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10 Jan 2020
02:34:21pm
The mailman brought me some great stamps today!

First, my lists on Colnect are reaping unexpected early rewards. Totally unsolicited, one of our generous Stamporama members noticed my Norway wishlist and treated me to a very nice selection of modern commemoratives. They were all in pristine condition and every single one filled an empty space. Wow! Thanks so much, Mike! (Meostamps)

And that’s not all! The mailman further surprised me today with an unexpected large envelope from Woodhaven, NY. Our Ikey Pikey took time out from behind his binoculars to hunt in a dealers cover box for Irish themed goodies for me. Such a fun surprise! Thank you!!

Terri’s Irish eyes are a sparking, let me tell ya!


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10 Jan 2020
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Aye, but you're welcome, Lass !

Q/ Was anyone else surprised to see bagpipes on an Irish-themed postcard?

Q/ Was anyone else pleased to see an 'ethnic' portrayal of an Irishman dancing ... without a bottle of liquor?

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey

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11 Jan 2020
05:08:45am

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"Q/ Was anyone else surprised to see bagpipes on an Irish-themed postcard?"




Answer....No.

The pipes depicted are a set of Irish Pipes.

They are smaller than the Scottish Bagpipes.
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11 Jan 2020
05:09:26am
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Ireland has its own version of bagpipes called uilleann pipes. I think they are played sitting down.

You’re so right about the surprising lack of that whiskey bottle! Ah the days before “PC.”

(I was going to activate the links, but they were all scrambled - not sure what happened. I'll go to YouTube and try to reload the links. I think someone tried to activate the links and they were scrambled. I deleted them and tried again, but the site keeps embedding them in a different position. I tried to unscramble the mess but it didn't work. There is some kind of glitch in our forum software)

https://youtu.be/4MxFsk4sYM4

“The great Gaels of Ireland are the men that God made mad, for all their Wars are merry and all their music is sad.” (Quote found on Youtube)



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I posted a row of X's to more easily see how the link was being shifted, but when I tried to removed the XXXs and activate the link, it didn't work. OK enough time spent with this!




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11 Jan 2020
04:13:45pm

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I didn't receive any goodies from the mailman today. I was supposed to receive some stamps from New Jersey on Thursday but the USPS sent them from New Jersey to Puerto Rico. According to the tracking number, they left Puerto Rico this morning. Puerto Rico and North Dakota are no way near each other. Hope I eventually get them.

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11 Jan 2020
07:02:32pm
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Today's post brought me some long awaited stamps which I never really thought I would get: a United States C13- C15 Zeppelin set. I got them from a Hipstamps order placed on November 18th and they arrived today, well actually last night, but added to my album today!

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14 Jan 2020
12:37:18pm
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Today a big envelope of auction winnings from Ian (BrechiniteUK) arrived. Everything I’ve purchased from him has been in pristine condition - no unexpected faults. Thanks for another batch of awesome stamps, Ian! And - you sure managed to get those across the big pond quickly!

Folks if you’re not shopping the Stamporama auction you’re missing out on some great deals. Buy and sell here and avoid those ridiculous EBay fees and all the problems dealing with unknown people.

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14 Jan 2020
06:07:43pm

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Philatelia:-

Thanks for the compliment.

Did your package have stamps or a white label? (I can't remember). I have a sneaky feeling that Royal Mail fast tracks the white labels over the packages with stamps.

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14 Jan 2020
08:25:26pm
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Surprisingly, Ian, the cover had stamps. Guess I was lucky this time.

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15 Jan 2020
08:04:27am
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I too received another perfectly protected package from Ian (BrechiniteUK). You're the best, Ian! Thanks very much.

I also received the DDR lost from Pelle (pelleholm). Thanks for that as well!

Yesterday was a bonus day for stamps as I also received some US definitives from a member in another forum. All in all, a great day!

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Neddie Seagoon from The Telegoons
15 Jan 2020
10:29:28am

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" Guess I was lucky this time. "



We always complain when things go awry in the post but the vast majority of items go through the "system" without any problems.

