Friday, August 18, 2006

Philatelic Feud - "Fish with Legs"?


How gorgeous are these contentious Hawaiian Missionary Stamps?

(According to today's NY Times, the London and the American Philatelic Societies are in conflict about whether these 19th c. Hawaiian missionary stamps are forgeries or the genuine article. Apparently they are something of a "missing link" in the stamp world, hence the "fish with legs" comment by a Mr. Sundman.)

[image courtesy of Vincent and Carol Arrigo, via The New York Times, August 18, 2006.]

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Anonymous jhputnam said...

Oh my god, these stamps are so beautiful phoebe. I have a second right now and have been meaning to see your blog...Very very beautiful.

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