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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...

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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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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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Welcome joninunez.

There are a lot of friendly and helpful people here.

Hope you learn and enjoy.

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Some catchups on recent posts/replies:

• The Ceylon wooden parcel piece shown by chandi has the two-line blue pencil manuscript: 3 / 12 - XI - 52. I now notice that I made a simple mistake when commenting on it. I should have said that it was one of three parcels (or the third of at least three parcels in the consignment), received into the mail system on 12 Nov 1952 [note Nov, not Dec, my earlier mistake].

André = Iron_Andre in Perth: sorry to learn that your father now has dementia, and is on the other side of the continent from you, in Melbourne. Perhaps it would still be helpful for you to connect (or reconnect) with one of the Perth philatelic societies, to find experienced collectors there who can help you with your learning project (such as by showing you some relevant parts of their collections and discussing what's significant). Experts are usually generous about sharing their knowledge...

Serge Houde = EyeCandy4Me: showing us Heligoland samples of items in your collection with German text could well be of linguistic interest to some Stampboarders, especially if you have relevant commentary to share, or language questions. I started a thread for those interested in language matters, titled Stamps motivate us to engage with languages.
There are a few recent German discussions in that thread, starting at
https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=90529&hilit=German+language&start=617
(Of course, the German varieties spoken in Heligoland and Schleswig-Holstein differ significantly from Austrian varieties of the language.)

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I am from Slovakia and I work in healthcare. I collect European stamps and old photos.
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Hello,

I am new to collecting. I am interested in revenues, specifically for those for court fees.

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

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Hello and welcome to new Stampboarders, with selected stamps to whet your appetites —

Alzbeta = Babul in Bratislava, Slovakia:
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Czechoslovakia, 1971: architecture set
Czechoslovakia, 1971: architecture set
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Jacob = sarrusophone in Kent, UK:
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India, 1872: proofs, Court Fee revenue stamps, <br />overprinted &quot;cancelled&quot;, blocks of four
India, 1872: proofs, Court Fee revenue stamps,
overprinted "cancelled", blocks of four
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Welcome Daryl to Stampboards - it's like the Hotel California - You can check-out anytime you like, but you may never leave! :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Yes, welcome Daryl.

Hopefully you'll find something on Stampboards to inspire you philatelically.
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We retirees, I will venture make up a fair majority of all stampboard members. ( a hint to moderators)

Welcome Daryl enjoy all the threads 🧵 that interest you and please share when so inclined. :)

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Hello all.

I am here as Dirty Dingo, not because dingoes are dirty necessarily, but because my dog is at least 1/3 dingo and she is a silly canine. I love her nonetheless. I collect everything as long as it's old.

The nearest thing I can say is that if it is in the Scott Classic, I'm interested. So you might think that my collection consists of a lot of British area stuff and you would be correct.

I am here to help anyone I can and to get help from others. There are an interminable number of questions that I have and I hope to find others who are as interested in them as I am.

I am in my mountain home in the USA in the spring. It's gorgeous.
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Welcome Dirty Dingo we look forward to your questions and all. We all have questions and hopefully answers can be found. Circulate among the threads and post as you feel inspired.

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Hello - my name is Michael Sharman and I live in Twickenham, West London. I have just joined Stampboards. I collect all countries!

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michaels2400 wrote:
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Hello - my name is Michael Sharman and I live in Twickenham, West London. I have just joined Stampboards. I collect all countries!
Hi Michael,

Welcome to stampboards. The benefit of collecting all countries is that you're always going to have a lot of stamps to choose from and can take delight in anything you get. I remember when I was a lad waiting for my dad to come home from work because sometimes he'd have seen some stamps on his travels and had asked if he could have them for me. Someone even gave him an album of stamps for me once! That was rather a long time ago now!

Anyway, I wish you well with your collection and know that with a bit of patience and perseverance you'll find a lot of assistance amongst the wealth of philatelic knowledge to be found on Stampboards.

