While checking Trevors blog I found an interesting article about combined overprints. As a rule of thumb, combined overprints are more rare as the “simple” ones. Exceptions are special types like the small boxed overprints on low kopeck values. Besides this, I have to agree, that sometimes the final result of two or three times applying an surcharge produces more or less messy results. Still there are interesting things one can find. Sometimes when applying a second surcharge – e.g. ruble type – the clerk took extra care to prevent parts of the cancel to print – leaving only the value digits.
Of course I had to check my collecting regarding the example shown. And lo and behold I found one too:
As you can see, it is another sibling of the off center printed kind. Funny.