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United States/BOB & Other : Oakland Precancels

 

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Dakota
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25 May 2016
07:51:51pm
I am not into precancels but I am curious about these two stamps. I have never seen any before with the dates printed at the top. Can someone shed some light on these?Image Not Found

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SeawayMa

25 May 2016
08:35:12pm
re: Oakland Precancels

I think the 'MW' stands for 'Montgomery Ward', who used a large number of precancel stamps to mail their packages. Remember the Christmas 'wish book', that was used in my home to mark all the various items that you wanted Santa to bring you.

And 'Monkey Ward' was one of our favorite sellers, and many of our Christmas gifts came from them!

Marilyn Happy

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Dakota
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25 May 2016
09:20:03pm
re: Oakland Precancels

lol. Never even thought about Monkey Ward.

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25 May 2016
11:04:09pm
re: Oakland Precancels

Hi Everyone;

I can't believe you both missed his question....an 'F' for you both, followed by detention for 1 hour!!

Yes MW does stand for Montgomery Wards, a huge mail order firm.

"MW - MAY 40" and "MW - APR 46", are known as permit numbers. These were required for all precancels over a certain face value....6¢ I think. The first two or three letters are the firm's ID followed by the month and year. So not all precancel stamps carry these.

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26 May 2016
09:33:02am
re: Oakland Precancels

...and if you're interested in collecting them, here is a PDF file of 48 pages to print free;

http://www.precancels.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/WEBPDAlbumn_081111.pdf


(I don't know how to make this an actual link, so you'll have to cut-n-paste to another window.)


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ikeyPikey
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26 May 2016
07:14:15pm
re: Oakland Precancels

1) Select the text to link ... carefully ... trailing blanks cause trouble.

2) Click on {LINK}, below.

3) The link will double, eg, look like {LINK},{LINK}, to wit:

{link}http://www.precancels.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/WEBPDAlbumn_081111.pdf,http://www.precancels.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/WEBPDAlbumn_081111.pdf{/link}

3a) Which will appear in your post as:

http://www.precancels.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/WEBPDAlbumn_081111.pdf

4) You can replace everything after the comma (if you can find the comma) with anything you would like to appear instead BUT you must not include a second comma!

{link}http://www.precancels.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/WEBPDAlbumn_081111.pdf,THE NEW TYPE ALBUM FOR PRINTED DATED CONTROL PRECANCELS (PDF){/link}

4a) Which will appear in your post as:

THE NEW TYPE ALBUM FOR PRINTED DATED CONTROL PRECANCELS (PDF)

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey

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27 May 2016
07:36:15am
re: Oakland Precancels

Thanks, Ikey-Pikey-Mikey!

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29 May 2016
11:57:41am
re: Oakland Precancels

Those are dates, not permit numbers. Precancels over six cents (face value) were required to have the user (in this case, Montgomery Ward) and the month and year the stsmp was valid. This was to prevent reuse.

David G
Texas and New York State precancel specialist
Ottawa, Canada

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29 May 2016
12:32:22pm
re: Oakland Precancels

"(I don't know how to make this an actual link, so you'll have to cut-n-paste to another window.)"



Anyone who does not know how to make links active on the DB should watch my 1 minute video, found on this new thread.

https://stamporama.com/discboard/disc_main.php?action=20&id=14734#110200


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Dakota

25 May 2016
07:51:51pm

I am not into precancels but I am curious about these two stamps. I have never seen any before with the dates printed at the top. Can someone shed some light on these?Image Not Found

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SeawayMa

25 May 2016
08:35:12pm

re: Oakland Precancels

I think the 'MW' stands for 'Montgomery Ward', who used a large number of precancel stamps to mail their packages. Remember the Christmas 'wish book', that was used in my home to mark all the various items that you wanted Santa to bring you.

And 'Monkey Ward' was one of our favorite sellers, and many of our Christmas gifts came from them!

Marilyn Happy

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Dakota

25 May 2016
09:20:03pm

re: Oakland Precancels

lol. Never even thought about Monkey Ward.

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TuskenRaider

25 May 2016
11:04:09pm

re: Oakland Precancels

Hi Everyone;

I can't believe you both missed his question....an 'F' for you both, followed by detention for 1 hour!!

Yes MW does stand for Montgomery Wards, a huge mail order firm.

"MW - MAY 40" and "MW - APR 46", are known as permit numbers. These were required for all precancels over a certain face value....6¢ I think. The first two or three letters are the firm's ID followed by the month and year. So not all precancel stamps carry these.

Smokin' ain't allowed in skool....
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APS #213005
26 May 2016
09:33:02am

re: Oakland Precancels

...and if you're interested in collecting them, here is a PDF file of 48 pages to print free;

http://www.precancels.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/WEBPDAlbumn_081111.pdf


(I don't know how to make this an actual link, so you'll have to cut-n-paste to another window.)


(Modified by Moderator on 2016-05-30 10:00:42)

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ikeyPikey

26 May 2016
07:14:15pm

re: Oakland Precancels

1) Select the text to link ... carefully ... trailing blanks cause trouble.

2) Click on {LINK}, below.

3) The link will double, eg, look like {LINK},{LINK}, to wit:

{link}http://www.precancels.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/WEBPDAlbumn_081111.pdf,http://www.precancels.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/WEBPDAlbumn_081111.pdf{/link}

3a) Which will appear in your post as:

http://www.precancels.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/WEBPDAlbumn_081111.pdf

4) You can replace everything after the comma (if you can find the comma) with anything you would like to appear instead BUT you must not include a second comma!

{link}http://www.precancels.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/WEBPDAlbumn_081111.pdf,THE NEW TYPE ALBUM FOR PRINTED DATED CONTROL PRECANCELS (PDF){/link}

4a) Which will appear in your post as:

THE NEW TYPE ALBUM FOR PRINTED DATED CONTROL PRECANCELS (PDF)

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey

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APS #213005
27 May 2016
07:36:15am

re: Oakland Precancels

Thanks, Ikey-Pikey-Mikey!

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DavidG

APS member since 2004
29 May 2016
11:57:41am

re: Oakland Precancels

Those are dates, not permit numbers. Precancels over six cents (face value) were required to have the user (in this case, Montgomery Ward) and the month and year the stsmp was valid. This was to prevent reuse.

David G
Texas and New York State precancel specialist
Ottawa, Canada

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29 May 2016
12:32:22pm

re: Oakland Precancels

"(I don't know how to make this an actual link, so you'll have to cut-n-paste to another window.)"



Anyone who does not know how to make links active on the DB should watch my 1 minute video, found on this new thread.

https://stamporama.com/discboard/disc_main.php?action=20&id=14734#110200


Roy
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