Best wishes,

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RogerE wrote:
10 May 2021 22:59
Hello and welcome to new Stampboarders, with selected stamps to whet your appetites —
/RogerE :D
Ubobo.R.O. wrote:
10 May 2021 21:02
Welcome to Stampboards Jacob.
Thanks very much to both of you!

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Welcome to new Stampboards members:

Daryl = wendar in Welshmans Reef, Victoria 3462, Australia
Dirty Dingo in Lake City, Colorado 81235, USA
Michael Sharman = michaels2400 in Twickenham TW1, London, England
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sarrusophone in Kent, UK
[tell us about those musical instruments!]
:D :D :D
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Thank you, whoever supplied the Dingo avatar. Other than the color, it looks just like mine.

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That would have been the Avatar Fairy, aka Margo

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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 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.
Hello Serge. You may remember me from about 20 years ago. You originally contacted me about the Bangkok "B" overprints. I learned about your interest in Heligoland and put you in touch with my friend, LR Mead, who is an expertizer for Helgoland and German States at the APS. Periodically, he tells me you two have been in touch. He very much enjoys his contact with you.

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Dirty Dingo wrote:
14 May 2021 04:03
Thank you, whoever supplied the Dingo avatar. Other than the color, it looks just like mine.
Dirty Dingo,

You can thank the Avatar Fairy for your avatar, at this link:

THANK YOU to the Avatar Fairy!
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Hello,

My name is Rocky, and I live in Portland, Oregon. I've been retired for a few years and am picking up this hobby again.

My main interest as you can guess from the avatar, is the Washington-Franklins, a series that has long interested me, and now I'm working on watermarking these stamps--a daunting task.

I look forward to joining in the discussons on this board and making contacts with like-minded folks.

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Welcome Rocky to Stampboards. I also have a boatload of those that I am striving to wade through. I am looking for a quicker way to detect watermarks.

Anyway, surf the board and query wherever you feel would work best for you. And add your knowledge with the rest of us, :D

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Hi Forum....great to join up over here

I am from Ashu B from India and I am a topical collector in love with wildlife stamps from animals to birds to coral and everything in between

My aim is to have the entire WWF stamp collection in my album and I am there half way as I write this post :P ..obviously I do have all the wildlife stamps issued by India (post independence) but I would like to enhance my collection of countries like Namibia Sri Lanka Canada to name a few

I hope to actively participate and look forward to interact with you guys

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Welcome Ashu B to the Stampboard enjoy the threads though out. :D

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Hello and welcome to new Stampboards members:

Rocky = rocky in Portland, Oregon, USA
Ashu B = stamp_pangolin in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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Now we look forward to seeing your posts on appropriate threads that interest you :D
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Hi all!
I retired from full time work 6 years ago, stuck indoors I recently got around to going through my old stock books and been busy filling in a few gaps, picked up the old magnifying glass again, going through old catalogues, measuring perfs and watermarks - vaccinated against COVID but got the stamp bug again!
I started collecting stamps aged about 9, over the years collections bought and sold through life's stormy seas but still have a hungry GB/Commonwealth collection to support :-)

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Dirty Dingo wrote:
14 May 2021 04:19
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 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.
Hello Serge. You may remember me from about 20 years ago. You originally contacted me about the Bangkok "B" overprints. I learned about your interest in Heligoland and put you in touch with my friend, LR Mead, who is an expertizer for Helgoland and German States at the APS. Periodically, he tells me you two have been in touch. He very much enjoys his contact with you.
Hello,
I do recall, but you didn't go by the name 'Dirty Dingo' back then :D
Hope all is well with you.
Thanks for reaching out.
Serge

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Hello and welcome to new Stampboards member machinmad in Bideford, North Devon, UK.
I admire your avatar:

34638.jpg
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I also did some map work to discover where Bideford is. You know very well, but I and some of my
fellow Stampboards members can learn from these maps. Puffin enthusiasts will note that Lundy is nearby.

