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This high value airmail definitive is somewhat rare. I include a page with postmarked specimens, a page with a perfin specimen, and a page with a minor plate variety.
Here are a few 1970s commercial covers from Israel. The three covers are mailed to New York.
These are great definitives. This is one of the early definitive series of independent India.
I show a fews specimens of this beautiful stamp.
I describe three Spain prephilatelic covers from the 1840s. The first cover is from Seville (Sevilla), and is postmarked in 1842. The second cover is from Barcelona, and is postmarked in 1844. The third cover is from Zaragoza, and is postmarked in 1845.
The Australia 1913 1d Kangaroo Red is the most affordable value in this series. Here I show some color shades, plate varieties, and postmarked specimens.
The rouletted Argentina stamps of 1877 and 1878 were in use well into the 1880s. Here are quick links to pages with large images of each of the four values: 8 centavos Rivadavia / 16 centavos Belgrano / 20 centavos Dalmacio Velez Sarsfield / 24 centavos San Martin ; to pages with high quality specimens of each of the four values: 8 centavos Rivadavia / 16 centavos Belgrano / 20 centavos Dalmacio Velez Sarsfield / 24 centavos San Martin ; to pages with some postmarks for three of the values: 8 centavos Rivadavia / 16 centavos Belgrano / 24 centavos San Martin ; and pages for the 24 centavos San Martin showing: plate varieties / banknote selvage / perforation varieties
Bhutan was a trailblazer in the design of stamps with pure collector appeal that were really not intended for normal postal use. I have been lucky to acquire a collector cover with this series. The images lead to thumb nails for each of the values: 5 CH / 15 CH / 20 CH / 25 CH / 45 CH / 50 CH / 1.75 NU
These definitives were in use in West Germany beginning in1975 and well into the early 1990s. I show a page with small images, each with a thumbnail to a larger image. Quick links: 0.05 Mark / 0.10 Mark / 0.20 Mark / 0.30 Mark / 0.40 Mark / 0.50 Mark / 0.60 Mark / 0.70 Mark / 0.80 Mark / 1.00 Mark / 1.10 Mark / 1.20 Mark / 1.30 Mark / 1.40 Mark / 1.50 Mark / 1.60 Mark / 1.80 Mark / 1.90 Mark / 2.00 Mark / 2.30 Mark / 2.50 Mark / 3.00 Mark / 5.00 Mark
In yet another installment of the postal history of this issue, I show the basic cancellers, and focus on some covers from the ramirez y oro correspondence, including a postal forgery on cover, bayamo Baeza postmarks, and cauto region modified Baeza postmarks.
Here are some butterfly stamps for seven Malaysian provinces. I include here selected stamps from seven of the provinces. Quick Links: Johor / Kedah / Kelantan / Melaka / Negeri-Sembilan / Perak / Perlis
Here is a high definition image of this stamp. Quick links point to the main article page, a page with highlights of the design, and a page dedicated to postmarked specimens
I show here several used multiples of this stamp: a horizontal pair, a vertical pair, a vertical strip of three, a vertical strip of six, and a block of six.
Here I show eleven Poland 3.40 ZL Aerogrammes. All of these covers are to a single addressee. Below is a single usage of this aerogramme, including, to the left, a detail of the stamp. Quick links point to pages for each of the aerogrammes, and the images are also thumbnails to these pages: lone usage, with stamps 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10
The first issue of the local mail of the city of Havana consists of four very rare stamps. I show here the two printed with the taller, thinner Y. The thicker Y issues, also printed in these two colors, are considerably scarcer. The overprint plate consisted of 7 top rows of thin Y stamps, and three bottom rows of thick Y stamps. The plate consists of 10 rows of 17 stamps. Quick links here are for a page showing side-by-side the three carmine red specimens and the single orange specimen I have that I consider genuine. Each of the specimens also has its own page that enables to show the overprint under higher magnification: carmine red specimen 1, pictured below, bears a Habana circular postmark, and there are also carmine red specimen 2, and carmine red specimen 3, as well as a dedicated page for the orange specimen pictured here. I also include a filtered image of the overprint, and a page dedicated to forgeries, one dangerous, and one crude.
