Saturday, May 3, 2014

A Monkey in the Lab

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Today I have a small mix of stamps 

Here We have 3 different overprints made out from the same 1902 series of King D. Carlos I stamps..
1) stamp of 100r with overprint "Republica" in Red , from a set 9 1914 "Overprint 'Republica' on "King D.Carlos I (1902)'"
Perf: 11.5
SG(225) Sc(164)
The paper of this stamp is blueish (the color is blue on blue).. at a first look, it's difficult to see, but if we put 2 stamps close together , one paper blueish and the other paper white , both with the face down , it became very clear.. the colors are totally different..
Another interesting aspect in this particular stamp, is a small dot of blue ink at the top of the right corner of the stamp..I don't know what it is .. I must study it more carefully... 
2) stamp of 700r with overprint "Republica" in Carmine , from a set 15 1911 "Overprint  'Republica' on 'King D. Carlos I (1902)'" 
Perf: 11.5
SG(165) Sc(102)
The paper used in this stamp is yellowish.. the color of the stamp is Violet on Yellow..
3) stamp of 50r with double overprint ("Republica" in Red and "Provisorio" in Black), from a set 3 1914 "Overprint 'Republica' in Red on 'King D.Carlos I [overprinted 'Provisorio'](1902)'"
Perf: 11.5
SG(147) Sc(181)

All of these 3 stamps are from a series designed and engraved by Eugene Mouchon, famous French engraver. you can see this by the small label in the inferior frame..In my opinion it is the most beautiful series of King D. Carlos I.; to collect the "Mouchon series"  is a difficult task to accomplish , because it has ramifications through Portugal and all of it's former Colonies (Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde Islands, St. Thomas and Prince Islands, Timor, Macau, Guinea Bissau and even India..) ..

Let's turn to the East and make a stop in Romania.. This is a stamp where King Carol I is represented and the stamp belong to a series 14 1939 "Birth Centenary of King Carol I" ; it is a beautiful series classified as "most Wanted" (my classification..)...
Perf: 14 x 13.5 
SG(1401) Sc(486) 
[ the stamp is damaged in the inferior right perforation..]

from a set 6 1967 "Cultural Anniversary's" ; the personality represented is Dino Lippati (Pianist)
Perf: 13.5
SG(3482) Sc(1939)

Now , we have a stamp from a set 6 1974 "Famous Romanians Anniversary's" ; here is Bishop Dosoftei that is represented.
Perf: 13
SG(4098) Sc(2509)

Now in Guinea, we have 3 stamps from the set 7 1983 "Centenary of Discovery of Tubercle Bacillus" 
Since the 60's and until the end of the 80's (I don't have no stamp posterior..) , Guinea have some interesting stamps, especially if you are fan of colorful stamps..
Perf: 13.5
SG(1092,1093,1094) Sc(865,866,867)


from the Russia set 4 1977 "80th Birth Anniv of Soviet Marshals"
Perf: 12
SG(4639) Sc(4548)

another Russia stamp, now representing Yuri Gagarin; Complete set 1961 "World's First Manned Space Flight"
Perf: 12 x 11.5
SG(2576a) Sc(2463)

Kemal Ataturk is a mark in Turkey Philately.. His name appears in series, both commemorative as definitive.
from a set 3 1985 "Kemal Ataturk 1985" 
Perf: 13 x 13.5
SG(2917) Sc(2336)


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