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Linus
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01 May 2017
03:20:30pm
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I collect worldwide blocks from any country, postage, revenue, mint, used, CTO, or anything. I am starting a new thread for anyone who would like to share scans of blocks, just for the enjoyment. I will start with one from my collection from Hungary. I love the engraving and the smoke and the troops in battle on this one:

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And here is another one from Ceylon I recently acquired...

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I invite everybody to upload a scan of a favorite block in their collection, off cover or on cover, just for the visual beauty of collecting stamps.

Linus

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DavidG
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01 May 2017
05:28:16pm
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Lovely gutter block.

David in Ottawa, Canada.

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02 May 2017
02:08:47pm

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Linus, i found this one in my Hong Kong stockpages.Image Not Found

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02 May 2017
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Linus
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02 May 2017
10:08:39pm
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Thank you, David.
Phil, nice Hong Kong block.
Ningpo, lovely Aden blocks. Bi-color stamps always look even better in blocks.

Linus

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Ningpo
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02 May 2017
10:25:16pm
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What's the story behind that British Guiana block Linus? Looks like it went through 3 stages in it's life; 2 provisionals and before that the parent stamp, but I can't make out what value that was.

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Linus
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02 May 2017
10:57:40pm
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British Guiana, Scott #150- 1 cent on $3.00, there is no value on the underlying parent stamp. It was a green postage stamp that could be overprinted in black with any value they needed at the time. 2016 catalog value is $1.40 per stamp. I just bought that one at a postcard/paper show, and that is about all I know about it.

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dell4c
03 May 2017
11:22:49am

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Just it from the approval books.

First used block of four I have gotten from Algeria Happy

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03 May 2017
09:37:28pm

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04 May 2017
08:59:03am
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Here's my offering - a Chinese block from a friend who knew I collect stamps. i haven't dared to soak it off.

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whitebuffalo
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04 May 2017
09:20:41am
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A large accumulation I picked up a couple of years ago had a 3 pocket photo album with blocks from around the world mounted in it. About 50-60 pages. There was also a binder with most of the plate # singles in it from the majority of the unused blocks that were mounted in the album. Here's a random sampling of the blocks.

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whitebuffalo
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04 May 2017
09:34:59am
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...and a few more.

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Quite a few more, but I haven't scanned them yet.


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04 May 2017
09:03:54pm
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One of my favourites, issued June 18, 1927, just 28 days after Charles Lindbergh landed in Paris on May 21st following his solo Trans-Atlantic flight.

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And another, Netherlands C10, issued in 1933 to pay a surcharge for special airmail flights:

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My understanding is that 100% of the money generated by sales of the stamps went to KLM airlines. The Scott catalogue states that the aircraft is a "Fokker Pander," and Stanley Gibbons Collect Aircraft on Stamps states that it's a "Pander S.4 Postjager". Neither is correct. As Stamporama member Jan-Simon says on his web site, Jan-Simon's stamp pages, "...the description 'Fokker Pander' is stupid...", noting that Fokker and Pander were competing aircraft companies. And the stamp certainly doesn't show the Postjager, which is accurately portrayed in a nice art deco design on this postcard:

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Hmmm.... It seems you can't completely trust stamp catalogues!

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Ningpo
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05 May 2017
03:49:05pm
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Just bought this GB one shilling GV block, with large and quite neat parcel post cancellation:

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05 May 2017
05:16:47pm
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Bob love the Lindberg Airmail block!

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keesindy
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05 May 2017
10:17:19pm
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These were part of a St. Vincent collection/accumulation I bought back in the 1990s. There were 8 of these blocks, but I quickly resold them and the duplicate singles to help defray the cost of the remainder of the collection. As usual, it was the engraving that attracted me!

Although my scans weren't always color accurate back in those days, I think these were pretty close.

