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BobbyBarnhart
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15 Apr 2013
08:16:49pm
Even though they are quite common, I am always thrilled to find a "broken hat" variety on USA Scott #231. While examining some box lot purchases made over the weekend, I came across several 231s. Thanks to the helpful postal clerk who applied this fancy cancel, I had no trouble checking this stamp - it is almost as if, 120 years ago, he said to himself, "Now let's make sure Bobby doesn't miss this one!"





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khj
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15 Apr 2013
08:28:46pm
re: Fancy cancel zeros in on a broken hat

Well that's a keeper, a remarkable coincidence!

This pic is definitely going into my archive. Thanks for posting!

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michael78651
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16 Apr 2013
01:53:33pm
re: Fancy cancel zeros in on a broken hat

Beautiful one, Bobby!

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Lorens
19 May 2015
05:07:43pm
re: Fancy cancel zeros in on a broken hat

I also have found 2 of the broken hat varieties. One is in my collection and the other went to a friend.

Great find!!

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ernieinjax
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19 May 2015
05:23:13pm
re: Fancy cancel zeros in on a broken hat

That truly is an amazing stamp! Draws your eye right to it! Very very cool. -Ernie

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xstitchalanna
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19 May 2015
06:29:55pm
re: Fancy cancel zeros in on a broken hat

That is amazing! It's like a bullseye, or like the saint pictures with the light illuminating it your great find!

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donhearl
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19 May 2015
07:28:47pm
re: Fancy cancel zeros in on a broken hat

That is GREAT!!

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musicman
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20 May 2015
08:53:58pm
re: Fancy cancel zeros in on a broken hat

I have nearly a dozen broken hat varieties, but none with a cancel that nicely placed.

Great find, Bobby!






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AGKING
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21 May 2015
05:15:45pm
re: Fancy cancel zeros in on a broken hat

Great stamp
My question: Do we know whos hat is broken? Columbus is to the left. Just curious.

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Zipper
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21 May 2015
09:38:22pm
re: Fancy cancel zeros in on a broken hat

Remarkable cancel!

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michael78651
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21 May 2015
09:38:33pm
re: Fancy cancel zeros in on a broken hat

Obviously as captain of a smaller ship, he didn't earn enough money to buy a better hat.

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keesindy
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23 May 2015
04:44:09pm
re: Fancy cancel zeros in on a broken hat

Dad found a Clark thread box packed tightly with bundled (by 100 each) 2c (a separate box had the 1c). Many years later, I sorted out the "broken hat" varieties. Some had nice fancy cancels, but nothing to match this one!

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