When I first started selling stamps via the internet the first package that went "missing" was sent to an address just 20 miles away!!

Since then I have shipped to all corners of the globe without too many items going astray (Touch Wood).
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15 Jan 2020
11:53:19am
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So true, Ian!

When the other journeymen and I were training apprentices we would give them “atta boys or atta girls” when they did a good job. But they were warned that one “Awwww $hit” would cancel out 1,000 atta boys. Haha! Guess we use the same system with the Postal systems, eh?

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15 Jan 2020
01:58:34pm
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Oh so true!

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jkc1999
16 Jan 2020
07:11:28am
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I will hop on Ian's bandwagon and agree that his stamps always arrive well packed and in pristine condition. I received a package this week. His prices are more than fair, and he is a pleasure to deal with. I've purchased about $200 worth of stamps from him over the past 12 months and the only issue was that when the Canadian post was on strike my stamps came to the US via Canada which I am pretty sure wasn't his fault Happy

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16 Jan 2020
03:20:37pm

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I received a nice shipment from a member today, but Canada Post did not cancel the stamps. The stamps were well package and protected. Also it only took 2 days from date of mailing to receive them.


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17 Jan 2020
08:30:11am

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The envelope I put in our mail box 3 days ago - too thick.

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17 Jan 2020
08:50:05am
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Just got a great batch of goodies from a trading friend? LOVE the slogan cancels on the covers! I trade for those old Irish issues to flyspeck them for plate varieties, cancels and perfins.

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Tom in Exton, PA
17 Jan 2020
12:10:30pm
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Each year around January 15, my model car club mails over 1500 postcards out to advertise our show. These go to our well honed mailing list, and I know an amazing amount of these people. The entire club got together at our monthly meeting last Saturday to process this mailing. I found a local post office open until 4pm and got it all mailed then.

The tough part every year is proofing out the list prior to the mailing. Each year we lose a number of people, and I have to delete them from the list.

Then once we mail it, I brace myself for the "Return to Senders". Many people do contact us with their change of addresses, but many do not. My daily mail will have a bunch of these in the next few weeks. Already, I received back four "Return to Senders" that have forwarding time expired, but did include the people's new addresses. I hand address a new card to them, then update the mailing list.

The toughest part is when we get returns with "Deceased" on them. Or sometimes we get emails from family members letting us know. It's sad to learn about the loss of people you know in the hobby!

So I don't look forward to the mail coming in the near future!

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20 Jan 2020
05:21:46pm
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Hi All,

The mailman will deliver very soon:

- Stamps for my "Medical Stamps" topical album
- Stamps for my "US Commeratives" album (1960 to 1975)
- Europa White Ace Stamp Album (mint/empty)
- White Ace Pages for a Winston Churchill Album I'll be starting (new/empty)
- White Ace Pages for my QEII stuff - Silver Wedding Pages (new/empty)
- New Zealand White Ace Pages for a new album I'm starting (new/empty)
- White Ace Ireland Pages for a new album I'm starting (new/empty)
- White Ace Fairy Tale Pages for a new album I'm starting (new/empty)


So for now my collecting focus is:

- Topical - Medical Stamps
- US Commeratives - 1960 to ???
- Europa
- QEII/Churchill/King George VI
- Ireland
- New Zealand
- Topical - Fairy Tale/Folklore

These are my most recent "base" purchases to get some of the albums I'm looking to collect, in my hands, assembled and ready for stamps.

Then hopefully (for awhile!) it'll just be stamp purchases with the occasional album page purchase. Although, I really should upgrade my binders, so... hmmm... who knows, it appears to never end! Winking

Thanks!


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24 Jan 2020
06:33:24am
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Well I lucked out!

I bought a VERY inexpensive accumulation of 19th Century Austria and was pleasantly surprised to find that a bunch of them were actually Lombardy-Venezia issues! Yay! How fun is that, eh?

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24 Jan 2020
09:15:00am

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These have arrived today:-

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24 Jan 2020
11:49:30am
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This arrived home on last Sunday (from my local stamp club auction)

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A combination #599 Type 1/ #599A Type 2 line pair, fewer then 20 known and a catalog value over $1000, purchased for $75.

