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Stamp Trivia Quiz #5 - Sunday Dec 9 - 9.00 *am* AEDST!

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Aftermath! Here is the complete set of questions and answers:


QUESTION 1

What was the name and primary occupation of the Japanese national believed responsible for the excellent NSW 2d blue emu postal forgeries in the late 19th century?



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Answer (D) Jonaski TAKUMA. Occupation ... emu-egg carver
Jonaski TAKUMA. Occupation ... emu-egg carver. Takuma's 2d Emu stamp forgery was so good it was even catalogued as genuine from 1916 to 1963. Takuma used perf guage that was never used on the real stamps - and only then did collectors realise all those were forgeries!.

https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?p=72619&highlight=takuma#72619



QUESTION 2

All of these following entities have issued postage stamps. Which are the only TWO to currently do so?


a) Aden
b) Fernando Poo
c) Tierra Del Fuego
d) Newfoundland
e) St Pierre & Miquelon
f) Bahawulpur
g) Pitcairn Island




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Answer E and G
St Pierre & Miquelon, and Pitcairn Island both still issue stamps.

https://www.spmtimbres.com/
https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=2181



QUESTION 3

What date and month was the UK 'Penny Black's' official 1840 issue date? (Please THINK about your answers everyone!)



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Answer 1st May 1840

The 'Penny Black' stamps went on sale officially on 1st May 1840, 167 years ago. (Although it could not be used offically for POSTAGE until May 6!) ACCORDING TO "HISTORY OF THE BRITISH POSTAGE STAMP" :

" On Friday May 1st. 1840 the Penny stamps were on sale to the public although they were not available for postage until the following Wednesday May 6th. Rowland Hill recorded the happenings of those first days of May in his dairy. He wrote " Stamps issued to the public today in London for the 1st time. Great bustle at the Stamp Office, and the next day he recorded "2500 Pounds of stamps sold yesterday."


https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=365




QUESTION 4

A set of 3 somewhat controversial Cinderella stamps were issued in conjunction with "Lady Minto's Fete" in 1907. In which city and country was this event held?



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Answer Calcutta, India
Lord Minto was a Viceroy of India

Photos and detail at -
https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=2124



QUESTION 5

Christmas Island and Cocos Island and AAT all issue their own postage stamps, and all have Australian 4 digit postcodes. Which other stamp-issuing country also has its own Australian 4 digit postcode?

Bonus point for knowing the postcode they use.



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Answer Norfolk Island - Postcode 2899




QUESTION 6

When Australia changed to decimal currency on 14th February 1966, the TOTAL cost to send a standard weight domestic REGISTERED letter was:

a) 12c
b) 24c
c) 36c
d) 48c
e) 60c
f) $1.20
g) None of the above





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Answer B

The 24c Azure Kingfisher stamp was issued in 1966 to cover registered postage with one stamp. (Cost today to use stamps to register a letter is 50c + $2.70 = $3.20 - about 13 times higher)




QUESTION 7

The USA has only ever released one semi-postal/charity stamp in its stamp issuing history. First issued in 1998, what does this stamp currently sell for at USA post offices?



Bonus point: What research does the "charity" surcharge support ?



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Answer 55c


These stamps cost 55¢, but only pay first class domestic postage - which costs only 41¢. Much of the other 14c goes towards breast cancer research.

https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?p=85458&highlight=breast#85458



QUESTION 8

Australia Post made a limited issue of stamps in November 2007, in numbered imperforate uncut large sheets. They had to be ordered via telephone via a special "800" number, with a limit of two sheets per customer.

What subject matter did they depict?




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Answer Australian Modernist Architecture

https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?p=83333&highlight=architecture#83333



QUESTION 9

What was the date of the World's first commercial flight (by Singapore Airlines) of the massive new Airbus A380. This historic flight was commemorated by some crew signed covers, created by a Stampboards member, who also flew on this maiden flight.