North Devon, UK.  Note Bideford, and Lundy Is.
North Devon, UK. Note Bideford, and Lundy Is.
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Bideford district. Acknowledgement: Google maps
Bideford district. Acknowledgement: Google maps
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Of course, the Big Sheep is an eye-catcher on the map, so a little follow-up reveals that this is a family entertainment centre, with rides and recreational activities, and a shop with a newly painted floor that is about to reopen for business tomorrow (Mon 17 May 2021):
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Big Sheep shop, Abbotsham nr Bideford
Big Sheep shop, Abbotsham nr Bideford
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It appears that the Abbotsham Big Sheep has no giant sheep to greet visitors. I can't resist showing you our Australian entry into this genre:
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The Big Merino, Goulburn, NSW, Australia<br />Height 15.2m, weight 97 tonnes; completed 1985
The Big Merino, Goulburn, NSW, Australia
Height 15.2m, weight 97 tonnes; completed 1985
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Australia, 2007: Big Merino, Goulburn
Australia, 2007: Big Merino, Goulburn
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Australia, 2007: First Day Cover, Big Things set of five,<br />including the Big Merino, Goulburn
Australia, 2007: First Day Cover, Big Things set of five,
including the Big Merino, Goulburn
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Hi all I am looking for complete pages of Victorian Game Licence Stamps issued as Game Licences during the 70,s and 80,s these came in Duck, Quail, and Deer there was also game stamps issued for snipe in the early to mid 70,s Will look at singular stamps also
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yes Bideford is big sheep country but "the big sheep" is a children's country /theme park which i wouldn't be seen dead in - there are many more fascinating places to see such as Clovelly, Instow and Westward Ho, regular sandy beaches, small pubs and surfer cafes i like to go, surfing is big in this area too. Lundy is an amazing place! been over there twice on the ferry boat, a steep climb to the village and yes they have their own cinderella stamps. My Avatar pretty much sums up the state of the Nation at the moment lol!

https://www.landmarktrust.org.uk/lundyisland/
http://www.acsc-history.info/lundy.aspx

i am also involved with the local Bideford Railway Heritage Centre

https://www.facebook.com/bidefordrailway.co.uk/

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Thanks machinmad in Bideford.
Here, to share with other readers/viewers, are two "extracts" from the first two links provided.


Lundy
Lundy
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The second link provided by machinmad takes us to an excellent online catalogue of Lundy stamps 1929–2019. (I think it has already been referred to elsewhere on Stampboards, but promoting it again here is justified — a fine online listing, and a fascinating series of local stamps, as Terry = Puffin = Ubobo.R.O. knows well.)
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Start of the online Lundy locals catalogue
Start of the online Lundy locals catalogue
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http://www.acsc-history.info/lundy.aspx
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Hi there. Very new to the hobby and so far mostly interested in well designed sets with great art, though I'm also considering starting some sort of Covid issue collection. I actually joined to ask a something in the basic questions thread but I guess I'll start here. I'm interested in purchasing full sheets of new issues from countries other than my own (USA) but it doesn't seem very easy from what I've tried so far. I tried just going to their websites and ordering and sometimes it works (Australia) but with others I can't even register to create an account (Italy).

Is this just not something people do? Or is there some sort of service or broker that these can be purchased from? Or do I have to just kind of know a guy from that country? Or is my best bet ebay or stampworld sellers?

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Welcome to the wonderful world of stamp collecting, Borgnine! :D

This thread, unfortunately, is not for asking and answering specific philatelic questions. :( It is for new members to tell the Stampboards community about their philatelic interests and about themselves (if they want to do so). :)

That said, if you have specific questions about how to purchase stamps from different postal agencies please start a new thread in one of the forums.

To assist you in how to start a new thread on topic, here are a few useful links:

First, it's the Rules for posting on the board.