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06 May 2017
12:13:10am
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I rarely visited stamp shows and rarely looked through dealer inventories when I did visit. However, one of the few exceptions to that habit led to my discovery of the Spain Scott 426-430 engraved stamps, including the three triangle stamps showing the Columbus ships. I didn't collect Spain, but these were blocks of four and the triangles looked fantastic with decorative selvage. I couldn't resist. Later, I happened to see an auction listing for Spain Scott 418-425 in blocks of four. These large format stamps were lithographed and had two different views of the "Santa Maria." Very nice designs. That group would complete the set of blocks of four. So I did what any red-blooded philatelist would do. I completed the set!

(I posted two of the triangle blocks of four with decorative selvage in another thread here at SoR in November, 2015.)

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06 May 2017
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Those are gorgeous blocks, Keesindy. If I had been there before you.... (I do have one of the triangle blocks.)

Bob

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06 May 2017
08:22:13am
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Back in the 1980s, I bought a fairly complete mint Liberia collection with stamps up into the early 1950s. This is one of the blocks of four in that collection. As usual, as a way to recover some of the cost of buying the collection, I sold those blocks many years ago.

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Linus
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08 May 2017
03:12:26pm
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Thanks to all, who answered my call, beautiful blocks everyone!

Here are a few more to keep this thread going.

Linus

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Ningpo
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08 May 2017
06:20:10pm
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Linus,

Have you tried to find the name of the post office on the S. Rhodesian block cancel?

I can't find anything that begins with 'TURK' (or anything resembling it). This is very odd.

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08 May 2017
06:58:00pm
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Ningpo,

Turk Mine

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image borrowed (with thanks) from:
http://www.rhodesianstamps.net/Southern_Rhodesia/06_Postmarks.htm

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Ningpo
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08 May 2017
07:03:15pm
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Thank you Merv. I guess this may not have been in the lists I was looking at, due to its size.

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Linus
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10 May 2017
09:46:08pm
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Three plate blocks from China...

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11 May 2017
04:49:29pm

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Nice, so you collect the blocks of four both used and unused ?

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Linus
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11 May 2017
05:39:37pm
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Yes Phil. However I happen to find them. Mint, used, CTO, minor defects. If the price is OK and I like it, that is what I buy at stamp shows. I do like a good cancellation though, and prefer postal usage. Just like a good cover, a good used block can tell a story, too.

Everyone should collect blocks. Think of them as "back of the book." Put them on a blank page in the back of your albums. Next thing you know, the page is full, then 2 pages, 3 pages, and on and on. Next thing you know, you are just like me, hunting for another block, just for the fun of stamp collecting.

Linus

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whitebuffalo
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11 May 2017
06:49:43pm
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Here's a nice SON example of a roller cancel on a large block of 1948 U.S. airmails.

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11 May 2017
07:16:34pm
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One of my favorites

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23 May 2017
04:47:28pm

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The First stamp of the independent Algerian state "1 NOV 1962"

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This stamps is not referenced on Scott catalogue

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Ningpo
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23 May 2017
07:59:02pm
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Here are two Hong Kong postage due, 'Q' requisition blocks:


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24 May 2017
12:47:03pm

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I don't save Worldwide Blocks per say, but have recently come across a bunch of Austria B4 (photo attached) which I will gladly sell/exchange/or list in an Approval Book, should there be interest.
Not the best photo, and not a scan..but it will convey what I am referring to.
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PS: I find that the addition of blocks to an album collection can be highly pleasing esthetically, but I don't really try to collect them, I just keep some on some pages when appropriate, for artistic reasons.

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24 May 2017
01:23:38pm

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Ottawa cancel
On a US Postage Due B4?
(actually Ottawa Kansas!)
Stuck to a page with a bunch of others, including Mint, as one would expected from a professional collector (LOL)
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Linus
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20 Dec 2017
10:26:15am
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For all of you in the USA that are tired of messy inkjet, ball-point pen, and Sharpie cancels in your daily mail, I will share a few neat cancels, from the good old days, from my WW block collection.

Linus

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20 Dec 2017
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Love the cancels on those, Linus.

Strange to say, but I have a complete aversion to blocks. I just don't find them aesthetically pleasing. They scream to me "Please break us up! We don't wish to stay together for eternity!"

