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13 Jan 2016
07:12:56pm
It's time for another World Famous "MYSTERY STAMP QUIZ". Yes, it's been way too long since the last one, so let's get this year off to a good start. Teresa has given away her counterfeit stamp tonight, so what better time to have an MSQ.

For all of you newbies that are not familiar with the MSQ, this is what it's all about. I've selected a stamp from among the billions (yeah, right) that I have here in the stamp room, and it could be any stamp that was ever issued, anywhere in the world. I have made 10 different scans of small portions of that stamp and will be showing them at different parts of the day, or night, just to give folks on the other side of the world a fair chance. There may also be some silly little clues, to help you figure out just what the heck this stamp is,(yeah, right again) and where it might have been issued. The only rule is the winner will have to either identify the Scott catalog number or the year, date or something very significant about the stamp, to make it easily identifiable to the rest of the world and also the crotchety old judge, (that would be moi). To help make it even more interesting, the prize will be credit towards any of my future auction lots, since I don't have any live auctions at this moment, but will in the near future. You can guess all you want to and will probably receive a clue with the response to the guess, but then again maybe not. HA HA HA

OK, here is the first clue:Image Not Found
OH, that's a great clue Mike, everyone will be guessing that is from ...........!

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE.
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14 Jan 2016
07:55:07am
re: I don't believe it.......

OK, so that wasn't such a good start, not even a question or comment was issued in response to that wonderful clue. So let's try clue number two:

Image Not Found

OH Mike, that's just mahvelous dahling, I know what that is, but I just can't put my finger on it.

All right y'all, don't be bashful, take a guess, ask a question, don't just sit there like a lump on a bog!

Mike

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14 Jan 2016
09:22:02am
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Lump on a bog? I thought it was a bump on a log or a lump on a stump. As a fan of both rhyme and onomatopoeia I find "lump on a stump" most attractive.

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14 Jan 2016
09:48:53am
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Hmmm...I always heard lump on a log...

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14 Jan 2016
10:52:14am
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Yes, those were wonderful examples of what this actually might be, but there is no reasonable rhyme for this stamp. I think someone, don't know who, just switched some first letters around and instead of bump on a log, there is now lump on the bog. Some people just ain't got right proper English at'all. So now maybe you could hump your stump and identify this here little beauty.

Still a little early for another visual clue, but maybe a slight verbal clue will help. "This stamp is a foreign stamp - - - - unless you happen to live wherever this stamp is from."

More good luck to y'all,
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14 Jan 2016
11:57:47am
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Well that narrows it down Rolling On The Floor Laughing


Ummmmmm Is this from a classical painting? Looks like a dude with a 'stache and a Michaelangelo type leg. Hmmmmmm I'm guessing Europe - maybe from the French art series?

Am I warm or ice cold???


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14 Jan 2016
02:47:14pm
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If you were any colder you would be an iceberg.
Think warmer climes.
Thanks for trying.
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14 Jan 2016
03:57:55pm

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Is it from a south pacific county?

That should be getting warmer.

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14 Jan 2016
04:42:59pm
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I don't want to come out and name a country, so I'll just say anywhere south from France would probably be warmer. That is until you get so far south that the weather is very similar.

Maybe there should be another clue here, as a bonus for asking the question. Just don't share it with everyone, it's just for you. Rolling On The Floor Laughing

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14 Jan 2016
04:45:17pm
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and now a hand........

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14 Jan 2016
04:55:05pm

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A Soldier from Spain?

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14 Jan 2016
09:31:47pm
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OK, two answers...Yes - NO

and another clue before nighty night, since I need my beauty sleep.


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Hey, that should pretty well give it away.

Good luck again!

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15 Jan 2016
10:41:37am
re: I don't believe it.......

Alright, I guess we've all waited long enough to see if there would be any responses to that last wonderful party scene clue. Golly I would have thought there would at least be at least one guess, that's what I get for thinking.

OK here comes another winner of a clue: Image Not Found

No ifs, hands or butts about it, this ought to attract some comments, at the least.

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15 Jan 2016
11:19:27am
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I just can't seem to get to the bottom of this. The pantaloons look a tad like riding gear of an equestrian type, that is just a weak guess. Then again there is a person with bare feet, which are not good to have around shoed horses.

There's definitely a gathering of some sort.

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15 Jan 2016
11:50:47am

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It could be a person in some type costume.

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15 Jan 2016
11:51:07am
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Very good guess, Smauggie, but guess what? WRONG! The horses have left the scene, if they were even there. This theme is taken for an old event and back in them thar days a lot of people didn't even own shoes, while today there are still a lot of people that don't wear shoes, especially at some environs.

