cddstamps on stamps

my thoughts on stamps, stamp collecting, philately in general and maybe a few other topics !

Tuesday, January 04, 2022

Hello    here is a stamp you have to look out for.  It is a nice stamp of course, showing the Roman Theatre at Soli in Cyrus,   An interesting history in and of itself which I recommend  reading about.

But, from a philatelic point of interest check the perforations if you have a copy or copies. The  1938 issue is perf  12½   but there was another issue in 1944  with perf 13½ x 12½.

The 1938 issue has a catalogue value of 40p UK Used, the 1944 issue is £27.   You don't want to  get those mixed up do you!

You have a Mint copy, oh, maybe you are lucky.................    because the 1938 issue is cat 2021 at £3.25    while the 1944 issue is £550 

Enjoy your stamps, for the history they show and the  differences which are not so obviously seen but which can be extremely important.

Michael cddstamps and my friends British Commonwealth stamps here


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