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Hello again taboada77.

You wrote:
Thanks RogerE. for your welcome. I am a bit lost. I think I do not know how the forum works. I already read the rules but every time I post something it is deleted. I need help. I do not want to bother anyone. Thanks in advance, and greetings.
Yes, I was wondering how it is that your official number of posts is greater than the number that actually appear for us to view on Stampboards.

Your latest post (above) succeeded. Perhaps you have been confused by the buttons at the foot of the page where you compose your posts. If so, these comments might help solve your problem:

• Pressing "Preview" shows you how your post will look, but that is not yet publishing it.
It is useful to pick up any obvious errors or defects, so you can edit them before publishing the final version.
If you wish, you can use "Preview" several times during the composition of a post.

• Pressing "Submit" publishes the post on Stampboards. If you forget to press Submit" your post will not appear for others to see, and if you go away to another place in Stampboards your intended post will be lost/disappear. Perhaps that's what has been happening?

• After pressing "Submit" you might notice some changes or additions you would still like to make. There is a short window of time/opportunity to make corrections at this stage, by pressing the pencil icon in the top right corner of your post. That takes you back to the draft version of the post, allowing you to make changes you want, and then to press "Submit" again to publish the updated version instead of the earlier version you chose to edit. The pencil icon disappears after a short while, and then you can no longer edit that post.

• Pressing "Save draft" allows you to save a post which you have not finished, so you can come back to it later to finish it off — that will still need use of "Preview" to check how the draft is looking, and finally "Submit" to publish the post. However, "Save draft" has limitations — in particular, it loses any images you might have included in your draft, so personally I choose not to use "Save draft".

/RogerE :D

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Hi, This is Jarir from San Diego, CA. Originally from Bangladesh.
I like to collect worldwide stamps, odds and ends mostly. I got a fascination with Eastern Europe and its postal history throughout the late nineteenth, early twentieth centuries. But I collect almost everything. Happy to be part of such a knowledgeable community here.

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Hi Jarir,

Welcome to Stampboards!

I also enjoy collecting worldwide. :) It gives me the freedom to move from one area to another with ease (or if something catches my interest).

A link to a thread that might be of interest to you.

Confession: I am a "Whole World Stamp Collector" Any others?

Enjoy!
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RogerE wrote:
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Hello again taboada77.

You wrote:
Thanks RogerE. for your welcome. I am a bit lost. I think I do not know how the forum works. I already read the rules but every time I post something it is deleted. I need help. I do not want to bother anyone. Thanks in advance, and greetings.
Yes, I was wondering how it is that your official number of posts is greater than the number that actually appear for us to view on Stampboards.

Your latest post (above) succeeded. Perhaps you have been confused by the buttons at the foot of the page where you compose your posts. If so, these comments might help solve your problem:

• Pressing "Preview" shows you how your post will look, but that is not yet publishing it.
It is useful to pick up any obvious errors or defects, so you can edit them before publishing the final version.
If you wish, you can use "Preview" several times during the composition of a post.

• Pressing "Submit" publishes the post on Stampboards. If you forget to press Submit" your post will not appear for others to see, and if you go away to another place in Stampboards your intended post will be lost/disappear. Perhaps that's what has been happening?

• After pressing "Submit" you might notice some changes or additions you would still like to make. There is a short window of time/opportunity to make corrections at this stage, by pressing the pencil icon in the top right corner of your post. That takes you back to the draft version of the post, allowing you to make changes you want, and then to press "Submit" again to publish the updated version instead of the earlier version you chose to edit. The pencil icon disappears after a short while, and then you can no longer edit that post.

• Pressing "Save draft" allows you to save a post which you have not finished, so you can come back to it later to finish it off — that will still need use of "Preview" to check how the draft is looking, and finally "Submit" to publish the post. However, "Save draft" has limitations — in particular, it loses any images you might have included in your draft, so personally I choose not to use "Save draft".

/RogerE :D
Thank you very much Roger E. I will try one more time to ask my question in the forum and I hope everything goes well. a greeting.

