https://www.Stampboards.com is the world’s largest Stamp Bulletin Board by miles, and in April reaches many MAJOR milestones, and the party is on. Leading global magazine "Stamp News" very kindly ran this promo on their next front cover this month in the magazine they mailed to subscribers late March.
Stampboards celebrates Birthday 12 in April, and it will reach member number 20,000, and passed message number 6 MILLION, and also passed the 80,000 different topics milepost. All in that same month, and all huge achievements that no-one ever dreamed of, at its inception in 2007. 8)
When I started this Board up, I got really excited when we got to member 100, and dreamed ONE day it might even reach 1000! And when we got to post number 10,000 we gave a big prize. (We now have well over 6 MILLION posts, and near a MILLION images.) Many other similar Boards have been launched and failed dismally, all around the globe, for many reasons. Many were started by prickly members here who did not like our simple and common sense rules. Those have ALL foundered miserably! Communities with no Rules, anywhere on the planet, never work. You need GOOD rules, a vast amount of input from GOOD moderators, GREAT members, and a good deal of money. They had none of the above.
A hard working team of volunteers has worked here for a year, and managed to convert the near one MILLION stamp images there, to be hosted onto the large stampboards servers in the USA. Led by the fine back-room efforts of CMJ in the UK, it is all done now. In the past, stamp images were added that were hosted and left on a bunch of free image hosting sites, personal sites, work sites etc, which often vanished overnight - and so sadly, did the pix. All saved forever now.
SO, I have decided right during the month of April, seeing we reach so many milestones, and successes to celebrate, to have a MEGA giveaway running all month.
Pass this thread on to all your stamp friends - https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=85933 - there are very many $1000s of OTHER prizes being given away on this thread. See link below for those.
Here below is the large list of EXTRA donated prizes YOU could also win!
Just the first prize alone is SG Cat £1,500 = $A3,000. [/b] This 1840 Penny Black pair has the corner letters SA and SB as you can see - the SB is for STAMPBOARDS! You can see our logo below has an "SB" corner letter 1d Black. 8)
An English member donated this main prize, as a “Thank You” to stampboards for the benefits and knowledge he has derived from it, and has asked to stay anonymous.
There are many other prizes being pledged as I type this, and the list is growing nicely - ADD one yourself by all means - https://stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=86133 This following link is where all the action will take place all through April - https://tinyurl.com/WIN1dPair - pass it on to ALL your stamp buddies NOW!
That member purchased this fresh 4 margin pair from the leading UK dealer in 1d Blacks, and it is on his dealer card, typed with full details: “SG Spec, AS41a” etc. He sought one with the corner letters of “S.B.” for StampBoards of course. The unit on left has strong re-entries in both top corner stars, as can be seen in detail in photo above.
Used PAIRS of any 1d Black are very scarce, as of course all POs had the 2d Blue issued same date, on hand, for that rate. The SG Specialised cat values a used pair from Plate 6 at £1,250 (and a used block 4 at £25,000!) A pair lettered SA/SB, with the Re-Entry is probably unique, and of course SG do not list that, but they rate the re-entry at 20% more than a normal, so clearly a £1,500+ type multiple.
For many readers, such a valuable pair in excellent fault free 4 margin condition, would be the most valuable stamp item in the collection, so well worth adding a few 100 entries during April - https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=85933 - Someone certainly will win it on April 30! A lot of fun too, and a mass of other generous prizes on offer too.
There is an ever growing list of generously donated extra prizes here YOU could also win at end of April by making guesses here below - so you have MANY chances to win prizes -
A stamp pair ANY collector on the planet would be VERY proud to own.
HEAPS more prizes here too you could win! - https://tinyurl.com/ExtraPrizes
By all means email the link to this thread to all your stamp collecting friends - they are ALL able to enter for FREE - as often as they wish - Just email them this link, and it will be easy to follow for them --> https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=85933 - and one of them will be member 20,000, and gain ANOTHER prize for that!
The winner will also get one of these Stampboards Mouse Mats FREE - the corners are rounded of course! Here is the Sooper Dooper, World's Best grade mouse mats on thick 6mm black Neoprene rubber with a washable SILK fabric surface, not cheap paper. It really "Pops" I am sure you'll agree.
We have 20,000 REAL members, from over 160 different countries, who have now made over 6 MILLION posts here over our 12 years. ALL 20,000 have a chance to win this! English, Canadian, American, Chinese, German, Indian, Brazilian etc - EVERYONE reading this is urged to enter.
How to win - well that is a cinch. Simply type any 5 digit number. As often as you like. Make 100s or 1000s of guesses if you wish - in a long string each day if you want.
And that number of course CAN start in zero.
History shows us this thread will get to many 10,000s of posts very fast.
So post NOW, and post often - or miss your chance! There are NO limits on how many times you can enter. NO skill needed - just type any 5 digit number.
If you get 5 spare minutes at home or work each day, make THIS thread your first destination.
How is the winner determined? Quite simply - Wall Street will tell us! 8)
We simply will look at where the Wall Street Dow Jones Index finishes at end of trading in New York at the end of NY trading on Tuesday April 30th, 2019. When the Trading Closing Bell ring at 4pm we will have our winner. Therefore we can't be accused of rigging things!
The last five (5) digits is what we look at.
