RR020: The Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad
Fullerton lists three types of this cancel, with multiple varieties, especially of type one.
Type 1 includes cancels on both R163, the one cent documentary battleship, and R164, the two cent:
One line of plain type caps and lower case letters 20.5mm long, caps 4mm high. Normally with elongated upright periods. Undated.
1ct Pale Blue a. Normal (1) Roulette
aw. Double cancel (2) HH
as. Varieties: (1) Low period after Co, roulette
(2) Low period after Co, HH
(3) High period after Co, roulette
(4) High period after Co, HH
(5) Smeared period after Co, HH
(6) Without period after Co, HH
RR020 Type 1, 1ct a.(1)
RR020 Type 1, 1ct as.(2)
Low Period, Hyphen Hole
RR020 Type 1, 1ct as.(6)?
No period(?), hyphen hole
Type 1 continued:
2ct Carmine Rose a) Normal (1) Roulette
as) Varieties (2) Low period after Co, HH
RR020 Type 1, 2ct a.(1)
Normal, hyphen hole
Two examples, above and below of:
low period, roulette - unlisted in Fullerton, necessitating a new number-
RR020 Type 1, 2ct as.(1)
Is the cancel below another unlisted cancel? It appears to be a 2 cent roulette high period. Or are my eyes fooling me.
Type 2: One line of plain type caps 2mm high and 23.5mm long. Undated. Initials read R. R. CO.
1ct Pale Blue a. Normal (2) HH
as. Varieties: (2) Two periods after 1st C, HH
(4) Comma after 1st R of R.R., HH
(6) Comma after O of CO, HH
RR020 Type 2, 1ct a. (2)
normal, hyphen hole
Example of CBQRR Handstamp:
C. B. & Q. R. R.