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Posted 11/30/2009   5:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add WpgLwr to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Found two strange stamps in a mixture. They're very basic, just two framelines and print, no pictures or anything.

Both say the following, and the print and dividing lines are centered:

1894
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Rpbca do Guata

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Cinco (or Diaz) Centavos




The Five Centavo one appears to be purple, the Ten Centavo one red.

Any idea what these are?
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Posted 11/30/2009   5:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add khj to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'm not a stamp expert and I don't collect revenues, but if it looks like this

then I believe it's a Guatamalan tax stamp. I'm open to correction on that statement.

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Posted 11/30/2009   8:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add WpgLwr to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yep, that's what it looks like. Makes sense to me that it would be a revenue. Thanks!
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Posted 03/01/2011   11:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add otto to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Gotta love this community. Was puzzling over these two stamps below and found this topic.



Thing is, I don't find these in the Scott Catalogue. Too mundane to bother?
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Posted 03/02/2011   09:14 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add philb to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This was a tough one..i went through 4 books on Guatemala I have them in the back of my album noted only as 1894 fiscals ..they were printed by an unknown printer ...for some unknown reason many were forged...its a good chance whats floating around including mine are fakes or forgeries..thats ok theres room for them also !!
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APS 070059 Life Member International Society of Guatemala Collectors I.S.G.C. #853
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Posted 03/02/2011   09:21 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add otto to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Far out! Thanks for the info, Phil.
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Posted 03/02/2011   10:05 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add philb to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
No problem....these guys can be found in Guatemala mixtures..they always seem to be unused...the Guatemala experts that know everything about Guatemala postal history from the time of the early Spanish explorers say very little about them....i doubt if they saw much postal use..otherwise someone would have shown the envelope with it on...,
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Posted 03/02/2011   10:57 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cjd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
If they are tax stamps, then Scott would not list them unless Scott believed they were declared to be valid for postage at some point. (Generally speaking...)
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Posted 03/02/2011   11:06 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add philb to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
True, they would be on paper such as bills etc..but still hard to find a paper trail...i posted under cinderellas how many of us have revenues and fiscals off paper...interesting why they were all soaked off their original papers...
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Posted 03/02/2011   11:06 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rlorenz to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Like Phil I have only seen them unused I have several complete sets and in blocks of 4 but always unused. Would be cool to find some with a legit cancel
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Posted 12/19/2014   6:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add floortrader to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Just wanted to add my two recent pages made up to this subject -----
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Posted 02/12/2019   4:49 pm  Show Profile Check steve123's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add steve123 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This is a very old thread but I thought I would add one of the varieties. In one block, horizontally, the top row has "I894" and the bottom row has "1894". I don't know if it would be consistent across the whole strip within the block or not. The different fonts are below (I merged two files, not as they appear in the block):




And....I almost missed it! Imperf horizontally!


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