Having found four mint stamps of German Post Offices in Morocco
in an old collection I have acquired, a quick look in my catalogue
got me e***d.
The stamps were the 1p25 on 1m, 2p50 on 2m, 3p75 on 3m, and 6p25 on 5m.
(SG 35, 36, 37 and 38)
An initial glance suggested that they were catalogued at 375 GBP
I then noticed that it said No wmk at the top of the listing -
mine had watermark lozenges. So I looked a little lower.
Ah the next list mentions Wmk lozenges. Total now seemed to be 250 GBP
but wait, there was no 3p75 on 3m listed.
A little lower it said 'As last, but name spelt Marokko'.
Oh dear. My stamps indeed said Marokko (why on earth did
they spell it wrong for 12 years), and not Marocco.
Total is now down to 32.50 GBP.
Ah well, such is life. They are nice looking stamps anyway
in really bright clean condition with very small 'stamp selvedge'
I then found another high value mint - No watermark 3m violet-black
of Germany with 26 x 17 holes (SG 80A). Now that is 225 GBP. Nice!
Finally, to finish an interesting day, I noticed that the postmark on
an 1872 half groschen (SG 18, cat 3.50 GBP) said (very clearly)
CONSTANTINOPEL making it a much more interesting stamp
(German POs in Turkish Empire, SG Z20 Cat 42 GBP)!
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