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Maynard
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27 Mar 2018
09:28:58am
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Does anyone know about this postmark on the 1894 Bureau Issue 2 cent Washington?

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51Studebaker
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27 Mar 2018
09:52:52am
re: Please help with information about this unusual Star postmark

Hi,
It is a 'segmented star' and was a very popular design used by many post offices. You can see if yours matches any of the ones listed here

http://stampsmarter.com/features/FancyCancelsClassicView.html

Click on 'View By Subject', then select 'Segmented Stars' from the drop down list, then use the 'next' button to page through the stars cancels.

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smauggie
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27 Mar 2018
09:57:56am
re: Please help with information about this unusual Star postmark

That particular cancel is not displayed in the Cole book (I checked). The Stamp Smarter database does seem to be more exhaustive, though and worth a look.

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27 Mar 2018
10:03:14am
re: Please help with information about this unusual Star postmark

Many cancellers from this era were hand curved from boxwood; they would wear and break over time before new ones were carved. As such, the resulting cancels evolved in size and shape over time; matching cancels can often be challenging; a bit of imagination helps!
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27 Mar 2018
10:09:56am
re: Please help with information about this unusual Star postmark

Here is a similar one on cover:

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Maynard
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27 Mar 2018
11:20:40am
re: Please help with information about this unusual Star postmark

Thank you for the help. As a learner, the stamp smarter database is a great gift to me. There was one pictured on a cover, from Texas, w/o a cole number, that was most like this segmented star.

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28 Mar 2018
04:40:07pm
re: Please help with information about this unusual Star postmark

Here is the actual Cole Book Online...

https://archive.org/stream/CancellationsAndKillersOfTheBanknoteEra18701894/CancellationsAndKillersOfTheBanknoteEra1870-1894150dpi#page/n0/mode/2up

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29 Mar 2018
06:48:12pm
re: Please help with information about this unusual Star postmark

Well-posted, parkinlot!

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