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White powder on backs of old stamps in albums by Phil Atley
Can anyone tell me what the small dots of white powder that sometimes are found on the backs of (usually gummed?) stamps in old albums might be? I am working with a vintage 1950 album and occasionally encounter these--like tiny puffs of confectioner's sugar.. Can I just brush the powder off and...
December 27th 11 07:51 PM
by Victor Manta Go to last post
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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays by Alyn
Just want to wish all readers of RCSD a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.
December 27th 11 10:23 AM
by Victor Manta Go to last post
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My Philatelic Ramblings by Victor Manta
"Alyn" wrote in message ... Good morning/afternoon/evening everyone. Below is a list of my philatelic writing to date. Article Link ....
December 22nd 11 02:11 AM
by Alyn Go to last post
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Russia stamps catalogue value by Jacques Galharague
I look for the last catalogues values of Russia Scott 243 mint + 244 mint and Scott 194 MNH + 199 MNH. If you have the same Michel CV, I am also OK. Thank you in advance.
December 21st 11 08:43 AM
by Jacques Galharague Go to last post
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USB MIcroscope - Images of fake overprints by Pierre COURTIADE[_6_]
"Pierre COURTIADE" wrote: About one year ago (in November 2010) we discussed here the features of the USB Microscope sold by Aldi. I remenber that somebody showed pictures of an overprint clearly printed *over* the cancellation of the stamp, thus clearly...
December 20th 11 07:19 AM
by Pierre COURTIADE[_6_] Go to last post
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Pakistan Help by [email protected]
I have recently been given a small collection of Pakistani stamps from the 40s through the 60s and while trying to catalogue them, I have run into an issue with some of the 'service' stamps. The 2009 Scott Catalogue shows 3 types of 'service' overprints for design A3. The 3rd type is clearly...
December 20th 11 07:04 AM
by chrisj.doran%[email protected] Go to last post
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A game everyone can play by Sir Hystrix
On 3/12/2011 20:32, Colin McKenzie wrote: But how far back are they valid for postage? The Wikipedia article "Postage stamp demonetization" seems to be accurate for the 4 countries it covers but what about the rest? Is there a more complete source of this information? How many...
December 18th 11 07:16 PM
by Joshua Kreitzer Go to last post
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Italian issues of 1863 by Tony Clayton[_2_]
There are two types of the 15 centesimi stamp issued in 1853 by Italy. The stamps have extensive flaws which enable many of Type I and the majority of Type II to be plated. I have now acquired a significant number of both Types, and an attempt at plating them is illustrated on my website...
December 14th 11 10:57 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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A game everyone can play by Pierre COURTIADE[_6_]
so for the Euro-zone countries stamps before 1999 can't be used Droger Jean-Paul wrote : This is not right for FRANCE, we can continue to use most franc stamps, except some (like stamps with Petain on) issued before 1950, but we have to translate older francs in new francs and after...
December 13th 11 12:40 AM
by Pierre COURTIADE[_6_] Go to last post
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A game everyone can play by Jan-Martin Hertzsch[_2_]
On 05/12/11 21:45, wrote: ... I think I have received mail from Germany and Belgium in the past 4-6 years with either only pre-Euro stamps or wich mixed pre-Euro and Euro-denomninated ones. ... I cannot say anything regarding Belgium, but German pre-Euro stamps were...
December 11th 11 09:41 PM
by Jan-Martin Hertzsch[_2_] Go to last post
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United Nations 38 by Sir Hystrix
Hi, I have two sheets United Nations 38. According to the Scott catalog there are two printings. I have two of these sheets, but i am having a difficulty keeping them apart. Can someone assist please. If I have to believe the sellers, I should have one of each printing. According to the Scott...
December 8th 11 02:06 AM
by Terry Reedy Go to last post
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Identifying "EA" overprints Algeria 1962 by mpstamps
Hello, I got several local overprints from these issue. Most have unreadable postmarks. I would like to know from which city/region they are. Is here any Algeria expert who could help me to identify them? Then I would made a scan. Or does anybody know a resource on the net? Could not find any so...
November 16th 11 10:09 AM
by mpstamps Go to last post
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The Big Philatelic Rip Off by Victor Manta
By the creation of a monopolized market abroad, followed by limitations imposed to local stamp collectors, the final goal was the rip off of Western stamp collectors in favor of Western dealers and of participating postal administrations from former European (and other) communist countries....
November 11th 11 06:29 PM
by Victor Manta Go to last post
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Q: Perforations of modern US definitives by Jan-Martin Hertzsch[_2_]
Dear collector friends, I have got two questions regarding perforations or die-cuts of modern US definitives: 1) When sorting some 29 c "Flag with pledge of allegiance" stamps with black value and country name (first issued in 1992), I noticed that the perforations varied. My catalog says these...
November 4th 11 04:44 PM
by Jan-Martin Hertzsch[_2_] Go to last post
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solution for taking new stamps off paper by Neb
I hope someone can help me with what solution I should use to remove most new stamps from paper. All the old stamps I soaked in water and slid paper off and dried in a drying book. The new super sticky stamps stick to the drying book after soaking. Please, someone help
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October 19th 11 11:53 PM
by Terry Reedy Go to last post
12 1,421
official FDC city list by [email protected]
i am an FDC collector and have been trying to find a list of all the official first day of issue cities, and have not found it. is there such a list on the internet? I am looking for a list of all the stamps with an official first release in missouri. from 1937 to present if possible. -- mark...
October 19th 11 06:32 PM
by Sir F. A. Rien Go to last post
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A. A Kranhold by Toke Nørby
In the 1920ties an american named A. A. Kranhold described a variety in the Danish stamp 4 RBS: "Kranhold's Retouch" now called. Can any of you give me a short CV of him? Who he was, where he lived etc. TIA Mvh Toke -- Læs om Ejnar Olsen og Søllestedmærkerne
October 15th 11 07:50 PM
by Toke Nørby Go to last post
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Cleveland, Ohio Show, October 29-30 by Stan
Cuy-LorPex 2011, the 53rd annual philatelic show and bourse sponsored by the Cuy-Lor Stamp Club, will take place October 29 & 30. It will be at the same great site as last year, the Rocky River Civic Center’s Memorial Hall, 21016 Hilliard Boulevard, Rocky River, Ohio. The site is about a mile...
October 14th 11 09:54 PM
by Stan Go to last post
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Securitate, Philately, and Me in then Communist Romania by Pierre COURTIADE[_6_]
Victor Manta wrote : The Securitate, Romanian for Security; official full name Departamentul Securitatii Statului, Department of State Security) was the secret police agency of Communist Romania. Founded on August 30, 1948, with help from the Soviet NKVD, the Securitate was abolished in ...
October 12th 11 09:05 AM
by Victor Manta Go to last post
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Steve Jobs has passed away by Victor Manta
http://www.apple.com/ RIP Steve Jobs on postal stamps: http://tinyurl.com/6en6rvc http://images.businessweek.com/ss/06/05/stamps/image/f_wozniak_jobs.jpg --
October 6th 11 11:37 AM
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