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Here is a nice variety I picked up for a couple of pounds, a big scratch through the middle of the stamp, perfs a little short bottom right and gum a little toned, but unusual I think...

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Nice one. That's position 2L34.
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Nice find Lundy. Bargains everywhere if you know what you are looking for...

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Recently obtained this item from Ebay. It' has a strike of a previously unrecognized Eitape date-stamp. The design is similar to the one that preceded it but, as shown in my proposed ACCCNSW Bulletin article as seen in a separate post, the earlier similar date-stamp did not have the numerals in its year date-wheel to be able to depict the years ending in '1' & '2'; something this newly found one was able to do.

This example is dated "10JY22". I'll be calling this new type "28a" since it chronologically sits between Powell's "28" and "29".
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I recently saw a small lot of Edward VII halfpenny green stamps for sale on ebay. The main picture was of 2 horizontal pairs and a single and the second picture was a pile of what I thought was about 50 stamps of no particular value, but worth sorting through just in case. I bid a little more than I thought they were worth just because it would give me something to do.

My bid succeeded and they arrived yesterday. In fact I got them for a bit less than my top bid. I soon discovered there were more than just a couple of pairs. I found these

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and these

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and these

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and these

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and these

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and these

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and these

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and some vertical pairs

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and more

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and more

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and some singles

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and more singles

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and more still

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and a few of the blue green as well for good measure

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What pleased me as much as anything is that a lot of the pairs are 1911 postmarked and may well be Harrison printings. In fact I have no doubt some of them are. I will post some of the nicer pairs next time round.

Not bad for £2.42 ??

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:lol: Someone has something to do during lockdown!
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I said I would post some of the better ones. I start with my absolute favourite. A cracking Hovingham CDS in a very deep shade

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Hereford

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Herne Bay

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Weston

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Wrexham

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Hanley

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Wooler

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Jarrow

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Hyde

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Clavering

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Guilsborough (never heard of it)

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Lewes -shame about the damage

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Newcastle

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Unknown - in deep shade

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All very lovely and there appear to be a few Harrison printings, though no perf 15x14 unfortunately. I do struggle at times to ID the Harrison stamps but the dates and shades do point strongly to many being Harrisons. I would say the DLR are Weston, Wrexham, Hyde , Lewes , Clavering (?) and perhaps Wooler (??) and Hovingham , of course. Does anyone agree/disagree?

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I think what you have identified as Jarrow is actually Harrow.

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fchd wrote:I think what you have identified as Jarrow is actually Harrow.
You may well be right.

A bit of sorting and cleaning has produced a few discoveries. Firstly these

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You will note that the lower pair are wmk (imperial crown) inverted. Not massively rare with a CV of about £9 per stamp, but I haven't seen one before. To my surprise the dull blue-green with inverted wmk comes in at £650!

The other pair are from the sheet edge. You can see the bottom of an "S" on the right, the bottom of an "A" on the left and the bottom of the "T" is either side of the row of perfs. Part of "POSTAGE" running down the sheet edge. Again I have not seen this before.

I said I didn't think there were any Harrison 15x14, but I was wrong.

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SG279a, cataloguing at circa £45 per stamp, so how much for a nice pair?

I will post some of the other nicer pairs later and then probably do a round up when I have sorted them all.

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I said I would post a few more of the better pairs, starting with HanleyImage

Newcastle
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Sidcup
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Clapton
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Wealdstone
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Lytham
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This one seems to have a bit of a blotchy print
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Just a round up to do when I have them sorted.

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josto wrote:and the backs of the postcards:

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You certainly made a nice bargain with that lot. As a note one of the cards is a Western Australian one addressed to Balbarrup, which was a small timber mill in the southwest of the state. It closed in the mid-1920s and incoming mail would have been fairly limited.

I have a friend who has a connection to the place and seeing it reminded me of him. Nice item and with the other material well worth the price.
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Hi Brina,

Thank you very much for this information!

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Not my collecting niche, and philatelic rather than true postal per se I think, but it'll will slip nicely into my album for $16.50. Nice item, nonetheless.

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This one took weeks to arrive, but well worth it. It was posted from Brooklyn, USA, on the same day as Nazi Germany launched their invasion of Denmark (and, subsequently, Norway)...

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wilko wrote:Guilsborough (never heard of it)

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Hi!

I couldn`t resist this ebay auction lot at 5,95US$ including shipping costs! When I spotted it, I immediately put in the bid and hoped nobody else had seen it! Even if the stamp has some smaller faults, I would call it a real bargain! It seems to be a quite late state of the 2d grey kangaroo 3rd wmk "substituted cliche" with the additional frame break at the lower right frame (cat. value 2250AU$)! Now, in this difficult Covid19 time, I only hope it will safely find it`s way from the USA to Germany!

