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Letter in a Bottle by Blair (TC)
I once put my name and address in a bottle and threw it into the sea. 10 years later I got a letter from someone in Australia. It was a fine from their government for littering Sydney beach.
May 22nd 12 07:16 PM
by Victor Manta Go to last post
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The Fight for Peace, Sportive Medicine in GDR, Cambodian Genocide - on Stamps by Victor Manta
Not much to read on RCSD during the last week, that's why I propose you my new philatelic pages: The Fight for Peace: http://www.reds-on.postalstamps.biz/Peace/fight-for-peace.htm A question to the former Radio Yerevan, the usual source of jokes in USSR: It will be war in the following years?...
May 22nd 12 06:59 PM
by Victor Manta Go to last post
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stanley gibbons online by Pedro
Hello all, I wanted to know if there exist a web site where I can browse images of Great Britain stamps identified by their Stanley Gibbons code. Thanks, Pedro
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May 15th 12 02:26 PM
by gogu[_10_] Go to last post
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The Pioneers and Their "Idols" on Stamps by Victor Manta
On my new page I display and comment stamps with children, that were issued by former and by present days communist countries: http://www.reds-on.postalstamps.biz/Russia/children/pioneers.htm I present on this page also the Hungarian stamp error, mentioned by me in a previous thread, with its...
May 15th 12 03:36 AM
by Victor Manta Go to last post
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Identifying a british postmark by Marcel Lajus
Good evening, I've got 2 wrappers http://cjoint.com/?0DDqcH9eBud http://cjoint.com/?0DDqdtxCaw3 and I don't know anything about this kind of postmarks. They seem to be sent from London EC (The Edward VII one has a return address The Times Office, EC, and the other one has also mention of London...
May 4th 12 05:55 PM
by Sir F.A. Rien Go to last post
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help identifying by Pedro
Hello all, I'd appreciate any help identifying the country of these three stamps: stamp 1: http://www.telefonica.net/web2/pcm2009/stamps/temp/id1.jpg stamp2: http://www.telefonica.net/web2/pcm2009/stamps/temp/id2.jpg stamp3:
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April 30th 12 09:25 PM
by red_pimpernel Go to last post
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Miniature Sheet...MNH or not MNH?... by gogu[_11_]
There is a seller advertising a Mini Sheet which comprises 6 stamps in it. In the item description he says it's MNH but there are post office seals placed over the 6 stamps! Sure, the post office seals look very odonate and look like they are placed by a machine and not by hand. But they are...
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April 30th 12 02:07 PM
by gogu[_11_] Go to last post
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Your experience please... by gogu[_11_]
Hi all! Since I've recently started collecting stamps (I've collected stamps as a young boy but randomly and most of them cancelled), I have a few dumb questions: 1) is there a guide for new collectors like the one for coins "Coin Collecting for Dummies" or similar? I want (mostly) to learn the...
April 27th 12 02:29 PM
by gogu[_11_] Go to last post
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Separation of scanned images of several stamps by Victor Manta
An interesting article written by the well known participant in this ng, Bill Sharpe, just appeared in the last Linn's Stamps News. Bill describes his positive experience with the free program named "Stamp Image Bursting Application", that can be downloaded from...
April 26th 12 03:18 AM
by Pierre COURTIADE[_6_] Go to last post
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exchange without report by incs
;-)) it should be useful to focus on the processing of the report by the use of dedicated know-how Before analyzing exchange , you could try http://sourceforge.net/projects/clockloop/ Bye
April 24th 12 03:04 AM
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Q: Translation from Hungarian, please by Victor Manta
It is about the following stamps: Hungary 1950, June 4, Children's Day, Scott 896 - 900 60 f. Boys' Camp - Scott 899 SZABAD... 60 f. Boys' Camp - Scott 899a UTANPOTLASUNK... Michel No. 1101 - 1105 International Children's Day No. 1104, 60 f., Young Pioneer and Tent Camp Type I, falsely labeled: ...
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April 21st 12 08:36 PM
by Victor Manta Go to last post
21 1,487
storing stamps by Pedro
Hello friends, Which is the best way to store thousands of duplicate stamps?, let's say definitives like Machins or Wildings. Putting them into stockbooks would be very expensive, I think. I'd like to know hwat do you do when tackling the task of storing so many stamps. Thanks, Pedro
April 20th 12 05:58 PM
by Pedro Go to last post
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Common Mistakes for Stamp Collectors to Avoid -article by Sir F.A. Rien
Took me three 'collections' before I 'found' the GB LE period and its complexities. Good hunting! Excuse my ignorance. What does LE stands for? "Line Engraved" One of the three major methods for producing stamps. In particular, they concern the Penny Blacks, Reds, Tuppenny Blues...
April 12th 12 02:22 PM
by Pedro Go to last post
3 369
Euro Zone - pre Euro era stamps valid for postage? by Blair (TC)
Greetings friends: I know that France still accepts stamps denominated in Francs and Centimes to pay for postage. Does this also apply in all or in specific Euro Zone countries? In such cases, is there an expiry date for using such stamps? Thank You for any assistance.
April 11th 12 11:49 PM
by Peter Buder Go to last post
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Evaluation of Philatelic Websites Revisited by Victor Manta
Ten years ago and earlier this was a hot topic on RCSD, being related to the then Annual FIP Philatelic Website Evaluations. The interest for this subject revived this year with the exhibition IPHLA 2012, where the philatelic pages presented on digital media are accepted again in the...
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April 5th 12 07:19 PM
by Victor Manta Go to last post
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Help needed to identify this Straits Settlements stamp by Philatasaur
I have a few of these stamps, with what appears to be St John Ambulance hand stamps applied over. Any idea what they were used for, and what are they worth? Any help is appreciated
March 24th 12 03:44 PM
by Sir F.A. Rien Go to last post
2 406
stamp counterfeits by Pedro
Hello friends, Has anybody here heard about a stamp trader called Mauro Spada from Faenza, Italy? He has sent me some stamps pre-1960 because of an exchange. None of them is postmarked, but some do not have gum. The ones that have gum have their gum intact, like new, I think they're regummed....
March 20th 12 07:29 PM
by Pedro Go to last post
5 528
Franking questions about a letter posted in US by Victor Manta
The question refers to a letter apparently having the C6 format (4.5 x 6.4 - have nothing in hand to measure it) that contains just a sheet of paper (hence low weighted). It was sent from and to New York City. I wonder: - Why was it franked twice, at two different dates?
March 19th 12 06:32 PM
by Victor Manta Go to last post
7 471
Newbie question. by gogu[_9_]
Hi all! I'm new in stamps collecting and I have a question that may seem stupid to you but...;-) I am on Vatican's mailing list and I received their order form for the latest stamps. In the included leaflet for a certain stamp I read: Valore facciale: 0,60 euros Foglio da: 10 francobolli On the...
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Kosovo Question by Blair (TC)
Would anyone have information about this stamp? http://cjoint.com/?BBzeHfgVvAc It appears to be an issue of the "Republic of Kosova", (not Kosovo), which existed from 1990-2000. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_of_Kosova Thank You Blair
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March 17th 12 02:07 PM
by Victor Manta Go to last post
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