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@lesbootman , please can you share where you bought the kiloware from
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anilkhemlani wrote: 08 May 2023 19:01 @lesbootman , please can you share where you bought the kiloware from
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I didn't buy it, Aerogi did. The source is shown in the thread.
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225 grammes of Mali

Part one
1990s Mali stamps on paper
1990s Mali stamps on paper
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1990s Mali stamps on paper
1990s Mali stamps on paper
Many items from the exhibits from the national museum seems the same, but many of these have different face values
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1990s Mali stamps on paper
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Part 2
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Disney related stamps are usually on my Colnect ignore list.
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Part 3
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last part:
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the 2000F mineral stamps are from a souvenir sheet.

there could be some overlapping with the pictures though...
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anilkhemlani wrote: 08 May 2023 19:01 @lesbootman , please can you share where you bought the kiloware from
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it was from Ebay, from a German seller. It seems it was a one off sales.
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aerogi wrote: 04 May 2023 05:26
sebjarod wrote: 04 May 2023 02:54 Very impressive!

I should one day get all the stamps and covers I got from my aunt who were then a secretary in a university in the 1990s: blocks of stamps on envelopes to cover the rates for papers and journals. Mostly African countries, and also South East Asia, Pakistan castle officials.

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Here is the stamp from a cover I found in apenny box at the local bourse recently: cancel in Northern Burkina with a current stamp on a private local museum on burkinese cultural artefacts in Manéga. I spent two hours yesterday reading articles on the museum owner, his actions and how it connects to NGO ATD-Quart-Monde fighting poverty.

I wish you to enjoy this treasure for many weeks to come.
Very nice cancel on that one! It comes from a set of 4. The museum building itself looks quite special.

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stamps from former French colonies are often very nice and interesting when it comes to local themes. It are amongst my favorite countries to collect.

Nice find and indeed from a set of four as aerogi shows. I actually lived in Burkina Faso in the early 2000s and your posts made me recall cycling to the central post office in downtown Ouaga to buy these and other new emissions from their philatelic counter - including the birds and statues issues shown in the aerogi's scan. Some of these made their way on letters I sent back home to family, posted from the Zogona post office branch. I also visited the actual museum depicted on the stamp, 20-30 km east of Ouaga. Lovely place.

Sadly the entire country is in disarray with many jihadist attacks all over the place. Ouahigouya (where the stamp was cancelled) is a no go areas - as is much of the countryside outside of the capital. I suspect even the museum is a risk zone nowadays.
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Sadly no contributions nor contact from any of the specialist societies I wrote to.
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davidb wrote: 12 May 2023 04:46
Sadly the entire country is in disarray with many jihadist attacks all over the place. Ouahigouya (where the stamp was cancelled) is a no go areas - as is much of the countryside outside of the capital. I suspect even the museum is a risk zone nowadays.
sad to hear. Such a pity so many African countries seems to go the wrong way.
Burkina Faso stamps recent issues
Burkina Faso stamps recent issues
according to Colnect the 2019 stamp is the latest one that has been issued.

The number of stamps issued are quite low with one stamp in 2018 (Mandela) and the last one in 2019, depicting "Support for Defense and Security Forces". I wonder if that last issue has something to do with the problems of today.
2019 Burkina Faso SG BF2034 Support for Defense and Security Forces
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norvic I have drawn this thread to the attention of some of my West Africa Study Circle colleagues whom I know have an interest in more modern material, particularly from Francophone countries.

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Good, I wrote to the contact on their website.

It’s not that I have any direct interest more that the specialist societies should aggregate all the knowledge from everywhere.
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aerogi wrote: 10 May 2023 21:34 225 grammes of Mali

Part one

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Many items from the exhibits from the national museum seems the same, but many of these have different face values

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some updates will follow later on, as end of august I have finally begun to get it now all finally sorted out, checking what I will keep on paper, adding to my collection and swaplist, and eventually a (small) part of items that are multiple on sale somewhere.

Yesterday I found this one:
https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=103572

I have now learned it is not listed in any of the major catalogs, YT, SG, Michel or Scott

Togo issued a set of butterfly stamps in 1996, and this has also 1996 and cartor imprint. I assume it is from a souvenir sheet, the stamps were all seperate on paper, and normally it would have been a strip of 4.

