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I notice that we were running low on philatelic games right now, so here is a new, very simple one.

It's really just an excuse to guess stamp images and send each other covers.

To play, we use one stamp, which can be part of a set or was issued alone. The important thing here is not value, but that the stamp is known to collectors, and that it preferably has an interesting story, so that the poster can explain it.

We display a small part of the stamp and the first person to guess what that stamp is gets the stamp, and of course, a cover from the person who has posted the stamp up. All of this has to be free of course.

To create a chain, we have a simple rule: the winning guesser has to put up a stamp that has at least one thing in common with the stamp they guessed, out of the following three:

1) Country
2) Year of issue
3) Theme.

This will give a clue to the next guessers and so on.

If the stamp is not guessed within 24 hours, the person posting the stamp here must give a clue.

And that's it!

And here is the first stamp:



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Good luck and have fun here on Stampboards! :D

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Is it a stamp called "King Albert in Trench Helmet"?
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Very close. You need to specify the country, year, and face value, but you are getting there BrewDog... :D

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5 c King Albert I with helmet, 1919, Belgium. Series is called as well as the stamp.

A very interesting game, Joel, thank you!

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Yes Ksan, that is exactly correct.

Well BrewDog and Ksan, since this is the first one, I will get you both an example of the stamp.

I will post the full stamp and provide more explanations tonight when I get back from work (or more accurately from the gym after work)...

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Joel, what an idea for a giveaway game! I think more than the persons receiving these freebies, you seem to enjoy these even more yourself!
Stamps are like small portraits hung on wall-like envelopes.

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OK, I confess, I wasn't in the gym for that long... :lol: :lol: :lol:

On the set this stamp is from, it was produced to honor the heroic conduct of King Albert I, would stood with his troops during the war on the last sliver of unoccupied land in Belgium (by the North Sea), and through him all Belgian troops who fought in WWI.

The stamps were drawn from a photo by a British journalist (a Mr Speaight) by none other than Jean De Bast. This was his first work in designing a postage stamp, and started a long career of postage stamp design and engraving, spanning almost 50 years!

The stamps, in three different formats were engraved by the famous French engraver Henri Cheffer and produced in Holland by Enschede.

The first stamp of the set to be issued was the red 10 centimes value, on July 19, 1919. The 5 centimes value here was issued on December 20, 1919.



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Right28, you are right, I really enjoy my time here on Stampboards, and giving away some stamps, getting people to discover the sets and engravings I like, is part of that pleasure.

Now, it is time to keep this going. Given that Ksan is the one who got this exactly right, it's his turn to continue the game. So his stamp must have at least one of the following characteristics:

1) Country: in this case Belgium
2) Year of issue: in this case 1919
3) Theme: in this case military (or royalty)


Good luck!

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If Ksan does not post the follow up within the next 24 hours or so, I will put up a new one to guess, to keep this ball rolling...

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Perhaps one to pass the time until Ksan comes online?

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Forgive me if I am hijacking...

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John,

No, that's great! I had forgotten somehow, and this one looks really interesting! :D

Thank you for posting this. Let's see where it goes...

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Hi guys, sorry for the absence, been a little busy.
So ... I'm having some problems, I do not know how to make a stamp from a thumbnail.

p.s. Watching the game is not very popular ... It is a pity

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JohnB wrote:Perhaps one to pass the time until Ksan comes online?

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Forgive me if I am hijacking...

John
John, I must confess I'm generally not really good at these games, but I leafed through the classic Scott catalog, and I couldn't find it...Maybe a clue would be great at this point (at least for me...)

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Not a great stamp and I thought it would be difficult as it is from a country rarely mentioned on these boards. Here is more of it...

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JohnB wrote:Not a great stamp and I thought it would be difficult as it is from a country rarely mentioned on these boards. Here is more of it...

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It was not easy, but thanks to the tip I found the right answer.
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Got it! The Scott classic ends in 1940, and this stamp dates back to 1943!

It is Thailand, 1 baht blue, showing King Ananda Mahidol...

