WATERBURY FANCY CANCELS
was created by postmaster John W. Hill

A - ANIMALS AND INSECTS


Waterbury Elephant
1865
Rohloff A-2
Only two examples on cover exist.
Created to celebrate the circus coming through town


Waterbury Dog's Head
1865
Rohloff A-4
Only seven examples on cover exist


Waterbury Fish
1866
Rohloff A-12
Only eleven examples on cover exist


Waterbury Large Bee
1869
Rohloff A-13

Waterbury Small Bee
1869
Rohloff A-14

B - ARROWS


Waterbury Arrow Heads, Seven Segment
1869
Rohloff B-8

E - SEGMENTS

Waterbury Eight Segments Enclosed in Circle of Sixteen Triangles
1868
Rohloff D-20

E - PEOPLE

Waterbury Man With Pipe
1867
Rohloff E-1
Only ten examples on cover exist


Waterbury Soldier's Head
1866
Rohloff E-3
Only three examples on cover exist


Waterbury Man with Hat
two versions
1866
Rohloff E-4
Only two examples on cover exist, perhaps the second most famous cancel
after the Waterbury Running Chicken Cancel (see below for example)


Waterbury Man with Straw Hat
Unlisted
Date Unknown

Waterbury Union Soldier's Head
Unlisted
Date Unknown


Waterbury Bridgeport Fireman.
1865
Rohloff E6
Only sixteen examples on cover exist, inspired by the Bridgeport Firemans Parade through Waterbury

Waterbury Man with Derby (Hat)
1865
Rohloff E-7
Only three examples on cover exist


Waterbury Old Woman in Bonnet
1869
Rohloff E-10


Waterbury Old Woman in Snood
1869
Rohloff E-12

Walking Man
Attributable to John Hill

F - SEASONAL


Waterbury Christmas Leaf
1868
Rohloff F-13

G - PLANTS

Waterbury Chrysanthemum
1868
Rohloff F-3
Rare


Waterbury Pumpkin
1869
Rohloff G-2


Waterbury Pumpkin
1869
Rohloff G-3


Waterbury Acorn
1870
Rohloff G-4

H - GRILLS


Waterbury Circular Shaped Grill
1867
Rohloff H-19

Waterbury Pear Shaped Grill
1868
Rohloff H-24

Waterbury Square Grill
18?
Rohloff H-25

J - HEARTS

Waterbury Heart within Heart
1867
Rohloff J-1


Waterbury Arrow and Heart
1875
Rohloff J-5


Waterbury Four Hearts
1875
Rohloff J-7
Only sixteen examples examples on cover exist

Waterbury Circle of Five Hearts Enclosing a Star
1867
Rohloff J-10
Only eight examples on cover exist


Waterbury Circle of Hearts Enclosing Six-Pointed Rosette
1867
Rohloff J-11
Only five examples on cover exist

K - LETTERS OF THE ALHPABET

Waterbury 'A'
1866
Rohloff K-7
Only seven examples on cover exist


Waterbury 'G'
1866
Rohloff K-7
Only four examples on cover exist


Waterbury 'T'
1866
Rohloff K-13


Waterbury 'Thick W'
1866
Rohloff K-15

Waterbury 'Thin W'
1866
Rohloff K-15
Only five examples on cover exist

L - LEAVES

Waterbury Elm Leaf
1867
Rohloff L-1
Only twenty five examples on cover exist


Waterbury Three Sectioned Leaf
1867
Rohloff L-2
Only sixteen examples on cover exist

Waterbury Holly Sprig
1870
Rohloff L-4

Waterbury Leaf
1876
Rohloff L-5



Waterbury Maple Leaf
1869
Rohloff L-6
Only fifteen examples on cover exist

Waterbury Leaf
1876
Rohloff L-8

Waterbury Maple Leaf
1869
Rohloff L-9 and L10


Waterbury Leaf
1876
Rohloff L-27

Waterbury Leaf
1876
Rohloff L-31
Only sixteen examples on cover exist

M - TEXT


Waterbury 'Shoe Fly'
1867
Rohloff M-2
Only five examples on cover exist

O - OBJECTS

Waterbury Barrel
1867
Rohloff O-1
Only nine examples on cover exist


Waterbury Baseball Diamond
1867
Rohloff O-2
Created to celebrate the local baseballs teams victory over Naugatuck


Waterbury Masonic Square & Compass
1867
Rohloff O-4
Only three examples on cover exist


Waterbury Mortar & Pestle
1865
Rohloff O-7
Only three examples on cover exist


Waterbury Left-Handed Mug
1867
Rohloff O-8
Only five examples on cover exist

Waterbury Left-Handed Mug
1869
Rohloff O-9a


Waterbury Padlock
1869
Rohloff O-10


Waterbury Buttonless Gaiter Shoe
1870
Rohloff O-12

P - DIAMONDS

Waterbury 5 Diamond Rosette
1870
Rohloff P-2


Waterbury 7 Diamond Rosette
1866
Rohloff P-6

Waterbury 12 Diamond Rosette
1869
Rohloff P-30

Q - SHIELDS

Waterbury 5 bar Shield
1866
Rohloff Q-3

Waterbury 7 bar Shield
1866
Rohloff Q-3

Waterbury 6 bar Shield
1866
Rohloff Q-10


Waterbury 7 bar Shield with filled crown
1866
Rohloff Q-4

Waterbury 9 bar Shield with filled crown
1866
Rohloff Q-5

R - SKULLS


Waterbury Skull & Crossbones
1866
Rohloff R-1
Only eleven covers are known to exist

Waterbury Skull & Crossbones
1866
Rohloff R-3

Waterbury "AJ" Skull & Crossbones on Tombstone
1869
Rohloff R-5
The AJ stands for Andrew Jackson,
the cancel was created to celebrate the end of his term as president.
Only nine covers are known to exist

S - STARS


Waterbury Five point star
1865
Rohloff S-3
Only eleven covers are known to exist


Waterbury Six point star
1868
Rohloff S-3
Only three covers are known to exist


Waterbury Star within a star
1865
Rohloff S-6
Only nine covers are known to exist

Waterbury Crescent and star
1867
Rohloff S-10

Waterbury Running Chicken
Perhaps the most famous of the Waterbury Fancy Cancels
As it was produced for thanksgiving this is most likely a
turkey running for its life.
Five examples on cover are known to exist

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