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Posted 03/19/2017   3:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Joy Daschaudhuri to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here are the later types of Jammu and Kashmir telegraph stamps.

Jammu and Kashmir 1933 1A Harisinh Amarsinh Jamval (18951961) gray blue telegraph stamp (Hiscocks 60)



This was printed on wove paper with multiple rosette watermark in recess by Thomas de la Rue and Company, London, England and was issued in September 1933.

Jammu and Kashmir 1941 1R Harisinh Amarsinh Jamval (18951961) violet telegraph stamp (Hiscocks 73)



This was printed on white wove paper in typography by India Security Press, Nashik Road.
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The telegraph stamps of Sudan worked differently than the others shown...



One half was given to the sender as a receipt, and the other half was sent through with the telegram to be given to the recipient. That way, the sender and the recipient each had half.

I've asked this before, but what do you suppose that camel is looking at?
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"Hey guys, see that cute, blonde dromedary?"
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Later on, they were much better printed, and so much less interesting.


Tonymacg, not the first time you alluded to this, but still way too funny each time!

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Telegraphe de Chappe ! 1798 - 1852
http://telegraphe-chappe.eu/index.php#



proof of the first French telephone & telegraphe stamp,1880
http://www.ladressemuseedelaposte.f...n-projets-et
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Perf

Has there been any update on when the Musee will re-open?

Geoff
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hi;From what I read , they say at the end of the 2nd semester 2017...have to follow up.
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In the United States, telegraph stamps were applied to the telegraph forms when sent. You will very rarely find these forms with canceled telegraph stamps because they were destroyed by the telegraph companies, as all personal and business messages were private. If any got out, there would not only be a credibility concern but also a liability issue.

I think most U.S. Telegraph stamps were created and issued as an attempt to pre-sell and lock customers into using their companies telegraph systems. They were also popular with large companies and municipalities who could buy stamp booklets in bulk and at discount.

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This is a bump and a slight diversion from the thread. In the pre-electric age, and before Samuel Morse and his code, there was optical telegraph. This Finnish stamp from 1979 (Facit #844) shows an optical telegraph tower near Eckero in the Aland Islands. Sweden constructed the towers from Grisslehamn, on its east coast, and in the Aland Islands for fast communication across the Gulf of Finland.

From the nationalstadsparken.se website, "Abraham Edelcrantz, private secretary to the king, introduced the optical telegraph into Sweden in 1794. Each signal station operated on ten collapsible shutters that could be set in two positions on high wooden scaffolding. In total, 1024 different signals could be sent. In many ways, the system anticipated the later binary alphabet for binary communications.

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