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Re: The Maltese Cross Cancel on GB Stamps Thread

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emason wrote:
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Regarding shades of the 1d Black, This thread may be of interest.

https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=55930
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Likewise, many thanks Bill!

Something I found hiding in my collection that I'd forgotten I'd bought: :o
Red MX cancelling handstamp
Red MX cancelling handstamp
Wrapper from Doune to Edinburgh, dated 31st July 1840, with Red maltese cross used to obliterate an incorrect handstamp 1. Presumably the manuscript Post Paid was missed. Doune datestamp in the same shade.

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1d Red with Dark Green Maltese Cross
1d Red with Dark Green Maltese Cross
1d Red from Nottingham to Sheffield, dated 20th September 1843, cancelled by two strikes of a very dark green maltese cross. Nottingham CDS in the same shade of ink.

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This item was sold at a local auction for $6,600 Canadian. Unfortunately I did not even come close. :) I thought I would share it here for posterity.

Great Britain December 13, 1841 1d Mulready Life Insurance lettersheet uprated with strip of 3 of the 1841 1d red brown and canceled with a black maltese cross X four.

What would be the reason for a 4d rate on what appears, to me, to be a locally sent folded letter?

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Here is another 4d rate "local" cover I found on eBay.
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Re: The Maltese Cross Cancel on GB Stamps Thread

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Wayne1951 wrote:
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What would be the reason for a 4d rate on what appears, to me, to be a locally sent folded letter?
The postage rates from 10 January 1840 were based upon the weight of letters :

1d - up to ½oz
2d - up to to 1oz
4d - up to 2oz

So, presumably there was something else enclosed in the Mulready that took the weight above 1oz and required the extra postage to be added.

There is (at least) one other Mulready known with the same printed advert inside, uprated in the same manner also sent from Dawlish.

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Deep red-brown maltese cross on 1d black
Deep red-brown maltese cross on 1d black
1d Black (plate 1a) from Bristol to Stourbridge, dated 21st May 1840, cancelled by a deep red-brown Bristol maltese cross.

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As long as we're showing colors, here are a couple:

Red-brown MX on a Plate 2 single:
Red-brown MX
Red-brown MX
Brown MX on a Plate 7 single
Brown MX
Brown MX
Arundel Salmon-pink MX on Plate 3
Arundel Salmon-pink MX
Arundel Salmon-pink MX
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Nice examples :D

Looks like I'll have to join in with ....


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1d Black (plate 4) cancelled by brown Maltese crosses.
Winchcomb undated circle alongside in a matching shade

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Some nice examples there! I've been searching my collection for an example lettered CG and couldnt find one. Then I realised who must own them all! :shock:

1d Black with purple brown maltese cross
1d Black with purple brown maltese cross
1d Black (plate 1b) from Glasgow to Falkirk, dated 18 August 1840, cancelled by a purple-brown maltese cross.

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Badu wrote:
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Some nice examples there! I've been searching my collection for an example lettered CG and couldnt find one. Then I realised who must own them all! :shock:
I think that there are a few people attempting plate reconstructions who curse me on a daily basis.
Here are (most of them) in one place: http://victoria.cgpostal.com
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Here are (most of them) in one place: http://victoria.cgpostal.com
A fantastic site chipg. It was an evening's entertainment for me going through the slides one by one. I'm now obsessed by finding a Doncaster maltese cross to call my own!

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1d black with 3 strikes of a brown maltese cross
1d black with 3 strikes of a brown maltese cross

1d black (plate 3) from Lochy to Ayr, dated 26 June 1840, cancelled by 3 strikes of a watery brown maltese cross. Glasgow receiving house 19 on reverse in the same colour.

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"SB" corner letters like StampBoards :)

Is there an explanation for the brown ink? Oxidisation? Mix of previous red and replacement black inks perhaps? Or that's just the colour it is?
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Rog - its too early (June 1840) for black ink (which was in experimental use in London from Sep 1840 and replaced red from Feb 1841).

Glasgow is known for watery crosses and some interesting colours. For May/June 1840 Rockoff and Jackson list crosses from Glasgow in shades of violet, orange, purple, orange-vermilion, watery brown and Magenta.

Rear of the cover above showing the boxed 19 in same shade.
Boxed 19 in brown and Glasgow datestamp
Boxed 19 in brown and Glasgow datestamp

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Hmm interesting, thanks for the info.
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1d Red with Eyrecourt maltese cross
1d Red with Eyrecourt maltese cross

1d Red (plate 35) from Eyrecourt to Dublin, dated 4 August 1843, cancelled by an Eyrecourt maltese cross. The Eyrecourt Maltese Cross is a thin-line Scottish-appearing Maltese Cross which is not possible to identify off-cover with any degree of certainty. Like this cover, the majority of known Eyrecourt covers are addressed to Samuel Parker.

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Badu wrote:
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Likewise, many thanks Bill!

Something I found hiding in my collection that I'd forgotten I'd bought: :o

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Wrapper from Doune to Edinburgh, dated 31st July 1840, with Red maltese cross used to obliterate an incorrect handstamp 1. Presumably the manuscript Post Paid was missed. Doune datestamp in the same shade.
Why do you think that the 1 hand-stamp was put incorrectly ?

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Why do you think that the 1 hand-stamp was put incorrectly ?
rossi - it was purely based on the handstamp being immediately cancelled by a maltese cross, but happy to defer to those with more knowledge than me in this.

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Scottish maltese cross used on unpaid mail
Scottish maltese cross used on unpaid mail

Maltese cross used on unpaid 1842 letter locally used in Edinburgh with postage unpaid and hand stamp 2 charge mark and Edinburgh Scottish MX - both in black. Backstamped 8 June 1842.

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Badu - you posted two very interesting letters, one prepaid and one not.
I've to say that I left collecting about 6 years ago but I don't remember letters like yours ... so congrats!
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Can someone please assist with this Maltese Cross cancellation? I have plated the stamp as plate 2 but I don't have enough experience to work out where the cancel is from.
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Renzo - I think this just looks like a common cross. This was in use in the majority of places, so identifying where the cancel is from off cover is going to be impossible. Nice margins on that stamp though!

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