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Posted 10/02/2010   2:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add raywrio to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
My wife asked me what I wanted for my birthday, which was yesterday, and I asked her for a Mystery Box from Champion Stamp Co. in NYC. It arrive on my birthday so after work, dinner, cake and a round of happy birthday from the kids and wife I sat down and went through the mystery box.

A set of 8 bird stamps stood out, are from a placed called Occussi-Ambeno. OK I set them aside to google the next day since I never heard of a country called Occussi-Ambeno. So after doing some reading they turn out to be Cinderellas from a fictitious country.
So here's a link I found and read with interest:
http://chiefacoins.com/Database/Mic...i-Ambeno.htm

So are they worth anything? And do others collect them?
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Posted 10/02/2010   4:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Londonbus1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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So are they worth anything? And do others collect them?


Not really and yes.
Bogus stamps can have quite a following. There are many around and some nice designs. But the guy that made these appears to be a bit of a weird one !

Oh yes, happy Birthday for yesterday.

Londonbus1...also a bit weird.
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Posted 10/02/2010   4:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add raywrio to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
LB1,

Thanks. I have already added them into my collectors album.
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Posted 10/02/2010   6:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add timbres667 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Happy birthday. We are both Libra. About Occussi-Ambeno, I don't collect what is not in Scott catalogue. I would have been mad if I found these in the mystery box for myself. These stamps has not much value, they could never be use to send a letter. They can have nice pictures on them but that's it, no dealer will buy them from you. Anyway it's not the whole box with bogus stamps so enjoy it. Daniel
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Posted 10/02/2010   6:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add raywrio to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Dan,

I just add them into my other Cinderella's that just happen to come my way. Hey its a collection all by itself. And they were the only Cinderella's (5) in the mystery box, hence a mystery box!
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Posted 10/02/2010   7:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revstampman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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no dealer will buy them from you.


Not true! I can think of at least a half dozen who would.
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Posted 10/02/2010   7:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add timbres667 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Revstampman

About bogus stamps I was thinking about dealer who have a store. In Montreal there is only three dealers with store and they won't buy bogus stamps, they go by Scott. A piece of paper that cannot be use to send a letter cannot be call a stamp. It's just anything to try to make a buck with collectors. There may be a market for bogus but i'm not that type of collector.
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Posted 10/02/2010   8:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cjd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
To each their own...that's the great thing about this pursuit.

If you run across some cinderellas, don't get mad, just auction them here. Might be quite a few bidders...
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Posted 10/02/2010   10:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add raywrio to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rod,

Do you have a stamp for every theme? The bird you posted is one of the ones I just added to my collection.
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Posted 10/02/2010   11:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Edwin to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I keep telling you ROD secretly has every stamp! I believe his address is where all lost mail goes...

its kinda like that light switch you have in your house you don't know what it does... it turns on and off his lights...
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Posted 10/02/2010   11:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revstampman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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I believe his address is where all lost mail goes...


Maybe he has those Socks that keep disappearing in the dryer as well!

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Posted 10/02/2010   11:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revstampman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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its kinda like that light switch you have in your house you don't know what it does


After years in the construction industry I can honestly say it is there just to irritate you. Or, it is for that blown light bulb at the far end of your attic that you didn't know existed.
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Posted 10/03/2010   04:04 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Londonbus1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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If you run across some cinderellas, don't get mad, just auction them here. Might be quite a few bidders...


That's an understatement !
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Posted 10/03/2010   06:23 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Dianne Earl to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Happy belated birthday. Raywrio.

I know lots of people that collect cinderellas and bogus stamps. I recently printed off a listing of bogus stamps and I think I'll add them to my collection.

Some of them come with an interesting story.

Dianne
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Posted 10/03/2010   10:31 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revstampman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Their is also another bit of info that we all left out(incl. myself). These would fall under the heading of "Micro Nations". Most (Not All) "Micro Nations" are formed as a protest against a Gov't. Their Stamps, Currency and Coins are highly sought after by collectors of these Micro Nations.
A few of the better known Micro Nations are Lundy, Hutt River Prov., Conch Republic and Sealand.
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