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Note: There are many other PSS Government styles, but not known from Texas.
* after a town name means that either the Post Office is discontinued or changed names.
'RARE' = -A- pricing $200+ (probably less than 10 examples known).
'SCARCE' = -B- pricing $100-$200 (probably 10-20 examples known).
'UNCOMMON' = ex -C- pricing, or $50-$95 (probably 20-50 examples known).

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bar precancel wide 747x28 originally www.tmbfree.com, buttonized, color coordinated, stretched and cropped by john foster

Bureau Precancels
As the type faces are highly standardized, dimensions are approximate. However, vertical spacings vary, especially on style 63 and between plates made for sheet stamps and coils. Fine changes in manufacturing techniques, discernible by the student, are not taken into account.
41Serifed caps 3mm high between lines 12-13mm apart, wider letters
Type 41
Austin, Dallas, WacoGO TO TOP
44Serifed Upper&lower case letters 3mm high between lines 12-13mm apart
Type 44
Fort WorthGO TO TOP
51Block caps 2.7mm high between lines 13mm apart
Type 51
HoustonGO TO TOP
61Gothic caps 2mm high between lines 13mm apart
Type 61
Abilene, Amarillo, Austin(TEX & TEXAS), Beaumont, Brownsville, Cameron, Dallas(TEX & TEXAS), Fort Worth(TEX & TEXAS), Galveston, Houston, Lubbock, Plainview, San Antonio(TEX & TEXAS), Waco(TEX & TEXAS[RARE]), Wichita FallsGO TO TOP
62like 61, but town carried over onto second line
Type 62
Wichita FallsGO TO TOP
71Gothic caps 2mm high between lines 10.5mm apart
Type 71
Abilene, Amarillo, Austin, Baytown, Beaumont, Brownsville, Brownwood, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Del Rio, Denton, Fort Worth, Galveston, Houston, Lubbock, Mc Allen(McA), Port Arthur, San Antonio, San Benito, Temple, Tyler, WacoGO TO TOP
73Like 71, but arranged in three lines
Type 73
Corpus ChristiGO TO TOP
75Like 71, but lines 9.5mm apart; state name spelled out
Type 75
Dallas, Fort WorthGO TO TOP
81Gothic caps 2mm high between lines 10.5mm apart; 2-letter state abbreviation without period
Type 81
Dallas, Fort WorthGO TO TOP
85Like 81, but lines 8.5mm apart
Type 85
DallasGO TO TOP
86Linofilm caps, 2mm between town and state
Type 86
El PasoGO TO TOP
87Like 86, but 1mm between town and state
Type 87
Arlington, Beaumont, Bryan, Euless, Gainesville, PasadenaGO TO TOP

bar precancel wide 747x28 originally www.tmbfree.com, buttonized, color coordinated, stretched and cropped by john foster


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