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Gold Coast Postmarks 1875-1957

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It is now 17 years since the publication of Proud's work on the Gold Coast and 22 years since the revised edition of Mike Mackin's "Gold Coast Cancellations" appeared; since then many new postmarks have been reported. Sensibly retaining the style and layout of the original, Ian Anderson has now published a new listing. The list of Type 2 cancellations with letter codes and ...more
Paperback, 198 pages
Published 2012 by West Africa Study Circle
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Dec 31, 2012 Al rated it liked it
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A good reference for the different types of postmarks used in the Gold Coast. Towns and villages are listed in alphabetical order, with appendices listing usage by type. The tables are a bit difficult to use, and I had to constantly refer to the front for examples of the types used. This is a good reference, but it isn't very user friendly and lacks even minimal contextualization. It would have been helpful if the postmarks had been grouped into town and village, traveling post offices, ...more
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