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Greetings João Tiago = j-tiago in Brazil [city?]

Welcome to Stampboards.
Your chosen topics are popular ones.
So, how many years have you been collecting‽ ;)

/RogerE :D

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HI fellow philatelists!!
A pleasure to be here and many thanks for accepting me!!

I am an Indian and a student of Indian Army WW2 Postal History and look forward on learning from all the Pro here!! I also collect Indian Army Postal Service Special covers.

Look forward to many engaging and interesting conversations and lots of learning.

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    Varun wrote:
    04 Apr 2021 04:41
    HI fellow philatelists!!
    A pleasure to be here and many thanks for accepting me!!

    I am an Indian and a student of Indian Army WW2 Postal History and look forward on learning from all the Pro here!! I also collect Indian Army Postal Service Special covers.

    Look forward to many engaging and interesting conversations and lots of learning.

    Varun Khanna
    Hi Varun! :D
    Welcome!
    I usually collect coins and banknotes, but when it comes to stamps with owls or postage stamps issued by fantastic, self-proclaimed, micronations and virtual states (Seborga, Lundy, Hutt River, Wirtland and others), then this is what I need.

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    Post by Battyrat »

    Wishing all our new members a big warm hearty welcome to Stampboards. :D
    Loves to collect Lundy Island and 12 miles as straight as the Puffin flies South East another little island called England.

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    Hello and welcome to Varun Khanna = Varun in Bangalore = Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.
    We can't quite see you on the map, but Google has added a pointer for us :D

    Bengaluru = ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು
    .
    Bangalore = Bengaluru = ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು
    Bangalore = Bengaluru = ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು
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    Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
    Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
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    Your collecting interests are quite specialised. I hope you will share some images from your collection,
    from time to time, and give us the benefit of your understanding of this field. :D

    /RogerE :D

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    Post by j-tiago »

    RogerE wrote:
    04 Apr 2021 02:32
    Greetings João Tiago = j-tiago in Brazil [city?]

    Welcome to Stampboards.
    Your chosen topics are popular ones.
    So, how many years have you been collecting‽ ;)

    /RogerE :D
    Greetings RogerE :) :) ,
    Thank you so much!!

    I live in the city of Manaus in the state of Amazonas.

    I have collected stamps for 27 years. A fantastic world. :!: :!:

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    Thanks for the follow-up post, João Tiago = j-tiago in Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil :D

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    Post by Number-O-Ne »

    j-tiago wrote:
    05 Apr 2021 11:28

    I live in the city of Manaus in the state of Amazonas.
    Manaus was hit very badly by COVID. It probably has one of the highest mortality numbers in the world. I hope you're OK.

    Welcome aboard

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    Hi, I’m Jos a plumber (56 years old) from Amsterdam.
    Just got hooked on stamps again since I bought a few on a flee market 2 years ago but I have had a interest for them throughout my life.
    I collect mainly Persia/Iran, classics and stamps of revolutions.

    Greetings
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    Hello and welcome Jos = JozZz in Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Persia/Iran is an interesting collecting field. I think there are reprints of early issues on the market.
    Can you distinguish originals from reprints?

    /RogerE :D

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    Hello there,

    I am new here. You can call me Ox. Since a young age, I like to collect things that I find interesting, rare, valuable. That's how I started collecting rare coins, banknotes. This have brought a curse upon me of hoarding rare items and never selling them.

    Now, I managed to get my hands on some old postage stamps and I wanted to find community to understand how postage stamp collecting works. Currently I have some postage stamps from around the globe . My goal, as I think you've already guessed it, is to figure it out postage stamp collecting.

    I hope that we'll get along and find some interesting topics to discuss.

    Ox

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    Welcome OxS759 to Stampboards! You can call me Piggy. :lol:
    Searching for musical instruments, Lions International, Rotary International, the sport of cricket, non-rectangular stamps, and PIGS. OINK!

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    Good evening to everybody!
    I'm Guido, i live in Italy and i work as a doctor in a transfusion center in Savigliano (Piedmont).
    I am interested in European papermoney (particularly Italy, France, Spain and Portugal) and "Blood donation" stamps.

