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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!!!
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Welcome to Stampboards George.
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Welcome to George Western = gwestern in Tampa, Florida, USA.

That was a very pleasant self-introduction, thanks George! I predict that we can look forward
to more enjoyable posts from you, in some of your favourite threads...

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Hello all ... Albert here, new to the forum, and about 2 years into collecting stamps. I live in sarnia Ontario and my main interest is U.S.A stamps of with I have almost every mainstream stamps in multiples.

Also have stamps from about 15 countries,,also currently working on Germany and France and so far loving the hobby and the hunt,,on that topic for an opener I have a 20s 1c Franklin with a very odd under 5 perforation that I can't seem to track down

I thank you all in advance for the knowledge I'm sure to gain in many discussions ... cheers

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Hello! I am Evan Marks and i have been a stamp collector for about 55 years.

I am a member of the Hollywood stamp club in Florida and also an APS member.

I also belong to the PSS and the AAMS.

I collect US stamps and covers and WW to 1959.

I look forward to meeting my fellow philatelists.

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Welcome Savink and Ponso1! We look forward to your contributions. :D
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Hello All,

I am a collector from India mainly dealing with India States including errors and forgeries,Air Mail,Flight covers,Postal stationary.I am a member of Lko Philatelic Society and I am working presently on Indian states forgeries,postmarks/cancellations and I expect much help over here since the topics of discussions here are certainly advance ones.

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Hello and welcome to mukaram in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.

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I am guessing that Lko = Lucknow Philatelic Society — is that correct?

Yes, this thread has many advanced contributors, so should prove to be a great resource
for your collecting interests.

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Hi All,

New here, I'm from England, in England, I'm not a big collector, but I collect the following:-

Mainly UK, all covers
Letters from 1800
Mulready envelopes
Penny blacks, two penny blues, penny reds, singles, doubles stamps
Various types of mail, rocket, boat, bicycle, balloon etc

Started a collection of 1977 Australia Silver Jubilee covers.
I have various signed covers too.

I don't go into the details about the stamps themselves, perforations, glue type etc etc.
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Regards, and stay safe
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Hi Everyone,
I've been watching stampboard for a while. Now decided to join :D

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Hello and welcome desmond_maughan in Redditch, Worcestershire, UK.

You report having "started a collection of 1977 Australia Silver Jubilee covers". I would respectfully
suggest that taking a more international perspective would lead to description/s which will be
clearer to a wider cross-section of readers.
A Silver Jubilee marks a 25th anniversary, also known as a quadranscentennial anniversary. The anniversary celebrations can be of a wedding anniversary, the 25th year of a monarch's reign or anything that has completed a 25-year mark.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver_jubilee
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.<br />Cayman Ilslands, 1935: Silver Jubilee of reign of KGV
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Cayman Ilslands, 1935: Silver Jubilee of reign of KGV


Many stamp collectors immediately associate "Silver Jubilee" with the 1935 omnibus British Colonies
stamp sets celebrating 25 years of the reign of King George V.

There are many Silver Jubilees/25th anniversaries. If you're American or Russian, for example,
"1977 Silver Jubilee" would not immediately suggest the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. 1977 was the
Silver Jubilee of the Conquest of Mt Everest. Indeed, it was the 25th anniversary of the following 1953
world events:
• U.S. and North Korea sign armistice ending the Korean War.
• Marshal Tito is elected president of Yugoslavia.
• Josef Stalin dies.
• Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain is crowned.
• USSR explodes a hydrogen bomb.
• Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Norgay are the first to climb Mt. Everest.

So, if I may, I would suggest you consider using a description such as "Australian 1977 commemoratives
for the Silver Jubilee of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II". Here's an Australian philatelic/numismatic souvenir
for the commemoration, and a New Zealand cover for the same commemoration:

.<br />Australia, 1977: Philatelic/numismatic souvenir, privately produced,<br />commemorating Silver Jubilee of reign of QEII
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Australia, 1977: Philatelic/numismatic souvenir, privately produced,
commemorating Silver Jubilee of reign of QEII
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.<br />New Zealand, 1977: Special Commemorative Cover,<br />Silver Jubilee of reign of QEII
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New Zealand, 1977: Special Commemorative Cover,
Silver Jubilee of reign of QEII
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I hope you find these comments constructive and helpful.

/RogerE :D

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Hi,

Respectively, I think your comments are a bit overboard.
Regards, and stay safe
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Hi there, I have been a collector since I was 11 and after a hiatus of some decades am looking at getting back into it. My focus when younger was the Indian states, feudatory especially, though I have plenty of odds and ends and am thinking of branching out. I will have a number of questions about preservation, curation, and counterfeits. Thank you!

