Mystery stamps. Are These Russian?

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Mystery stamps. Are These Russian?

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Hello again. Here are a couple of stamps, I think Russian, that look vaguely familiar, yet I can't find an image that gives me a clue.
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Those are two stamps from a set of five and can be found in Stanley Gibbons under North West Russia.

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Thanks once again downunder! Looks like you're the go to for Russian stamps!

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He is good. However, when you need to know where some odd stamps are from, any more experienced Whole World collector (like him) is a good choise. We have seen lots of odd stuff.

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Thank-you. I'm sure to find some more (to me!) odd stamps, Russian or otherwise!

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Hi there,
I'm finding it hard to work out how to start a new topic, as I can't find the "New Topic" link to click on to.
So here is another mystery stamp and perhaps a second you might be able to help me with.
Does the 80,000,000 mark tab on the 2 million on 200 mark overprint stamp change its value?
The 10 mark Hindenburg stamp has a few white spots which look like dirt on the plate, as there seems to be enhancement of the ink around the spot at the top of the "1" on the left. Should I just ignore them, or could they indicate a plate rust problem or similar.
Many thanks for your advice.
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Doc Rog wrote:
09 Oct 2020 12:47
Hi there,
I'm finding it hard to work out how to start a new topic, as I can't find the "New Topic" link to click on to.

Go to Board Index

Find "You Ask The Questions" topic and click on it
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"NEW TOPIC" is on the left

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Thanks very much Bazza. Even after your post, I had to work out that it was the little red circle with lines in it that if I clicked on it brought up the New Topic button. ;) Roger

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Doc Rog wrote:
09 Oct 2020 12:47

The 10 mark Hindenburg stamp has a few white spots which look like dirt on the plate, as there seems to be enhancement of the ink around the spot at the top of the "1" on the left.

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To me it looks like the white marks are gum splatters which adhered to the surface of the stamp paper before printing and then were washed off when it was soaked, and left the white paper showing.
Does the 80,000,000 mark tab on the 2 million on 200 mark overprint stamp change its value?

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The 80,000,000 was the cost of the entire sheet pane (40 x 2 Million). Perfectly normal and adds zero value.

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fromdownunder wrote:
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Doc Rog wrote:
09 Oct 2020 12:47
Does the 80,000,000 mark tab on the 2 million on 200 mark overprint stamp change its value?

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The 80,000,000 was the cost of the entire sheet pane (40 x 2 Million). Perfectly normal and adds zero value.

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I must here disagree with Norm. It doesn't make you rich but it does increase the value. These are listed in Michel Germany Specialized.

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Re: Mystery stamps. Are These Russian?

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Thanks Norm and Kuikka. Gum splatters sounds right. I don't have access to a Michel catalogue. I could try googling it. Does it have a technical term like selvedge tab inscription, etc.?

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These marginal markings helped the postal workers check the value remaining on a part sheet assuming the stamps were removed first from the right hand columns.

Michel has a nice image showing a Germania 5 pf pane of 10 x 10 = 100 stamps.

The figure at the top of the first column is 0.50 (=10 x 0.05) which is the face value of the first column.

The figure at the top of the second column is 1.00 (=20 x 0.05) which is the face value of the first two complete columns in the pane, and so on.

I'm not sure about the pane format of Roger's stamp, but I'd expect it to be the same as the Germania stamps in which case this stamp would have been at the top of the fourth column of the pane.

I agree with kuikka that these are collectable and I think they look great on the page. 8-)
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Re: Mystery stamps. Are These Russian?

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Thanks Nigel - a great system to make calculation quicker and less likely to result in error when selling them!

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