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Posted 05/27/2020   07:57 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Leejb1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Stamp of Marshall Pilsudski 1928 the dark blue green stamp is Scott 254 while the dark black brown looks like Scott 261a but the perf does match the scott catalog 12 1/2, the owner and I both measured the perf as 11 1/2





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Posted 05/27/2020   10:58 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bookbndrbob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
If you are getting serious with your Poland stamps, you should consider buying a Fischer catalog. Scott is not a good choice for collectors looking to expand their philatelic knowledge of European countries.
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Posted 05/27/2020   11:07 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Trainwreck to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
There is a note after Scott 251 that states "counterfeits exist" of the souvenir sheet. So, could be a single taken from a counterfeit sheet. (You meant Scott 251a, not 261a in your post.)

My 2 cents.

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Posted 05/27/2020   11:10 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Trainwreck to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Does the Fischer catalog cover more than Poland?

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Posted 05/27/2020   11:27 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bookbndrbob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The Fischer catalog is a specialized catalog of Poland area stamps. If you do a web search of "Fischer stamp catalog" you will get the information. Wikipedia has a nice summary of all of the areas the catalog covers.

There have been SCF threads on problems collectors have had using Scott to try to identify Polish perforation varieties, and the Fischer catalog has always been the source of answers.

If it were me, I would search for a used catalog and save some money.
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Posted 05/27/2020   11:55 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Trainwreck to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Will do.

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Posted 05/27/2020   12:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Climber Steve to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
While the Fischer catalogues are 99% in Polish, one can find their way around. But a good Polish-English dictionary will be very useful.

I also recommend joining the Polonus Poland Philatelic Society. Web site is polonus dot org. I've been a member for a few years.
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Posted 05/27/2020   4:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add perf12 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The poor quality of the pics cannot permit any serious analysis.

Although we know a few things: The ordinance by the Ministry of Posts on April 5 1928 specified the mini sheet stamps as Sepia in color.There were variatiions in the color for some reason..
The genuine mini sheet stamps can be identified by the curious perforations.
Below: Genuine above _ _Forgery below..





Source; Filatelista Nr.23, 1-5 XII 1988
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Posted 06/07/2020   2:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add david.k.pl to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The perforation of 50gr blue green (Fi238) is variable, from 10 1/2 to 14. The black brown (Fi235) had only 12 1/2 perf. 50gr brown was issued just before blue green.
Basically, now are two good catalogues with Poland pre-WW2 stamps: "Fischer catalogue" (2 volumes) and "Specialized Catalogue of Postage Stamps in Poland" (4 volumes). Below picture from Fischer vol 1.
Cheers from Poland,
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Posted 06/07/2020   2:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Climber Steve to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
David K: welcome to the Forum.
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Posted 06/07/2020   3:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add david.k.pl to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Climber Steve: Hello and cheers :)
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Posted 06/07/2020   9:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add EMaxim to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, welcome david. k.pl. Great to have a member from Poland. Do you read other languages of Eastern Europe?

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Posted 06/08/2020   01:10 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add david.k.pl to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
EMaxim: Unfortunatley only a little basics of Russian and German (for understanding catalogues).
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Posted 06/08/2020   11:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add EMaxim to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Still, you have English. And think how few of us know Polish. We'll be relying on you for help, I'm sure.
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Posted 06/08/2020   11:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add david.k.pl to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'll do my best :)
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