Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: The use of the Cospicua double-ring with killer block spacers (COS-4) prior to 1940
Authors: Fenech, Anthony
Keywords: Handstamps (Philately) -- Malta -- History
Post office stations and branches -- Malta -- Cospicua
Postal service -- Malta -- History -- 20th century
Cancellations (Philately) -- Malta -- History
Issue Date: 2004-08
Publisher: Malta Philatelic Society
Citation: Fenech, A. (2004). The use of the Cospicua double-ring with killer block spacers (COS-4) prior to 1940. Journal of the Malta Philatelic Society, 33(2), 16-18.
Abstract: (Reference to Dr. Anthony Abela Medici's article which has appeared in the PSM Journal-Vol33/1 - April2004) I fully agree with Dr. Abela Medici that the COSPICUA double-ring with killer block spacers (COS - 4) was used prior to 1940, not "in favour" only, as some fellow MALTA specialists abroad often suggest. I admit that the use of this datestamp was randomly used before 1940 as the Cospicua Branch Post Office was "adequately served with two other cancellors" at that time. However its use prior to 1940 cannot be excluded. I would like to add a few other interesting examples to those submitted by Dr. Abela Medici supporting the existence of (COS- 4) strikes adequately applied to covers dispatched before 1940. [excerpt]
Appears in Collections:JMPS - 2004 - 33(2)

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
JMPS33(2)A2.pdf184.63 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

Items in OAR@UM are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.