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desmond_maughan wrote:
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Hi,

Respectively, I think your comments are a bit overboard.
Well, please don't hold it against Stampboards, which is a welcoming chatboard.
The comments are down to me only, just a personal response...

/RogerE :D

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Paddyoreily wrote:
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Hello all members.

My name is Paddy, I have been collecting stamps since the late 1970's.
I specialize in Irish stamps especially anything unusual like major errors, Irish free state overprints.

I joined this platform to try get some contacts, possibly get help filling in gaps in parts of my collection

hope to chat you all of you soon

stay safe and happy collecting

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Hello Paddy, This is David here. I also focus on Irish Stamps and any related Irish Postal History. I am a newbie and have been collecting for about a year. however, I am starting to acquire some knowledge on the background to the issues. it would be nice to share quieries and info starting with this......how to distinguish clearly the KGV Red and Carmine overprints 1922 (Dollard types 4d & 9d) I have several of both types with varying shades but can´t make up my mind where to place them in the album. Happy collecting. David

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Hi everyone

Boxes of my husband's late Grandmother's stamp collection has been sitting untouched for over a decade inside one of our cupboards.
A few months ago I paged through one of the album's...... eversince I have neglected any unnecessary commitments sleep included!
I have taken great pleasure in sorting through boxes filled with envelopes of mixed stamps from various countries around the globe.
Stampboard has often appeared in my searches and has been of great assistance in my attempts to gain some form of clarity and understanding on certain stamps and the overwhelming information each one comes with.
I look forward to learning and partaking in this forum with thousands of individuals I now share a common interest with.

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Hi Snizzles77,

Welcome to Stampboards! :)

It's always nice to hear that someone develops an interest in stamp collecting, after trying to make sense of a collection that was left behind for relatives. :D

Was your husband's grandmother a worldwide collector? Or, did she just collect a few countries?

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Hello all from Italy,

came to know your opinion about few stamps found in inherited collection. I already thanks anyone contributing and congratulate to the community.

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Hi Everyone,

I started collecting GB stamps a few years ago buy designing my own pages for the GB four kings era, and purchasing stamps here and there.

Unfortunately, due to a few reasons, am looking to sell my collection and was looking for some advice.

I've spent around £6.5k on my GB four kings era stamps, virtually all MNH, apart from a couple of LMM from places like BB stamps, Rush stamps, Mark Bloxham, Elstree etc. and ebay.

I don't have may high value issues but do have a few seahorses.

Plan is to go to a dealer for a private treaty price and was wondering, what was a very rough guide / price to accept for them. Was thinking about 50% of what I have paid £6.5k. Appreciate this is not easy to price but just looking for a rough price to keep me right.

Secondly, was thinking of using Sandafayre, would that be a good choice.

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Hi Roger,

I have a copies of the 4th and 8th editions. I have found the 4th edition particularly useful and the valuations are very close to market prices of today

Cheers

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Hi all

My name is Gary, I have been collecting stamps on and off as an amateur for a number of years, main interests are GB overprints (including the GB sets themselves), HK & India.

Started due to lockdown to learn a more in-depth knowledge activity related to my interests such as shades, volumes, etc...

Looking forward to learning more from this forum :)

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Welcome to Stampboards Gary.
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Hey All

My Name is Per, I have Collected stamps since I was very young and that must be for 51 years now. I live in Denmark and is specialiced in Danish stamps before 1934, mainly the Chr. X types.
I like to read about stamps and must admit I collect most of the world.

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Welcome Per

DK_09022021 wrote:
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Hey All

My Name is Per, I have Collected stamps since I was very young and that must be for 51 years now. I live in Denmark and is specialiced in Danish stamps before 1934, mainly the Chr. X types.
I like to read about stamps and must admit I collect most of the world.

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i am Congo and just getting started.I am 59 semi retired.I came here for knowledge.Ebay varies so much you never know the truth.WhenI get permission to post and ask questions I have an1851 to 1856 blue franklin with no perfs.I cant find a match.
Any way i absorb info like a sponge so whatever you want me to learn I will.I noticed all post are 2007 i hope you are :roll: still up and running in 2021.

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Welcome congored, nice to have you on board. This is a great place to get your questions answered, as there are members from all over the world, with different interests and areas of expertise. Have fun! :D

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desmond_maughan wrote:
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Hi,

Respectively, I think your comments are a bit overboard.
Hi Desmond,

Please don't be put off. You can collect what you like, how you like, when you like and you will find like minded collectors on Stampboards.

