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Burda Sells Rarest Stamp In Czech Philately

 
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Posted 04/06/2018   1:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add modernstamps to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
A One of a kind stamp sold for $448,600!
It must have been an exciting auction.

https://www.linns.com/news/auctions...ilately.html
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Posted 04/06/2018   4:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add StamperMA to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Not being familiar with them, this posting prompted me to look into the story behind these overprint stamps.

After WWI the first Czechoslovak Republic was formed (it lasted from 1918 - 1938). The new country had huge quantities of leftover stamps from Austria and Hungary so they decided to overprint them and sell them at a 50% premium over face value with the surtax monies going to public charities. They were only sold at the philatelic window at the Prague Post Office.

Here's my source: https://www.stamp-collecting-world...._1919co.html

Dennis
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Posted 04/07/2018   12:37 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bas S Warwick to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This link has some very interesting information re this stamp

http://www.radio.cz/en/section/curr...e-in-decades
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