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

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Welcome to Stampboards David88 (David) from Birmingham, UK :)

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Hello and welcome to David88 fro Birmingham, UK.

Bit by bit is the best way to progress in stamp collecting...
Browse widely for information. Stampboards is a good source, but there are many other sources you should keep in mind —
• your local library;
• your local stamp club (when Covid constraints allow you to engage face-to-face, but by phone in the meantime);
• browse eBay (just watch and learn, at least for a while);
• Websites of philatelic societies;
• Online exhibitions, such as
https://www.ausvipex2020.com.au/
http://www.stampedia.net/stamp/exhibition/en

Don't be afraid to ask questions! A well-phrased question is half way to a solution :D

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Hi everyone, I'm Richard from London. I've only recently developed an interest in Philately after inheriting some stamp albums. Looking forward to getting to know everyone!

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A warm welcome to all the new members! Looking forward to seeing your posts. :D
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Welcome to Stampboards Etuvan (Richard) from London, UK :)

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Hi everyone!

I'm an undergrad who interested in learning history and geography! Which is why I started to collecting stamps! They're really interesting to me as a person and at the moment, I collected pretty WW stamps as my collection is small thus no fixed topic! Please welcome me!

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Xin chào guilloutran từ nước Pháp đến với Stampboards!
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Hello everyone, I joined a few days ago. Read all the rules, (hopefully I'll remember them all because I don't want to make that moderator mad :lol: . Anyway, I consistently read that one should start a new thread/topic/message, not sure the lingo, when wanting to post pics so that the experts here could help me identify, etc the items I need help with, which are quite a few. My problem is I don't know how to do that, start a new thread. In the FAQ it said to click 'new topic's but I don't see that anywhere. Help please. And thank you :D

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reymar2k wrote:
19 Jan 2021 04:10
Hello everyone, I joined a few days ago. Read all the rules, (hopefully I'll remember them all because I don't want to make that moderator mad :lol: . Anyway, I consistently read that one should start a new thread/topic/message, not sure the lingo, when wanting to post pics so that the experts here could help me identify, etc the items I need help with, which are quite a few. My problem is I don't know how to do that, start a new thread. In the FAQ it said to click 'new topic's but I don't see that anywhere. Help please. And thank you :D
Hi reymar2k,

You can start a new thread in this forum:

NO question is too basic or silly - you ask - we WILL help you with it!

When you are inside that forum, click on the "New Topic" button (in Red) just below the, "NO question is too basic or silly - you ask - we WILL help you with it!"


NO question is too basic or silly - you ask - we WILL help you with it!
NO question is too basic or silly - you ask - we WILL help you with it!

Once you click on the "New Topic" button you will be sent to a "Post a New Topic" page in which you can post your question. :)

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Post a New Topic window

Please make sure to create a descriptive title for your topic and please add image/s of the stamp/s in question. :)

I hope that this helps.
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Thank you AMark

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Oh wow, thank you so much AMark. Really appreciate it. Hopefully will be able to start that today :) . Have a great day

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Hi everyone, my name is Vincent, and I'm from Belgium. I'm pretty new in the stamps world. I recently obtained some old collection from a deseased neighbour, with a lot of stamps (mostly put in envelopes with the country name on it). There are a lot of them, and I hope to find some knowledge about them, here in this forum. Greetings

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Xin chào Vince9630 từ nước Bỉ đến với Stampboards!
Searching for musical instruments, Lions International, Rotary International, the sport of cricket, non-rectangular stamps, and PIGS. OINK!

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Hello Vincent = Vince9630 in Munkzwalm, Belgium.
Welcome to Stampboards :D

As a beginner to stamp collecting, you are looking for advice and guidance about
progressing into the hobby.

Other newcomers to the hobby are among those who have posted their introductions
in this "Hello All NEW Members" thread. The welcoming replies that have been posted
by established members do contain various helpful suggestions and links.

May I suggest that you browse through earlier posts in this thread, and look at the
advice given to new members, particularly those declaring themselves to be novices.
I'm sure you will find good advice among those posts, as well as giving you a perspective
on what others think is good advice! ;)

As a footnote, may I applaud AMark on his recent posts giving clear, detailed help to
reymar2k about starting a new thread. This is the quality of helpful advice that our
newcomers can hope for (and frequently receive!). :D

/RogerE :D

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Our friendly member turtle-bienhoa has recently decided
to welcome new members in his first language ;)
I'm guessing he hopes those wishing to understand his greetings will use Google Translate.
As a "friendly spoiler", I'm going to short-cut that process ;)

Vietnamese —> English (via Google Translate)

Xin chào guilloutran từ nước Pháp đến với Stampboards!
Hello guilloutran from France, coming to Stampboards!

