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ATA Chapter #94

ATA Chapter #94
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79. Cancellation and meter varieties: Inverted date and time slugs are common, as are smeared and inverted cancels or meter impressions, and other varieties. These mostly have curiosity value.


Type 79: These two PVIs show that for a period of at least 9 days, the Merrimack, NH, post office loaded the PVI blank stock upside down.


Type 79: A partial first impression of this meter prompted the user to redo it so as to show the postage paid.


Type 79: The date slugs for the July 20, 1860, cancel were inverted when put into the hand stamp.

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