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Albania Stamp Red Cross "Lek 1" Overprint

 
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Posted 04/18/2017   11:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add ggreve to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have a stamp that looks very much like this image only more centered overprint.



I cannot find it in the Scott Catalogue. Any ideas that can help identify this stamp?

Thanks you
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Posted 04/19/2017   02:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Not seen that before in my travels.
Guess:
Charity seal for the elderly.


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Posted 04/19/2017   10:04 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ggreve to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
After more searching on eBay they have:

1948 Albania Red Cross Envelope, To Search The Prisoners Of War. R4

The cover matches my stamp. I assume R4 is the catalogue number, but I still cannot find it in the catalogue.

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Posted 04/19/2017   2:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Tim H to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It looks like it's been surcharged as well. The surcharge is displaced to the bottom and left. Square blocks should lie over the '5' and the rest should lie across the red cross. Translates as "Aid for home for the elderly" as Rod has correctly "guessed."
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Posted 04/19/2017   3:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add perf12 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi; Found this cover on e bay. 1948 (search for prisoners of war);
I think the translation is rather of this nature; "Help for Asylum assistance"....


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Posted 11/04/2018   5:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tiralb to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The translation would be "Help for nursing homes [asylums for the elderly]".
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