Google Translate offers the following ;)
Alô!, Chào anh!, Chào chị!, Xin chào!
Hello!, Hello!, Hello!, Hello!

nước PhápFrance
nước BỉBelgium

Some related translations:
nướccountry
nước Phi luật tânPhilippines
nước Ấn ĐộIndia
Hương Cảng; Hồng KôngHong Kong

Any comments, turtle-bienhoa?

/RogerE :D


(I was going to put this post in the Stamps and Languages thread, but another
post recently added there is in the wrong thread, so I'm hoping Admin relocates
it before further posts are added there. As an alternative location for these
Vietnamese translations, this thread is a suitable one to discuss the welcome posts.)

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Welcome to Stampboards guilloutran from France :)

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Welcome to Stampboards reymar2k from the United States :)

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Welcome to Stampboards Vince9630 (Vincent) from Munkzwalm, Belgium :)

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A warm welcome to all recent new members.

Enjoy Stampboards and enjoy posting.

Kindest regards

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Hello,

my name is Tobias and I have been collecting stamps for about 30 years. My grandfather was an stamps enthusiast - I think that was the main reason for me, to became also a collector.
Later, I took over the collection of my grandfather that mainly consists of German stamps, envelopes, postcards etc.

Meanwhile, I am especially interested in the following areas:
- Zeppelin / airship post
- German airmail 1919-1945
- History of the German border (until 1990)

Best regards from Germany
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Welcome to Stampboards TL3101 (Tobias) from Germany :)

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Xin chào TL3101 từ nước Đức đến với Stampboards!
Searching for musical instruments, Lions International, Rotary International, the sport of cricket, non-rectangular stamps, and PIGS. OINK!

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Hello and welcome TL3101 (Tobias), in Germany.

Continuing my turtle-translation service ;)
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Vietnamese: nước Đức — Germany
/RogerE :D

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I am David and I am mostly interested in GB QV stamps, especially the early line-engraved issues.
I am no expert but I do like to plate my early stamps whenever possible.
Any help with that would be gratefully received
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Hello my name is Franjo i am from Croatia.
I got an album that my grandfather got in 1949 for his birthday from his godfather.
My intention is to arrange the album by country and age and try to get to know sommething about history of stamps that i have. I hope some day my chilldren will be interested in preservation of historical harritage.
Btw my english is bad so sorry about that.

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Welcome to Stampboards davidstress (David) from Rancho Palos Verdes, USA :)

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Welcome to Stampboards franjo12345 (Franjo) from Samobor, Croatia :)

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A Stampboards welcome to Franjo = franjo12345 in Samobor, Croatia.
Nice self-introduction :D
We wish you long and happy browsing on Stampboards.

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Hello all. I have recently got back into stamp collecting and have come across some strange looking stamps over the years and have re kindled my love for stamps again. :D
Be happy and spread happiness. :D

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Welcome to Stampboards Danico80 from Northampton, UK :)

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Danico80 wrote:
23 Jan 2021 08:52
Hello all. I have recently got back into stamp collecting and have come across some strange looking stamps over the years and have re kindled my love for stamps again. :D
There are some strange looking stamps. This is one of my favourites (although I usually prefer recess printed issues of the 1935 - 1965 era). This one was issued in 1999.
shine 2 tap.jpg
I hope you enjoy browsing Stampboards, there are some very knowledgeable and helpful philatelists here. Sometimes you might find someone being a bit blunt (or even perhaps seeming rude) but that will usually be because that's normal in their culture (i.e. Australian :lol: ) so don't be put off.
Our days are happier when we give people a bit of our heart rather than a piece of our mind!

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Syllogism:
A. Some Stampboarders are blunt.
B. Some Stampboarders are Australian.
C. Therefore Australians are blunt. ;)

Second Syllogism:
A. Some syllogisms are valid.
B. No "alternative truths" are valid.
C. Therefore some syllogisms are not "alternative truths".

When did logic/rhetoric disappear from the school curriculum?

/RogerE ;)

And of course, welcome to danico80 in Northampton, UK.
Some Australians are polite and welcoming, but may have down under sense of humour.

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HI I am maneesh from india...i hv been collecting stamps since 2016..i love collecting minature sheets from countries all over the world

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Hello and welcome to new Stampboarder maneesh007 in Kasaragod, Kerala, India.

