Steam Powered Locomotives on Stamps

Discussion in 'Stamp Chat' started by Makanudo, Nov 20, 2016.

  1. DonSellos

    DonSellos Moderator Moderator

    I have always found the DDR definitives difficult and have avoided them. Looking forward to your explanations.

    Don
     
  2. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Sounds like a good idea: a thread about the definitives of the DDR.
    Unfortunately I am not complete,missing two stamps and a number
    of the reprints,what were produced for export,with printed cancels only.
     
  3. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Lok DDR 804.jpg
    The 25 Pfg.-value shows on the right the "Adler" (eagle),the first
    locomotive in Germany.
    Set issued Dec.5th,1960.
     
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  4. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Lok DDR 1399.jpg
    Model Railways,issued Aug.29th,1968.
     
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  5. RICHARD Babcock

    RICHARD Babcock Active Member

    steam.jpg Slow train type, Just 14 days after stamp was first released.
     
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  6. RICHARD Babcock

    RICHARD Babcock Active Member

    steam1.jpg I wanted to show some cancels, Note this interesting clock type in blue special delivery, Fast train type
     
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  7. RICHARD Babcock

    RICHARD Babcock Active Member

    steam2.jpg Don, what type cancel is this?
     
  8. RICHARD Babcock

    RICHARD Babcock Active Member

    steam3.jpg I applagise for the two stamps that are not steam powered trains.
     
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  9. Molokai

    Molokai Moderator Moderator

    Do you have all the frame numbers? I started to collect all the frame/vignette combos for C11 but threw in the towel fairly quickly.:nailbiting:
     
  10. RICHARD Babcock

    RICHARD Babcock Active Member

    No i have just started. My plan was to collected all the shifts positions used not used and on cover. Make an actual position number to help track how scarce the position actuality is. It will be a long process. I even thought about collecting a shifted cover from every state.
     
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  11. Molokai

    Molokai Moderator Moderator

    Sounds like a great project <Richard>. Keep us posted!

    (I am going to search mine for dramatic shifts, post if anything good.)
     
  12. DonSellos

    DonSellos Moderator Moderator

    Richard:

    That first cover has a very nice Buffalo Pan American Exposition cancel from a Barry rectilinear machine.

    The clock-like cancel was used to record date and time of arrival, usually in business offices. It is not a postal device or cancel.

    The cancel you ask about from Sydney, Ohio, is a Doremus Type C cancel.

    Richard, I'm not a cancel expert. I, however, do find early cancels interesting and try to identify them for my cover write-ups. I use this and similar sites for identification:

    http://swansongrp.com/machtest/machine2.html#columbia

    Don
     
  13. Gunny

    Gunny Retired Jarhead Moderator

    Here's my three train stamps. A couple of these were posted several years ago. 020 Brooklyn NY Aug 1870 Scott 114.jpg 0295 Fast Express PSE XF Sup 95 2C.jpg Q05 Mail Train 5C.jpg
     
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  14. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Lok DDR 2254.jpg
    Left stamp shows the oldest existing original steam locomotive of the
    GDR,built in 1861.
    stamp issued Sept.13th,1977;from a set of 5;
     
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