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The name of Seebeck is something that many stamp collectors and philatelist recognize at some level. He was a stamp dealer and printer, best known for his stamp-printing contracts with several Latin American countries in the late 19th century producing loads of stamps to collector markets. Last month I started organizing some of my mint / unused South American duplicates for exchange, and I was not surprised that I ended up with something I believe to be Seebeck reprints. As I have for some time build a “side collection” on “Errors, Freaks and oddities on worldwide stamps” (where I accept both mint and used material) these immediately caught my interest (of not giving them away). For what I’ve read, the hard part with Seebeck reprints is that there is no easy way to tell apart if the stamps are from the original printing or reprints. Seebeck’s agreement allowed him to […]

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