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Thank you for a warm welcome MJ's Pet.
I'm loving this site and getting slowly addicted....
I have so many questions which I shall soon start pumping out...

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Welcome new member Pladstamp in Raleigh, NC, USA.

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Welcome Pladstamp

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I'm new here on this forum and wanted to say hi. I'm from the Netherlands and have been collecting stamps for over 30 years, starting when I was 5 years old with my grandma. But I do have to say I feel like a complete newby, because there is soooo much I don't know. I'm collecting stamps from all over the world with some preference. Hope to learn a lot on this forum.

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Welcome to Stampboards Fingula! :)

I am also a worldwide collector and I also have some preferences. :)

Can you tell us what your preferences are?

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I like poststamps that where really used or sold to be used. Some countries have a lot of themed poststamps that are never used but are stamped anyway. Is there a name for these? I don't like those. I collected them in the past, but I'm getting ride of them, because I just don't like them. I'm in doubt about what to do with the DDR. Most of the stamps I have of them aren't really used.

Countries I like a lot are Australia, New zealand, Indonesia, most European countries. I also like old stamps and form odd places, but I find them hard to place.

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Fingula,

Welcome to Stampboards. The stamps that have been intended more (or only) to be collected rather than used for postage are called wallpaper. They are pretty to watch and nice for decoration, printed in large quantities but unfortunately their only value is in decoration.

Interesting part of wallpaper is to find it postally used. For East Europe that is not usually very difficult but for some other areas that is next to impossible.

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Welcome Fingula

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Hello Fingula in Arnhem, Netherlands. Welcome to Stampboards!

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Welcome to Stampboards Gary Van Wyk.

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Hello, everyone! I've recently gotten back into philately after 30 years, and I am loving it! S

eeing some of these stamps is like getting reacquainted with old friends, like Belgium's King Baudouin or the UK's Machin series.

Currently, I'm way deep trying to figure out which of the US A140 (Scott) stamps (the "2 cents 2" issues from 1908-1922; I have the "3 cents 3" as my avatar) I have in my possession.

My aging eyes are having some difficulty telling which types I have, but, you know what? This is still so much fun playing stamp detective!
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Welcome to Stampboards Raj (rsharma)

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Hello frodisaur, in Fairmont, West Virginia, USA.
We hope Stampboards provides you with lots of information and stimulus for your renewed philatelic enthusiasm. :D

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Don here.

Trying to learn more about stamps as I go along.I am from Alberta, Canada.Got involved in stamps because my grandfather was a collector of world stamps dating back to the 1800's.

I use to quite enjoy collecting with him ,as I didn't have the experience he had with stamps I am trying to learn and understand more.I do have a fair amount of stamps And quite enjoy collecting As he is no longer with us i cant turn to him for answers on things.

So any help i get along the way would be greatly appreciated thanks.

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Welcome Streaker.

Be patient. There can be an adventurous learning curve. We have a thread dedicated to the practice of posting images. Might be a good place to start. Then you can make more informative user-friendly posts.

Best to observe for a while to see how members react to posts.

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Looking for NSW cut-down relief date stamps, as seen in my avatar, to add to my collection.

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A Stampboards welcome to Streaker+ in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
We're happy to have you join us. There is a wide range of information on this chat board,
as well as some informal threads to keep you entertained.

I would also recommend that you contact the Calgary Philatelic Society, with centenary
celebrations on the calendar for 2022. It's a club with a fine reputation, and very helpful
for members at all levels of experience. (Of course, physical meetings are suspended
currently because of the Covid-19 pandemic, but online and phone communication are
still active options.) The CPS website is at
https://calgaryphilatelicsociety.com/

/RogerE :D

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Welcome to Stampboards RonM (SForgCa)

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Hi All,

My interest is mainly in Australian private perfins.
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A very warm welcome to all recent new members. :) :) :)

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Welcome HAPPY_stamps.

For those who don't know this man is the expert on Australian private perfins. I contacted him first to try and obtain a copy of his book, "Handbook of Australian Private Perfins". Unfortunately, it has sold out, but I'm sure he will be a very beneficial addition to the expertise on this Board.
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Welcome HAPPY_stamps in Canberra, ACT, Aiustralia.
There is at least one Stampboards thread that will be of special interest to you.
It starts at
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Welcome Happy_Stamps, Streaker+ and Frodisaur

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Welcome to Stampboards Dieter from Germany. :)

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Hi everyone. I am from New Zealand. I got back into the hobby recently after not even thinking about it for 20 years or so when my parents were cleaning out their house and found my childhood stamp collection and returned it to me.

Some of this I inherited from my Grandfather who was a postmaster for a while and had a few mint stamps from important issues as well as first day covers , and some of which I collected and purchased my self with my pocket money.

Since then, I've been slowly building up my collection and filling in some gaps, and am now working on making myself some printable stamp pages to display them in an album.

It's taken me ages to figure out how I want this to look, but have finally settled on something. I've done my first page and am pretty pleased with my effort. Now all I need to do is find a cheapish source for stamp mounts and I'm all set.


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Hi everyone. I'm from Ireland and have been collecting philatelic material for many years.
I am mainly interested in Postmarks, Postcards, SOARs,Registration Labels and Railway Stamps.
I was delighted to find this website and see the large amount of information on SOARs especially. I look forward to studying more of what is available on the site.
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Welcome to Stampboards nathanb.
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You gottem birds, butterflies, shells, maps, flags and heads on stamps ? Me wantem !

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Welcome to Stampboards fellow SOAR's collector RevRed+.
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You gottem birds, butterflies, shells, maps, flags and heads on stamps ? Me wantem !

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Hello nathanb in Nelson, New Zealand, welcome to Stampboards.

How good that your parents preserved your stamp collection, and passed it on to you,
so it is once again an active third generation collection. Enjoy your renewed collecting!

New Zealand has had many dedicated philatelists who have produced a great range of
detailed and helpful publications about NZ philately, so your potential needs for information
are likely to be already answered in print in some library. On the modern front, Stampboards
has plenty to offer as well. I like its search function at the top right of each page, and find
that usually picks up posts that are relevant (less often, the one at the foot of the page).

/RogerE :D

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Hello RevRed+ in Dublin, Ireland, welcome to Stampboards.

/RogerE :D

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Welcome to Stampboards Stephen62 from Beaconsfield, England. :)

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Welcome Nathan

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Welcome RevRed

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Thanks all. Delighted to be here. :D

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Welcome to Stampboards AdrianC from Sutton Coldfield, UK.

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