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Europe/Other : Latvia Currency Stamp

 

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10 Oct 2019
05:41:22pm
Sorry for this sudden burst of ID requests. Someone brought in an unsorted box of stamps to our club meeting, including a glassine full of obscure pieces, most of which I've been able to figure out.

I'm wondering how to catalog this one, Scott Latvia design A5. The front certainly matches #94, with its surcharge and its "Desmit rubti" overprint in a sort of cursive script.

But it is on thick, currency paper, as described in the listing for unsurcharged #63. I see no mention of a currency paper version on the #94 listing.

(No luck uploading the images. Same scanner, both JPEGs. I hope my info is enough.)
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10 Oct 2019
06:25:38pm
re: Latvia Currency Stamp

I think Latvia is fascinating because of how they printed their early stamps using military maps and unfinished bank notes due to paper shortages.

The #94 is printed on unfinished bank notes as it comes from the primary unsurcharged stamp #63, then the surcharged #83 and finally #94 with additional surcharge.

These are not "currency stamps". They were merely printed on the backs on unfinished bank notes. I mention this, because Russia did issue currency stamps that could also be used as money due to metal shortages during World War I and the revolution.

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10 Oct 2019
06:55:41pm
re: Latvia Currency Stamp

You could try using Microsoft Paint to do a 75 dpi scan to a .JPG file for uploading.

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10 Oct 2019
06:59:34pm
re: Latvia Currency Stamp

Thanks again, Michael. Your explanation makes sense.

I did use "currency stamp" too loosely; just saving time. The U.S., of course, has its own convoluted history of postage as cash.

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10 Oct 2019
07:06:03pm
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I think several of us would appreciate the scan if doable as it sounds like an interesting stamp issue and relatively uncommon.

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10 Oct 2019
07:53:52pm

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I believe I posted these before but couldn't find them - Quality is lousy (old 2 megapixal camera) but you can get the idea.Image Not Found

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10 Oct 2019
11:32:50pm
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That's great, Carol!

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11 Oct 2019
04:28:32pm
re: Latvia Currency Stamp

Map sheet is nifty. I wonder if a little of that was snubbing its nose at the Bosheviks.

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12 Oct 2019
01:24:11am
re: Latvia Currency Stamp

I don't found the stamps for posting a better quality image.
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Well, at least I got to have a haircut in the Penny Lane barber shop.
10 Oct 2019
05:41:22pm

Sorry for this sudden burst of ID requests. Someone brought in an unsorted box of stamps to our club meeting, including a glassine full of obscure pieces, most of which I've been able to figure out.

I'm wondering how to catalog this one, Scott Latvia design A5. The front certainly matches #94, with its surcharge and its "Desmit rubti" overprint in a sort of cursive script.

But it is on thick, currency paper, as described in the listing for unsurcharged #63. I see no mention of a currency paper version on the #94 listing.

(No luck uploading the images. Same scanner, both JPEGs. I hope my info is enough.)

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10 Oct 2019
06:25:38pm

re: Latvia Currency Stamp

I think Latvia is fascinating because of how they printed their early stamps using military maps and unfinished bank notes due to paper shortages.

The #94 is printed on unfinished bank notes as it comes from the primary unsurcharged stamp #63, then the surcharged #83 and finally #94 with additional surcharge.

These are not "currency stamps". They were merely printed on the backs on unfinished bank notes. I mention this, because Russia did issue currency stamps that could also be used as money due to metal shortages during World War I and the revolution.

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10 Oct 2019
06:55:41pm

re: Latvia Currency Stamp

You could try using Microsoft Paint to do a 75 dpi scan to a .JPG file for uploading.

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Well, at least I got to have a haircut in the Penny Lane barber shop.
10 Oct 2019
06:59:34pm

re: Latvia Currency Stamp

Thanks again, Michael. Your explanation makes sense.

I did use "currency stamp" too loosely; just saving time. The U.S., of course, has its own convoluted history of postage as cash.

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jbaxter5256

10 Oct 2019
07:06:03pm

re: Latvia Currency Stamp

I think several of us would appreciate the scan if doable as it sounds like an interesting stamp issue and relatively uncommon.

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In loving memory of Carol, my wife for 52 years.

10 Oct 2019
07:53:52pm

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I believe I posted these before but couldn't find them - Quality is lousy (old 2 megapixal camera) but you can get the idea.Image Not Found

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10 Oct 2019
11:32:50pm

re: Latvia Currency Stamp

That's great, Carol!

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"Author: Seasons of Fantasies and Dreams, The Whitechapel Fog"

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Well, at least I got to have a haircut in the Penny Lane barber shop.
11 Oct 2019
04:28:32pm

re: Latvia Currency Stamp

Map sheet is nifty. I wonder if a little of that was snubbing its nose at the Bosheviks.

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gerom

12 Oct 2019
01:24:11am

re: Latvia Currency Stamp

I don't found the stamps for posting a better quality image.
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