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vinman
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25 Sep 2022
02:07:27pm
Here are covers I bought in the last 3 years. I haven't mounted (put on stock sheets)yet. I have many more to scan and post. As time permits I will get them posted. When I'M done with the covers a have many stamps with fancy cancels that I'll scan and post. I got lazy with scanning and posting.
This fiest group are Pittsburgh fancy or geometric cancels.

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06 Oct 2022
10:06:14am
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Here are few postal cards with "Chicago Blue" cancels.
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My collecting interests are ecclectic to say the least. I found these for sale at the APS and added them to my growing Tiny Post Card" collection
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I am attracted to hand drawn pictures on postal cards. These are some I recently bought on eBay.
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More covers for my small cover collection.
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07 Oct 2022
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i absolutely love the hand-drawn cards; the two USO are poignant.

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22 Oct 2022
10:51:22pm
re: Recent Acquisitions 19

Paid 3 cents from Libertyville, IL>
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23 Oct 2022
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Another nicey Vinman !

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25 Oct 2022
09:55:38pm
re: Recent Acquisitions 19

Here are some Fancy Cancels that arrived this week. The top three are Scott 73, Black Jacks.
The bottom three are Scott 210. First is an Indian Head the next two are fancy geometrics.

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26 Oct 2022
08:20:58am
re: Recent Acquisitions 19

Just curious, were any of the special cancellations specific to a certain area? If so, is there a book or article that nails this down? I have a few in my US collection and am wondering if there was a time period when these were no longer done. I'm assuming this mainly shows up on early stamps. Could someone educate me on this? The Indian Head one is really fantastic, not very politically collect, but fantastic! I am more than half native so I guess I'm allowed to comment!

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26 Oct 2022
09:16:58am
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Here is a great resource for literature.
https://lcps-stamps.org/library-electron ...

Some books on US cancels.
https://d2jf3tgwe889fp.cloudfront.net/wp ...

https://d2jf3tgwe889fp.cloudfront.net/wp ...

https://lcps-stamps.org/wp-content/uploa ...

There are more. I'm headed out right now but will pick up this conversation when I get home and answer your questions.
Vince

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Fancy cancels can be found on the earliest issues. They became popular with the 1851 issue and took off with the 1861 issue. Some of the nicest made at the time were by John Hill of Waterbury, Connecticut. The Large Banknote issues of the 1870 - 1890 have the greatest variety of fancy cancels. the cancels started to fade in the 1890's but still can be found on the first Bureau issue. There was a short lived period in the early 20th century when fancy canels again became popular. Here is a link to an article on those cancels.
https://stampsmarter.org/learning/Collec ...

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26 Oct 2022
10:07:38am
re: Recent Acquisitions 19

Here's a Bermuda censored cover from September 1941 that I picked up as a part of a larger lot at Argyll Etkin's recent Bermuda sale.

It has a double strike of the CM21 type censors mark, along with the initials of the censor. Lots of colorful KG VI era stamps to boot.

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Given Stamporama's size restrictions for images I had to scan this at 200 dpi. As a result, the address appears to be very light on this scan, but in reality it is quite dark.

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28 Oct 2022
04:57:46pm
re: Recent Acquisitions 19

Not really a Recent Acquisition. I won these at a Stamp Out Cancer Auction about 7 years ago. Finally found time to make pages for them and take them out of the auction folder.

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04 Nov 2022
10:35:10pm
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Here are some covers I picked up at AEROPHILATELY 2022 being held at the APS Headquarters in Bellefonte this weekend. It is a WSP show with plenty of exhibits and about a dozen dealers. All the dealers had covers, great for postal history collectors. I forgot my check book today so I will be going back tomorrow to pick up covers from three different dealers. More scans to follow.

These two covers fit in with my Tiny covers and Mourning covers collection.
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These two covers go to my Auxillary Markings collection. I have never seen the "Return To Sender" marking.
The second cover has a Forwarded marking and and pointing finger. I like the hand drawn hand. This is just a cover front. I would like to have seen what markings that were on the back.
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A couple Fancies to add to my collection.
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Thses fit into my "Fire" related collection. I also collect Fire Insurance related covers & documents and policies, Fire Fighting and Fire Equipment covers. I also collect fire/disaster post cards.
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05 Nov 2022
10:27:05pm
re: Recent Acquisitions 19

I found this cover today at the Aerophilately Show. It is from WW1. Markings return to sender deceased. Another of my collections are War covers with "Return To Sender Deceased". I look for information about the addresse and circumstances around his death.
This cover was sent November 20, 2018 nine days after the Armistice was signed. He was killed three days before the Armistice by German machine gun fire.

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Here is some information about Sgt Rogers.

"Cited for gallantry during the Chateau Thierry drive, Sergeant
C. Lyon Rogers had been recommended for a commission as
second lieutenant and he was sworn in as an officer on October
28 after performing the duties of one for more than a month.

