Thanks again for all the information, khj. Currently the Stable Gibbons South America catalog is sold out int their website though I found an older version (1989) available on amazon. Toying with the idea of buying if for no other reason than to identify some of these south American stamps not listed in Scott.
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I was not able to locate that research paper on the Venezuelan revenues. However, the Venezuelan fiscals shown in this thread are documented in the Witt Collection of cinderellas. Here are links to 8 pages from his collection.
Post by zepherusbane on Nov 8, 2013 8:05:23 GMT -5
This German stamp has the network watermark (Scott calls it watermark 126). However, I was expecting the stamp to be two colors (pale rose and carmine) and be scott 181. However my eyes can't tell if there really are two colors here or not. Can anyone tell?
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Sorry, zepherusbane, but your pale rose background color is there -- it's just severely faded. Here are the checkpoints:
1. The background of the post horn and the numbers should be completely white, but not the rest of the lettering. In your stamp, the post horn and numbers are completely white; however, if the pale rose was missing, the background of the "DEUTSCHES REICH" and "MARK" should also be white; but you can see very light coloring in those. It is not due to color run, because then the numbers and post horn would be affected as well.
2. There should be parallel lines (corresponding to pale rose color) in the stretched triangles along the frame. It looks to me like you can see the residual horizontal lines in the triangle at right. Also, although not clear to me, but in YOUR picture there might(?) be some vertical lines hanging down from the bottom frame -- if so, then it looks like the pale rose color was actually misregistered by ~1mm downwards.
You can clearly see the pale rose in Butterflies' pic. So test out Butterflies' pic 1st to see what I am referring to in the checkpoints listed above.
Last Edit: Nov 8, 2013 10:54:42 GMT -5 by khj: I see that Butterflies has edited post to reflect similar conclusion.
Butterflies is correct, the stamp is from Montenegro. In the Scott catalog, it is #317(6Jul2012) showing the Verige Lighthouse. It is part of a setenant pair, with the other stamp showing Volujica Lighthouse.
Please could someone help me with this little question? It looks to me like if a stamp is issued WITH or BESIDE another stamp, it is called "se tenant" (or "holding itself"). I thought it meant the two stamps (even two of the same stamp) are actually still joined by their perforations. But can two different stamps, designed to be a pair, be sold as "se tenant" if they are NOT still stuck together^ I'm encountering this little problem in a Bidstart order.
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They are NOT setenants if they are not still joined. Once separated, they should be called singles. Some sellers will call them setenant singles, to indicate they were part of a setenant. But once detached, they should never be simply called "setenant" without any additional qualifiers. This is why I stated "part of a setenant pair" in my post.
Also, two of the same stamp still joined is called a pair, and also should NOT be called setenant.
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