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Posted 07/16/2013   7:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add tomiseksj to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I'd like to see this thread become a collection of first stamps issued by countries.

I'll begin with the U.S. 5c Franklin from July 1, 1847



EDIT 7/18: Jamesw's recent post had me thinking that many of us likely don't have too many #1s of the regular issue so why don't we expand the thread to include the "back of book" first issuances as well (e.g., first air mail, special delivery, postage due, etc.).
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Posted 07/16/2013   7:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stamporator to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Canada: Scott/Unitrade #1

3d red, beaver, issued: Apr. 23, 1851.

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Edited by stamporator - 07/16/2013 7:12 pm
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Posted 07/16/2013   7:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add MikeQ to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Sweet!
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Posted 07/16/2013   7:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Stamporator, that "beaver" is a beauty! Two questions. I see the word "York" in the selvedge, what was the meaning? And second, that scratch going through the OST of POSTAGE and through the border, is that a variety?

Peter
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Posted 07/16/2013   7:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stamporator to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Petert4522,

The printers of the Canadian Pence Issue were 'Rawdon, Wright, Hatch and Edson of New York'. I expect the 'York' that you see is from that.

The only listed variations of this stamp are re-entries. This looks like it make be a scratch, and with the position known (i.e margin with 'York', one plate of 200 subjects), it could be easily compared to other printings to see if it is a constant scratch. I do not know!

Edit:

After providing the prior comment to Petert4522, it made me look at other Scott #1 beavers. Here is Scott 1TCi, Trial Colour (TC), brown red, with a horizontal Specimen in green.

You can see the same scratch that Peter mentioned, and also the line through the beaver from the 'P' in postage down to the lower left.


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Edited by stamporator - 07/16/2013 7:56 pm
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Posted 07/16/2013   11:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Partime to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ascension #1, stamp of St. Helena with Ascension overprint. 1922

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Edited by Partime - 07/19/2013 9:24 pm
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Posted 07/16/2013   11:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Partime to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
San Marino #1, simple numeral from 1877.

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Edited by Partime - 07/19/2013 9:25 pm
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Posted 07/16/2013   11:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Partime to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thailand #1., King Chulalongkorn, of which three types exist. 1883.

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Edited by Partime - 07/19/2013 9:28 pm
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Posted 07/16/2013   11:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Partime to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
And my US 1.

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Posted 07/16/2013   11:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Zuzu to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Great idea for a thread! Alas, I have no #1s, but I love seeing all these others!
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Posted 07/16/2013   11:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cjd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
South Africa



Carpatho-Ukraine

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Posted 07/17/2013   12:03 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cjd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Slovakia:

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Posted 07/17/2013   12:37 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add huckles888 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Equatorial Guinea - SG1



before the "wallpaper" issues
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Posted 07/17/2013   01:12 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Partime to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Grenada #1, Queen Victoria, 1861.

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Posted 07/17/2013   01:20 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Partime to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Angra #1, King Carlos, 1892

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Edited by Partime - 07/19/2013 9:31 pm
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Posted 07/17/2013   01:37 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add spain_1850 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Spain #1, issued Jan 1, 1850. This one is dated, as far as I have always been able to tell, Jan 3, 1850.


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