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Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:37 am
Forum: Join the Great MLO Review
Topic: What is it? Item 1
Replies: 10
Views: 4537

Re: What is it? Item 1

Here is an image scanned at 1200dpi (the best my scanner can do). What you see is a thumbnail so if you copy it to your desktop you will see the full size.

Perhaps it need a little Photoshop magic to reveal its secrets.
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Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Chinese Revenue Stamps
Topic: Macau Tobacco Tax Stamp
Replies: 1
Views: 1746

Re: Macau Tobacco Tax Stamp

These tobacco tax stamps first appeared in 1950. Size 200 x 22mm. All are scarce and if you want to collect the full set there are 50 different versions. Each stamp had a combination of two colours (red & yellow etc.,). To find all these would be quite a challenge. In 1955 they produced a similar st...
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Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: Join the Great MLO Review
Topic: What is it? Item 1
Replies: 10
Views: 4537

What is it? Item 1

Here is a stamp not found in Kerr or Chan. It looks like it has a 通化 Tonghua cancel and a rather odd date. The surcharge looks like 3f on a 2f stamp with the usual "temporary use".

What is it?
by admin
Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Chinese Revenue Stamps
Topic: Yunnan Cosmetics Tax
Replies: 0
Views: 2521

Yunnan Cosmetics Tax

I attach an image of what I believe to be a 1936 30c Yunnan Cosmetics Tax Stamp.

The questions are;

What other colours and values were issued?

Yunnan is landlocked so why the ship?
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Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Chinese Revenue Stamps
Topic: Jilin Tobacco Tax
Replies: 0
Views: 2519

Jilin Tobacco Tax

I post below a picture of what looks like a tobacco tax stamp but I know little about it.

The questions I have are;

Is it a tobacco tax revenue (if so why the monkey)?

If it is, what other values and colours exist in the same set?

When was it issued?
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Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Join the Great MLO Review
Topic: Kerr 148.28a - 54a (FT25) Why so many inverted overprints?
Replies: 19
Views: 7208

Re: Kerr 148.28a - 54a (FT25) Why so many inverted overprints?

I view this set as a curiosity and of no realistic philatelic importance. I like to have copies of the sets listed by Kerr. The Post Offices needed funds to pay workers, buy supplies, etc., so I think it is possible that they did a deal with a stamp dealer who probably paid the face value of the sta...
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Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Join the Great MLO Review
Topic: Kerr 148.28a - 54a (FT25) Why so many inverted overprints?
Replies: 19
Views: 7208

Re: Kerr 148.28a - 54a (FT25) Why so many inverted overprints?

For anyone who wonders about the set FT25 I have made an image showing the set with all of the inverted stamps - enjoy.
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Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:42 am
Forum: Join the Great MLO Review
Topic: Kerr 87 Kai Ping
Replies: 3
Views: 2056

Re: Kerr 87 Kai Ping

Nice item. I look forward to your book.
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Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Join the Great MLO Review
Topic: Kerr 87 Kai Ping
Replies: 3
Views: 2056

Kerr 87 Kai Ping

There seems to be some disagreement in catalogues about the stamps issued here (although all the experts agree that the stamps are Mukden Types). Kerr lists three stamps T155 2f, 4f, and 5f (I attach an image of the first two). Chan (page 800) lists two sets, the first (for which he has a sketch) co...
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Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Join the Great MLO Review
Topic: Kerr 148.28a - 54a (FT25) Why so many inverted overprints?
Replies: 19
Views: 7208

Re: Kerr 148.28a - 54a (FT25) Why so many inverted overprints?

For those of you who are wondering, this is Kerr (Mukden) 148.55-81, Chan MLO24 AIc.1-27 or Luzitano FT1. Kerr lists this as a soft black overprint (it looks hard and sharp to me). Roman's grid makes me wonder, could even the most careful employee could have achieved this accuracy with a setsquare a...