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Rattlesnake Island Stamp, Local Post, Lake Erie

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Posted 10/03/2008   09:56 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add rockinrobin to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I found this in the WW book we borrowed from the stamp store. It is MNH. Needless to say I am buying this one for 10 cents!


I never heard of this so I googled it and found a very interesting story behind it. You can go to the link to read about it.
http://www.wichitastampclub.org/Rat...akeIsle.html

This is so neat! I just love stamp collecting.

rockin


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Posted 10/03/2008   10:24 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bobgggg to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rockinrobin.. I am sure that Tambling Londonbus will be drooling, all over his keyboard, when he sees that stamp.

Nice find
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Posted 10/03/2008   10:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add philb to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yup..she has the eye alright !!
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Posted 10/03/2008   10:58 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rockinrobin to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks bobgggg and philb. I am having fun going through the WW right now. The stamps are on separate pages in a bag. A lot of them are mint, but have a tab. Unfortunately someone let the pages get damp, and now a lot of them are stuck to the pages. I will still be getting a ton of stamps out of this.

rockin
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Posted 10/04/2008   01:25 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gussyboy1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Sounds like a great deal and fun going thru the albums--good luck!

Gussyboy1
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Posted 10/04/2008   05:10 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rohumpy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Dumb question: What is VVVV? That is as close as I can get on the keyboard to the symbol in the posts. It looks like 4 "v's" or 2 "w's" together.
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Posted 10/04/2008   05:48 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bobgggg to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
rohumpy

2 w's = World Wide
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Posted 10/04/2008   2:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add desertgem to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rockin,

Here is a cover with a different Rattler.

http://goscf.com/t/1299&SearchTerms=rattlesnake

Jim
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Posted 10/04/2008   7:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nuggethill to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice cover Jim good to see a familiar face too regards Harry
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Posted 10/05/2008   04:50 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add desertgem to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Harry! Yep, Of course this photo is 7 yrs old by now
Nice seeing you here also!

Jim


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Posted 10/05/2008   06:46 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nuggethill to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Jim as soon as I reach my 50 posts I have over 800 Aussie first day covers and I would like to share a few with the forum,I have one that was posted(with a red 2p and a blue 3p Sydney Harbour Bridge stamps)on the Sydney Harbour Bridge on opening day celebrations and it has a small ink stain bottom right corner but still has eye appeal regards mate
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Posted 10/05/2008   07:26 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Dianne Earl to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Glad to see you Jump right in Nuggethill.

Can't wait to see some of your collection.

Nice Stamp Rockinrobin and cover Desertgem.

Dianne
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Posted 10/05/2008   08:35 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rockinrobin to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks desertgem for postng. I figured that someone here might have seen this before.
Now I have a question...would this be in a Scott's catalogue? I am planning on putting this an a separate page along with the info I found, and would like to put a stamp # with it.

Thanks
rockin
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Posted 10/05/2008   3:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add desertgem to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

To my knowledge, Scott doesn't list Modern local posts. here is a page describing the history.
http://www.wichitastampclub.org/Rat...akeIsle.html

Jim
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Posted 10/05/2008   6:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nuggethill to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Wow Jim great information (is it Tanzanite)regards
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Posted 10/05/2008   7:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add desertgem to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
No, it is Iolite, about 1/50th the value :) but almost the same properties except when Tanzanite is heated to make commercial stones, they turn a better blue ! But I like the way Iolite cuts. This is a 23 ct piece as I recall, still not cut

Jim
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