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The information on this site was last updated on 27.02.2024

 

 

 

Chile Mint Christmas Card

 

Recent offers online reminded me that I had an unusual stamp on stamp Christmas card in my collection. Being the season, I decided to share it with you all.

Many posts around the world sent/send season's greeting cards to collectors who had yearly new issue subscriptions, and several have reproductions of stamps on them.  I have acquired several, but this Chile card is my favorite.

1968, the year this card was sent out, was also the year that the Chile mint celebrated its 225th anniversary, with a set of four stamps--one  reproducing the first coin minted in Chile, and another, a stamp on stamp, reproducing the first stamp printed by the mint in 1912 (Sc #C288-C289) 

The card is on cream colored stock and the face, with burgundy imprints, has a large seal, "CASA DE MONEDA" in an ornate scrollwork and the date, "DECIEMBRE 1968" in smaller typeface.

The message page is what makes the card special. The two stamps mentioned above are imprinted imperforate, from the same plates and in the issued colors. They are unique.

 

The greeting is below, in pretty lettering: "La Casa de Moneda le desea Felices Pascuas y Prospero Ano Nuevo".

My barely remembered high school Spanish, and later Google search, translated "Felices Pascuas" to "Happy Easter", which did not make sense to me as I expected "Feliz Navidad", but I figured it couldn't be an error.

Recently, I showed this card to Club member, Michael Merritt; he whipped out his I-phone, typed in translate "Felices Pascuas" and got a message that said it was also a shortened version of "Felices Pascuas de Navidad"--"Merry Christmas".

 

I remember being a bit reluctant when buying the card, as I was then, a new stamp on stamp collector, and the price would have bought a lot of needed issues, but I was always drawn to the unusual over the normal. It turned out to be a good buy, as the two offerings were for four times what I paid!

 

Happy Holidays and Happy SoS Collecting in the New year!

Lou Guadagno

 

 

 

Stamps on stamps

The topic of stamps on stamps is one of the most diverse of all topicals. Ever since Sir Rowland Hill first advocated the use of prepaid pieces of paper to be adhered to letters to expedite their delivery, the postage stamp has fascinated people. It should come as no surprise, then, that the postage stamp is being used as a stamp motif, and that topical collecting of stamps on stamps is popular. The topic of stamps on stamps is an interesting one in that it covers many different areas and avenues while still being true to the stamp topic.

If you find the topic of Stamps On Stamps (SOS) appealing, we urge that you seriously consider joining us so as to associate yourself with collectors world-wide who are engaged in building collections of premium stamps through the medium of this topic and type of thematic collecting. You would be most welcome as a member of our unit.

The Stamps on Stamps Collectors Club is a non-profit philatelic organization. Membership is open to anyone interested in stamps on stamps, stamp anniversaries, and related topics. No member or officer of the group is paid for work done for the organization beyond reimbursement of expenses incurred on behalf of the unit.

Our official bulletin is SOS SIGNAL, which is issued three times per year and contains new issue information, articles of interest, and news about our topic. Our official bulletin is the forum for SOS matters. To obtain a sample copy of SOS SIGNAL, please send your name and address and $3.00 to the Secretary/Treasurer:

Michael Merritt
PO Box 362

Roosevelt NJ 08555
U.S.A.
E-mail to Michael Merritt

 

 

 

THE Gallery of new Issues

 

SoS SIGNAL - Old issues

I would like to invite you all to visit the SOS SIGNAL page, i added Signals from the early 2000's. 

 

NOTICE – ALL MEMBERS

SoS SIGNAL PUBLICATION HIATUS

DO NOT SEND DUES!

EDITOR SOUGHT:

Other priority commitments on our editor’s time have put the SOS Signal
 into another publication hiatus.

  If you contact us of your interest, we will record your contact information
 and reach out as soon as a new editor is found and publication can resume.

Inquiries and especially interest in the editor position may be directed to:

Michael Merritt
73 Mountainside Road
Mendham, NJ 07945

Please also contact Michael with any questions or concerns
 about
 your previous dues status.

You can email Michael Merritt for these issues
 or for current members, any changes to your email address.

 

 

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