Meeting but weak resistance the infantry cleared the woods of
Germans November 8, and it was during this operation that
Lieutenant Rogers was killed by a machine gun bullet. He was
in charge of two machine guns in the advance but had been
asked to lead a party of infantry over the top and while organ-
izing the men he met his death. His fearlessness had placed
him as high in the esteem of neighboring units as it had in that
of his own men. It was one of the doughboys who remarked
that "he shouldn't have been a second lieutenant, but an infantry
captain." "



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Lower, left to right— U. C. Lyon Rogers, Lt. Gustaf A. Nelson, Lt. John
C. Carroll.

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07 Nov 2022
10:42:44pm
re: Recent Acquisitions 19

This came in the mail a few weeks ago. The post card has a stitched message on gauze and was sent through the mail in a glassine envelope. This is the first card I seen with the accompanying cover used to mail it.

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Liz

10 Nov 2022
12:22:18am

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Thank you for sharing!

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14 Nov 2022
02:45:55pm
re: Recent Acquisitions 19

Here are more covers I picked up at The Aerophilately Show.

These three are more Pittsburgh Fancy Cancels.
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The first Postal Card has a letter"A" from Bellefontaine, OH. The Postmaster at the time of this card was Samuel E. Allmon, the letter "A" is probably his initial. The second card and cover have shields from Worcester, MA and St. Louis, MO.
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The first card is a Negative Star from Rochester, NY, identified by the return address on the back. The next card is a Fancy Shield, CDS from West Gardner, MA with a negative star. The third cover with a negative "P" is from Princeton, IL
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14 Nov 2022
06:12:38pm
re: Recent Acquisitions 19

Here is a cover with something that I don't see very often. Stamps from two different countries both postally cancelled for their individual countries. It is also interesting that it is an airmail letter coming from the Woodbourne Air Force base in the Blenheim postal district, to Christchurch which is not that far away both in the South Island of New Zealand. It is then forwarded on to Tain, Ross-shire, Scotland.

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21 Nov 2022
10:29:31pm
re: Recent Acquisitions 19

Some new covers and postal card with artwork by the writer.

The first two are from soldiers during WWll and the post card has a plum tree from Plum, TX with some history of Plum.

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24 Nov 2022
08:32:07am
re: Recent Acquisitions 19

Just got these last month at the Kalamazoo (MICH) Stamp & Cover Show - rows 2, 3, 4 and 5;

Top and bottom stamps were kindly provided to me by my Canadian collector friend David Giles (thx DavidG!).


The latest GB Machins - acquired from a stamp dealer friend of 30+ years;

...and (I'm told) Canada's only Machins:



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24 Nov 2022
09:50:55am
re: Recent Acquisitions 19

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24 Nov 2022
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Just to let everyone know each and every of all the New Machin stamps illustrated above are available from the forgers on a well known selling platform.

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24 Nov 2022
11:14:41pm
re: Recent Acquisitions 19

" ... available from the forgers ..."

Well, that did not take long at all, did it?
Well, they have tried graphite lines on the reverse,
Phosphor bands on the front, Phosphorized paper,
as well as all-over Phosphor of several mixtures,
elliptical perforations, and secret codes in the
background. Now cometh forth this latest gimmick
and yet forgeries abound.
Why not buy some hand held rubber stamps and
teach the postal workers how to switch them on
and off.
It might solve any unemployment problem by the way.
Do any, or many, other well developed countries have
this problem ?
At least half my local stamped mail is not cancelled at all.

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25 Nov 2022
06:17:05pm
re: Recent Acquisitions 19

Here is a recent purchase. It is a patent envelope. There is a string on the upper right corner where a stamp would be applied. The stamps would be useless to try to reuse after pulling the the string. That is a non issue with this example, it was mailed free by a soldier. It was opened without using the string, it appears like the glue used to seal the envelope was weak.

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28 Nov 2022
12:24:25am
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Bought this yesterday for about $14. It is the only one I have so far from a set of three. Sorry about the scan where I cut off the left perforations. In 1907 the Siamese post office needed some high value stamps to go on/with mail bags of consolidated mail going to China mainly from Chinese labourers then working in Siam (Thailand). This is the lowest of three values, 10, 20 and 40 ticals overprinted on court fee revenue stamps of the equivalent values. 10 ticals was ten times the value of the then 1905 1 tical postage stamp. In 1908 Siam did issue high value postage stamps to cover this. This stamp is SG 101 and Scott 106. The Stamp World catalogue lists the mint stamp at $416.

There are two problems with this stamp. First is that there is a big tear across it. The other is I was wary of the "Specimen" overprint for two reasons. One it's not a very clear impression. Second it's unlisted in all the catalogues I have. I did find it in a book of the Anatchai Rattakul Thailand collection which persuaded me to buy it on my second visit. Still I was glad to get it as at least I have something to go on the album page now.


