Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Chicago Burlington and Quincy Railroad Printed Cancel Type I Varieties

Mr. Fullerton includes a no period variety after "Co" in his listing of type 1 CB&QRRs, but he does not list a two periods missing variety, one after the Co and one after the second R.  Here is an example of such a cancel and such a stamp.  This clearly deserves its own listing. 


It appears as if the periods are almost pushed into the neighboring letters, as the neighboring letters look overinked or somewhat bulbous in the region near where the period should be.  How could something like this have happened given the printing process used for these cancels?

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