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Posted 04/20/2015   9:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add disi123 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Same question for this one...

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Posted 04/20/2015   9:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add HungaryForStamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
When the stamp in use there were probably plenty floating around for children or casual collectors to trim to what ever shape they wanted. In this case maybe the original owner liked the unique shape. Rules are made to be broken and this was likely done before there were any.
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Posted 04/21/2015   12:37 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add guykickinit to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Great space filler! :)
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Posted 04/21/2015   01:39 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add disi123 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here's seller's listing for said 'space filler'...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Type-1-Earl...em5673a14101
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Posted 04/21/2015   07:50 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add southpaw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
here's another one...





unfortunately this guy is not as honest with his description. A proof?:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Proof-First...em2a4f81d060
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Posted 04/21/2015   08:15 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
They do appear to be proofs. Totally destroyed from a philatelic standpoint, but proofs none the less.
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Posted 04/21/2015   08:34 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add southpaw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
ah - made up of proofs - I completely missed that!
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