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Answer 25th October 2007 - Singapore to Sydney


Michael Dodd also has a detailed story on his adventure in the current December "Stamp News."

https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?p=77092#77092


QUESTION 10

Which of the following well known identities, was NOT a stamp collector?

a) Freddie Mercury
b) Dean Lukin
c) Richard Nixon
d) Anatoly Karpov
e) Karl Rove
f) John Lennon
g) Maria Sharapova
h) Hugh Morgan
i) Field Marshall Erwin Rommel




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Answer C

Richard Nixon did not collect stamps that we are aware of. The others all most certainly did or still do.

https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=1382




QUESTION 11

The USA is releasing 5 x 41c postage stamps in mid 2008 to honour five well known American male and female journalists, who covered most of the military hot spots and conflicts in the 20th century.

Name at least one of these journalists.




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Answer Ruben Salazar, Eric Sevareid, George Polk, Martha Gellhorn and John Hersey.


https://www.usps.com/communications/newsroom/2007/sr07_043.pdf

https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=2983




QUESTION 12

True or false: Papua New Guinea issues personalised stamps?


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Answer True


https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?p=57026&highlight=personalised+papua#57026




QUESTION 13

What practical measure was undertaken in Singapore from 1855-1860 to overcome a shortage of stamps of a number of lower value denominations?



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Answer Existing stamps were cut diagonally or bisected, to double the quantity able to be sold.

Existing stamps were cut diagonally or bisected, to double the quantity able to be sold. (Source - SINGAPORE PHILATELIC MUSEUM) ACCORDING TO ROBSON LOWE, " THEY WERE AUTHORISED FOR USE DURING A TEMPORARY SHORTAGE OF LOWER VALUES ". There are various bisects but they were used at different times when there was shortages.

https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=2317




QUESTION 14

What is moiré and how or why was it used in stamps?


Bonus point for the alterative term often used for the same thing:




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Answer Moiré is a fine network pattern of intricate lines overprinted on stamps (either on front or back) to prevent counterfeiting or unauthorized use.

Also called "burelé" - which is found for instance on the gum of some 1890s Queensland, Queen Victoria issues.

https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=3496

https://www.linns.com/howto/refresher/terminology_20030728/refreshercourse.asp



QUESTION 15

Which USA single stamp has achieved the highest ever price at public auction?



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Answer A hinged and UNGRADED 1918, Scott #C3a 24c "Inverted Jenny"

This was auctioned by Robert Siegel in mid-November 2007 for $US977,500.00 This easily topped the price the famous Zoellner "1c Z Grill' obtained at public auction.

https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?p=82508&highlight=inverted+jenny#82508




QUESTION 16

Who or what was depicted on the first issue of postage stamps inscribed Tonga?



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Answer The first 1886 issue of Tongan stamps bore a portrait of King George Tupou

https://stamps.nzpost.co.nz/Cultures/en-NZ/Stamps/OtherCountriesAndTerritories/Tonga/



QUESTION 17

SG lists only one stamp as being issued from Tierra del Fuego. In what decade was it issued?

a) 1860s
b) 1870s
c) 1880s
d) 1890s
e) 1900s
f) 1910s
g) 1920s
h) None of the above




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Answer D

Julius Popper's 10c red private stamp for use from the gold digging settlements to the nearest Post Office was issued in Tierra del Fuego in 1891.

https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?p=102449

https://www.tierradelfuego.org.ar/zagieryurruty/Collectibles.htm



QUESTION 18

Transcarpathia (also known as Carpathian Ruthenia or Subcarpathia) has legally used stamps from which of the following countries in the 1850 -1945 period?

a) Hungary
b) Czechoslovakia
c) Russia
d) Austria
e) Soviet Union
f) Finland
g) Latvia
h) Romania
i) Three of the above
j) Two of the above
k) All of the above




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Answer A + B + D (or I)


https://www.jaypex.com/C-U/ch7a.htm

https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=3100



QUESTION 19

The single letter "K" perfin appears on a number of Australian stamps from the 1920s to 1950s. What does it stand for?



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Answer Kodak .. private company perfin.

https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=2008


QUESTION 20

Postage stamps from which country have appeared overprinted 'Patiala State'?



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Answer India

https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=1937




QUESTION 21

Helecon is:

a) An embossed stamp paper
b) A type of machine postmark
c) A chemical additive used in ink
d) A chemical additive used in paper
e) A Greek island
f) A chemical additive used in ink and paper
g) A country in Central America




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Answer F

It is an chemical added to paper OR ink to activate automatic cancelling machinery. Very widely used on Australia QE2 issues. Very readily detected by a bright glow under UV light.

https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=929



QUESTION 22

What is the UPU, and in what year was it founded?


