Great Britain - The Imperforate Issues (1840-1853)

Cancellation of the 1d and 2d stamps


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Introduction

This section of the website is a “work in progress” of a multi-frame display that is being written up.

It illustrates the variety of cancellations used by the Post Office over the general period of use of the imperforate line-engraved stamps.

 

 

 

Red Maltese Cross

 

4

Cancellation using red ink (5)

 

6

Cancellation of multiple stamps (1)

 

7

Contrary to regulations (1)

 

8

Multiple strikes of the obliterator (2)

 

 

 

 

 

Black Maltese Cross

 

10

Experimental Black Cross (3)

 

11

Early use of black ink (3)

 

12

Transition from red to black ink (3)

 

13

Cancellation using black ink (1)

 

 

Cancellation of mulitple stamps (3)

 

 

Contrary to regulations (4)

 

 

Multiple strikes of the obliterator (1)

 

 

 

Coloured Maltese Crosses

14

Late usage of red ink (4)

 

 

16

Blue Maltese cross (12)

 

 

Blue-green Maltese cross (1)

 

 

Green Maltese cross (1)

 

 

Violet Maltese cross (1)

 

 

 

 

 

Distinctive Maltese crosses

 

17

Distrinctive Crosses (5)

 

 

Dublin Maltese Cross (1)

 

 

York Maltese cross (1)

 

 

 

 

18

The Numbered Maltese Crosses of London (5)

 

 

 

 

 

Barred Numeral Cancellations

 

19.0

Introduction (1)

 

 

 

 

 

Overview

 

19.1

London Inland Office (2)

 

19.2

London District Office (1)

 

19.3

English and Welsh Provincial Post Towns (2)

 

19.4

Scottish Post Towns (1)

 

19.5

Irish Post Towns (1)

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction of the numerals

 

20.1

London Inland Office (2)

 

20.2

London District Office

 

20.3

English and Welsh Provincial Post Towns (11)

 

20.4

Scottish Post Towns (1)

 

20.5

Irish Post Towns (1)

 

 

 

 

 

Contrary to Regulations

 

21.1

London Inland Office (1)

 

21.2

London District Office

 

21.3

English and Welsh Provincial Post Towns (8)

 

21.4

Scottish Post Towns (2)

 

21.5

Irish Post Towns (2)

 

 

 

 

 

Coloured Cancellations

 

22.1

London Inland Office

 

22.2

London District Office (1)

 

22.3

English and Welsh Provincial Post Towns (17)

 

22.4

Scottish Post Towns (3)

 

22.5

Irish Post Towns (6)

 

 

 

 

24

Late use of the Maltese cross (6)

 

 

 

 

 

Other Cancellations

 

25

Town datestamps (11)

 

26

Penny Post (4)

 

27

Combination of cancallations (2)

 

28

Miscellaneous cancallations (6)

 

29

Spoon duplex cancellations (1)

 

30

Scots Local Cancellations (0)