Latest Acquisition

Discussion in 'Stamp Chat' started by Gunny, Sep 24, 2020.

  1. Gunny

    Gunny Retired Jarhead Moderator

    Let's start a thread for people to share their latest acquisition. Doesn't have to be a stamp; can be a book, stamp supplies or postal history. Also, I put this in the "Stamp Chat" forum so as not to limit this to U.S. only or World Wide only.
     
  2. Gunny

    Gunny Retired Jarhead Moderator

    I'll start things off with what arrived in the mail today. Here is a U.S. Scott #77 and a Scott #155. Both certified by the Philatelic Foundation as being "Genuine". I saw the Scott #77 advertised in the latest edition of the APS's Philatelist. Just had to have it. Of note, the 15 cent Scott #77 was issued in 1866, however, there was no need for a 15c stamp at the time. This stamp was thought to have been issued as a commemoration stamp for President Lincoln who was assassinated the previous year. Also, with the Scott #77, this is one of the worst early stamps there is when it comes to centering. This one is about as good as you're going to get.

    0077 Lincoln 15C PF Genuine.jpg 0155 Commodore Perry 90C PF Genuine.jpg
     
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  3. Just arrived in the mail Scott 231 4600 of them for my research. Im like a kid on Christmas morning lol , ill break them up the broken hat types broken frame lines ,broken plates, Different plate types bhr1.jpg date cancels fancy cancels, All so had Scott 230 and and a 237 mixed in cross your fingers there is a Scott 245 in one of these packets.
     
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  4. Terry Wicks

    Terry Wicks New Member

    Just got this cancel and thought it was different. I have thought about starting a military cancel collection. I would just like to take a moment to thank all the veterans out there for their service and for the sacrifices they made while doing so. It is greatly appreciated.
     

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  5. Gunny

    Gunny Retired Jarhead Moderator

    I like it and it's not a bad idea. I've got a couple of sets going with date cancels on the stamp. If you're going to go for a military cancel collection, there are probably a lot of first day covers out there that have a military themed stamps that might have been canceled on various military bases. I say go for it.
     
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  6. DonSellos

    DonSellos Moderator Moderator

    Hi Terry:

    That would make an interesting sideline collection. You might want to get a copy of Moe Luff's United States Postal Slogan Cancel Catalog. Several editions to choose from. The 1975 revised edition has a helpful checklist of topical cancels which includes Armed Forces.

    I don't collect slogan cancels, but I do find them interesting and they occasionally are on covers that I purchase for other attributes . While not a slogan cancel, the first cover below which I collected for the cartoon cachet, for instance, has a military station cancel in the killer bars. I spent fourteen weeks at Marine Corps Base San Diego (now Marine Corps Recruit Depot) as a seventeen year-old recruit in 1956 so it has some association value too.

    The second cover is a similar case. It has a Crosby cachet with a small photo of Douglas TBD-1 Devastators in flight. I purchased the cover for my Aircraft on Covers collection and it came with another clear military postal branch cancel on a free frank.

    Lots of opportunities to find interesting military-related cancels. Good luck finding some.

    Don

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  7. BettyBoop

    BettyBoop Member

    Hi all, I discovered that I have, amongst other stuff, quite a few US Presidents stamps, so I have decided to put them together as a group. This one arrived last week in another lot, and I wondered if you could help me identify it please.
    I think it's a 1917 Franklin - is it helpful to have the state cancel ?, and sadly it has a tear.
    thanks IMG_0001.jpg
     
  8. Gunny

    Gunny Retired Jarhead Moderator

    It looks to be either a U.S. Scott #424 from 1914 https://www.theswedishtiger.com/424-scotts.html

    or

    It could be a U.S. Scott #536 from 1919 https://www.theswedishtiger.com/536-scotts.html

    It all depends on the perforations used on your stamp.

    Here is a good website to check out U.S. stamps.... https://www.theswedishtiger.com/us-stamp-values.html
     
  9. BettyBoop

    BettyBoop Member

    that's great, thanks heaps
     
  10. Id say a 462 if it perf ten, An experimental precancel would fit that type, In verted precancel makes it interesting.
     
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  11. Terry Wicks

    Terry Wicks New Member

    Just got this in. I bought the whole lot just to get this one. Looks to be a Birthday cancel. IMG_20201013_0001_NEW.jpg
     
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  12. Gunny

    Gunny Retired Jarhead Moderator

  13. Terry Wicks

    Terry Wicks New Member

    Thanks Gunny I will do that. My guess is the 38 is collected for some charity maybe?
     
  14. DonSellos

    DonSellos Moderator Moderator

    Terry is correct. The stamp is a semi-postal issue, Germany Sc. B203, issued to commemorate Hitler's 53rd birthday. Nice card, Terry.

    Don
     
  15. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Same type of cancels exists for a number of cities.Among these also
    Braunau am Inn,Hitler´s birthplace.
    Problem with such cancels is,that there are many faked ones.
    Quite easy to understand,as mint,hinged stamps cost only a fraction
    of cancelled stamps.
    There are plenty offers for this stamp in mint,never hinged or cancelled
    condition.But very few for mint,hinged ones.
    The gum of this stamps exists with two directions of "Riffelungen".
    I don´t know how the german "Riffelung" has to be translated
    as a philatelic term: maybe fluting or riffle or striation or
    corrugation or,or ?
    The "Riffelung" on this stamp can be either horizontal or vertical.
    The vertical one is about double as expensive as the horizontal one
    in mint,three times in used condition.The "Riffelung" is still visible on
    stamps without gum.
    The "Riffelung" is applied by spiked rollers to break the gum.It is
    done,to prevent the rolling of stamps or sheets,so that they stay flat.
     
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  16. Terry Wicks

    Terry Wicks New Member

     
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  17. Terry Wicks

    Terry Wicks New Member

    Thank you for the information. I will have to look more closely at these in the future. I bought it to go with this one. IMG_20201014_0001_NEW.jpg
     
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  18. DonSellos

    DonSellos Moderator Moderator

    Another nicely placed cancel. Also looks like a commemorative birthday cancel.

    Don
     
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  19. BettyBoop

    BettyBoop Member

    Did you know ?
    To undermine German confidence in the Nazi Government during WWll, and to encourage belief that Heinrich Himmler was preparing secretly to assume power immediately Hitler was overthrown, the Allies forged a German stamp bearing Himmler’s portrait in place of Hitler’s.

    Exactly how the stamp was used has never been explained, and the full story is now hidden under the Official Secrets Act.

    Some examples of the stamp are known, affixed to cards and letters alongside genuine Hitler ones, but all are cancelled with forged postmarks, and have fictitious addresses and messages.

    The Himmler stamp forged in 1943, possibly in London, duplicated the frame and inscription of the 1941-42 6 pfennig violet issue which was in circulation until the end of the war.

    Two versions are known, Himmler A and Himmler B, lines and shading different on both, A being the better.

    Both versions were printed in sheets of 20, with plain margins, and the perforations are as on the genuine stamp, gauged 14.

    A mint specimen of Himmler A is worth double that of Himmler B, and used copies—especially on covers—are worth considerably more.
     

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  20. Terry Wicks

    Terry Wicks New Member

    I did not know any of that. Thanks for sharing - very interesting. I seem to remember a forged Hitler stamp that had the outline of a skull in the portrait. Anyone else seen or heard of this?
     
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