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General Philatelic/Newcomer Cnr : Where in the world is BEQUIA???

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PDougherty999
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13 Dec 2011
06:37:03pm
OK, I'm trying to catalog some stamps from our collection. I have these pretty Disney stamps that are from Bequia (Grenadines Of St. Vincent). They are supposedly Scott # 268-73 of the year 1989. HOWEVER... I can't find Bequia in my Scott 2008 catalog. Have i lost my mind??? any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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musicman
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13 Dec 2011
06:42:45pm
re: Where in the world is BEQUIA???

Pat,

Bequia is listed in Vol. 5, AFTER St Vincent/Grenadines.



Randy

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PDougherty999
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13 Dec 2011
09:04:10pm
re: Where in the world is BEQUIA???

Thanks Randy!

Who would have thought that Saint Vincent Grenadines comes AFTER Slovenia? Oh wait, I get it, when they abbreviated Saint to just ST, I didn't notice that alphabetically that it comes BEFORE El Salvador.

I guess it's the computer guy in me that made that so difficult. Please tell me they fixed that in later issues.

My eyes hurt from staring at this.

Pat

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17 Dec 2011
02:41:38pm
re: Where in the world is BEQUIA???

Personally, I would consider Bequia items to be Jam Jar labels similar to the philatelic junk other so called "countries" have printed over the years to extract money from unsuspecting children and collectors.
However I suppose they have the right to provide stamps for actual use and if I ever came across a contemporaneous postal usage I'd save it.
Bequia

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joshtanski
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17 Dec 2011
06:55:08pm
re: Where in the world is BEQUIA???

There was an aritcle in one of the stamp magazines within the past few years (I think American Philatelic) about someone travelling through the Grenadines of St. Vincent, that the wallpaper stamps with the island names were not accepted as valid as post offices there, they sold the normal St. Vincent definitive series as postage. There is now a footnote in Scott that they want to see commercial covers 2000-2008 themselves. I have mostly seen lots of the St. Vincent plants definitives of 1996 (Scott #2240A - 2240O) in kiloware I believe was from genuine postal sources (international correspondence schools).

Josh

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cdj1122
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Silence in the face of adversity is the father of complicity and collusion, the first cousins of conspiracy..
18 Dec 2011
11:14:33am
re: Where in the world is BEQUIA???

Philately went through that struggle several times.
For years the APS tried to black ball spurious labels that were offered as postage stamps with it's Black Blot program. That died when even reputable countries began to create contrived souveniers to sell to unsuspecting collectors.
From the days of Nicholas Seebeck through the German "Inflations" the "Iron Curtain" limited issues and the more recent Sand Dune "Jam Jar Labels" to the wallpapar printed by places like Grenada in the Caribbean and certain Central African nations, it has always been good to seek actual postal usages of these semi-cinderellas.
If they do not exist in a percentage proportional to the population it is likely that what is available "mint, original undisturbed gum" or "favor cancelled" is just as bogus as what you can print at home on your Brother MRC printer-scanner.

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18 Dec 2011
12:45:57pm
re: Where in the world is BEQUIA???

As you can see from these 2 stamps from 1965, even St. Vincent had trouble figuring out Bequia
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