Shield Four Nice Strikes Fancy Cancel Registered Cover – Stuart KatzeBay
[Kansas] 1928, Coffeyville, Kans., “Shield” fancy cancel, registered cover (Loso-deWindt 181), tied by four neat strikes of purple Shield cancels on registered cover from Coffeyville, Kans., Oct. 18, 1928, to Shelton, Pa., Oct. 20, 1928, Early use of fancy cancel for this era, attractive cover and registered usage, a Very Fine cover, reportedly used from Aug. 18, 1928 to Nov. 17, 1928.
Scott 507 pair, 552, 645.
Benjamin L. Cash whittled the shield from a bottle cork and Lelia C. Elliott, the postmistress, used it to cancel about 50 registered letters until a regulation restricting its use was received on Nov. 17, 1928 .BUY WITH CONFIDENCE!
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