I tend to oblige them in that request, or at least find them another home. Can't stand the whining...Silly

-Darryl

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21 Dec 2017
07:24:03pm
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I love blocks or multiples... and whenever I come across them I include them in my free form album. Here's two pages with examples...

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a plate block of 20 and a nice registered cover with a block of 8.

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And a block of 15 of the Iwo Jima stamp.

Blocks allow me to add variety to my pages.

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22 Dec 2017
01:51:55pm
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When you get a SON CDS on a single stamp, how thrilling is that? And likewise, how rare?

So, whether or not you like blocks, there is (possibly) a statistically better chance of having such a beautiful postmark. Like the 7c Canada Goose Airmail posted by linus - or rrraphy's US Postage due - or Webpaper's Denmark issue. All gorgeous!

And I don't know why, but I find having some MNH "plate blocks" of certain stamps also is very appealing.

To each his/her own!

Cheers, Dave.





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23 Dec 2017
10:15:34am
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Adding few from my collection.

Auro

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23 Dec 2017
11:52:04am
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Here is a handful of blocks to warm the hearts of my USA friends!

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and finally, one of the most fascinating characters from WW2:

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Happy Christmas to all!

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29 Dec 2017
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hello all. a couple from new Zealand, hope you like them, all the best for the new year, regards ken.

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Linus
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07 Feb 2018
11:57:49am
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Lovely blocks! Here is one from Australia that I was trying to figure out what town this is in Victoria. I think I am missing a couple letters. Can anyone figure out this town name?

Thanks in advance,
Linus

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Ningpo
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07 Feb 2018
03:20:30pm
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Warrnambool, Victoria.

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Linus
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07 Feb 2018
05:02:46pm
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Thanks, Ningpo.

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hello all. thought I would show some of the blocks from u.s.a., I got these while collecting world wide, regards ken

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12 Jul 2018
05:34:39pm
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A few blocks from my Spanish collection.
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13 Jul 2018
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Early Spanish Philippines block. Interestingly, there are 4 types for this stamp, and all 4 are represented in this block.
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13 Jul 2018
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I'm not a big collector of precancels, but this block caught my eye.

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Linus
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24 Jul 2018
08:22:41pm
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Those are some nice blocks, rbpuzzles, thanks for sharing them.

Since the Russians have been in the news lately, here are a couple blocks from the USSR...

Linus


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Linus
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14 Jan 2019
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I added this block to my WW block collection today. From Austria, "The Post in Art" series of 1964 showing a postal sleigh (truck) in the mountains, a used block of 4. We have snow on the ground here in Iowa, USA, as many of you do, so I thought this was appropriate for a cold January day.

Linus

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14 Jan 2019
12:08:18pm
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That simply is too much snow!

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mbo1142
14 Jan 2019
04:52:22pm
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Linus,

I have this rather ratty looking Russian block, believe Scott #72. If you want send me your mailing address through SOR message system and I will get in the mail. It is just barely hanging together. Has some reinforcement.

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Linus
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14 Jan 2019
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Thanks, Mel. Message sent.

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My two cents, rather seven blocks. I just accumulate occasional blocks left over trades and buys with no real purpose, maybe one day I will make an album. I picked blocks quite randomly for good sampling and just realized, human beings, animals and even a flower, they are all facing right.Image Not Found

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15 Jan 2019
10:55:22pm

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Here's some blocks from my Indonesian collection.
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16 Jan 2019
12:08:35am
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One of my early philatelic fascinations was blocks, and this thread reminds me that I've still got that bug.

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My apologies for posting the accompanying souvenir folder under its own topic.

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey

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Linus
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16 Jan 2019
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That is a beautiful block, ikeyP, and no need for apologies. Lovely pages of blocks, Brian and Eugene, thanks for showing them on this thread.

Here are 3 blocks I added to the Vario pages of my WW block collection this week.

Linus



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Achronistic, but pretty.

