WASHINGTON Precancel: Mount Vernon 704 on 1c Columbian (# 230)

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  • Item Category: Stamps
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jun 11, 2013
  • Channel: Auction House

Mount Vernon, Washington, type 704 on a 1-cent Columbian Exposition commemorative, Scott # 230. Collector-made "favor" precancel.

Special note on precanceled pre-1908 stamps: This item is not listed in the Classics catalog, which Introduction states, "No item that is known to have been produced after 1940 is listed." However, I have seen a number of similar precancels on eBay, in mainstream precancel auctions, and quite a few in private collections, which like this item are early hand-electro types on pre-1908 stamps. Some collectors will choose to collect these "favor" precancels, and others will not. I believe this determination should be each collector's personal choice.

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