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Ubobo.R.O. wrote:
16 Apr 2021 18:28
Welcome to Stampboards Marco.
thank you!

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17 Apr 2021 01:50
Hello and welcome to Marco = Marco Moriconi from Milan, Italy.

You spell your name differently from that of the recently deceased Ennio Morricone.
Any comment on that?

Are you a member of any stamp club or society in Milan?

/RogerE :D
Don't tell me, you cannot imagine how many time my surname was spelled differently also in Italy..
No connection, unfortunately..
I'm not a member of a stamp club, I'm thinking to find one in any case.

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I didn't know the name Ennio Morricone - until now. What a brilliant man.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ennio_Morricone

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Ennio Morricone, OMRI (Italian: [ˈɛnnjo morriˈkoːne]; 10 November 1928 – 6 July 2020) was an Italian composer, orchestrator, conductor, and trumpeter who wrote music in a wide range of styles. With more than 400 scores for cinema and television, as well as more than 100 classical works, Morricone is widely considered as one of the most prolific and greatest film composers of all time.

His filmography includes more than 70 award-winning films, all Sergio Leone's films since A Fistful of Dollars, all Giuseppe Tornatore's films since Cinema Paradiso, The Battle of Algiers, Dario Argento's Animal Trilogy, 1900, Exorcist II, Days of Heaven, several major films in French cinema, in particular the comedy trilogy La Cage aux Folles I, II, III and Le Professionnel, as well as The Thing, Once Upon a Time in America, The Mission, The Untouchables, Mission to Mars, Bugsy, Disclosure, In the Line of Fire, Bulworth, Ripley's Game, and The Hateful Eight.

His score to The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) is regarded as one of the most recognizable and influential soundtracks in history. It was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

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slavc wrote:
17 Apr 2021 05:59
Hey everyone,
I am glad to have become a part of this community.
My name is Martin and I am from Celje, Slovenia - the country 'on the sunny side of the Alps'.
I am an 'amateur' collector and don't collect a particular theme of stamps - just the ones I find interesting or beautiful.
Cheers!
Welcome slavc,

I like the idea of being on the sunny side of the Alps.

Collecting the stamps you like is a great starting point. If you never get far past the starting point it does not matter one iota!

Even though IO do have a specialisation (Fiji bird overprints), I still get a lot of pleasure at looking through stamps and occasionally buying one (or some) that I like, irrespective of their topic or country of issue. A great bonus is the way I almost inevitably learn new things from research prompted by the stamps I've bought.

I hope that you have a great time on Stampboards and remember that we were all newbies once upon a time!

Very best wishes,

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Thanks to Marco = Marco Moriconi for your reply to my questions,
and to bazza4338 for the biographical details about Ennio Morricone.
It helps us to have a wider view of our world, and many of the wonderful
people among our contemporaries.

/RogerE :D

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Hello and welcome to Martin = slavc in Celje, Slovenia.

Here is a glimpse of the sunny side of the Alps:
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Celje, Slovenia
Celje, Slovenia
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Wikipedia wrote:Celje is the third-largest city in Slovenia. It is a regional centre of the traditional
Slovenian region of Styria and the administrative seat of the City Municipality of Celje
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Celjski grad — Celje Castle
Celjski grad — Celje Castle
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/RogerE :D

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Hello, I am from Hong Kong, part of and at the southern coast of China. Been collecting stamps for not too long, I have most of the HK new issues since mid 1990 and some used stamps (letters from pen pals). I do not have a big collection but I like checking them and feel specially happy if they are from faraway small countries and places.
There are very interesting posts in this forum, I will certainly have fun surfing around. Thank you for accepting me. Have a nice day :)
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Hi, I am Craig from Canberra Australia. I have been getting back into collecting and dusted off my Seven Seas albums from the 80’s. Back then I was trying to complete my mint and used decimal and pre decimal collections for Australia. Now I am looking at what I need to get back on that path. Thanks.

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Welcome to Stampboards Craig.
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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Hello and welcome to Stampboards new members:
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Cybill = Stamp_fun in Hong Kong
Craig = Craigh60 in Canberra, ACT, Australia

/RogerE :D

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Hi, my name is Ladydoe, just joined, more to find out info than anything as it seems a mass of info on this group. i cant resist buying up stamp lots from auctions just for the fun of seeing what i find. it started just into lockdown to get rid of the boredom and is now a fun thing for me to do :)

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Welcome Ladydoe, a newbie myself and am finding I know less about stamps than I thought. Though they have given me a great knowledge of countries and world geography. :ugeek:

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I collected stamps when I was a kid, so you know I must be old. I learned a lot about the world from that, though. I remember stamp collecting when it peaked in the US back in the 70s and 80s. I remember stamp mixtures for sale in variety stores back then.