Edit: Adding image below so folks know what to look for in a #599A. While line pairs are very rare, single #599A can occasionally be found. (#599 Type I catalog value = 25 cents while #599A Type II catalog value = $17.50)

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24 Jan 2020
01:06:27pm
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Don -

Very nice coil line-pair. The thing that jumps out at me is that the right stamp's red image is taller than the left stamp's red image, at the top, yet they are even at the bottom. I have never seen this "combo" before.

Thanks for sharing,
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24 Jan 2020
03:54:24pm

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Received some nice stamps that I bought from JohnnyStamp in the Auction and Approvals.

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25 Jan 2020
11:12:45am

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From my family back home:

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25 Jan 2020
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I just had a look through this thread. I really envy Jerrel for getting the 3 US Zeppelin air mails - fantastic stamps and the last US airmails I need for my collection up to 1976. I've never had a chance to buy them at a fair (low!) price. I guess it's almost time to say "the hell with it" and pay the going rate. Fantastic stamps Jerrel, you probably feel as good as I did when I finally finished the Canada Victoria jubilee series. Only half are mint but it felt great when I finally got the $3.00, the last one I needed!

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25 Jan 2020
02:29:48pm

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Just got this in today's mail - its the patch worn by mail delivery personnel

who worked for the IPSA back in the '60's and 70's;

a bit of ephemera to go into the exhibit I'm working on!




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26 Jan 2020
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Here is a scan of a envelope I received in the mail.
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Looking at the return address on the envelope, I found the items below that I had sent for autograph. The signature is Mikhail Gorbachev.
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While not a stamp per se but I thought I would show everybody.

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26 Jan 2020
10:24:26pm

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"The signature is Mikhail Gorbachev."


With all due respect this cannot be. I can tell it as someone who is regularly watching the forensic file series. Cheers.
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01 Feb 2020
01:21:53am
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Received my Used Greenland collection bought in a recent auction. What a fabulous bargain! It is virtually complete through 2018 except for the American issues and “Pakke Porto polar bears “ (parcel posts) - there were only a few of those. Price was incredibly low - a tiny fraction of catalog value - because some are a bit stuck down. No problem! These are all canceled or courtesy cancels so I’ll just soak those.

Sure wish I could find an awesome deal like these for all of my Scandinavian collections to help fill all the empty pages after 2000.

If I could go back and teach my younger self anything about buying stamps, I would tell her to quit spending any money on new issues and singles. I’d tell her to save up those dollars and buy the best possible collection I could afford for whatever country I was working on. And - put more money into classics and only acquire modern material through collections. Keep what you need from the collection then sell the remainder.

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01 Feb 2020
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I was perusing another stamp board from "down under" and I found a collection of Great Britain on Scott International Pages from 1873-1940 for less than 8% SCV. It will fill a bunch of rather expensive holes in my album for almost nothing. Great Britain in "Big Blue" is not exactly cheap. . .

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01 Feb 2020
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I received the two books about "Owney, the U. S. Rail Mail Mascot" as a birthday gift from my daughter. I had actually found one of them online at Amazon after a posting from a Stamporama member about it but did not remember ordering it and it magically appeared and then a few days later the sequel book arrived. There was nothing about who they were from with the books and the only people I knew who knew the books existed were other stamp collectors here on Stamporama so I was very surprised when the books showed up! I had not mentioned the books to any family members so the serendipity of them showing up was quite exciting.

The dog traveled the mail trains between 1888 and 1896 and the books are based on the true story of it.

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01 Feb 2020
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Yesterday I received "The Admiral Issue of Canada" book. Quite the tome, clocking in at 567 pages! I thought it was just a thin volume.

Received almost a month past the expected date as per Abe Books receipt. I complained, the bookseller couldn't even say if it had been sent & probably not as none were in stock. Turns out, the book was sent from Sweden! That is I suppose why it took so long to get here. But they refunded me a couple weeks ago, and said on the off-chance that it does arrive, don't worry, be happy, it's yours!

