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Europe/Other : Swiss and Netherlands added to my US BOB

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Harvey
11 Jun 2019
12:41:32pm
I recently decided to add the Swiss officials for the UN and League of Nations to my UN section I call part of my US BOB. There's also a series of Dutch officials that seem to fit as well. I know they are technically not US BOB but they seem to fit quite nicely with my complete to 1986 UN collection. Does anyone else out there feel the same and is there anything else I might add? I find the many BOB stamps very interesting including the protectorates like Guam, Cuba, Canal Zone, UN, Philippines and Puerto Rico. For some reason Hawaii is never considered except in the specialized US catalog which also includes Danish West Indies and The Ryukyu Islands. Should I also include them? Does anyone else?
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philb
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11 Jun 2019
04:18:43pm

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Harvey, by Dutch officials do you mean the International Court of Justice stamps from the Hague ? phil

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Harvey
11 Jun 2019
05:57:14pm
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Yes Phil that's what I mean - they seem to fit in very nicely with my UN collection and the officials from Switzerland as well. It beefs out the UN in US BOB.

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bobstew617
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11 Jun 2019
10:06:42pm
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Good choice to add the Swiss officials.
(Sorry, as Switzerland is my largest and most favorite collection, I'm biased lolBig Grin)

There's a lot of variety in those BoB offerings. I have a lot of empty holes in that section of my Swiss collection.

BOB

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philb
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11 Jun 2019
10:34:26pm

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i collect Guatemala and several specialized books are needed to cover their back of book. I saw these(not Guatemala but i figured they fit in) in a dealers miscellaneous material at a small show in Vermont and could not snap them up fast enough..they are not rare in unused condition but a block of 6 looks nice.Image Not Found

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philb
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11 Jun 2019
10:37:43pm

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Just noticed the overprints are "all over the board."

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Harvey
12 Jun 2019
12:49:36pm
re: Swiss and Netherlands added to my US BOB

I'll change the thread a bit - your stamps fascinated me so I did a bit of "work" on line. There are a few on E-Bay and an average price seems to be about 10 Euros. It's considered to be a cinderella now, but according to one article I found Scott's recognized it as a "stamp" in the 1903 edition. There is supposedly an article about these stamps in the July 2004 Scott's magazine. Also there seems to be the opinion that these were never actually used since used copies don't seem to exist yet! Great stamps Phil, I don't collect Mexico, but it would be interesting to find one!

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Linus
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12 Jun 2019
01:27:55pm
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Phil - That is a nice block, never seen that stamp before, very cool! Thanks for sharing it.

Linus

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philb
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12 Jun 2019
01:50:05pm

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Thanks guys, i have heard them called cinderellas...but cinderellas are collectible.Happy

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