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Paleo Philatelist24/05/2014 21:34:22
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Amazing cover came to my mailbox today, actually this an FDC issued on 14.04.2014, but mailed on 21.05.2014. There are two questions about: for how long time FDC is valid in Canada and what are meaning of 3806 M41 1A5 number on machine cancellation on the second post mark row ?

Paleo Philatelist21/06/2014 21:26:40
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Today I received Nepal 2013 "Fossils of Nepal" set.

There are some blue lines on front and back of each samp. I was thinking there are some pencil tracks, but seller claim it is security protection.

"Please note that the marks are not pencil marks but visible fiber security marks that were placed on the stamps as a security measure. These fiber marks appear on most all stamps, both on the front and back. You can view this information on the Technical details on the back of the FDC ( Point No.5)."

Technical details on a back side of FDC have the follow statemen ( Point No.5)t: "Paper: security stamps paper UV dull with visible & invisible fibres & phosphorescent dots."

What is your opinion ?





Edited By Paleo Philatelist on 21/06/2014 21:27:41

Paleo Philatelist30/06/2014 10:32:01
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Just finished to sort out all Paleontology related stamps of my site at Chronological order: /

All thematic catalogs I know, order stamps at country order. This is also on my to do list, but to me a chronological order is even more interesting as it shows development of the topic during the time.

Feedback is welcome, enjoy it !


Edited By Paleo Philatelist on 30/06/2014 10:32:36

Paleo Philatelist31/08/2014 22:43:33
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Just received these very rare stamps of Congo 1998, overprint multiple 'AUTORISÉ' on stamps of 1993. (MiNr. 1524 & A1530)
According to : "The late nineteen were chaotic times in the Congo. Rebels / warlords took control over parts of the country, and seized significant quantities of valid stamps. To prevent these from being sold or used, the central government had their stock of stamps overprinted, and declared stamps without overprint invalid." In total almost 50 stamps from various stamp sets are overprinted. two of them are from prehistoric animals set from 1993. Michel add - short time after, also in 1998, another overprinted stamps with "LEGAL" text, are issued all stamps with previous overprint declared invalid too. However it were still on sale for collectors.

Curious about its catalogue values. In my Michel copy (2007) price is not provided.

Julia Lee01/09/2014 12:25:59
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If Michel don't list a value ten years later, maybe nobody does.

There is a Belgian Congo circle (who are both pleasant and active, in my experience), who do 'successor states'. Like most SCs, they may not do much modern material.

John McCallum01/09/2014 12:55:18
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Re postmark: M4L 1A5 is the postcode of the mail centre processing the envelope. Not sure about the 3806 but could be a machine identifier cf UK postmarks with a letter, number or letter/number in the circular date stamp.

Paleo Philatelist01/09/2014 22:03:35
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Thank you both, Julia and John

Paleo Philatelist22/09/2014 16:44:54
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Nice block been added to my collection recently. The block is dated 18.7.1952 (bottom-right corner). However, Michel catalog says these stamps are issued on 11.08.1952. Moreover, some FDC and MC Ihave, are dated 17.9.1952 Anybody can help me to make an order with these dates ?

Paul Davey 122/09/2014 16:59:27
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Printing date rather than issue date perhaps? I will check to see what the French catalogues say when I get a minute!


Paleo Philatelist22/09/2014 17:12:02
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Hi Paul, this is my guess too, but I'm looking for confirmations.

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