My interest in stamps hibernated when I went to college as I had other things to do, but I always liked looking at stamps. Things have changed in the last 50 years for the hobby, and I have spent some time catching up.

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60's and 70's for me.....then again in the mid 80's, then off and on until now....

Welcome aboard! :D

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RogerE wrote:
18 Apr 2021 02:40
Hello and welcome to Stampboards new members:
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Cybill = Stamp_fun in Hong Kong
Craig = Craigh60 in Canberra, ACT, Australia

/RogerE :D

Thank you, RogerE, for your warm welcome.

My first impression here is that you've got a very hardworking, professional and responsive administration team. I think I am in the "solo collector" group, like many others, and I will try to surf around this forum and build up more knowledge by making responses to interesting topics.

Thanks again for your advice.
Cybill

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Hello and welcome to Stampboards new members:
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ladydoe in Milton Keynes, UK
wjmartin in an undisclosed location
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Welcome aboard! May your virtual voyage with us be long and happy...

/RogerE :D

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Hi all,

Thanks to the people that set up this forum in anticipation of me needing it one day, and thanks for letting me join now.

I'm just like a few others on here, first it was matchbox cars, then stamps, then girls.
Who could have imagined just forty something short years latter girls would be relegated to second place and stamps would be the number one fun thing to do again.
Apparently I must have known, because through forty years and three house moves I've dragged four boxes of stamps around. However, now the time has come I can only find two boxes.

That leaves me with lots of questions, and more often than not google sends me here to this forum for the answers.
So a big thanks to all the members that have already answered some of my questions before I needed to ask for help.
I fear I am going to be more of a parasite than an asset, but all I have to offer is questions looking for answers.

Thanks
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Welcome Barry = endotaste in Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia,

Your nicely tuned sense of humour makes reading your post a pleasure.
Surely there will be more where that came from‽

Here's something for you:

Anticipating the needs of others

Teacher Michele L. Gaddis wrote:Andy was in my Year 6 class. Students were given a writing assignment everyday. I asked them to randomly choose the best of their daily suggestions. A student volunteer would write their ideas on the board. The class would vote on the top three.

At the end of the semester, this 11 year old boy hands me a notepad.

I asked, “What is this?”

Andy replies, “I wrote down the three best ideas for our writing assignments everyday. Next semester you can use my notes as an example of this year's best ideas.”

I was stunned. In all my years of teaching I had never had a student think ahead of how to make life easier and better for his peers and their grateful teacher.
/RogerE :D

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To RogerE, having been a teacher for years that little note was spot on or it is said in stampese SOTN.🤓🥸

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Hi,

I'm a young collector from Milan, Italy. I've been collecting for three/four years now.
I like purchasing lots or collections in thrift stores and then find out more about what I find inside, so this forum usually comes in handy when I'm researching information!

Thank you for accepting me, have a nice day and stay safe! :D
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Welcome Masterboots33!

I have found Stampboards to be a great place for information. Happy hunting! :D
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Hello and welcome new member Giacomo = Masterboots33 in Milan, Italy.

Young collectors are especially welcome to our hobby/pastime/collecting discipline/study. That list
reflects the spectrum of informality-to-formality that different stamp collectors/philatelists bring to
stamps. There is room for everyone, and we can all find great pleasure and mind-broadening knowledge
at whatever level we engage with stamps.

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Hi Happy Collectionists,

I am Peter, in Adelaide, South Australia, but also in London & Paris now and then, Covid permitting.

Very much a part-time amateur, with little more than my childhood collection from 60 years+ ago, plus two more similar accumulations inherited from older relatives. Most of it is uninteresting to me now, but to my now (slightly) more mature perceptions, it is clear that the key to satisfaction is to narrow the focus down to what one finds truly pleasing. Trouble is most of the appealing stuff is for millionaires rather than this pensioner. One affordable niche I've found is the French lined sower (des. Roty, SG T15), mostly available in abundance, with a staggering range of shades in its exquisite line engraving. I love postally used stamps: they embody their history, and whether that's knowable or not, it gives a frisson.
I'm looking forward to exploring the possibilities of swapping most of what I have for some of the much fewer items I would really like to have. I am amazed at the quality (and size) of this site.
My heartfelt congratulations to all involved.

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Hello Stampboards new member Peter = Jock MacKilty, currently in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.

Pensioners welcome here :D
And so are collectors of intricate series like the French Sower issues.
And so are collectors who like used stamps, and pay attention to their cancellations.

Have you ticked all three boxes? Good progress!
Now advance to adding another post or two You're among friends. ;)

/RogerE :D

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First post from the France / Swiss border near Geneva.

I used the covid lockdown to catalogue my schoolboy stamp collection. As suspected, the new Lindner binder is worth far more than the stamps contained.

