Bohemia and Moravia 1943 Shifting Red Cross Semi-Postal

The shifting red cross on this stamp reminds me of another set of “shifting red crosses” that exist on an early USA stamp (See this post for the USA Examples). These are on the 1943 Semi-Postal 1.2k + 8.8k (Scott #B21) issued to aid the German Red Cross. The cross is supposed to be just […]

Czechoslovakia – 1066 – Color Shifts of #1414 – Trade Fair Brno Stamp

For stamps printed in multiple colors (2 in this case), one of the things I always am on the lookout for is color shifts.  These color shifts are usually pretty easy to spot, and, are usually pretty common if you have enough duplicates to look through. This is example is 1966, Scott #1414 issued to […]

Czechoslovakia 1965/1966 – Views of Towns – Flaws and Varieties

The Czechoslovakia “Views Of Towns” definitive series of 1965 is an extremely common series of stamps and most Czech collections probably contain the complete set. These are all common minimum value stamps. I found a few color varieties and, by chance, some design flaws in the 3K value of the set. The series contains a total […]

Chad – 1961 – Color Shifts and Varieties of Scott #70 – Biltine / Gazelle

One of the things I enjoy most in my collection is keeping “varieties” of stamps as I find them when sorting through the piles as I mount them. “Varieties” to me are most often non-cataloged things but yet still noticible differences in the same copies of a single stamp. I post about them here, for […]

Burundi – 1964 Dancers – New York Worlds Fair

In 1964 Burundi issued a series of 7 stamps featuring native dancers and drummers.   The selvage’s of this series of stamps was inscribed: “Exposition Mondiale De New York” – New York’s World Fair. The stamps exist in a number of listed varieties: a.  50c – 20fr, Gold Background – Perf 14 (Scott #88-94) b. […]

Colombia: “Industry” Stamps 1932-1951. Printings, Unlisted Varieties, and Flaws

In 1932, Colombia issued a series of stamps featuring various industries.   New designs were introduced in 1935 and 1939, and many of the designs went through various printings through different printing companies. I don’t have many of the examples noted, but have added images of those I do possess. During this period, for these […]