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Posted 09/19/2013   10:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add floortrader to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Londonbus1 ----never saw those overprints ,are they from a private delivery company ?Is there any story about what they are for.
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Posted 09/20/2013   12:24 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Unexpected find in a collection recently purchased



(#2511b Missing black color)
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Posted 09/20/2013   1:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add I Brake For Stamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
2508-2511 are missing "USA", the 25 cent denomination, and the name of the animal. Interesting find!


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Posted 09/20/2013   2:25 pm  Show Profile Check stampCat7's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add stampCat7 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
51studebaker - Great find!
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Posted 09/20/2013   3:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Londonbus1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Londonbus1 ----never saw those overprints ,are they from a private delivery company ?Is there any story about what they are for.


After liberation from the Germans in August 1944, many French towns and Cities made Liberation overprints for their stamps. Only a few were recognized by the French authorities.

These unofficial overprints for Metz are listed in a Catalogue of French Fantasy and unofficial stamps by Bourdi.
They are also listed in the Ceres and Dallay catalogue [Thanks Ryan] and catalogue at 300 MNH to 270 used.

Londonbus1
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Edited by Londonbus1 - 09/20/2013 3:37 pm
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Posted 09/20/2013   5:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This block needs to be put under a UV light to make sure that the stamps were not chemically altered to remove the denomination and the USA. Especially since the date is still on each stamp.
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Edited by revcollector - 09/20/2013 5:38 pm
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Yeah revcollector I was just noticing that also as there doesn't seem to be any color omissions but yet the USA and denominations are gone?
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Posted 09/20/2013   5:55 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I haven't checked under a light yet others seem to be the same way (see link), I assumed that the year is not true black and therefore is there.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trk...60&_from=R40
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Edited by 51studebaker - 09/20/2013 5:55 pm
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hmm looks like you might have something there! Still, though, rule out the obvious first. Man that would be nice score to find in a box lot huh?!
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Posted 09/20/2013   6:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The postmarks on that 2508-2511 block is also interesting. The CDS is almost certainly White Horse Beach, Massachusetts (a section of Plymouth) yet it is an extremely late use of what appears to be a duplex cancel with the typical football-type killer. The secondary cancel -- which looks to be part of a machine cancel with the word "RECEIVED" interlaced, is also a bit interesting, as I don't recall seeing an example (or at least a modern example) like that before. Then again, we're talking about a very small post office, so maybe the cancellations in use were not at all up to date.
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It's like a hybrid Received mark with a wavy killer bars like of the flag cancel era? Neat though.
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Posted 09/21/2013   05:24 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Londonbus1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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others seem to be the same way (see link),


4 of the six items on offer are from 'Cheatin'' Bill and all have different prices ! Prices from $275 to $600 from the same seller for the same item says a lot about the man.
To make it even more amusing, the most expensive of the lots has a scan of an ordinary block !

I have a BIN item of Cheatin Bill in my 'watching' list and it's been there for over two years ! It will never sell but it keeps me amused every time it comes around to the top of the list.

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These came in the mail a couple of days ago


Marius

Those are lovely ! I do like the early CI issues. Lovely designs and colour. Did you get a good deal. [He says, looking at the banknote issues !]

welcome back by the way, long time no see.

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Posted 09/21/2013   6:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Marius to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Marius

Those are lovely ! I do like the early CI issues. Lovely designs and colour. Did you get a good deal. [He says, looking at the banknote issues !]

welcome back by the way, long time no see.

Londonbus1


Thanks LB, I'm still around and still looking at posts from time to time, just way too busy (have a 2 yo daughter)...

Got a so so deal for those, about 40% cat. value for the banknote issues and 20% the others. Not quite good but I don't have time to play the "wait and snipe" game on eBay so I got them anyway.

Now I started to fill my postage due pages, here is what I got in the post this morning

D40 - D45



D46 - D55



D56 - D68



D69 - D76



btw LB, I just found an unopened package from you (guess its been sent in 2011)...quite heavy, any idea whats inside?
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Just got this in a few days ago. This completes the Louisiana purchase exposition set! Robert Livingston (along with James Monroe) were the two US diplomats who went to France and signed the pact that transferred the Louisiana Territory ownership from France to the US.

Scott #323 Robert Livingston



I unblushingly post the completed set without further comment.




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