20 January 2010

Cancelled!







Apparently stamp collectors call these 'fancy cancels'- local post masters would make their own cancellation stamps, carved from cork or whathaveyou.
I like how they are crude and visceral in contrast to the lofty graphic of the stamp proper.
*strongbad voice: "IT'S CANCELLED!!"*
I learnt about these from the very measured but always excellent doses administered by J.P over at Amass blog.

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