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Posted 06/12/2019   11:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add marapaul to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello members,

I have found a 2d revenue stamp that it has initials overprint M.E.B. I have research and only found M.E.F. can it be an error?, please advice. Thank you.

Mara


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Posted 06/12/2019   11:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gettinold to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
marapaul

Can you provide a clearer image of the overprint?



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Posted 06/13/2019   12:46 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add marapaul to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here's a close up. Please advice. Thank you Mara.


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Posted 06/13/2019   02:08 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hy-brasil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Sorry, but this a revenue/fiscal usage (in Great Britain). The overprints were used by commercial firms or smaller government agencies as a control, basically to prevent theft. M.E.B. are initials for the company or agency name. Perhaps someone here knows what that stands for.

Another key is the violet cancel used in revenue/fiscal situations. Pen cancelled stamps would also be ones used for revenue purposes.
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MEB not listed in commercial overprints
EMEB was East Midlands Electricity Board

Maybe Midlands Electricity Board, or Manchester ditto.........?

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Posted 06/13/2019   06:23 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gettinold to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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I'm in agreement with rod222 & hy-brasil. Try the website below:

http://cosgb.blogspot.com/

Here's an example from the site for the Metropolitan Water Board. Note the similarities:




I was able to find this stamp with an MEB perfin cancel on hipstamp




Suggests this is a commercial use stamp
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Posted 06/13/2019   11:16 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nigelc to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This is from the Midlands Electricity Board:

https://commercialoverprints.com/mi...icity-board/
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https://commercialoverprints.com/companies-a-z/

Thank you. This is a great resource.
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Quote:
This is from the Midlands Electricity Board:


Bravo Nigel !
my search failed, I guess I should have used the periods (full stops) in the search
I was discombobulated, the opt looked very familiar to me.
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Posted 06/13/2019   11:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add marapaul to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
To all thank you so much for your help. Mara
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