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Two SOTN stamps, one from South Vietnam and one from New Caledonia:
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As a pig you may not know where your nose is?

However the first one of the two above surely cannot qualify as a true 'socked on the nose cancel,' being way off the the left.

Not wanting to be pedantic or mean.

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I've thought that 80% of the cancellation has struck on the South Vietnamese stamp, so it counts as a SOTN stamp.
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Think dartboard and the position of the bullseye on the dartboard.

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Ubobo.R.O. wrote:
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Think dartboard and the position of the bullseye on the dartboard.
I agree. If the date-stamp strike is not centered on the stamp it's not a bull's eye. Neither do you need a complete strike - even a well-centered incomplete strike will be acceptable.
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I don't want to be a jerk, but if it's smeared and illegible, it defeats the purpose of the thread. I expect the town to legible to qualify as a bullseye here.

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Think dartboard and the position of the bullseye on the dartboard.
I agree. If the date-stamp strike is not centered on the stamp it's not a bull's eye. Neither do you need a complete strike - even a well-centered incomplete strike will be acceptable.
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swankyspoon wrote:
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I don't want to be a jerk, but if it's smeared and illegible, it defeats the purpose of the thread. I expect the town to legible to qualify as a bullseye here.
I assumed (unfortunately incorrectly) legibility would be a prerequisite and mandatory unless one was trying to obtain strikes of a worn or special purpose date-stamp. I note 'common sense' is not high on some collectors' lists.

Here's a German mailbag wax seal provisionally used as a canceller by the occupying Australian troops in German New Guinea ca. 1915-16:
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A German court seal legitimately employed as a provisional canceller:
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If any of the above were 'socked on the nose' I'd be proud to show them here!
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Belgian Railway Express stamp, featuring the T.38:
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Modern GB SOTN .... common as muck, but this one redeems itself by having an inverted year slug ....

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GB 19p Machin Head Stamp with inverted year slug cancellation

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ViccyVFU wrote:
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GB 19p Machin Head Stamp with inverted year slug cancellation
So these had slugs for the time/date? I'd have thought wheels that are easily rotated would have been the preferred mechanism to alter the time/date. Slugs are clumsy to handle at the best of times. Perhaps only the year was a slug since it didn't require changing as frequently.
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Not sure what's happening!!!!!
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Kainnikanada wrote:
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ViccyVFU wrote:
30 Aug 2020 03:56
GB 19p Machin Head Stamp with inverted year slug cancellation
So these had slugs for the time/date? I'd have thought wheels that are easily rotated would have been the preferred mechanism to alter the time/date. Slugs are clumsy to handle at the best of times. Perhaps only the year was a slug since it didn't require changing as frequently.
No, they are all changeable slugs on this type of cancelling device.

There are two rotating dies in a canceller - one for the cachet (slogan), and one for the office date / time etc.

The date one looks like this:
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Date head of a cancelling device.


And all the slugs are inserted by hand. They look like this:


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Single and multi part slugs for cancelling device.


And if you had a sloppy operator, they are stored like this ....

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Pile of changeable slugs for cancelling device

It didn't help that both the date head, and the cachet head were inserted into the machine upside down as standard. The machine runs all letters through on their top edge (i.e. upside down), and the postmark is applied a uniform distance from the top and edge.

Inverted date slugs are a fairly routine occurrence in the UK.
(I often encounter a few, when sorting large boxes of kiloware).

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Sweden Mi:SE 10

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Sweden Mi:SE 12

perforation not perfect... :?

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Sweden Mi:SE 22Aa

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Mi:SE 27

there seems to be a 'dot' in the blue part.

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Some more from Sweden
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This does not look like a town cancel to me

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Some more from my country
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Sometimes it is difficult to to find small definitives with clear round central cancels.

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Great postmarks, aerogi. Here's two from Denmark.
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Belgium type Marchand

some of the most common definitive stamps from my country, even though come in a billion shads.

Some of these cancels are just very nice I think.
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Birmingham Squared Circle SON on Penny Lilac
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aerogi wrote:
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Belgium type Marchand

some of the most common definitive stamps from my country, even though come in a billion shads.

Some of these cancels are just very nice I think.
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When I was a child and collecting, there always seemed to be one of these in the packet of stamps I would buy. :D

I agree that these look nice. I always thought he looked a bit like Buddy Holly!
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Rog wrote:
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aerogi wrote:
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Belgium type Marchand

some of the most common definitive stamps from my country, even though come in a billion shads.

Some of these cancels are just very nice I think.
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When I was a child and collecting, there always seemed to be one of these in the packet of stamps I would buy. :D

I agree that these look nice. I always thought he looked a bit like Buddy Holly!
yeah, and mostly the 3F pink.... :D

and the frustration as a child to miss the 6.50 and 7.50 values...
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aerogi

Your Belgium type Marchand stamps are the epitome of 'socked on the nose' cancels. A lovely grouping.

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2/ Roo CofA with St Pauls NSW CDS

Very well centered with ACSC 41Bh straw in roos mouth!

Never heard of suburb in NSW called St Pauls (Randwick) even though its got a postcode?
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