It is a friendly community - but with any collecting some folk tend to get a bit obsessive and sometimes forget their manners. We can't expect everyone to conform to our ways!

BigSaint, one of the heavyweights on Stampboards, collects various Australian fdc's (and others such as the US J F Kennedy commemoration stamp). He's not happy with one, he wants every different cancellation he can find.

Welcome to Stampboards.

Best wishes,

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congored wrote:
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i am Congo and just getting started.I am 59 semi retired.I came here for knowledge.Ebay varies so much you never know the truth.WhenI get permission to post and ask questions I have an1851 to 1856 blue franklin with no perfs.I cant find a match.
Any way i absorb info like a sponge so whatever you want me to learn I will.I noticed all post are 2007 i hope you are :roll: still up and running in 2021.
Welcome Congo,

Stampboards is still up and running in 2021! We recently celebrated the 7,000,000th post to the board.

Best wishes,

Les
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DK_09022021 wrote:
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Hey All

My Name is Per, I have Collected stamps since I was very young and that must be for 51 years now. I live in Denmark and is specialiced in Danish stamps before 1934, mainly the Chr. X types.
I like to read about stamps and must admit I collect most of the world.
Welcome Per,

I think most collectors, even the ones who specialise, are still prone to be whole world collectors - especially when they see a stamp or cover outside their area of specialisation which they like or which piques their interest somehow.

Best wishes,

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Maund2437 wrote:
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Hi all

My name is Gary, I have been collecting stamps on and off as an amateur for a number of years, main interests are GB overprints (including the GB sets themselves), HK & India.

Started due to lockdown to learn a more in-depth knowledge activity related to my interests such as shades, volumes, etc...

Looking forward to learning more from this forum :)

Warm regards
Gary
Welcome Gary,

I'm sure you'll learn more. There is a wealth of information on this forum.

Best wishes,

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Hello to all,
My name is Bob and have just recently revived interest in our stamp collection which started in the mid-sixties.
One surprise has been the realisation, that the collection has been hidden away in a cupboard for something like thirty years. Last additions seem to have been around mid-eighties.
Our early collecting, was Elizabethan issues but looking at what I've pulled out of the cupboard, we can see that this range is too wide. It will probably take forever to prune down to what we'd like to focus on.
Namely GB, South Africa and Colonial Central Africa—the Rhodesians, Swaziland, Basutoland and East Africa.
I have stumbled on this site, finding the riveting tutorial on early South African issues.Now, like others, our South Africans will have to be re-programmed.
Attached are a couple of pages from one of our albums.
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Hi,my handle is congored.I am in the same boat.I thought the family through all the stamps away but they just didnt want me to have them.Its amazing after 30 years they forgot about the stamps and now I have them and I think I have a few good ones.
Of course this puts me in the deep end of the pool.
The stamp I am interested in is a franklin blue no perfs 1 cent attached to a letter from hartford insurance1856.If anyone here is familiar with that early series of stamps I could e-mail a copy and let you look at it.I also have a bunch of 1 and 2 cent franklin and washingtons.I wont live long enough to check them all

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letrabob wrote:
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Hello to all,
My name is Bob and have just recently revived interest in our stamp collection which started in the mid-sixties.
One surprise has been the realisation, that the collection has been hidden away in a cupboard for something like thirty years. Last additions seem to have been around mid-eighties.
Our early collecting, was Elizabethan issues but looking at what I've pulled out of the cupboard, we can see that this range is too wide. It will probably take forever to prune down to what we'd like to focus on.
Namely GB, South Africa and Colonial Central Africa—the Rhodesians, Swaziland, Basutoland and East Africa.
I have stumbled on this site, finding the riveting tutorial on early South African issues.Now, like others, our South Africans will have to be re-programmed.
Attached are a couple of pages from one of our albums.ImageImage
Welcome Bob,

Enjoy your re-discovered hobby and hopefully you'll find a lot more relevant (and sometimes not so relevant) information on Stampboards to encourage and assist you.

Best wishes,

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Well I did not receive a Welcome email when I registered, just an email confirming I was registered. So having discovered I should have started here, here goes.

My mother was a collector of GB and I started collecting as a child. She passed on her collection to me about 20 years ago and it contained a few unplated Penny Blacks. I decided that I would try and learn how to plate them, bought various books and joined the Mulready forum and became hooked on GB Line Engraved issues and these are my main collection. Along the way I became interested in London Postal History, the Victorian London District Post in particular has become a second major collection

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SteveBUK wrote:
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Well I did not receive a Welcome email when I registered, just an email confirming I was registered. So having discovered I should have started here, here goes.

