Isolating Cancellations from Scanned Stamps and Postal History
by Robert Swanson, Retired at Retired on May 08, 2010
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Collectors of cancellations, postal markings, and covers often wish to illustrate only the ...
Collectors of cancellations, postal markings, and covers often wish to illustrate only the
cancellation or marking as it appears on a cover or stamp. Historically, this operation has
been performed by hand, and is called “tracing”. It is literally an artistic activity, and great skill
is required to create a good facsimile of a cancel for research purposes.
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