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Re: Guess and Get One - New give away game

Posted: 07 Oct 2020 14:49
by Panterra
Any guesses?

Re: Guess and Get One - New give away game

Posted: 08 Oct 2020 00:43
by RogerE
Was it issued by New Zealand?

Re: Guess and Get One - New give away game

Posted: 08 Oct 2020 01:00
by Panterra
No, not New Zealand.

Re: Guess and Get One - New give away game

Posted: 08 Oct 2020 01:04
by Panterra
samoa-95-football-zoom2.jpg
Another peek at the photo of part of the stamp (shown on the previous page.)

Re: Guess and Get One - New give away game

Posted: 08 Oct 2020 17:50
by Catweazle
Is it from the Ross Dependency?

Re: Guess and Get One - New give away game

Posted: 08 Oct 2020 19:18
by Panterra
No, I rather think short pants are seldom worn in that chilly part of the planet!

Re: Guess and Get One - New give away game

Posted: 08 Oct 2020 23:53
by RogerE
Brrr, can't think of that!

How about a nation currently under French administration?

Re: Guess and Get One - New give away game

Posted: 09 Oct 2020 02:00
by Catweazle
There are some die-hard shorts wearers, but when you said there was some connection to NZ, I was stumped there!

How about Tokelau for a try ('scuse the pun)?

Re: Guess and Get One - New give away game

Posted: 09 Oct 2020 03:32
by Panterra
RogerE wrote:
08 Oct 2020 23:53
Brrr, can't think of that!

How about a nation currently under French administration?
No, not a French-ruled land.

Re: Guess and Get One - New give away game

Posted: 09 Oct 2020 03:33
by Panterra
Catweazle wrote:
09 Oct 2020 02:00
There are some die-hard shorts wearers, but when you said there was some connection to NZ, I was stumped there!

How about Tokelau for a try ('scuse the pun)?
No, not Tokelau, but you are close!

Re: Guess and Get One - New give away game

Posted: 10 Oct 2020 01:07
by Ubobo.R.O.
Hey Catweazel. Try a country that brought out funny shaped stamps.

Re: Guess and Get One - New give away game

Posted: 10 Oct 2020 02:20
by turtle-bienhoa
I have found the stamp, but because I'm not participating, I won't post it here.
Hint: It is issued sometime in the 90s.

Re: Guess and Get One - New give away game

Posted: 10 Oct 2020 02:46
by RogerE
Aaahh, the helpful hints are coming from all over — from observant bystanders...

Re: Guess and Get One - New give away game

Posted: 11 Oct 2020 01:21
by Panterra
Despite the helpful hints, and one "warm" guess, we don't seem to be any closer!



samoa-95-football-zoom2.jpg
Gosh, where ever am I from?

Re: Guess and Get One - New give away game

Posted: 11 Oct 2020 02:18
by turtle-bienhoa
2nd hint: Issued by a country that once had a match with New Zealand in the sport depicted.

Re: Guess and Get One - New give away game

Posted: 11 Oct 2020 04:02
by vicaf60
Does the country name begin with S?

Re: Guess and Get One - New give away game

Posted: 11 Oct 2020 04:08
by Clapas
Tonga ?

Re: Guess and Get One - New give away game

Posted: 11 Oct 2020 10:17
by RogerE
The crystal ball predicts that clapas is on the money ;)

Question for clapas: with your footnote about "temporary cancellation from 1957", is the crystal ball right to suggest that you mean "postally used and date stamped in 1957" ?

/Un ami

Re: Guess and Get One - New give away game

Posted: 11 Oct 2020 12:08
by Panterra
vicaf60 wrote:
11 Oct 2020 04:02
Does the country name begin with S?
Yes.

Re: Guess and Get One - New give away game

Posted: 11 Oct 2020 12:09
by Panterra
Clapas wrote:
11 Oct 2020 04:08
Tonga ?
No.

Re: Guess and Get One - New give away game

Posted: 11 Oct 2020 12:46
by RogerE
Hmmm, crystal ball was misled by "Try a country that brought out funny shaped stamps."

Apparently moa = chicken, as well as the giant extinct bird of Aotearoa...

Re: Guess and Get One - New give away game

Posted: 11 Oct 2020 14:20
by Catweazle
Apparently Western Samoa once had relations with New Zealand.

