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londonbus1
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06 May 2019
10:28:21am
I always enjoyed my meetings with Ian on UK visits. We met a few times at Stampex and the Strand Stamp Fair and usually enjoyed a meal afterwards. I remember NigelC was with us on one such occasion. Very learned and organized in his topics and always willing to give advice and help. He always gifted me some nice item on those occasions which was a thoughtful gesture. We also talked Cricket which was a major part of his life. He played until the end.
Ian passed away at the weekend when I was about to ask him to join me for the upcoming Strand Stamp Fair in June. It just won't be the same.
R.I.P. my friend.

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06 May 2019
10:39:13am
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Although I did not know him personally, I always enjoyed his posts. Condolences to his friends and family.
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06 May 2019
11:02:57am
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Oh, my.

I very much appreciated his posts.

Such a loss.

My condolences to his family and friends.


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ernieinjax
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06 May 2019
11:10:14am
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Ian could be "spicy" but I loved reading his posts. He and I had several enjoyable, extended private message conversations. Rest in Peace Ian.

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06 May 2019
11:15:00am
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Will miss his posts. Always enjoyed his perspective on stamp collecting. Condolences to his family and friends

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nigelc
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06 May 2019
11:26:23am
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This is terrible news. Sad

I was aware from Ian's posts that he had medical challenges but I wasn't expecting this.

Yes, Michael, I remember vividly my meeting and meal with you and Ian in London.

I liked the way Ian would dig deeply into the meaning of stamps designs and the background stories of the political figures and events that were depicted.

We exchanged a number of messages over the years on many topics and I'll miss his insight and his forthright opinions.

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06 May 2019
11:48:51am
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So sad. Rest in Peace.

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06 May 2019
12:10:21pm
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Time for the last post? Rest in peace Ian, condolences to your family and friends, will miss your Stamporama posts.

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smauggie
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06 May 2019
12:16:39pm
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May God rest his soul. I will miss him.

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michael78651
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06 May 2019
12:17:20pm
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This is very sad news. After joining in January 2015, he became very active on this site, and was more than willing to share his knowledge of the hobby. His posts that tied the stamps into historical perspective were fascinating. This is a big loss to our community and the hobby.

Ian also wrote a multi-part article. Here is a link to the Articles page. Scroll down the list until you see his name in the By Line:

https://stamporama.com/articles/articles_list.php

Ian, you will be missed by everyone here. My condolences to his family and his friends.

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Linus
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06 May 2019
01:53:33pm
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Truly a sad day when one of our Stamporama family members passes. Rest in peace, Ian, you were a great contributor to this forum, and you will be missed. My condolences to his family and friends.

Linus

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Cactusjack
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06 May 2019
03:33:42pm
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It is a sad day anytime we lose a member, especially one who contributed so much to Stamporama and the hobby. Rest in peace Ian.

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06 May 2019
03:41:58pm
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I crossed plastic swords with him in this forum once or twice, as we disagreed on political fundamentals, but always appreciated the sophistication of his posts, his knowledge in specialized areas and his command of language. Rest in peace, sir and thank you.

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06 May 2019
04:42:01pm

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I am truly shocked by this news. Like most here I never got to meet Ian in person, but I appreciated his insights and the interesting stories he shared on the discussion board. The fact that we shared a love for the dark ages made him someone special, in my eyes. And although I never even contemplated collecting Russian stamps, I read all the posts about Soviet era architecture etc etc.
I will miss him for that and can only imagine how much he will be missed by those who knew and loved him.
I did not know much of Ian, his age or whether he had health issues but I do know this was too soon.

My condolences to the family and friends.
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06 May 2019
05:08:58pm
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It is very often that we are shocked when a member
passes away especially someone we've never met as
we likely assume a correspondent is younger and in
fairly decent health.
And so it is that a am also saddened at the passing
of such a knowledgeable cyber friend. I hope he had
a vigorous rewarding life and his passing was peaceful.
Requiescat in aeterna pace,
Charlie

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Harvey
06 May 2019
06:57:59pm
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I have only been a member for about two weeks so I have had very little contact with any of you and certainly would not claim to know Ian Greenwood. But the passing of any serious collector diminishes the hobby as a whole. I'm legally an old fart and I believe the majority of stamp collectors are. There are some younger collectors but I believe stamp collecting is a dying hobby - I hope I am wrong!!! It's a great way to learn about History and an hour working on my stamp collection is an hour I treasure. When a collector dies it makes me realize how human we all are - what will happen to the collection we treasure so much? No one else will treasure as much as we do since we were the ones who toiled to put it together. But maybe someone will appreciate parts of it - we can only hope!

