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Iceland Skilling Issue Of The Official Stamp

 
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Posted 09/30/2021   12:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add backroads to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
A very tatty copy, being thinned, faded and dirty but I am unwilling to attempt any cleaning up until I know what I have. It fits with the description of O2 but with four clear margins. However, the paper is somewhat thicker than I would associate with a postage stamp and of poorer quality being softer and possibly having fibre inclusions (granite paper?). My first inclination is to think it is simply a cut square from an envelope but here is my question. Were there any preprinted official envelopes issued for these stamps?


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Posted 09/30/2021   1:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add vayolene to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
First icelandic postal stationeries are from 1879,and the "skilling" period ended in 1876
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Edited by vayolene - 09/30/2021 1:11 pm
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Posted 09/30/2021   1:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add backroads to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks vayolene. I guess my follow up questions is going to be, just what on earth is this thing? Does the paper match the stamp issue?
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Posted 09/30/2021   1:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Sorsh to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
looks like a poor forgery.
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France
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Posted 09/30/2021   1:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add vayolene to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
According to Yvert catalogue,imperf. copies of official stamp # 2 exist,but I have never seen one.
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Posted 09/30/2021   2:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add backroads to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Scott acknowledges the imperforate as well with an added note that they are without gum. That is why I am after some description of the paper used. I think that would be the clincher as to what it is.
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Posted 09/30/2021   4:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add perf12 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The stamp looks like a crude forgery.
Pic below a stamp from Jay Smith (O2a) next to your stamp.
https://www.jaysmith.com/Lists/Icel...ficials.html

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Posted 09/30/2021   5:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add floortrader to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
With the lack of detail on your stamp I would add it to this page in my collection .
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Posted 09/30/2021   6:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add backroads to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for all the feedback. Having a picture of an authentic stamp is proving to be very helpful in identifying it as a probable forgery.

And it's current home is with unidentifiable Cinderella's, Christmas seals probable fiscal. It shall remain. Every country has a page or so of these.
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