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Pete West 225/02/2019 11:43:51
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I've just bought a box of stamps from a jumble sale which has literally thousands of Spanish stamps, mostly from the 1955 Franco set. Does anyone know if there are any varieties worth looking out for in this set and if so any catalogues that could be recommended to research this.

Thanks in advance

Alex01/03/2019 19:44:03
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I don't collect Spain but I do know that the Franco stamps have a few varieties worth looking out for. I would suggest searching for a Spanish stamp catalogue or perhaps seek out the Michel catalogue. I don't think that SG will be of any value when seeking varieties. Even a casual search will show you some differences between the different print runs, eg the printers' initials at the bottom.

Incidentally, I bagged this 'Doctor's Blade' smeared Franco stamp in a charity shop bag of stamps so perhaps another thing to look out for until you get a more detailed catalogue to search for the hidden gems.


Pete West 201/03/2019 22:32:54
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Thanks for the response. I've certainly noticed some colour variations in the few that I have checked. I have found an Edifil specialist catalogue but the cost is €80 for each edition covering different era's in Spain: I'm now looking to see if I can find a cheaper 2nd hand copy.

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