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larsdog
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12 Jul 2018
09:54:25pm
Updated 09/10/19

Here is a list of the topics we collect. If you wish to buy or sell or solicit stamps, contact the individual directly via PM or post in the appropriate place. Do NOT post any offers or solicitations here!

If you have a link to one or more of your pages, send it to me and I will add it to the list. I plan to add a link to my collection soon. (I've been very busy lately and out of country, but I finally have some time to work on this).

If you wish to make updates to the list, just send me a PM.

I posted a new thread to keep the list at the top. Please keep the discussion going on the other thread. PLEASE DON'T POST HERE!

I will keep the list updated and post a new comment (to bump the thread back up) when someone sends me a link to examples of their topicals. I think we would all like to see what everyone else is doing in their topicals!

1961 Europa CEPT (TheKing)
1970 the year worldwide (MustangA)
Accordions (youpiao)
African culture (TuskenRaider)
Authors, Fiction (youpiao)
Automobiles (red-eric-1)
Baseball (musicman)
Bats (the flying kind) (amsd, youpiao)
Bicycles (MustangA)
Big and Beautiful (roy)
Billfish (any fish with a Beak) (Stevo45)
Birds (garner72, Kapul - see Mandarin Duck)
Boats (JohnnyRockets)
Cardiology (DavidG)
Cheetahs (musicman)
Cheques with stamps on them (TheKing)
Christmas stamps and seals (whitebuffalo)
Circus (doodles69ca)
Comics (red-eric-1)
Daffodils (Jopie)
Dark Ages (jansimon)
Dinosaurs (paleophilatelist)
Doctor Who (Harvey)
Douglas DC-3 (DannyS)
EFTA (lerivage, rrraphy)
Europa (Jopie, rrraphy (to 2000 only), lerivage)
Expo ‘67 (DavidG, BrightonPete)
Giraffes (doodles69ca)
Famous Women - Europe and US (primoz)
Fiction (youpiao)
Fire, Fire Fighting, Fire Prevention (vinman)
Fish (Bujutsu)
Flowers (JohnnyRockets)
Golf (youpiao)
Hockey, Ice (red-eric-1, pastorleon)
Honey Bees (musicman)
Horses (amsd)
Hyacinths (Jopie)
Hydro-electric (Jopie)
International Co-operation Year - 1965 (DavidG)
JFK (carabop, Pockets)
Joint issues (lerivage)
Ladybird beetles (youpiao)
Ladybugs (youpiao)
Lighthouses (Linthus2017)
Malaria (lerivage)
Mandarin Duck (Kapul)
Marlin (Stevo45)
Martial Arts (Bujutsu)
Mermaids (larsdog)
Militaria (amsd)
Millennium (2000, 21st century, etc.) (Philatarium)
NATO (lerivage, rrraphy)
Norden (lerivage, rrraphy)
Olympics (sgm)
Olympics - 1960 Summer Games, Rome, Italy (DavidG)
Olympics - 1960 Winter Games, Squaw Valley, USA (DavidG)
Olympics - 1976 - Montreal (BrightonPete)
Orchids (rsefton)
Owls (Pockets)
Peanuts (Snoopy & gang) (Philatarium)
Penguins (philb, musicman)
Plants (JohnnyRockets)
Polar Bears (musicman)
Pre-historic (paleophilatelist)
Princess Diana (carabop)
Reagan, Ronald (DavidG)
Rowland Hill centenary (angore)
Roses (rsefton)
Scouting (whitebuffalo)
Sea life (Bujutsu)
Seashells (Pockets - from island nations)
Ships (JohnnyRockets)
Snakes (StampCollector)
Snowdrops (Jopie)
Stamps on stamps (mbo1142, angore)
Swiss Military (philb)
Tall Ships (Linthus2017, garner72, Pockets, JohnnyRockets)
Thoroughbred dogs (Bujutsu)
Tigers from Malaya (snowy12)
Titanic, R.M.S. (DavidG)
Trains (rsefton)
Triangle shaped stamps (carabop)
Tulips (Jopie)
Turtles (BenFranklin1902, amsd)
UN Freedom From Hunger (rrraphy)
UN Malaria (rrraphy)
UN Save the monument of NUBIA (rrraphy)
UN World refugee Year (WRY) (rrraphy)
Unusual materials or designs (youpiao)
Vikings (jansimon)
Volkswagens (DavidG, youpiao)
Water mills (Jopie)
Wild Mammals (Dorincard)
Windmills (Jopie)
Worlds Fair (Ben Franklin)
WWII (Pockets)
Writers, Fiction (youpiao)

Strider has a topical collection that is absolutely fascinating. His words desribe it best:

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"I collect line engraved and recess printed stamps - I aim to get the ones I like best by the engraver, not every stamps he or she engraved. So far I have collected 1191 stamps from 174 different engravers."