That would have been my next guess after Tokelau.

Re: Guess and Get One - New give away game

Posted: 11 Oct 2020 14:42
by Panterra
Yes, you are correct that the country is SAMOA.

Now it should be easy to identify the stamp! (For rugby fans, the jersey colours give it away: black is the New Zealand team colour, and blue is the Samoa team colour.)

Re: Guess and Get One - New give away game

Posted: 11 Oct 2020 17:26
by Panterra
RogerE wrote:
11 Oct 2020 12:46
Hmmm, crystal ball was misled by "Try a country that brought out funny shaped stamps."

Apparently moa = chicken, as well as the giant extinct bird of Aotearoa...
Yes, the name "Samoa" comes from this usage, and means "sacred chickens". It derives from a traditional tale from the country:
McKay Fale located in Sauniatu, Samoa wrote:Lu of Uafato

This legend gives us insight into how the word, “SA-MOA” originated.

Uafato is a lovely, remote village located near Fagaloa. Uafato was the home of Lu. It had an ocean full of fish, and a picturesque and lovely waterfall on the central mountain peak with four mountainous peaks on each side of the gorgeous waterfall.

At the bottom of the fall was a beautiful pool which was divided into two sections. One section was for the village water supply and the other was a place to swim and bathe. In Polynesian religion, there are 9 heavens. Each one arched above the former one. The common people can go into the first heaven. The higher the ranking of a person, the higher he can go in the heavens. Tagaloalagi, who is the supreme God, lives in the tenth heaven. No one else is allowed to go there.

The lovely paradise of Uafato was ruled by a high chief named Lu. He was a great hunter, a skillful fisherman, and a superb farmer. He had a large flock of chickens which were taboo to the people of Uafato. These chickens Lu called his sacred (Sa) chickens (Moa). These became known as Lu’s Samoa.

While Lu was away fishing in the bay, some of Tagaloalagi’s men came down from the tenth heaven to visit their relatives. They were envious of Lu’s sacred chickens and decided to steal some of them. When Lu heard his chickens cackling and flying about to escape the raiders, he turned his canoe around and came ashore.

Lu picked up his “fue” (fly whisk with a large handle) which he used as a hammer. He gathered an army and slowly but furiously drove Tagaloalagi’s men back from the first heaven to the second heaven, to third, fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh heaven.

When Lu reached the eighth heaven Tagaloalagi could see that his men were going to be killed. So Tagaloalagi got his daughter, Lagi, and laid her on the peak of the eighth heaven. When Lu saw this gorgeous creature he immediately married her. His wrath was appeased. He forgave Tagaloalagi’s men for their mischievousness.

Lu took the lovely maiden and changed her name to Lagituaiva – the lovely maiden of the ninth heaven. On the west side Uafato Bay is the only place in Samoa where all ten heavens can be seen as you look at the mountains.
The tale of Lu and the sacred chickens was featured on a Samoan stamp, so I am familiar with this. But couldn't comment earlier until the contestants had established which country we are seeking here.
71-Lu-and-sacred-chickens-M.jpg
Samoa 1971 Legends of Old Samoa, 8 sene,
featuring Lu and his sacred chickens.

Re: Guess and Get One - New give away game

Posted: 13 Oct 2020 20:36
by Panterra
So any more guesses, or should I post a larger view? ;)

Re: Guess and Get One - New give away game

Posted: 13 Oct 2020 21:24
by RogerE
Hello Panterra. Yes, it looks as if a wider portion of the stamp image would be helpful.

As a"helpful" counter-example, I would say we can eliminate this set:

Samoa 1994, Manu Samoa Rugby Team, set of 4
Samoa 1994, Manu Samoa Rugby Team, set of 4
.
/RogerE ;)

Re: Guess and Get One - New give away game

Posted: 13 Oct 2020 21:40
by Panterra
You are very warm, Roger!

Notice how the team jerseys on the 95 sene stamp are the same as those in the stamp we seek?

Re: Guess and Get One - New give away game

Posted: 14 Oct 2020 00:15
by RogerE
Warm perhaps, but still no solution :(
Here is another non-solution ;)

Samoa, 1993, World Cup Seven-a-side Rugby, set of four, MUH
Samoa, 1993, World Cup Seven-a-side Rugby, set of four, MUH
Yes, a larger pic of the mystery stamp, please Panterra...

