Topicoids

TX (too expensive)

TX - Breast - Personalised

The first topicoid - stamps rejected as TX, too expensive, for which images obtained from elsewhere (usually ebay) are allowed and shown.

Some consideration has been given to the size at which these should be shown, but no conclusion has yet been reached.

USA    
GB 1840
Sc-U1
see Note 1.
USA 1873
SG ScPR31
Hebe
catalogues at $6,250/$1,150
example shown selling on ebay for $5,500
see Note 2.
  Rio de Oro 1908
SG45 Sc44
Revenue stamp overprinted and surcharged
Catalogued at $75/$25, but selling on ebay for more than $100
 
      Pap
    Mexico
1934
SG558 Sc705
Offering to the gods
  Papua New Guinea
1932
SG177+ Sc94, 99, 101, 106
see Note 3
    Cam Per NCal
  country
date
SG Sc
Cambodia
1972
SG? Sc-C29
selling on ebay Aug 15 for £16.96
Peru
1993
SG1816 Sc
Catalogues at £47/24
New Caledonia (Fr)
1964
SG393 Sc-C38

Notes
1. The Mulready envelope catalogues at $350/$450 and starts on ebay at around £100. For the display, a Norfolk Island souvenir sheet has been used. It can be argued that the nudity in this case is an Incidental Detail (category ID).
2. Three 1873 USA stamps were rejected as TX, but two of the images were used again in subsequent, less expensive issues. Further details here.
3. Papua New Guinea. The set of 16 stamps sells for $500 mint and used, though the £1 high value accounts for nearly half of this. Three of the four stamps closest to nudes are sought, the 2/6 value remaing TX.


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