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Posted 11/22/2008   10:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add laswabbie to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Can anyone give me the current SCV for New Zealand OY29-36 Mint?
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Posted 11/22/2008   10:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nr-notrare to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Greg....

09 Scott ....OY29-OY36....MNH...$31.90
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Posted 11/25/2008   12:01 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add laswabbie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Tom - That is a really striking set! I need to post pics.
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Posted 11/25/2008   12:05 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add laswabbie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here they are:



Who was it collecting lighthouses recently?
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Edited by laswabbie - 11/25/2008 12:06 am
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Posted 11/25/2008   05:32 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rlorenz to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Greg

very nice set ! too bad I do not collect light houses
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Posted 11/25/2008   05:35 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add modern_who to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Greg, are you buying or selling or just showing?
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Posted 11/25/2008   10:17 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nr-notrare to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice set Greg.....

Most folks usually only get to see the first three....love the colors.
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Posted 11/25/2008   10:26 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add WpgLwr to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Of course, all NZ Insurance stamps have lighthouses on them for some reason. Must be a metaphor for security, or something.
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Posted 11/25/2008   10:31 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mkfarm to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Those look very nice. Are they engraved?
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Posted 11/25/2008   10:46 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bobgggg to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Government Life Stamps
When the Post Office was first set up in New Zealand in 1840, Government departments were allowed to send their letters through the post without having to pay anything. Later, special stamps were issued to Government departments to put on their letters. These were simply ordinary stamps overprinted with the word 'Official'.

One Government Department that always had to pay postage was the Government Life Insurance Department. In 1891 special stamps were issued for this department and they showed a lighthouse with the words 'State Security' written on the rays from the lighthouse.






Then, in 1947, James Berry designed some new Government Life Insurance Department stamps and on these were pictured New Zealand lighthouses and the famous Eddystone beacon off the Cornish coast in Great Britain.






The final set of Government Life stamps were designed by Allan Mitchell of Wellington and had on them an outline picture of a lighthouse.






New Zealand Government Life Insurance stamps were withdrawn from use on 30 September 1989 when Government Life became the Tower Corporation.



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Edited by bobgggg - 11/25/2008 10:56 am
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Posted 11/25/2008   11:52 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add WpgLwr to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Neat! That's why I love stamp collecting -- it's so educational.
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Posted 11/25/2008   8:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add laswabbie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Greg, are you buying or selling or just showing?


Larry - I was just showing. I saw them discussed in Linn's or SSM and they caught my eye. I started to bid on a set on eBay but talked myself out of it.

Bobgggg - the man of a thousand and one stamp factoids! Thanks for the explanation.

I do not want to buy a set. I do not want to buy a set. I do not want to buy a set . . . . . .
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Greg, I asked if you were selling or buying since I've wanted a set of those since I was a kid and would have bought them from you. Anyway, I went over to eBay and got a set with Buy It Now.

If anyone else is looking, there should be 8 values to the complete set but some are offered without the OY32 which itself has a catalog value of $11.00 or more than a third of the complete set. Both sets shown here are short that stamp.
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Posted 11/25/2008   10:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add laswabbie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Congratulations! That was probably the set I had been looking at. It is a beautiful set.
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Posted 11/26/2008   05:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Triggersmob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
Who was it collecting lighthouses recently?


I think you might be refering to Bandicoot.

I started this thread for him... http://goscf.com/t/1849

Steve
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