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Posted 01/07/2017   4:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Harald Schraeder to your friends list  Get a Link to this Message
I picked up a 'novelty' item in an antique shop today. It's a metal typeset of a 1961 Russian stamp that was used in the printing a newspaper philately column.

I've attached a photo (sorry for the quality). At top is the typeset metal template and the bottom shows an imprint that was included with the typeset piece. I am wondering if anyone on this forum can tell anything about this item.

The shop had a few more but I got the one. Of course, if someone here tells me they are valuable, I'll be returning to pick up some more.

Thanks!
Harald

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Posted 01/07/2017   6:25 pm  Show Profile Check pagoda's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add pagoda to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It is a die made for printing in a magazine, complete with perforations.

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Posted 01/11/2017   10:04 am  Show Profile Check jobi01's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add jobi01 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Some years ago Amos Press, publisher of the Scott catalog, decided to de-acquisition their accumulation of dies depicting various stamps. Sales were mediocre in part because the buyer had no choice in what stamp they received. Eventually they were used as giveaways when someone from Scott catalog gave a presentation. I received several at one of the APS Summer Seminar dinners when the then current editor spoke. Interesting items and they were still covered in ink.
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Here is one of the presentation boxes containing 2 solid metal cuts from the Scott catalogs. Interesting, but nominal value.



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Posted 01/16/2017   4:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Or more dangerous: these four blocks are from the May 1970 issue of the Chronicle of the US Philatelic Classics Society.

A normal view of the group:



Flipped left to right and how they appeared on page 67:





Flipped left to right and how they appeared on page 68:


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