Halifax On The Map Stamp
In my last posting I showed an example of the Halifax Hammer II used on a Map Stamp on “Day of Issue”, Dec 25th, 1898.
Without going into a lot of detail, any SC town with 1,000s of remaining examples can be a rich environment for specializing. The two Halifax Hammers are a perfect example of that.
For the most part the postmasters of the day were fairly careful to set up the hammer correctly for that day so errors in indicia are relatively scarce. Halifax is one of those.
There are some wonderful indicia errors “out there” though. But before I get to that topic, one of the great things about towns like Halifax and Ottawa and several others is the ability to assemble “Calendar Collections”.
This is not a challenge for the weak of spirit and of course, takes many years.
As the Halifax Second Hammer was in use during the “Map Stamp” period there exist matched sets of all four timemarks.
These are lovely to find regardless of what stamp they were used to cancel but especially nice on the Maps.
The Image below shows a matched set of these.