Strange Swedish stamp

Strange Swedish stamp

Post by Gudmund Nielse » Sun, 23 Nov 1997 04:00:00



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Hello, I have a strange Swedish stamp with an 1 stamped on it. Does
anyone know something about this? Pls. e-mail me if you know something.
I have enclosed a picture of the stamp. Thank you, Gudmund.

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Strange Swedish stamp

Post by Ray McNaughto » Mon, 24 Nov 1997 04:00:00




Quote:
>Hello, I have a strange Swedish stamp with an 1 stamped on it. Does
>anyone know something about this? Pls. e-mail me if you know something.
>I have enclosed a picture of the stamp. Thank you, Gudmund.

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The stamp itself is not strange.  It is the 3 Ore brown, of 1872-77,
listed in even simplified catalogues.  

OTOH, I can't find any reference to this particular overprint, although
I don't have access to any specialist Swedish Catalogues.

By the way, this group is not intended primarily for the posting of
binary files.  Your file was fairly large (the article is over 180K),
and could have been considerably reduced if it had been in jpg format,
rather than tiff, with little loss of quality for the purpose of
identification.

In fact, a binary was not realy necessary at all, as you could have
described the stamp easily as "the 3 Ore brown of 1872-77, with an
overprinted 1, in black,  obliterating the 3.  

If you must post a binary, you should at least indicate as much in your
subject header.

Most of us pay by the minute for telephone calls, even if not for
internet service.  If everyone were to post 130K binaries of every stamp
they couldn't identify, it would waste a lot of telephone connection
time.
--
Ray McNaughton
(England)