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I am Sunny from Florida, US I am Chinese I am a novice. I have got some stamp albums. Some stamps and first day covers of different eras. I found that there are many histories and stories in them. I want to know about it. I am lucky to find this website. I hope to get your help. Thank

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I have been a member of stampboards for some time but could not log on I have a new password now.

My name is alec and I collect world wide but my main interest is Great Britain.

I am fanatical about getting as much details about all the stamps I collect.

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Just now I am updating my Egypt collection and would like to know how many different values of stamps did Egypt issue inscribed ARMY POST

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Hello new members! Happy Day to all.

Jarir = jerrymouse79: happy wide wide world :D
taboada 77: it looks like you're posts are working, now with two recent quote-and-comment posts.
Sunny = Sunnyren: happy pursuit of the story behind each stamp in your collection. After you become more experienced with stamp collecting, you will also find there are fascinating individual stories behind postcards and covers/envelopes which have travelled through the post.
Alec = AlecBoyle: happy new password! For your own store of wisdom, you might like to adapt this traditional observation: Keys were invented to inconvenience the innocent.
Alec = AlecBoyle: for Egyptian Army Post images and extra information, try this excellent website —
http://www.egyptstudycircle.org.uk/Stamps/army.html

/RogerE :D

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Hello folks,

I've just joined. I live in the UK and am getting back into stamp collecting after many years break. I used to collect Russian stamps but sold those many years ago.

This time I'll try something different. I'm thinking first day covers (British initially), and probably a general worldwide collection of stamps as I've never really done that. Maybe focusing on the Far East.

But we'll see what catches my eye!
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Hi All,

Looks like a great community you have here, glad to be a part of it. I'm going through the process of learning about stamps with the view to being a dealer in the future. Wishing everyone a great day :)

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Hi just changed my password so I can get back to talking about stamps. I am re-doing my French albums just now and was looking up details for stamps I have noticed that some stamps are Chorckprint does anyone know what this is
thanks alec :?:

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Welcome to new Stampboards members —

Dustyhoard in Plymouth, England, UK
— the world is your oyster!
Scotland Pros in Isle of Man, UK
— I hope you get a more attractive avatar soon ;)
AlecBoyle in Ayr, Scotland, UK
— Alec, try looking up chalky paper and I think you'll find out what has been puzzling you...

/RogerE :D

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Scotland Pros wrote:
15 Feb 2021 21:01
Hi All,

Looks like a great community you have here, glad to be a part of it. I'm going through the process of learning about stamps with the view to being a dealer in the future. Wishing everyone a great day :)
Welcome Scotland Pros,

There's a saying (which my wife is sick of hearing so I am forbidden to speak it out loud in her hearing). It goes "the more you know about something, the more you realise you don't know".

I wish you well in your aspiration to become a dealer.
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Hi everyone I have been collecting stamps for years now. Just recently I have gotten interested in all the technical details of stamps. Which although is interesting it takes up a lot of time, but just now who hasn't got time on their hands

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Hello everyone. I have been collecting used Canadian stamps off and on for years but have recently started to take my collection more seriously. I’m looking forward to being a member of this forum.

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Welcome Gord0912 in Burlington, Ontario, Canada.

You've been "collecting used Canadian stamps off and on".
Recommendation: "on" is much better than "off". ;)
Further recommendation: "used on cover" is much better than "used off cover". ;)

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Hello guys. Brief intro of myself. I live in NSW, Sydney, but was born in Russia. I used to collect Russian and soviet stamps, however I had to switch to collecting Australian.

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Welcome 19Josh93 to the forum! Enjoy your stay!

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Hi
From Dundee in Scotland. Just picking up this hobby again after a thirty year break.
I collect British empire/territories/occupations before 1920. My bible is my SG Catalogue from 1953, left to me by my grandad who started the collection.
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Hello All,

I live in South East of England. Used to collect stamps with my Dad years ago, but didn't touch since and now, during the pandemic and with plenty of time on my hands, bought a "pig in the poke" - a stock of stamps without even looking in. Some of them seem to be of interest and will post them here, seeking your opinion.

