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ikeyPikey
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02 Jul 2019
11:18:20pm
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I was unable to find this stamp at Colnect or StampWorld and, worse, cannot find the stamp in all of those catalogs that I ain't got.I Don't Want To See

I read the postmark as 19900702 Thika.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thika

As the cover was sent registered mail, I am confident that the 15x stamps festooning that cover are real, but what do I know?

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Another magnificent & ridiculous cover out of a dollar box at NAPEX.

Please pass along catalog IDs for this stamp.

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey (who only now sees that the cover needs flattening & re-scanning)
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sgm
02 Jul 2019
11:57:01pm
re: Kenya 40 KES Culture/Tourism Stamp ... ID?

Looks to be Scott 674 from 1996. 2018 CV used is $3.00

Scott

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Linus
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02 Jul 2019
11:58:19pm
re: Kenya 40 KES Culture/Tourism Stamp ... ID?

Ikey - I just so happened to go to the library today, and I checked out the 2019 Scott 4A Catalogue:

Kenya Scott #674

Linus

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pigdoc
03 Jul 2019
09:02:35am
re: Kenya 40 KES Culture/Tourism Stamp ... ID?

The elephant in the room is the apparent 1990 cancellation on a 1996 stamp. I suppose that could have been an error in setting up the cancelling device, but it sure looks like a "0"...

ikey, could the characters immediately above "KENYA" be the year, instead? You have plenty of examples of the cancellation to look at...

-Paul


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ikeyPikey
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03 Jul 2019
09:13:42am
re: Kenya 40 KES Culture/Tourism Stamp ... ID?

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Thank you!

Three dollars each ?

There are fifteen copies of the stamp on that cover.

Does that mean that I should list my cover on eBay for U$D 45 ?

Trusting the catalog, I've reviewed the very smudgy postmarks on the entire, and can now see the occasionally barely legible '96' beneath the '2 JY'.

I wonder if the '90' above the date is for the clerk, or the branch?

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey

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pigdoc
03 Jul 2019
09:16:19am
re: Kenya 40 KES Culture/Tourism Stamp ... ID?

Was it just coincidence that you posted the cover on its 23rd birthday?

-Paul

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joshtanski
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03 Jul 2019
10:40:59am
re: Kenya 40 KES Culture/Tourism Stamp ... ID?

Scott is probably valuing the stamps at double face value. In my experience from kiloware, Kenyan stamps saw plenty of postal use. I used to really enjoy going through African and Caribbean kiloware to see what was actually normally used postally. Of course, sources for recent kiloware have almost completely vanished.

Josh

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philb
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03 Jul 2019
09:32:20pm

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ikey are you a dealer now ?

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ikeyPikey
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03 Jul 2019
11:52:36pm
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Paul: I felt lucky to read that smudgy postmark, let alone think about its anniversary.

Phil: nope, not dealing ... I wrote "list my cover on eBay", not "sell my cover on eBay" Happy

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey

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philb
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04 Jul 2019
12:34:59pm

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Ikey, you travel to shows...there is a big on in Albany July 20/21 postal history,stamps,postcards....we usually go on the first day(Saturday) but i am having cataract surgery on the 19th so i better give it a day and drive on Sunday. phil

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ikeyPikey
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04 Jul 2019
12:48:18pm
re: Kenya 40 KES Culture/Tourism Stamp ... ID?

Phil, I'd offer to drop-by and pick y'all up on the way, but I've got a granddaughter visiting and, while she's congenial & easily amused, somehow two three-hour-drives and a stamp show seems like pushing it ...

Unless, of course, the Hamilton tickets, for later that week, are enough to make that up to her ...

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey

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philb
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04 Jul 2019
03:24:32pm

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that is the question, i made the attempt. Cheers, phil

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