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British Postmarks - The Brighton Maltese Cross Cancellation on Victorian Stamps
The 1841 issued cross was adopted for use in Brighton but, by September 1843, the local Cross was once again pressed in to service and examples with dates extending into March 1844 have been documented.
Many of the local Cross cancellations appear heavily inked which often gives the local Maltese Cross an appearance of extra thickness. The central diamond is obviously smaller than in, say, the Norwich Maltese Cross and the indentations in the outer Cross design are deeper although not to the same extent found in a normal Cross. The sides of the outer cross are only slightly curved meaning confusion is sometimes possible with genuinely straight-sided Cross designs.
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