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A warm welcome to all of our new members. :D
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Hi, I collect US, Germany, Japan and space for many years. I'm new here and would like to find partners for swaps or trades.

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Welcome to new Stampboards members —

19Josh93 in Sydney, NSW, Australia
— Collecting modern Russia would be challenging, but some Stampboarders seem to be managing to do it...
Dark Blue in Dundee, Scotland
— the orange Sydney view above your handle "Dark Blue" sets up quite a tension...
kdwolf in Hampshire. UK
— where hurricanes hardly happen?
FresnoEd in Fresno, California, USA
— can you tell us what is the origin/meaning of "Fresno"?

/RogerE :D

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Hello everyone,

I'm from South East England. My dad bought me my first box of world stamps when I was 5. Now, almost thirty years later, I focus on GB Victorian and KEVII issues. Looking forward to joining in the chat here. Ben

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Welcome to Stampboards Ben.
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You gottem birds, butterflies, shells, maps, flags and heads on stamps ? Me wantem !

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Hello and welcome to Ben = Benjamming in Woking, UK.

Jamming is good, Ben ;)

Your father did a good thing with that box of stamps, didn't he?!

Happy collecting, and happy participation on Stampboards!

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Hello everyone, my name is Marco. I am an Italian boy who has recently discovered the world of stamps. I would like to know the world of postage stamps outside Italy. I like the old smell of the stamp cabinet!

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Hello All..

My name is Juan Lopito, I collect Imperial China and Hong Kong. Early stuff mainly.

I live in Spain.

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Hello.

My name is Kushalappa M.C, a 51 year old male. I collect British India related stamps and philatelic materials. I am from the southern part of India from a place called Mysore. I have been a stamp collector since the last 40 years or so.

I have newly registered myself here in Stampsboards.com though i was checking all the postings of interest from all the stalwarts in this site, since many years and have found it very useful.

I would like to know more from the members on new areas of interest which I am embarking on i.e., West India Essay 4 Annas.

Best Regards, Kushalappa

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Welcome to new Stampboards members —

Marco = Marcoalessio10 in San Pietro a Maida, Italy
— Discovering the world of stamps is embarking on a lifelong journey, and lifelong
learning and delight. Happy Days ...
Juan Lopito = 007eagleye somewhere in Spain
— Imperial China and early Hong Kong are challenging collecting subjects. If you learn
something of the language, that will enhance your appreciation of the collecting field...
Kushalappa M.C. = Kushalappa in Mysore, India
— Your specialised collecting subject is very specific. I hope you have access to enough
material. Change of subject: would you mind explaining a little more about the structure
of your name? Since it fits in with cultural conventions that many of us don't know much
about, it would be nice if you could enlighten us. A few weeks ago I added a post about
name conventions in another Stampboards thread:
https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=93774&start=36

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Welcome to all new members :D

Looking forward to reading your posts.
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Hi new to the stamp boards.
I am interested in completing as much as possible my late father- in-law's collection of aussie stamps.
The higher value ones are out of reach at present but looking for opportunities to sort and collect.
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Hello and welcome Nzstamper in Wellington, New Zealand.

Consider adding SPECIMEN overprinted stamps for those expensive high value items —
they should not be as expensive, typically, and are still genuine examples of the stamps
that you're missing.

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Hi everyone and thank you to the Mods for activating my account.

I have been collecting stamps for ages. Although I have tens of thousands of stamps, my real passion are covers and "real mail". My biggest sub-collection consists of modern registered covers worldwide, preferably with registration receipts (proof of posting). I also collect Falkland Islands modern-ish postal history, United Nations official and peacekeeping covers and Central African Republic post-independence postmarks.

