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The Stamps Of Algeria : On Album Pages.

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Posted 04/09/2021   12:44 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I would agree, Shermae.
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Posted 04/09/2021   06:10 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nigelc to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Rod,

GC paper is described by SG as a greyish granite paper so you should be able to make out little fibres in the paper when you look at the back of the stamp.

The fibres are clearly visible on my French GC stamps but some stamps have many more fibres than others.

I don't see any GC listings for Algeria in SG Part 6 and unfortunately I don't have any French or Michel catalogues for Algeria.
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Posted 04/09/2021   06:42 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you for taking time out to look for me Nigel.
I'll glassine the suspects , just in case.
The 3c Liberty there's something definitely going on there.
If I come across any news, or mail from blogs , I'll post
I'll also post after looking for fibres.

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To economise paper stock during the 1914-18 war, paper of poor quality was used for the manufacture of French and French colonial stamps. Introduced late in 1916, sheet margins bore the initials G.C., and postmasters were advised to use extra care in handling. The papers varied in tone and quality, the commonest being a greyish newsprint recognisable in the stamps at a glance, but others of better quality, white and cream, are not easily distinguishable unless with "G.C." margin.

Paper examples and Fibres
http://blog.stampmagazine.co.uk/201...archive.html
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Posted 04/09/2021   07:04 am  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Some of the stamps of the first Algerian issue, including the 3c Blanc, were issued on GC paper. No others were.
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Posted 04/09/2021   07:31 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nigelc to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Rod,

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The papers varied in tone and quality, the commonest being a greyish newsprint recognisable in the stamps at a glance, but others of better quality, white and cream, are not easily distinguishable unless with "G.C." margin.

That's a great point. I guess I can only identify the GC stamps where I can see the fibres!

I don't think I'll worry about the other GC stamps.

Sometimes I find paper and finish differences fascinating and other times frustrating.

As an example, one area I've never felt comfortable in identifying stamps is the Ceres design of Portugal and her colonies and all its variations.


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Posted 04/09/2021   07:53 am  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nigel - The only stamps of the Algeria 1924-25 issue - or any Algerian issue - that may be on GC paper are the 3c Blanc and the 15c semeuse (from Maury). So you only have two to check.
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Posted 06/19/2021   10:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
1924 Steiner Page 2.

1926 Steiner Page 3.

1926 Postage Dues Steiner Page 27.
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Posted 06/19/2021   11:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Just_fella to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Beautiful work rod!!
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1937 Steiner Page 6.

1941 Steiner Page 8.

1944 Steiner Page 10.
These Pages all second hand stamp mounts.
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1962 Steiner Page 2.

1968 Steiner Page 12.
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