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Posted 09/18/2010   11:33 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add tomiseksj to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I'm a bit mystified by two of these precancels and hope that the group can help educate me on them.

The stamp on the left appears to be a precancel of Scott #409 (A108 20c claret perf 13-1/2x14 unwatermarked).

I know from khj's response to a previous thread that Scott doesn't list Belgian precancels unless the stamp was only issued precanceled so I'll list the 20c as #409.

The center and right stamps appear to be precancels of Scott #407 (A108 10c red orange perf 13-1/2x14 watermarked); however, the inscription under the Lion Rampant reads "Belgie Belgique" rather than "Belgique Belgie."

I haven't been able to find reference to that switch on the A108 design in my 2009 Scott Vol 1, although the catalog does highlight the reversal for other issues.

Any background the group can provide on the two 10c stamps will be appreciated!

Steve

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Posted 09/18/2010   12:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Steve, from what I can gather from the
official catalogus of Belgium is that the script
swaps as the value rises, which matches your stamps

ie 10,25,50,65,90 cents are belgie-belgique
20,40,60,80,1f are belgique-belgie

The overprints reflect that, and in the catalogue
there is no reference to a value having two types.

Hope this assists
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Posted 09/18/2010   12:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tomiseksj to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It does, Rod, thanks. Too bad that simple explanation wasn't included in the Scott catalog!
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