What kind of bookkeeping do they run?

It will take some time to get into this. I just need a lot more Admirals, as I just have a slim, basic set. But maybe now I'll know which is which!
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Image Not FoundNow this is unusual!!! About 4 yrs. ago I mailed some philatelic items to a collector in Kathmandu, Nepal. Yesterday I received my original envelope back in the mail with the contents I had sent removed and replaced with 8 pieces of small, delicate jewelry. The collector had simply circled my return address label in red ink. Does anyone know what the attached label is telling me? I asked my wife if the authorities are coming after me for smuggling and she replied "They would have already been here."Image Not Found

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03 Mar 2020
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bob,

lovely barter and better story

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05 Mar 2020
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My beautiful wife arrived from Thailand and Cambodia.
She thought of increasing my general collection and brought back this beauty:

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06 Mar 2020
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Another beauty: Thai dancers new set

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Roosters set:

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Thai Royal Barges set: limited edition

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07 Mar 2020
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Picked up this Nov, 1959 issue of Life magazine, with a nice cover story on stamps.

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07 Mar 2020
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It's amazing what the magazine did to get legal examples to show - going as far as to send staff members to Mozambique and Angola to get suitably cancelled stamps.

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Notice how they went for authenticity, even to having a plate flaw in the printing. Big Grin

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07 Mar 2020
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The issue includes a nice feature story on stamp artist Marc Leguay, who created many stamps for Laos.

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I received this post card invitation to the annual Tulsa Stamp Club show in today's mail. It was originally a first-day cover for Sc. 2654, the 29 cents "Shooting Star" stamp from the Wildflowers sheet of 1992 on a card which has been reused as an invitation for this event.

It appears that whoever prepared the mailing confused a 5 cents John James Audubon commemorative of 1963, Sc. 1241, with the 20 cents Audubon airmail stamp, Sc. C71, of 1967. This left the card underpaid by 15 cents, the current domestic post card rate is 35 cents, and the post office didn't catch it. What a deal!

Not something I ordered and not something of monetary value, but a philatelic curiosity and an item I'll be adding to my cover album in the future.

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The reused card underpaid by 15 Cents

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10 Mar 2020
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My Mailman left me these goodies to feed my cancel collection. This month's issue of The American Stamp Collector and Dealer came in the mail also came today.

Negative letters "SKED" from Westerville, OH
Negative letters "EP" from East Port, NY
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Negative letters "UC" from Union City, IN
Geometric from Syracuse, NY
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Cover with four strikes of Watkins, NY "W"
Red five canceled to "Free" by red circular grid from Johnstown, NY. Free due to Postmaster's privilege for free mailing.
NG from New Galilee PA
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Various fancy cancels on Official and Large Banknote stamps.
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11 Mar 2020
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Thanks again for posting the cancels! I don't collect them, but inherited quite a few that had all been collected in Union City, Indiana in the early 1890s. Since these came from incoming mail, there weren't many from Union City itself and I had never seen or heard about the negative "UC" obliterator that you've posted here. Thanks for sharing!!!!!

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15 Mar 2020
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Some more goodies that were waiting for me when I returned from Bellefonte yesterday.

Two cut squares, 1st is a blue leaf with blue rings and the next is a heart.
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These next two scans are some War Department Officials.
A star, 6 in ellipse and a number one Fishtail from Washington, DC
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This group are a Large Boston Negative F, number three Bottle Stopper and the last two on piece are patent cancels similar to the Saint Louis Patent cancels. There are a few pin points on the one cent.
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This last group are a Negative "79" year date, next is also a year date "79", next is my favorite, the 3 cents with a patent cancel scraping a circle on the stamp, a red target cancel and a late use of a number 10 rate marking.
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This shows the Patent Cancel from the back of the stamp. Patent cancels were an experiment by The Post Office to prevent reuse of used stamps.
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15 Mar 2020
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The Postman didn't bring these goodies, I picked them up at The APS in their sales area in the library.
United States Coil Issues by Martin Armstrong
More of the World's Greatest Stamp Collectors by Stanley M. Bierman
Great American Post Offices by James H. Bruns, This is a neat book highlighting historic and not so historic Post Offices and their architecture.

