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Question On Cover With British Central Africa And Zululand Labels(?)

 
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Posted 06/19/2020   9:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Prexie3c to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi there!

I found this 'strange' cover lying in my collection.

The adhesives are not the usual perforated stamps. Instead, they look like labels (or are they cut-outs?). I could not find any information on these in my Scott catalogs. The cancellation looks funny too.

Would anybody be able to shed some light on this cover?

Thanks!


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Posted 06/20/2020   09:20 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I wonder if this ever left California. Looks like an imaginative creation from someone's table at home. Fun, though.
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Posted 06/20/2020   3:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NSK to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A pure fabrication.

Someone had some fun with cut-outs. I wonder when Congo became an English colony.

Victorian stationary cut-outs in 1960 in a former French / Belgian colony.
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Edited by NSK - 06/20/2020 3:07 pm
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Posted 07/09/2020   9:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Kimo to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Also the "cancel" of Congo, Africa is silly. It would be like having a cancel in some town in the US read "USA North America" And "Zululand" is in South Africa, not Congo. And British Central Africa is in Malawi, not Congo. This silly creation appears to be the wqrk of someone who just wanted to have some fun and who had no clue about Africa or the countries there.
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Posted 07/09/2020   9:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bookbndrbob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It is so wrong that it's fun to look at.
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Posted 07/12/2020   2:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stamps101 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
"One-of-a-kind cover possibly mailed somewhere on Earth. Found in a locked safe from the estate of a prolific collector of things and such. Incredible provenance. Selling exclusively on eBay for only a $100 starting bid. Comes with fresh SCF cert"

Let the bids roll in...
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