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Gerald = SirRaymondMang in Dublin, Ireland;
Jon = Jon E in Birmingham, UK.
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Hello all! Collecting stamps sporadically for years. I live in Virginia USA. I’m a military vet and Cyber Security guy before retiring. You can call me Mack. I’m really a US postage stamp collector mostly. I search very hard for rarities. I’ve pored over through thousands of postcards, letters, and ephemera. Some people are very secretive about difficult questions. I hope to have my latest answered soon.
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Hello from New Zealand. :D I'm a keen collector of NZ CAL's, and the NZ personalised stamps that have now replaced CAL's, thematic elephant, and cacti - to name a few of my philatelic interests. Thanks for adding me. Cheers.

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Welcome to Stampboards jaybee2015.
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You gottem birds, butterflies, shells, maps, flags and heads on stamps ? Me wantem !

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Indeed
Welcome to this great board
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Hello and welcome to Stampboards:
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jaybee2015 in Masterton, New Zealand.
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Warm greetings from this new member in Toronto. I'm Chris, I have been a collector since I was a lad and I am recently retired from working in the travel and media industries which is allowing me more time to 'philatelize'. My interests are British Commonwealth 1936-1962; GB; Canada; and topicals: minerals and maps. I am a member of my local Toronto stamp club as well as the American Topical Association and the Gems, Minerals and Jewelry Study Unit of the ATA.

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Welcome ChrisRobinson
That seems to be the lot of us retirees.
No time before maybe too much now.

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Hello and welcome to Chris = ChrisRobinson in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Chris, applause for your active involvement with your local stamp club and
with American Topical Association [ATA].
We look forward to your contributions to Stampboards. :D

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And another Canadian!

Welcome ChrisRobinson!!

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Hello All, I am a forty something lawyer in London, England with a life long love of stamps.

It started out as a childhood pleasure in completing sets, arranging stamps in order of colour, size, shape and has finally - with advancing maturity - developed into an interest in what is on the stamps themselves. Totally amateur, but with an enormous collection.

Looking to swap stamps and occasionally sell some stamps to enable me to plough the proceeds into stamps that are more valuable than those that can generally be obtained by mere good luck.

Very excited to join this group!

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Welcome aboard, Judith Prais

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Hello Judith Prais in London, England. Welcome to Stampboards :D

I am also forty-something, but in my case "something" is as large as "forty". ;)
A friend of mine started counting backwards when he reached fifty many years ago.

Your earlier vision of stamps as colourful shapes belonging in sets is a perfectly
happy artistic viewpoint, and one which many of us might have forgotten.
On the other hand, paying attention to the subject matter certainly leads
into greater depths of knowledge and understanding of the world, and is
what many collectors focus on. You will find plenty to entertain and inform
you in Stampboards, and we look forward to seeing posts contributed by you
in future. :D

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Hi, I have this very old book of stamps. I know nothing about stamps, and wanted to see what they are worth. I can't wait to show them to everyone to get more information on them. Thanks

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Welcome Pugalug to the stamp board and take a look at the rules and we all await to see your future posts :D

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Hello pugalug in Quincy, Illinois, USA.

Ahh, familiar territory ...

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Welcome aboard pugalug and Judith Prais!





Come on in an' set a spell!... :)

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Hi Everyone,

Inherited at heap of stamps from my Mother in Law who seemed to have a collection from various old relatives in Scotland and England.

Spend 2 months going through hundreds of envelopes and various old stamp albums and several thousand loose stamps trying to set them set up in to some sort of order.

Now I need to decide if I caught this philatelic virus or not.

Might need to self isolate until I'm over the worst of it.

Jasey.

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Welcome to Stampboards Jasey!

More importantly welcome to Stamp Collecting! :D

If you have any questions about your inherited collection, don't hesitate to ask.

Here are a few important links that are useful when posting on the board.

Test and post your images direct onto June 2020 NEW Stampboards

https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2556

Some advice regarding inherited Stamp Collections

Enjoy!
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AMark wrote:
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Welcome to Stampboards Jasey!

More importantly welcome to Stamp Collecting! :D

If you have any questions about your inherited collection, don't hesitate to ask.

Here are a few important links that are useful when posting on the board.

