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General Philatelic/Newcomer Cnr : Fake postmark?

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gerom
06 Jul 2019
10:51:04am
Hello.
The postmark raise the cote of this Allied american-british occupation of Germany stamp.
But it is genuine or fake?
The caracteristics are: outer circle=28,5mm ; inner circle=18,5mm ;distance between the two lines=8mm ;...AMBURG1 (HAMBURG??)and date: 46.-9. Image Not Found

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06 Jul 2019
11:12:43am
re: Fake postmark?

It looks like a genuine cancel, but probably too clean to be postal usage. Likely a favor cancel.

Here are some genuine postal usages:

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BTW, the -9 in the "date" of your cover is actually the hour. The cover above was cancelled on March 16, 1946 at 1600 hours.


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gerom
06 Jul 2019
11:24:22am
re: Fake postmark?

The cleanpostmark intrigued me and also HAMBURG positioned asymmetrically. Or maybe she wrote something else before.

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gerom
06 Jul 2019
12:08:23pm
re: Fake postmark?

I still have some stamps in the same series with clean postmark but whose quota increase would not justify the application of a favour cancel.
Applying of a favour cancel decreases catalogue quote?Image Not Found

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jmh67
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06 Jul 2019
01:42:58pm
re: Fake postmark?

The Hamburg postmark has probably shown a "postcode" (the number of the delivery region, rather) in front of the place name, i.e. (24) HAMBURG 1, hence the asymmetry. See also the Oberhausen cancel on the letter shown above.

The last four postmarks look fairly normal to me, only the Braunschweig one *might* be a favor cancel, but again, bullseye cancels are not uncommon.

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gerom
06 Jul 2019
02:53:53pm
re: Fake postmark?

Thank you jmh67.What you think...to send the 1 Mark for expertise?

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jmh67
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06 Jul 2019
03:45:10pm
re: Fake postmark?

Judging from the catalog value of the 1 RM stamp, an expert's opinion certainly cannot hurt.

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