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Singapore
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Posted 01/28/2012   04:55 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Leng to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Akeela, whats the name of the bird on the Br Solomon 2'6 ?
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Australia
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Posted 01/28/2012   05:10 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Akeela to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The 1939 Br Solomons stamp is the the Melanesian Megapode or Melanesian Scrubfowl (Megapodius eremita) also inhabits Papua New guinea and has cousins in Far North Queensland
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Taiwan, Province Of China
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Posted 02/25/2012   8:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wayne to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
China 20 century (1920) Famine Relief stamp(not really postage used)


Japan 1874 12 sen Bird mail cancel


Above all my collectionsTXS!
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Posted 02/25/2012   10:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stallzer to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It's a bird, It's a plane, no it's a Winged Globe

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Australia
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Posted 03/01/2012   01:48 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Akeela to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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China 19 century Famine Relief stamp(not really postage used)

Interesting revenue/cinderella, charity seal ? stamp there Wayne. Would be good to have more information on this item, some are listed on eBay as being issued early in the 20th century.


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Japan 1874 12 sen Bird mail cancel

any worthy bird stamp collection "must have" one of these.
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Australia
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Posted 03/01/2012   01:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Akeela to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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It's a bird, It's a plane, no it's a Winged Globe

which year did those wings cross the Atlantic
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Taiwan, Province Of China
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Posted 03/02/2012   7:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wayne to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Akeela,
Obviously,the stamps is issued for the flood disaster in the the philatelists view point. First Issue of the China's charity stamp came with the disaster relief. Included the telecommunications, railway stations has issued these relief stamps. this 1cent value from eight kind of of face value a set (all of the 1 cent ,5 cents,10 cents and $ 1, $ 5, $ 10, $ 50).
The Government of Republic of China published in the 1920 (Yes!not "19 century" ,my fault b4). "Charitable relief nature" and "printed" contributions for the North China Disaster Relief. Itself is not a stamp, you can not use it to postal materials, but allow affixed to mail as a sealed paper or publicity relief.
You can ref.:http://www.ingentaconnect.com/conte...003/art00006
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Posted 03/03/2012   03:54 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Akeela to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Wayne, thank you so much for the link about the charity stamps.
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Posted 03/03/2012   06:07 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add 22crows to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The US Trans-atlantic stamp was issued in 1939 - SG A852 / Scott C24.
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Posted 03/09/2012   3:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nethryk to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here are images of four 100+ year old birds stamps, engraved and printed by Waterlow & Sons, Ltd., and issued for use in the State of North Borneo. However, these examples are probably CTOs.

- nethryk

Male Argus Pheasant (Argusianus argus) putting on a display, first issued in 1897, Scott No. 83, SG No. 100.


The following three stamps from the same set were first issued in 1909. Philatelic note: Neither the Palm Cockatoo nor the Cassowary are found in North Borneo. The Palm Cockatoo design seems to have been deliberately selected by the North Borneo Company either because someone in the firm loved the bird, or simply to make the set more appealing to topical stamp collectors. The Cassowary stamp was apparently a genuine mistake in design (the pictured bird was supposed to be a Megapode (Megapodius freycinet).

Palm Cockatoo (Probosciger aterrimus), Scott No. 145, SG No. 173.


Rhinoceros Hornbill (Buceros rhinoceros), Scott No. 146, SG No. 174.


Cassowary [which I believe to be a Dwarf Cassowary (Casuarius bennetti)], Scott No. 149, SG No. 176.

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Posted 03/12/2012   12:21 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Akeela to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nethryk they are attractive stamps which makes them popular with bird stamp collectors. Except for the Argus pheasant,they would not be included in a purists collection who only wants birds in their correct country. ! I've been fortunate enough to have seen all these birds in their right countries


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Cassowary [which I believe to be a Dwarf Cassowary (Casuarius bennetti)],

You are probably correct, it's certainly not the Southern Cassowary (Casuarius casuarius) which has a large casque and neither does it have a single wattle of the Casuarius unappendiculatus.
re the CTO cancels- it's not easy to find a genuine cancel on these stamps

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Edited by Akeela - 03/12/2012 12:23 am
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Croatia (Locally: Hrvatska)
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Posted 02/25/2018   3:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add johnc to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here are some of my postal stamps from thematic birds.

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United Kingdom
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Posted 06/17/2019   09:35 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ElyCollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
New Zealand Kiwi 1898


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Posted 06/17/2019   10:56 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gettinold to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This might be an eagle cancel. Can't be sure though. Even upside down it hardly resembles one.



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