I also found a small WW collection of perfins.

I also picked up a few more auction catalogs, like I need more catalogs. I'm still downsizing what I have. I found someone to take the ones I'm getting rid of.

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20 Mar 2020
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I've added a few more cancels on Officials to my collection.

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22 Mar 2020
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Thanks to a very conscientious member here, I was able to acquire

my own copy of U.S. Scott #1, with red cancel no less!

And at a very reasonable price to boot.


Thanks Mel(mbo1142)!!


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26 Mar 2020
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The last purchase before the travel ban outside the house (with a few exceptions) instituted by my government (COVID-19).
Three series of stamps Berlin 1951-53.

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29 Mar 2020
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I noticed that my Scott International Part II through V album binders which are the original regular size are bulging as acquisitions have been added (probably mostly related to the use of Scott mounts on many newer mint non-hinged stamps that are occasionally available for the years after 1940) and decided to invest in some new jumbo binders with dust cases for the four albums. Now I hope to be able to add the clear interleaves between the pages similar to what I did with the Part 1A1-1B2 1840-1940 albums where stamps are mounted on facing pages which was previously impossible for the later albums. Received the rather large package containing all four binders with dust cases on Saturday from the USPS mailman.

Now just need one dust case for the 1B2 album to be delivered from an order made in December from Subway Stamp Shop to have all of the albums covered. The backorder has been pending for quite a while and I may have to find an alternate source. The three dust cases that were delivered from the order were so nice that I am trying to be patient plus they have been such a useful resource over my collecting lifetime that I want to support their business and see it continue. Happy Remember, patience is a gift but long suffering works well, too. Blushing

Update: on a random whim checked for Scott International Regular dust case on eBay and found a listing with three new old stock dust cases being offered with free shipping and bought all of them. Well, I do have two other International albums (my original mint and used collection for 1840-1940 which gets a few new additions from time to time, mostly from duplicates or used stamps which I find in country collections). Ahem, we can justify most any purchase if we contrive to find a reason! Winking

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29 Mar 2020
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Randy,
Great score! Maybe someone can help me out though. Why would the stamp have both a pen cancel and a killer cancel? Wouldnt one or the other suffice? I dont think I have ever seen that. If I did I don't remember. I have seen stamps with two different color cancels. Does that mean international mail?

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It might just mean that someone was having a bad day.

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Charlie,


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Glad to see they left your sense of humor intact and functioning properly!

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18 Apr 2020
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Arrived today from two different sellers.
Not sure if the postal fiscals are fakes as noted in SG. I bought some in 2017 but have filed them somewhere I have not found as yet. So bought another couple. I'm suspicious of the way the paper is torn just where the franking details would be.

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19 Apr 2020
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From eBay - one of Bolivia's Tiahuanacu issue. I think it was produced in 1925 but not issued till 1960. Truly extraordinary for 1925! Image Not Found

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Just a guess, but it looks like an image
of "Mama Kilva" , the Inca Moon goddess
who protected the people at night.

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The QV arrived today, the 1929 UPU arrived about a week ago. Another couple of spaces filled even if cancels are a bit heavy.Image Not Found

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14 Aug 2020
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This arrived today. It goes into the oddities album.

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Its not worth anything but it looks good. (to me anyway)

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14 Aug 2020
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Arrived today. U.S. # 1a I am VERY pleased. The auction folks listed the cat. value at $440. I would be curious if anyone could tell me how they might have arrived at that number.

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Oooo nice Ernie!

I believe prices are based on Auction sales and other data or, knowing Scott, maybe Tarot cards or Runes? LoL!

Here’s one that arrived day before - completed my Finland coat of arms set, so yippee!!

It took a while to find a nice copy with most of the teeth that wasn’t a forgery - they are freakin fragile, too. I call this issue “Hockey Star” stamps because so many of them are missing teeth haha!

