I really like the Stamps-on-Stamps Guyana has. When I was in Georgetown I visited the post office and immediately noticed that they have a little display room with stamps and pictures of stamps. Nothing really fancy but a lot more than anything I've seen around my hometown.
The 30th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations with the People's Republic of China 1st July 2002, I have these two with white borders which do not appear in Scott or Stanley Gibbons does anyone have another catalogue that lists the alternative version?
guyana1230 , are those moiré patterns actually on the stamp, or where they introduced during the scanning process?
I've checked 2018 Scott, 2007 Michel, and 2014 SG Stamps of the World, and they make no mention of a set with white borders.
I think it is just the scanning, The Kaieteur Falls stamp comes from a first day cover, I can't remember where the Great Wall of China stamp came from but it has two cancels on it. I have posed this question to "The Guyana Philatelic Society" as well but haven't heard back from them yet.
Yes, I did see the commemorative cancel on the Kaieteur Falls stamp, so I figured that came from some souvenir cover. The Great Wall stamp has a clear 2004 cancel, 2 years after it was issued.
I noticed that Guyanese souvenir sheets of that era seem to have the white border, and I know that Guyana did have some special stamps with white borders for a few select issues. But I had not heard/read of this one. Since one was used to service an FDC, that indicates the government did have a printing with white border in stock. I'm wonder if it was a printing that was not officially released, but used for the FDC, and then later on the remaining stock was used up for postage???
Hope you hear back from GPS! Guyana has so many modern issues, nothing would surprise me.
So, are they implying that those are bogus stamps?
It would appear so, but, if you were going to all the trouble of printing bogus stamps surely you would pick a subject that people would be interested in and do a better job of the printing (e.g. not create borders where there were none)? Also why print both stamps of a set if you were only going to use one of them for FDC's? The plot thickens.
Post by guyana1230 on Apr 12, 2018 13:50:32 GMT -5
History is a funny thing, on this stamp it states quite clearly that the 'Den Arendt' brought the first six slaves to British Guiana - 1627. The British first occupied this area in 1781 for 3 years, with several switches from Dutch to French and to British occupation/rule, finally the British in 1803 occupied the United Colony and Berbice which was then ceded to Britain in 1814 and not becoming British Guiana until 1831. So how did they take slaves to British Guiana in 1627?
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History is a funny thing, on this stamp it states quite clearly that the 'Den Arendt' brought the first six slaves to British Guiana - 1672. The British first occupied this area in 1781 for 3 years, with several switches from Dutch to French and to British occupation/rule, finally the British in 1803 occupied the United Colony and Berbice which was then ceded to Britain in 1814 and not becoming British Guiana until 1831. So how did they take slaves to British Guiana in 1672?
I guess this Dutch-sounding ship must have taken the poor slaves to the Dutch colony of Berbice (now part of Guyana).
It was probably easier for the Guyanese posts office to label this simply as "British Guiana" rather than associate the topic of slavery too closely with modern Guyana or to try and explain the former Dutch colony.
I think you better look at the stamp again , it shows 1627 not 1672.
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