Post by mourningdoves on Apr 6, 2019 11:35:37 GMT -5
guyana1230, "oddział" can mean either military or police personnel. "Oddziały spadochronowe" means, very roughly, "a group of people with weapons and parachutes". I looked around and saw a few examples that lead me to believe that they are from World War II and were used by the Government in Exile based in the UK. It's pretty hard to tell from the printing, which looks like it could be from 1917, but I found an example on an otherwise linguistically impenetrable Polish site in which one of these was used as a label, or a Cinderella, alongside a wartime British stamp.
I can't find Government in Exile stamps in either Michel or - more surprisingly - the otherwise exhaustive Fischer, though Fischer is about 99.8% in Polish and I might not have been able to find it. Basically, I flipped through the two volumes looking for Exile stamps I'd recognize, and came up goose eggs.
"Połowa" means "to hunt or fish", but this Cindelabel has a diacritic (the line through the "l") in "oddziały" and not in "polowa", so I'm guessing they would have printed "połowa" if that's what they meant.
I hope this has made things only slightly more confusing .
Greetings Mr. guyana1230 , . It is not necessarily useless (value-wise) for being "starred." At first I thought maybe the stamp (an unwatermarked, engraved, perforated 14, brown and yellow brown 40-centavos, depicting Sabana Station) was used as a fiscal. But the circular postmark seems to make that invalid. My second thought, is that it could be an overly exaggerated perfin. I have spent a few minutes looking and have not found any information about any star spiffs, but that does not mean there isn't. Regardless, I do not think it detracts from the value. It might even increase. At least it is interesting. . Respectfully,
Star/cross/hole perfins/punches are very collectible on South American stamps. You have a "keeper".
I'll tag JerryB to get his input on the details for this Colombian example. I believe in this case, it indicates it is an "official" or "semi-official" stamp usage, but not sure. Hopefully Jerry or someone who knows for certain can chime in.
The star punches can be found on other South American stamps as well.
There are so many fine shades of pink for this stamp, it's almost impossible to identify pigeon blood pink from a camera pic without the proper stamp color plate next to it. Of course, if you had that, then you really wouldn't need our opinion, would you?
On my screen, it looks way too dark to be #64b pigeon blood pink, which suggests to me that it is probably a shade of #65 rose. Then again, my screen is not calibrated, I am terrible with red/carmine/rose/pink shades, and I haven't killed a pigeon to get a color sample.
Found this Colombian stamp, guessing it is now useless as someone has punched a star out of it
I can confirm that the star punch has been used to indicate/convert to official stamp. Apparently, that was the practice for a few of the Central/South American countries around the first half of the 1900s.
Here is an example for Uruguay, click on the picture to see the sales link which also describes.
I did see one for Colombia, and I think Costa Rica(?), but I didn't bookmark the links.
This is the other unused stamp I have next to it for comparison. these are both scanned images.
From the comparison, it is clear the left stamp is toned, and probably faded. Proper color identification would be very difficult, even if you had the color plates. Others can try. This is one for the experts. But like I said, on my screen it looks like a shade of rose -- but remember I'm terrible with the red+ shades.
I'm thinking of bidding on a Bosnia Herzegovina lot, but know nothing about the overprinted Hungary stamps and also don't see them listed in Scott. Some of the cancels look CTO.
Anyone seen these before?
The Bosnia-Herzegovina stamps with the hole punch pairs are demonetized printer's waste/leftovers. The panes were also X'ed out with color pencil/crayon, and sometimes you will see it a few stamps (see your left stamp for example).
The Hungarian stamps with coat of arms with cross in the middle of the shield and epaulettes (? not sure what they are called when they are on top corners of shield) are provisional overprints for Serbian occupation. I'm not sure if they were ever officially released. You will not find it listed in Scott. The coat of arms is for Serbia.
The overprints with the 2 lions on the side and motto banner underneath -- I believe that is a variation of the Romanian coat of arms. I've seen these overprints, but have never seen them described anywhere. Probably also local/unauthorized provisional overprints by Romanian forces.
If anyone has additional info on either of the coat of arms overprints, I would greatly appreciate additional info or correction!
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