Panayotis D. Cangelaris - Greek Diplomat and Collector
 

"VARIETIES ON GREEK STAMPS"

Philatelic Exhibit
 Under this general title, this exhibit comprises every sort of error or variety (stricto sensu), that could be found on any postage stamp.  As error we consider mainly that created during the designing, engraving and printing of a postage stamp, while as variety any irregular element in this process such as color, paper, watermark or perforation.  It is divided in the following parts:

(1)  Periods 1861-1906, 1912-1944, 1945-1961 and 1972-1976
(2)  Airpost 1926-1943
(3)  Social Providence 1912-1956
(4)  Postage Due Stamps 1902-1943
(5)  Dodecanese Military Administration 1947
(6)  Northern Epirus 1914
(7)  Thrace Hellenic Administration 1920
(8)  Cretan Administration 1907-1908
(9)  Limnos Hellenic Administration 1912-1913
(10)  Samos Hellenic Administration 1913-1915

[A sample from the material contained in the exhibit is shown here]

 
PERIOD 1861-1906

Large Hermes Heads

 
 
White Spot on Hermes Neck
 
Without Dot after - ELL -
 
White Line over Letters "ELL GRAMM"
 
 
Whitening "8"
 
Small Hermes Heads
 
 

Die Errors.  Positions 61 και 72

 

Die Errors.  Positions 231-240

 
1900 New Values over Small Hermes Heads

 
 
Vertically and Horizontally Displaced Overprint
 
 1900  New Values over Small Hermes Heads with Perforation
 
Imperforate Center
 
 1901/1902  Flying Mercury
 
Imperforate
 
 
 Proof
 
 1901/1902  Flying Mercury
1902  Metal Value
 
 
 Die Proof
 
 1906  Olympic Games (Second Issue)
 

Imperforate
 
 PERIOD 1912-1944

1912/1913  Overprint "Hellenic Administration"

 
 
Double and/or Displaced Overprint
 
 1913  Lithographic
 
 
Displaced Perforation Imperforate Proof
 
 1913  Military Campaign of 1912
 
Imperforate

 1917  Venizelos Provisional Government
 
 Imperforate
Never Issued
Die Proof
Without Value Number
Imperforate
 
1927  Landscapes - Monuments - Dresses 
 
Imperforate
 
 
 Imperforate
 
 
Proof without Center
 
 1930  Centenary of Greek Independence
 
 Imperforate
 
 
Die Proof
 
 1938  Balkan Entente
 
Double Print
 
 1942/1944  Landscapes
 
 
Never Issued
Imperforate
 
PERIOD 1945-1961

 

 1945  Glory

[View:  "The Glory Issue of Greece (1945)"]

 

 

 1945  October 28th, 1940
 Imperforate
Decalque
Imperforate
 
1945  Roosevelt Funeral
 
Proof
 
 
Inverted Center Imperforate
Center Double Print
 
 1946  Eleftherios Venizelos Tenth Death Anniversary
 
 Imperforate
Double Print 
 
 1947  Victory
 
 
Proofs of Never Issued Values
 
 1950  Battle of Crete
 
 
 Imperforate
 
 1953  National Products
 
 
 Imperforate
Green Color Displaced Print
 
 1957  Royal Family (Second Issue)
 
 
 Displaced Perforation
 
1958  Greek Merchant Marine
 
 
 Double Print in Black
 
 1961  Olympic Games Winer Crown Prince
 
 
 Plate Proof
 
 PERIOD 1972-1976

1972  National Dresses

 
 
 Without date of Issue (First Issue)
 
 
 Displaced Center
 
 1975  Folk Musical Instruments
 
 
 Displaced Perforation
 
 AIRPOST 1926-1943

1935  Mythological

 
 
Die Proof in Different Color of that Issued
Blank Wording
 
 1943  Winds
 
 
 Imperforate
Double Print
 
 SOCIAL PROVIDENCE 1912-1956

[View:  "Greek Social Providence Stamps"]

 
 POSTAGE DUE STAMPS 1902-1943

1902  Engraved Postage Due Stamps

 
 
 Perforation "SPECIMEN"
 
 1913/1924  Postage Due Stamps
 
 
 "eispoaktea" instead of "eispraktea"
 
 1943  Postage Due Stamps
 
 
 Displaced and/or Missing Perforation
 
DODECANESE MILITARY ADMINISTRATION 1947
 
 Inverted Overprint
 
 NORTHERN EPIRUS 1914
 
Double Overprint
 
 THRACE HELLENIC ADMINISTRATION 1920

[View:  "Greek Issues of Thrace 1920"]

 
CRETAN ADMINISTRATION 1907-1908
 
 Die Proof in Different Color of that Issued
 
 
 Inverted Overprint
 
 LIMNOS HELLENIC ADMINISTRATION 1912-1913
 
 Inverted Overprint Double Overprint
 
 SAMOS HELLENIC ADMINISTRATION 1913-1915

1913  Greek Fleet Victories (1824 and 1912)

 
 
 Imperforate
 

 

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