I have already send a message to YT. Will later send also a message to Michel.
1996 500F Togo butterfly stamp unlisted / unknown
1996 500F Togo butterfly stamp unlisted / unknown
Recent Togo stamps on paper
Recent Togo stamps on paper
1996 stamps Togo Butterfly series Michel 2416/2419
1996 stamps Togo Butterfly series Michel 2416/2419
I didn't pay attention in april / may that this stamp was something special, I wish I had left it on paper...
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At least you have the photos, but that’s a lesson for all.
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Senegal from the box on paper. This country does not really produce or issue stamps like other countries that are virtually not possible to find postally used. But some issues are very hard to get.
Senegal stamps on paper
Senegal stamps on paper
Senegal stamps on paper
Senegal stamps on paper
Senegal stamps on paper
Senegal stamps on paper
Senegal stamps on paper
Senegal stamps on paper
Senegal stamps on paper
Senegal stamps on paper
Senegal stamps on paper
Senegal stamps on paper
I especially like the definitive sets 'Senegalese elegance'

So basically I am now in the process of putting per country all the items like the Senegalese on the ground, decide what I will keep on paper, decide what items are multiple and split partly to try to sell at some point. And the others will be soaked and go to my collection and Colnect swaplist. Very enjoyable!
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That’s a great selection of postally used Senegal stamps aerogi!

That country seems to be one of the most responsible francophone African countries regarding stamp issues, with only a brief period of Agency wallpaper around 1998 - 1999.

The postmarks look just like contemporary France, I presume Senegal uses much the same type of handstamp cancelling devices....
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Burkina Faso is one my favorite former African French colony. Many local themes issued. But not so easy to get.
This country does issue a number of 'Agency Issues' unfortunately.

Burkina Faso recent stamps on paper
Burkina Faso recent stamps on paper
Burkina Faso stamps Leopard-Panthera-pardus
Burkina Faso stamps Leopard-Panthera-pardus
Top left 250f Leopard is a typical issue aimed to collectors of themes or children back then. And has these ugly CTO cancel. I love it finding such an issue postal used. This was considered agency issue (for good reasons maybe) but they have seen the country!
Burkina Faso recent stamps on paper
Burkina Faso recent stamps on paper
Marilyn Monroe has not much to do with BF, but as a F1 enthusiast I love the Ayrton Senna which I left on paper to have the complete cancel.
Burkina Faso recent stamps on paper
Burkina Faso recent stamps on paper
Burkina Faso recent stamps on paper
Burkina Faso recent stamps on paper
Mick Jagger on the right has a superb SOTN cancel
Burkina Faso recent stamps on paper
Burkina Faso recent stamps on paper
Burkina Faso recent stamps on paper
Burkina Faso recent stamps on paper
The large se tenant part bird stamps seems quite scarce judging colnect. And I am the only one that have them up for swap :mrgreen:
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Rockyman44 wrote: 28 Sep 2023 21:50 That’s a great selection of postally used Senegal stamps aerogi!

That country seems to be one of the most responsible francophone African countries regarding stamp issues, with only a brief period of Agency wallpaper around 1998 - 1999.

The postmarks look just like contemporary France, I presume Senegal uses much the same type of handstamp cancelling devices....
It is also one of the most stable former French colonies in Africa. Just checked wikipedia.

This was surprising to me:
The state was formed as part of the independence of French West Africa from French colonial rule. Because of this history, French is the official language, but it is understood by only a minority of the population.Over 30 languages are spoken in Senegal, and Wolof is the most widely spoken one, with 80% of the population speaking it as a first or second language, acting as Senegal's lingua franca alongside French.
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Hardest part, but most rewarding part, of modern Africa is usually trying to work out, and keep up, with the inflation rates for postage! Great collection for postmarks too. 8-)
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norvic wrote: 05 Sep 2023 23:10 At least you have the photos, but that’s a lesson for all.
I still have these two that will go in my collection as is on paper.
Togo unissued butterfly stamp
Togo unissued butterfly stamp
It apparently comes from this unissued souvenir sheet
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aerogi wrote: 13 Nov 2023 20:57
norvic wrote: 05 Sep 2023 23:10 At least you have the photos, but that’s a lesson for all.
I still have these two that will go in my collection as is on paper.

