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Kenya Stamp 1910 To 1935 Need Help?

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Posted 11/23/2022   11:06 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Mr Ian to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

Hello everybody, this Kenya stamp dated 1910 to 1935 was next to my late father's penny black stamp in his collection.
I noticed something similar was going for $75 on eBay.
Can anybody help me put a value on this stamp and is it collectable?
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Posted 11/23/2022   11:56 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PMStamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Sorry to disappoint you. Scott catalogue #42 with a catalogue value for used 25 cents. In reality you might get a few pennies for it.
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Posted 11/23/2022   12:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rdavid to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
1910-1935 refers to George




1910-1935 refers to his reign.










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Posted 11/23/2022   12:32 pm  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This is part of the Silver Jubilee issue of 1935. Similar stamps were issued throughout the Empire. A complete mint collection, including the most desirable issue, Egypt, goes for around 500. I imagine that the higher priced items you have seen are minor design varieties, which appear in many of the stamps of the issue.
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Posted 11/23/2022   1:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add classic_paper to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
I noticed something similar was going for $75 on eBay.

Classic mistake of the new philatelist. "Similar" means nothing in this hobby.
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Posted 11/23/2022   3:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bobby De La Rue to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Used in Uganda.

Is the postmark Ororo or (more likely) Tororo?
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Posted 11/23/2022   6:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Agree with Geoff.

This "Castle" stamp and others similar, belong to the "Omnibus" series
of 101 countries and 250 differing stamps

Nice Postmark
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Posted 11/24/2022   06:40 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Rob Roy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This stamp is brown with a blue inner image. In StampWorld I see only Olive-green with blue. Does anyone know what the real color should be? Thanks
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Edited by Rob Roy - 11/24/2022 06:41 am
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Posted 11/24/2022   07:13 am  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The centre of the stamp is blue, the frame, olive-green - the OP's image darkens the colours.
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Posted 11/24/2022   07:15 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NSK to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
SG124: light blue and olive-green (SG Empire Catalogue, 2007).

I think the lighting shows the colour more brownish than it is. If you look closely, you can see it has an olive-green colour.
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Edited by NSK - 11/24/2022 07:17 am
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Posted 11/24/2022   07:26 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add 22crows to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
My copy of the 20c stamp definitely has an olive green frame; not remotely brown.
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Posted 11/24/2022   07:36 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Typical problem with phone pictures, or bad scanners.

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Posted 11/24/2022   08:00 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NSK to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Last Sunday, in Madrid's Paseo de la Florida, I watched through the window of a shop that sold olives. The variety in colours of the olives would have allowed for quite a long series of stamps in olive colours. Even just the colours of Spanish green olives would have allowed for a nice album page of different olive green stamps.

Of course, the olives themselves would go down well with a good glass of wine.
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Posted 11/24/2022   08:12 am  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A few olives, some almonds, a glass of fino en rama What more could you ask for?
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Posted 11/24/2022   10:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DavidR to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Just a warm sunny day to enjoy them, Geoff!
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Posted 11/24/2022   1:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Partime to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
As stated earlier, there are some plate defects / varieties, which add value. I picked these two up in a dime book some time back. Both are Gold Coast with the short extra flagstaff variety.



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