Now trying to invest the equivalent of a bottle of wine a week in building on the French collection. Currently working through 1940 to 1979 mint and used.

Not so sure about the Sower series that Jock mentions... the stamp equivalent of bird watchers "little brown jobs" for me.. but i'm sure i'll be there soon.

Cordialement

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swiss tony wrote:
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First post from the France / Swiss border near Geneva.
I used the covid lockdown to catalogue my schoolboy stamp collection. As suspected, the new Lindner binder is worth far more than the stamps contained.
Now trying to invest the equivalent of a bottle of wine a week in building on the French collection. Currently working through 1940 to 1979 mint and used.
Not so sure about the Sower series that Jock mentions... the stamp equivalent of bird watchers "little brown jobs" for me.. but i'm sure i'll be there soon.

Cordialement

Swiss Tony
Welcome to Stampboards Swiss tony.

A question, the 1940 to 1979 you refer to.......is that the date of the wine or the stamps?

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Hello and bienvenue to swiss tony in Gex, France — just over the border from Geneva.
Philately knows no borders to the way it links us in shared interests and enthusiasm.

Wikipedia tells me:
"Gex (French: [ʒɛks]; Arpitan: Gèx) is a commune in the Ain department in eastern France.
It lies 5 km from the Swiss border and 16 km from Geneva...
Historically, citizens spoke a dialect of the Franco-Provençal language but this dialect is not in use anymore."
And elsewhere:
"Franco-Provençal has several distinct dialects and is separate from but closely related to neighbouring Romance dialects (the langues d'oïl and the langues d'oc, in France, and Rhaeto-Romance in Switzerland and Italy)."

In Gex there is evidently a sense of what it is to be concerned with preserving various aspects of "minority culture". Wikipedia includes this photograph:

Gex: Town Hall, with the Tibetan flag.
Gex: Town Hall, with the Tibetan flag.
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Detail: the flags on the Gex Town Hall.
Detail: the flags on the Gex Town Hall.
Perhaps you could tell us a little more about language matters, and/or about the Tibetan connection?

/RogerE :D

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Hello. I'm an Ebay seller in Manchester, uk with a low interest in stamps. Having bought first class uk stamp books on Ebay and used them for months for postage with no problem a buyer has just reported he was charged for the postage and sent me the envelope overprinted with 'counterfeit stamps'. I am here to learn the difference between real Machin stamps and forgeries. I am already very appreciative of the detailed information on this board.

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Holy crap... :shock:

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zoomymancs wrote:
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Hello. I'm an Ebay seller in Manchester, uk with a low interest in stamps. Having bought first class uk stamp books on Ebay and used them for months for postage with no problem a buyer has just reported he was charged for the postage and sent me the envelope overprinted with 'counterfeit stamps'. I am here to learn the difference between real Machin stamps and forgeries. I am already very appreciative of the detailed information on this board.
Please post the envelope here, it will be interesting!

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zoomymancs wrote:
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Hello. I'm an Ebay seller in Manchester, uk with a low interest in stamps. Having bought first class uk stamp books on Ebay and used them for months for postage with no problem a buyer has just reported he was charged for the postage and sent me the envelope overprinted with 'counterfeit stamps'. I am here to learn the difference between real Machin stamps and forgeries. I am already very appreciative of the detailed information on this board.
Welcome to Stampboards new member zoomymancs
Have you already found the following thread, on Machin forgeries?
https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=91853

/RogerE :D

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Thank you for the heads up. I had found that thread but have much more to read here.

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These are the counterfeit overprinted stamps from a photo the buyer sent me. Sorry it isn't good enough to give much information. They seem to have elliptical perforations? I am grateful for any comments at all.
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Welcome to Stampboards zoomymancs!

RogerE has recommend that you post your question and image of the cover in question in an appropriate thread (RogerE did include a link to where you should post your question). So, please try to follow what members have recommended.

Here is the link to the tread mentioned by RogerE:

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Welcome to Stampboards zoomymancs.

I'm sorry to hear that you have been stung buying dodgy 1st class stamps via ebay.

Unfortunately counterfeit stamps are produced and used, not all of them are detected but Royal Mail do find some. Ebay is not the best place to be buying regular 1st class stamps!
Our days are happier when we give people a bit of our heart rather than a piece of our mind!

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Hi Stampboards members,

After a gap of about nine years.... I have now returned to collecting. My original area of collecting interest is a specialised one of Michel Mi41 Germany.... though coming back to the hobby, and linked to learning Italian, I have recently started an Italian collection for the period mainly between 1861-1900.

Looking forward to reading and contributing to Stampboards. Grazie e ciao a tutti!

