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Posted 11/30/2013   6:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add I Brake For Stamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Still at the beginning of the Third Bureau Issues. I'm complete on the 1908-1910 Issues now up to this point. Now it gets harder.

US Scott No. 338


US Scott No. 339



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Posted 12/01/2013   11:22 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add danstamps54 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is evidence that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I've been looking for this, let us be charitable and say "plain-looking," stamp for over two years. It is a D/A Mi 31.
It marks a collecting landmark for me. I now have a complete mint set (at least one -- not all the variations) of all the major Michel numbers for Soviet Occupied Germany, Mi 1 - 3365 and The Official series D/A Mi 1-41.
Why was this stamp so difficult to find? Although Scott references it in its catalog, it wasn't assigned a major number. It is a Scott O39, a redrawn 1954 - 56 issue on granite paper, with one difference. The watermark is 297 instead of the common 313.
With so few people actively collecting this area, I sometimes wonder how many of these are sitting in a WW collection unidentified.
Get your watermark trays out!
Dan





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Posted 12/05/2013   11:27 am  Show Profile Check stallzer's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add stallzer to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hard to pass on one like this. Broken Hat variety with boardwalk margins, nice light cancel and $3 well spent :)


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Posted 12/05/2013   11:41 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sdtom to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice buy. The cancel wasn't even evident on first examination.
Tom
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Posted 12/05/2013   11:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampcrow to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Stallzer, nice one. Great centering. That has a nice look to it.
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Posted 12/06/2013   8:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add I Brake For Stamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice Margins! That isn't a tear in the lower left, is it?


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Posted 12/15/2013   3:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PatricioJ to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice auction score- had to share it here!

















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Posted 12/15/2013   7:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampcrow to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Stampcrow'd some more poorly centered mint hinged stamps. Very cheap, and I didn't have either one. shrug...I like em. Especially have wanted a #288.



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Posted 12/15/2013   8:00 pm  Show Profile Check jamesw's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add jamesw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Purchased a few things recently, at an estate auction and at a newly discovered stamp shop not too far from work.
Here's an interesting item. A 1918 Mozambique War Tax stamp.
There are two issues of this set. The first in 1916 was rouletted, while this later version is perforated.


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Posted 12/15/2013   9:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DJCMHOH to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The lovely 1932 Newfoundland Dog Postage Due set from St Pierre & Miquelon.

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Posted 12/15/2013   11:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add teals1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A recent purchase of mine out of a number for my exhibition entry.
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Posted 12/17/2013   11:50 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add moldman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Found these Papua, Lakatoi for $10. The OS 1d has FAT [d] FLAW at right value.






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Posted 12/17/2013   11:54 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add moldman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That should be d not 1d. Sorry.
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Posted 12/17/2013   2:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add I_Love_Stamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
My newest stamp is this #30A (I have a suspicion that it may be a #30)-time will tell though?

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Posted 12/17/2013   11:37 pm  Show Profile Check jamesw's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add jamesw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Wow, Jeff. That is one beautiful stamp! Beautifully centred and a nice blue cancel. Except for a couple of nipped perfs, I'd say it is nearly perfect.
The fact that it was cancelled on my birthday (98 years previously of course) only adds to its appeal!
Congratulations! big time.
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