I show here the complete series depicting the Al Khafji facility.
All of the images shown here are selections from a small correspondence sent to X-Press Marketing in Berlin. An example of one of these covers (Berlin-Pankow, postal code 13187) is shown below. Except for a cover from Oranienburg-165X5, and one postmarked at Briefenzentrum 13, all of the covers shown here are postmarked in the various offices of Berlin. Quick links to these (implicit for all these numbers is that they correspond to Berlin post offices [postal code in bracket as read from cover]): 126 / 4 [10115] / 10 [10585] / 304 [10779] / 62 [10827] / 443 [12051] / 42 [12099] / [12101] / 427 [12105] / 480 [12279] / 47 [12539] / Berlin-Kopenick [12555] / Berlin-Hohenschonhausen-3 [13051] / Berlin-Hohenschonhausen-2 [13055] / Berlin-Pankow [13187] / 510 [13405] / 26 [13437] / 260 [13439] / 27 [13507] / 271 [13507] / 20 [13581] / 201 [13589] / 301 [13589] / 191 [14039] / 332 [14195] / Potsdam 90 [14482]
I show here the low values of the first issue of Israel. Beside each of the six values, I show a CTO block of four. I also have a representative postal usage cover.
This commemorative issue is very appealing. It has beautiful depictions of butterflies and fish. Below is a large image of the scarcest value of the series, the 20c Special Delivery. I include here quick links to the series mint, and used-mostly CTO since this issue saw almost no genuine postal use.
I show images for this series, with pages for the low and middle values, the high values, and the booklet and self adhesive values.
Shown below is a ADMON DE CORREOS marking from Santa Clara. The selections shown here are from the Chase Bank correspondence. These oval cancellers can be grouped into several types (D.F. stands for Mexico City, 'Distrito Federal') : ADMON DE CORREOS D.F. 20 / Santa Clara ; DESPACHO Y RECIBOS : D.F. 7 ; REGISTRADOS : D.F. 3 / D.F. 11 / D.F. 19 / D.F. 21 / D.F. 28 / D.F. 53 / D.F. 77 / San Luis Potosi 78000 ; REGISTRADOS INTERNACIONAL : D.F. 9 / D.F. 19 / D.F. 58 / Leon / Merida 97000 ; REEMBOLSOS : D.F. 17 / Merida 97101
Here I show some covers with the 250,000 Mark value, which is amongst the most common on cover, along with one cover with 2,000,000 Mark values. I am not an INFLA expert. Therefore, all of the items shown here are presumed fake before declared genuine. This is especially the case for a few blocks I am showing as well. Quick links are for the main page, covers with rates of 250,000 Marks (September 27, 1923), 350,000 Marks (Late September, 1923), 750,000 Marks (September 22, 1923), 2,000,000 Marks (October 6, 1923), 4,000,000 Marks (November 2, 1923: seems too late for such a "low" rate), two covers; 6,000,000 Marks (cover 1, October 2, 1923) (cover 2, October 8, 1923), 7,000,000 Marks (October 12, 1923), and a whopping 40,000,000 Marks (October 11, 1923), which stands out as suspicious for the date, and blocks of the 1,000,000,000 Mark value, and of the 10,000,000,000 Mark value.
The second series of Queen Elizabeth II definitives for Kenya, Uganda, and Tanganyika (K.U.T.) shows beautiful one color engravings of Kenyan nature themes. QE II's image is in an attractive medallion. Quick links here for the main page, the low values, the high values, and a cover.
Here is a range of specimens. The control on color, perforation, and paper manufacture for this issue is, to the delight of specialists, poor. Besides the main page, I include a page with two blocks of four, and a page with vertical strips.
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