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Great buy josto, a cracking find.

Yes, that's a late state with the top of the 2d almost missing, lots of wear around TWO PENCE and the lower right frame.
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This turned up today. It was described as SG 73/74 (Third wmk) and 111/112 (Small multi wmk). Total CV for these is £160.

They are actually:

SG 73 CTO: CV $A25.
SG 74 CTO: CV $A100
SG 29 (2nd wmk 2/- Brown): CV $A350
SG 112 with variety L38 "Weeping Kangaroo" CV $A400

Not too bad at £32.50 plus post.

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Picked these up on Delcampe a few weeks back for £18. Clearly stamps 2 and 4 had some issues but I had spotted that the top left stamp was perf 12.5 vertically making it either SG16 or 17, which I don't have in unused (Cat £160/£180 mint).

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When they arrived it became clear that the first stamp was SG17, which filled one of the few gaps I have. What I hadn't noticed was that stamp 5 was perf 12.5 all round making it SG15 (Cat £275 mint). As for the others, when I looked at stamp 6 it became clear that it was the best match for SG12, bright orange-yellow (CV £160 mint) and my only other gap in the Wmk Crown CC series. I had been looking for a cheap one on Ebay but the lowest price I could find was £75.

Needless to say quite happy with the deal at £3 each.

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Well spotted :D
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wilko wrote:Needless to say quite happy with the deal at £3 each.
Unusual to say the least to have three out of six being expensive items and in relatively good condition! :)

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Hi!

This little beautiful ebay lot arrived safe yesterday from Australia. Paid 17,70AU$ including shipping costs! It was offered as "Australia KGV minor varieties"! I had a close look and thought it might well be worth a bid! The pictures were really bad with low resolution, but there was one stamp, which caught my eye, stamp three in the third row of the first scan, a 4d KGV dated AU19. When I offered the sending yesterday, I was glad my eyes didn`t play tricks on me. I`ve put together the better stamps on a hagner to scan them. Here is the result:

1. stamp: KGV 4d orange perf.OS NSW with "tin shed flaw"
2. stamp: KGV 4d orange with "tin shed flaw"
3. stamp: KGV 4d orange perf. OS variety ACSC 110(2)g "white dot under D in right value shield" pos. 2L22 (cat. 75AU$ for cheapest shade)
4. stamp: KGV 4d orange with "tin shed flaw" but plateable as pos. 1L49
5. stamp: common KGV 4d orange
6. stamp: KGV 4d orange variety ACSC 110(2)ea "Circular white flaw below PO of POSTAGE" - State II "correction showing Inverted "V" flaw above "O" of FOUR" pos. 2L8 (cat. 500AU$!)
7. stamp: KGV 4d orange variety ACSC 110(2)va "PE of PENCE joined" pos. 2R30 (seems to be yellow orange aniline, so cat. 75AU$)
8. stamp: KGV 4d orange variety ACSC 110(2)v "white scratch behing Emu" pos. 2R29 (seems to be the scarce pale-orange yellow, so cat. 200AU$)
9. stamp: KGV 4d olive small multiple wmk perf. 14 perf. OS with nice perforation shift (cat. value for normal OS example is 100AU$)
10. stamp: KGV 2d red single wmk variety ACSC 96(14)i "bulge on top of frame over left wattles" pos. 14R35 (cat. 50AU$)
11. stamps: KGV 2d red single wmk pair (nice missing perf. hole), left stamp variety ACSC(16)o "damaged left frame" pos. 16R5 (cat. value for single stamp 50AU$)
12. stamp: KGV 5d deep chestnut single wmk single-line perf. variety ACSC 122d "eight wattles at right" pos. 1L1 (stamp has nice CTO postmark and original gum) (cat. value for normal used 120AU$ + eventually premium for CTO issue)
13. stamps: KGV 5d chestnut single wmk single-line perf. pair perf.OS, left stamp plateable as 1L19. Under magnifition it seems as the pair could be a "dry ink" variety! (cat. value for normal pair 70AU$, if it turned out to be dry ink, it would be cat. value 900AU$).
Although the condition is quite mixed with some toning, all in all quite a bargain, especially as the stamp I spotted is indeed the scarce corrected II state of 2L8! The total cat. value of the lot (without the dry ink and the tin sheds, which can`t be counted, as there is no cat. listing for them, but they are not too common on other stamps than the 1d reds) is minimum 1250AU$!

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Great find!

I think there are some bargains to be had, given the nature of the current global economy and the fact that many folk are trying to get some fast cash, not knowing what they have.

