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Greece - Another Round Of Large Hermes Heads

 
 
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Posted 10/06/2019   7:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Willwood42 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Recently bought a lot of Greece large Hermes heads, most seem to have been misidentified. I am giving my best tries, looking for other opinions

First up a Scott #6 (no numerals on back, dots at end of shading lines on cheek), next is a 2 lepta with a date of 1865, either a Scott #9 or 17, and last a 5 lepta with numeral on back with single vertical stoke, a Scott #18



Next a 10 lepta orange on bluish paper with a 1869 date, but is it Scott 19 yellow orange or Scott 26 pale orange
Followed by a 2 lepta for which I have no clue



Cream paper 10 lepta orange and 20 lepta blue (Scott #46 & 47),although the 20 blue looks to be a coarser impression than the 10 lepta



Lastly a 10 lepta orange, cream paper, number on back (Scott #46), but again it looks to be a coarser impression than the 10 orange above and a 5 lepta green, no numeral, cream paper Scott 53



Not sure what is going on with the coarse impression cream paper stamps

So those are my best tries, if Vasia, Perf12 or Vayolene or others would like to weigh in it would be appreciated
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Posted 10/07/2019   08:52 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add perf12 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi : For the moment.

'Next a 10 lepta orange on bluish paper with a 1869 date, but is it Scott 19 yellow orange or Scott 26 pale orange
Followed by a 2 lepta for which I have no clue'

It is Scott 19.Hellas lists this as 18e Red-orange.The yellow orange is much more yellowish.
The 2 lepta Scott 17a (Hellas 16c)
The last stamp 10 lepta is a Athens printing 1880.Orange-red (Hellas 56b) It can be considered as Scott 54b.It looks almost Orange-red Vermillon (Hellas 56a) Scott 54b.
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Hi Perf12, Thank you so much. I am visiting grandchildren today, but will look closely at the stamps and your identifications this evening. -david
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Posted 10/08/2019   04:18 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Willwood42 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Perf12, So I am not sure the last 10 lepta orange can be a 54b, color might be right but it has a number on the back
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Identifying these used to give me fits but it was oddly addictive. Hats off to those proficient at it.
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My mistake.. 10 lepta is Cream paper printing with C.F.1875-1880 (Hellas 50c Red Orange)_(Scott 46a)
(Scott does not list the color varieties for this.)So you got it right in your list.
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