Picked this guy up today. Interesting and lovely advertising cover. The cachet caught my eye, but then I noticed the imperforated Washington, so I was really sold!
There is no date on this as it is a 3rd class cancel. Nothing on the back and no contents. My Scott's lists at least four 1¢ imperf issues, that I can see. Will have to take a closer look later to see if I can determine which it might be.
Here's a bit of a followup on this one. I noticed the Oliver Typewriter in the illustration is a No.9. So with help from my goggly friends I found this website Type-Writer.org. On this page they write about an Oliver No. 9 that appeared in an episode of the Waltons. They write, 'I never watched The Waltons as a kid. Nor have I caught up as an adult. This episode, “The Typewriter,” is the only one I’ve ever seen. In it, John Boy borrows an Oliver No. 9 from a pair of bootleggers, er, little old ladies, so that he can copy a story he had written in longhand — a publisher earlier rejected this handwritten manuscript. The ladies claim the typewriter was purchased in 1908, but the No. 9 was manufactured from 1916 to 1922. No doubt a prop, though the ladies might have been mistaken about when it was purchased.'
So I can narrow this cover to that period, during which two imperf 1¢ green Washington's were issued. SC#481 in 1916 and SC#531 in 1919. Sooooo, more research. Perhaps I need to zero in on the slogan cancel.
Here's the website. But I'm afraid you can't watch the episode they promise. Copyright infringement caught up with them.
Correct. The ink of the engraved stamp (flat plate or rotary press) will have texture whereas the ink on an offset printed stamp lies flat on the paper. I lightly drag the tip of my tongs across a portion of the design area that has parallel lines to differentiate between the types. Lots of good information on the Washington-Franklins is available on the old 1847USA site.
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Wow, I was just about to answer this myself, and you beat me to the punch. I thought, hey, why don't I look in one of those many philatelic books I've been collecting, that are sitting right here beside me on the bookshelf. So I did, and I checked the stamp and it is definitely offset litho. That said, I'll stop talking to myself, and stop touching my stamps (I didn't use my tongs)
So, the stamp is a #531, and I have a better idea when this cover was sent.
HI all Back to this Oliver cover again, can anyone i.d. the machine cancel not the second (1923) cover? Unlike an International, the curvy lines start on the upswing, and there are only 6 of them. Thanks in advance.