Greece

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GRC055sd: Greece
1880–85 2 lepta green on cream paper ~ 3 examples each showing SPECIMEN overprint DOUBLE ~ Hellas 55s var ~ the only copies recorded.
Stamps [7] and [8] fit together perfectly both as to the cut between them and the overprint where a tiny part of the top of the 'I' falls on [8]. The third stamp [10] (ex Maximus collection) does not show 'SPECi' and must therefore come from the right of the sheet. The sloping red line in the diagram confirms the relative positions.
An exceptional item for the connoisseur of the Large Hermes Heads.
Price £2,500
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GRC1883c: Greece
1883 10 lepta postal stationery reply card for use throughout Greece showing SPECIMEN overprint DOUBLE one inverted on the outgoing half and single overprint on the reply half ~ a rarity.
Price £425
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GRC1887: Greece
1887 to 1900 UPU reference collection ~ complete with all stamps and postal stationery sent to the UPU overprinted or handstamped SPECIMEN ~ includes Large Hermes set (the 2 lepta in a pair) ~ Small Hermes high values imperf ~ Postage Dues complete ~ 1883 post cards and reply cards ~ 1900 post cards and reply cards ~ mounted on 7 pages
Price £750
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GRC1923: Greece
1923 ~ Revolution of 1922 issue ~ 58 values handstamped 'Specimen' before sending to the UPU for distribution ~ note that due to shortage of specimens available only single examples of each were sent to each member of the UPU ~ a very difficult set to complete ~ Hellas 398s/455s €1740 [±£1500]
Price £750
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GRC23MS: Greece
1923 Revolution issue: complete set of 58 stamps handstamped 'Specimen' before sending to the UPU for distribution ~ ex Marcus Samuel collection ~ mounted on 5 album pages ~ note that due to shortage of specimens available only single examples of each were sent to each member of the UPU ~ Hellas 398s/455s cat €1740 [±£1500]
Price £950
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GRC463: Greece
1926 Centenary of Fall of Missolonghi strip of 3 ~ Hellas 463 ~ ex Madagascar UPU Specimen archive
Price £50
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GRC569: Greece
1939 10th Balkan Games set of 4 ~ Hellas 565-568 ~ each in a strip of three affixed to piece of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE ~ UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection
Price £180
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GRC571: Greece
1940 National Youth Organisation set of 10 postage and 10 air mail stamps. Hellas 571-580 and A45-A54. Each in a strip of three affixed to piece of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE - UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection.
Price £950
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GRC599: Greece
1940 Occupation of Albania (Northern Epirus) 45 values. Hellas 143-167, 168-177, 178-187. Each in a strip of three affixed to 3 pieces of archive sheet and cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE - UNIQUE items from the Mauritania Post Office UPU specimen collection.
Price £850
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GRCMAD: Greece
1923 Revolution issue: complete set of 58 stamps handstamped 'Specimen' before sending to the UPU for distribution ~ mounted on archive page ~ additionally handstamped POSTES ET TÉLÉGRAPHES / MADAGASCAR / COLLECTION DE BERNE in red ~ note that due to shortage of specimens available only single examples of each were sent to each member of the UPU ~ Hellas 398s/455s
Price £2,000
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GRCMAU: Greece
1923 Revolution issue: complete set of 58 stamps handstamped 'Specimen' before sending to the UPU for distribution ~ mounted on two archive pages ~ additionally cancelled 3-line SPÉCIMEN / COLLECTION / MAURITANIE ~ note that due to shortage of specimens available only single examples of each were sent to each member of the UPU ~ Hellas 398s/455s
Price £1,800
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