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Is This One Of Those Newspaper Murcury Stamps?

 
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Posted 05/26/2012   06:33 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add I_Love_Stamps to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
In a recent thread I seen a very similar stamp and I believe it was I.D.'d as a newspaper stamp. Is this one of those? Thank you. -Jeff

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Posted 05/26/2012   06:41 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add I_Love_Stamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
here is another stamp that's bee eluding an identification for quite some time now..I believe it's a German stamp of some sort?

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Posted 05/26/2012   07:49 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add floortrader to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
the Mercury newspaper stamp is from Austria and your stamp is from Greece ,the second stamp is from Hungary .
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Posted 05/26/2012   07:54 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
More on the second stamp you scanned, which is from Hungary (Scott #156):


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Following the military defeat of Austria in November 1918, the Armistice was signed on 13 November 1918 and a Republic was proclaimed in Hungary severing all links with the Monarchy. Existing stamps were overprinted 'Kztrsasg' to mark the new government. As part of the peace settlement, Hungary had to give up land to Romania, Czechoslovakia, Austria, Serbia, Poland, and Italy. During the turbulent transition period of 1918-1921, overprinted stamps were used in various parts of these occupied areas.
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Posted 05/26/2012   08:03 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I think the first scan of the stamp from Greece is Scott #198.
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Posted 05/26/2012   08:32 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Puzzler to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The stamp from Greece shows the Greek mythological God Hermes, wearing a winged cap or petasos.
From Wikipedia:

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A petasos or petasus (Greek: πέτασος) is a sun hat of Thessalian origin worn by the ancient Greeks, often in combination with the chlamys cape. It was usually made of wool felt, leather or straw, with a broad, floppy brim. It was worn primarily by farmers and travellers, and was considered characteristic of rural people. As a winged hat, it became the symbol of Hermes, the Greek mythological messenger god (Roman equivalent Mercury).


The Romans borrowed the story and mythology from Greece for their God Mercury.

Shown above him is a caduceus. From Wikipedia again:

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The caduceus (☤; play /kəˈdjuːsiːəs/ or /kəˈdjuːʃəs/; from Greek κηρύκειον k"rukeion "herald's staff"[2] ) is the staff carried by Hermes in Greek mythology. The same staff was also borne by heralds in general, for example by Iris, the messenger of Hera. It is a short staff entwined by two serpents, sometimes surmounted by wings. In Roman iconography it was often depicted being carried in the left hand of Mercury, the messenger of the gods, guide of the dead and protector of merchants, shepherds, gamblers, liars, and thieves.[3]

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Hmm, I was waaaay off base eh? lol. I think I'll just stick to the good old USA stamps. Thank you very much as I was always curious about these but never seemed to be in the same place with them to ask until today that is. Again, thank you for your gracious wisdom! Much appreciated! -Jeff
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