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Posted 06/24/2014   09:52 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add LarryBruce to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I don't collect it but when I buy boxes of stamp material some comes with it and here is some of it.


























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Posted 06/24/2014   11:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PoStat4evR to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
LarryBruce: If you don't collect it, I would be happy to take the foreign material off your hands!
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Posted 06/24/2014   5:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add LarryBruce to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
where were you when I listed it on eBay lol. I am not attached to it, what is it and what is it worth.
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Posted 06/25/2014   03:01 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tonymacg to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This Anna postal stationery cover from Indore (Deschl E1)



was the only envelope issued by Indore; it's quite common, as these things go.

However, it has a nice strike of the Indore State post office at Ujjain, an important and very holy city in the neighbouring State of Gwalior. This was a unique arrangement between the Indore and Gwalior States, which allowed an Indore post office to operate on Gwalior soil. There was nothing identical anywhere else in India.

Another little point of interest about the cover is the address. It begins (enclosed by two sets of parallel lines) with the famous curse of 74 on anyone delaying or interfering with the letter. Frits Staal explained the curse this way:
"Envelopes even more than single stamps are often marked with scribbles, lines, dots, or other symbols that are supposed to prevent them from being taken away or opened by unauthorized outsiders. A similar practice adopted by Hindus in Jammu and Kashmir, Indore, Jaipur, and so on is to write: //74// at the beginning of the address to insure safe delivery of the letter. ... Professor Bruce Pray has drawn my attention to a story translated from the Hindi in Linguistic Survey of India, vol. VI, pp48-49 about the miraculous powers of song. The singer Tan-sen sang with such force that all the lamps at the court of Emperor Akbar lit themselves, and Tan-sen himself burst into flames and fell down dead. Earlier, he had warned that if such a thing would happen, he could be brought to life only by Queen Kamla of Chittaur. The Emperor therefore attacked Chittaur and a terrible battle ensued. Seventy-four and a half maunds (one maund being equal to approximately 80 lbs.) of sacred threads were collected from the corpses of the slain. Queen Kamla was taken prisoner, and when ordered to sing, she sang with such force that her soul burst its way through her skull and went to heaven, leaving the audience with their mouths open in astonishment. The number 74 is still written on letters as the strongest of seals, for "the sin of the slaughter of Chittaur" is thereby incurred by all who violate the letter."
Frits Staal, The Stamps of Jammu & Kashmir, pp124-125
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Posted 06/25/2014   06:39 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mark14 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi..
Really nice collection. If do you like to sell all these antique stamps then please contact Tony Lester auction Ltd in the UK. they are provide flexible valuation and advices for your rare stamps.

http://www.tonylester.co.uk/


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Posted 07/01/2014   7:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PoStat4evR to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is a new one for me. It says MASHONALAND so spent days looking for it in H&G. Seems is was hidden in Rhodesia. Oh well, that is a new one for me as well. Win-win...




Issued in 1893 when area was under the Bristsh South Africa Company watch. Neat card.

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Posted 07/09/2014   5:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Q/ What is behind the propaganda design rocket in the indicia? An intergalactic metallic jellyfish?

Q/ Anybody care to guess what folk tale is represented in the artwork? Or what the chicks are doing?

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey



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Posted 07/10/2014   7:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Another one for World Postal Stationery, this time from Japan.

Pretty sure that this is one of their lottery postal cards.

I chose to redact the names from the English text.

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey



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Posted 07/21/2014   3:53 pm  Show Profile Check Battlestamps's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Battlestamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Does anyone recognize this coat of arms? I don't think this is an item of postal stationery as it's just a coat of arms on the front of an envelope, but I want to make sure before I dismiss it. No country name - no face value, etc.

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Posted 07/21/2014   5:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PoStat4evR to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Massachusetts state coat of arms or very close.
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Posted 07/21/2014   5:33 pm  Show Profile Check Battlestamps's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Battlestamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you! It's the state seal - I've found other matches now that I have something to go by. Now I have to determine the age of the envelope. Might be some sort of state envelope stationery.
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Posted 07/25/2014   8:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add agondocz to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi,

A 1965 predecimal Australian aerogramme with an added 1c QEII stamp to pay the 9c rate in 1966.




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AndrewG
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Posted 07/26/2014   10:55 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PoStat4evR to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Andrew: Thanks for sharing the aerogramme. I like aerogrammes. They seem to have fallen out of favor amoung collectors, which is GOOD for those of us that still collect them. To bad no one does a world wide catalog of these anymore. Getting hard to find even the country versions printed locally in each country. Oh well, so much for progress...
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Posted 07/26/2014   11:06 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PoStat4evR to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here are a couple of Falkland Island Aerogrammes.
1st is a an item issued on on "Liberation Day" in 1983
and the 2nd item came out in 1984.






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Posted 08/01/2014   11:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add agondocz to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi,

A different aerogramme from Australia:



The 1c QE II stamp is used to uprate the 9c aerogramme.

Note also the use of a mute cancel.

Best wishes,
AndrewG
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