Congratulations on your find Torbjørn! I have the feeling that no. 3 & 4 are more scarce compared to the ones without the frame than the catalog value suggests. I had hundreds of the imperf medallions, from lots of different sources, but still found only one with this watermark.
And let me add, I would be just as happy about those marvelous postmarks!!! That 'losenges du point' with numeral '118' will sit very nicely on your newly required Postmark album pages
Yeas there was a good number of nice postmarks. I might bay a new printer tomorrow and start print Belgium pages and mount stamps. Then I will mount the remaining stamps with numeral postmarks on the special page.
Here is a good scan of "118" but as you see blaamand the stamp is not perfect.
Once you've started, allow me to add - for anyone interested in collecting these postmarks, a lunatic (I know him all too well) has made custom pages for housing them
Don't understand why this sample image looks like a bag of s.. , they do look nice once printed out though! Let me know if interested, the 19 page pdf cover all Belgian numeral cancellations and matching ambulant postmarks. Cost is set at 0c.
I edited the title to reflect all firts 12 stamps of Belgium (all inperf)
Today I watermarked every single one and put them in order (Using COB # without types for now) I have both thin and thick paper , which is easy to discern- ribbed... i either do not have a single one or I'm not sure what it s supposed to look like
I lack No's 1, 5, and 9 completely, and 2,3 and 4 currently in limited supply
but I think this is a good start for a study "group, especially 3 - 12
there are a couple which based on size, may be trimmed down perfs
now comes the fine details part, and thank technology for scanners or I'd never be able to discern much of anything
Last Edit: Aug 16, 2019 23:44:20 GMT by stainlessb
Stanley D. Brown
APS member # 139241 Sacramento Philatelic Society # 2144 Great Britain Philatelic Society # 1526 Belgian Philatelic Study Circle
i figured this a good place to post.... especially since I now know how to tell apart 20 centimes epaulette (No 2) COB mentions a plate I and plate II as I only have 3 examples, on one is missing one entire margin/frame line, buto I'm guessing these are Plate 1 as I do not see in the lower mrgins under GT and C, althpough the stamp on the left, the lower left corner looks like it might have been retouched.
Between the two plates 2 and 2A there are a total of 10 nuances/shades. The two outside stamps look to me to be the same color/nuance although one on the right could use a bath...