Of course, at the other end of the spectrum, there are also those (I laugh at some things I've seen on Australia's GumTree) who need someone to tell them they're dreaming!

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Hi Catweazle,

thank you very much, it`s right, I`ve made some nice bargains from private sellers, but some bargains indeed came from professional stamp sellers!

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Not finished fully sorting my £2.42 purchase but I have counted over 120 singles, about 92 horizontal pairs (including several Harrison inc one perf 15 x 14), 33 vertical pairs (including 2 watermark inverted and one sheet edge wmk), one strip of 4 and a few duds . Here's a small selection

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The above are just the figures for the yellow- greens. The blue greens are on top. Ironically I was hoping for an early date cancel....but there wasn't one!

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Bought on Delcampe for 16 Euros. A rather monochrome scan and a Michel or Yvert catalogue number which probably meant very little to most Bahamas collectors

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The giveaway was the top perfs which appeared to be 12(actually 11.75 all round) which makes it SG11 catalogue value £500.

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Quite happy when this one arrived yesterday. It was identified as a Scott # 20 which is a type II and has a catalog value of $275 US. I bid accordingly and when it arrived one of the better Franklin 1¢ minds confirmed it is a Scott #22 which is a B relief type IIIa and to add chips on the cookie it is from Plate 11 and a 1st column piece showing the center line.

A Scott #22 plate 11 copy cats for $525 US not including the premium for the center line 1st column position. Plate 11 has the least amount of information of the 12 plates used (13 total when including plate one late state). Mortimer Neinken stated in his writings that he agreed with Stanley Ashbrook that the probability of reconstruction of plate 11 was dim. Being a B relief I can narrow it down to 5 stamps due to the distribution of the reliefs.
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My best ebay purchase , about $AU55

SA 3d on 4d blue pair
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I was rather delighted when I saw this in the flesh.....

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To 99.9% of the Board members, your post is completely pointless. As I have previously stated on several occasions, unless you tell us why the item is a bargain, and give us some idea of value, we learn nothing.

So far, all I know is you've bought a pair of overprinted stamps postmarked Moonta Mines for $55.

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Apologies.

Shade is Prussian blue - rare - even more so as a pair. SG 66, and earliest recorded date.

Typical value for a single, at auction, is $400-600.

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Anyone spot an interesting item in this lot? It is not difficult!

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Winning bid - £4.20.

I did bid rather more.

This is the 5th example of the forgery, out of around 30 known ( but probably several more exist), that I have purchased on eBay for a total of about £10 plus postage.

Unlike many forgeries, it is well known enough to get its own mention in the SG catalogues in a footnote

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Just received this nice pair of NWPI (New Guinea) 1d OS Rosine SG O16 (cat. £380) Were listed as SG O3 (cat. £110) - the more common carmine-red. Quite happy to get them for $55(Can) including postage.
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I just received the following eBay lot which I had purchased some time ago but which was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These are a group of Kenya Judicial revenue stamps from 1928-30, which are overprinted on Kenya & Uganda postage & revenue stamps depicting King George V.

The overprints come in two types and these are mixed (1s, 3s, 4s and 5s from the first type, and the 2s, 10s and £1 from the second type). Each stamp catalogues between £10 and £35 in the 2019 Barefoot, so I think the lot was quite a bargain at a total of $19.50 (USD) including postage.
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60022Mallard wrote:
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Anyone spot an interesting item in this lot? It is not difficult!


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Winning bid - £4.20.

I did bid rather more.

This is the 5th example of the forgery, out of around 30 known ( but probably several more exist), that I have purchased on eBay for a total of about £10 plus postage.

Unlike many forgeries, it is well known enough to get its own mention in the SG catalogues in a footnote
Sorry, but please tell us which one is the forgery and what its value is. Thanks.

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rehautala wrote:
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Sorry, but please tell us which one is the forgery and what its value is. Thanks.
It's the first of the 50c stamps, which is described as "Forgery 1c dyed+altered" in the annotations on the page.

I recall that the forgeries were produced by altering 1c stamps into 50c stamps.
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HalfpennyYellow wrote:
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rehautala wrote:
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Sorry, but please tell us which one is the forgery and what its value is. Thanks.
It's the first of the 50c stamps, which is described as "Forgery 1c dyed+altered" in the annotations on the page.

I recall that the forgeries were produced by altering 1c stamps into 50c stamps.
So this is a forgery to defraud the postal service, to earn 49 c.? That is, not to deceive collectors. That would be interesting
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The shown Tibet Lot, described as "TIBET - from old collection - sold as seen" i could not let go and i got it for £16 and invested even shipping by registered osotage!


