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Competition: Stamps On Maps - Not Maps On Stamps

 
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Posted 11/24/2010   6:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add David King to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Which country's first stamps were printed on the back of maps?

PRIZE: some coats of arms stamps from the same country, and a dozen maps on stamps from 12 different countries.
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Posted 11/24/2010   6:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nigelc to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Latvia?



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Posted 11/24/2010   6:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cjd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice block!

If a person is thinking they are looking at Latvia #1, and there is no map on the back, it might be from the map's margin. If I recall correctly, these maps are typically black and brown, and there is supposedly a premium for maps in one color, only. Whether anyone out there actually pays such a premium, I have no idea...

Later, Latvia printed some stamps on banknotes.
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Here are some small CTO blocks showing parts of the map edge and legend:



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Here are some small CTO blocks showing parts of the map edge and legend:



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Posted 11/24/2010   7:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add David King to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yeah, got it in one, Nigel!

Send me an email with your snailmail for your prizelet (tho' judging by these amazing stamps, you've probably got them all already).

They were German war maps - Latvia emerged of course from the ruins of WW1 and the Russian revolution.
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Posted 11/24/2010   7:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cjd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Some time in the last couple years (maybe here?) I read a calculation estimating the number of permutations of these stamps. I don't specifically recall the punchline, but I feel like it was in the six figures, maybe seven. Suffice it to say, completeness would not be something to strive for. I have a bunch of singles, and a pair, but no blocks. After seeing these, I need to search out a block or two. Thanks for sharing.
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Nigel, if you have any extra used with the maps, I am interested in buying.
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Posted 11/25/2010   09:09 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add StampStudy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The South African airmails of 1929 -

Colour Trials : Printed on Obsolete Landcharts in shades of orange, rose, scarlet - I saw them come up for auction once but didn't have the money at the time.

Not the answer , just some more stamps printed on maps.
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Posted 11/25/2010   3:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add David King to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I never knew that - I have the ordinary stamps though, a lovely set.
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