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Posted 08/08/2020   8:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add doodah12 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have these French overprints that I'm having trouble locating in the Scott catalog. And the two that are pairs with selvage, are these parts of a sheet, are they more valuable with the selvage?
Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks!


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Posted 08/08/2020   8:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add StatesmanStamper to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
For the EA overprint, check Algeria.

See here: http://goscf.com/t/21162

I believe the other is a revenue stamp.

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Edited by StatesmanStamper - 08/08/2020 8:50 pm
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Posted 08/08/2020   8:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add shermae to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
"EA" overprinted on France postage stamps were for use in independent Algeria. See Scott 286-290. EA stands for Etat Algerien.

The last stamp (orange) appears to be a revenue stamp.
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Posted 08/08/2020   8:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I would never remove the selvage from stamps - it helps in determining where in the sheet the stamp came from. And yes, in some cases it enhances the value

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Edited by Petert4522 - 08/08/2020 8:56 pm
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Posted 08/08/2020   9:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add shermae to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Not to mention, both pairs are gutter pairs and both have jubilee lines at bottom.
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Posted 08/09/2020   01:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add doodah12 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the replies!
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Posted 08/09/2020   09:56 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wkusau to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A hint for the future. If the country name is covered by the overprint, it is most likely the result of a change in government (temporary or permanent). So start your search with countries that were under the jurisdiction of the original stamp issuing country.
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Posted 08/09/2020   10:42 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add doodah12 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Guess I'll need to brush up on my history, lol
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Posted 08/09/2020   11:55 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add EMaxim to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Good point, wkusau. I too will keep that in mind.
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