My mother was a collector of GB and I started collecting as a child. She passed on her collection to me about 20 years ago and it contained a few unplated Penny Blacks. I decided that I would try and learn how to plate them, bought various books and joined the Mulready forum and became hooked on GB Line Engraved issues and these are my main collection. Along the way I became interested in London Postal History, the Victorian London District Post in particular has become a second major collection
Welcome Steve,

Sometimes Stampboards must seem like an clip from Grumpy Old Men (or women) - maybe the powers that be should introduce a policy of only issuing friendly reprimands until you reach 10 posts!

That's unlikely!

I might get a reprimand for suggesting it!

It wouldn't be the first (reprimand).

Enjoy Stampboards,

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European, about to do a PhD on the brain's basis of collecting. This led me here where I started sharing a project I have been working on based on a new catalog numbering system associated to an AI using tensorflow to recognize and match heavily canceled stamps.

I saw this username in world of warcraft from someone that was in our raid group and decided to appropriate it here.
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Lots of tech terminology in that self-introduction by Nakaniko.

I did some searching to try to understand the reference to a "raid group".
I think I'm still fairly mystified, but here are some basics, which might be
helpful for some other Stampboarders...


What does RAID stand for?
Duncan Haughey wrote: The acronym RAID stands for Risks, Assumptions, Issues and Dependencies.

A RAID log is one of the easiest and most effective tools you can create for your project.

It is a good idea to create a RAID log at the start of each project so you can track anything impacting you now or in the future. Keep your log up-to-date through weekly reviews and team meetings.

Risks: Events that will have an adverse impact on your project if they occur. Risk refers to the combined likelihood the event will occur and the impact on the project if it does occur. If the likelihood of the event happening and impact to the project are both high, you identify the event as a risk. The log includes descriptions of each risk, full analysis and a plan to mitigate them.
Assumptions: Any factors that you are assuming to be in place that will contribute to the successful result of your project. The log includes details of the assumption, the reason it is assumed, and the action needed to confirm whether the assumption is valid.
Issues: Something that is going wrong on your project and needs managing. Failure to manage issues may result in a poor delivery or even complete failure. The log includes descriptions of each issue, its impact, its seriousness and actions needed to contain and remove it.
Dependencies Any event or work that are either dependent on the result of your project, or on which your project will be dependent. The log captures whom you are dependent on, what they should deliver and when. It may also include who is dependent on you.
Act swiftly and decisively to deal with any risks or issues identified. Check your assumptions are valid and understand your dependencies.
https://www.projectsmart.co.uk/raid-log.php
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How RAID groups work
The purpose of a RAID group is to provide parity protection from data loss across its included disks.

A RAID group consists of one or more data disks, across which client data is striped and stored, plus one or two parity disks. RAID4 uses one parity disk to ensure data recoverability if one disk fails within the RAID group. RAID-DP uses two parity disks to ensure data recoverability even if two disks within the RAID group fail.
https://documents.uow.edu.au/~blane/netapp/ontap/smg/provisi ... roups.html
Nakaniko, perhaps you would care to add some "simplified" remarks for our benefit,
as a bridge between the tech quotes I added here and the remarks in your post ;) Thanks!

/RogerE :D

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This was not a tech quote. I suspect you just are not an online gamer which is cool so here are some details.
I mentioned World of Warcraft. A raid group is a group in a mmo game that goes on a raid. Raid: a hostile or predatory incursion. When you play a massive multiplayer game there is usually a game option called Raiding where people get into a single group to enter a dungeon and go on a 'raid' to 'raid' the monsters within the dungeon. Here is a video showing what raids are https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQfWto_5Hnw

This has nothing to do with the redundant array of disk used in backing up data and I am not sure how that made sense to you with all due respect.
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Nakaniko wrote:
06 Mar 2021 02:43
This was not a tech quote. I suspect you just are not an online gamer which is cool so here are some details.
I mentioned World of Warcraft. A raid group is a group in a mmo game that goes on a raid. Raid: a hostile or predatory incursion. When you play a massive multiplayer game there is usually a game option called Raiding where people get into a single group to enter a dungeon and go on a 'raid' to 'raid' the monsters within the dungeon. Here is a video showing what raids are https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQfWto_5Hnw

This has nothing to do with the redundant array of disk used in backing up data and I am not sure how that made sense to you with all due respect.
Sometimes people read too much into a post, especially an introductory one.

Of course you could have just not mention where you got your user name from, but where is the fun in that? You might find other people who play WoW.

