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Firstly, apologies if this is in the wrong section. I recently acquired some sheets of what were described as "Cinderella stamps". They are Dutch, and date from late 1944. Does anyone know what they are? Any help would be great, thanks.

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Hi, Larry,

The stamps are in sheets - as per scans. Wouldn`t want to separate them, sorry. I`ve cropped and resized if that might help.

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Hi

 

It's not showing up in my Scott Catalogue of postage stamps......

 

 

Still looking

 

 

Cheers

Larry

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Hi, Larry,

 

Didn`t think it would show in any stamp catalogues. They`re "Cinderellas". I`m wondering if they had anything to do with rationing? The dates on the various stamps are around the period of shortages at the end of 1944.

Thanks for your help.

 

Jan

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Hi, Spreagle,

 

I have looked at the article in the past, but it doesn`t really help to explain these particular "stamps". With their dates all being in the latter part of 44 I`m sure they must have something to do with the food shortages. Some of the designs show bread, others a cow (meat?).

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Hello!

What makes you think, they are dutch? Because of the markings 53e période and 53e tijdperk, I asume they are belgian

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Hi, Andy,

Ah! You could well be right! The lion led me to the conclusion, but that may also be Flanders. More research needed on my part, I think.

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It is a Belgian Lion.

The Dutch Lion Always faces to the left (from viewer's point) and is armed with a gladius/sword and bundle of 7 arrows.

The Belgian Lion is never armed.

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Hi, Odulf,

Many thanks for your information. My research will now take me down the Belgian route.

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