I travel a lot and, when I do, am more likely to spend my days in exotic post offices than at the beach. My destinations have included many little-visited or difficult-to-reach countries. Many of my trips produce micro-collections of a few items that I cherish even if it is difficult to expand them further once I have left. So if you are a philatelist who is also a pirate on an outer island of Tuvalu, a monk on Mount Athos, or a Blue Helmet in Somalia please get in touch!

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Welcome to Stampboards Phila-Tourist.

We would all love to see some of your covers from hard-to-get-to places :D

Sometimes Stampboarders offer the sending of cards or covers from holidays in exotic places in small giveaways which are always very popular.

Unfortunately, I'm not a Pirate, Monk or Blue-Helm so I can't help you with that :lol: But, if you ever want a cover from not-so-exotic Germany I would be glad to send you one.
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Hi

Came across this forum and seemed really active so thought I would join.
I use to collect stamps when I was a child and remembering my uncle introducing me to it.

Any way rugby, beer and girls then got in the way and got forgotten all about.
Sadly my uncle died in jan suddenly and has now left us his HUGE stamp and coin collection.
Now I do know it’s not worth a fortune unless there is something special in the collection.
I have been going through and sorting through but it’s very daunting.

Have started to separate pre war also.

As we get close to coming out of lock down ide like to meet up with anybody locally for advise etc.

Thanks Darren, Cornwall
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Hello Darren = Wile e coyote in Saltash, Cornwall, England.

May I begin with a comment on the philatelic collection you've inherited. For many serious
collectors the real value of their collections is in the pleasure they get from the collections,
the knowledge, the challenges, the satisfaction, and the sharing of their pleasure with others
of similar interests. The financial dimension is not ignored, but plays a role subservient to
the pleasure which comes from building, understanding, organising and enjoying the collection.

That said, I would like to share some comments about the monetary value of a collection.

Obviously you will need to learn about stamp collecting and coin collecting if you are to
reach an educated understanding of the possible "market value" of your inherited collections.
A trap for beginners is to take a catalogue, and work through a collection locating the items
in the catalogue, and recording their catalogue value, with the aim of adding up the total and
expecting to sell the collection for that total amount.

A much more realistic approach, if you want to reach an estimate of market value of a stamp collection,
is to disregard any item with a "small" catalogue value (say, less than £5). For items catalogued at
more than that, assign an estimated value of 25% of the catalogue value. In other words, estimate
the possible value of the collection at 25% catalogue value of just the "better items" in the collection.
Then further discount the total, to allow for some of the"better items" having defects (short perforations,
thins, heavy cancels, etc), and be suspicious that some very high catalogue value items (if there are any)
could be forgeries!

That's the realistic view, so you won't be disappointed. On the other hand, if there are good stamps
on covers (not first day covers, but "real correspondence"), those covers could be worth multiple
times the catalogue value of the stamps on them — catalogues either ignore "on cover" values, or list very
generalised values for covers, without any attempt to consider condition or special features...

I hope those comments prove to be realistic and helpful.

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Hi roger
Thank you for your response
Yes I live in the real world and wouldn’t think about looking on eBay etc for valuations etc
I would like to try see what’s worth keeping and mounting nicely but getting my head around it all atm and running business, lacking time
Lots of country’s I’ve never heard of in the collection lol
Lots loose in envelopes
Some recent and on corners of envelopes which I’m not bothering atm
I’ll plod on and search through the forum for tips etc
Thanks Darren

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And I’ve now found an album of post cards
As if I have enough to do lol

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Hello! I am a Rookie in CO(lorado) at age 68 and am returning to collecting after a 25 year absence. I caught the collecting bug from a Sisters of Notre Dame Roman Catholic nun in 5th grade who was an avid collector, and taught me what little I really know about collecting. But she gave me a gift for a lifetime!

I am interested in both US and German stamps (my wife is from the Mosel River Valley in Germany) but I enjoy and collect worldwide stamps, not for their collection value, but because I learn history, culture and geography from them. I hope to impart this passion with stamps to my youngest grandchildren, hoping to broaden their understanding about the world. But right now, they really like to soak the paper backing off of old stamps thrown in a box for years!

