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Liz
08 Dec 2014
06:00:38am
Was a postal worker having a bad day or trying to get the excess ink off his rubber cancellation stamp? By the condition of this block of stamps it would appear that someone stomped on the parcel with their dirty boots. What a mess!

If he had access to a black felt perment marker he could have completely covered the design on the face of the stamp.

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cocollectibles
08 Dec 2014
06:14:03am
re: Beautiful Block of Four - $8 Grizzly Canadian Stamps

Yuck!!!

Maybe it's hunting season for bear stamps.

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08 Dec 2014
09:36:19am
re: Beautiful Block of Four - $8 Grizzly Canadian Stamps

It does look like a boot print on the stamps! Laughing

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26 Dec 2014
06:32:27am
re: Beautiful Block of Four - $8 Grizzly Canadian Stamps

According to some things I learned about human behavior, this is a sign of unresolved sexual or emotional aggression. Just be glad there wasn't an AK-47 handy.
In the old days men, usually men, would step outside and settle whatever issues were on the table by hand.

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16 Jan 2015
10:09:48am
re: Beautiful Block of Four - $8 Grizzly Canadian Stamps

Which is why - when I ship an ebay lot - I ask - and get - use of the post office cancellation device. And what I do is either a corner cancel - or if a plate block - a soft and gentle cancel in the centre of the block. I am not sure though in ten years of selling whether I have trained any postal workers on such delicate procedures. There are still many with ball point pens in their pockets who roam the sorting room looking for victims.

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15 Mar 2015
03:41:29pm
re: Beautiful Block of Four - $8 Grizzly Canadian Stamps

And I'm inclined to add an addendum. (Maybe this is a complaint but I'll keep doing what I do).

In a decade of philatelic mailings (2000+), I don't think I have received more than a half dozen "thanks" for the extra effort I put into cancellations. Those extra efforts normally involve a several km trip to a post office so I can either cancel lots myself or ask the p.o. to cancel to my requirements - which they are always happy to do. But as often as I can, I travel to downtown Ottawa to get the extra special Main Post Office hand cancel that includes the Peace Tower, and sometimes to Post Office HQ for their also distinctive hand cancel.

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16 Mar 2015
11:50:48am
re: Beautiful Block of Four - $8 Grizzly Canadian Stamps

we would all be better children of the hobby if we thanked those who made extra efforts on our behalf.... thanks Liz, Mike, Bob, Roy, Lars for your always well-considered frankings.

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