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Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Only 5 known? Now there’s a sixth!

 

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According to the authoritative FSPL Catalogue des Cachets Usuels des Bureaux de Poste du Luxembourg (2001), the Hesperange
T-32 double-circle cancel was used from June 4, 1896 to December 9, 1908, and only 5 examples are known.

Here is a sixth example.  It’s from an accumulation of 3,500 Luxembourg postal cards from the late 19th and early 20th century.  The strike is dated December 1, 1908 (just 8 days before the cancel was retired).  The receiving cancel of Echternach is dated December 2, 1908.

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If the other five examples are on loose stamps, this might be the only card or cover known with the cancel.

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