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Canada/Covers & Postmarks : what is a "black out postcard"?

 

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Harvey

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03 Jun 2021
02:22:33pm
I bought a postcard on E-Bay lately that was advertised as being a "black out postcard". I bought the card because it was an area I knew very well showing an old building I ate at a few times years ago. So I am very happy with the card, but what in heck is a "black out postcard"? I have a couple friends who collect postcards who also have no idea and "Google" doesn't help either. I will include a link below to the card, just highlight and check it out. Any ideas?At Wits End
https://www.ebay.ca/itm/254901933398?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2648


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03 Jun 2021
02:33:20pm
re: what is a "black out postcard"?

Look at the CdS cancel. Location has been removed from cancelling device. This was something done during wartime.

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03 Jun 2021
02:36:41pm
re: what is a "black out postcard"?

https://www.stampcommunity.org/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=6660


A very good write up by David Giles with examples......

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Harvey

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03 Jun 2021
03:00:25pm
re: what is a "black out postcard"?

Thanks Mike - I really had no idea and my friends who collect post cards, who should have known, have now been informed! Thanks! Happy

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03 Jun 2021
06:02:29pm
re: what is a "black out postcard"?

that Giles, what doesn't he know?

US APO and FPO covers have similar omissions, often accompanied by the sender's complete corner card address.

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Harvey

I think, therefore I am - I think!

03 Jun 2021
02:22:33pm

I bought a postcard on E-Bay lately that was advertised as being a "black out postcard". I bought the card because it was an area I knew very well showing an old building I ate at a few times years ago. So I am very happy with the card, but what in heck is a "black out postcard"? I have a couple friends who collect postcards who also have no idea and "Google" doesn't help either. I will include a link below to the card, just highlight and check it out. Any ideas?At Wits End
https://www.ebay.ca/itm/254901933398?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2648


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03 Jun 2021
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re: what is a "black out postcard"?

Look at the CdS cancel. Location has been removed from cancelling device. This was something done during wartime.

Mike / meostamps

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03 Jun 2021
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re: what is a "black out postcard"?

https://www.stampcommunity.org/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=6660


A very good write up by David Giles with examples......

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Harvey

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03 Jun 2021
03:00:25pm

re: what is a "black out postcard"?

Thanks Mike - I really had no idea and my friends who collect post cards, who should have known, have now been informed! Thanks! Happy

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Editor, Seal News; contributor, JuicyHeads
03 Jun 2021
06:02:29pm

re: what is a "black out postcard"?

that Giles, what doesn't he know?

US APO and FPO covers have similar omissions, often accompanied by the sender's complete corner card address.

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"Save the USPS, buy stamps; save the hobby, use commemoratives"

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