Quote:jol34 said in 1 Oct 2014
These are Scott A26 Portugal stamps. They are all perf 11 1/2. I have been wondering about these differences for a while. There are only two colors listed in Scott. Can anyone enlighten me. Thanks.
- These are common shades/nuances of the stamps. I saw already hundreds and hundreds with all these shade variants. The old 1981 Simões Ferreira
specialized catalog, for example, list this stamp with the folowing five colour nuances
(and not three) in porcelain paper:
- The real stamps are perf. 11 ½ acc. Simões Ferreira
/1981 and Afinsa/2004 catalogs or 11 ¾ x 12 acc. to the last Mundifil
- The 1905 reprints are perf. 13 ½
Quote:Hobsun013 said in 1 Oct 2014
[...] and that the bluish stamp is a reprint from 1905.
Dear Hobsun013,The reprints of 1905 are perf. 13 ½
and this means they are different from the real 25 réis stamps (beyond these perf. question they are, actualy, more expansive than the "real" stamps).
It seems there are reprints of the 25 reis from 1900 however they are perf. 11 ½ (or 11 ¾ x 12) and they are not porcelain (sometimes called chalk surfaced) paper. They are wove paper stamps.CONCLUSIONPositive way
- If they are porcelain paper stamps and not perf. 13 ½... they are real.Common sense
- If they are wove paper perf. 11 ½ stamps they are reprints from 1900 and in this case the cachets of two of them (at least) are apocryphal or fake.