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14 Aug 2020
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Theresa, cool stamp. I am not familiar with that issue but I can see how getting examples with all their teeth would be a challenge. I think that's part if the fun. Your patience paid off!

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I got Scott International Albums Volumes 3 and 4 in the mail, as well as the Scott Specialty pages for Denmark. I am gradually moving my country collections to Scott Specialty Album as I find find the pages on sale. I found a seller on Ebay selling the International pages with a binder for about 50% off still in the package. I now have Volumes 1-4 and would eventually like to add 5 and 6--but will wait until I fill a few of these pages (and replenish my stamp budget). I somehow managed to win a few Cape triangles at auction this week I didn't think I stood a chance of with my bids. I have been fascinated with Cape triangles since I was a kid and just this year started to buy a few.

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Postbox had a goodie for me today.
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Another space filled.

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Today, absolutely nothing.
Five items for my son (Mostly bills),
three for my D-i-L, (definitely bills),
But nothing for me.
Well I guess I'll have to give my eyes a rest.

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19 Aug 2020
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A very nice Queen Victoria from the Falklands (SG35)

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Arrived in the mail today my 1868 perforated King William III Netherlands Indies.
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Not exactly today's mail, but on Friday the "Norwegian Legion" (Scott B24) stamp arrived.
As anyone steeped in history may know, Norway was invaded in April 1940 in the general tidying up of Western Europe Hitler's Germany conducted before it unleashed its forces on La Belle France in mid-May. While several small nations capitulated almost immediately, some forces in Norway tried to fight back against the invaders. Despite some support from the UK and France itself, it was a lost cause primarily due to what is sometimes called the Fifth Column of Nazi sycophants.

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During the invasion, Vidkun Abraham Lauritz Jonssøn Quisling , (Above) a former Army Major and top cadet in the Norwegian "West Point" who was head of the pro-German National Unity Party, announced a coup d'etat almost immediately and cooperated with the Nazi invaders..
So Norway also quickly became another of the occupied countries of Europe. For his treasonous action Vidkun Quisling joined Benedict Arnold and Guy Fawkes, on history's famous turncoats list, gifting the English language and no doubt the Norse language his name "Quisling" for a revilled traitor.

I supposed it is no surprise that the overwhelming number of Norwegians were quite unhappy about their situation which lasted until 1945 when the King Haakron VII returned from exile in England.
However a "Norwegian Legion" brigade was formed of Nazi sympathizers who sought to fight in Western Europe alongside the Nazis against Resistance forces and eventually any Allied forces who might someday invade Europe.

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Their glorious role supporting fascism turned quite sour when they were deployed into the meat grinder on the Russian Front where they suffered heavy casualties.
It was in August,1941, that this "Norsk Legion" semi-postal stamp was printed and issued.
Neither the Norsk Legion, nor the stamp has ever been popular in Norway so the stamp is not commonly found. One Norway album I bought years ago had that page torn out leaving small shreds of paper around the hinge pins.


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From HipStamp's MICHAEL E. ALDRICH
CAREFREE, AZ

Arrived, two days ago, this beautiful ISRAEL, 1949, FLAG WITH LEFT TAB.
The stamp is illustrating a Story About Stamp Collecting.

Ari is a young stamp collector of worldwide stamps. But among his postage stamps
he has a special place for Israel stamps. The story takes place in 1958-1959. He and his family are going to move to Israel. The narrator feels it is a dangerous place.

However, Ari tells the narrator, "We are finally going home."

The story fuses history and stamp collecting. It shows how young stamp collectors become philatelists.

If you wish to read the story, send an email message to 1rgbphilatelics@gmail.com, and in the subject line type: Ari and Israel Stamps, Story No. 5.


The story is perfect for sharing with young or new stamp collectors.



