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Europe/Other : Crete 1905

 

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Martin
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11 Jun 2013
11:31:41pm
Need help with ID for these old stamps from Crete, Image Not Found

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12 Jun 2013
12:26:36am
re: Crete 1905

Not listed by Scott. They are listed by Gibbons under Crete Revolutionary Assembly, #V6-V11.

I copied the following from the following web site:

http://www.dcstamps.com/?p=2454

On 15 Feb, 1905, the Revolutionaries at Therissos issued a set of 6 stamps as propaganda pieces. While the stamps were never placed in official use, they were made available to philatelic collectors. The stamps, which were of fairly good quality, based on the circumstances, had two basic designs. One featured a woman holding a rifle, with the script “Crete enslaved”, and was issued in four different valuations. The second depicted an image of Prince George and was issued in two different denominations. There are many forgeries which exist. The real stamps were issued in thin white paper, and many of the forgeries are on a thicker brownish paper.


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17 Apr 2017
07:07:13pm
re: Crete 1905

Bumped this up to supplement a new discussion on these stamps.

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17 Apr 2017
07:53:20pm
re: Crete 1905


The two portrait stamps in the Revolutionary Assembly set show King George of Greece rather than his son Prince George.

Prince George was the High Commissioner of Crete and appeared on a number of Crete stamps.

However, Venizelos who led the rebellion was a strong opponent of Prince George so he would never have put his portrait on this propaganda set.

The King though was a strong symbol for Venizelos' aim of union with Greece.

Supposedly, these stamps were used for about 26 days in the villages around Theriso, but I agree they should be considered as pure propaganda.

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Martin

11 Jun 2013
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Need help with ID for these old stamps from Crete, Image Not Found

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michael78651

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12 Jun 2013
12:26:36am

re: Crete 1905

Not listed by Scott. They are listed by Gibbons under Crete Revolutionary Assembly, #V6-V11.

I copied the following from the following web site:

http://www.dcstamps.com/?p=2454

On 15 Feb, 1905, the Revolutionaries at Therissos issued a set of 6 stamps as propaganda pieces. While the stamps were never placed in official use, they were made available to philatelic collectors. The stamps, which were of fairly good quality, based on the circumstances, had two basic designs. One featured a woman holding a rifle, with the script “Crete enslaved”, and was issued in four different valuations. The second depicted an image of Prince George and was issued in two different denominations. There are many forgeries which exist. The real stamps were issued in thin white paper, and many of the forgeries are on a thicker brownish paper.


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17 Apr 2017
07:07:13pm

re: Crete 1905

Bumped this up to supplement a new discussion on these stamps.

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

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nigelc

17 Apr 2017
07:53:20pm

re: Crete 1905


The two portrait stamps in the Revolutionary Assembly set show King George of Greece rather than his son Prince George.

Prince George was the High Commissioner of Crete and appeared on a number of Crete stamps.

However, Venizelos who led the rebellion was a strong opponent of Prince George so he would never have put his portrait on this propaganda set.

The King though was a strong symbol for Venizelos' aim of union with Greece.

Supposedly, these stamps were used for about 26 days in the villages around Theriso, but I agree they should be considered as pure propaganda.

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