterators, as they were known, is illustrated on the following pages.

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Maltese Cross cancellations (1840 - 1844)

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London Numbered Maltese Cross cancellations (1843 - 1844)

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Numeral cancellations of England and Wales (1844 - 1853)

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Numeral cancellations of Scotland (1844 - 1853)

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Numeral cancellations of Ireland (1844 - 1853)

 

Numeral cancellations of Islands (1844 - 1853)

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Numeral cancellations of London (Inland and District offices) (1844 - 1853)

 

Other Cancellations (Town CDS, Penny Posts, Spoon Duplexes)

The Spoon duplex cancels were legitimate cancellations although they were introduced just after the imperforate stamps had been superseded but whilst they were still in common usage.