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Posted 03/01/2010   11:04 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add philb to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Heres a block of French stamps with advertising in selvage !

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Posted 03/01/2010   2:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stamperdude to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
What are those black numbers along the bottom? Could they they be the day, month, year or some sort of control/inventory numbers?
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Posted 03/01/2010   4:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cjd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'd vote for January 29, 1954, myself. I don't know why that date would be there, though. If this is 653 (and I haven't looked that carefully, so it may not be), it would have been issued in the very early fifties, which fits.
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Posted 03/01/2010   4:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add laswabbie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The Israelis often/always put the official date of issue/printing in the selvage so I assume that's what this is.
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Posted 03/01/2010   4:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Londonbus1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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The Israelis often/always put the official date of issue/printing in the selvage so I assume that's what this is.



In most cases, the date on the sheet margins is the date the stamps rolled off the press, and not the date of issue. Some stamps can be seen printed many months earlier than issue date.

I would guess the same can be said of this French block. If someone has a specialized, or semi-specialized French catalogue, we can found out the truth !!

Londonbus1....can't we?
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Posted 03/01/2010   5:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stamperdude to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
londonbus1,
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Posted 05/18/2014   3:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add BradS to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I recently got the same stamp with pointe Bic in the selvage. Anybody have an idea on how to find out more about these?
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Posted 05/18/2014   5:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nigelc to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The Maury catalogue give useful information on both dated corner blocks ("coins datÚs") and booklet panes with advertising in the borders ("bandes publicitaires"). However, I've not found any specific comments about the combination of the two.

The dates seem to have a similar function to the earlier millÚsimes. Sometimes a stamp was printed with one date whilst for other stamps the date was changed over a number of years.

Adverts for Bic like these were printed in booklets for both the type I and type II 15f ultramarine stamp. I can only see coin datÚs for the type I stamp and these run from 1951 to 1955.
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Posted 05/18/2014   9:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add BradS to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the information nigelc I appreciate it.
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Posted 06/28/2017   03:20 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hy-brasil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Addendum:

The stamps with ad labels are nicknamed Pubs.

Coins datÚs are just like that of the sheet stamps, they're only in the margins of booklet panes cut from the sheet/pane corner position. Nothing I've ever found gives a premium for coin datÚ booklet panes or booklets; there should be a little premium paid by a specialist. Booklet covers from this period were made of heavy paper/flimsy card so it's enough to find nice complete booklets.
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