Thanks for having me!
The Rookie in CO(lorado) at 68, USA

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Hello and welcome to rookieinCO68 in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA.

I would like to reiterate part of what I wrote for Darren = Wile e coyote, because I think it
reinforces your philatelic motivations.

"For many serious collectors the real value of their collections is in the pleasure they get from
the collections, the knowledge, the challenges, the satisfaction, and the sharing of their pleasure
with others of similar interests. The financial dimension is not ignored, but plays a role subservient
to the pleasure which comes from building, understanding, organising and enjoying the collection."

Happy collecting, to you and also to Darren!

/RogerE :D

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Thank you roger

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Hello everybody, My name is Albert and I am new to the forum, I live in sarnia Ontario ,I have been collecting for about 2 years now,,I am interested in collecting stamps from many countries,,my main focus is U.S.A, but have many stamps from GERMANY, AND FRANCE..I do own almost every U.S.A stamp printed in used multiple and quite a bit mints..I am so enjoying the hunt and studying that the phitalic hobby provides,,with that being said I am having a bit of a hard time finding a particular Franklin stamp / 1920-31 With a under 5 perf..any help and knowledge would be very welcomed,,thinkin its private vendor,,does have a waved cancel.. I Thank everyone in advance and hope to be involved in alot of posts and conversations in the future,,sincerely,,Albert...

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HalfpennyYellow wrote:
29 Jan 2021 20:14
albfar wrote:
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Hello, my main interest is Maltese Postal History, see https://fliphtml5.com/isbjv/llfg/basic for an example.
Stay safe.
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Welcome to Stampboards Albert! :D

I also collect Malta stamps, stationery and postal history, although recently I have been focusing more on revenues. I had previously come across your work on the bollo personale and I must say it's an excellent resource - it's clear that you put a lot of effort and research into it - well done!

There is a general thread about Malta here: https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=39371
Most of the posts are about stamps but it also covers postal history - feel free to contribute!
Many thanks for your kind words and the link.
Albert Farrugia PhD. a/Professor UWA. Philatelist and Postal Historian. Fairly harmless

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Welcome Albert = Savink in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada.

Your post almost had me confused with the adjacent post by Albert = albfar, from Macquarie Park, within Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Prince Albert, Lake Albert, Alberta, Roald Dahl's Albert Ross, ...

I'll need to mind my A's and B's to keep everything straight.

/RogerE :o

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RogerE wrote:
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Welcome Albert = Savink in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada.

Your post almost had me confused with the adjacent post by Albert = albfar, from Macquarie Park, within Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Prince Albert, Lake Albert, Alberta, Roald Dahl's Albert Ross, ...

I'll need to mind my A's and B's to keep everything straight.

/RogerE :o
Hi RogerE
I checked Albert names around me. Number 2 is a gun store :shock:
No, I didn't know, and I don't own guns.
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Welcome aboard all new members, by the way.

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Hello, all! Glad to be a member of this group/page!

I'm George Western, a Yank from sunny Florida USA. I've been collecting British Commonwealth for right at 50 years, and after having at one time collected GB, Ireland, and half the Commonwealth, I eventually settled down and narrowed my interests some years ago to pre-1952 Australia, Australian States, New Zealand, New Guinea, North West Pacific Islands, and Papua (NOT Papua-New Guinea). Within that, I collect the gamut, including earlier revenues, plate varieties, postal stationery, etc.

My philatelic "pedigree" includes having been active professionally as a dealer from the mid '70's to early 90's, managing a shop that specialized in US and British Commonwealth. I'm a past member of FSDA (Florida Stamp Dealers Association) and am a current, and long-time member (since the late 70's) of APS (American Philatelic Society).

Oh yeah...married (happily) for almost 45 years, two wonderful daughters, two grandsons, and a granddaughter!!

Looking forward to the conversations!!! Best to all!!!
George

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Welcome to Stampboards George.
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You gottem birds, butterflies, shells, maps, flags and heads on stamps ? Me wantem !

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