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Pillar Of The Community
United Kingdom
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Posted 06/17/2010   02:39 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add StampStudy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Londonbus , have you lost it ? try looking under your stock books !

Its a great looking stamp, is there just the one or more to the set ?
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United States
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Posted 06/17/2010   2:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cjd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
...and have we figured out exactly what it is? I've tried to search for it many times since you last posted it, but I have no idea if my search terms are even close. When you keep getting "zero results", and yet you would expect to get "zero results" most of the time, anyway, it doesn't exactly instill confidence...

If you don't want to tell just yet, I'd understand...
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Israel
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Posted 06/17/2010   2:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Londonbus1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
Londonbus , have you lost it ?


Stampstudy, I lost it a long time ago...oh you are talking about the Stamp-sorry.
No, never had a copy, have been trying and searching for months or years even. Lost it twice on eBay and have not seen it for a while.
Never seen it anywhere else, cannot find any info on it and Cjd is also after one so have him to contend with as well.
Life just stinks doesn't it?
Except today I received the most amazing, possibly unique, cover.
More on that later.

I'll see if I can fish out some more swanky airmails.

Londonbus1.....I think it's an essay.
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USA
1744 Posts
Posted 06/17/2010   5:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gussyboy1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Definately, the Ireland angels are my favorite!


(cannot remember where this scan is from--I have one of these but scanner is wacko)
Gussyboy1
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Nobody gets in to see the Wizard. Not nobody. Not No How!"
Bedrock Of The Community
Australia
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Posted 06/20/2010   11:03 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Pegasus with upright constellation :

In mythology we have "Pegasus," the winged horse as depicted on some series of
Uruguay, and the 1930 issue of Italy (50c.). In the Uruguayan issue an astronomical
contribution is represented, for in the upper left and lower right corners of the stamps can
be found the constellation of Pegasus, which is unique in that it is inverted when seen
from the northern hemisphere and upright when seen from the southern. It is shown
upright, as it appears in the Uruguayan heavens.

"Pegasus" was the winged horse of Grecian mythology, that sprang from the blood of
Medusa when the latter was slain by Perseus. As soon as it was created it flew to the
abode of the gods. Here Zeus took it, harnessed it to his chariot, and drove furiously
through the clouds, flashes of lightning darting out of the horses' hoofs.

#SG621



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Canada
6750 Posts
Posted 06/26/2010   7:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Puzzler to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A couple I just found in amongst some other stamps. Nice.

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Pillar Of The Community
United States
5539 Posts
Posted 06/28/2010   10:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cjd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here are some more airmails (of sorts) from south of the border (more or less) that are attractive to me:

Airmail postal tax from Ecuador



Dominican Republic



Libya (which has an overabundance of good looking airmails from the classic era)

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Bedrock Of The Community
Australia
18045 Posts
Posted 06/29/2010   5:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

first time seen, they are beautiful Cjd.
I like the story on the Ecuadorean, and the simplicity
of the Dominican.
(the three stripes on the right, and the cloud shape
inspired by Art Deco)

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United States
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Posted 07/18/2010   4:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Gaff to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
CJD, that Dominican stamp is sweet! Just posted a picture of mine on the other thread. Here it is again, along with a few other airmails from my small set...


Dominican Republic C20 1935 10¢


Canada 1946 7¢ C9 Canada Goose


US Airmail Stamp Scott #C6 MH VF


United States C11 1928 5¢


US #C1 1918 6c Curtiss Jenny

Okay...I'll stop there.
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Pillar Of The Community
United States
566 Posts
Posted 07/19/2010   07:21 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add oldtriguy1960 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice Stamps, Gaff

ANd welcome aboard to you as well.

The centering on that USA C6 is really nice.

Let's see more of what you've got.

Dave N.
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United States
305 Posts
Posted 07/19/2010   2:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Gaff to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
So much cool stuff on here to look at. Rod: I like the pegasus. So many other great things to see as well...

Here is a set that I had not really thought of as airmail, but more as Olympics themed:



Costa Rica 1960 Rome Olympics #C303-312
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United States
305 Posts
Posted 07/19/2010   7:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Gaff to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Another airmail stamp that was hiding in my collection. I don't read Japanese, so know that it is airmail only because it is numbered #C2 and I saw the same stamp in another airmail collection on this site.

If there are any other Ryukyu collectors or experts around, it would be great to hear what you know or if you have any resources to share (the Wikipedia article on Ryukyu Islands is sparse)...


RYUKYU #C2 Used - 1950 12y Green
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Bedrock Of The Community
Australia
18045 Posts
Posted 07/19/2010   9:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Nice stamp Gaff,
first seen for me, and cat num too

Very reminiscent of the "Picasso peace dove" the most widely
used bird image across many nations stamps,
(on 26 stamps that I have)

Ryukyu Ils appears a reasonably budget concious set to collect,
many sets around $3, there are Ryukyu collectors clubs if you Google.
The Ryukyus may perhaps be easily triggered by the
battle of Okinawa in the Pacific conflict,ww2.


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United States
305 Posts
Posted 07/23/2010   2:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Gaff to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Inspired by this thread --> purchased a bunch of 1930s Dominican airmails. Will post pics soon!
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United States
5539 Posts
Posted 09/21/2010   12:22 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cjd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is an Albanian airmail from the period of Italian dominance in the 1930's. I've looked for one for awhile and was happy to get this example recently:


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