Re: Guess and Get One - New give away game

Posted: 14 Oct 2020 01:14
by Elkra
Samoa 1995 Rugby Union World Cup Finals, South Africa.

The stamps is the $1 ?

Re: Guess and Get One - New give away game

Posted: 14 Oct 2020 01:16
by Panterra
Here is a rather larger view of the stamp.
I'm sure you will guess it easily now that you have eliminated the other possible candidates.


samoa-95-football-ver3.jpg
So we now have established that this is a SAMOA stamp. But which value? And which set is it from?

Re: Guess and Get One - New give away game

Posted: 14 Oct 2020 01:22
by Panterra
Elkra wrote:
14 Oct 2020 01:14
Samoa 1995 Rugby Union World Cup Finals, South Africa.

The stamps is the $1 ?
CORRECT! Elkra is the winner.

Please email me your address so I can send your prize. And it is now your turn to pose a challenge. (See the first post for details.)



samoa-95-football-1dollar.jpg
The mystery stamp -- SOLVED by Elkra!

Re: Guess and Get One - New give away game

Posted: 14 Oct 2020 10:26
by RogerE
Good work Elkra! I failed to find an image of this stamp when I was searching...

/RogerE :D

Re: Guess and Get One - New give away game

Posted: 16 Oct 2020 22:00
by Elkra
Apologies people, I had to check the Rules so as not to make an idiot of myself. :roll:

Here is my offering;

Faroes 1995 Christmas Issue 400 Clue 1 (600 x 404).jpg

Good Luck.
John

Re: Guess and Get One - New give away game

Posted: 16 Oct 2020 22:02
by Panterra
Is it from Europe?

Re: Guess and Get One - New give away game

Posted: 16 Oct 2020 22:12
by Elkra
Yes from Europe.

Re: Guess and Get One - New give away game

Posted: 16 Oct 2020 22:21
by Panterra
France?

Re: Guess and Get One - New give away game

Posted: 16 Oct 2020 22:42
by Elkra
Not France.

Re: Guess and Get One - New give away game

Posted: 16 Oct 2020 23:08
by RogerE
Is 1995 the year of issue?

/RogerE :D

Re: Guess and Get One - New give away game

Posted: 16 Oct 2020 23:30
by Elkra
1995 is correct.

Re: Guess and Get One - New give away game

Posted: 17 Oct 2020 04:39
by Panterra
Netherlands?

Re: Guess and Get One - New give away game

Posted: 17 Oct 2020 04:58
by Elkra
Not Netherlands Bruce. :(

Re: Guess and Get One - New give away game

Posted: 17 Oct 2020 04:59
by Panterra
Luxembourg?

Re: Guess and Get One - New give away game

Posted: 17 Oct 2020 05:09
by Elkra
Hmmmm, reading signature profiles is always informative :) but not Luxembourg.

However, keep reading the signature Bruce. :D

Re: Guess and Get One - New give away game

Posted: 17 Oct 2020 21:21
by Panterra
Eire?

Re: Guess and Get One - New give away game

Posted: 18 Oct 2020 02:17
by Elkra
Not Eire.

Re: Guess and Get One - New give away game

Posted: 18 Oct 2020 17:05
by Panterra
GB?

Re: Guess and Get One - New give away game

Posted: 19 Oct 2020 02:00
by Elkra
Not GB. :(

Re: Guess and Get One - New give away game

Posted: 19 Oct 2020 06:11
by zemstvo
1995 Faroe Islands Church stamp set
faro.jpg

Re: Guess and Get One - New give away game

Posted: 19 Oct 2020 19:04
by RogerE
Aaahh, good work zemstvo — I didn't think of the Faroes!

/RogerE :D

Re: Guess and Get One - New give away game

Posted: 19 Oct 2020 21:48
by Elkra
zemstvo wrote:
19 Oct 2020 06:11
1995 Faroe Islands Church stamp set
Image
Correct zemstvo. :D

Please send me your mail address and I will get your Prize in the mail this week.

Faroes 1995 Christmas Issue Prize (600 x 380).jpg

There might be a slight delay however as we are expecting a huge increase in Covid related Restrictions to be announced this afternoon. :(

John