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GB Queen Victoria Cut Corner Or Cinderella?

 
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Posted 05/18/2022   12:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add EagleEric to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello all, I came across this "stamp" in an old album but I think it might be a cut corner or cinderella. There isn't a face value so not sure if someone just cut this out of a advertisement for "Postage Stamps" . The paper is very thin. Is this a well known fake sold to dupe collectors or something more interesting?
Thanks for your input!
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Posted 05/18/2022   1:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add floortrader to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like a cut out from a magzine or publication .
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Posted 05/18/2022   1:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NSK to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Certainly not a fake, nor a stamp. If by 'cut corner' you mean 'cut square' or cut-out from postal stationary, then also no!
It is some kind of publicity print or a label. If the back is unprinted, it is unlikely to come from a magazine or similar publication. It could be from a wrapper, or a flyer.
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Posted 05/18/2022   3:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add EagleEric to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I had meant 'cut square' thinking it might have been from postal stationary. The back is unprinted so I suppose it may have been the cover or wrapper for stamps seeing that is says. "postage stamps". Were stamps at this time sold in books/packs that may have had a cover or were they only sold as loose individuals?
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Posted 05/18/2022   4:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add No1philatelist to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
My best guess, and its exactly that-
It "almost" looks like a cleaned or stained stamp. Seems like maybe a publicity item from a printing firm, or a seller of "postage stamps."
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Posted 05/18/2022   5:09 pm  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Booklets were't produced until Edward VII's reign. Probably cut from an advert or similar.
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Posted 05/18/2022   5:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NSK to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Either here, or on another forum, there was a thread about the use of what looked like a stamp, but was not for a product label that had little to do with stamps.
This one is far off any real design. The stars in the top corners suggests a design used between 1840 and ca. 1855. The portrait does not look close to the original. Stamps were not sold in packets at that time. It may have been a label from a packet of stamps sold by a dealer, anywhere between 1910 and 1970. My guess would be post WW II, especially since it is printed in red.

A name that comes to mind is Rush Stamps. But they do a much better job.

As I remarked earlier, if the back is unprinted, it almost certainly was not printed in a brochure or magazine. A single-page flyer would be possible.
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Edited by NSK - 05/18/2022 5:12 pm
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Posted 05/18/2022   5:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add No1philatelist to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
As mentioned it probably is a facsimilie for publicity and used to dress up an envelope for advertisement of stamps or a packet as NSK mentions and it most certainly would not have print on the back side in that case.
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