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Gidday - Jeff Brenton is my name ; a long time collector and a long time member of the Wanneroo Stamp Club.

In Nov , I want to enter the club's annual trophy competition. I have my subject organised but I need expert answers

to certain questions. I'm aware of the time difference. What's the best time to submit those questions please?

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Hello Jeff = jeff brenton 1 in Bassendean, WA, Australia — welcome to Stampboards.

Surely the sooner you post your questions, the sooner you can hope that someone with relevant knowledge with reply. Perhaps you should tell us in this thread what your chosen topic is, and then post your questions in whichever thread you judge to be closest to your topic. For a list of possible threads, try
https://www.stampboards.com/viewforum.php?f=10

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Hello All,

I live in Cincinnati, OH USA.

I collect Italy, mainly Italian Social (not Socialist) Republic postal history.

I also participate in competitive exhibitions, at least I did, until COVID caused multiple cancellations

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Hello Number-O-Ne in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Welcome to Stampboards.

Is your Stampboards name inspired by "numero uno" by any chance‽

I think you will enjoy Waffle's thread where he is posting images of modern issues of Italy:
https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=92287

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Hi everyone, I am a South African living in Canada. Currently I am busy catalogueing my husbands' inherited stamp collection (pretty good way to stay occupied during Covid) and have reached the South African part of the collection. I am enjoying reading and learning about stamps and the tricks to identify one series from another. Thanks for the informative discussions. Suzette.

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Hello Suzette = Suzette01 in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.
Welcome to Stampboards :D

Soon you will know a lot about stamps from your cataloguing work, so don't
be surprised if you decide to form a small collection of your own. It sounds
like a collection of South Africa (at least the issues from your lifetime) might
be a satisfying undertaking...

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Welcome to Stampboards jeff brenton 1 from Wanneroo Stamp Club, Western Australia :)

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Welcome to Stampboards Number-O-Ne from Cincinnati, Ohio, USA :)
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Welcome to Stampboards Suzette01 from Peterborough, Ontario, Canada :)

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Hello all. My name is Piotr, I live in Poland in the beautiful city of Sopot. I have been dealing with philately for over 30 years (with breaks). I collect German stamps Germania 20 pf blue, with all available prints. I do not consider myself a specialist, but I am always happy to help in areas that are close to me.

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Hello piotr = OokamiSopot in Sopot, Poland. Welcome to Stampboards.

Since Sopot neighbours on Gdansk, you live in an area with an intricate postal history.
Do you collect that postal history?

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This is how the history of the post office in the Free City of Gdańsk is very interesting. And a lot of collectors of this region.

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OokamiSopot wrote:
18 Oct 2020 22:58
Hello all. My name is Piotr, I live in Poland in the beautiful city of Sopot. I have been dealing with philately for over 30 years (with breaks). I collect German stamps Germania 20 pf blue, with all available prints. I do not consider myself a specialist, but I am always happy to help in areas that are close to me.
Hi Piotr, welcome to Stampboards....at last another collector from Poland.
I'm from Maszki (Wojciechow) in Lubelski.
If I can help in any way, let me know.

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Welcome to Stampboards OokamiSopot (Piotr) from Sopot, Poland :)

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Welcome to Stampboards Sellomaniaco from Catalonia :)

You need to introduce yourself here!

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Hello. Looking forward to learning a thing or two here. My interests are all over the place. Mark Santacroce

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Hello Mark = ms1 in San Antonio, Texas, USA. Welcome to Stampboards!

Your description of your interests reminds me of the famous Stephen Leacock, who wrote:
Lord Ronald said nothing; he flung himself from the room, flung himself upon his horse
and rode madly off in all directions.


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Welcome to Stampboards ms1 (Mark Santacroce) from San Antonio, Texas, USA :)

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A warm welcome to all of our new members. :D
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Hi from the UK. Every time I find an item I'm stuck on, do a quick Google and most times Stampboards comes up with a discussion. So, a no brainer to join really, even though it has taken a while ;)

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Welcome to Stampboards pieceofpape!

Yes, Stampboards has many philatelic topics covered and many experts, from around the world, that are very helpful. :)

Before starting a thread, please take a look at the Rules for posting on the board. Found at this link:

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

Also, please take a look at this thread which explains how to add images to your threads.

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Is there a specific area/s or country/s that you collect?

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A Stampboards welcome to pieceofpaper, somewhere in the north of England...

Would you care to tell us your town/city?

AMark's helpful hints/comments are good value for all new members.

/RogerE :D

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Welcome to Stampboards pieceofpaper from Northern England, UK :)

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Hi, my first stamp, I was around 10 years old, is still in my collection. For many years I lost interest in collecting, but after I retired, I picked it up again. Pretty soon I found that limiting myself was a big help. I decided to collect only used stamps from The Netherlands and Finland. Not a strange choise, I'm Dutch and my wife is from Finland, so ...
Meanwhile I added my collection on a few online catalogues such as Colnect and LastDodo (former Catawiki). For Colnect I'm also an editor for Finland, Aland and Estonia.
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Hello Dutchie in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
Welcome to Stampboards.

