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Trevor Bishop 120/12/2018 18:24:09
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Hi ,

I’m just putting in a few Serbia stamps ( my philosophy is if I have enough stamps of a country I’ll make some pages up ) and I came across this imperf stamp . In SG I can’t find mention of one , can anyone tell about it ? Perhaps of stationery ?




Alex20/12/2018 18:42:26
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Yeah, looks like it was cut out from an 1911 postal stationery card.

To be fair, SG only provide the basic information which is why I use Michel most of the time.

Trevor Bishop 120/12/2018 19:48:10
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Hi Alex.

Thanks , the “ stamp” is printed on paper rather than a card type but I guess perhaps there may have been a stationery envelope ?

I presuming that Michel are mostly in German for most of the countries they cover ?

I read somewhere that they do a good section of GB stationery - have you seen it ?

If they weren’t so expensive I might give them a try . I did enquire from a Michel distributor but they didn’t have much knowledge of all the catalogues so couldn’t answer questions as to what level of detail they hold .

Thanks again


Alex21/12/2018 11:55:21
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If the stamp is printed on paper it could be from the 1911 - 1914 (or there about) color trails. I have seen these imperforated stamps before which came from unissued stock. Maybe somebody here, who collects Serbia, can advise you further. I'd bet the info would be in a Michel!

As to the Michel catalogues, they are in German (except a couple of countries, including the two volume Germany Special catalogues - which I haven't seen as I can read German). The Michel catalogue for the UK is pretty good and has a lot of detail, more I'd guess than the SG GB special. Michel does provide English translation sheets with their catalogues which helps those with no / limited German and the information is easily obtained once you get to know the Michel abbreviations and such. I no longer use SG as their standard catalogues are basically the same as the Michel youth / children's catalogues, ie very basic information.

Is it suitable for you? Only way to find out, I suppose, is to get one. Maybe an older copy (late 1990s - 2010s) from the likes of ebay just to get the feel of one.

Carmen21/12/2018 12:15:58
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Nice, crisp-looking stamp for its age!

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