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Cattywumpuss
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19 Jul 2015
03:19:17am
Greetings! I was wondering if the below two items I found in my collection this evening are actually even considered to be stamps or not? The first one looked like a stamp and has perforations and a gummed back, but I could not find any denomination on it at all which is what made me question it:

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Then the second item has a number on it, but it was small and rectangular shaped and it did not really look too stamp-ish:

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As usual, I welcome all and any input! Thanks, and have a great evening,

Paul.

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TuskenRaider
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19 Jul 2015
03:53:39am
re: Are These Stamps?

Hi Paul;

Nope....neither of those are stamps. I have seen them both before and can't remember what they
really are. When everyone wakes up they will be able to tell you more about them. They are con-
sidered Cinderellas tho...
TuskenRaider

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smauggie
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19 Jul 2015
04:11:55am

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re: Are These Stamps?

I beg to differ. They are both stamps.

The first I believe is Saint Anthony's Guild charity stamp (cinderella).

The second is a Berlin postage stamp that paid the postal tax.

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thebiggnome
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19 Jul 2015
07:15:49am
re: Are These Stamps?

The second one is under Germany in Scott, and depending on perforation and watermark is somewhere between RA2 and RA6.

Chris

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HungaryForStamps
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19 Jul 2015
11:02:22am
re: Are These Stamps?

Saint Anthony's Guild. http://www.anthonian.org


(Modified by Moderator on 2015-07-19 11:54:08)

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Bujutsu
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19 Jul 2015
01:30:30pm
re: Are These Stamps?

Hi

The "Notopfer" stamps are known as "Blue Fleas". They are also a study in themselves.

You might want to check this website for more information on them?

Berlin Postal Tax (Blue Fleas)

Chimo

Bujutsu


(Modified by Moderator on 2015-07-19 18:24:48)

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cocollectibles
19 Jul 2015
06:38:22pm
re: Are These Stamps?

More specifically, this is St. Anthony of Padua, the patron saint of Portugal. My aunts used to put the St. Anthony stamp on the back of their correspondence, telling me S.A.G. stood for St. Anthony Guards, as in protects this mail. They had hundreds of these lying around in their desk drawers.

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Cattywumpuss
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20 Jul 2015
02:18:37pm
re: Are These Stamps?

Wow! Once again I'm seriously impressed by the knowledge folks in this group have and the willingness to share that knowledge as well. I have not seen the St. Anthony's 'stamp' before, but I will go and check out the link provided and will also do some additional research about 'Cinderella' stamps too.

As for the Berlin one, I have seen more of these in my collection which makes sense if over 10 billion were printed! I'll take some time to go look at the website referenced for those as well.

Once again thank you all for your help, and hope you all have a great week,

Paul.

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