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Unable To Find Mauritanian Stamp In Stampworld Catalogue

 
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Posted 07/23/2021   8:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add EdnaK to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi all,

I have a sample of this stamp:

https://www.alamy.com/postage-stamp...9814504.html

For the life of me I cannot find it or any stamp from the series in the Stampworld catalogue. I suspect it's somewhere odd. With the Stampworld forum offline I'm hoping a fellow Stampworld user can point me in the right direction.

Thanks

David
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Posted 07/23/2021   8:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Have you tried French Colonies?


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Posted 07/23/2021   9:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add EdnaK to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Peter,

Thanks for the tip. Unfortunately all the French colonies seem to be pre WWII so no dice.

David
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Posted 07/23/2021   9:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
OK, it is not a regular postage stamp but a revenue stamp. Stampworld lists some revenue stamps for some countries - check the drop-down menu on the right side of the page


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Posted 07/23/2021   9:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add redwoodrandy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Listed under the postage due section. A little tricky to find.
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Posted 07/23/2021   9:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add EdnaK to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, found it. Thank you so much.

Now my next question is, when was this stamp affixed to the letter? Is it after the letter was dropped in the letterbox and was used by the PO at the end of the line to indicate the receiver had to pay the shortfall on postage?

Thanx
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Posted 07/24/2021   01:42 am  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Postage due stamps are added to the envelope by the post office, and the recipient then pays the additional amount. Whether these and similar issues from other former French colonies were much used for their intended purpose is unlikely - I think that all used examples I've had were cancelled to order for the stamp collecting market.
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Posted 07/24/2021   07:25 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Calstamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Agree with Geoff. Believe this (and similar design) postage due stamps were produced for the "packet trade".

Believe you may also find this type of stamp in se-tenant (adjoined) condition.

Lastly, "timbre tax" denotes "postage due".
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Posted 07/24/2021   07:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add vayolene to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is the complete set.
No real postal use,indeed. They exist on maximum cards too!
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Posted 07/24/2021   10:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add EdnaK to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the extra info!
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