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Answer Universal Postal Union. It was founded in 1874.

https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=1358




QUESTION 23

Who or what is a paquebot?


Bonus point for most fanciful answer



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Answer Paquebot (pronounced PAK-ah-bo) -- A postal marking applied to letters mailed aboard ship.


https://www.linns.com/howto/refresher/terminology_20030728/refreshercourse.asp
https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?p=75008&highlight=paquebot#75008




QUESTION 24

What is the reason that a large number of mail items sent to China from Taiwan are currently being returned to sender?



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Answer Taiwan's post office began putting a "U.N. for Taiwan" postmark on selected items of outgoing mail in the past few months. Letters and parcels bearing that slogan and one saying "Taiwan joining the United Nations" were being returned as a protest against alleged independence activities by the government of Taiwan.


https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=3386




QUESTION 25

Stampboards member, kaygeevee has recently outlined in great detail the "Australian stamp find of the Century" - 75 kilos of Australian World War 1 era kiloware on paper.

Question - In which European country were they discovered?




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Answer Italy


https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=2996



QUESTION 26

Which VERY well known current tennis player has revealed he/she is a keen stamp collector. (And the winner will have the CORRECT name spelling!)



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Answer Maria Sharapova from Russia

https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=1382




QUESTION 27

UK households that possess a colour television set need to pay an annual licence fee - whether they watch that TV set or not. This fee used to be receipted until the mid 1990s by special postage style perforated stamps, and is now just a "paid" type imprint

That annual TV licence fee is presently

A. £10

B. £25

C. £50

D. £100

E. £125

F. More than £125





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Answer F

It is presently £135.50 = approx $A325 a year.

Reference - and photos of many of these stamps -

https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?p=72630#72630

https://www.bbc.co.uk/info/licencefee



QUESTION 28

Who or What was commemorated by the eventual issue of an Australian commemorative postage stamp in the 1960s, despite written opposition from the Postmaster General to the PM who stated its release "would be outside stamp policy, since only "occasions of outstanding national importance" qualified for a new stamp.




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Answer 1960 5d "Centenary of the Melbourne Cup" Horse Race stamp


https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=3272


QUESTION 29

In the stamp world - what is a POCON?



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Answer A Canadian reference to the large square cancellations they use - short for "Post Office Computer Organisation Number".

https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=2262



QUESTION 30

An envelope from an overseas country was sold at auction this week by Prestige Philately in Melbourne for $A33,350 - on an estimate of just $3,000.

What conflict created this unusual cover?





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Answer The American Civil War.

An interesting thread, with the buyer of this cover is here:

https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=3709

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Stamp Trivia Quiz #5 - Sunday Dec 9 - 9.00 *am* AEDST! (i.e. Sydney Time)

NOTE -- 9 am SYDNEY and not 9 pm as per most previous Trivia fests.

MargoZ came up with an impromptu Trivia night one evening in July, and despite being unadvertised in any way, and held pretty late at night, it got quite a rapid following, and a good time was had by all. :)

Since then she has hosted 4 worldwide real times quizzes ..and each one gets more participants and more response.

Night one was July 22 with a great win by Pertinax Full details and all questions from that night are here:

https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=1913

MargoZ is a librarian and she dug out another bunch of 30 great stamp related questions for night #2 on August 12.

That night was won strongly by jrg

Again a huge success with 639 posts and over 4,000 page views so far. Read all about that one here:

https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=2239

Nothing too hard or complicated in these we stress. Perfect for even newer or younger collectors to join in with. You can even submit questions of your own!

Night #3 was September 16, which was another huge successes and has near 5000 page views from Registered members alone. That was jointly won by jrg and iomoon in our closest tussle yet! All questions and answers are posted here:

https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=2580

And Quiz 4 was held November 11, and a quite new member jayemcee blitzed the field! Another huge success with near 600 posts in a short period.

https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=3325

What we do is post the questions in a regulated manner on this thread come Sunday morning, to allow more member banter between questions.

