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Posted 02/22/2012   4:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Susan Matoi to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I'd like to see what small size stamps others have in their collection. Here is one of mine.


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Posted 02/22/2012   4:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add fifia to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Notopfer Berlin


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After the end of the Berlin blockade and the airlift (26 June 1948-may 11, 1949), the Economic Council of United economic area adopted it on 8 November 1948 "law to a levy Notopfer Berlin in the United economic area". Then a Steuermarke, the so-called "Notopfer", had to be glued to the most domestic mail (except from and to West Berlin, and also not in the GDR) in addition to the normal postage (at that time 20 pfennigs for a standard letter). These two pfennigs should benefit the West Berlin by the Berlin blockade in economic distress distressed population. This Act had been in force until 31 March 1956.

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Posted 02/22/2012   5:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add danstamps54 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Fifia,

There are a number of varieties of your stamp. They have a nickname, "blue fleas"

Dan
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Posted 02/22/2012   5:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add fifia to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I am trying to improve my postings. Puzzler is setting Nethrick as a standard (I never will be as excellent as he is) so I tried to
give some information.

I stopped when I saw this:

Summary

Notopfer Berlin 2 Pfennige Steuermarke, 05.08.1949, herausgerissen, ausgerissen, gerissen, nicht geschnitten, ohne Zähnung. Briefmarke, Stamp, Brief, Letter, Post, Postwertzeichen


Now I have a few of these variants of this little notopfer stamp.

Here is a translation of the summary

ripped out of something, ripped out, torn, not cut, no perfs, stamp, and as printed on as postage!

Just checked on line. 'They' want 20.-- euros for these stamps.
Maybe I should pay attention to what I have.



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Posted 02/22/2012   9:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Footballphilately to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I have a number of blue fleas as well.
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Posted 02/22/2012   9:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Footballphilately to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi all, I am new here, would someone be kind enough to tell me how I edit my avatar? How do I change the photo? Thanks.
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Posted 05/27/2012   8:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nethryk to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is an image of a tiny postal tax stamp (approximately the same size as fifia's "blue flea") depicting an allegorical figure wearing a Phrygian cap (symbolic of liberty), bearing a shield displaying the national coat of arms of Nicaragua, and holding up a banner to promote social welfare benefits, engraved and printed by Waterlow & Sons, Ltd., and issued by Nicaragua in 1956, Scott No. RA62, SG No. 1247a.

- nethryk

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Posted 05/28/2012   03:24 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add KlausR to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi,

here's one of the smallest stamps in the world, Mecklenburg-Schwerin (Old German State) no. 1, issued on July 1, 1856. The stamp was printed in sheets of 480 and the post agent could cut out the amount of stamps needed for the particular letter. Size is about 12x12 mm.


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Posted 12/16/2012   05:14 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add KlausR to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Some more smallies, including the Mecklenburg and Bolivar. The Nicaragua is from 1959, the South Africa from 1948, the yellow one is unidentified. The Dutch definitive is merely for size comparison. Ruler scale is in cm.

Klaus

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Posted 12/16/2012   06:44 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add heinz55 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hello KlausR
the yellow flea is from the French zone of Germany.
In the Michel catalogue you can find it under Zwangszuschlagsmarken, there it is # 3.
Have a nice Sunday!
Regards from Munich
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Posted 12/16/2012   08:42 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nigelc to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here are some more small stamps:

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