Thank you John!

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Well Well continue our game. I make a thumbnail from the stamp, so guessing please =)
Good luck!

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Looks a tough one!

Not royalty and doesn't look to be from Thailand....so we are chasing 1943 then? (I need help you know :D )

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I think I misunderstood the rules again (
my stamp does not match these parameters (

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Hi!
Forget yesterday's misunderstanding, here is a new piece, it now corresponds exactly to one of the parameters.

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I think this might be Canada 7c Airmail, although I think it was issued 1942

I may be wrong though.

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goof wrote:I think this might be Canada 7c Airmail, although I think it was issued 1942

I may be wrong though.

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You're absolutely right, Mick!
If I am not mistaken in '42 this stamp was issued with a value of 6 cents. And 43 is the value of 7 cents.
Send me your address, and your next piece =)

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Ok next up


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you may have to work hard to guess which part of the theme I am keeping running :lol:

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1969, United Kingdom, First Flight of the Concorde.
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Correct and for your effort you get this block :D


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I know I have your address somewhere but could you resend it please;

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Many thanks to Ksan, Mick and Mark to keep this going as I should have followed up on my guess of the Thai stamp! :oops:

And we now have the rhythm right, with one theme being carried over from one guess to the next! :D Nice!

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goof wrote:
I know I have your address somewhere but could you resend it please;

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Hi Mick,

Instead of mailing the block to me, would you be able to send it to the person with the next correct guess?

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This is the next one.

The image is rather small because if it was bigger I would be giving away too much information.

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This is the second clue.

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Mark,

Well I haven't found it, but here's where the reasoning has taken me so far:

1) 1969. I looked at Canada, but couldn't find the stamp that matched. Nothing in UK, and I'm pretty sure nothing in France, Belgium or Germany, or the US. I tried these because the quality (or in fact lack of clear definition) points to something printed before the mid-eighties, or at least early nineties.

2) GB. Went through the whole lot. No luck (or I didn't look well enough).

3) What's left is the aviation theme. That seems promising. This looks a little like a winter beach scene. Kitty Hawk? commemoration of the Wright Brothers' flight? I looked again: Canada or US. No luck. And then I gave up. For now.

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Joel,

You've done some great work and you are getting close. :)

This will probably be the final clue.

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Mark,

Thank you! so this is the Wright Brothers...I just have to find the stamp. At work now and I will not be able to look it up before tonight. Maybe someone will beat me to it... :shock:

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Mark,

Found it! Not the Wright Brothers, but rather the Centenary of the First Powered Flight in Canada stamp, issued (by Canada of course) in 2009. SG2602. Phew! :shock: 8)

I thought I was going to have to go somewhere and hide for a couple of months to live down the embarrassment of not finding it...

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Joel,

You got it. :D

Here is the stamp

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Now it's your turn Joel.

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Congratulations Joel, and you get a block of Concorde :D

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Well done Joel, you just beat me to it. Honest!

I have another one ready if you wish?

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Thank you Mark and Mick! :D

And thank you John as well, but I have an idea and will put one up myself tonight...

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And here it is...Pretty obvious which of the three themes it continues...



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France, 1955, Maryse Bastie.
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You got it, BrewDog! And now it's your turn! :D


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Will post my clue a little bit later.
So I'm now able to give any clue of the following:
- year (1955);
- country (France);
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You got it! (although women or glasses are too broad in my view)...

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I'm back, so don't be shy and take a shot at guessing the following clue.
Shouldn't be a difficult one...

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More details for the clue above.

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I'm guessing its boats, so must be either France or 1955...need to get my thinking hat on.

See if anyone else guesses it before I work it out.

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Should I be looking east? Looks germano/russo design to my untutored eyes.

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I will say nothing just post another clue...

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France 1942
Jean de Vienne (1341-1396). First Admiral of France.
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That's correct!
Please, drop me your address and I'll send you a real nice copy of this stamp.

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Amazing! I had thought it was France, but had never noticed this stamp, which is in fact a fine engraving. Well done BrewDog!

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