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Posted 09/26/2010   7:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add peterethio to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Since reading all the good stuff that is posted here I've been inspired to go through a box of unsorted German stamps. I came across this one which doesn't appear to be in Michel. Does anyone know anything about it? Is it a real stamp?

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Posted 09/26/2010   7:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revstampman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
"Ganszachenausschnieet als Freimarken Verwendet" Mi # GAA6 or GAA14 at the end of Thurns & Taxis before Retourmarken.

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Posted 09/26/2010   7:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add warrehouse to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It appears to me that it may be a cut to shape from an envelope/sheet let.
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Posted 09/26/2010   7:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nigelc to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi peterethio,

This is a cut-out from a Thurn u. Taxis envelope. There were a number of similar envelopes issued from 1861 to 1865.

revstampman's correct thtat there's a picture of a similar 2 kreuzer value in Michel under the heading "Ganzsachenausschnitte als Freimarken verwendet" (right at the end of the Thurn u. Taxis listings) but don't get too excited about the high prices quoted there as they are for cut-outs used as adhesives on piece or cover.
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Posted 09/26/2010   7:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revstampman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Correct, off cover they are only a dollar or 2.
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Posted 09/26/2010   8:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add peterethio to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Wow. I'm stunned. I only posted this less than half an hour ago and here is the answer!! Sorry revstampman but I only have one copy. The way these are kind of embossed made me think they were not cut outs (see scan of the back below - if you can make it out).




I've got another one, this time from Wurttemburg with almost an identical design. I assume it is a cut-out too.

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Posted 09/26/2010   8:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revstampman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yes that is correct. The difference is that I do not believe they were ever valid for postage when removed from the envelope.
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Posted 09/26/2010   8:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Interesting thread.

"Thurn and Taxis" Germanised spellings of the original
Italian family names of "Torre et tasso" = "Tower and Badger"

There is a board game out there called "Thurn and Taxis"
a postal strategy game.


Thurn and Taxis Courier


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Posted 09/26/2010   9:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revstampman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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"Thurn and Taxis"
a postal strategy game


A Postal Strategy Game ?????????????
Oh, I got it the 1st person to deliver the Mail without Misdirecting, Bending, Folding or Eating it wins.

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Posted 09/26/2010   9:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/...rn-and-taxis


The loser has to don a orange plastic mac,
board a sturdy 100cc tinpot
and head out into the traffic.

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Posted 09/26/2010   10:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cjd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rev, please...if it is a postal strategy game, then clearly the one who misdirects, bends, folds and eats the most, wins.

Not to go back to the David Letterman well too often, but one of his regular guests on his old NBC late show was Princess Gloria von Thurn and Taxis, a waitress who had married the Prince von Thurn and Taxis and promptly tried to spend his billions living the life of a New York socialite. Truly bizarre stuff.

And lest you think those crazy eighties are gone forever, didn't Wall Street 2 just open this weekend?
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Posted 09/26/2010   10:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revstampman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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if it is a postal strategy game, then clearly the one who misdirects, bends, folds and eats the most, wins.




I do remember the "Princess".
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