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General Philatelic/Identify This? : GUAM cancel?

 

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seanpashby
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24 Feb 2015
04:51:07pm
Another oddity I came across in my "Get to it someday" pile. It is obviously not an official Guam overprint. The GUAM (U.S.) appears to have been applied with an overinked rubber stamp. The oval cancellation is over the top of GUAM. Has anyone seen one of these before?Image Not Found

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24 Feb 2015
05:04:08pm
re: GUAM cancel?

unless the GUAM overprinting rubber stamp was hand-created, I'm guessing that this was inscribed with indelible ink using a fountain pen

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michael78651

24 Feb 2015
06:09:12pm
re: GUAM cancel?

Probably done in the days before the Sharpies were invented.

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24 Feb 2015
07:02:12pm
re: GUAM cancel?

Why would someone hand overprint a stamp before mailing? Would there be a reason?

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24 Feb 2015
07:35:56pm

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Guam was a fairly remote little Island at the time this stamp was issued.
The "silent" oval looks like maybe it was made in a small shop on the island, perhaps as a temporary thing until supplies came in from overseas. Remember that Guam was occupied by the Japanese for two and a half years. Since it says "Guam U.S." this may be a very early usage out of Guam after the occupation.
Just a thought,

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25 Feb 2015
08:23:36pm
re: GUAM cancel?

The "GUAM" overprints were from the turn of the century, long before WWII, even before WWI. The Presidential series was from the late 1930s.
I think we can safely assume someone was playing a joke.

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seanpashby
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25 Feb 2015
10:03:40pm
re: GUAM cancel?

I know they are not official overprints. I was hoping maybe it was used by the U.S. Navy leading into the war or something similar. Was just hoping someone had seen this before.

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michael78651

26 Feb 2015
12:59:25am
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It does pose interesting speculation. Was the stamp on something that was posted from Guam? Was someone just being cute and wrote on the stamp? Too bad the stamp is no longer on cover. That may have provided the answer. As it is, a curio for sure.

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28 Feb 2015
02:18:37pm
re: GUAM cancel?

"The "silent" oval looks like maybe it was made in a small shop on the island, perhaps as a temporary "



The oval resembles a 3rd class or registry type of cancel, but does look a bit crude.

What's interesting are the stars under the "U"..... are they stars or just blots

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michael78651

28 Feb 2015
03:56:32pm
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Look like ink blots to me.

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28 Feb 2015
08:44:19pm
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I don't think they are stars. To me, it looks like a hand made rubber stamp that was overinked or pressed too hard. A magnified view shows a lot of raised ink. I will post a closeup when the new microsope comes.

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seanpashby

24 Feb 2015
04:51:07pm

Another oddity I came across in my "Get to it someday" pile. It is obviously not an official Guam overprint. The GUAM (U.S.) appears to have been applied with an overinked rubber stamp. The oval cancellation is over the top of GUAM. Has anyone seen one of these before?Image Not Found

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24 Feb 2015
05:04:08pm

re: GUAM cancel?

unless the GUAM overprinting rubber stamp was hand-created, I'm guessing that this was inscribed with indelible ink using a fountain pen

David

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michael78651

24 Feb 2015
06:09:12pm

re: GUAM cancel?

Probably done in the days before the Sharpies were invented.

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seanpashby

24 Feb 2015
07:02:12pm

re: GUAM cancel?

Why would someone hand overprint a stamp before mailing? Would there be a reason?

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24 Feb 2015
07:35:56pm

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re: GUAM cancel?

Guam was a fairly remote little Island at the time this stamp was issued.
The "silent" oval looks like maybe it was made in a small shop on the island, perhaps as a temporary thing until supplies came in from overseas. Remember that Guam was occupied by the Japanese for two and a half years. Since it says "Guam U.S." this may be a very early usage out of Guam after the occupation.
Just a thought,

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25 Feb 2015
08:23:36pm

re: GUAM cancel?

The "GUAM" overprints were from the turn of the century, long before WWII, even before WWI. The Presidential series was from the late 1930s.
I think we can safely assume someone was playing a joke.

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25 Feb 2015
10:03:40pm

re: GUAM cancel?

I know they are not official overprints. I was hoping maybe it was used by the U.S. Navy leading into the war or something similar. Was just hoping someone had seen this before.

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michael78651

26 Feb 2015
12:59:25am

re: GUAM cancel?

It does pose interesting speculation. Was the stamp on something that was posted from Guam? Was someone just being cute and wrote on the stamp? Too bad the stamp is no longer on cover. That may have provided the answer. As it is, a curio for sure.

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ECollector

28 Feb 2015
02:18:37pm

re: GUAM cancel?

"The "silent" oval looks like maybe it was made in a small shop on the island, perhaps as a temporary "



The oval resembles a 3rd class or registry type of cancel, but does look a bit crude.

What's interesting are the stars under the "U"..... are they stars or just blots

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michael78651

28 Feb 2015
03:56:32pm

re: GUAM cancel?

Look like ink blots to me.

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seanpashby

28 Feb 2015
08:44:19pm

re: GUAM cancel?

I don't think they are stars. To me, it looks like a hand made rubber stamp that was overinked or pressed too hard. A magnified view shows a lot of raised ink. I will post a closeup when the new microsope comes.

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