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It apparently comes from this unissued souvenir sheet
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As I suggested to you over at Colnect, I would seriously consider contacting Michel and Yvert regarding these (and other stamps that you have contributed to Colnect's database that no catalogue at present currently list) so that they can update their listings and bring the stamps to the attention of the wider collector community. Your treasure trove has resulted in discovery of several stamps not currently listed in catalogues that were clearly used in the postal services of those countries.
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DJCMH wrote: 14 Nov 2023 02:49
As I suggested to you over at Colnect, I would seriously consider contacting Michel and Yvert regarding these (and other stamps that you have contributed to Colnect's database that no catalogue at present currently list) so that they can update their listings and bring the stamps to the attention of the wider collector community. Your treasure trove has resulted in discovery of several stamps not currently listed in catalogues that were clearly used in the postal services of those countries.
I hope you have a better response than I seem to have had from this -
norvic wrote: 04 May 2023 00:31 In the other thread we had this exchange.
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As others have said, it’s a great acquisition.

You may find that some of these are not listed or not priced in main catalogues. If you don’t have Stamps of the World or similar do ask here, on a new thread.

The reason I say this is that I had some African stamps, I think from the 90s, which Gibbons can’t price until they get some idea of supply and they were working with the specialist society to try to get more facts. (I can’t remember the country, possibly Burundi.)

Just as we can’t be expert at everything neither can catalogue editors and what you have there may generate new entries.

The specialist societies are happy to get information even if you are not a member, and contact is easier now than it was 30 years ago.

Definitely keep the whole covers, and pieces, because they are helpful in dating. Even if the postmark is unclear, the date for an unknown stamp may be narrowed down by the presence of a known one.

Can’t wait to see the stamps in detail!
hi and thanks for the kind words / information. If I could be of help for the specialist societies, I'd be happy to do that. There seems to be quite a few of these societies? so not sure how or where to begin :mrgreen:
I have written (last week) to three UK societies drawing their attention to this thread - the East Africa and West Africa Study Circles, and the France & Colonies PS. I don't know to what extent their respective websites are up to date, so whether the contact details are accurate.

I haven't had any responses yet.

I also wrote to Chad Snee, one time member here, who works for Amos/Scott. He has passed my email on to the current "Scott catalog new-issues editor Marty Frankevicz for his consideration."

I hope one or more of these will visit and take part indicating how much of what you have bought is evidence previously not available.
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DJCMH wrote: 14 Nov 2023 02:49
aerogi wrote: 13 Nov 2023 20:57
norvic wrote: 05 Sep 2023 23:10 At least you have the photos, but that’s a lesson for all.
I still have these two that will go in my collection as is on paper.

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It apparently comes from this unissued souvenir sheet
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As I suggested to you over at Colnect, I would seriously consider contacting Michel and Yvert regarding these (and other stamps that you have contributed to Colnect's database that no catalogue at present currently list) so that they can update their listings and bring the stamps to the attention of the wider collector community. Your treasure trove has resulted in discovery of several stamps not currently listed in catalogues that were clearly used in the postal services of those countries.
I have contacted both YT (and I do get a weekly update now so they must have read my message) and Michel but never got any reply.

Last weekend I have contacted Scott regarding the Mozambique overprint set from 2000. Together with SG they seems the only catalog that lists these overprints. In a note Scott assumes there are other overprinted issues, as I have such an issue, I contacted them. But until now I did not get any reply.

Sometimes I wonder how much these people are still involved in stamp collecting? I mean, If I would work for any of the major catalogs, one of my sources would be Colnect and this forum, to learn what his happening in the stamp community. Very often for 1990s and 2000s issues from African countries there are no catalog values for used copies. But judging colnect and this forum, quite a few are rather common and for example I would have a good idea how to price them.

Or they are priced way too high and they could learn from this forum, a good example is this Benin set. https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=103987

Today I bought the 135 with date 1999 (which still has no picture on Colnect) for 0,10 €...
1999 Benin stamp
1999 Benin stamp
to be honest, I find it frustrating to get no feedback.
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Aerogi I am sorry to hear that your experiences with the catalogue publishers haven't been good. I have only worked with Scott but had a very good experience in getting some Malaysia Wilayah Persekutuan stamps released in 2018-2019 with visible micro printing that they had missed listed in the catalogue.

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