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Odd Shapes On Stamps (Including Hexagons)

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Posted 12/24/2010   10:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cjd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I wondered what that was when I first saw that stamp...I was thinking it was some sort of garden folly. Thanks for the explanation.
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Posted 02/01/2011   02:06 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Puzzler to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A hexagon in a snowflake stamp from the USA, nice.
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Posted 02/01/2011   11:59 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampgal to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Some of these cells are even hexagons, Puzzler!


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Posted 02/01/2011   3:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Puzzler to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the posting stampgal.

But there are no regular hexagons on that stamp. The only irregular ones I can see are the ones I have put a yellow dot in. Most shapes are pentagonal (5-sided), the arrows in the center being nonagonal (9-sided). In nature most plant shapes that are polygonal are pentagonal, like the star fruit. I am learning terms myself today, thanks!



I am trying for regular shapes (from Wikipedia: cyclic (all corners lie on a single circle) and equilateral (all sides equal length).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polygon
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Posted 02/03/2011   11:39 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Puzzler to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nope, changed my mind. Any hexagon with pointy corners it is now. Just one of the benefits of being a wishy-washy person.
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Posted 02/03/2011   12:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


That's funny Puzzler.

I don't think you are wishy washy,
I think you change your opinion as the facts present themselves,
admirable.
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Posted 03/06/2011   4:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Puzzler to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Japan stamp with hexagons on

Not sure what this stamp represents, a bicycle?, boats or plant and a flower with an arrow thingie at bottom . . . the great outdoors? Activity in nature?



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Edited by Puzzler - 03/06/2011 10:36 pm
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Posted 03/09/2011   06:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


More Hexagons for you Puzz!

It is Egypt, but marked UAR after the marriage of
Egypt and Syria in 1958


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Posted 03/09/2011   09:23 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Puzzler to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Very Nice, thanks Rod.
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Posted 03/09/2011   12:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cjd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I wonder if the "arrow thingy" on the Japan is a stylized crane?
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Posted 03/09/2011   1:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Stealing information from Gibbons...

70 yen Japan
SG1679 (1982) T1100 70y special correspondence [0m1].jpg

special correspondence stamps
Pine, Plum, and bamboo blossoms (In Japan=congratulations)

The arrow thingy, a crane is a great interpretation,
but I think in this case routing of the mail
because of the stamp's correspondence cynosure.

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Posted 03/09/2011   1:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cjd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I was thinking the small red patch maybe represented Grus japonensis, the red-crowned crane. Just a thought. (It looks a bit like an origami crane, to me, and that would fit the "good wishes" theme).
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Posted 03/09/2011   2:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I see,
I missed that.
well spotted (like the flag you saw at half mast as well)

You could well be right.
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Posted 03/10/2011   6:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add butterfly to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A few "odd shaped" cancels to keep the thread going.
Anyone seen them before?

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Posted 03/10/2011   6:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Not seen the slogan cancel on the Netherlands.

The other is a "Precancel" from Belgium.



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