Basically all in the lot is fake, however, the bottom right stamp is a half proof sheet of the 2 Tr. value, 1933 issue.
Complete sheets usually sell, when on the market, for $ 5000, even half sheets usually sell for $ 1500-2000

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andy66 wrote:
23 Jun 2020 07:59
HalfpennyYellow wrote:
22 Jun 2020 23:31
rehautala wrote:
22 Jun 2020 23:16
Sorry, but please tell us which one is the forgery and what its value is. Thanks.
It's the first of the 50c stamps, which is described as "Forgery 1c dyed+altered" in the annotations on the page.

I recall that the forgeries were produced by altering 1c stamps into 50c stamps.
So this is a forgery to defraud the postal service, to earn 49 c.? That is, not to deceive collectors. That would be interesting
A lot of hard work to make 49c by the forger.

One cover exists with 14 forgeries arranged to look like blocks, but actually all individual stamps carefully arranged. I believe only one genuine pair is known.

As to value, I believe one sold for Sing$5000 at an auction, I have picked up 5 for £10.

I believe this example to be an early effort as the forger appears to have improved over time the "greeness" of changing the white paper of the 1c used to the green of the 50c.

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Perhaps not a bargain as such, but I bought this lot that was described as used / MH. So I did bid accordingly. From the few stamps that are missing in my Belgium collection, I am missing a number of these with labels with from this particular set, so used or MH, I'd be happy to get them. Catalogue values differ from a few euros to a massive 845 MNH for the hardest to find item.
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This particular one is also catalogued as one of the harder to find items with CV 470 for MNH or 158 for MH or used.

And what a coincidence, just this one from this lot is MNH, all the others are MH or used as described in the add.

that's a fun surprise as these are very, very difficult to find not hinged. I do have a complete set with 70c and 75c MNH. I might start a topic one day with these kind of label stamps from my country.

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This lot was listed as "Australia 20 assorted FDC's" and accompanied by the photo below.


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The one that interested me was the 1955 Australia-USA partially visible in the scan.


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Australia-USA FDC

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This is only the second example of this cachet I've ever seen, and the first one in this colour. The whole lot was £13.46 posted.
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The Pom wrote:
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This lot was listed as "Australia 20 assorted FDC's" and accompanied by the photo below.



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The one that interested me was the 1955 Australia-USA partially visible in the scan.



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Members with long memories may remember Glen's column from June 2003.

https://www.glenstephens.com/snjune03.html


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This is only the second example of this cachet I've ever seen, and the first one in this colour. The whole lot was £13.46 posted.
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MrSamoa wrote:
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It is indeed.

It is why I sit and count the perforation holes on certain Singapore stamps and look at perforating patterns on BMA Malaya blocks.

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This innocuous lot of three Roos was listed with a starting price of 99p plus post.

I was surprised to be the only bidder - I expected someone else would have spotted that the middle stamp is GR12 "Cut throat" CV $100.

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These two used BSAC-Rhodesia £1 cost me no more than £2 for both.
Not in the best of conditions but still a good-looking pair.

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A recent purchase from online had me jumping for joy when as the only bidder, I secured this pair of 1936 French Stamps (SG 553/554) commemorating the 100th Flight between France and South America at 99p. Ok, both come without gum and the 10f has a slight wrinkle top centre and a missing perf on the 1.50f, but with a combined catalogue value of over £526 it represents a decent bargain.

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Yes, even without gum and a slight crinkle, an absolute bargain.

Great buy.
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$A45 for a 10/- CofA wmk Roo in reasonable used condition isn't a bad price.

Add in that it's R60 "Very short Spencer's Gulf" CV $500, and it becomes quite a good price.


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Catweazle wrote:
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This one took weeks to arrive, but well worth it. It was posted from Brooklyn, USA, on the same day as Nazi Germany launched their invasion of Denmark (and, subsequently, Norway)...

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It looks to me that this cover are cancelled on 4. not the 9. when the invasion happend.
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OttSaa wrote:
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Catweazle wrote:
26 May 2020 21:26
This one took weeks to arrive, but well worth it. It was posted from Brooklyn, USA, on the same day as Nazi Germany launched their invasion of Denmark (and, subsequently, Norway)...

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It looks to me that this cover are cancelled on 4. not the 9. when the invasion happend.
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Oh, you're right! There I was thinking it happened on the 4th. Obviously, my flux capacitor broke again! :lol:

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I spotted a nice one in an otherwise ordinary stock book collection picked up for a modest price on ebay.


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Misplaced overprint
Misplaced overprint



Misplaced overprint, mint unhinged, CV $575.
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