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Large Mexican Stamp Collection - Showing A Few From The 1870s - Early 1900s

 
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Posted 12/05/2019   11:45 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Mrita75 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Of the many different stamps that my Great Aunt gave me, I by far have the most from Mexico. I was quite overwhelmed at first - but as I started to learn more about Revenues and Definitives, I was excited to find these wonderful stamps. I wanted to share, I can tell that my oldest stamp is probably late 1870s? I believe that I have what you can Mexican Numeral stamps? - those are quite nice.

The other discovery I made are stamps with these "holes" - some actually spell out Piedras Negras - what do you call this process?

I would love to hear your thoughts on these stamps and discuss with anyone who also collects from Mexico. I think it may be worth me investing in a decent album for these…The pictures I am showing are only 5% of the lot. Nora.










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Posted 12/05/2019   4:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hy-brasil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
You may want to think about an album for later. The bulk of the issues and albums are in modern issues and you will find even just pages without a binder is some money. Brands include Scott, Minkus, Palo, Steiner (download and print yourself).

For the time being, consider Vario pages, which come with pockets in various sizes and will display and protect your stamps. Available from online stamp supply sellers and eBay. I see there is a 1874-1898 revenue album download available on eBay; unknown to me if anything else exists for the revenues.

In earlier periods, stamps (including revenues) were overprinted for use within a specific state or even city, to try to avoid robbers taking and selling stamps elsewhere. I note that that for the ones so overprinted or punched, I'm seeing Coahuila state: Ciudad Porfirio Diaz = Piedras Negras, and Monclova. Specialists often collect by state in the earlier era, so maybe that would be something for you.

The punched holes are perfins, for perforated initials or insignia. I've heard "perfinning" used for the process, but not commonly.
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Posted 12/05/2019   4:33 pm  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Free, printable pages for pre-1940 Mexico here. How's your Spanish?

http://www.albumdeestampillas.com.a...xico1940.pdf
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Posted 12/05/2019   4:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Mrita75 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Awesome, Thank you so much! Those revenues are so exciting to me, and I have no idea why - lol. I think the vario page option sound perfect. @Geoffha - Hablo muy bien el espanol. :) I will check it out.

Mil Gracias, Nora.
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Show us your tongs.
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I knew I would be called out. Yes just ordered my tongs- shame on me. I will now be posting to the philatelic disasters topic
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I've always been happier using stockbooks (Lighthouse, Stanley Gibbons, Lindner), with black pages. I like the freedom to arrange, to move, to replace as need be. Also the absence of pre-printed blank spaces that remind of stamps I don't have and perhaps never will. Printed pages push in the direction of completion, and that's difficult, if not impo$$ible.
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