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

Second, how to add images to your post (all new threads are required to include an image with the initial post).

Test and post your images direct onto June 2020 NEW Stampboards

Last, before making your next post I would recommend to browse the forum and browse again before starting your first thread. :D

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A warm welcome to all of our new members. :D
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Welcome Borgnine(I hope that your first name is not Ernest), to a fabulous forum with excellent specialist advice from all four quarters of the globe and a great deal of knowledge to be gained. Do not be too worried at making errors. We were all newbies once.
I prefer to collect UK, British Commonwealth esp Pacific area ( not excluding West Indies/Canada ) and Western Europe. At the bottom of my zone of interest is Eastern Europe and communist countries.

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Hello Borgnine in Poway, California, USA.

"What waffle said". (But AMark's comments will help you get off to a good start.) :D

A brief comment: collecting full sheets of stamps is not very common, because their size makes storage and presentation challenging, even though there are special "files" created for the purpose. Collectors prefer sheets not to have been folded, but this often happens, even in post offices (or else the sheets are split into part-sheets to fit into counter books). Postage of a full, unfolded sheet is clearly a challenge, likely to cost a lot in postage, and potentially subject to damage in the mailstream. On the other hand, minisheets = miniature sheets are popular collector items, and come in quite manageable sizes...

Australia, 1994: Zoos minisheet<br />4 x 45¢, 1 x $1.00
Australia, 1994: Zoos minisheet
4 x 45¢, 1 x $1.00


/RogerE :D

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Hello Everyone,

I am new to collecting stamps, I inherited a collection form my Uncle and am trying to find information on them.

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Welcome Brian!

Find the threads on inheriting collections and enjoy.

Ask any questions you have and there’s someone that can help you.

But take your time do not rush, enjoy the ride. :D :D

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Hello and welcome to Brian = [brianph88 in Fresno, California, USA.

Welcome to Stampboards.

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Hi, all --

I'm Beth, from Ontario, Canada. I've been collecting stamps in fits and starts since I was a kid in the 1970s. I'm currently having a fit.

I like to collect U.S., Canadian, and Great Britain stamps, and am thinking of branching out into other Commonwealth and post-Commonwealth countries. I also like FDCs, though I don't avidly collect them

Looking forward to getting to know others on the board and learning more about the hobby.
Be kind.

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

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machinmad wrote:
16 May 2021 20:18
yes Bideford is big sheep country but "the big sheep" is a children's country /theme park which i wouldn't be seen dead in - there are many more fascinating places to see such as Clovelly, Instow and Westward Ho, regular sandy beaches, small pubs and surfer cafes i like to go, surfing is big in this area too. Lundy is an amazing place! been over there twice on the ferry boat, a steep climb to the village and yes they have their own cinderella stamps. My Avatar pretty much sums up the state of the Nation at the moment lol!

https://www.landmarktrust.org.uk/lundyisland/
http://www.acsc-history.info/lundy.aspx

i am also involved with the local Bideford Railway Heritage Centre

https://www.facebook.com/bidefordrailway.co.uk/
Hi Machinmad,

Welcome. I like your avatar - very impressive!
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stamp_pangolin wrote:
15 May 2021 02:03
My aim is to have the entire WWF stamp collection in my album and I am there half way as I write this post :P ..obviously I do have all the wildlife stamps issued by India (post independence) but I would like to enhance my collection of countries like Namibia Sri Lanka Canada to name a few
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Namibia has some lovely wildlife stamps.

Zimbabwe (which I collect) has more birds and flowers, but some wildlife. I noticed recently that many of the flower stamps were designed by Lady Tredgold. I wonder how many other stamps were designed by titled personages? is there a thread for that?

http://artinstamps.blogspot.com/2014/12/lady-margaret-tredgold.html

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Greetings all wazza from Sydney Australia here only just becoming involved with collecting

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Welcome bertha48! Looking forward to reading about your collecting interests! :)

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