2013 Finland. This years domestic rate greetings stamp shows a detail from old fashioned greeting postcard. The die-cut stamps were issued in sheet of twenty.
2013 Romania. Josephine Cochrane and her great invention.
1988 Cuba. Beetles.
1959 Romania. Portraits. The one of the left has a porous, slightly rough, yellowish paper. The rightside stamp has smooth, glassy, white paper. But which is the original, and which is the reprint? Or are they both reprints? Again I don't know...
1957 Romania. Carpathian wildflowers. With the postally used (original print) speciment the inscriptions are clean and narrow, with CTO (reprint) they are thick, heavy and wide.
1953 Romanian Folk Arts. According to catalogues the 55b stamp is of violetblue shade. So the one on the right would be original, and the blue on the left would be reprint. The print quality would also seem to support this. But the left side stamp seems to be postally used instead of printed CTO. So which is which, or are they both reprints? Interestingly, the design of the rightside stamp is slightly taller than the stamp on the left.
1953 Romania. 50th anniversary of construction of Postal Administration building. On top a specimen I consider as original, and below a likely reprint.
1942 Finland. One of my favorite designs of Finnish stamps comes in number of prints that can be identified by shade.
1963 Finland. Lion definitives of series M1963 come in two major subtypes. Type I has fat circle around value shield, type II has thin circle around value shield. On simplified level the difference in catalogue / sales value between these two types is by factor of 50x.... Now which do you think a dealer would fancy on selling?
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