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Mike
30 Sep 2013
07:09:43am
Yupper, it's another World Famous Mystery Stamp Quiz

We haven't had one for almost a year, so it's time for another, to agitate, irritate and otherwise perturb those that read this message.

First, for the benefit of all of the new members that have joined after the last MSQ, here are the rules.

#1 - There are no rules. The first person to correctly identify the Mystery Stamp will win that stamp, period. Everyone is eligible to guess.

As a first clue, this is not a twenty-five cent stamp, so that eliminates 90% of the catalog.

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Good luck!

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30 Sep 2013
09:06:02am

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I think we will have to wait for a few more clues, or can we ask questions in order to narrow it down?

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Mike
30 Sep 2013
02:43:56pm
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Jan-Simon, I would have expected a guess out of you or Jill, right off the bat, but yes ask any question you have.

Since it has been about 8 hours maybe I should pop in another clue.

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There, that should just about give it away!!!! NOT.

Mike

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30 Sep 2013
05:04:58pm

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Absolutely, that makes it a lot easier: "Image Not Found" - I guess something went wrong during upload?

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Mike
30 Sep 2013
06:03:40pm
re: Oh no, not again

Well, maybe that's the clue. Nope, sorry but it's not. Will try that again....How about clues one and two together? Is that more better????

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30 Sep 2013
07:33:02pm
re: Oh no, not again

This is not good at all. Over 12 hours and not a single guess. What is happening out there, everyone sleeping or what? Let's try another clue and see what happens.

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There, now isn't that mucho grande better?

Good luck!

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Mike
01 Oct 2013
04:46:45am
re: Oh no, not again

Clue 4:

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Oh yeah, that cleared it right up.

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01 Oct 2013
05:25:49am

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Is it a stamp from French Polynesia or another French colony?

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01 Oct 2013
05:37:29am
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Sorry Jan-Simon, but you're not even close! But I think I remember seeing a French restaurant there on one of our cruises. OOOPPPPSSS, I just gave away another big clue. This country is accessible to cruise ships. Hope that helps!
Rolling On The Floor Laughing

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01 Oct 2013
06:01:51am

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so now I need to find out where you went on a cruise. Probably the Caribbean, that would narrow it down considerably.

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Mike
01 Oct 2013
06:17:38am
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Don't forget we did Europe just a year ago. Sorry, hope that didn't pop any bubbles. LOL

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01 Oct 2013
06:35:35am

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no worries, at least I can now cross off all countries bordering the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Happy

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Mike
01 Oct 2013
09:50:43am
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AAAH yes, we did transit the Panama Canal, maybe that wouldn't change anything. Who knows?

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01 Oct 2013
11:05:35am

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Oh boy... I already checked Panama, but could not find anything. Perhaps I'd better do another check.

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01 Oct 2013
11:41:39am
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I'll be sad if you do find it. i just failed in the Panama catalogue.
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Mike
01 Oct 2013
11:48:11am
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Pssst, just for you Jan-Simon, it is not Panama, but don't tell anyone. It seems that with over 200 hits on this posting someone else would have made a guess by now.

I think this stamp would be a good stamp to be the 1st to "March" to.

Mike

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Mike
01 Oct 2013
11:50:58am
re: Oh no, not again

Merv, you slipped in there when I wasn't looking, so go ahead and peek at the clue I just gave Jan-Simon, but don't let him know.

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Mike
01 Oct 2013
02:30:06pm
re: Oh no, not again

While everyone is looking in Panama I'll sneak in another clue.

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Wow, I think one would have to be very wise to guess the correct answer with that clue!

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01 Oct 2013
05:11:17pm

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"I think this stamp would be a good stamp to be the 1st to "March" to."



For one tiny moment I thought it might be US Sc. #880 but for various reasons that is impossible. Do not count it as a real guess.
Are there musical instruments on this stamp?

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Mike
01 Oct 2013
10:11:46pm
re: Oh no, not again

You are right Jan-Simon, it's impossible for this stamp to be US 880 since 880 is a Red stamp, and there are no musical instruments. You will have to "Wise" up if you want to fly away with this beauty. I would say something about uranus, but some may be offended if that were said.

Oh well, here is another clue before I hit the rack to get my beauty sleep.

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night, night y'all

Mike

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02 Oct 2013
11:01:51am
re: Oh no, not again

Cawabunga Batman, this must really be a tough one to identify, with over 300 hits on the posting and only one semi-guess. It must be time for another clue, since it has been over 12 hours since that last body of a clue. Hoo knows, maybe the caligo will disappear and some lucky person will fly, on gossamer wings, over and type in the dollar answer.

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02 Oct 2013
11:30:17am
re: Oh no, not again

Possibly Scott 357 Belize $1
caligo uranus butterfly
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Mike
02 Oct 2013
04:03:24pm
re: Oh no, not again

Good job Merv, you hit the nail on the head. I was kind of leery about that uranus part, but figured it would all come out in the wash. I will have your stamp in tomorrow's outgoing mail, if my computer can manage to type all of those names.

Thanks to everyone that played and here is what the stamp looks like.

Mike

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02 Oct 2013
04:16:20pm
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Thanks, Mike. i had better change the Scott number to 944, before someone complains.
Merv

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03 Oct 2013
03:11:44am

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Congratulations Merv!
Good detective work, although in hindsight the last clues are very revealing Happy

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03 Oct 2013
05:55:26pm
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Thanks Jansimon,

Yes the final clue was very helpful. What made it even worse was that i had seen that stamp when I was searching for owls (the 'wise' clue) and didn't make the connection, it was only when I started looking for moths and butterflies ('gossamer wings')that I made the link. I looked at so many space stamps because of the Uranus clue, I only hope Mike got you as well with that one. http://stamporama.com/images/ei_happy.gif

Thanks Mike for a great contest. please don't leave it for a year again. Jansimon and I have our Catalogues poised for the next one.

Merv

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08 Oct 2013
07:33:58pm
re: Oh no, not again

Hi Mike,

Stamp safely received this morning and in album 5 minutes later. Thanks, it's a beauty.

Merv

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Mike
09 Oct 2013
08:01:29am
re: Oh no, not again

Merv,
Glad the stamp arrived in good condition and you do like it. That really was a tough quiz and I can't believe how long it took to even get the first guess. I actually went into my files and generated more clues because I figured they were going to be necessary.

There may just be another MSQ in the near future!

Mike

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