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Offline HarrySmith

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Phone Bill with flag cancellation mark
« on: December 10, 2018, 06:15:43 PM »
This may be off topic, if so please remove but it is phone related. Someone is selling 2 old cancelled envelopes from phone companies. One is from NET&T out of New Hampshire, it has an unusal mark, the cancellation is in the image of a flag. I am not an avid stamp collector though I did some when I was young but I have never seen this before. Anyone familiar with it?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/401654645293
« Last Edit: December 11, 2018, 08:02:07 AM by TelePlay »
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Offline Sargeguy

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Re: Phone Bill with flag cancellation mark
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2018, 08:40:54 PM »
The so-called "flag killer" is from the American Postal Machine Company, popular about 1895-1920.  Each town had its own cancelling machine, and some were in service later than that.
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Offline HarrySmith

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Re: Phone Bill with flag cancellation mark
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2018, 09:32:35 PM »
Thanks Greg.
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