Steam Powered Locomotives on Stamps

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  1. Makanudo

    Makanudo Moderator Moderator

    These are 2 stemps from a set of 9 from 1964

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  2. James-2489

    James-2489 Well-Known Member

    Hello all, this stamp commemorates the opening of the Metropolitan Railway in 1863

    Date of issue: 2013-01-09
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    The Metropolitan Railway was a passenger and goods railway that served London from 1863 to 1933, its main line heading north-west from the capital's financial heart in the “City” to what were to become the Middlesex suburbs. Its first line connected the main-line railway termini at Paddington, Euston and King’s Cross to the City. The first section was built beneath the New Road using the "Cut and Cover" method between Paddington and King's Cross and in tunnel and cuttings beside Farringdon Road from King's Cross to near Smithfield, near the City. It opened to the public on 10 January 1863 with gas-lit wooden carriages hauled by steam locomotives, the world's first passenger-carrying designated underground railway.

    The line was soon extended from both ends, and northwards via a branch from Baker Street. To Hammersmith in 1864, Richmond in 1877 and completed the Inner Circle in 1884, but the most important route was the line north into the Middlesex countryside, where it stimulated the development of new suburbs. Harrow was reached in 1880, and the line eventually extended to Verney Junction in Buckinghamshire, more than 50 miles (80 kilometres) from Baker Street and the centre of London.

    Regards, James.
     

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  3. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Raiway-thematic-stamps is an extremely popular field !
    Here a souvenir sheet from Japan,commemorating the 75th
    anniversary of the first railway in Japan:
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    issued on Oct.14th,Showa 22 (1947)
    The stamp does not exist other than on the souvenir sheet.
     
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  4. DonSellos

    DonSellos Moderator Moderator

    Here's a U.S. steam locomotive stamp commemorating the completion of the Union Pacific RR in 1869.

    Don

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  5. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Germany,issued July 10th,1935
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    Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the first railway-line
    in Germany (Bavaria) from Nürnberg (Nuremberg) to Fürth.
    The 6 Rpf. shows the Adler,the first commercially used locomotive worldwide.It was produced in Newcastle,England and was
    imported from there.
    The 25 Rpf. shows a Diesel-Train.But I wanted to show the
    whole set.Is one of my favourite sets from pre-war Germany.
     
  6. Makanudo

    Makanudo Moderator Moderator

    It is one powerfull looking set.
     
  7. DonSellos

    DonSellos Moderator Moderator

    Below is a pane depicting very early U.S. steam locomotives, issued in booklet format in 1987.

    Don

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  8. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Some early US:
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    issued April 1st,1869
    A poor badly thinned copy,but I have this one only.
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    Cut Square,US-Centennieal,issued 1876
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    Pan American Exhibition,(out of set of 6),issued May 1st,1901 E7.jpg
    Parcel Post (out of a set of 12).issued Nov.27th,1912
     
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  9. Makanudo

    Makanudo Moderator Moderator

    The green stamp is great. Havent seen it before.
     
  10. DonSellos

    DonSellos Moderator Moderator

    Makanudo:

    It is not a stamp. It's called a "cut square," an imprint, cut from a 3c envelope (postal stationery), Sc. U219. There are two varieties of this item. One, which is illustrated, has a solid line under the word "postage," while the second variety has a double line under "postage." Both varieties of the envelopes were printed with the images in red and green making four varieties total. Many consider this item commemorative as it was issued during the United States' centennial, (note the 1776 1876 dates). Cut square collecting was once popular, not so much anymore. Although, one occasionally sees a cut square collection offered for sale.

    Don
     
  11. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Cut Squares can be integrated into a stamp collection much
    more easily,than complete envelopes and other stationery.
    I do not collect them intensively,but take them,if they come
    along.
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    The red one from 1876 The "reissue" from 1976
    Note the rather poor print-quality of the 1976 issue.
     
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  12. Makanudo

    Makanudo Moderator Moderator

    Thanks Don,

    I thought it was imperforate stamp. Never seen it before, so I coudnt reckognise it from the postcard.
     
  13. DonSellos

    DonSellos Moderator Moderator

    That's a good point, Werner. Although, I have never done it. I'm not really a fan of cut squares.

    Don
     
  14. James-2489

    James-2489 Well-Known Member

    Hello all, another set from Germany, Berlin. Semi postals.

    Date of issue: 1975-04-15
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    Regards, James.
     
  15. James-2489

    James-2489 Well-Known Member

    Hello all, from the scan, it appears that the 1876 issue was an embossed stamp whereas the 1976 reprint was a rather plain and poor copy. They still used the "unnatural splayed legs" running horse.

    Regards, James.
     
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  16. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Japan:
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    issued Nov.26th,1974
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    Feb.25th,1975 N3.jpg
    April 3rd,1975 N4.jpg
    May 15th,1975 N5.jpg
    June 10th,1975
     
  17. Makanudo

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  18. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Japan: E1.jpg 70th Anniversary of the Japanese Railways,issued Oct.14th,1942
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    Locomotive-Construction
    Defintive,issued Sept.26th,1949
    reissued unwatermarked in March 1952
    E3.jpg Railway´s 100th Anniv.,issued Oct 14th,1972
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    New Railway-Service (?),issued April 1st,1987 (set of 2)
     
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  19. Dread

    Dread Member

    An article about Croatian stamp Tramway.

    This article is from Tip travel magazine (English edition). On every issue of magazine, there is an article about some Croatian stamp.

    I don't know where to put this article, I hope it is not in wrong theme.
     

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  20. James-2489

    James-2489 Well-Known Member

    Not quite a steam engine but it is still a historical locomotive, I vote that this one should get through.
    I can just remember the tramways in London, I think that they were removed when I was about four years old.

    Regards, James.
     
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