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey

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https://colnect.com/en/stamps/stamp/52405-Bauer_John-Bauer_John-Sweden
https://colnect.com/en/stamps/stamp/52406-Bauer_John-Bauer_John-Sweden
https://colnect.com/en/stamps/stamp/52407-Bauer_John-Bauer_John-Sweden
https://colnect.com/en/stamps/stamp/52408-Bauer_John-Bauer_John-Sweden

These stamps were issued 19820216 in honor of John Bauer 1882-1918.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Bauer_(illustrator) ... John Albert Bauer was a Swedish painter and illustrator. His work is concerned with landscape and mythology, but he also composed portraits. He is best known for his illustrations of early editions of Bland tomtar och troll, an anthology of Swedish folklore and fairy tales. Bauer was born and raised in Jonkoping.

This cover was postmarked 19930222 in nearby KORSBERGA:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korsberga,_Vetlanda ... Korsberga is a locality situated in Vetlanda Municipality, Jonkoping County, Sweden with 694 inhabitants in 2010

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey (who will happily admit that his first thoughts were of Where The Wild Things Are)

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Here is a somewhat unusual multiple for a Japanese Occupation stamp for Straits Settlements (Malaya) as a candidate for a world wide block. Happy

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And here is my second large multiple. It is, also, a Japanese Occupation stamp from Straits Settlements (Malaya).

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Gotta wonder why they numbered the rows.

Its not like anyone is going to take inventory by subtracting row numbers.

Q/ Did the upper selvage feature the column numbers?

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey

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Unfortunately what you see is all that I know about them. They were on a page at the front of a very old spring back album containing general stamps grouped by country on blank pages with little to no descriptive content, typically just the country name. The blocks are pretty though. Happy

The album itself was in a grab box that yielded about fifty mint stamps for my International 1840-1963 albums including several for Australia, New Zealand, Ceylon, and Malta plus five mint stamps for the Smithsonian Stamp for Every Country album on which I have been working. There are two or three specialized pages relating to Australia stamps which I can try scanning if there is any interest.

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Found a couple of more blocks from the Belgian Congo while going through an International album that were on a page in the wrong place. Fortunately from an acquisition. Happy

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04 Feb 2019
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One of my favorite blocks from my US used block collection

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06 Feb 2019
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Mel,

Very nice, as a fellow US used "block head" WOW!


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07 Feb 2019
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blocks on FDCS, Scott's #1612, America's Light, regular issue, Americana Series, Plate block #39173, matched set, Artmaster CachetsImage Not Found

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07 Feb 2019
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Mel,

That is a beautiful block! Very nice! Thanks for sharing it with us "blockheads."

John,

That is an impressive group of FDCs! $80 in postage right there, all in a row, looks great.

Linus

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07 Feb 2019
07:22:36pm
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A couple things I had jpgs handy....

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I thought this precancelled set of blocks was cool. So I put in a low bid! It's now in my collection.


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And I bought this one on Thanksgiving. Seems nobody was bidding that day!

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07 Feb 2019
08:17:59pm
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I would take that Ben Franklin block off your hands if you feel so inclined. Big Grin

It would fit nicely into my fledgling collection of "iconic stamps of every country (that has them)"

Roy

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Q/ What do we call this very clever design? A pun?

Nice mix of then-and-now historicity ... with well-proportioned elements, to boot.

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey

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21 May 2019
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I think it is a clever design. I never looked closely at this design or thought about the meaning. I guess it was a sign of the times, 1950's.
What stands out to me is the zone (58) on the cover. I believe that was a predecessor to the new Zip Code system we now use.

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01:19:34am
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Quote:

"Nice mix of then-and-now historicity ..."



I like how you phrase things, ikeyP.



My contribution to the topic is this item I was adding to my WW block collection awhile back. Brazil Scott #1073 featuring Olavo Bilac with planes, tank, and warship. Who was this guy?

