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Posted 06/18/2010   11:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cjd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for bumping this great thread. We have a chance of rain this weekend, so maybe I'll have time for scanning.

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Posted 06/20/2010   02:50 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
just in case someone hasn't yet seen this

Hyderabad Meter Stamp Essay :



Currently for sale $350

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Posted 06/20/2010   04:09 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add spock1k to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
what?? omg its expensive

oh well here is something older yet modern the emblem jumps out of the stamp literally due to the embossing and its only $1. :)

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Posted 06/20/2010   05:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

The above stamp:

The "Asokan Capital"
The ubiquitous emblem on Indian stamps including its watermarks.

A member of the Maurya dynasty was Asoka, grandson of his house's founder, who became emperor in 273 B.C.
We know more about Asoka than about any other early Indian ruler.

He was an eager builder, the first to use stone in India.
His great palace, now no more, was in its day the wonder of the Chinese pilgrims. Asoka built many memorials, called stupas, to Buddhist saints. They were solid-domed structures of brick and stone built on a round base with beautifully carved balustrades and
gateways. In addition to these the principal remains of the reign of Asoka are his magnificent pillars, huge sandstone monoliths, forty to fifty feet high, weighing some fifty tons. The pillars were surmounted by capitals ornamented usually by symbolic figures.

The most striking of these capitals is the one at Sarnath, with its four magnificent lions, which is now used by the government of the Union of India as a symbol of the state.

PS : In Thailand one of the major thoroughfare "Soi Asoke" is named after him.

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Posted 06/20/2010   08:05 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add spock1k to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
ok how many do I sign you up for Rod? a block of 4 ? these are embossed so that you can see it on the other side and no its not an exact copy of the sarnath pillar of ashoka but this is as close as it gets.

and asoka was the only emperor to renounce war in world history after a victory. this along witht he spread of buddhism would lead to the end of the mauryan dynasty and the disintegration of india less than 50 years after his death. india would not be united again till the coming of akbar 15 centuries later.
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Posted 07/12/2010   7:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cjd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I thought someone had posted this stamp in this thread already, but I don't see it...a Nova Scotia Sc#8 I just received. It is nicely centered for the issue, but it looks a bit narrow to me. (?)


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Posted 07/12/2010   7:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampvirgin to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Cjd..
I'm jealous...
very nice
looks like it was perfed a bit short on the vertical.

here's a link to another one.. looks like yours..
http://cgi.ebay.com/1860-Nova-Scoti...cmdZViewItem
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Posted 09/24/2010   10:53 pm  Show Profile Check BeeSee's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BeeSee to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
One of my all time favourites from Spain, which I recently snagged on eBay:

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Posted 09/25/2010   03:46 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add AndrewF31 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Never seen this thread. Great examples of engraved stamps. Especially liked all the classic new zealand stamps.

Damn, there's so many out there.
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Posted 09/25/2010   12:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Another nice one (I'm partial to the bi-colors):

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Posted 09/25/2010   1:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampvirgin to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
doesn't everyone have the New Zealand Life Insurance issues?
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Posted 10/02/2010   7:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add cgrotha to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Wow, people. I don't know how I missed this thread before but I am really impressed. This is some beautiful stuff and created a wondrous trip. Thanks all.
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Posted 10/02/2010   8:05 pm  Show Profile Check BeeSee's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BeeSee to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
WT1, that is nice, great contrast with the 2 colours.
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Posted 10/14/2010   9:40 pm  Show Profile Check BeeSee's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BeeSee to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A nice Panama Tree engraved stamp.


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Posted 10/14/2010   9:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cjd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That's a beaut', Bee. You could always count on American Bank Note...
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