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Greek "Small Hermes Head" Shh - Identification?

 
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Posted 01/20/2021   12:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Rob Roy to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Friends, Romans, Philatelists - lend me your eyes.
I'm trying to figure out which of these SHH are the Belgian fine print, and which are from the course print.
I've placed my guesses, the upper row is fine, the lower row is the course.
What do you spy with your lil eye?





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Posted 01/20/2021   1:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add perf12 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply



The Belgian printing was done on dense wove paper of high quality;smooth and shiny.Any stamp with a postmark before March 1889 is the Belgian print.










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Posted 01/20/2021   4:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Rob Roy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks, Perf. An informative postmark is not often available.
As for judging by the quality, according to BB website, there were 3 Athens printing periods, and the 3rd one, 1897-1901, was of good quality, on paper E, whatever that means.
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Red square__It could be a pre march 1889 pmk,plus it has an inverted '8'. The numeral on the right of the 8 is difficult to make out.The 20L Belgian print was printed in feb. 1888.The Cancel reads'7 Oct 8?' So that would leave Nov.,Dec.,Jan..Feb. before the Athens printing!
Judging from the pic (not good quality).
The second numeral could be an inverted '8'......


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Edited by perf12 - 01/20/2021 5:12 pm
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Posted 01/20/2021   5:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Rob Roy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the thorough examination. BB did say that identifying these stamps is work for experts, not just looking at my mediocre scans.
Still, if my upper row was meant to be the Belgian print, and the lower - the Athens, what would you have changed?
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I would compare the paper in the outlined stamp with the others and check the paper types.The Belgian paper is very high quality.Some of the others don't look like the Belgian ppintings.
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Posted 01/20/2021   5:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Rob Roy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks. I guess that the best way would be to wash the stamps from hinges and other envelope leftovers and try to determine the paper quality.
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