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What Are "Telegraph" Stamps?

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Posted 12/26/2019   4:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bookbndrbob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is a Belgian telegram seal, i.e. not a revenue stamp.

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Very nice Bob, not seen that prior.
Not listed in the Byrum Catalogue.
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Posted 12/27/2019   2:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add waddsbadds to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The iconic 5 pound orange Queen Victoria postage stamp started out life originally as a telegraph stamp. The part of the die that said "telegraphs" was milled out and a slug saying "postage" was inserted. The 5 pound telegraph stamp was found necessary to pay for the enormously high rates for overseas telegrams in the late 1870's when it was first issued.

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Posted 12/27/2019   3:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add perf12 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Mint & used scarcity graphics.(5 in blue Arrow)Interesting the 1 is twice more common used but much scarcer mint.



https://www.gbtelegraphs.com/
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Here are two German telegram seals. Both are on thin, tough paper. First one is from the imperial, pre-1919 era. Indicum is 33.5 mm x 23 mm.

Second one is from Weimar Republic era. Its indicum measures 29.5 mm x 22.5 mm.


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Posted 08/05/2020   1:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bookbndrbob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
These German "Reichspost" definitives (1900) have two-line markings of "Berlin C." and "T.A.2." which appears to be Telegraphenamt 2/telegraph office 2 in central Berlin. Don't know if this marking indicates postal or telegraph/revenue usage of the stamps.

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Posted 08/30/2020   7:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here are a couple U.S. telegraph stamps, one with and one without a Frank #. For some time I thought the missing frank number was an error, but apparently they were also issued this way.

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