Test and post your images direct onto June 2020 NEW Stampboards

https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2556

Some advice regarding inherited Stamp Collections

Enjoy!
Cheers AMark will Interesting reading and informative.

Now to see how I upload some images - might have a go on the test images thread first :)

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Hello Jasey = Jasey_ in Banchory, Scotland.

Online interactions on Stampboards will help you manage the philatelic virus,
since it can be done without violating social distancing...

You've already managed four posts — an excellent start!

/RogerE :D

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So far so good.

Seems to be a friendly enough place.

:)

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The first 100 posts are your introduction. From then on it’s a breeze. :) :D

Jacey_ welcome.

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Hi all, I'm a graphic designer from Adelaide, Australia with a keen interest in old printing techniques. I am a diehard collector of ephemera, particularly old documents and letters. I thought I should start learning more about the stamps themselves on the envelopes that I come across on my treasure hunts.

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Hello and welcome to Coalmine Canary in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.

Printing methods are a subject dear to the hearts of many serious philatelists, and so are paper ephemera — for instance, it is now well recognised that the various documents found inside some envelopes add a social and historical dimension to cover collecting.

There are certain Stampboards members who are printing practitioners. Our friendly regular contributor Panterra will have much in common with you, and no doubt you will find others here as well.

/RogerE :D

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Welcome, Coalmine Canary! :)

I love your avatar! :D

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Hi everyone,
My name is Kiril and I live in London.
Recently my passion for stamp collecting got reinvigorated and here I am buying mainly GB and Russian stamps, overspending on ebay.

I hope I will get your opinion on a few stamps.
Thank you for allowing me to be a part of this community!

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Welcome to Stampboards Kir. It is a fun place with a lot of knowledge, so make a tour of the topics and ask your questions. Make sure to take a look at how to upload scans and picture to assist in answering your questions. :D

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A warm welcome to all of our new members. :D
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Hello and welcome to Kiril = Kir in London, England.

Your Stampboards name sounds familiar. Oxford Languages tells us why:

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a drink made from dry white wine and cassis.
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Let's raise a glass in welcome!

/RogerE :D

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Re-kindling an interest in Australian stamps. As a kid, my father was a member of several philatelic societies and I would go along with him.
He continued buying and selling for decades but due to age and poor health has moved into care.
I'm now left with the daunting task of sorting through his collections and working out whether there is any value in them and whether to keep or sell.
This group looks like a great resource to help in that task!

Cheers, Andre'

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Hello André = Iron_Andre in Perth, Western Australia, Australia.

Welcome to Stampboards.

Is your father unable to tell you which stamps he considers important in his collection(s)?
If his age and declining health prevent that, it would seem to be natural to ask some of his friends in local philatelic societies whether they know what he considered important in his collection(s)...

Some societies have rules under which, if their committee is requested, they freely give advice to families regarding the collection(s) of members who are no longer competent/able to do so for themselves (or are deceased). Perhaps that is the case with one or more local societies your father (and you) attended in the past...

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Welcome Iron_Andre, RogerE hit the nail on the head so to say. If someone knows your father’s collecting desires it will help you considerably.

And welcome! New members means new ideas. :) ;)

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Hello STAMPBOARDS.com Members & Administrators,

My name is Serge Houde, I live in Vancouver, Canada.
I collect Postally Used Heligoland items and Documents from the British Period 1807-1890,
but I diligently avoid all Mint Stamps!
The Heligoland Government Printed some 1 million Official Stamps,
while an enterprising Hamburg Dealer printed approximately 7 million "Reprints" for Tourists & Collectors.
I have been visiting your wonderful website for years and have enjoyed many Articles & Comments made by your Knowledgable and Helpful Members. Hopefully I will be able to contribute something of interest as well.

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Welcome EyeCandy4Me,

Glad to hear you've found your visits to Stampboards interesting and useful.

I hope that continues to be the case and look forward to you adding your contributions.
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lesbootman wrote:
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Welcome EyeCandy4Me,

Glad to hear you've found your visits to Stampboards interesting and useful.

