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Jansimon
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10 Mar 2021
03:45:46pm

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Inspired by several members here, I have decided to start a new collection as well, one that should not be so hard to complete as there are only about 165 stamps, perforation varieties etc not counted. The country/area I chose is Generalgouvernement, the part of Poland that was occupied by / incorporated in the German Reich after the start of Worldwar 2 in 1939. Most of these stamps have already been in my hands at some point in time, but until now I always traded or sold them. But now I decided to keep them and my infant collection is now 19 stamps big. Who can help me with this new collection? I prefer trading, but all options are open, just send me a message with your offer Happy

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10 Mar 2021
03:57:25pm

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I don't have any spares of those at the moment to help you out, but if you go to www.germanstamps.net you can find some really nice free pages for those issues. I grabbed them and moved my collection over to them a while ago and am really pleased with how they look.

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10 Mar 2021
04:19:56pm

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Very interesting! Although I am not really keen on moving from black page stockbooks to printed pages with mounts, I must admit the pages look wonderful. I appreciate the fact that it looks like they used Michel (or any catalogue other than Scott) as the source and I even learned something: I had never heard of, let alone seen these Warsaw uprising stamps. I cannot find anything about them in Michel.

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12 Mar 2021
03:55:48am

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Yesterday I got five new stamps so now I am at a whopping 24 stamps Applause

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20 Mar 2021
04:43:45am

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Progress! Now already at 54, thanks to Mel

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Harvey
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20 Mar 2021
08:54:05am
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I'm glad you're getting there, I finished this area last year. But, if you end up with two copies of N53, could you let me know? Somehow mine has disappeared, probably fell out a while ago and is now stuck in the middle of a dust ball under my desk! these things happen!!!

Edit: I just realized that this post is not really accurate - my memory kicked in. N53 was a stamp that I ordered from someone on SOR, can't remember who, and the order was cancelled due to not having enough of an order to be sent. That has happened with several of my Poland stamps, maybe it's the same person. I really can't remember. I just put it back on my want list.

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20 Mar 2021
05:36:03pm

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Well, so far I have only got one stamp earlier than Sc. N56 and it is not the one you are looking for. Quite a coincidence it happens to be the most expensive stamp of the lot. Happy

Should, for some reason I can not yet imagine, I end up with more than one of this particular one, I'll think of you.

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03 Apr 2021
11:19:42am

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I will be getting (inheriting) a General Government Collection soon. My uncle was a big worldwide stamp collector and he passed many years ago and my cousin got his collection. She was going to get rid of it and I begged her not to do that and over the past couple of years - I have asked her to send me portions (by country) of it. When I saw your post I asked her to see if she could find any of these stamps. She had previously sent me the Poland pages from this collection but non of these stamps were there. I asked to check the Germany pages and sure enough there were pages for General Government at the end of the Germany section. She sent me a couple of pictures and they look good. I will not know what exactly is there until I get it but I will put an approval book up at some point. Steve

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Harvey
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03 Apr 2021
01:19:18pm
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That part of my Poland collection is complete (except for one cheap stamp I thought I had). I find it a very interesting part of my collection since the stamps are nicely engraved and very attractive. You have to ignore the fact that many of them have Nazi symbols or Hitler's picture on them. Stamps with subject matter we don't like can still be well done. Good luck finishing your collection, all of them are affordable and "out there" to be collected!
Another note: My wife collected "black cat good luck" postcards, I have a huge album filled with them. Good luck symbols included the swastika symbol. A friend was really grossed out by this until I informed him that it was a Native good luck symbol long before it was taken over in the 1930's. Other good luck symbols: a black cat, heather, a single old boot, four leafed clover, mistletoe, horse shoe pointing up, wishbone, etc. Without checking the collection I can't remember what else might be there. Maybe you can add to the list - some of them, like the black cat, no longer represent good luck.
Edit: Just thought of another good luck symbol - the rabbit's foot, though not so much for the rabbit!

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04 Apr 2021
04:50:27pm

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Actually I would consider Generalgouvernement part of a wider Germany collection as well, rather than part of a Poland collection. Of course one could argue both ways and be equally right, but when I refer to the Michel catalogue, there it is listed as German occupation, just as Bohemia/Moravia and many others. It makes more sense to collect these together, but anyway, this is more or less off topic.

Steve, nice to see that you have something from GG coming up, there were a few others as well who approached me with offers, not all very precise, but then on the other hand: I do not have anything resembling a want list either. Perhaps I should start with a have list, which is probably easier to create Happy
To be continued!

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Harvey
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04 Apr 2021
07:13:00pm
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I think Scott's tends to put occupation stamps with the country where the stamps are sent from - i.e. the occupied country. I'm just not sure if they are consistent with this!

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