The first Member to answer it correctly gets a point - but you will not know it is correct until the next question is asked.

Discussion on it can swirl if someone disputes the answer we have! Read the last quizzes .. the between questions banter is often VERY funny!

If you have never played, do please take a moment to READ this page of a recent quiz to see exactly how it works in real time, and the kind of banter that goes on:

https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=2580

A question like:

"What is the world's most valuable stamp"

as an example, has no DEFINITE answer as the prime contender has not been on the market for decades, and the owner is locked up in Jail for Murder. (So we will not be asking that question!)

The most expensive stamp ever sold from Britain or Australia for example is far easier to be precise on.

So, if the question posted is:

"What year were the very first triangular stamps issued?"

Whomever's post CORRECTLY answers it first wins that point.

Yes you can look these things up in catalogues etc if you wish of course. Some questions might need that. Like:

"What year were the first stamps from Nepal issued?"

I would know that unless I looked it up, therefore EVERY member has a pretty even chance unless you collect Nepal actively!

WHERE??

Right here on this very thread. :)

WHEN??

Eastern Australia - 09:00 AEDST - Sunday 9th December - (i.e. Sydney Time)

Which is we understand - but please double check our figures here, is - https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock

New Zealand - 11:00 - Sunday
London/Europe - 22:00 - Saturday
Southeast Asia/Malaysia 04:00 - Sunday
USA/Canada Eastern - 17.00 - Saturday
QUEENSLAND as usual is doing their own thing and it is 8am there!


NOTE THE NEW TIMES AT 9 AM AND NOT 9 PM AS THE FIRST FEW HAVE BEEN

We chose this time being Sunday when most folks are about, and it allows VERY easy participation for all Australians and Kiwis, and is good for Europeans being Saturday evening.

For our growing band of America/Canadian regulars is it a SUPERB time for you, and we want to see a LOT of new faces who always said "too early" before!

We also had a lot of older locals who said late Sunday evening was past their bed-time - well no excuses on THIS one!

THE PRIZE .. well we got very creative here.

The winner will get an EXCLUSIVE user handle designator no other member has, and a 10 carat flashing white diamond designator replacing their current red, blue or gold star etc. You keep this until we have the next Trivia Night. It will look like this:

John Doe
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Posts: 6
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Indeed we set up a fake member thread showing EXACTLY how it will look on a Member handle here:

https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=1911

So if Fred Smith wins who now has 12 posts they can have us change you over to this. If Billy Brown with 1000 posts wins - same deal.

You may of course opt NOT to change what you now have, if you like your Red star or Gold star etc - your choice entirely. Needless to say all past winners have worn their 10 Carat diamond with some pride. 8)

There are few rules basically .. just turn up at your computer on the time shown, and we are good to go. The few rules are:

1. Glen Stephens will recuse himself but be present to act as adjudicator if things get deadlocked over an answer, and be the final word, so the questions can move on.

2. David Benson is an FIP Accredited Senior Stamp Judge, and has kindly offered to once again double check the final questions, and has also recused himself from competing. David helped out in previous quizzes with adjudicating protests as the quiz went along, and won hands down by all reports. 8)

3. Some questions require just a multiple choice answer - i.e. A/B/C/D/E etc. Any comedian who answers "A/B/C/D/E" will receive no mercy from the Judges, and will have a point DEDUCTED for good measure!

4. Members playing **MUST* have at least 2 posts to their name to participate. So for the ARMY of you who have joined, made just one "welcome" post and got your tacky yellow "Newbie" star still, this is a perfect chance to make another post ot two to get that ugly "TOTAL NEWBIE" hairshirt off your back! :idea: :idea: :idea:

Likewise if you have friends or buddies at the local stamp club who have NOT signed up yet, this is the perfect time to jog their memory and forward this email on to them please, or give them a call.

Also we have a LOT of Members I have not seen post for weeks - often months ..... come and join us in this one. :P

We now have well over 1,450 members worldwide and over 100,000 posts, and over 1,500,000 page views - and this is in a few short months of starting from ZERO.

We really have a fun little on-line "Community" in place here, and please come and join in the club. We will have around 100,000 posts by year end. With YOUR input we will get there!

