Friday, March 12, 2010

Cancel for March 12: The Lancaster Bank

The Lancaster
MARCH  12  1899
BANK.

March 12 in 1899 was a Sunday.  Years of searching might not yield a bank cancel on a Sunday on these issues.  Perhaps the date stamp was set wrong?

In history there have been many Lancaster Banks, including in the UK, New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania.  I assume this stamp was cancelled by the Pennsylvania version.  The most famous of all the Lancaster Banks in the US was an early to mid 19th century Pennsylania version that collapsed in the 1850s.  I would like to see a full check or draft from this bank with this cancel on the stamp.

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