Stanley's Super Stamp quiz

The Results

Winner: Steve Tandy with 21 out of 23 wins the LBE subscription plus the non-sport sport unperforated Hogswatch sheet.
Runners-up: Yael Kellman, Peter Elliott and Marina Evans who each win the non-sport sport unperforated Hogswatch sheet.

The Answers


  Stamp Question Answer
1. When did Morporkia goes missing? shs-am0165
From inception the Ankh-Morpork five pence definitive showed Morporkia seated. In the Year of the Pensive Hare Morporkia was replaced by the Patrician.
2. When did the Patrician look sinister? shs-am0182
From inception the Patrician on the Ankh-Morpork One Penny has faced to the left, which in heraldry is Dexter. In the Year of the Pensive Hare the Patrician turned to face to the right, or in helradic terms, Sinister. It should be noted that the catalogue description of the stamps are in pseudo-heraldic terms.
3. Where will you find Jenny? shs-am0051
The sport of the Year of the Signifying Frog $1 Tower of Art shows the tower inverted.
The name of the sport is associated with the U.S. Postage 24 cent Curtiss Jenny-4 airplane stamp where the plane appeared inverted.
The Inverted Jenny (also known as an Upside Down Jenny, Jenny Invert) is a United States postage stamp first issued on May 10, 1918 in which the image of the Curtiss JN-4 airplane in the center of the design is printed upside-down; it is probably the most famous error in American philately. Only one pane of 100 of the invert stamps was ever found, making this error one of the most prized in all philately.
4. Will it lead you to prayer? shs-am0175
OK This was a play on words. The Alchemists Penny Farthing shows a pair of hand together, as in prayer. A special issue of the stamp on the Silverfish cover was imprinted in lead.
5. Where is the creature with a broken tooth? shs-am0232
Pretty simple. It was the hippo in the sport of the $2 Merchants' Guild Morporkia in the Year of the Happy Goose.
6. Which mistake would give grounds to sue? shs-ps0214
Many people appear to have gone straight to the Lawyers. However, the mistake was a mispelling of Pseudopolis, Psuedololis. I can hear the groans as I type this.
7. The Goddess of Volcanoes has another job? shs-am0080
Anoia, was the Goddess of Volcanoes before she took on the role of Goddess of Things That Get Stuck in Drawers. The cigarette is an artifact of her previous reincarnation.
8. Where do Darren and Jonty hang out? shs-am0085
Many of the early stamps are named after the discoverers. Two of the three $1 Tower of Art stamps in the Year of the Reversed Ptarmigan were named after Forum members.
9. Where would you find Cinderella’s coach eca-0001
Showing a typical Cinderella carriage and bearing the wording Cinderella the stamp was issued for the Special 150th Anniversary Collectors’ Edition of the Stanley Gibbons magazine.
10. Which bridge has no directionless support? shs-am067
Bridges normally feature in the Ankh-Morpork definitive triangles. Most of the triangles are paired with a sport. No direction in support is a crossword-type clue; directionless support - remove up from support gives you sport. The Year of the Signifying Frog $5 Ankh-Morpork Bridge triangle has no sport.
11. Head of a Guild, twice? shs-am0373 and shs-am0423
Dr Whiteface, the head of the Fool’s Guild, appears on two different stamps as a disembodied head.
12. - Is the subject for him all over the place? shs-am0400
This proved to be a tricky question. Rincewind is Egregious Professor of Cruel and Unusual Geography so his subject is all over the place.


Spot the dot

The images below are close up sections of stamps; which stamps?

1. Stamp 1 shs-am0386
Unseen University 1¼p
2. Stamp 2 shs-am0097
Three Pence Commemorative Post Box
3. Stamp 3 shs-am0175
Alchemists Penny Farthing Charity
4. Stamp 4 shs-am0032
Thieves’ Guild 3p
5. Stamp 5 shs-am0320
$5 River Gate triangle
5. Stamp 6 shs-am0301
Three pence Frog Ascending
7. Stamp 7 shs-am0313
Sixpence Duty Paid
8. Stamp 8 shs-zl0378
Glory To Zlobenia Two Zloty
9. Stamp 9 shs-am0281
Sixpence Duty Paid
10. Stamp 10 shs-am0055
Six Pence Big Wahoonie


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