All you need is a bowl of nibbles and a glass (or three) of something nice to get your grey cells working.

Cheating ... sorry, "further research on questions" is permitted. (Heck how can we stop you?!) But speed is the going to be the key here I'd say - same as in the last quizzes

How long will it take to post 30 questions - well we know for CERTAIN! Questions will be posted at almost exactly 3 minute intervals - Glen Stephens has a stop watch all set up. Each new question will have the answer to previous one, to save you refreshing as much as game 1. There is a 6 minute "Loo" break after Question 15. 8)

If we get 30 or 40 members logged in again it will be a TON of fun I think, and we will do it again monthly or so if this one works out again. We might change future ones to the person who get the right answer asks the next question, but can't answer of course, so that will really keep it interesting!

Thanks again to MargoZ for suggesting it, and writing the questions, and taking many hours doing so - and for David Benson and Glen Stephens for double checking their correctness and wording. See you all Sunday morning for ozzies -- and in your own time zone for everyone else!

Over to the Members... this is YOUR board and whether this works of not is squarely in your lap.

See you this Sunday morning AEST for STAMPBOARDS TRIVIA NUMBER FIVE!

Add your comments and suggestions to this thread by all means! We want this thread to get to 700 posts again, so add as much light hearted banter as you wish. 8)

And to all reading this - by all means email a few questions you'd like Margo to consider adding to the next quiz - simply email to margaret@stampboards.com - she DOES ask that you add a URL link to the source of somewhere kosher to VERIFY your answer, as that is helpful for members to learn from, and helps stop bickering as to veracity of answers!


Glen Stephens

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Post by crosscrescent »

Just did a quick check on the time zones,
given your daylight saving "thingy"
Malaysia is 2 hours behind you
and that would mean that
India (where Ycrem is) will be about 4.5 hours behind you.
That puts the time at 7.00 a.m. Sunday for Malaysia
and 4.30 a.m. Sunday for India.


If you like a good race and a nice flow of adrenalin,
give this one a shot.
I've enjoyed all the others from Stamp Trivia 1 to 4
but because of prior commitments
I will not be able to participate on this one.


Wishing all of you the best and especially to
MargoZ who works very hard in the background
to get these questions ready and the moderators
David Benson and Glen Stephens
for ensuring that things run smothly.

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Sorry I won't be contributing as I will be at the Wodonga Stamp Exhibition. At a push, I might be able to steal my B-I-Laws computer for a short time.....

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Bill get a group of folks there at a laptop and use people power to compete! :idea:
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This "Pom" in the USA is ready to regain the title.

Bring on the competition!!!

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iomoon wrote:This "Pom" in the USA is ready to regain the title.

Bring on the competition!!!
Hey! You can only have one gaudy bauble at a time. If you win the quiz you lose the one you have now. Besides, I am going to get serious about this one...well, maybe not. :D

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fromdownunder wrote:
iomoon wrote:This "Pom" in the USA is ready to regain the title.

Bring on the competition!!!
Hey! You can only have one gaudy bauble at a time.

Norm


This is a feature that needs some work on.

I'm competitive!!!

(Doesn't mean I will win, but I give it a shot)

I want multiple gaudy icons!!

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admin wrote:Bill get a group of folks there at a laptop and use people power to compete! :idea:
That would be quite interesting. Not to participate in, but to watch. Four minutes to get consensus on the answer, another thirty seconds to post, then when the answer turns out to be 20th in line, or wrong, the battle royale.....

Aren't stamp collectors like economists? Ask four collectors a curly question, and you will get seven different opinions. :)

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No late nights tonight for ANYONE .. we start at 9am SYDNEY SHARP!

So, who else will be around for sure?

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I will manage to tear myself out of bed for it.

BTW, Glen, the German lot you sold me arrived today (Saturday!) . Thank you for the swift service

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Unfortunately I have a prior sailing engagement on the briney and can't plug into the net.

Which I was here for it though :!:

Good luck to all :D
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Will pop in every now and then but that is all.

Good luck to all - enjoy it.
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Hehe

ready!!!!!

