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Germany Scott 65, Dealer Signum What Does This Mean?

 
 
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Posted 02/08/2013   6:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add andyb9 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have this stamp which appears to be Germany Scott 65 type 1, which would mean it is quite valuable. On the reverse is a name, stamped, which I can't quite make out (see image). What does this stamped name on the reverse mean?



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Posted 02/08/2013   6:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add doug2222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
"Neudruck" means REPRINT. (worth a fraction of the original stamp, in this case)
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Posted 02/08/2013   9:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add andyb9 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
many thanks for the education....
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Quote:
"Neudruck" means REPRINT.


I believe it says NACHDRUCK which is not the same as a NEUDRUCK.

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They both translate as 'reprint' but I'm not sure if the Germans see a difference in meaning between them.
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Yes a Neudruck is an official reprint usually from the original plates.

But a Nachdruck is basically a copy or fake which is similar to the original but in fact is no such thing.

See here in the German Wikipedia.
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neudru...hilatelie%29



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Neudrucke kann es auch postalisch korrekt verwendet geben, Nachdrucke sind immer Fälschungen.

Loose translation

Some Neudrucke/reprints can also be used as proper postage,
Nachdrucke are always fakes.

I can't be certain because of the poor scan but
the stamp above looks like it was printed either by typography
or lithography not engraved as the original.
If it would be a reprint by the Reichsdruckerei
they would have used engraved plates.
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The GPS German-English Philatelic Dictionary makes that distinction too:

Neudruck - official reprint

Nachdruck - private reprint

I see now that it's Nachdruck, it's hard to read sideways.
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Posted 02/09/2013   09:24 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add andyb9 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting, I have learnt something today, and appreciate all of the replies.
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I have this stamp which I believe is a Scott 65. I am concerned about the angle of the horizontal perfs. On the lower right there appears to be a portion of another stamp. I understand there are reproductions of this stamp and can't imagine these stamps could have been perf'd in such a haphazard manner. Is this a common production flaw or an indication this stamp may not be genuine?




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Gettinold, your stamp is not #65. Sorry. Scott #65 is inscribed REICHSPOST at the top.
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Not #65 but #95.

The perfs are normal, there are a lot of mark values like this and worse. We should be mainly concerned that opposite sides are a parallel; perfs of neighboring sides may not all be at 90 degrees relative to each other. Comparing top and bottom:

Looks the same to me. If you wanted to get picky, a few bottom left perfs may have been deepened. But this is the cheapest of the bunch of the wartime printings. That suggests perhaps not much care was used in printing or perhaps that the worst of the bunch was held back then dumped on the philatelic market later.
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Posted 04/18/2019   11:01 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gettinold to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you both. I need to pay more attention to those details. My attention was immediately drawn to the defects and blinded me to the obvious.
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