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Re: The Rarest of the Rare

Postby Skaven » Tue Feb 15, 2011 08:19 pm

Does anyone have any good scans of these other merchant designs? Would be nice to see them.
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Re: The Rarest of the Rare

Postby Muba » Tue Feb 15, 2011 08:20 pm

This pairing sold for £601 on the other place about 18 months ago
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Re: The Rarest of the Rare

Postby archerinwood » Tue Feb 15, 2011 08:22 pm

Muba wrote:This pairing sold for £601 on the other place about 18 months ago
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WOW! they are awesome.The price obviously reflects this. :cry:
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Re: The Rarest of the Rare

Postby Catch-up » Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:48 pm

Skaven wrote:Does anyone have any good scans of these other merchant designs? Would be nice to see them.


I wasn't lucky enough to get any, but I did get a scan way back when. :D

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Re: The Rarest of the Rare

Postby Muba » Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:58 pm

Thats two more colours I haven't seen before
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Re: The Rarest of the Rare

Postby steeljam » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:06 am

I assume these are Colin's non-DW non-approved cinderellas.
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Re: The Rarest of the Rare

Postby Muba » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:13 am

steeljam wrote:I assume these are Colin's non-DW non-approved cinderellas.


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Re: The Rarest of the Rare

Postby danjim » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:17 am

steeljam wrote:I assume these are Colin's non-DW non-approved cinderellas.


If they are from Colin then, as one of the designers, they may well be unapproved but they are certainly Discworld essays.

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Re: The Rarest of the Rare

Postby Catch-up » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:23 am

danjim wrote:
steeljam wrote:I assume these are Colin's non-DW non-approved cinderellas.


If they are from Colin then, as one of the designers, they may well be unapproved but they are certainly Discworld essays.

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Re: The Rarest of the Rare

Postby Catch-up » Wed Feb 16, 2011 02:49 pm

Muba wrote:
steeljam wrote:I assume these are Colin's non-DW non-approved cinderellas.


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:lol: It's always fun reading through those old threads. Once upon a time (and possibly still) people who were lucky enough to be able to drop into the shop were sometimes given some truly unique and generous gifts. They would post scans here, which was awesome because I LOVED seeing all these rare things! :D How wonderful of Colin to share with some of the further flung collectors the same generosity and fun! I just cannot express how fun this made things. The trading was fast and furious and the discussions of the stamps very passionate. Colin's auctions would always spark even more passion and interest in the stamps. Like I said, I wasn't lucky enough to get any of these (forgot to bid on the auctions and I'm still kicking myself for it :oops: :lol: ) but to still get a peek of a little piece of secret DW stamp history, from the original designers, is a huge treat. :D
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Re: The Rarest of the Rare

Postby angels » Wed Feb 16, 2011 03:21 pm

Muba wrote:I don't think so. The 9p afaik is a rejected design for the original Merchants series, sponsored by the Brassworkers. I think it may have been let loose in two colour versions. There was a 2p Locksmith and Bellmakers and a 6d Auctioneers and Valuers too. They were not printed up as stamps, and were imperforate. And they didn't originate from 41.
The $4 may be a different breed altogether, though it may be allied to the $5 stamp.
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The $4 merchants is related to the new $2 merchants with almost the same picture although it is blue and says $4. It is perforated as well i believe. :bounce: :bounce:
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Re: The Rarest of the Rare

Postby Joolz » Wed Feb 16, 2011 03:29 pm

angels wrote:The $4 merchants is related to the new $2 merchants with almost the same picture although it is blue and says $4. It is perforated as well i believe. :bounce: :bounce:
Aside from the $4 reference, that sounds rather like this which to me at least seems much bluer in the flesh than in the catalogue image (but that may be something to do with my screen or my eyes).
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Re: The Rarest of the Rare

Postby Skaven » Wed Feb 16, 2011 03:31 pm

Ian just confirmed he never made any such stamp nor mocked up a $4 Merchant. Maybe the value is wrong and it was the Civic
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Re: The Rarest of the Rare

Postby angels » Wed Feb 16, 2011 03:57 pm

Skaven wrote:Ian just confirmed he never made any such stamp nor mocked up a $4 Merchant. Maybe the value is wrong and it was the Civic


That could be it i get confused between the two and it has been a while since i saw it. I'll dig it out. :bounce: :bounce:

here we are... sorry for the poor image i dropped my printer a couple weeks back

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Re: The Rarest of the Rare

Postby Miss Tick » Wed Feb 16, 2011 05:13 pm

angels wrote:
Skaven wrote:Ian just confirmed he never made any such stamp nor mocked up a $4 Merchant. Maybe the value is wrong and it was the Civic


That could be it i get confused between the two and it has been a while since i saw it. I'll dig it out. :bounce: :bounce:

here we are... sorry for the poor image i dropped my printer a couple weeks back

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