It will be good to have you share your expertise with us...

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Welcome to Stampboards Dutchie from Eindhoven, The Netherlands :)

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Hello Everyone,

I am Krishna Kant from India. I collect stamps mainly related to Indian Mythology.
I am also on the lookout for Tibet stamps as it is important to India.

Thanks

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Hello Krishna Kant = chashmebuddoor in India. Welcome to Stampboards. :D

Your collecting topics (Indian mythology, and Tibet) are both interesting and popular.
You will find that Stampboards already has some relevant posts — try using the "Search" box
at the top right of each page, and you'll find some relevant posts :D

/RogerE :D

P.S. "India" is a rather broad location! Anything more specific to tell us about where you live?
P.P.S. Does "chashmebuddoor" have a general meaning, or is it a "personalised" name?

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Welcome to chashmebuddoor (Krishna Kant) from India :)

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Hello everyone,

I am very keen to get a bit involved in some threads here that are of interest to me. I have been 'ghosting' :lol: (visiting this site as a guest) for almost two weeks now (on a daily basis), and today I said "enough is enough, these blokes and ladies seem genuine, I should actually join/engage in these threads".

My name is Jonathan (aka: Jonozilla), I am 26, I have recently reopened my childhood collection, and I want to complete my ambition of having a complete collection of Australian stamps from the advent of Australia Post onwards (1914 I believe), including the other issuing authorities (eg. Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Australian Antartic Territory... etc. etc.). I shall also opportunistically be collecting any Australian State stamps that come my way, but not hunting them down (that would get a little expensive... my budget is $5/wk :!: :!: ). I have a good foundation, just need to clean it up/sort chronologically (I have the 11th ed. Stanley Gibbins Australia Catoluge and approximatly a 1/4 - 1/3 of the stamps up to date so far... so a long way to go... but not from scratch by a long shot. :mrgreen: ). I have a huge sentimental value for these stamps that are already in my collection, so I am not going to be picky in what condition these new stamps need to be in to fill in my gaps!

I would attach a photo... but I don't know how yet! The 'attach photo tutorial' thread (or whatever it is called) will be my next port of call.

Thank you all,
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Sorry, I forgot to add where I am from!

15km North of Warrnambool in the Western District of Victoria, Australia!
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Hello Jonathan = Jonozilla in Purnim near Warrnambool, Vic, Australia.
Welcome to Stampboards.

We can easily identify with your emotional attachment to the collection you formed years ago.
Happy hunting to develop that collection, and we wish you lots of pleasure in pursuing that goal.
If you can find a local stamp group, even if they are not meeting face-to-face at present, you
can probably start up a phone/e-mail connection (perhaps even ZOOM). Sharing your enthusiasm
with that of others, especially those with more experience in philately, is a great way to experience
the social dimension of stamp collecting, which is personally enriching and very worthwhile.

Check out this link:
https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=62538

Here are a couple more links which might also turn out to be helpful:
https://www.facebook.com/events/warrnambool-bowls-club/warrn ... 197188033/
https://www.australianplanet.com/victoria/philatelic+clubs+stamp+collecting

/RogerE :D

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Hello people.

Thank you for allowing me to join this site. I hope everybody is staying safe and taking care in this pandemic.

My name is Steve and I am always on the lookout for Titanic stamps and postcards. Also Rover P6 2000TC or SC stamps and postcards. Hoping I may be able to find some gems soon.

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Dear Roger,

Chashmebuddoor is a word of Persian origin widely used in North India. It is used to ward off the evil eye !
As I mentioned that Indian Mythology especially Ramayana is one of my favourite collection.
And I live in Delhi.

Cheers !
RogerE wrote:
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Hello Krishna Kant = chashmebuddoor in India. Welcome to Stampboards. :D

Your collecting topics (Indian mythology, and Tibet) are both interesting and popular.
You will find that Stampboards already has some relevant posts — try using the "Search" box
at the top right of each page, and you'll find some relevant posts :D

/RogerE :D

P.S. "India" is a rather broad location! Anything more specific to tell us about where you live?
P.P.S. Does "chashmebuddoor" have a general meaning, or is it a "personalised" name?

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Welcome to stampboards all new members, It seems most are getting back into the hobby from their childhood days. Which is good to hear.

I myself stopped at the age of about 14 and i was 30 before i was back collecting again.

