Stamp Community Family of Web Sites
Thousands of stamps, consistently graded, competitively priced and hundreds of in-depth blog posts to read
Stamp Community Forum
 
Username:
Password:
Save Password
Forgot your Password?

Welcome Guest! Need help? Got a question? Inherit some stamps?
Our stamp forum is completely free! Register Now!

Syria , Swiss And Transvaal

 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.
Author Previous TopicReplies: 11 / Views: 668Next Topic  
Valued Member

United States
124 Posts
Posted 03/18/2019   3:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add AravindMichigan to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Do you see anything interesting in this bunch?



Send note to Staff

Pillar Of The Community
United States
8243 Posts
Posted 03/18/2019   4:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yes For a stamp collector every single one is interesting

Peter
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Pillar Of The Community
Learn More...
United States
6306 Posts
Posted 03/18/2019   4:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add floortrader to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Agree with Peter ,a lot of interesting stuff . Now it is your turn to spend time learning what makes those stamps interesting to look at and to have .
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Pillar Of The Community
United Kingdom
7038 Posts
Posted 03/18/2019   5:24 pm  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The Syrian material tells some of the story of the destruction of the Arab kingdom and the disastrous French mandate. Well worth reading around. Many of the Transvaal stamps are likely to be fakes/reprints - you often come across thise in old albums.
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Pillar Of The Community
France, Metropolitan
3376 Posts
Posted 03/18/2019   5:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add perf12 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The French blue Sower stamp with the red surcharge can be collected with different varieties......an undertaking in itself.
http://www.semeuses.com/3_syrie.html
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Pillar Of The Community
United Kingdom
7038 Posts
Posted 03/18/2019   6:23 pm  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you - bookmarked. Syrian stamps just got even more difficult!
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Valued Member
United States
100 Posts
Posted 03/19/2019   11:52 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampboylife to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice collection to build on!
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Valued Member
United Kingdom
169 Posts
Posted 03/20/2019   04:00 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add crispinhj to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
Syrian stamps just got even more difficult!


And not just Syrian stamps. There's a mountain of information about all sorts of the Semeuse stamps - I glanced at a couple of entries and now I'm having a sit down and a cup of tea to recuperate!

But fabulous information about a fascinating series. Thanks indeed for sharing this
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Pillar Of The Community
United Kingdom
1255 Posts
Posted 03/21/2019   04:51 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Tim H to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Looking at the Transvaal (an area I collect) you haven't got anything outrageous there. It is extremely difficult to tell the reprints of the "arms" series from the originals unless you have a large number of stamps to compare them with. I usually assume they are all reprints. The 1d surcharge on 2d shows a nice "broken bar" variety. The 1d mail train / mail coach stamp is one of my favourite issues, and there are many nice and subtle plate varieties.

Good basis on which to build a nice collection, and most Transval from this period are very affordable.
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Pillar Of The Community
United Kingdom
1255 Posts
Posted 03/21/2019   04:54 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Tim H to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Sorry, forgot to add that I'm happy to offer non-conditional advice on some of the fakes and forgeries! There are many..
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Pillar Of The Community
United Kingdom
1178 Posts
Posted 04/06/2019   4:01 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Outremer01 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The second sheet of Syria, 7th row, 1st stamp, is 4piastre on 75c "Ronsard" design and should therefore be SG 170 not SG 165 ( if these are SG refs). Nice but not rare. The overprints on Syria are very interesting but beware of eye-strain! I scan everything first, then examine at x5.
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Bedrock Of The Community
Australia
37517 Posts
Posted 04/06/2019   4:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'll join the chorus.........
Lovely pages, screaming for proper mounting and organisation.
These are the types of pages I gravitate to, at auction.
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
  Previous TopicReplies: 11 / Views: 668Next Topic  
 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.


Go to Top of Page
Disclaimer: While a tremendous amount of effort goes into ensuring the accuracy of the information contained in this site, Stamp Community assumes no liability for errors. Copyright 2005 - 2023 Stamp Community Family - All rights reserved worldwide. Use of any images or content on this website without prior written permission of Stamp Community or the original lender is strictly prohibited.
Privacy Policy / Terms of Use    Advertise Here
Stamp Community Forum © 2007 - 2023 Stamp Community Forums
It took 0.27 seconds to lick this stamp. Powered By: Snitz Forums 2000 Version 3.4.05