1877-1878 Provisional Cancellations

Several types of cancellations are known. The reader is referred to the Washburn article listed below. By far the most common is the MCB consisting of seven thick parallel bars that seem to form a circle with a diameter of 25mm and a 2mm space between each bar. It is struck in black or dark blue. There is also the ADMIN, a single line circular dated cancellation in blue or black ink. It measures 30mm in diameter. Within the circle at the top are the words in capital letters ADMINISTRACION de and at the bottom is the name of the city. In the circle's center is the word CORREOS then the date/year is abbreviated in three lines. Many more are described, including FB and Panama transit marks.

1877 cancels


-Anderson Collection.
-Honduras Report by Richard Washburn The Oxcart, summer 1989.
-Honduras Report by Richard Washburn The Oxcart, fall 1989.
-Honduras 1877-1889 by Honduras - the 1877 Surcharges by Bernard Davies in Mainsheet November, 1982 pps 23-25.
-Honduras: Comayagua and Tegucigalpa Surcharges of 1877 by Harrison Schaff in Congress Books 1941 pps. 41-48.
-Honduras: the Provisionals of 1877 by L. -Fulcher in London Philatelist, December 1922. Vol 31 pps. 308-309.
-The 1877 Provisional Issue of the Republic of Honduras by Henry Holmes in London Philatelist reprint 1955 No. 372 pps. 86-93.
-The 1877 Provisionals of Honduras by Richard Washburn in the Collectors Club Philatelist, July 1991 pps 241-258.

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