I collect any precancel I can get my hands on. Seriously though, my main interest is the Town and Type. I went to the Precancel Society's website, printed out all the free pages, ordered their catalog and am now just trying to fill in as many spots as I can.
I have some US precancels and will acquire any that I can find regardless of location. I also have quite a few Canadian precancels and like to obtain ones of towns in provinces where I have lived. Mike
Collecting Canada, US, UK, Ireland, Germany, France & Austria. Also collecting some classic era stamps of some British Commonwealth Island countries and topicals like WW2, Capt. Cook, Horatio Nelson.
I have just started looking at the pre-cancels. Had no choice... purchased a lot that had half a stock book with nothing but pre-cancels on a couple of pages. Have been noticing them popping up all over now. Is there a price difference for the pre-cancel stamps to buy or CV?
The great majority of US precancels are nickel and dime stamps. The Scott catalog, including the US Specialized, doesn't really price the different precancel types/locations. If you are interested in knowing which precancels have decent premiums associated, you should get the two primary Precancel Stamp Society (PSS) catalogs: Town & Type, Bureau Precancel. They issue a few other catalogs as well, but you won't need those if you are just starting.
Post by Gordon Lee on Apr 28, 2019 12:41:19 GMT -5
Greetings Fellow SB Boarders . I collect precancels as only as a postage stamp. I do not separate them out from the others. Thus, I am similar to a hardcore old time stamp collector, except I do not place a lower desirability on them. . Respectfully,
Post by voneschenbach on Jun 22, 2022 14:04:04 GMT -5
I just started collecting precancels after years of seeing them go by... now regretting that because they are getting harder to find. The thing that is nice about collecting these now is that there are a ton of resources available online... when I started collecting it was hard to get hands on printed philatelic literature, not to mention I was a kid and couldn't afford reference books. For now they live in a small stock book organized by stamp series and then town and I only have a few hundred, mostly from the 1920s-1930s.
Post by I.M. DeBear on Jun 23, 2022 5:06:51 GMT -5
My favorite bourse dealer always brings his fat dime book of precancels (mostly USA Fourth Bureau). Just viewing the huge array of unorganized material is literally mind boggling. Intriguing to be sure, but with such a vast field to plow, I never could quite figure out where to start to tackle it properly, so I usually just snag the more interesting-looking pieces. I especially like the ones with postal cancels
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