Discussion in 'Contests' started by Werner Salentin, Sep 23, 2016.
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The top-values of 100 and 200 Piasters were revalued in 1915.
I was glad to find the set with the two revalued stamps,because the
original 200 Piasters would be out of my reach,moneywise.
Like the Cape-Triangles and the early issues of Mauritius,the 200 Pi.
was one of the "dream-stamps" of my early collectors life.
That is a nice set Werner.
Gilbert & Ellice Islands are today independent as Kiribati and as Tuvalu.
Definitives issued Jan.14th,1939.
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issued March 1st,1936 (part I of 2)
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During our time in Paraguay I had to end all stamp-exchange and
buying activities,due to the rampant mail-theft in that country.
After having ourselves (re)established in Germany,I was going to
look for the german stamps,issued in the meanwhile.Looking
for a collection was not successful,because what was on offer
had two types of cancellations only: First-Day Cancels and
c.t.o.-cancellations by the Philatelique Sales Agency in Weiden.
I do not mind such cancels,but nothing else but these...
Thats to many of the same !
By the way in the years missing,roughly 2005 - today,more than
1000 stamps were issued in Germany.
What remembers very much of the "other german state" the
DDR (GDR),what was a prolific stamp producer as well.
I always did like DDR stamps,not all of them of course.When looking
around for the 2005-today GFR stamps,I came across an offer for a
near-complete DDR collection.Apart from the service-stamps just
missing three stamps,I would not like to buy in a collection anyway,
because they near always bear a forged cancellation.
I could not resist and bought it.
I received two Schaubeck-Binders.Schaubeck was the Album maker
of the DDR.It still exists,now re-privatized.
I will leave the collection intact,as it is.It is a kind of materialized
history lesson of our nation.
Here a set,celebrating the "German-Chinese friendship":
issued June 27th,1951
Nice margins on that stamp, Richard.
On a first look one might think it is from the 1992 re-issue,
with such big margins.
But different perforation and the 1892... a real nice one !
received recently: 300th anniversary of the Swedish Post,
issued Feb.20th,1936 (part I of 2)
5 Öre: Count Axel Oxenstierna,founder of the post
10 Öre: post-messenger around 1650
15 Öre: post-rider around 1650
20 Öre: post-yacht "Hiorten" on the Ystad (Wallander !!) -Stralsund-Line
25 Öre: paddle-steamer "Constitutionen" (Ystad - Pomerania-Line,
30 Öre: post-stage-coach,ca.1850
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35 Öre: small national coat of arms,as on the first stamp-issues 1855
40 Öre: mail-train,around 1930
45 Öre: Adolf Wilhelm Roos (1824-1895),general-post-master
50 Öre: post-bus with trailer
60 Öre: MS Gripsholm,Swedish-America-Line
1 Krona: Ju 52 post-air-plane
A very attractive set of bird stamps from Ascension,issued in 1976.
During the last few weeks I have put my "holdings" of Fauna/Flora stamps
into "collections".I had bought ten sixty-pages stockbooks,what are now filled to about 90%.With a estimated 25 stamps per page,the total amounts to around 13.000 stamps.In addition there are the souvenir sheets and sheetlets,less than I had thought,around 3-400.
Not included are the stamps of the about twenty countries,I collect
Now I can become more familiar with my Fauna/Flora thematics.
Here a stamp from a definitve set,issued Jan.2nd,1975:
I like that stamp,because it reminds me of a TV-programm,where they
showed a hotel-camp,somewhere in East-Africa,what is regularly crossed
through by a group of elephants.Hotel-guests and the animals respect
each other and there were never ever any problems.
I see lots of good stuff here! I am still learning and searching through totes and boxes. I often wonder if I will ever get them all organized. HAHAHA...... Anyway, here are a couple I have found so far that I really like...... 834 and 205.
Here is another one that I like. Out of all of the 65's I have found so far, this one stands out the most. From what I am seeing, it seems to be a unique color. Anyone have any input about it? I added a second pic of it with other 65's to show the contrast in color.
Hi Baker J,
I believe that interesting shade you have scanned is either the brown red or the pale brown red variety. I actually haven't seen enough of either to be definitive one way or another. If I had to guess I would choose the former. Good show!
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