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musicman
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06 May 2019
08:13:59pm
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Sad day indeed.



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PaulMitchell
06 May 2019
10:23:50pm
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Like most people on this forum I never met Ian but I did enjoy his posts and wish the best for his family.

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06 May 2019
10:59:09pm

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So sorry to hear! I enjoyed his posts. Rest in peace Ian!

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michael78651
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06 May 2019
11:16:33pm
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Someone mentioned that Ian was active in Cricket. I found this:

https://www.gprcc.co.uk/memberprofile/memberID_22978/Ian-Greenwood.aspx

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Strider
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07 May 2019
03:03:54am
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This is a big shock - I didn't know he was unwell. Ian very kindly gave me his SG Russian catalogue back in 2015. He introduced me to SOR after an episode with another forum - he said I'd find SOR a lot more friendly - which I have! I was glad to meet Ian, and NigelC and Londonbus1, a couple of years later at The Strand Stamp fair, and I'm very sorry to hear of his death. We've lost a kind, thoughtful and knowledgeable member, with a lively sense of humour and a way with words.

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DavidG
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07 May 2019
04:02:12pm
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Sad to hear the death of Guthrum.

His posts were always a pleasure to read, and he was a great supporter of the hobby and of SOR.

I will miss him.

David Giles
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bobgggg
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07 May 2019
06:40:43pm
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A great loss to the stamp community...R.I.P.

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snowy12
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07 May 2019
08:13:22pm

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It is indeed a sad day when we loose any member,especially one like Ian .My thoughts go out to his family and friends . RIP Ian

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dollhaus
07 May 2019
10:04:27pm
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He was a gentleman.

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Tom in Exton, PA
07 May 2019
10:25:29pm

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"When a knowledgeable man dies, a library has burnt to the ground"

RIP Ian

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Jeredutt3
07 May 2019
10:44:43pm
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Add my similar thoughts. Always appreciated his input and knowledge. Its is nice he was able to leave a small legacy here for us with his posts and such which will be saved for future folks to learn from.

Also, Just to let everyone know I probably think you are least 25 years younger than you actually are and in outstanding health.

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philb
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08 May 2019
05:31:11pm

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Oh No ! He will be missed.

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ikeyPikey
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09 May 2019
12:08:25am
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Such sad news. The Cold War was a big deal at our house - a cornerstone of my youth was listening to my father's explanations of history & politics & current events (he passed in 1966) - and here was this other guy who could hold forth on those same subjects, with a depth of interest & understanding in the other side of the Iron Curtain that was, well, very reassuring; yes, someone else remembers; yes, all that mattered. Ian mattered. Rest in peace.

/s/ ikeyPikey

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10 May 2019
02:21:42am
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As a knowledgeable contributing member of this chat board he will be sorely missed. My condolences go out to his family and friends. R.I.P.

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londonbus1
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31 May 2019
02:01:31am
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Ian's Son Geoff has asked me to to convey his heartfelt thanks to the members here for all the kind messages of sympathy and support you have shown.

I will be attending his Memorial service today at 3pm and any British-based members that might be close-by are invited to attend.

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philb
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31 May 2019
01:41:19pm

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Thanks Michael for attending for us ! phil

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michael78651
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06 Jun 2019
12:58:32pm
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Today is D-Day. Days like this is when we could count on Ian to give us an historical post regarding such events, and tie it in philatelically.

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ikeyPikey
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01 Jul 2019
12:03:15am
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I have stumbled across an archive of Soviet Graphic Arts that Guthrum would have liked:

https://repository.library.brown.edu/studio/collections/id_580/?selected_facets=genre_aat%3Apostcards

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey

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