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A challenge – can you identify this stamp?

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dstorm    10
dstorm

Hello All

I am either being tenacious or an idiot (Gabriel1 is not allowed to reply to this statement).

Maybe I am only posting to myself….

I am attaching a scan of a very STRANGE stamp. Yet, it is not a stamp in the traditional manner of speaking. It was issued (or rather produced) for a very specific purpose.

Can anybody tell what it is or rather why it was produced?

The first correct entry will win something - perhaps a Lighthouse stockbook, perhaps a UM Control Block of 4 of the 1997 RSA R20-00 Fish Eagle (Face Value R80-00 – SACC 997). I will first see whether there is any reaction!

Please do not crash the BidorBuy server by posting too many entries.

Thanks and regards

Jacques

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mellowred    10
mellowred

I cheated, but think I know what it is.

 

Just one Q - is this South African? I could only find USA.

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timgexxx    10
timgexxx

Usa

 

Hello All

 

I am either being tenacious or an idiot (Gabriel1 is not allowed to reply to this statement).

 

Maybe I am only posting to myself….

 

I am attaching a scan of a very STRANGE stamp. Yet, it is not a stamp in the traditional manner of speaking. It was issued (or rather produced) for a very specific purpose.

 

Can anybody tell what it is or rather why it was produced?

 

The first correct entry will win something - perhaps a Lighthouse stockbook, perhaps a UM Control Block of 4 of the 1997 RSA R20-00 Fish Eagle (Face Value R80-00 – SACC 997). I will first see whether there is any reaction!

 

Please do not crash the BidorBuy server by posting too many entries.

 

Thanks and regards

 

Jacques

 

 

I think its a usa stamp issued in 1912

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dstorm    10
dstorm

Hello Mellowred

Your honesty is noteworthy, but…..

You are hereby disqualified! (really sorry!).

Yes, it is USA.

And to Timgexxx

It is not a 1912 production / issue, but you are partially right. The design is in fact based on a 1912 USA stamp!

Thanks a lot and regards

Jacques

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mellowred    10
mellowred

Damn!!!!! and here I thought I could get a bottle of Fish Eagle (or is that a stamp you are referring to ;))

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Little Miss Muffet    20
Little Miss Muffet
Hello All

 

I am either being tenacious or an idiot (Gabriel1 is not allowed to reply to this statement).

 

Maybe I am only posting to myself….

 

I am attaching a scan of a very STRANGE stamp. Yet, it is not a stamp in the traditional manner of speaking. It was issued (or rather produced) for a very specific purpose.

 

Can anybody tell what it is or rather why it was produced?

 

The first correct entry will win something - perhaps a Lighthouse stockbook, perhaps a UM Control Block of 4 of the 1997 RSA R20-00 Fish Eagle (Face Value R80-00 – SACC 997). I will first see whether there is any reaction!

 

Please do not crash the BidorBuy server by posting too many entries.

 

Thanks and regards

 

Jacques

It was made in 1945 --A movie stamp or prop fantasie train--They came in red, green and blue

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dstorm    10
dstorm

Geewhizz! (my exclamation)

And I seriously did not know that they came in different colours. In my very first post on the Stamp Forum I did say that we all have a lot to learn.

The USA “Secret Service” believed that Movie Close Ups of USA stamps on letters could lead to counterfeiting!! (would it not have been easier to counterfeit a real stamp?). Thus this “issue”. A movie prop it is.

So I gracefully award you our First Prize – a UM Fish Eagle Control Block. But now the problem of your address! Maybe via PM?

Thanks a lot and regards

Jacques

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mellowred    10
mellowred

Now that was really interesting. Thanks Jacques.

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Little Miss Muffet    20
Little Miss Muffet

Maybe Jacques could tell us what this is. It measures just under 1.5cm

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