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Posted 08/21/2010   10:11 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add BeeSee to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Show your French Polynesia stamps - many of the issues show the beautiful ladies of Polynesia.









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Posted 08/21/2010   11:03 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Lovely BeeSee,
must be memories of my hippie days,
I just go all weak in the knees when I see a girl
with flowers in her hair.



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Edited by rod222 - 08/21/2010 11:06 am
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Posted 08/21/2010   12:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add BeeSee to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rod, I have duplicates of the first three, I will send them to you.

You can get off your knees until they arrive!

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Posted 08/21/2010   8:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yay, thanks BeeSee,
well worth the dancing banana :)

William Bligh's route
after being cast adrift by Fletcher Christian.

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Posted 08/21/2010   9:01 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply



BeeSee, I am surprised you have not queried my first image?

It is the only "Officially unissued" stamp in French History.
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Posted 08/22/2010   12:02 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cjd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Okay, I'll bite...
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Posted 08/22/2010   12:47 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cjd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
...and in the meantime, more stamps...







If anyone has a nice, big scan of the unissued french Polynesia Vichy airmail 100-franc, Scott C1E, I'd love to see it...
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Edited by Cjd - 08/22/2010 12:50 am
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Posted 08/22/2010   1:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add BeeSee to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice engraved issues Cjd!


Quote:
It is the only "Officially unissued" stamp in French History.


Rod, tell me about it please! It looks hand drawn.
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Posted 08/22/2010   9:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
French Polynesia Find

Writing in "Pacifica", the journal of the Pacific Islands Study Circle of Great Britain,
Mr. C. Lambert claims that the French Government sold fifty copies of the above
unissued stamp to a French dealer. This is the remarkable story related by Mr Lambert:

"The first French Doctors Conference took place in Tahiti in 1972 and on that
occasion a slogan cancellation was prepared and used for a few days in the Tahiti Post
Office. In 1973 a second meeting was scheduled and a special stamp was prepared, its
issue being announced in the French Philatelic Press. This second meeting was
cancelled shortly afterwards as a result of dissension
within the French Doctors Organisation (Council of L'Ordre) related to Abortion Laws
in France.

The same Philatelic Paper (Le Monde Philatelistes) announced that the
stamp issue had been cancelled.
"In 1976 I was offered a few copies of this unissued stamp by a French Dealer I was
trading with and knew of my interest in French Polynesian material. I was naturally
very surprised that such a stamp should be available and before purchasing I requested
proof that it could be legally held without problems! A few days later I was given the
necessary proof they had been sold to a French Dealer at face value by the Postal
Administration in Paris (ATPOM 85 Av. de la Bouidonnais, Paris) and
I now have the
bill for this transaction on which the stamps are fully and clearly described.

"Fifty copies of this stamp were sold to the dealer and it is amazing for a Postal
Administration to sell such unissued stamps at face value and provide a bill! They are
in fact the only 'Officially Unissued Stamps' in French Philatelic History."
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Posted 08/22/2010   10:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add BeeSee to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Rod! That is amazing! I have been a member of the PISC since 1978. Do you know when that article appeared? I have all issues of Pacifica since then.
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Posted 08/23/2010   12:47 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Going by the article, I'd suggest a strong possibility
it appeared in the "Australian Stamp News" in 1976.
It was an early piece I scanned, and at that time I didn't
date my articles.

The design on the stamp is curious, it always reminded
me of Egyptian hieroglyphics, are those slaves with
ropes around their necks?

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Thread Bumped Dormant 11 Years

Some of our Late and Great colleague, Brian Cannon's



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