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    SRDtimbre wrote:
    31 Mar 2021 20:52
    Hello, I live in Scotland and and mainly interested in post-independence African stamps. I'm very much a newbie, and have lots of questions . thanks for the add! :D
    Welcome fellow Dunedian and all other new Members. You will see many irritating posts from myself on this Board!

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    Welcome to new Stampboarders:

    OxS759[ in Lithuania [town?]
    Guido77[ in Saviglianio, Piedmont, Italy

    We are glad to have you with us :D

    And I promise that OldDuffer1 is mostly harmless ;)
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    /RogerE :D

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    RogerE wrote:
    07 Apr 2021 03:43
    Welcome to new Stampboarders:

    OxS759[ in Lithuania [town?]
    Guido77[ in Saviglianio, Piedmont, Italy

    We are glad to have you with us :D

    And I promise that OldDuffer1 is mostly harmless ;)
    .
    /RogerE :D
    OldDuffer1 does occasionally sneak up on you unawares and steal in front of you when you're hunting for post boxes ... but other than that he is a very helpful and knowledgeable member of Stampboards.
    Our days are happier when we give people a bit of our heart rather than a piece of our mind!

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    Post by Norway-stampinator »

    Hi everyone,

    I am from Norway and glad to be part of this massive online global stamp community!
    I collect Norway, Ukraine, Hungary, Italy etc.

    Best wishes!

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    Hi Norway-stampinator,

    Welcome to Stampboards!

    You said that you collect: Norway, Ukraine, Hungary, Italy, etc...

    Please let us know what the etc., countries or topics are. :)

    In the meantime, read, browse, post and enjoy! :)
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    Hello and welcome Norway-stampinator :D

    Your avatar lighthouse photo is lovely.

    I guess you live in Norway, but you didn't actually say. More info?

    /RogerE :D

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    Post by Ubobo.R.O. »

    Check out Arendal, Norway Roger.
    Full time horse non-whisperer, post box searcher and lichen covered granite rock percher. Gee I'm handsome !
    You gottem birds, butterflies, shells, maps, flags and heads on stamps ? Me wantem !

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    Post by Number-O-Ne »

    Ubobo.R.O. wrote:
    07 Apr 2021 11:20
    Check out Arendal, Norway Roger.
    Yep. Quite a bit in the South 🌴🌴, for Norway.

    Turns out the location of the movie Frozen was loosely based on Arendal.

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    Ubobo.R.O. wrote:
    07 Apr 2021 11:20
    Check out Arendal, Norway Roger.
    I've added a relevant post at
    https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=90529&p=7183393#p7183393

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    Post by webntweb »

    Hi everybody,

    I live in UK. I used to collect GB and British Commonwealth. I sold my collection when I retired.

    A friends grandson (11) has been left a large collection of world stamps and they have asked me to help him with them.

    He seems interested so I thought I would join your forum for advice on anything I come across that is beyond by knowledge.

    best regards
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    Hello,

    I am new here and interested in all varieties and plates of the George VI Victory omnibus issue of all Commonwealth territories and plate blocks of the Elizabeth II 1953 coronation omnibus issue.

    CJ

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    Welcome to webntweb in Manchester, UK
    and cjw283 in Bradford, UK.

    Two quite different collecting "levels" representing what motivates each of you.
    The specialised subjects for CJ will no doubt find fellow specialist interest on
    Stampboards.

    On the other hand, it might be that webnt has to resist being too specialised
    in order to mentor an 11 year old. Do your best to find out what interests the
    11 year old by asking him (rather than asking his parents!). If you give some
    insight into the possibility of collecting stamps that are all about a particular
    topic, and the fun of learning more about the topic from the stamps, that
    might turn out to be a fruitful direction for an 11 year old beginner...
    (For over a decade I acted as a mentor for groups of children in that kind of
    age range. It was topical/subject collecting that caught the imagination of
    most of them. Some also got interested in having a least one stamp from
    as many different countries as possible. Both approaches are "road tested"
    for this age group.)