I hope that continues to be the case and look forward to you adding your contributions.
Thank You for the Warm Welcome, lesbootman

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Welcome to the Stampboard EyeCandy4Me.
We learn from all who join us. :) :)
Post some of your best stamps by the image theses some helpful moderator will please assist me in insert here.

https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=90770

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Learning to do this is fun. :!: :roll:

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Crowsnestidaho wrote:
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Learning to do this is fun. :!: :roll:
Hi Crowsnestidaho,
Since you are from Idaho, check whether you are familiar with this piece of postal history.


Rs2 stamps on a wood.png
Best regards,
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Do not forget the following web resources on Ceylon stamp forgeries - http://stampforgeries.com/forged-stamps-of-ceylon and
http://stampforgeries.com/forged-stamps-of-ceylon-album-weeds

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It has to be a part of a wooden container. Sent from Ceylon could not read the date. Is the address on the back the later dealer or seller? Hard to tell. Boise being Idaho’s capital would have such a dealer. Denny Clare, by the way, passed away on January 1, 2016. :D :) ;)

A very interesting piece of postal history. Share more of its history if you have any. A good way to get more posting experience.

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Hello and welcome to Serge Houde = EyeCandy4Me in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada :D

Your collecting interest in Heligoland is quite specialised, and clearly you know quite a lot about the subject already. Your information about the unauthorised reprints was already very instructive, thanks. I knew in general terms that mint Heligoland stamps are held in "low esteem" by well-informed collectors, but I didn't know what was behind that until I read your explanation. Clearly you will have much more to show and tell us in due course...

A friend and colleague in one of my local philatelic societies is a highly informed specialised collector of Jersey, especially WWII and immediately after. He collects not only used stamps on covers, but much associated postal/social history and paper ephemera, including letters, newspapers (clippings, or entire if possible), notices, circulars, and so on. I'm guessing there is much in common between your collecting approach and his, even though the actual historical contexts are different.

Do you also pay attention to Heligoland in the period immediately after WWII (1945-52)? That would certainly have some similar aspects to the Jersey experience...

/RogerE :D

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Hi Glen,

My name is Dave Carter, hailing from Toronto Canada. I have been, and continue to collect line-engraved postage stamps of Great Britain for the last 45 years. I have a vast library on this topic and I am looking forward to correspond with fellow enthusiast.

I am a member of the:
• Royal Philatelic Society London
• Great Britain Philatelic Society

I am always interested in learning and discovering new finds on the line engraved topics, specifically Penny Blacks and Reds.

I just recently retired after 39 years of service and now am looking forward to spending more time with my passion.

Thank You,

Dave

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Hello chandi and Crowsnestidaho.

The sample wooden piece with postal history significance, shown by chandi, is enlighteningly "explained" by Crowsnestidaho.

Ceylon to USA, wooden box portion.
Ceylon to USA, wooden box portion.
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The franking is with two copies of the Rs2 = two rupees KGVI definitive, first issued in 1938:
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Ceylon, 1938: Rs2 definitive
Ceylon, 1938: Rs2 definitive
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I think it's possible to deduce the dates on which this item went through the mail.

The circular datestamp has legible COLOMBO at the rim, but the central date portion is not clear. Here is a 1946 piece with similar datestamps, showing clearly the format of the datestamp on the wooden parcel piece:
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Ceylon, 1946 cover detail, cds Colombo/16 FE/46
Ceylon, 1946 cover detail, cds Colombo/16 FE/46
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To the right of the stamps on the wooden piece is a two-line blue pencil manuscript: 3 / 12 - XI - 52
The date style, with romanised month, strongly suggests that this was applied in Ceylon, not USA.
I think this means the box was one of three items simultaneously posted in Colombo on 12 Dec 1952.
The blue manuscript notation 40 / 36 was probably also written during the parcel post handling process
in Colombo. Perhaps it notes where this parcel was recorded in internal record keeping (perhaps "page 40, line 36"
of the record book).

The three-line black pencil cursive manuscript notation in the lower left is: Notified / 1/12 /J
I think this was applied in the post office in Boise, Idaho, by a staff member with initial J, recording that
notice had been sent to the intended recipient on Jan 12 [1953], that a parcel was available for collection.

The purple two-ring partial handstamp at the lower right is a U.S. Customs/Passed stamp.
It's not clear whether the recipient was required to pay any customs duty — partial information on that
does not seem to be present. The lower edge of the wooden piece seems to have been trimmed off —
the tops of the last address line "U.S.A." are visible, and the Customs handstamp would have originally
been fully visible on the piece.