Since that last clue was posted just over an hour ago, let's see if we can get more responses before another clue is shown.

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15 Jan 2016
11:54:53am
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I must be blind - I'm having a tough time seeing the pics - can you make them a wee bit larger for this blind old bat? hardeeharhar.

OK it looks like a pic of some dudes meeting - ummmm one dude is barefoot so European meeting the noble savages? A Columbus issue somewhere?

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15 Jan 2016
01:09:52pm
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Theresa, it will be clearer if you make the screen smaller. Hit control and _ (minus)

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15 Jan 2016
01:15:02pm
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It will also make the screen larger by hitting "control" and "+" together.

So sorry, no Colombus here, or there even, not even any bats, young or old! OH, you may be closer than you think, just keep a sharp eye!

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15 Jan 2016
01:17:22pm
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Wow I'm "batting" zero hahaha.


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15 Jan 2016
01:29:48pm
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You did read the little thingy I wrote, didn't you?

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"OH, you may be closer than you think, just keep a sharp eye."



OK, here's another clue, since I have go out in a little while and won't have access to my computer.

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15 Jan 2016
02:36:36pm
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That looks like part of a fancy costume. Kind of like a bullfighter. Is there some bull in this stamp.

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15 Jan 2016
06:26:41pm
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as with all Mike's stuff, there's a lot of bull there

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Mike
15 Jan 2016
07:52:51pm
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Hey, hey, hey, I resemble that remark!

No horses, no bulls, no four legged animals here. Oh, wait, they could have been there, but then again they aren't showing, so I guess they wouldn't count.

350 hits on this subject and not the faintest hint of what this little lovely is, or where it's from, just something to be discovered, eh!!!!!

Next clue in a couple of hours, maybe, could be more, or even less, just wait for it. Rolling On The Floor Laughing

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15 Jan 2016
08:06:02pm
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ooh! oooh! I just saw this! (runs off to catalogue...)

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15 Jan 2016
08:43:10pm
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Ha, ha, ha, must be a big catalog, eh. I hope he finds the right one to look through. Laughing
OH, what is it the duffers sometimes say. Shoot I can't remember, sorry must have been a senior moment.
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15 Jan 2016
09:12:36pm
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OMG, has everyone gone to bed or what? All of these wonderful clues and not a remark to be made, concerning nary a one of them, ya hear? The silence is deafening!!!!
Just for that I'm going to change my avatar!!
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15 Jan 2016
09:19:02pm
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Wow, I had some Gray hair in that picture, but look at the color of "you know who's hair". See what can happen to us guys after only 50 years.....doesn't seem to effect the young chick at all, does it?
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15 Jan 2016
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It must be a golfer or something to do with golfing.

Yes the chicks hair is always nice.

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15 Jan 2016
09:53:01pm
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Yup. Really big one. 6 volumes. Plus google. But I was mistaken.

Not sure how many spoilers are allowed without being an actual guess, so I'll keep quiet. Happy

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Mike
15 Jan 2016
10:00:14pm
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Whatever! Don't be bashful, guess as many times as you want to. Certainly not going to hurt anything by taking a chance. This is like the Lotto, you can't win it, if you ain't in it. Someone mentioned Columbus earlier, now if he wasn't in it, he would not have discovered America, even though there were already 10 million people living here at the time. On top of that, they didn't even know they were lost.Confused
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15 Jan 2016
10:03:02pm
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Oh fiddle, I forgot to leave ya'all with a clue, to ponder throughout the night, while I am getting more beauty sleep.

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Wow, I've heard that X marks the spot, but that's ridiculous!
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15 Jan 2016
10:14:34pm
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Well. that sure looks like the back of a redcoat, so my Norman Rockwell guess ain't it. Neither was my cricket guess or my bullfighter guess! Big Grin

You say south. Like, Caribbean south?

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16 Jan 2016
01:02:59am

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How about something along the lines of the battle of Gibraltar 17-OH-fore?
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16 Jan 2016
08:45:53am
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Not a battle, especially not Gibraltar, maybe a discovery, or so it would seem. Rockwell didn't add to this scene, before his time.
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16 Jan 2016
10:21:14am
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For some reason Antigua comes to mind. Am I close?

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16 Jan 2016
11:37:50am
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Antigua is a very nice place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there and neither did this stamp, even though you are in the ball park, just which one is the question, eh?

How about another clue to help to muddy the water:

Image Not Found ... and before you ask, that is not someone carrying something on there head, down by the "old mill stream".
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16 Jan 2016
01:46:17pm
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British colonial (red coat)- scene of historic significance (multiple figures). Probably too new for my reference as I only collect through 1968, and do not have the inclination to scan new color catalogs for a match.