But.... if you capitalise and explain what abbreviations are, ie Artificial Intelligence (for instance 'AI' looks like a non-capitalised AL in a sans-serif font and it always fools me in news reports!) it might help. And of course it should be World of Warcraft.

Had you done that then your critic would have recognised that 'raid' was an incursion, rather than RAID which he went to all that unnecessary trouble to look up and write about :lol: :lol: :lol:

But what, pray, is 'tensorflow'?
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Hi all! I'm a brand new member, based in Oakland, CA, and during the pandemic I've reawakened a love for stamps that has been dormant for a few decades! I've been filling in some gaps mainly with US stamps but am also getting reacquainted with non-US stamps and looking to expand that greatly. Glad to join this party!

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A warm welcome to all recent new members

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Hi, I'm Colin from the North West coast of England.

I bought my first album in about 1981, collected everything & anything for 3 or 4 years, and then 'lost' my album in the loft/attic of my childhood home. Six house moves later the stamps always followed me, were stored away, and for the last few years were boxed away in my garden shed (I can visualise many of you shaking your head in despair as I type)!

My other main interests have been ultra-marathon running and 'collecting' beer; having drunk nearly 3000 different beers from 90 countries. Sadly, age has put an end to my running & Covid has affected the supply of new beers.

Despite the mistreatment my stamp collection is in remarkably good condition. There is no theme to my collection at present, but I am looking to purchase more pre-1920s stamps. I had several stamps that I was unable to identify but Google searches always bought me to this forum. I'm going to spend a few days browsing the numerous threads before I annoy everyone my asking 'Do you know what this stamp is'?

I hope you are all safe & well.

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Welcome sandgrounder! Welcome back to stamp collecting.

Good thinking, to have a good look around the various threads. And don't forget to practice posting images on this thread first! "Test and post your images direct onto June 2020 NEW Stampboards."

https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?p=6590614#p6590614

And a word of advice - when you click on "Board Index" and it opens, only click on the dark blue wording and not on the white.

Have fun! :D
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Welcome to Stampboards sandgrounder! :)
sandgrounder wrote:... having drunk nearly 3000 different beers from 90 countries.
I think that this is a lot of beer. I hope you did not drink all of it at one sitting??? ;)

Anyway, out of those 3000 different beers can you name your top five favourite beers?

But to be more serious, are you still collecting everything or have you decided to focus on a subject/s or country/countries?

Whatever you decide, enjoy your collecting adventure! :)
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Hello all,

My name is Greg from North Sioux City, SD. I've been an "off-and-on" stamp collector since about 1972. For the most part I collect pre-1945 Iceland stamps and enjoy looking for the more elusive Town, Crown, Numeral and Bridge cancels of Iceland.

I've always been a collector and in the past collected sports cards (which was a disaster), comic books, quality knives, and stamps. At one time I had a very enviable knife collection - sadly all but gone now. At present concentrating on my stamps and in the near future will be looking at selling my comic book collection.

I am a Navy veteran - did a stint back in the mid-80's on a submarine out of Pearl Harbor.

Most of my working life has been involved with computers. My first computer was a Commodore 64 SE (looked like a suitcase) back around 1983 or so. Then worked with computers at college and did tech support for Gateway (when they were around here).

My username is a word-play of my middle name which is "Zayne".

I enjoy long walks on the beach.... (uhhhh no, sorry, that was a different forum) :)

Currently going through a worldwide collection I picked up about 20 years ago so will probably need some help identifying some of those stamps. But, that's the fun part isn't it! Delving into the unknown!

Looking forward to some interesting reading here. If I can help anyone with pre-1945 Iceland, just let me know. I'm not an expert but will help where I can.

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Welcome to Stampboards Greg! :)

So, do you only collect Iceland? OR, Have you become a worldwide collector ever since you started going through the acquired worldwide collection?

Enjoy the board!


P.S. Commodore 64 SE was also my first computer. Ah, do you remember the floppy disk?
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My first was the ZX81, that I seem to remember used cassettes? I actually still have an unopened Floppy Disk somewhere, must be almost an antique now :lol:

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Mine was also a Commodore 64 and I can remember using a cassette tape with it.

Welcome Greg
AMark wrote:
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Welcome to Stampboards Greg! :)

So, do you only collect Iceland? OR, Have you become a worldwide collector ever since you started going through the acquired worldwide collection?

Enjoy the board!


P.S. Commodore 64 SE was also my first computer. Ah, do you remember the floppy disk?

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Philexx wrote:
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My first was the ZX81, that I seem to remember used cassettes? I actually still have an unopened Floppy Disk somewhere, must be almost an antique now :lol:

Welcome to Stampboards Greg and all other new members :D
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