The Denny Clare dealer handstamps on the reverse were presumably added in recent times, when the piece was being sold (or offered for sale). They could be regarded as detracting from the item, but I suppose they have a slight significance for "provenance" of the item.

/RogerE :D

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dcarter wrote:
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My name is Dave Carter, hailing from Toronto Canada. I have been, and continue to collect line-engraved postage stamps of Great Britain for the last 45 years. I have a vast library on this topic and I am looking forward to correspond with fellow enthusiast.
Welcome to Stampboards Dave.
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Thanks to RogerE for his knowledge which clarifies and certifies some of my guesses. As stated many times on this board someone somewhere will know. :twisted: :|

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EyeCandy4Me wrote:
07 May 2021 05:46
Hello STAMPBOARDS.com Members & Administrators,

My name is Serge Houde, I live in Vancouver, Canada.
I collect Postally Used Heligoland items and Documents from the British Period 1807-1890,
but I diligently avoid all Mint Stamps!
The Heligoland Government Printed some 1 million Official Stamps,
while an enterprising Hamburg Dealer printed approximately 5 million "Reprints" for Tourists & Collectors.
I have been visiting your wonderful website for years and have enjoyed many Articles & Comments made by your Knowledgable and Helpful Members. Hopefully I will be able to contribute something of interest as well.

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RogerE wrote:
07 May 2021 12:10
Hello and welcome to Serge Houde = EyeCandy4Me in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada :D

Your collecting interest in Heligoland is quite specialised, and clearly you know quite a lot about the subject already. Your information about the unauthorised reprints was already very instructive, thanks. I knew in general terms that mint Heligoland stamps are held in "low esteem" by well-informed collectors, but I didn't know what was behind that until I read your explanation. Clearly you will have much more to show and tell us in due course...

A friend and colleague in one of my local philatelic societies is a highly informed specialised collector of Jersey, especially WWII and immediately after. He collects not only used stamps on covers, but much associated postal/social history and paper ephemera, including letters, newspapers (clippings, or entire if possible), notices, circulars, and so on. I'm guessing there is much in common between your collecting approach and his, even though the actual historical contexts are different.

Do you also pay attention to Heligoland in the period immediately after WWII (1945-52)? That would certainly have some similar aspects to the Jersey experience...

/RogerE :D
Thank You RogerE, very kind of you.

To answer your Question: No, I limit my Collecting to the British Period only.
The Ephemera side is mostly anything to do with Historical Items: Passports and Old Letters.

One of the challenges with collecting Heligoland is that most of the Literature is in German.
So if you're like myself and have no German Linguistic Skills, then it's an uphill battle.
However, this amazing English Language Website by Fritz Wagner is indispensable.
Here he presents the Mastermind behind the infamous REPRINTS: Julius Goldner.
Cover addressed to Herr Goldner himself.
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Hello everyone. I am new to this sort of thing. About a year ago I inherited a huge collection that was a mess and I have been trying to organize it since. Ive learned a lot but theres no stamp dealers near me to help me so I thought Id give this a try. So if I ask a dumb question please excuse my newness.

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RogerE wrote:
07 May 2021 00:04
Hello André = Iron_Andre in Perth, Western Australia, Australia.

Welcome to Stampboards.

Is your father unable to tell you which stamps he considers important in his collection(s)?
If his age and declining health prevent that, it would seem to be natural to ask some of his friends in local philatelic societies whether they know what he considered important in his collection(s)...

Some societies have rules under which, if their committee is requested, they freely give advice to families regarding the collection(s) of members who are no longer competent/able to do so for themselves (or are deceased). Perhaps that is the case with one or more local societies your father (and you) attended in the past...

/RogerE :D
Thanks for the welcome and the advice /RogerE.


Unfortunately my father stopped attending philatelic clubs a decade o so ago and now has dementia, so doesn't remember much about his collection other than a few random items.

I also live in Perth and he is in Melbourne, so any face-to-face interaction is rare.

I'll need to educate myself on KGV and Roo stamp varieties mostly as I think this was the most valuable part of his collection.

Cheers, Andre '

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