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12 Oct 2020
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From a yard sale yesterday. $5,00 - including "Black Jack".Image Not Found

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12 Oct 2020
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and a decent looking C3

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12 Oct 2020
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Well not exactly the mailman but I finally came across the 5c postal fiscals I referred to in my post on 18th. April. Filed against the side of a box of other stamp bits.
Looking a bit more genuine than the previous ones.
Now safely located in the correct place in the album.
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13 Oct 2020
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Today my rural mailman brought me an autograph return from Valentina Tereskova Russian cosmonaut and first women to be launched into orbit aboard Vostok-6 in 1963. Request took 330 days to return to me from Russia.

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Quote:

"Arrived, two days ago, this beautiful ISRAEL, 1949, FLAG WITH LEFT TAB.
The stamp is illustrating a Story About Stamp Collecting."



Artstamp......my favourite Israel stamp but I assume you are aware it only has part tab. It is missing the selvedge with the straight edge.

email coming regarding the story.

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While I am here, these arrived from the wilds of Verona......Shakespeare would have been ever so proud ! Applause

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Hello Londonbus1:
I understand the missing selvedge. I was only looking for the issue with the Flag to illustrate Ari's story...
I have been giving a lot of thought about perhaps starting an Israel collection with the theme: "Finally coming home."
When I get your email I'll send you my story. The stories are becoming a book. In a sense it is like untapping (neologism) old memories across continents. I just heard of a stamporama member who read my China story and told me that he had exactly the same experience...
Say hi to Boris...
Stay Safe and Be Sane...

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Postal service was good to me today, these arrived today to fill another couple of spaces. Slightly disturbed gum but otherwise fairly clean. Both short "R" variety.
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20 Oct 2020
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Well, I finally have a penny black! It's not the prettiest, but it was affordable, it fills the space, and it's mine! It came in yesterday's mail from a good fellow in Ontario (Canada, not California). I'm rather excited....

Looking at the Penny Page, it also seems that I get to be the one to fill in the "TB" space on the board! Should I notify someone? I have approached several local newspapers, Fox News, the Huffington Post, I am using the photo as my Tinder profile, and I also sent about 15 emails to HRH QEII (which as of today are STILL left unanswered....)

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"I also sent about 15 emails to HRH QEII (which as of today are STILL left unanswered....)"



OHH!

So your the guy that's annoyed my Auntie Betty with the unwanted emails. She was so upset she had to lie down and get a footman to take the corgies for a walk.

To quote my Great Great Grandmama Victoria "We are not amused"

Rolling On The Floor LaughingRolling On The Floor LaughingRolling On The Floor Laughing

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21 Oct 2020
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WOOHOO!!!

My mailbox had a delightful surprise from Musicman - a wonderful bunch of Ireland for me to flyspeck!

Thanks oodles, my friend!

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Image Not Foundhello all. arrived today t.b. seals from south africa hope you like them. they are the only two matching pair i have one in english the other in afrikaans. take care ken.Image Not Found

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24 Oct 2020
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No photos, but today brought a nice selection of Guadeloupe that I bought from Vance Auctions. French Colonies are beautifully engraved, in my opinion. Earlier in the week I received two Mongolian covers from an Ebay auction to go with the many I have from when I lived there.

Here's a photo from own collection in case anyone is interested: Jerry Garcia on piece from a parcel that was mailed within Mongolia when I was there.

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25 Oct 2020
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Ken,
your post reminded me of this single tucked away in a corner of my SA "accumulation":

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if you already have the Afrikaans mate to this (and don't mind the condition issues), I'd be open to a trade.

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25 Oct 2020
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A little off topic, but not much. I went to an antique auction 4 or 5 years ago and picked up a nice stock book with many early U.S. stamps I needed. In the back was, for some reason, a really good selection of St. Pierre and Miquelon. I have very recently started adding to this lot and now have a new collection to work on. I'm surprised I never thought of it before since it seems to go with my Newfoundland collection. You never know what will cause a collection to start. A few years ago I bought a large "P lot" on E-Bay from one of my favorite sellers (Danthestampman) because it contained some early Puerto Rico, Philippines and a PEI stamp I needed. It also contained a great starter lot for Peru, another country I now look for. Go with the flow and collect whatever is nearby on your journey!!

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