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Oceania/Australia : Tasmanian platypus duty stamp -- cancellation?!

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Winedrinker
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25 Mar 2016
08:54:37pm
Am I right to assume that the date scrawled on this Tasmanian duck-billed platypus duty stamp serves as the "cancelation" if that is the right term for a duty stamp? And does this render the stamp less worthy than if it was stamped in another manner? Appreciate any guidance in these marsupial matters.

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Rob1956
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26 Mar 2016
08:08:34am
re: Tasmanian platypus duty stamp -- cancellation?!

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"Am I right to assume that the date scrawled on this Tasmanian duck-billed platypus duty stamp serves as the "cancelation" if that is the right term for a duty stamp? And does this render the stamp less worthy than if it was stamped in another manner? Appreciate any guidance in these marsupial matters."



You are correct Eric, it is a hand-dated cancellation dated 10th April 1888. No it doesn't render it less worthy of other stamps with a metal cancellation, it would be valued at about the same.

With that little fretwork it gives the stamp a marble appearance.

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