As far as I can ascertain, Liverpool had three Roller cancellations only the first of which is shown in the Kirkwood Proof Books.

Type 1

Proof entry circa July 1856

wp9da82940_0fProof entry circa December 1856

wp68d23618_0fCharacteristics: A continuous series of marks similar to the English 1844 postmark for Liverpool

Proofed: circa July 1856 and again circa December 1856

EKD: 16th May 1857 (only one dated copy has been reported)

LKD: 16th May 1857

Scarcity Rating: H (very few recorded)

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Type 2

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Characteristics: The above image amply shows these. It has been suggested elsewhere that this cancel was used for telegraphic purposes. I have not seen any documentary evidence to substantiate this but firstly all examples that I have seen have been on higher value stamps (see Picture Gallery) and secondly I do not believe any dated examples have been seen.

Proofed: Not found in any of the Proof Books

EKD: ???

LKD: ???

Scarcity Rating: H* (Recorded on Stamp Only)

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Type 3

wp320473e0Characteristics: Vertical Roller cancellation with both ‘L’ and ‘466’ for Liverpool. I do not believe any dated examples have been recorded

Proofed: Not found in any of the Proof Books

EKD: ???

LKD: ???

Scarcity Rating: H* (Recorded on Stamp Only)

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