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Posted 01/23/2021   4:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bookbndrbob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is the I kreuzer value (Mi #2x) from Bavaria's postage due series of 1862-70. All three stamps are black and white.

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And here are two Luxembourg definitives for the thread. The first is from the second German occupation series of 1940, featuring 13 stamps from the 1926-35 Grand Duchess Charlotte set, plus 3 others. It is the low value 3 pf on 15c (Mi #17).

The second stamp is from the 1965-75 Grand Duke Jean series. It is the 10 Fr value (Mi #899y, Sc #572) issued on January 9, 1975.


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On August 1, 1944 Finland issued this 3.50 markka value (Facit #288) printed by copperplate recess as a a mourning stamp for President Svinhufvud (1861-1944), who died on February 29th of that year.

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This March 6, 1916, 6 heller stamp of Bosnia and Herzegovina depicting Emperor Franz Josef was overprinted for use in occupied Serbia.

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Here are the 16c (Sc #821) and 24c (Sc #828) values from the USA's 1938-54 "Presidents" definitive series. Scott describes the 16c Lincoln stamp as black, and the 24c Benjamin Harrison stamp as gray black.

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On May 25, 1953 New Zealand issued a set of seven stamps to commemorate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. The 8 d value (SG #717) of this set, shown here, depicts Westminster Abbey.

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This July 21, 1954 Finnish 25 markka stamp (Facit #433) commemorates the birth centenary of painter Albert Edelfelt (1854-1905). Stamp shows Edelfelt's In the Outermost Archipelago (1896) in the collection of the Finnish National Gallery.


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Here is the USA's March 26, 1974 10c stamp (Sc #1526) commemorating the birth centenary of four-time Pulitzer Prize winning poet Robert Frost (1874-1963).

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On December 14, 1965 the DDR issued this 20 (pf) stamp in remembrance of Otto Grotewohl (1894-1964) who served as its first Prime Minister. Grotewohl was a representative in the Reichstag in the 1920's and 30's, until the Nazi takeover.

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Here is the 10 aur value (Facit #268) from Iceland's June 17, 1944 set of six identically-designed stamps showing a portrait of Jon Sigurdsson. This is Iceland's first stamp issue as an independent republic.

From wikipedia, "Jon Sigurdsson (1811-1879) was the leader of the 19th century Icelandic independence movement...His birthday, June 17, was chosen as Iceland's National Holiday to recognize his efforts toward Icelandic independence."

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The main Post Office building in Georgetown is the subject of the 1c value of British Guiana's 1954 QEII pictorial definitive series. The building is still in use today.

From ohbeautifulguyana.files.wordpress.com, "The new 1952 Georgetown and Telecoms Office building - considered state-of-the-art at the time, the 90 room furnished structure was constructed of steel and reinforced concrete with two elevators and a 7-foot in diameter chiming-clock dial. The building today also houses a section of the Guyana Revenue Authority, while some floors are rented to businesses."


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Here are are two black and white U.S. stamps from 1964-5, when the 1st class domestic letter rate was 5c. Stamp on left is the Sam Houston (1793-1863) commemorative (Sc #1242, Jan. 10, 1964). Houston is the most prominent figure in Texas's fight for independence from Mexico. Stamp on right the Winston Churchill (1874-1965) commemorative (Sc #1264, May 31, 1965). Churchill was the Prime Minister of the U.K. throughout WWII (1940-5) and again from 1951-5.

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On February 10, 1959 France issued a set of three "Tourism" stamps, including this 10 fr value (Sc #907) depicting the Elysee Palace in Paris.

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This .25 dinar (Mi #31) "ascending Serbia" overprint stamp was issued on September 1, 1941 by the German occupiers as a part of the fifteen value, second definitive series.

Cancellation is KOVIN, April 10, 1942. Kovin is 42 km ESE of Belgrade.

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And, here are two 4c black and white US commemoratives. First one (Sc #1130) was issued on June 8, 1959 and recognizes the centenary of the discovery of the Comstock Lode at Virginia City, Nevada. Second stamp (Sc #1149) was issued on April 7, 1960 and commemorates the UN's World Refugee Year.


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