    /RogerE :D

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    I am from England living last 10 years in Scotland. My main collection is Great Britain Queen Victoria 1840-1901 - using the Stanley Gibbons Catalog Number - also Fiscals, Inland Revenue & Customs stamps of the era. Have been collecting for over 50 years -

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    Welcome aboard GSB! I'd love to see some scans of your collection!

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    Hello everyone!
    I’ve been a lurker here for quite a while and I am absolutely fascinated with the quality of discussions and the breadth of knowledge that is shared here every day. I have already learned a lot from reading those and I hope to learn even more by actively participating.
    I would say that I am long overdue and happy to have finally registered!

    My primary area of interest are perfins (pretty much worldwide but with focus on Eastern and Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand). Through perfins, and with no small influence of this very board, I have recently developed an interest in Australia KGV issue and I think I am falling down this rabbit hole quite fast now... ;)

    As mentioned above, I have benefited tremendously from the collective knowledge shared here and now I hope to “pay it back” by sharing some of my own. I look forward to interesting discussions with “y’all”!
    Always happy to buy or exchange perfins (small lots, bulk lots, collections, covers - anything welcome!). PM me for details.

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    Hello all

    I live in Canberra, Australia, and am a world collector, with a focus on British Commonwealth countries like Australia, GB, NZ etc. The good thing about being a world collector is that you'll always find something to interest you when you're at a stamp market or looking at circuit books. (That's also the bad thing!)

    I'll never be the kind of collector who enters an exhibit at exhibitions, because I don't think I'll ever specialise in any one area - although who knows? But I get a huge amount of enjoyment from collecting, like most of the members of this forum, I'm sure. I've been very impressed by the willingness of members of this forum to share information, and the huge amount of information available on the forum, and look forward to learning much more, and maybe contributing where possible.

    Cheers
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    Welcome to PerfinGuy in Wrocław, Poland.

    My wife and I had a memorable stay of about a week in Wrocław just a few years ago.
    A good friend of mine vacated his apartment temporarily so we could stay in it for
    our visit. We sampled a new piece of culture in Wrocław each day we were there —
    the tiny gnome statues, the locomotive heading skywards, the Racławice Panorama,
    the museum, the university, the Wrocław Cathedral...

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    Enjoy your wonderful city! We loved it...

    /RogerE :D

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    Hello Tweezers in Canberra, Australia.

    Your worldwide stamp collecting is just what stamp collecting was for many of us when we started out.
    The only reason we pull back to more constrained/focussed collecting is that there are just too many
    world issues to keep up with, and it's overwhelming if you have a "completeness bug" in your collecting
    motivation. On the other hand, if you have a "collecting what I like" orientation, there are always new
    additions waiting for your collection in every stamp fair and every circuit book, so that's great...

    Here's a suggestion. Between being a "solo/private collector" and a "specialist" there is the "social collector"
    dimension of philately, which I recommend. Find one or two stamp clubs/societies in your area (there are
    several in ACT), visit them for a couple of meetings, find one that suits your personal style/preferences,
    and become a regular member. Sooner or later you will get a chance to exhibit a few pages of your stamps
    or covers or other philatelic items (show and tell session; members' display night; annual club competition;
    selected pages on a topic starting with "C"; etc). You will find that gradually you build the experience for
    writing up a few pages of nice items to show others. You will discover that it's not only pleasant to share
    your enjoyment of those items with others, you actually also learn more about them as you work on the
    write up, and you will identify other items you would like to add to that part of your collection so that
    next time you show pages from it you will have a more rounded or more in-depth version of the subject
    to show... All that is much below the formality and specialised level of entering in an exhibition, but being
    a "social collector" is a very satisfying level stamp collecting. The "solo/private collector" misses out on this.

    By the way, browsing on Stampboards, and adding an occasional post, is also an available dimension in becoming a happy "social collector". Look, you've already started ;)

    /RogerE :D

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    Hi

    My name is Dan, I'm from Bucharest, Romania.

