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philb
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11 Sep 2015
04:26:00pm

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i hope to start a thread on this topic..when we start collecting most of us look for the larger colorful stamps that appeal to the eye. After 50 years or so perhaps we become a bit more discriminating..the larger colorful stamps can only take us so far..and well they can be a bit common...like everyone has them. About 15 years ago i began an interest in stamps with overprints and surcharges. I mean what would happen if everyone collected the SAME stamps ?Image Not Found

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11 Sep 2015
07:57:28pm
re: worldwide stamps large and small

Hi philb;

What I enjoy the most about this area of collecting, is all the variations and minor varieties created.
That is because of the rather more primitive methods used to produce those overprints. It also
makes the forgeries harder to detect.

I have a Kansas/Nebraska overprint on a pair with one overprint missing. I found it in a large lot of
cheap material, which made me suspect the stamp. On close examination, the font and letter
spacing didn't match the Scott Catalog illustration. Considering the short time of their use, it is un-
likely more than one overprinting deice was ever used.

Two favorite things I like the most in this area are the Argentina Government departments, and the
Chinese overprints from the different provinces. What are some of your favorites?

Keep on sortin'....
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philb
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11 Sep 2015
08:17:37pm

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re: worldwide stamps large and small

Tuscanraider, the answer for me is easy the denomination change overprints on the Guatemala Quetzqls of the late 19th and early 20th century. the Guatemala postal system had a production control problem..they were always running short of the most commonly used lower values like the one and two centavo stamps and having to overprint the higher values down...i collect Guatemala covers and some postmasters used whatever they had on hand for postage...revenues,postal tax stamps or bi sected regular stamps. If you want Argentina departmentals...i have them available for swap...not rare ones..i never see them only the garden variety !

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11 Sep 2015
08:52:15pm
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Hi Everyone;

Thanks guys and nice scans too.

My fake Kansas/Nebraska is a horizontal pair, with the rightmost overprint missing. It was fairly
easy to tell that it was probably done on a typewriter and then soaked and pressed flat to re-
move the embossing effect of the type keys.

If I ever find that little guy I'll post it on here so beginners will know to avoid them.

Just Chillin'....
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i hope to start a thread on this topic..when we start collecting most of us look for the larger colorful stamps that appeal to the eye. After 50 years or so perhaps we become a bit more discriminating..the larger colorful stamps can only take us so far..and well they can be a bit common...like everyone has them. About 15 years ago i began an interest in stamps with overprints and surcharges. I mean what would happen if everyone collected the SAME stamps ?Image Not Found

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TuskenRaider

11 Sep 2015
07:57:28pm

re: worldwide stamps large and small

Hi philb;

What I enjoy the most about this area of collecting, is all the variations and minor varieties created.
That is because of the rather more primitive methods used to produce those overprints. It also
makes the forgeries harder to detect.

I have a Kansas/Nebraska overprint on a pair with one overprint missing. I found it in a large lot of
cheap material, which made me suspect the stamp. On close examination, the font and letter
spacing didn't match the Scott Catalog illustration. Considering the short time of their use, it is un-
likely more than one overprinting deice was ever used.

Two favorite things I like the most in this area are the Argentina Government departments, and the
Chinese overprints from the different provinces. What are some of your favorites?

Keep on sortin'....
TuskenRaider

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philb

11 Sep 2015
08:17:37pm

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re: worldwide stamps large and small

Tuscanraider, the answer for me is easy the denomination change overprints on the Guatemala Quetzqls of the late 19th and early 20th century. the Guatemala postal system had a production control problem..they were always running short of the most commonly used lower values like the one and two centavo stamps and having to overprint the higher values down...i collect Guatemala covers and some postmasters used whatever they had on hand for postage...revenues,postal tax stamps or bi sected regular stamps. If you want Argentina departmentals...i have them available for swap...not rare ones..i never see them only the garden variety !

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"And every hair is measured like every grain of sand"
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TuskenRaider

11 Sep 2015
08:52:15pm

re: worldwide stamps large and small

Hi Everyone;

Thanks guys and nice scans too.

My fake Kansas/Nebraska is a horizontal pair, with the rightmost overprint missing. It was fairly
easy to tell that it was probably done on a typewriter and then soaked and pressed flat to re-
move the embossing effect of the type keys.

If I ever find that little guy I'll post it on here so beginners will know to avoid them.

Just Chillin'....
TuskenRaider

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