Discussion in 'Contests' started by Werner Salentin, Sep 23, 2016.
issued Oct.15th,1940; part I of 2;
On the 2d stamp, there is the description "H.M. Armed Vessel Bounty." I have not seen a ship designated that way before. What does it mean? An armed ship, but not a naval ship?
Don....HMS Bounty was not a regular British Navy ship...it was purchased for a botanical mission to the Pacific Islands and was originally a merchant ship.
issued Oct.15th,1940,4 P. & 8 P. issued Sept.1st,1951; part II of 2;
Ascension,issued July 2nd,1934; (part I of 2)
(part II of 2)
My absolute favourite of my British Colonials:
definitives,issued Nov.14th,1932; (part I of 4)
#300 B Booklet pane used,Rare only six used exist.
Autographed by John Bradley, Miss identified as one of the members of hoisting the flag in this picture on Iwo Jima, He was there watching them hoist it. They were all heroes!!
Apples and oranges! Rare
# 300b position E guide line pair used Rare only a few pairs exist on cover This one being the only registered pair. My favorite design on any U.S. stamps.
Richard....I know absolutely nothing about US stamps and their values.Why are these particular 1c stamps so rare ? Was it a limited printing or are these stamps which were not officially issued ?
definitives,issued Nov.14th,1932; (part II of 4)
definitives,issued Nov.14th,1932; (part III of 4)
(part IV of 4)
Back in Germany and back to active stamp-collecting,i.e.buying.
This one,in my eyes a beauty,has a little blemish: it is a well documented
fake.It is a faked double-print of the 1929 2 Rs. Ceylon definitive.
Unfortunately the scan does not show the slight colour-difference of
the (original) stamp and the faked second image.
When I saw it offered,I could not resist.
Good to see you back-in-the-saddle <WERNER>! I haven't seen much of Germany save Munich and Stuttgart.
The position when they were printed.They have the guide line on them . For when they cut the sheet of 180 into booklet panes. Note the position E in this Scott catalog.Finding them are difficult but more so used on cover.
Another set,I could not resist to buy:
Osman Empire (Turkey),1914/1915
Scenery of Istanbul.
Istanbul is not only one of the oldest and is the biggest city of Europe
(parts of her are situated in Asia),but also one of the most beautiful.
My first independent (without parents) journey brought me there.
This was in 1966...
part I of 3
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