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Cameroun 1940 Overprint Varieties  
 

 
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Posted 06/10/2018   11:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Partime to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I only have this pair, but I see that Stanley Gibbons notes:

"The overprint settings consisted of mixed type and many varieties exist, including mixed numerals, closed '4', wrong font 'C' in 'Cameroun', broken 'B' for 'R', etc."

Scott 240, SG 164. In my example, the 27.8.40 definitely has a different 2 and 4. Any other examples out there?


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Posted 06/11/2018   02:24 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Tim H to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting. Different '7' and '0' as well.
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Edited by Tim H - 06/11/2018 02:25 am
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Posted 06/11/2018   08:54 am  Show Profile Check Petert4522's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Very good! Even the "8" is not the same - thinner on the top one

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Posted 06/11/2018   09:07 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mirman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The 2 is also different. Look at the red colour which is slanted compared to the top stamp. Position of the date is also different.

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Somewhere I have a copy of "Cameroun - The 1940 Overprints" by Dudley Cobb that is an exhaustive study of this issue. There is a copy for sale on eBay right now that closes very soon.
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Posted 06/13/2018   12:11 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Partime to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
"Cameroun - The 1940 Overprints" by Dudley Cobb


Oh my ... there's literally a reference book for every stamp topic imaginable. Now, if I had more than just this pair ...
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Posted 06/13/2018   11:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gmot to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That is interesting - my 240 has a very heavy, smudged looking "2", Lot of variety in the rest of the set it looks like (from my small sampling).
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Overprint varieties in my collection .
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