    I'm 42 years old and I have been collecting stamps since I was 10 years old.
    I enjoy collecting all kind of stamps:

    - all world - 19th century and early 20th century
    - Commonwealth stamps
    - modern era stamps, but I like to be used
    - some envelope (censored/army mails), forgeries and errors (especially printing errors)

    Also I sell my extra stamps, but not in "business way"...in daily life I'm a programmer.

    I'm happy to join this forum, is full of knowledge and I hope that I will also contribute something or at least be able to read everything that is here. :)

    One of my wishes is to be able to gather as much information about stamps as possible, to organize them in a site and to be accessible to everyone...a lot of information is lost... :(

    But now it's just a dream...work and family keep me busy all the time, in a pleasant way.

    Have a nice day and I will be around ! :D

    Cheers

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    A warm welcome to KniFFe :) I look forward to seeing your posts.
    Red.

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    Hello and welcome Dan = KniFFe in Bucharest, Romania.

    A KniFFe would be good at "cutting through", wouldn't it‽

    Your vision of having all stamp information organised in a fully accessible form is
    evidently something you've decided is unrealistic... Stampboards is a fine sort of
    actual collection of philatelic information/knowledge. It's practical because you
    can use the search box at the top right corner of the page, and it works very
    well. I like the maxim: The perfect is the enemy of the good.
    I think it applies here, don't you‽

    /RogerE :D

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    Over time I have found a lot of valuable information that is no longer accessible.

    And I'm not the only one. I'm sure many of us make a copy of the site, make excel files, prints, etc. for this reason ... many pages disappear after a while. I am referring to this type of information.

    And like I said, it's just a dream for now, so don't take my dream! : D

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    Post by Crowsnestidaho »

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    ;) This post will be one closer getting off the newbies. Having just turned another year younger as we elderly prefer to jest. I find myself doing those things I used to only dream of doing.

    My Worldwide collection increased when I assisted a small dealer organization her loose stamps and when I was to take them back her shop was gone and so was she.

    So I now have surplus of surplus stamps and living in rural Idaho in the USA few ways of dispersal. Also my OCD ( obsessive compulsive disorder) tells me to hold on while my better half (wife) tells me to reduce what I have due to my ripening age.

    Dilemma, Dilemma after Dilemma. Life is so fun. But I babble so I will end this one the sage’s advice.
    Keep on Keeping on.

    Wishing everyone the best in these uncertain times.

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    KniFFe wrote:
    12 Apr 2021 10:11

    ...in daily life I'm a programmer.
    Very interesting. I thought computer programmers do not like to collect/study stamps at all except collect e-books of various technologies to read :) . I am also a computer programmer who has the same passion like you but only specializing Ceylon and Sri Lanka from 1857 to to-date.... :) :) :)

    Welcome aboard KniFFe and all new members !!!

    Best wishes,
    Chandi
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    Crowsnestidaho wrote:
    13 Apr 2021 04:49

    Also my OCD ( obsessive compulsive disorder) tells me to hold on while my better half (wife) tells me to reduce what I have due to my ripening age.

    Don
    :lol: :lol: :lol:
    Sounds just like the "discussions" in my house. My standard reply is that my hobby is currently collecting stamps and my hobby after I retire in 2-3 years will be selling stamps. :D
    Collecting mainly mint Portugal & colonies, World Cup soccer, astronomy & space exploration, fauna, transport, lighthouses and orchids

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    :cry: This has been going on for years. I see no reason to change at this point.

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    I am experiencing deja vu like I was just learning computers years ago. Just tried uploading an image and can not locate it except on my phone. Sometimes technology is complicating our lives while also improving them.

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    Crowsnestidaho wrote:
    13 Apr 2021 04:49
    My Worldwide collection increased when I assisted a small dealer organization her loose stamps and when I was to take them back her shop was gone and so was she.
    BONUS!!
    :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

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    Hello and welcome to new Stampboarders:
    Don = Crowsnestidaho in Teton, Idaho, USA
    Chandi in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    /RogerE :D

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    I am finding all kinds of great information just fro this thread and am looking forward to the time that I will be able to get full access. Just got a inexpensive packet of stamps with a lot of OTC’s and am struggling with what to do with them as to where they really belong. As part of the used or part of the unofficial?

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