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Canada/Covers & Postmarks : Whitbourne Newfoundland SOTN Cancel

 

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Linus
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29 Jan 2020
11:55:55am
(for those new to the hobby, SOTN means socked-on-the-nose)

I discovered this cool Newfoundland stamp in my collection today, and I thought I would share it with the club. The nose of the caribou seems to reach out of the Whitbourne cancellation triumphantly. I had to look up Whitbourne, Newfoundland, Canada and discovered this blog. If you like trains, check out this link:

https://blog.traingeek.ca/2016/08/the-whitbourne-museum-newfoundland.html

I liked that snowplow!

Linus

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philatelia
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29 Jan 2020
01:16:12pm

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NICE! Thanks for sharing this beauty!

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"Please look at my auctions & help me to get all these lazy stamps off their flat little backsides and put them to work filling holes in your album. LoL"
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29 Jan 2020
03:42:46pm
re: Whitbourne Newfoundland SOTN Cancel

Love a cancel like that.

There's also Virtual RailFan on YouTube. My fave is the Revelstoke West webcam...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEfNcfkfobA

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Harvey

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29 Jan 2020
04:01:22pm
re: Whitbourne Newfoundland SOTN Cancel

Beautiful cancellation! A quick note on that 1941 - 44 series, according to my wife's father quite a few years ago. When Canada joined Newfoundland ( his words ) in 1949 this series of stamps was given out free to anyone who wanted the set, by the Newfoundland post office in Grand Falls anyway. That included #253 - 266 and whatever else they had in stock. Another small point not connected to anything, I was just looking at an auction item and the stamp in the upper left was a Newfoundland #1, mint with the most perfect wide margins I have ever seen. Someone out the owns a gorgeous copy of that hard to find stamp, my copy pales in comparison!

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29 Jan 2020
05:53:16pm
re: Whitbourne Newfoundland SOTN Cancel

That cancel is gob-smacking!

Was it just luck of the draw to get that hit, or “back in the good old days” did postal workers actually care about it?

I find Scandinavian countries do the best job overall of SOTN cancels even in the past 20 years when other countries seem to care less.

Dave.

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Linus
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31 Jan 2020
08:59:28am
re: Whitbourne Newfoundland SOTN Cancel

Dave,

Small town post office, not a whole lot of mail volume, mail clerk doing a good job that day, and throw in some "luck of the draw." The little things you discover in the stamps you accumulate make this hobby enjoyable to me, more so than buying the $100+ stamps.

Thanks for the kind words, everybody,
Linus

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Linus

29 Jan 2020
11:55:55am

(for those new to the hobby, SOTN means socked-on-the-nose)

I discovered this cool Newfoundland stamp in my collection today, and I thought I would share it with the club. The nose of the caribou seems to reach out of the Whitbourne cancellation triumphantly. I had to look up Whitbourne, Newfoundland, Canada and discovered this blog. If you like trains, check out this link:

https://blog.traingeek.ca/2016/08/the-whitbourne-museum-newfoundland.html

I liked that snowplow!

Linus

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philatelia

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29 Jan 2020
01:16:12pm

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re: Whitbourne Newfoundland SOTN Cancel

NICE! Thanks for sharing this beauty!

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"Please look at my auctions & help me to get all these lazy stamps off their flat little backsides and put them to work filling holes in your album. LoL"
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BrightonPete

Praying for Ukraine
29 Jan 2020
03:42:46pm

re: Whitbourne Newfoundland SOTN Cancel

Love a cancel like that.

There's also Virtual RailFan on YouTube. My fave is the Revelstoke West webcam...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEfNcfkfobA

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Harvey

I think, therefore I am - I think!

29 Jan 2020
04:01:22pm

re: Whitbourne Newfoundland SOTN Cancel

Beautiful cancellation! A quick note on that 1941 - 44 series, according to my wife's father quite a few years ago. When Canada joined Newfoundland ( his words ) in 1949 this series of stamps was given out free to anyone who wanted the set, by the Newfoundland post office in Grand Falls anyway. That included #253 - 266 and whatever else they had in stock. Another small point not connected to anything, I was just looking at an auction item and the stamp in the upper left was a Newfoundland #1, mint with the most perfect wide margins I have ever seen. Someone out the owns a gorgeous copy of that hard to find stamp, my copy pales in comparison!

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lemaven

29 Jan 2020
05:53:16pm

re: Whitbourne Newfoundland SOTN Cancel

That cancel is gob-smacking!

Was it just luck of the draw to get that hit, or “back in the good old days” did postal workers actually care about it?

I find Scandinavian countries do the best job overall of SOTN cancels even in the past 20 years when other countries seem to care less.

Dave.

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Linus

31 Jan 2020
08:59:28am

re: Whitbourne Newfoundland SOTN Cancel

Dave,

Small town post office, not a whole lot of mail volume, mail clerk doing a good job that day, and throw in some "luck of the draw." The little things you discover in the stamps you accumulate make this hobby enjoyable to me, more so than buying the $100+ stamps.

Thanks for the kind words, everybody,
Linus

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