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11 Jun 2012
05:09:15pm
I'm completely stumped on these - unless my brain is still malfunctioning and missing something, I can't find these in Scott and can't figure out what they are (other than Greece or a Greek dependency) - are they newspaper stamps, tax stamps?

I have several values of the second stamp.

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11 Jun 2012
11:13:37pm
re: Greece / Crete: stamp identification

The top (green) stamp is a Greek revenue. Not listed in the standard catalogs.

The bottom stamp is from Crete. It was printed in 1905 for the revolution, but was only placed on sale for collectors. Being philatelic in nature, Scott will not list such stamps. See the note in Scott after Crete #82.

The set of six is listed in Michel (#6-11) at the end of the Crete listings. Your stamp (#7)(forgeries exist) is worth around $1.00 unused in Michel. It is also listed in Gibbons (Crete #V7 at 40p).

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12 Jun 2012
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re: Greece / Crete: stamp identification

The Greek stamp is a 1 drachma general revenue from 1925, Barefoot #379, priced at 25 pence in 2002.

The scan's a bit blurred but I believe the 10 lepta Cretan Revolutionary Assembly stamp is a forgery. In the original stamps and reprints the "line" between the top rectangular section and the main picture is a single bold broad line and in the forgeries it's made up of two fainter narrow lines.

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12 Jun 2012
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re: Greece / Crete: stamp identification

Thanks for helping clear that up. Sorry about the blurry - I did it with my blackberry. I'll take a look at it and the others to see if they have the marks of forgeries.

I seem to be good at finding stamps that get me stumped. A few years back I posted a set of Suez Canal and after a long discussion I'm still not sure if they are genuine, reprints or forgeries. I have a couple of Roman States with the same issue.

It doesn't matter to me if they are forgeries (makes it a better challenge) :-)

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A Service Dog gives a person with a disability independence. Never approach, distract or pet a working dog, especially when (s)he is in harness. Never be afraid to ask questions to the handler (parent).
11 Jun 2012
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I'm completely stumped on these - unless my brain is still malfunctioning and missing something, I can't find these in Scott and can't figure out what they are (other than Greece or a Greek dependency) - are they newspaper stamps, tax stamps?

I have several values of the second stamp.

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Kelly

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11 Jun 2012
11:13:37pm

re: Greece / Crete: stamp identification

The top (green) stamp is a Greek revenue. Not listed in the standard catalogs.

The bottom stamp is from Crete. It was printed in 1905 for the revolution, but was only placed on sale for collectors. Being philatelic in nature, Scott will not list such stamps. See the note in Scott after Crete #82.

The set of six is listed in Michel (#6-11) at the end of the Crete listings. Your stamp (#7)(forgeries exist) is worth around $1.00 unused in Michel. It is also listed in Gibbons (Crete #V7 at 40p).

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12 Jun 2012
01:44:52am

re: Greece / Crete: stamp identification

The Greek stamp is a 1 drachma general revenue from 1925, Barefoot #379, priced at 25 pence in 2002.

The scan's a bit blurred but I believe the 10 lepta Cretan Revolutionary Assembly stamp is a forgery. In the original stamps and reprints the "line" between the top rectangular section and the main picture is a single bold broad line and in the forgeries it's made up of two fainter narrow lines.

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12:31:24pm

re: Greece / Crete: stamp identification

Thanks for helping clear that up. Sorry about the blurry - I did it with my blackberry. I'll take a look at it and the others to see if they have the marks of forgeries.

I seem to be good at finding stamps that get me stumped. A few years back I posted a set of Suez Canal and after a long discussion I'm still not sure if they are genuine, reprints or forgeries. I have a couple of Roman States with the same issue.

It doesn't matter to me if they are forgeries (makes it a better challenge) :-)

Kelly

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