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Posted 04/09/2010   11:21 pm  Show Profile Check BeeSee's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add BeeSee to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I doubt this Tuvalu stamp is the biggest, but it must be close. It was printed in sheets of, uh, one! The stamp measures 3 inches wide by 4 and a bit high.

What is great about it is the postmark - the cancel is not SON (Socked on the Nose), but SOB, Socked on the Bum!

And check the look on the kids face - must really have felt the hammer!



Lets see some bigger stamps, they do not have to be SOB

[edited to add size]
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Posted 04/09/2010   11:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add warrehouse to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
From an earlier tread!


Quote:
WORLD'S LARGEST POSTAGE STAMP!

http://www.justalyce.com/stamp.htm

The ERR MAIL stamp can be viewed at Matthews Memory Lane Motors at the intersection of S.E. 26th and Holgate in Portland, Oregon.
Measuring a whopping 10 feet by 16 feet,
the WORLD'S LARGEST POSTAGE STAMP
went on display May 23, 1995 in Portland, Oregon.

The stamp is the largest stamp
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Posted 04/09/2010   11:34 pm  Show Profile Check BeeSee's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BeeSee to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ok Warehouse, I'm talking about real stamps valid for postage. But if you want to expand this, check out the Canada Post 100' x 100' stamp!

http://www.answerbag.com/article/Wo...nal-painting
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Posted 04/09/2010   11:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add khj to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
For reference, here are some links to a couple of earlier threads on this topic.

http://goscf.com/t/59
http://goscf.com/t/5312
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Posted 04/09/2010   11:45 pm  Show Profile Check BeeSee's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BeeSee to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ok well I did a search for Biggest, not largest, so missed those threads

Let's re-phrase it. I want to find the world's biggest/largest stamp valid for postage (not revenue) and listed in Scott or Gibbons. A used sample would be preferred.
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Posted 04/10/2010   12:02 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cjd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I wouldn't be so bold as to say "biggest ever" but I can comfortably say that this is the biggest stamp that I own, next to a dainty little Queen Victoria. No scanner trickery...


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Posted 04/10/2010   12:06 am  Show Profile Check BeeSee's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BeeSee to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Good one Cd, it is CTO, but that is ok - give me the size in inches, not in Vulcan metric units.
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Posted 04/10/2010   12:08 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add warrehouse to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
BeeSee, To bad there is not a clearer pic of the Canadian roof top stamp. That would now be the largest postage stamp, but being on a roof if not regularly maintenance it wouldn't survive.

We need measurements of the "postage" stamps for proper comparisons.
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Posted 04/10/2010   12:19 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cjd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The Yemeni cats are exactly 3.25x4.25 inches.
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Posted 04/10/2010   12:25 am  Show Profile Check BeeSee's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BeeSee to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Eh ok CD's cats are in first place so far.
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Posted 04/10/2010   01:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add warrehouse to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
BeeSee, What's the size of your Tuvalu?
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Posted 04/10/2010   04:38 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Triggersmob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
These are the biggest stamps I have.
The Chinese one is about 3 1/2" x 2 3/8" (89mm x 60mm)
and the Aussie ones are 4" x 2 3/4" (103mm x 69mm)







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Posted 04/10/2010   05:51 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add spock1k to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
hehe
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Posted 04/10/2010   06:07 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rohumpy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
that is one gorgeous cancel on the Queen Victoria
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Posted 04/10/2010   09:35 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cjd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
rohumpy-

Here is a "close-up" of the QV:




Not perfect, but pretty nice.
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Posted 04/10/2010   10:11 am  Show Profile Check BeeSee's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BeeSee to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The Tuvalu Rembrandt SOB is 3" x 4 1/8", (75mm x 106mm) so the cat is still on top.

[edited: added Vulcan metric units]
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