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Hi all,
Just me introducing myself... Long time collector from New Hampshire. Fondness for classics and Europe. Seeing who else is out there in the world of stamps.
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Hello and welcome to new Stampboarders:
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MrTimothy in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia;
Andy = ajkitt in Rochester, New Hampshire, USA.
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Welcome fellow ‘returning to the hobby’ collectors. I joined several years ago, however, either my memory is faulty or things got in the way. Please take the time to explore and comment when you find a thread of interest. Always read the first page for the rules for that particular thread. Each one can have various requirements that need to be aware of and abided by for further freedom and good relations with the moderators who are your best source of information and always friends when rules are kept.
I appreciate the comments I have been given and the quick assistance from the expert. :arrow: 8-) :D

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Good comments and advice, thanks Crowsnestidaho :D

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Hi all.
I'm not actually a new member, but I drifted away from Stampboards somewhere along the way and so I thought it would be appropriate to be 'born again' as a new member.
I started life on Canada's west coast, moved to Alberta, then to Ontario and now I have, I expect, recently finished my eastward drift with my arrival here in New Brunswick.
My brother John's things held particular fascination for me. I would play with his stuff while he was at school and while I was always careful to put everything away before he got home, he would always know anyway and complain to mom. He also had a stamp collection and it was from him that I picked up the hobby. While he lost interest, here I am, more than 60 years later, still at it. I am currently collecting primarily used definitives of (in no particular order) Denmark, Austria, Portugal, and France. I also have country collections for Costa Rica and modern Estonia as well as one I call 'The Stamps On My Desk' for material that I like but have no idea what else to with. I tend to write it up as a sort of coffee table book for non-collectors.
Ralph, the NBguy

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Hello,

Newbie from Maine USA. Hooked into the local stamp club and enjoy the camaraderie there and wanted to find my tribe on a forum for stamp interests too. Birds of the world are my primary collection, as my wife and I love watching birds in the wild.

Peace

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Hello and welcome to new Stampboarders:
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Ralph = NBguy in Carlow, New Brunswick, Canada;
Post by PeacePilgrim in Sanford, Maine, USA.
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Hi Everyone,
I am new to collecting after a gap of 40 years. I live in Gymea in the Sutherland Shire of Sydney. I am interested in Australian Pre-Decimal stamps and FDCs of Pre-Decimal stamps as well as some Decimal stamps. Looking forward to learning from the community.
Steve
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Welcome to Stampboards Steve.
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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Welcome to StephenoftheShire in Gymea Bay, NSW, Australia

Doryanthes excelsa, Gymea lily
Doryanthes excelsa, Gymea lily
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Some evidence exists regarding the meaning of gymea, though one might suspect that the actual meaning
would probably be more specific.
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tumblr_nq4opyLCvl1ty4o6ro1_500.jpg
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https://indigenous.sl.nsw.gov.au/recent-updates/word-week-gymea
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I'm adding a post about gymea in the Stamps and Languages thread.

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Hi from sunny Birmingham in the UK.

Lurked here on and off over the years and thought about time I joined as there were a couple of threads I might be able to contribute to.

I collected for a while between the mid 80’s and ealy 2000’s but interest slowly declined – I got fed up with the frequency, designs and price of new issues, local stamp fairs dissipated and even the yearly trip to Stampex became such a pain on the train. What I had collected were mostly in disorganised stock books and boxes.

A couple of years ago I unboxed it all and, well, I’m back ! Kinda … commemoratives are worse than ever – frequency, price and now the huge range of styles as well. No way. I’m still a fan of the Machins but whilst the overprint is a security feature, I feel the date codes/source are just to milk the philatelist, as are the huge number of high value Machins which you cant even get at some Post Offices as of course they all use printed labels instead.

I've an extensive 1d reds collection and similarly large collection of errors, well, it’ll take years just to sort and display them. Ditto the KGV Downey collection. But the main focus at the moment are the perfins, overprints and revenues.

I did once have a website but that fell idle along with collecting. It is however still viewable on the way back machine:

http://web.archive.org/web/20070823120509/http://www.useless.connectfree.co.uk/

I’m currently tinkering with Wordpress though don’t know if that’ll come to anything yet.

TTFN,
Jon
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Welcome Jon E. I also have many of the early Machins and very few of the higher values. Mine are all used except for one booklet I obtained in a kiloware purchase. So much fun, so much frustration. Ah well welcome to stamp collecting and this great site. :) :)

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Hello from Dublin, Ireland.

I began collecting in the UK in the 1990's buying each new set of commemorative mint stamps from the local post office. Built up a worldwide collection from a variety of sources; stamp dealers, jumble sales and even our postman. Now am much less interested in the commemoratives and more interested in definitives particularly pre-decimal UK and early Irish stamps.

Gerald

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