The very last posting can be made an hour before Wall Street closes on that day April 30. Anything guessed after that is deemed invalid. Anyway, it is clearly impossible to cheat - even 5 seconds from final bell, the last 4 numbers will vary wildly to the final figure, due to the usual 10,000s of automated computer trades.
i.e., if Wall Street closes at 25,216.54 - the last 5 digits or 21654 makes the stampboards member who first posted 21654 on this thread the WINNER!
The site we will use to verify the Wall Street final 5 digits, as regards to accuracy (some newspapers or servers round number up or down to nearest whole number) is as it will be shown daily on CNN Finance - https://money.cnn.com/data/markets - who always show the close to 2 decimal points. i.e. on March 29 it officially closed at 25,928.68
So if Wall Street on April 30 officially ends at 25,216.54 - whomever first posts number 21654, or the nearest guess above or below that number, is the WINNER.
ANYONE can win ..... all Moderators included - except myself. It is a totally random 5 digit number to 2 decimal points that Wall Street will reveal to us that day, at close of trading April 30 in New York.
The FIRST member to post the correct number will be our winner. If 2 members type the correct number, the FIRST one to do so, shall be the winner. The second one will win donated Prize 2 etc.
There are dozens of donated prizes as you can see - https://stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=86133 - add something to that list if you wish. EVERYONE has some spare stamps laying about! So when we know the Wall Street number and the first prize, we will have a bit of an Easter Egg Hunt for the winners of all the runner up prizes, who will be the 50 or whatever, that guessed nearest the winning number, and where the same number is guessed more than once, the EARLIEST member to type it prevails. So if 2 people guess the exact Wall Street number, the first one to do so wins the 1d Blacks pair, and the other persons wins prize 2. Then if 3 members guess either one number higher and/or lower than Wall Street close, they get prizes 3, 4 and 5, based on WHEN they tipped, and so on. So any given member here might conceivably win more than 1 prize. Possibly several prizes. Clearly, the more entries you make, the better your chances!
Type ONLY 5 numerals - no spaces or periods or commas - simply 21654 etc - as otherwise the final audit of winner will be impossible. All other entries are deemed invalid. Add commas etc, and you are DISQUALIFIED, so fair warning. We can't search for 21,654 or 21'654 or 21°654 etc as some European and Latin members type, for 5 digit numbers. NO PUNCTUATIONS.
Remember ...... make 20 or 50 or 100 or 500 or 5,000 posts - and your Member Star level moves up with EVERY post you make - even within this one thread. And that of course gives you 20 or 50 or 100 or 500 or 5000 different chances to win!
EVERY post you make within this thread moves your member count up one.
And post EARLY and post OFTEN
Did you know we have THIRTY different colour star levels - based on your post count, and which are changed automatically by the software? All of them fully outlined here:
If you for instance only have 15 posts now - you will get an Aqua Star at 25 posts, a very neat Black Ninja Star at 50, and a classy RED star at 100 etc. You can readily achieve all those in a a few minutes on just one thread, and maybe win something worth many $100s whilst doing it.
You can make 10 or 50 or 100 or 1000 posts in a row if you wish ... it greatly increases your chances ..... so go for it!
We had over 100,000 entries in our "Millionth Post" thread -
In fact as I type this, our total posts on the boards are 5,948,922 as you can see at the base of each page. If we get even a fraction of that same kind of member response to this giveaway, we will very easily hit 6 MILLION posts in weeks!
The Judge's decision is final on any disputes .... and guess who the Judge is here.
In the very remote case the Wall Street number is NOT selected by anyone - the NEXT closest number above it posted here shall be deemed the winner.
i.e. if 21654 is the last 5 digit Wall Street finish, and is not found posted, then 21655 is the winner ... or the next number above that which IS posted here - it might be 21667 or 21669 for instance.
All very simple to isolate for scrutineering, using the forum specific search function here. And MANY members here always double check things, to make sure there are no mistakes.
We have many other prizes too - see them here - https://stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=86133 - a large list of EXTRA donated prizes YOU could win! Same simple countback system as above rules. Next closest to 1d Black Pair winner gets Prize 2 on that list etc, and so on right down the donated prize list. We will figure out and publish a full list of member winners here on this thread after April 30 in New York close.
Also there are very many $100s of OTHER superb stamp prizes to be won here right NOW, or being GIVEN AWAY FREE on stampboards -
Joelk's Formula One Car racing tipping above has just started the 22 race, 2019 season - he also has donated 1d Blacks, GB £1 Green KEVII, France 1936 50F Banknote stamps, and masses of other valuable stamp goodies - ANYONE can win each race - fast and simple - see https://tinyurl.com/JoelF1 - and great prizes each race thereafter in 2019.
Join in with the other generous members above, and please donate some goodies laying on YOUR desk to delight other members. See how others are doing that here - AND you can win those same similar donations too! See them HERE - - ->
It really shows what a fine COMMUNITY SPIRIT we have here.
By all means email the link to this thread to all your stamp collecting friends on your data base or in your club - they are ALL able to enter for FREE - as often as they wish - Just email them this link, and it will be easy to follow for them --> https://tinyurl.com/WIN1dPair - ONE of them will be member 20,000, and they too will get a special extra prize!
And "p.s." for every post you make, UNTICK the 2nd box down - i.e:
"Notify me when a reply is posted"
Or for THIS thread, you will get a lot of emails in your in-box. Just click on the 'un-subscribe' link in any email, if you forgot to un-check that box!