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Malaysia
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Posted 04/10/2012   12:42 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Selva to your friends list  Get a Link to this Message
Hi. Would very much require your assistance to identify these stamps. Unable to trace them thru the internet cos not English written. Thanks.



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United States
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Posted 04/10/2012   01:18 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add dim4ik to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The second one is a 1919 issue from Bulgaria (or what then was Kingdom of Bulgaria) with a face value of 2 stotinki.

Edit: The Bulgarian Ministry of Transport, IT and Comm. has a catalog of what seems to be all Bulgarian stamps. Unfortunately it's only in Bulgarian, so I'm not sure this link would help you much: http://www.mtitc.government.bg/page...=144&id=1871

Here's what is says about your stamp though: Num. printed: 47085000, in use until 30 June 1923. There were quality problems with the whole issue (paper creasing, partial loss of gum, and perforation problems). The artist of the design is S. Badzhov.

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Edited by dim4ik - 04/10/2012 01:41 am
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Posted 04/10/2012   01:18 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add khj to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
In the Scott catalog:

Saudi Arabia #L9(1917) -- your picture has the stamp upside-down
Bulgaria #137(1919)

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Posted 04/10/2012   02:32 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Selva to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks guys. You guys are great. Am sorting out my dad's collections which has been neglected for the last 15 years or so. Am getting caught in between when I come across stamps not in English. There are few more stamps not in English and some real funny stamps. Will post them as I sort them out. Am glad to have found this forum. Tks once again guys.
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Canada
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Posted 04/10/2012   10:20 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mystic226 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I am not saying don't ask questions on the forum, because that is what the forum is for, but maybe one of these might help you out and save some time as well. Well worth the $8.00.

http://www.arpinphilately.com/produ...r/index.html

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Posted 04/12/2012   06:26 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jameschi to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Bought the 25c Spanish stanmp over the weekend, was wondering what the strange watermark on the stamp is, is it a rare or a common watermark or could it be a fake?

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