Thursday, March 27, 2014

The King, a Boat, a Prison and the Palace

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Today I have two stamps from San Marino ; the first one belongs to a set 37 1921 "Numerals".. As you can see the stamp has some rust spots , but the overall condition is not to bad..there is nothing special to say about the stamp, and without a National catalog it is really impossible to tell more..
Perf: 14
SG(73)  Sc(41)

this stamp show us "The Rocca " that is the State is a ,somehow, beautiful stamp, and it belongs to a set 19 1929. The set was issued between 1929 and 1935 ; International catalogs , don't give names to these series of definitive stamps, so I gave it one "Views from San Marino (1929/1935)"
Perf: 12
SG(152)  Sc(122)

One more time , I wish to say that I am not an expert in any of the countries I collect ( and I collect them all!!) .. Your comments are really very appreciated and I will make special updates to these posts, with the corrections You find (if they are valid , of course!!)...This task of providing You a Online View over the Day to Day New entries in my small collection, exposes my lack of knowledge and other (I like to think they are small..!!..) attitude problems.. I think that in the end it will be a good project..

Here are 5 stamps of the Definitive set 18 1922 "King Albert I (1922/1927)" ; of the stamp of 25c , I could say that there are two colors associated with it.. Magenta and violet.. this one is the violet and the differences in catalog value are small ( I think..!)
Perf: 14
SG(349,353,355,356,364) Sc(147,148,150,151,158)

First I must say that the 75c and 1F stamps could be treated as individual series; the 1st was issued in 01/06/1932 and the 2nd
in 15/06/1931; the others belong to a definitive set 8 1931 "King Albert I (1931/1932)". I really don't like those postmarks with letters( they almost incapacitate the stamp..!) [there is nothing like the old and traditional circular postmark...]
Perf: 14
SG(582,583,585,586,590)  Sc(228,227,230,231,235)

stamp from Set 3 1946 "Ostend-Dover Mail-boat Service Centenary" 
Perf: 13.5 x 14
SG(1174a)  Sc(368)

stamp from set 4 1934 "International Exhibition, Brussels." 
From my small experience , I could say that a stamp like this could have different varieties associated..for example , stamps that only were sold in the Exhibition itself, special postmarks, etc ( in other countries , some of these varieties exists in events like this one...) .. it's the kind of detail you only get through National catalogs..  
Perf: 14 x 13.5
SG(660)  Sc(259)

To finish for today I have a stamp of the series 10 1905 "King Leopold II and  Arms of Belgium (1905/1911)" [one more time , the name doesn't exist...I invented one!].. 
Perf: 14
SG(108)  Sc(84)


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