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Posted 10/02/2010   05:33 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Seahorse to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi Everybody !

Last week's quiz ended so soon: Plateflaw hit us all with an amazingly swift and accurate answer!

I hope this week's quiz will last a bit more....

So here we go: Please identify the stamp/country/year of issue of the following detail. The quiz will close on next Thursday evening, (Israel time). If no accurate answer is given the prize will go to the most accurate answer of all....



This week prize is a selection of British Palestine and Israeli definitives:



Enjoy your weekend,

Avi
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Posted 10/03/2010   6:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampgal to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

France, 10/5/54, 30f, "Edition et Reliure".



She's in the book!
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Edited by stampgal - 10/03/2010 6:19 pm
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Posted 10/03/2010   6:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add timbres667 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Wow Stampgal! How long you've been looking for that picture? It's the same but not the stamp we're looking for. I think the picture represent Eve in the Garden holding the Apple. Amazing you found the same picture.
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Edited by timbres667 - 10/03/2010 6:29 pm
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Posted 10/03/2010   6:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampgal to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Oh, its not the right answer then? I was so excited..
In answer to your question, I spent a lot of time thinking about it and therefore not too long actually looking for it...
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Posted 10/03/2010   6:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cjd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'm thinking stampgal has it. Nice find!

I felt like I'd seen it before, but now that I actually see where you found it, I'm not sure I really had recognized it. (I flipped through Ireland a little bit...didn't find it, obviously.)
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Posted 10/03/2010   10:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add timbres667 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yes you found it stampgal. Seahorse left the "S" on the picture witch we can see in the text in the book starting the paragraph below the drawing. I was confuse by the green color and the lines. Now I realize it's Seahorse makeup. Congratulations.
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Canada
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Posted 10/03/2010   10:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add BeeSee to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Good job Stampgal!
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Posted 10/04/2010   05:48 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rohumpy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
timbres667 says that it is not the stamp his illustration is from. If the colors are correct, we seem to be looking for a green stamp.
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Israel
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Posted 10/04/2010   06:15 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Seahorse to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A knock Out once again .

I was so sure this one is going to last more than that....

Way to go Stampgal

Please email me (avi_k2@bezeqint.net) your snail mail address and I will send you the Israeli stamps.

And about the colours: They were modified a little bit but with no intention to confuse; The original scan was so dull, one could hardly see the drawing.

I already have to think about something for next week
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Posted 10/04/2010   06:17 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Seahorse to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Stampgal - how did you ever managed?

I know this stamp for decades and never saw the drawing in the book until a week ago, when I was looking for a quiz question.
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Posted 10/04/2010   06:21 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Plateflaw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I pass the "freakish" baton onto stampgal.

An absolutely astonishing effort.

Well done!

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Posted 10/04/2010   06:21 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampgal to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Thankyou, Seahorse! Email on its way...
The jury was out there, for a while, I wasn't sure I'd done it..
Bring on the next one, Seahorse
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Posted 10/04/2010   06:25 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Seahorse to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Sorry about the delay - I did not visit the forum for a day or so...
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Posted 10/04/2010   06:36 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampgal to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
OK, here's how I did it - a mixture of intuition, knowledge, a generous mother-in-law and a HUGE dose of Luck...
I kept going back to look at the picture, and I just felt she was French, so that was my start. I also felt the style fitted the 1940s/50s. Thinking about the actual lines of the picture, I realised it must be a very small detail from a good quality design. The quality fitted my French theory. I looked again, and something about the curve of the lines suggested the open page of a book, although I couldn't understand why. After I had "gathered" this info I began my search among my French stamps of the 1940s/50s. My mother-in-law lived in France at this time and has given me a nice collection. It still took about 1/2 hour to find, but the book clue came into play and I spotted it. I still had to scan the stamp and enlarge it to check it actually was the same detail.
Elementary, my Dear Watson!
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Posted 10/04/2010   06:47 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Puzzler to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Seahorse.

I especially liked it when I thought, as Timbres667 and Stampgal had, that the first guess was off somehow.

I then started looking and searching through pictures of ewers (what the lady is drinking from) of Persian or Georgion ancestry and then books and even Greek and Egyptian and Persian Goddesses and what they represent. Quite an adventure I had, just barking up the wrong tree. Looked at a lot of stamps I hadn't seen before now also.

Great stuff!

Congrats Stampgal, also, an amazing Scottish surprise attack!
(I always thought I was Scottish when I was a young lad, secretly somehow, as my name is Douglas, but then realized it would be Dougie or Dougal if I was. Quite a disappointment it was to realize I was just Canadian. )
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Posted 10/04/2010   07:21 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampgal to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Puzzler, Douglas is a Scottish name, it is Gaelic for Dark Water. My son is called Douglas
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