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:D :D :D :D :D :D

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Only 30 minutes to go :!:

Just a reminder about how it all works:

Rules of engagement are:

1. Questions will be posted at almost exactly 3 minute intervals - Glen has a stop watch all set up. Each new question will have the answer to previous one, to save you refreshing :)

2. There will be NO reply from me as to whether the answers posted at correct. In 3 minutes you will all know who was correct. :idea:

3. Incomplete and "fairly close" answers will not count. 8)

4. Absolutely NO editing of your post may take place. Remember if you edit anything it shows a time code of when you edited that you cannot erase. If you make a mistake just make a new post.

5. There will be NO deductions this quiz for a wrong answer. (but there may be bonus points for the most improbable) :!:

6. Glen will keep a running tally of correct answers, and I will post the winner at end of quiz.

7. We will have a Loo break- coffee break - open a new bottle of wine break for SIX MINUTES after question 15 is posted. i.e. between question 15 there is a 6 minute break in total, not the usual 3 minutes.

8. Banter is encouraged. Tell anyone with a silly answer they are wrong. Or argue the fine points of the question - or whatever. Read up in advance on previous trivia to get a "feel" for it:
http://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=1913

9. Refreshing pages: Glen has just changed the default for the competition only to 100 replies per page view to ensure all members have less page changes but keep an eye on the little page numbers lower right.

10. MOST IMPORTANT- to avoid 600 emails on the night ... before you start playing make a quick post to this thread. While are in the 'Post a reply' screen make sure the 'Notify me when a reply is posted' box is UNTICKED.


Over to the members - see you in 30 minutes!

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Bloody Mary, maybe!!

But wine at 9am?

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Hey...we're Australians!!!
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To quote Monty Python

Say no more

Nudge, nudge, wink, wink

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Assuming that it is dinner time somewhere on the planet, I usually have a glass of red with dinner.

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OK .. just re-set Admin controls so that each page will have 100 posts for the next few hours.

Saves us all changing pages so often!
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Margot - Is it too late to suggest a question?

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Norm

YES

I need an advantage!!

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Counting down .. a minute to go. :)
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Good morning from cool Melbourne
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I make it 9:01 have we started?

The answer to the first question is 4 minutes:33 seconds.

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Glen

Your clock is really screwed.

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Therre is one you'll get first for sure avscat!
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Ladies and Gentlemen...on your marks, get set and may the best timbrologist win!



QUESTION 1

What was the name and primary occupation of the Japanese national believed responsible for the excellent NSW 2d blue emu postal forgeries in the late 19th century?
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Remember nearly all the answers to these next 30 questions can be found SOMEWHERE on these boards. ;)
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Kotaro Wada

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Pat Morita.

He was the actor from Happy Days, and Karate Kid
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What's a Timbrologist?
A Bridge, A Bridge, My Kingdom for a Five Bob Bridge.
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Suzuki, motor bike maker
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Answer (D) Jonaski TAKUMA. Occupation ... emu-egg carver
Jonaski TAKUMA. Occupation ... emu-egg carver. Takuma's 2d Emu stamp forgery was so good it was even catalogued as genuine from 1916 to 1963. Takuma used perf guage that was never used on the real stamps - and only then did collectors realise all those were forgeries!.

http://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?p=72619&highlight=takuma#72619



QUESTION 2

All of these following entities have issued postage stamps. Which are the only TWO to currently do so?


a) Aden
b) Fernando Poo
c) Tierra Del Fuego
d) Newfoundland
e) St Pierre & Miquelon
f) Bahawulpur
g) Pitcairn Island




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purplemac999 wrote:What's a Timbrologist?
Something to do with stamps. Is that worth a point?

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a and g
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E and G
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(b) and (g)
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fromdownunder wrote:
purplemac999 wrote:What's a Timbrologist?
Something to do with stamps. Is that worth a point?

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Nice try Norm :roll:
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f and g

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B & G
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Wakey, wakey folks. ;)
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e & g
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Answer E and G
St Pierre & Miquelon, and Pitcairn Island both still issue stamps.

http://www.spmtimbres.com/
http://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=2181



QUESTION 3

What date and month was the UK 'Penny Black's' official 1840 issue date? (Please THINK about your answers everyone!)
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e and g

How could I forget?

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fromdownunder got Q2 correct first. :)
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May 1840
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