.<br />Australia, 2020: Opalised fossils, minisheet.
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Australia, 2020: Opalised fossils, minisheet.
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Xin chào maneesh007 từ Ấn Độ đến với Stampboards! :D
Searching for musical instruments, Lions International, Rotary International, the sport of cricket, non-rectangular stamps, and PIGS. OINK!

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hello evryboddy, i am french and i don t speak very good sorry... i am at first a coin collector but since few mounce i have received many stamp from all country and i like it very much ! but it is more difficult than coin...i will study your forums witch look very interesting ! have a good year for all !

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hello everyone, i am stef from central pa. , usa...happy to meet you all!

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Hi everyone,
I am dancux from Cuxhaven, Germany.

I have been a stamp collector for quite a while, but was not active for quite a while. Now I want to become more active again.

My main interests are:

US stamps
first flight covers (FFC)
covers returned to sender (RTS)

When travelling (especially in the US) I like to visit post offices and I will take a picture of the post office, get their postmark and have a chat with the postmaster.

I am very happy that I discovered this board and look forward to exchange with you.

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Welcome to Stampboards maneesh007 from Kasaragod, Kerala, India :)

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Welcome to Stampboards dancux from Cuxhaven, Germany :)

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Hello to new Stampboards members
stef, in Etters, Pennsylvania, USA
dancux, in Cuxhaven, Lower Saxony, Germany.

Some shared information about where these two new members live:

• I learnt that Etters is actually "Goldsboro" but is the officially preferred postal designation ;)
Wikipedia wrote:Goldsboro (formerly Goldsborough) is a borough in York County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 952 at the 2010 census. For historical reasons, the post office in Goldsboro is named "Etters" even though there is no incorporated place known by that name, and the United States Postal Service (USPS) states that the name "Etters" is preferred over "Goldsboro" for addressing mail to ZIP code 17319

• I learnt that Cuxhaven is on the North Sea Coast, close to the Heligoland archipelago:
Google wrote:Cuxhaven is a seaside town on Germany’s North Sea coast. Brightly coloured shelters dot its sandy beach. The Kugelbake, a wooden navigational tower, stands at the mouth of the Elbe River. The UNESCO World Heritage Wadden Sea Visitor Centre Cuxhaven has a nature trail and exhibits on the area’s tidal flats and wildlife. The port is a gateway to the nearby tidal island of Neuwerk and the small Heligoland archipelago
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Welcome to Stampboards stef from Etters, Pennsylvania, USA :)

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Hello I’m Dan from the US just looking for some expertise, cheers

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Welcome to Stampboards Newguy123 (Dan) from Boothbay, Maine, USA :)

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Hi, I'm Rolcsi from Germany. I've been collecting stamps for 30+ years. I collect stamps from nearly every country.

I have most of Germany (obviously) and Australia. I have tens of thousands of spares from both these countries that I have been accumulating. I am not actively selling them but they are for sale if anyone's interested. I do not pick, would only send a one kilo mixture at a time. In case anyone's interested.

I keep my own stamps in 60- or 64-page large stockbooks with black pages. I have about 50 of these "full". I say "full" because my rule is the keep likes 2, 4, 6, and 8 on every page empty so there is no overlapping. Also I do not squash stamps behind one another, so each page contains about 20 stamps on average. The stamps are sorted by continent, then by country in alphabetical order, then chronologically.

I also like to collect France and Italy. I have thousands of spare old mint Italy stamps for sale.

I do not collect CTOs, except Mongolia (cuz they're nice). I do collect Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland and Russia. I have abandoned collecting Czechoslovakia, Romania and a few similar countries as they take up too much space and they're worthless for the most part, too many CTOs. Will probably abandon Poland and Bulgaria soon as well.

I prefer using Michel, I think it's the best catalogue. I also have 5 volumes of the 2008 Stanley Gibbons on my bookshelf and the 2017 Scott on my PC.

All that said, I'm no stamp expert, I have very superficial background knowledge of stamps. I'm just an aspie with OCD who likes to sort through boxes of off-paper kiloware and "glory boxes".

Nice to be here on this forum.

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Friends of philately

Looking forward to participating in this forum. I collect USA and Chess on stemps.

go with the flow the river knows . . .

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Welcome to Stampboards Rolcsi :)

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Welcome to Stampboards shunyadragon (Frank) from Hillsborough, NC, USA :)

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Friends of stamps
Looking forward to meeting everyone, and exchanging and learning about stamps.

go with the flow the river knows . . .

Frank

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Welcome Frank
shunyadragon wrote:
27 Jan 2021 13:19
Friends of stamps
Looking forward to meeting everyone, and exchanging and learning about stamps.

go with the flow the river knows . . .

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

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