What stamp do you wish to own

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What stamp do you wish to own

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For me, I am still looking for a decent penny black. As it has been eluding me. I live in hope that I will find one a a bulk lot of stamps.
Here's hoping. :D

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As I'm a specialized collector, the holes in my collection at this point tend to be things that are ridiculously expensive or hard to find.

Here are the two I keep hoping to own someday.

The first is a provisional bisect from the German Marshall Islands, Michel 12 H (a bisected 50 Pfg. stamp). There are only about 8 known to still exist. Here's an example.
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These typically sell for about €15,000-18,000, so owning one isn't really realistic at this point.

The other one is even more unusual. I collect the cinderalla stamps associated with the German-English Luftschiff-Expedition to New Guinea (an aborted attempt to map the island by zeppelin in 1914, on which I'll do a post soon).

There are two stamp designs. One has only four known used copies, of which I own two. The other value has only one known used copy, and it's on cover with one of the four known used copies of the lower value. I've seen the cover for sale twice, but both times it went way too high for me (€17,000).
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Presenting the GermanStamps.net Collection - German, Colonies, & Territories, 1872-1945

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I hope one day to own an 1840 2d Blue with my initials in the bottom corners as I already have the 1d Black and 1d Red plus a perf 2d blue and 1d red all with my initials

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Israel – mint, used with and without tabs and FDC.

Mint and used from all British/Ex-British Caribbean including Belize.

Mint and used from Dutch Caribbean (Aruba etc).

Stamps with German Shepherds, illegal stamps, various cinderella issues esp Boys Town and similar.
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I would like a "Penny Black" in any condition (only have a facsimile at present).

Failing that I would be happy with a Guyana SG 363 72c Arapaima, in used.

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guyana1230 wrote:
30 Aug 2020, 12:48
Failing that I would be happy with a Guyana SG 363 72c Arapaima, in used.
I have seen a handful with fiscal cancellations, but I would say a difficult stamp to find in fine used condition.

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Post by spain_1850 »

As a worldwide collector, this is a tough question. I want everything!
But for now I really would LOVE an 1843 Bulls Eye from Brazil, any of the 3 will do.
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Post by SchnauzerMom »

As a Bermuda collector my dream stamp is a postmaster provisional

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