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Europe/Other : Albania: Exile stamps of 1941

 

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Pdougherty999
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12 Dec 2010
11:12:53pm
I'm in the process of booking all of our Foriegn Stamps that we've aquired over the last 2 months. One set is the Albania Exile stamps, similiar to these:

http://www.rigastamps.biz/servlet/the-8787/Albania-1945-Govt-in/Detail

Anyone know of a Catalog number for them? I already found out that they won't be listed in Scott's because they were never used for postage.

For those interested, this is what I've managed to scrpae up on them for our album:

These stamps were printed by the Albanian underground while in exile in Italy in 1941. They were to be issued as regular postage after the Communists were overthrown but because the government remained under Soviet control, these stamps were never used as postage. Consequently they are not listed in Scott's catalogue. There was a very limited number printed and they are quite rare.

The stamps are large (1¼ by 2 inches) and each is printed in a different tri-color. They feature portraits of Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Gjergji Kastrioti. Gjergj Kastrioti, widely known as Skanderbeg (Lord Alexander), is one of the most prominent historical figures in the history of Albania and the Albanian people. He is also known as the Dragon of Albania and is the national hero of the Albanians. He is remembered for his struggle against the Ottoman Empire.

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Pdougherty999
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13 Dec 2010
09:14:50am
re: Albania: Exile stamps of 1941

It looks like I have some perforated ones as well to go along with the Imperforated ones. If you guys have some sort of catalog numbers for those as well, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Pdougherty999

12 Dec 2010
11:12:53pm

I'm in the process of booking all of our Foriegn Stamps that we've aquired over the last 2 months. One set is the Albania Exile stamps, similiar to these:

http://www.rigastamps.biz/servlet/the-8787/Albania-1945-Govt-in/Detail

Anyone know of a Catalog number for them? I already found out that they won't be listed in Scott's because they were never used for postage.

For those interested, this is what I've managed to scrpae up on them for our album:

These stamps were printed by the Albanian underground while in exile in Italy in 1941. They were to be issued as regular postage after the Communists were overthrown but because the government remained under Soviet control, these stamps were never used as postage. Consequently they are not listed in Scott's catalogue. There was a very limited number printed and they are quite rare.

The stamps are large (1¼ by 2 inches) and each is printed in a different tri-color. They feature portraits of Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Gjergji Kastrioti. Gjergj Kastrioti, widely known as Skanderbeg (Lord Alexander), is one of the most prominent historical figures in the history of Albania and the Albanian people. He is also known as the Dragon of Albania and is the national hero of the Albanians. He is remembered for his struggle against the Ottoman Empire.

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13 Dec 2010
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re: Albania: Exile stamps of 1941

It looks like I have some perforated ones as well to go along with the Imperforated ones. If you guys have some sort of catalog numbers for those as well, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Pat

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