That sounds very logic.
Some CTO stamps are printed with cancel at the same moment the stamp itself gets printed.
But can it be the other way around too?
Can a CTO cancelled stamp become a genuine, postally used stamp again?
"No" seems to be the only logic answer, unless you remove the cancellation of course.
I don't know if that is technically possible, maybe it is, but that's not my cup of tea.
So can a CTO stamp still become a postally used one....
Well to my surprise my Malaysian friend helped me to solve that mistery!
Let's show a picture of a sheet I posted earlier :
|CTO cancelled sheet from Malaysia|
|Back of the sheet, showing it's CTO cancelled|
|The letter I got from my friend K.M.|
|detail of the cancel|
There are a awful lot of cancels for just one corner, don't you agree...
First I marked the real cancels (highlighted in red) with the cancellation date underlined 18.1.12
Secondly a large cancellation in the middle, showing a date somewhere in April
|Original CTO cancel (older then the postally used one)|
My friend told me that was the only way to get me such a sheet, postally used.
But since this cancel was made on demand of my friend, it becomes again a CTO, or not?
Anyhow, I'm very lucky to have this special sheet now, and thankful for the effort he made to get me the sheet.