see it now? Not sure of the name because it is partially obscured by the cancel ... but its not Daussy or Tasset or the other guy ... something - IFT or - IPT maybe. I need a digital microscope ... been on my wish list for a while
what say you all?? Is this boring you? Interesting at all? It helps me to organize my thinking and to record where I've been and what I've done ...
Absolutely not boring and never will be. Anyone who collects stamps at all try to soak up any and all information they can find. (even if it's not their area of interest) I collect according to Scott and that's about as basic as it gets for most issues. Gibbons is a lot better but I don't have Gibbons or any other European specialized catalogs, so when I see other collectors who have more specialized collections, I drop what I am doing and pay attention. I have a few of the France issue you show but as I said I collect by Scott so my stamps are basic issues. Or at least I think they are. Who knows, I may have a rarity. Not likely. Keep posting and I do like the enlargements. Happy stamping.
thanks guys! I wasn't really fishing I just wanted to make sure that I wasn't getting so far down the hole that nobody wanted to follow haha
I really enjoy the searching for data and info and then finding a way to make it relevant to what I'm looking at. So far ... I've found four different engravers for these stamps. I suspect that if you wanted to you could specialize in nothing else ... I'm hoping to eventually have an album with nothing but Marianne's and info about her and the stamps.
I received a phone call earlier from a gentleman in our local stamp club who isn't able to attend meetings. He just wanted to let me know that he appreciated the newsletter that I put out (I took over as editor a couple of months ago and of course I've been including info on the Marianne stamps) and that he also collects France. We had a good long discussion about these (and many other) stamps.
ok .. since I've moved my French Tax Stamp Marianne info to it's own thread ... thought I'd show you what I've been doing with the actual Marianne collection. Right now all the different sets are stored in varios in various places. I've been looking for a solution to get them out of those ... my recent work with the Steiner and playing with the modifications led me to create these two pages. I simply copied the Steiner spaces onto a blank page, changed the font (free Café Françoise), and added some faded background graphics. What do you think?
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