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larsdog
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22 Jul 2018
09:29:50pm
re: List of topics we collect and samples

List updated

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jbaxter5256
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22 Jul 2018
11:03:08pm
re: List of topics we collect and samples

I would add #1's of the world and stamp for every country as interesting topical options. Currently I am working on the stamp for every country option.

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larsdog
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23 Jul 2018
12:11:39am
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"I would add #1's of the world and stamp for every country as interesting topical options. Currently I am working on the stamp for every country option."



This is interesting. I would personally not consider #1s or One From Every Country to be topicals. I have a One From Every Country collection and there is already a threat for OFEC under the Worldwide topic in discussions. I don't know if there is a thread on #1s.

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mbo1142
09 Sep 2019
03:54:37pm
re: List of topics we collect and samples

Is the list that Lars posted in July still viable? Any additions or subtractions?


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larsdog
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09 Sep 2019
08:19:07pm
re: List of topics we collect and samples

I just received a message today and made two additions.

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sheepshanks
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09 Sep 2019
08:44:52pm
re: List of topics we collect and samples

Should we not also take out those who have died?

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larsdog
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09 Sep 2019
10:40:03pm
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"Should we not also take out those who have died?"



I am happy to process whatever updates come my way.

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larsdog
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10 Sep 2019
07:56:00pm
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Another update today. You definitely need to see what Strider is collecting! Hopefully he can share some images on the other thread. If you have any web pages created with your topical collections, send me the URL and I will add a link to the list at the top of the page. I have a link to my topical, and I obviously have some scanning work to do!

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Harvey
12 Sep 2019
07:44:45pm
re: List of topics we collect and samples

I know this is a very small collection, but since I am a Doctor Who fan I would like to collect the very limited collection of Dr. Who stamps. I just started my collection by using the SOR auction picking up 5 stamps from Charlie2009 - thanks to Charlie2009 and all of you who didn't bid against me. Now I have to find any others that might be out there!

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musicman
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14 Sep 2019
08:24:58am
re: List of topics we collect and samples

According to the ATA, there are at least 37 Doctor Who stamps out there.


Here is a link to their alphabetical list of topics;



http://americantopicalassn.org/checklists.shtml


Look to the right of the page, for the heading "Alphabetical Listing".

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Harvey
14 Sep 2019
05:07:33pm
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I know there are supposed to be 37 Dr. Who stamps, but except for the 2013 set I just bought on the SoR auction the only other one I can find reference to is a 1999 British stamp with a Dalek on it. If any one knows of any others could you let me know. I don't want to join the Topicals Collector Society just for an interest in The Doctor. It's not that I'm cheap, I'm afraid they will get me interested in other topics and I spend a small fortune on stamps now!

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musicman
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14 Sep 2019
11:04:45pm
re: List of topics we collect and samples

You don't have to join to purchase the list -

it would only cost you 3 dollars.


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Kapul
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16 Sep 2019
07:27:16am
re: List of topics we collect and samples

Larsdog,

Do you have Aerophilately on your list.

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larsdog
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17 Sep 2019
09:22:20pm
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"Do you have Aerophilately on your list."



This isn't my list, it's our list. To me, a topical is about a specific topic, like airplanes. Maybe only propeller planes, or maybe all planes and dirigibles and blimps and hot air balloons as well. A stamp with an airplane on it, even if it wasn't intended for airmail use, would be fair game.

Aerophilately sounds more like a specialty involving airmail. A crash cover that didn't even have an airmail stamp on it, much less one with an airplane in the design, would still qualify. For example, US 2532 doesn't have and airplane on it, or an airmail theme, or an airmail designation, but was clearly intended for International letter use. If that was on a crash cover, that would be a part of aerophilately but not part of an airplane topical collection.

Perhaps I am wrong on this. Can anyone else weigh in?

Lars

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