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General Philatelic/Identify This? : Belgian stamp info wanted

 

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17 Aug 2014
08:07:14pm
I came across this stamp while counting for the Holocaust Stamps Project and am wondering if anyone has historical info about it. The postmarked date is intriguing!
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17 Aug 2014
08:26:03pm
re: Belgian stamp info wanted

Belgian railway stamp. Yours does not have the engraver's name, which means it was part of the 2nd set. The stamp was first issued in 1902.

Your railway cancel is for Godarville, which today is part of the town Chapelle-lez-Herlaimont.

I don't recognize any significance to the cancel date of 25July1909.

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bamra1

17 Aug 2014
09:45:24pm
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It's the date Bleriot crossed the Channel. If only it were a First Flight cancelLaughing

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17 Aug 2014
09:51:09pm
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Yes I saw that event listed online. I didn't see anything related to that town, however. But then again, maybe I missed a connection?

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18 Aug 2014
12:42:10am
re: Belgian stamp info wanted

Quoted from Jones: Railway Parcel Post Cancellations of Belgium - this is the most authoritative book on Belgian Railway stamps.

The type of cancellation you have here is called a Chamfered Rectangle.

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"Three line rectangular cancellers with the lower corners cut away by short diagonal frame lines are known as 'chamfered rectangles'. The first recorded usage is in 1908, and although from then on they rapidly replaced the standard rectangles in many places, the standard rectangle form of canceller continued to be used at some stations. The use was mainly at State line stations, but some of the private lines which survived the longest also used chamfered rectangle cancellers."

The chamfered rectangle came into usage in January 11th, 1908. Cancellations between 1908 and 1910 are harder to find as the waybills upon which they were used were destroyed. There was a slight lull in the interest of railway stamps during that time. After 1910 the chamfered rectangle cancellations were found in abundance and are one of the most difficult cancellations to create the rail stations they passed through as they were used by State Rail lines and private rail lines as well as provisionals.

I realise the latter information is unrelated to your stamp but it helps to understand the cancellation better.

Kelly

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21 Sep 2014
06:11:39pm
re: Belgian stamp info wanted

Thank you all for all your effort in filling in the information "blanks" for me!

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csheer

17 Aug 2014
08:07:14pm

I came across this stamp while counting for the Holocaust Stamps Project and am wondering if anyone has historical info about it. The postmarked date is intriguing!
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khj

17 Aug 2014
08:26:03pm

re: Belgian stamp info wanted

Belgian railway stamp. Yours does not have the engraver's name, which means it was part of the 2nd set. The stamp was first issued in 1902.

Your railway cancel is for Godarville, which today is part of the town Chapelle-lez-Herlaimont.

I don't recognize any significance to the cancel date of 25July1909.

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bamra1

17 Aug 2014
09:45:24pm

re: Belgian stamp info wanted

It's the date Bleriot crossed the Channel. If only it were a First Flight cancelLaughing

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khj

17 Aug 2014
09:51:09pm

re: Belgian stamp info wanted

Yes I saw that event listed online. I didn't see anything related to that town, however. But then again, maybe I missed a connection?

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18 Aug 2014
12:42:10am

re: Belgian stamp info wanted

Quoted from Jones: Railway Parcel Post Cancellations of Belgium - this is the most authoritative book on Belgian Railway stamps.

The type of cancellation you have here is called a Chamfered Rectangle.

Quote:
"Three line rectangular cancellers with the lower corners cut away by short diagonal frame lines are known as 'chamfered rectangles'. The first recorded usage is in 1908, and although from then on they rapidly replaced the standard rectangles in many places, the standard rectangle form of canceller continued to be used at some stations. The use was mainly at State line stations, but some of the private lines which survived the longest also used chamfered rectangle cancellers."

The chamfered rectangle came into usage in January 11th, 1908. Cancellations between 1908 and 1910 are harder to find as the waybills upon which they were used were destroyed. There was a slight lull in the interest of railway stamps during that time. After 1910 the chamfered rectangle cancellations were found in abundance and are one of the most difficult cancellations to create the rail stations they passed through as they were used by State Rail lines and private rail lines as well as provisionals.

I realise the latter information is unrelated to your stamp but it helps to understand the cancellation better.

Kelly

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21 Sep 2014
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Thank you all for all your effort in filling in the information "blanks" for me!

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