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16 Jan 2016
03:25:07pm
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Taking all things into consideration, you've made some wise choices, but giving up is not one of them and those "new" color catalogs are such an improvement over the old black and white.

This event transpired many years ago and this stamp was made from a picture painted about the event. As for the year of either I can't comment any farther or I will have to claim this fabulous prize for myownself.
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16 Jan 2016
05:08:51pm
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Lots of Lookie Loo's, but not a guess. I am stunned beyond belief here. I really figured this was going to be fairly easy, but that what I get for thinking. I may have to make up more clues since eight have already been shown and I only made up ten to start with. Here is a REALLY BIG CLUE that will probably give the answer away, but here goes. The Scott's number is almost equal to the same number of years since this event took place, in fact there is only a difference of five. So, how is that for a clue, SUPER eh? OK, OK, here is another visual clue, just in case that wasn't to your liking, or even hard to comprehend.

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If I didn't know better I would think those were horse feet, but that has been explained earlier.
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16 Jan 2016
07:02:42pm
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Colonial clothing and bare feet still makes me think it's an island country. Although, most of the verbal clues don't seem to lend credence to that. Great challenge, sir!

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16 Jan 2016
10:33:46pm
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I've heard that "no man is an island", but this country is one in a million of what we commonly refer as islands, even though the word island is not part of it's name on this stamp. Plus I will concede that is colonial, that should narrow it down to several hundred anyway.

Oh, I went ahead and put together 5 more clues, so we can prolong everyone's misery for at least another day. I'll show another clue in a little while, shucks we might just stay up until midnight, really living on the edge down here, we are!Big Grin
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16 Jan 2016
11:46:39pm
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It looks most of this sites visitors have gone out for the night, or maybe hit the rack, which is where I'm headed when I reveal this next clue.

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Well, I cheated, this is actually number clue 11, since 10 was much too similar to another one, so it will be deleted.
Good luck with this.
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17 Jan 2016
03:11:18am
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Well I recognize the event and the painting, but I can't find the stamp.

In the last clue, the white loop at top is not part of the painting, so it must be the lettering on the stamp.

White on black lettering if part of the island name, I can only think of couple of islands that used that...

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17 Jan 2016
03:34:38am
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It turns out the white loop was not part of the island name. It was part of the denomination.

Scott Niue #251(30Jul1979), commemorating the 200th anniversary of the death of Captain Cook.

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The stamp is based on the "Landing of Captain Cook at Botany Bay in 1770", painted by Emanuel Phillips Fox in 1902.

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17 Jan 2016
07:59:24am
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Nice job, Kim! Applause

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17 Jan 2016
09:27:25am
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Congratulations Kim,
You have solved the Mystery Stamp Quiz. I was beginning to wonder if anyone was ever going to get this one right. I see that you must have been working late into the night, or was it morning, just to solve this one. Such perseverance does have it's rewards though and I will contact you later about the prize. Now the birthday girl, Peaches, wants to go for her morning bike ride.

To everyone, coincidentally this stamp was the one shown for this set in Scott, which did not seem to make it any easier to solve.
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When looking through the catalog for Niue Scott numbers 200-400 last night at 10:00, my bleary eyes went right over this stamp! Yikes. Were there any tricky verbal clues you gave that tied into this, like the capital OH or the golf reference, other than the obvious pointers like "island" or "discovery" or south of France?
Good job Kim!

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17 Jan 2016
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Well done! I still don't see some of the 'clues' in the stamp. My brain was wired towards sports on this one and I guess I still can't break from it. Happy

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17 Jan 2016
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Way to Go!

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18 Jan 2016
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Nice job, Kim! And thank you Mike That was fun.
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18 Jan 2016
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Congrats Kim - I've only won once and that was just a by accident that I happened to see one clue that matched a Japan stamp I had seen the day before while sorting.

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"So now maybe you could hump your stump and identify this here little beauty."



Oh Mike - what are we going to do with you? Sheesh! Big Grin

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18 Jan 2016
12:28:07pm
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I wondered if that phrase would offend anyone, but knowing there are several ways it could be taken and everyone here knows I would never say anything to fold, staple, mutilate, hurt, slander or offend anyone's feeling.Big Grin
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Mike - you always keep me laughing - don't ever change, my friend! ❤

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19 Jan 2016
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Thanks lisagrant87, CapeStampMan, David13617, Madbaker, philatelia, rwillis29, and Poodle_Mum! And of course, special thanks to CapeStampMan for the interesting and challenging Mystery Stamp Quiz to start off the year! What a great prize! (in addition to the great fun)

Being a worldwide collector helps a lot. Hope more of you jump into worldwide collecting!

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