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PROVISIONAL TOWN POSTMARKS 1879-1912 (B.220)

PROVISIONAL TOWN POSTMARKS 1879-1912 (B.220)
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£20.00
Stock Code
B.220

PROVISIONAL TOWN POSTMARKS 1879-1912 (B.220)
by Commander David L. Gordon. Often known as straight-line postmarks, but many were boxed, circled, etc (see illustration), these were introduced as a fore-runner to circular date stamps, and continued in temporary or emergency use to beyond the end of the century. The clear and attractive statement of the town name made them attractive to collectors of classic Portugal. About 500 cancels listed, with rarity guide, all illustrated. Portuguese Philatelic Society book, 160 pages, 1985, hardback, as new



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