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Olavo Bilac was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and was a famous poet and writer. As a young man, he was a brilliant student, enrolling in the school of medicine at the age of 15. He began studying medicine, but did not finish the course. He also tried to study law but did not finish that course either. Instead, he found pleasure in writing and in journalism. In addition to poetry, Bilac wrote texts, chronicles, schoolbooks, children's poetry and satirical works. In 1891, he was arrested for opposing the government. In 1897, Bilac lost control of his car, crashing it into a tree. He was the first person to suffer a car accident in Brazil.

He is also the patron of the military service in Brazil due to his campaigns in favor of conscription.

Bilac never married and never had children. He was engaged to Amélia de Oliveira, but their engagement was short-lived since it was opposed by another brother of Amélia, who said Bilac had no future. But a legend says that Amélia was very faithful to Bilac: she never married, and, when Bilac died, she put a lock of her hair in his coffin.

Bilac died in 1918. His last words were "Give me coffee! I'm going to write!"

(Source : Wikipedia)


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For the World Block collectors, I have, among other things that just resurfaced as I am disposing of unwanted parts of my collection, a large number of blocks from East Germany. Most but not all seem to have a Berlin cancel Dates span 50s-80s.
Many (most) are CTO, but a few are MNH. There are also B6, 8, 9, 10 etc...
I have no interest, and would gladly trade them for stamps I neeed, or sell them selectively or all at once, cheap. If interested, drop me a note.
I would say there could be as many as 1000+ stamps!
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Here is a very fine gutter block from Italy - Europa.
It is on its way to me, so this scan is of a photograph of the block
I hope that you like it.
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11 Jun 2019
10:53:40am
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One of the more prolific eBay dealers seems to have an unending supply of this block, cut the way you see it. I'm thinking that the USPS philatelic unit sold the blocks prior to destroying the sheets in inventory?

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Yes, another one of those "Hit the eBay BID button" impulse buys!

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Another page from my USA collection...

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Philippines 226 block of 89 that I own. Not the greatest and stuck to glassine but she's the largest block of Bens I own!

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USA 314 postally used block. Any usage on 314 is philatelic in nature since the sheets were to be sold to companies developing postage vending and affixing machinery. Of course they were sold to collectors and a lot of the usage I have today on cover is to or from known philatelists and dealers at the time.

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And a large block of USA 300 precancels. This probably came from the Filstrup collection as Covell Manufacturing was located in Benton Harbor.

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09:06:16am
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As a collector of cancels on stamps, this is an appealing thread to me. Lots of nice cancels here. I no longer remember where I got the set below, but it apparently looked good at the time. I still find it attractive even though they are undoubtedly favor cancels.

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12 Jun 2019
09:49:46am
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Had to look it up, because I presume this series was issued to commemorate his life.

FDR was born on JANUARY 30, 1882 and died on April 12, 1945.

-Paul


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"FDR was born on JANUARY 30, 1882"



Hi Paul:

I had never made that association with these cancels before. Thanks.

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13 Jun 2019
09:58:45pm
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Don, those are cool blocks and would've found their way into my USA album too!

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"Don, those are cool blocks and would've found their way into my USA album too!"



Thanks, BenFranklin.

Back in the 1990s I belonged to the Iowa Postal History Society which published a quarterly bulletin. The member who mailed them always included blocks of four in the franking. The plate number blocks below were on one of his mailings. His efforts enhanced my cancels collection, especially that of my home state, Iowa.

Don (FF)

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cover IS stamp 1980 Norden Handicraft block x10 pmk 19xx0315 Reykjavik

The postmark is probably 1981, as I have another cover from the same sender to the same addressee postmarked 19801001.

https://colnect.com/en/stamps/stamp/126332-NORDEN_Handicraft-Norden-Iceland

Norden Handicraft
Country: Iceland
Catalog codes:
Michel IS 556
Stamp Number IS 532
Yvert et Tellier IS 509
Stanley Gibbons IS 590
AFA number IS 557
Issued on: 1980-09-09
Perforation: comb 11½ x 11¾
Printing: Photogravure
Colors: Multicolor
Face value: 150 kr - Icelandic kr?na
Print run: 1,500,000

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey (who gets a thrill from multiples)

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