I have no intension of stopping again.
My mission: To get one decent example of every single Queen Victoria stamp. ( minus a few impossible to get. )

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Welcome to Jonozilla (Jonathan) from Purnim, Victoria, Australia :)

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Welcome to Restivo65 (Steve) from Kessingland, United Kingdom :)

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Restivo65 wrote:
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My name is Steve and I am always on the lookout for Titanic stamps and postcards.
Hoping I may be able to find some gems soon.


Hi Steve

There are a lot of Titanic items posted here. Search "Titanic" in the search bars

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Thank you for the warm welcome! RogerE, ebay and MJ's pet! (And everyone in general.)

Thanks for those links RogerE! I will definitly be calling those numbers in the near future to see if something is still happening as mentioned in that post (Over five years ago though... fingers crossed!).


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Welcome to stampboards all new members, It seems most are getting back into the hobby from their childhood days. Which is good to hear.

I myself stopped at the age of about 14 and i was 30 before i was back collecting again.

I have no intension of stopping again.
Very true ebay, to be honest if my Uncle hadn't given me a bag of is duplicates at age 7 (or 8?) I doubt I would have started collecting now under my own steam or just picked it up as an adult. It has been a slow burn my whole life. Never have I ever let a stamp go... even if for the last 10 years that meant just popping it in a bag with the rest. Something for me to sort through now!
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chashmebuddoor wrote:
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Dear Roger,

Chashmebuddoor is a word of Persian origin widely used in North India. It is used to ward off the evil eye !
As I mentioned that Indian Mythology especially Ramayana is one of my favourite collection.
And I live in Delhi.

Cheers !
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Aahhh, thank you Krishna Kant = Chashmebuddoor, in Delhi, India.
Your answer gives us some new cultural insights — I'm very glad that I asked :D

You might already have noticed that Stampboards has a Stamps and Languages thread in which I contribute posts. For example, here is a recent post, inspired by a minisheet celebrating Indian masks:
https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=90529&start=531

After reading your answer to my query, I tried entering "chashmebuddoor" into Google Translate.
Here's the result:
[Hindi]
चश्मेबद्दूर
[chashme baddoor]
May harmful sight not fall on you
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Evidently the term "evil eye" was rendered "harmful sight".
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Wikipedia wrote:The evil eye is a superstitious curse or legend believed to be cast by a malevolent glare, usually given to a person when they are unaware. Many cultures believe that receiving the evil eye will cause misfortune or injury, while others believe it to be a kind of supernatural force that casts or reflects a malevolent gaze back upon those who wish harm upon others (especially innocents). Talismans or amulets created to protect against the evil eye are also frequently called "evil eyes".

The idea expressed by the term causes many different cultures to pursue protective measures against it. The concept and its significance vary widely among different cultures, but it is especially prominent in the Mediterranean and West Asia.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evil_eye

A reasoned/rational viewpoint

Examination of the "evil eye" concept suggests various problems with the idea, including its implications that there are malevolent beings (or intelligent "forces") whose main desire is to bring random harm to innocent, well-behaved individuals. Examples of some problems with the concept: Where do such malevolent individuals/beings come from? How could science test for their existence? Why do some societies have a tradition of fostering belief in such beings, while other societies do not? Why would a simple talisman or incantation have any protective effect? (Look at the reinforcement by traditional stories but lack of objective evidence.)

Two more general questions: What are the psychological consequences of superstitious beliefs? Are there underlying evolutionary advantages or disadvantages to superstitious beliefs?


/RogerE :D

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Hello all

I have finally got through the joining up process, using my phone. Had a few problems

I have recently dug out my stamp collection after many years of inactivity while working.

Now have retired and am in isolation most of the time ,just me and the hubby.

So time to get them organised again. I will certainly have a lot of questions. So look forward to chatting with you all

I live in Melbourne Australia.

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Hello jogooz in Melbourne, Vic, Australia.
Glad you found Stampboards and stamp collecting during isolation imposed by Covid restrictions.

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Location: York, England

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Hi I'm totally new to the stamp world I have thousands of them now that I have inherited I have been doing some research but looking any advice as I go through them thanks

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Mutiny1857
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Joined: 18 Oct 2020 21:48
Location: Lambeth, United Kingdom

Re: Hello All NEW Members - please briefly introduce yourself!

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Hello all.

I'm Andrew from Dublin Ireland, long time collector of stamps, coins and medals. In terms of stamps I collect British commonwealth, coins Morgan dollars and medals British empire with a strong leaning on China 1900 and long service medals

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RogerE
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Re: Hello All NEW Members - please briefly introduce yourself!

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Hello Russgward in York, England. Welcome to Stampboards :D

/RogerE

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RogerE
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Re: Hello All NEW Members - please briefly introduce yourself!

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Hello Andrew = Mutiny1857 in Lambeth, London, England,
but hailing from Dublin, Ireland. Welcome to Stampboards :D

Have you been busy posting in other threads? Looks like you're already in double digits...

/RogerE

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