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Ref No. 8
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I have a customer asking about stamps of Timor-Leste. Anyone have any available for sale? Thanks.


Ref No. 7
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In a recent Siegel auction the realized price for private die medicinal tax stamps was very far below the estimate/catalog value in most cases.

I am wondering why this would be so - is this common? and if it could be a successful strategy to buy these and hold out for a higher price than realized at an ongoing auction like eBay?

Here is a link to the auction:
Auction


Answer provided by Allan151
          This would indicate to me that the estimates were based on catalogue values and that the catalogue used was either wrong in the prices it set or out of date.

To buy for investment to attempt to get a better price elsewhere is possible, but I would advise caution unless you really know your subject area


Ref No. 6
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Can anyone give a location of use for this Army Post Office mark with the numeral 30 at the base


Answer provided by Allan
          This mark was used around the Bletchley area for manoeuvres in 1913
As can be seen from the date, it was also in use at a later time, but I have no details on the location

This postmark has now been added to the British Postmark Database with the details.
A number of other army and field post office marks are already in place


Ref No. 5
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How do you determine a watermark


Answer provided by RTV223
          The Penny Black was first issued on the 1st May 1840.
From this date members of the public could purchase the stamps but they were not valid for the prepayment of postage until Wednesday the 6th May 1840

Added by Vincent180
May 6, 1840

Added by Allan
As per my original answer the stamps were valid for postage from the 6 May 1840 but they were however placed on sale earlier

Added by RTV223
May 1, 1840, but really there are more dates because it were printed from Plates 1a, 1b and 2 to 11, the Plate 11 is very rare and expensive.

Added by Allan
A good point noted about the various plates used.
More details on this can be found in the section on Penny Black Plates in the public area of the IPDA site

Added by GT228
Sorry, cant see the whole thread. Makes no sense. I could not tell that people were talking abot the Penny Black...Good grief


Ref No. 4
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I have seen this logo on stamp dealers pages
What does it mean


Answer provided by RTV223
          The Penny Black was first issued on the 1st May 1840.
From this date members of the public could purchase the stamps but they were not valid for the prepayment of postage until Wednesday the 6th May 1840

Added by Vincent180
May 6, 1840

Added by Allan
As per my original answer the stamps were valid for postage from the 6 May 1840 but they were however placed on sale earlier

Added by RTV223
May 1, 1840, but really there are more dates because it were printed from Plates 1a, 1b and 2 to 11, the Plate 11 is very rare and expensive.

Added by Allan
A good point noted about the various plates used.
More details on this can be found in the section on Penny Black Plates in the public area of the IPDA site

Added by RTV223
The Philatelic Traders Society for stamp Dealers. Regards! Rodolfo


Ref No. 3
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What was the date of issue for the Penny Black in the UK


Answer provided by Allan
          The Penny Black was first issued on the 1st May 1840.
From this date members of the public could purchase the stamps but they were not valid for the prepayment of postage until Wednesday the 6th May 1840

Added by Vincent180
May 6, 1840

Added by Allan
As per my original answer the stamps were valid for postage from the 6 May 1840 but they were however placed on sale earlier

Added by RTV223
May 1, 1840, but really there are more dates because it were printed from Plates 1a, 1b and 2 to 11, the Plate 11 is very rare and expensive.

Added by Allan
A good point noted about the various plates used.
More details on this can be found in the section on Penny Black Plates in the public area of the IPDA site