Bullseye cancels

Discussion in 'Stamp Chat' started by DonSellos, May 30, 2018.

  1. DonSellos

    DonSellos Moderator Moderator

    Yes, and they are even more interesting when from exotic places like French Equatorial Africa! :cigar::cigar:

    Don
     
  2. DonSellos

    DonSellos Moderator Moderator

    Werner:

    Interesting story about the Beethoven/Composers souvenir sheet. Items that were obtained only with persistence, extra effort, and "sacrificial" monetary expenditure always have a special place in one's collection. I would bet we all have one or two items like that in our collections.

    I would call the two canceled sheets you have "favor cancels" as opposed to canceled-to-order. Yes, they were canceled at your order, but, to me, the philatelic term CTO refers to stamps canceled at the order of a postal authority. A matter of semantics, I believe. 4.7 million sheets are a lot. I'm surprised that they carry any premium today

    Don
     
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  3. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    In the 60s and 70s it was said,that in money terms the west-german stamp market (this includes Austria and Switzerland) was no. 1 worldwide.
    Don´t know how it is today.Possibly China is in the no. 1-position ?
    Also earliar in 1959 the following stamps were issued:
    05.jpg "INTERPOSTA" international stamp exihibition in Hamburg
    The original issue (left stamps) of 3.050.000 from May 22nd was sold out immediately.
    The stamps were reprinted in slightly changed colours and issued Aug.22nd.
    5.8 millions were printed.
    Those were the hay-days of stamp-collecting in West-Germany.
    Somewhere in the 70s the market crashed and never got back to its former
    hights.
    Having said that,I think on average modern german stamps of the last seventy
    years fared better than those of the US.
    Today the "Beethoven-Block" is offered by trade for between € 5.- to 10.- mint
    and € 20.- to 25.- in cancelled condition.So the premium above face is
    800 - 1600 % mint and 3200 - 4000 % for cancelled.
     
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  4. RuStamps

    RuStamps Member

    ALL stamps in 70's and 80's were grossly overpriced and in most cases never recovered especialy US
    Plus CVs are just what some stamp catalog tells they are worth for dealers
    What you should pay is all new ballgame
    Dealers and sellers pay very little attention to quality and basically lump all stamps according to catalog values
    China is biggest new market as most $$rich collectors are what they think themselves as investors not collectors
    Most new forgeries are in China market to feed the need to make investment
    Most collectors there have case of more money than brains
     
  5. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Bulls Eye Fiji.jpg
    Don might call this a "favour cancel".Somehow that is correct,but I did that
    favour to myself.I asked the clerks in Suva p.o. to let me have the cancel and
    an ink-pad and then did "my job" without haste.
     
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  6. DonSellos

    DonSellos Moderator Moderator

    Very nice cancel Werner! Yes, it is a favor cancel, but only because you have confessed to doing it yourself. If you had not told us, who would know?:joyful:

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  7. DonSellos

    DonSellos Moderator Moderator

    A well-centered, but messy bullseye from Kwamouth, Belgian Congo. The canceler was a little over inked making the date uncertain. To me, it looks like it was canceled on July 24, 1942. I wouldn't argue, however, if some said it was something else. Kwamouth is appropriately named in that it is located at the mouth of the Kwah River as it flows into the Congo River. The stamp is Belgian Congo Sc., 180, the 2.50 francs of an eleven-value definitive set depicting the King Albert Memorial in Leopoldville.

    Don

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  8. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Bulls Eye Madagaskar.jpg
    Madagascar,issued 1903
     
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  9. DonSellos

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    A bullseye from Turkeve, Hungary on the 1 pengo from the 1932 Patroness of Hungary set, Sc. 462.

    Don

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  10. DonSellos

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    The set of Franklin D. Roosevelt stamps commemorating his life, Sc. 930-933, issued 1945-1946. I don't remember where I found this set, probably in an APS sales circuit. Obviously philatelic favor cancels, but I found them attractive at the time.

    Don

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  11. DonSellos

    DonSellos Moderator Moderator

    I found this in an APS sales book, a Germany, Sc. 522 canceled in Wieselburg an der Erlauf, Austria.

    Don

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  12. pink.jpg 1863 The Bronx Pink, some call this stamp.
     
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  13. DonSellos

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    A bullseye on Bermuda, Sc. 178, 4 pence, issued 1962-65.

    Don

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  14. anglobob

    anglobob Moderator Moderator

    Don....nice cancel.I just recently added this set to my wants list.
     
  15. DonSellos

    DonSellos Moderator Moderator

    Bob:

    An attractive set. I've been working on completing it for a couple of years and still lack three of the high values Sc. 187-188 and 191.

    Don
     
  16. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Bulls Eye Fr.Äqut. 287.jpg
    Bangui,now Central African Republic
     
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  17. DonSellos

    DonSellos Moderator Moderator

    A bullseye from Greding on Sc. B823, 1997. Scott identifies the image as a "scoop windmill" of the type found in the Schleswig-Holstein area. Greding is a small town in southeastern Germany, southeast of Nuremberg.

    Don

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  18. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Bulls Eye Gabun P38.jpg
    Gabon,postage dues,issued Dec.10th,1962
     
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  19. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Bulls Eye Fr.Ozeanien 241.jpg
    Papete,Tahiti
    stamp issued Sept.26th,1955
     
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  20. DonSellos

    DonSellos Moderator Moderator

    A bullseye from Lisbon, Portugal, August 9, 1892, on 5 centimos, Sc. 79, Provisorio overprint on Sc. 58.

    Don

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