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2010ccg
27 Sep 2015
09:00:45pm
I am curious. I have a nice cancel on an early US stamp that I believe is a *stovepipe cork cancel* If my computer skill would cooperate I would post a picture but alas I lack a lot in cut and paste skills. Can any of you post an example of such a cancellation? Thankyou
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cdj1122
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28 Sep 2015
06:44:46am
re: stovepipe cancel

In our Articles section titles "Fancy Cancels" we have the following
".... US Fancy Cancels
and a bit of postal history to explain them
by Bruce Dangremond
15th of January 2012
The geometric type cancellation is a large category that includes many designs not otherwise easily described. The leftmost stamp above is a circular design cancellation used in the South Framingham post office of Massachusetts. The second stamp cancel is the “pinwheel” design from Cambridge, Massachusetts.
The third stamp shows the “stovepipe” cancel used in Leominster, Massachusetts. The fourth stamp is a radial type cancellation used in the post office of Irwin Station, Pennsylvania. The last stamp has a cancel that is similar to many other radial designs of the period. This one is believed to be the cancel used in Bridgeport, Connecticut....."

The photo file is too big for me to up load but it is among five circular cancels a fair distance down.

The whole article is a good read.

Fancy cancels

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2010ccg
28 Sep 2015
06:51:31am
re: stovepipe cancel

Yes thankyou I have that article in my files....I quite often refer to it in order to verify cork cancels that I discover and add to my collection.

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TuskenRaider
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28 Sep 2015
10:37:14am
re: stovepipe cancel

Hi Everyone;

Cheryl has not been able to upload this image. There is a possibility this image has been corrupted
somehow. Who knows what lurks in the hearts of these mysterious machines.

So since I'm the original seller of this stamp, I'll try to get this image to work, so here goes.

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Wow it worked!

I always felt this cancel was way too geometric to be made from cork. I'm wondering tho how it
got the nickname of 'stovepipe'?

Anybody have any ideas?

Just thinkin' agin....
TuskenRaider

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2010ccg
28 Sep 2015
10:50:00am
re: stovepipe cancel

Thankyou Ken Can anyone add to this discussion? I have a nice collection of different types of cancels and would truly like to have this one labeled correctly.

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BobbyBarnhart
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28 Sep 2015
11:46:45am
re: stovepipe cancel

Some more examples of stovepipe cancels pulled from the internet:

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nl1947
28 Sep 2015
12:14:23pm
re: stovepipe cancel

The stovepipe cancel apparently got it's name from the shape of certain 19th century tile chimney liners.
There is also a stovepipe hat cancel but it is not so attractive.

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TuskenRaider
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28 Sep 2015
12:16:39pm
re: stovepipe cancel

Hi Bobby;

Thanks for posting those. I can even read 'Leominster ' on the CDS, just like the article said.

This must have been a metal stamp, locally engraved just for use in the town.

Still learnin'....
TuskenRaider

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2010ccg
28 Sep 2015
01:34:21pm
re: stovepipe cancel

awesome guys thankyou so much

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vinman
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28 Sep 2015
08:00:44pm
re: stovepipe cancel

Here is my Stovepipe.

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2010ccg
28 Sep 2015
08:37:16pm
re: stovepipe cancel

Nice cancel...thanks for sharing

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redpepper007
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01 Oct 2015
12:15:03pm
re: stovepipe cancel

Cheryl, you have the "stovepipe" cancel of Leominster, Massachusetts. It was used from 1861
into the 1880s. It was applied with black, blue and green inks during that time. Your 3 cent stamp of 1869 shows one of the later uses of this cancel in blue ink. I assume (but don't know for sure) it is called a "stovepipe" because it resembles the cross-section of an old stovepipe. I would say the material used to make this cancel was most likely metal, because of the sharpness of the edges throughout its period of use. I have several examples in my collection on Scott #65, #88 and #94. All are very sharp-edged images. Hope this helps. It is gratifying to me that my article on fancy cancels has been helpful. Thanks for sharing.

Bruce Dangremond

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2010ccg
01 Oct 2015
12:38:33pm
re: stovepipe cancel

Thankyou Bruce. I refer to your article quite often to identify the cancels that I am lucky enough to find.... Cheryl

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