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Re: Going Bananas with Stamps (covers, postmarks, etc.)!

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flip138 wrote: 06 May 2024 03:27 The Banana Islands of Sierra Leone are SW of the Freetown peninsula.

A post office opened in the 1890s. The first postmark read Dublin Bananas, but its replacement was inscribed simply Bananas.

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I was aware of the Banana Islands:
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but I hadn't considered the likelihood of a post office and a post mark. Thanks for your posting with these great examples of the postmarks!
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Tod.Moore wrote: 11 Feb 2021 23:41 ... Taiwan; ...
These scans are all shamelessly stolen from the popular Stampboards ‘fruit on stamps’ thread.
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Here is an instance of that Taiwan banana stamp on cover:
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Close up:
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Catalog entry:
https://colnect.com/en/stamps/stamp/738641-Banana-Fruits-Taiwan_Republic_of_China
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No bananas on the stamps themselves (unless they are inside Martinique's covered markets--which seems quite likely) but there are lots of stamps on the selvage of this self-adhesive collection from France:
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Kenya 2019

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