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25 Sep 2022
02:07:27pm

Here are covers I bought in the last 3 years. I haven't mounted (put on stock sheets)yet. I have many more to scan and post. As time permits I will get them posted. When I'M done with the covers a have many stamps with fancy cancels that I'll scan and post. I got lazy with scanning and posting.
This fiest group are Pittsburgh fancy or geometric cancels.

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06 Oct 2022
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re: Recent Acquisitions 19

Here are few postal cards with "Chicago Blue" cancels.
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My collecting interests are ecclectic to say the least. I found these for sale at the APS and added them to my growing Tiny Post Card" collection
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I am attracted to hand drawn pictures on postal cards. These are some I recently bought on eBay.
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More covers for my small cover collection.
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07 Oct 2022
07:20:15am

re: Recent Acquisitions 19

i absolutely love the hand-drawn cards; the two USO are poignant.

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22 Oct 2022
10:51:22pm

re: Recent Acquisitions 19

Paid 3 cents from Libertyville, IL>
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23 Oct 2022
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Another nicey Vinman !

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25 Oct 2022
09:55:38pm

re: Recent Acquisitions 19

Here are some Fancy Cancels that arrived this week. The top three are Scott 73, Black Jacks.
The bottom three are Scott 210. First is an Indian Head the next two are fancy geometrics.

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26 Oct 2022
08:20:58am

re: Recent Acquisitions 19

Just curious, were any of the special cancellations specific to a certain area? If so, is there a book or article that nails this down? I have a few in my US collection and am wondering if there was a time period when these were no longer done. I'm assuming this mainly shows up on early stamps. Could someone educate me on this? The Indian Head one is really fantastic, not very politically collect, but fantastic! I am more than half native so I guess I'm allowed to comment!

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26 Oct 2022
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re: Recent Acquisitions 19

Here is a great resource for literature.
https://lcps-stamps.org/library-electron ...

Some books on US cancels.
https://d2jf3tgwe889fp.cloudfront.net/wp ...

https://d2jf3tgwe889fp.cloudfront.net/wp ...

https://lcps-stamps.org/wp-content/uploa ...

There are more. I'm headed out right now but will pick up this conversation when I get home and answer your questions.
Vince

Edit
Fancy cancels can be found on the earliest issues. They became popular with the 1851 issue and took off with the 1861 issue. Some of the nicest made at the time were by John Hill of Waterbury, Connecticut. The Large Banknote issues of the 1870 - 1890 have the greatest variety of fancy cancels. the cancels started to fade in the 1890's but still can be found on the first Bureau issue. There was a short lived period in the early 20th century when fancy canels again became popular. Here is a link to an article on those cancels.
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26 Oct 2022
10:07:38am

re: Recent Acquisitions 19

Here's a Bermuda censored cover from September 1941 that I picked up as a part of a larger lot at Argyll Etkin's recent Bermuda sale.

It has a double strike of the CM21 type censors mark, along with the initials of the censor. Lots of colorful KG VI era stamps to boot.

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Given Stamporama's size restrictions for images I had to scan this at 200 dpi. As a result, the address appears to be very light on this scan, but in reality it is quite dark.

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28 Oct 2022
04:57:46pm

re: Recent Acquisitions 19

Not really a Recent Acquisition. I won these at a Stamp Out Cancer Auction about 7 years ago. Finally found time to make pages for them and take them out of the auction folder.

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04 Nov 2022
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Here are some covers I picked up at AEROPHILATELY 2022 being held at the APS Headquarters in Bellefonte this weekend. It is a WSP show with plenty of exhibits and about a dozen dealers. All the dealers had covers, great for postal history collectors. I forgot my check book today so I will be going back tomorrow to pick up covers from three different dealers. More scans to follow.

These two covers fit in with my Tiny covers and Mourning covers collection.
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These two covers go to my Auxillary Markings collection. I have never seen the "Return To Sender" marking.
The second cover has a Forwarded marking and and pointing finger. I like the hand drawn hand. This is just a cover front. I would like to have seen what markings that were on the back.
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A couple Fancies to add to my collection.
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Thses fit into my "Fire" related collection. I also collect Fire Insurance related covers & documents and policies, Fire Fighting and Fire Equipment covers. I also collect fire/disaster post cards.
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05 Nov 2022
10:27:05pm

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I found this cover today at the Aerophilately Show. It is from WW1. Markings return to sender deceased. Another of my collections are War covers with "Return To Sender Deceased". I look for information about the addresse and circumstances around his death.
This cover was sent November 20, 2018 nine days after the Armistice was signed. He was killed three days before the Armistice by German machine gun fire.

