Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Hermes & The Herald

New Entries

In the last few weeks , I've been working hard in this Blog... I think I managed to pass the desired idea , that all the stamps shown here are new entries on my collection... This is correct... However , preparing the posts is not an easy task... to classify 20 , sometimes more stamps in a day has not been easy for me , I sometimes work 8 or more hours to do that...As you know , I am currently unemployed , so that is time well spent for me , but I am starting to fell like if it is a real job, with a little of stress also..!. I would like to have such a job , but "feeding this hungry animal" (The Blog!!) has keep'n me away from other hobbies, duty's, and above everything , from my real Life of Unemployment and limited financial horizon..
What I am trying to say is that there will be less posts , not because of stamps ( I have thousands waiting for classification...) but because of Time or the lack of it..!
Thank you ..

7 stamps from the set 17 "Mercure (1938/1942)" ; Hermes , Mercury or Mercure is represented along with the Caduceus..note that the upper label says "Republique Francaise"..we will see that posterior stamps have the label "Poste Francaise"
Perf: 13.5 x 14
SG(620,621,623,624,625,626,629) Sc(355,356,359,360,361,362,368)

stamp of the set 4 1942 "Mercure (1942)" , with the label "Poste Francaise" ...
Perf: 13.5 x 14

despite the similarity , it is not Hermes that is represented in this stamp.. it is a Herald or a figure with the purpose of gathering the attention of a crowd ( most of the times , using musical instruments..) to transmit  some kind of message;
from a set 6 1936 "Paris International Exhibition", it is a stamp of no significant value...however , there is a similar stamp, only differing by the color , that is of Great value, according to Yvert 2013 catalog [YV 325A 50c Rouge Carminé] ... I must say that one of my greatest difficulties in Philately is to determine variants of colors.. By the catalogs , this is a Orange Red ( it values nothing..) but the Carmine Red values MNH € 12500.00... I think that the difference is not obvious .. it is very, very difficult..!! 
Perf: 13.5 x 14
SG(558) Sc(318)

from the set 19 "Marshal Pétain 1941/1942"
Perf: 13.5 x 14
SG(721) Sc(440)

Let us pass to Belgium stamps and to one of the most famous sets; it represents King Albert I during a visit to the trenches at one of the Fronts of the I World War , in 1918.
from the set 14 1919 "King Albert I at the Trenches" (invented name , once again..)
Perf: 11.5
SG(238) Sc(125)

King Leopold III is represented and the stamps are from a set 11 "King Leopold III (1936/1951)[Left Profile]"; the stamps are from 1951 and 1950 respectively..
Perf: 13.5 x 14
SG(749,752) Sc(288,289)

Complete set  "King Leopold III (1938/1941))"
Perf: 14 x 13.5
SG(746,747) Sc(310,311)

from a set 15 "King Leopold III (1936/1951)[ Right Profile]"
Perf: 13.5 x 14 and 11.5 respectively

from a set  7 "King Leopold III (1944/1957)"
Perf: 13.5 x 14
SG(753,757) Sc(289,293)

from set 5 "King Baudouin (1952/1958)[Right Profile]"
Perf: 11.5
SG(1394,1396a) Sc(447,449)

from set 2 1962 "The Rights of Man".
Perf: 11.5
SG(1831) Sc(585)

These stamps from South West Africa, have the particularity of being emitted in a time when the issue of bilingual stamps was normal in this region ; .these are single stamps , one of each language.
Perf: 14 x 13.5
SG(76) Sc(111a,b)


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