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lesbootman wrote: 20 May 2024 18:32 Thanks very much Glen and Stefano in Gibraltar for organising this magnificent give-away.

I'm delighted (and also very pleasantly surprised) that one of my numbers was selected. There were so many entries that it wouldn't have surprised me if every single number between 1 and 25000 had been entered at least once.

My sympathies to those stampboarders who entered but didn't have one of their numbers selected ... and my congratulations to all the winners.

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I was very lucky :D

Thanks very much Glen and of course Stefano and the Team at the Gibraltar Stamp Bureau. You do great work!

Congratulations to the co-winners and commiserations to those not lucky this time.

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BigSaint wrote: 20 May 2024 19:04
Thank you to Glen and to Stefano & the Gibraltar Philatelic Bureau for organising this great giveaway.

With one Stampboarder covering all the odd numbers, it was pretty hard to find an even number that wasn't taken

Congratulations to all of the winners & commiserations to all those who entered & missed. You will have another chance with my "Big Giveaway " coming soon.

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It is great that there was so much interest in this thread.

I feel very fortunate.
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Very true. I was very lucky to come up as a reserve number.

I will also, as many of you, be sending some of the stamps on to other Stampboarders who collect certain themes. I feel it's good to do that for areas you don't collect.
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Global Admin wrote: 20 May 2024 19:08 And ***ALSO** send it via Board e-mail AS WELL as a back-up - 2 of the 3 member above stated emails have never reached me. :roll:
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lesbootman wrote: 20 May 2024 19:30
It is great that there was so much interest in this thread.

I feel very fortunate.

Yes I do too.

For our odd number man. He started in the middle. By the time he did the loop back to one from 24999, I think most of the odd numbers between 1 & 15000 had been taken.
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Global Admin wrote: 20 May 2024 19:08 And ***ALSO** send it via Board e-mail AS WELL as a back-up - 2 of the 3 member above stated emails have never reached me. :roll:
Wow, thank you :)

Emails have been sent, as per request.

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Global Admin wrote: 20 May 2024 19:08 And ***ALSO** send it via Board e-mail AS WELL as a back-up - 2 of the 3 member above stated emails have never reached me. :roll:
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Thanks Glen and Stefano and the Gibraltar Philatelic Bureau for putting these great prizes up for grabs.

Congratulations to the winners, Better luck for me next time.

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Global Admin wrote: 20 May 2024 19:08 And ***ALSO** send it via Board e-mail AS WELL as a back-up - 2 of the 3 member above stated emails have never reached me. :roll:
Wow, thank you :)

E-mails have been sent, as per request.

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E-mails sent to both e-addresses. :D

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BigSaint wrote: 20 May 2024 19:04
With one Stampboarder covering all the odd numbers, it was pretty hard to find an even number that wasn't taken

Flipping a coin 1000 times will in probability see 500 heads and 500 tails. :lol:

25,000 spins and 12,500 will be heads. 25,000 numbers here and 12,500 will likely be odd, and 12,500 even.

Roger might have a handy maths Equation to demonstrate this. :D

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The pigeonhole principle may help. ;)

Anyway, congratulations to all the winners!
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Congratulations to all the winners. :D
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Thanks to Gibraltar Post and the team here for the superb prize - address details all emailed. :)
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Congratulations to the winners

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Congratulations to all the lucky winners 8-)
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Congrats to the winners, and many thinks to Gibraltar Post for sponsoring the draw and Glen for hosting it! :D
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Brummie wrote: 21 May 2024 05:51
Congratulations to all the winners. :D

Indeed ..... the addresses have now been forwarded to Stephano and his team to process in due course

A great success with near 50,000 posts, and I am sure we can set up a similar promo very soon. All members were free to enter, as often as they wished, as stated in the Rules, and like buying Lotto tickets, it is then cross your fingers stuff. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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I touched base with Stefano re the wording on the CN22 Customs form they will use to mail these. As Gibraltar is a very interesting case re Brexit - 'sort of' British, but 'sort of' EU, as it basically is located in Spain, the BREXIT issues with taxation and VAT etc are still being hammered out.

As many saw with the recent Isle Of Man promos - even being marked at a nominal £5 value, EU Vatmen all charged not only the relevant VAT, but £5 or so 'collection fees' as well on top.

Meaning those in VAT regimes paid more to receive them than the stated £5 value. These Annual Books have a retail value of £99=$A200 approx, so a £25 or so VAT grab will not be popular with winners. :lol: :lol: :lol:

We had winners based in the UK, in the EU and in Canada - all of whom are rapacious re gouging on inward taxes.

Stefano has agreed with my suggestions that these Year Books can be mailed as 'GIFT - Value Zero' on the CN22 Customs Form - as they are indeed a Gift from the Bureau, and the recipient has indeed paid zero for the contents.

Please advise here when they arrive, how this all worked out!

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It worked out fine for me. We were out and about yesterday and this was on the doormat when we got back. No customs fees levied, no fuss whatsoever in fact.

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Excellent - any other packs arrive worldwide yet? :)
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Not in downtown Cheltenham, they haven't. :)
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Nor in downtown Bielefeld :)
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Package arrived safely this morning (Wednesday) in Garden City.

It did not have to be signed for at my end.

Many thanks once again to Glen and Stefano.

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Package arrived in Burnaby, BC, Canada.

No signature required.

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It’s interesting that they still use ‘no commercial value’ on the old style CN22.

Now that this data has to be entered into branch computer systems I was told that it had to be entered at a minimum £1.

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I came back from vacation and found the package in my P O Box today. Apparently delivered on the 26th.

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Hooray! My prize 2023 Gibraltar Annual Stamp Pack has safely arrived in my PO Box. :D

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There was an inner envelope protecting the annual pack, which in turn is in a mylar sleeve.
The pack itself is a "double triptych": it opens first in the middle, and each side unfolds into three panels, each holding sets of 2023 Gibraltar stamps.
It contains a total of 62 stamps, 23 of which make up seven minisheets.
There are quite a few stamps with high face value — 12 have face value £4, and the top value is this £5 definitive:

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Gibraltar, 2023
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Thank you Gibraltar Philatelic Bureau (especially Manager Stefano Blanca Sciacaluga) for this very generous gift, and thank you Glen = Sheriff for negotiating and facilitating the give-away on behalf of Stampboards members. 👍


Scans of the pack and its contents can be seen in the first post of this thread, at
https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=105174


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RogerE wrote: 09 Jul 2024 16:26
There are quite a few stamps with high face value — 12 have face value £4, and the top value is this £5 definitive:

Great to hear these have arrived globally. :)

The Annual Year Pack collections each sell for £99, or about $A200 each, due to these high face value items. :mrgreen:

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My prize arrived here in Melbourne last week. :)

Thank you Stefano and Glen.
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