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Here is some information about Sgt Rogers.

"Cited for gallantry during the Chateau Thierry drive, Sergeant
C. Lyon Rogers had been recommended for a commission as
second lieutenant and he was sworn in as an officer on October
28 after performing the duties of one for more than a month.

Meeting but weak resistance the infantry cleared the woods of
Germans November 8, and it was during this operation that
Lieutenant Rogers was killed by a machine gun bullet. He was
in charge of two machine guns in the advance but had been
asked to lead a party of infantry over the top and while organ-
izing the men he met his death. His fearlessness had placed
him as high in the esteem of neighboring units as it had in that
of his own men. It was one of the doughboys who remarked
that "he shouldn't have been a second lieutenant, but an infantry
captain." "



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Lower, left to right— U. C. Lyon Rogers, Lt. Gustaf A. Nelson, Lt. John
C. Carroll.

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07 Nov 2022
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This came in the mail a few weeks ago. The post card has a stitched message on gauze and was sent through the mail in a glassine envelope. This is the first card I seen with the accompanying cover used to mail it.

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10 Nov 2022
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Thank you for sharing!

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14 Nov 2022
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Here are more covers I picked up at The Aerophilately Show.

These three are more Pittsburgh Fancy Cancels.
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The first Postal Card has a letter"A" from Bellefontaine, OH. The Postmaster at the time of this card was Samuel E. Allmon, the letter "A" is probably his initial. The second card and cover have shields from Worcester, MA and St. Louis, MO.
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The first card is a Negative Star from Rochester, NY, identified by the return address on the back. The next card is a Fancy Shield, CDS from West Gardner, MA with a negative star. The third cover with a negative "P" is from Princeton, IL
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14 Nov 2022
06:12:38pm

re: Recent Acquisitions 19

Here is a cover with something that I don't see very often. Stamps from two different countries both postally cancelled for their individual countries. It is also interesting that it is an airmail letter coming from the Woodbourne Air Force base in the Blenheim postal district, to Christchurch which is not that far away both in the South Island of New Zealand. It is then forwarded on to Tain, Ross-shire, Scotland.

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21 Nov 2022
10:29:31pm

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Some new covers and postal card with artwork by the writer.

The first two are from soldiers during WWll and the post card has a plum tree from Plum, TX with some history of Plum.

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24 Nov 2022
08:32:07am

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Just got these last month at the Kalamazoo (MICH) Stamp & Cover Show - rows 2, 3, 4 and 5;

Top and bottom stamps were kindly provided to me by my Canadian collector friend David Giles (thx DavidG!).


The latest GB Machins - acquired from a stamp dealer friend of 30+ years;

...and (I'm told) Canada's only Machins:



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24 Nov 2022
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Awesome stamps!

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24 Nov 2022
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Just to let everyone know each and every of all the New Machin stamps illustrated above are available from the forgers on a well known selling platform.

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" ... available from the forgers ..."

Well, that did not take long at all, did it?
Well, they have tried graphite lines on the reverse,
Phosphor bands on the front, Phosphorized paper,
as well as all-over Phosphor of several mixtures,
elliptical perforations, and secret codes in the
background. Now cometh forth this latest gimmick
and yet forgeries abound.
Why not buy some hand held rubber stamps and
teach the postal workers how to switch them on
and off.
It might solve any unemployment problem by the way.
Do any, or many, other well developed countries have
this problem ?
At least half my local stamped mail is not cancelled at all.

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25 Nov 2022
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Here is a recent purchase. It is a patent envelope. There is a string on the upper right corner where a stamp would be applied. The stamps would be useless to try to reuse after pulling the the string. That is a non issue with this example, it was mailed free by a soldier. It was opened without using the string, it appears like the glue used to seal the envelope was weak.

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DannyS

28 Nov 2022
12:24:25am

re: Recent Acquisitions 19

Bought this yesterday for about $14. It is the only one I have so far from a set of three. Sorry about the scan where I cut off the left perforations. In 1907 the Siamese post office needed some high value stamps to go on/with mail bags of consolidated mail going to China mainly from Chinese labourers then working in Siam (Thailand). This is the lowest of three values, 10, 20 and 40 ticals overprinted on court fee revenue stamps of the equivalent values. 10 ticals was ten times the value of the then 1905 1 tical postage stamp. In 1908 Siam did issue high value postage stamps to cover this. This stamp is SG 101 and Scott 106. The Stamp World catalogue lists the mint stamp at $416.

There are two problems with this stamp. First is that there is a big tear across it. The other is I was wary of the "Specimen" overprint for two reasons. One it's not a very clear impression. Second it's unlisted in all the catalogues I have. I did find it in a book of the Anatchai Rattakul Thailand collection which persuaded me to buy it on my second visit. Still I was glad to get it as at least I have something to go on the album page now.


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