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Looking for help with the last number on this one. The '0' looks too small to be 0 and too large to be 8 or 9 so 93?

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Looking for help with the last number on this one. The '0' looks too small to be 0 and too large to be 8 or 9 so 93?


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Thank you Rigs, but I think it has to be a 9, a second look seems to show a slight tail at right of the circle.

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I would agree that it is likely a 9, but it does not match any of the 939 examples in Freeman's book.

The angle between the first 9 and the 3 is odd.

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Was this a generic canceller as there is no number or was it designated to one particular Tasmanian PO?Image


Yes, the Hobart Town "killer". Introduced January 1861. There were three types, each with a different number of horizontal bars.

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Hello,

can anyone help me with the numeral postmark of this example? The last number is not complete, but I thought it might also be a 5, so it would be 1555. Am I right with this one? 1555 would be Darke`s Forest, is this numeral rated somehow?
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josto,

It looks like a match to the example in Freeman's book.
Interestingly, his example is also on a stamp with the OS overprint (not the same stamp though).

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Hi!

Thanks very much for your information and the good news!

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No problem josto.

It's a nice cancel and scarce.
4R means 4-6 recorded according to Freeman.

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I am not 100% sure that the last numeral is a 5, it could be a 6 (Erskineville)
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David,

I also looked at 1556 in Freeman's book and it has a very clear rounded top that extends downward at the right tip. This has a right angle and no downward extension.
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I noticed that too but the left side of the top line appears to be rounded. The right line extension may not have been inked properly.

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I guess the only way to be sure would be to do precise measurements with a known copy.

It is unfortunate that the last digit is the one that is mostly cut off.

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