Variant h and j Examples

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Variant h

Variant h indicates that the cancel design is in heavier (thicker) lines than normal

 

The following cancel is classified as Type 5hks
Cachalot type5 example.jpg

 

The following cancel is classified as Type 5s
Mindanao type5s example.jpg
The above example is provided to show a Type 5 cancel with normal line thickness in comparison to the h variant.

 

Variant j

Variant j indicates that the cancel design is in lighter (thinner) lines than normal.

 

The following cancel is classified as Type 6j
Richmond type6j example.jpg

 

The following cancel is classified as Type 5s
Memphis type6 example.jpg
The above example is provided to show a Type 6 cancel with normal line thickness in comparison to the j variant. Granted, the USS Richmond cancel is light and partially obscured, but is seems like the difference between the two is very subtle.

 


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