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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 11:57 PM
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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 01:40 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 10:41 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 03:06 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 11:09 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 07:29 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 05:44 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
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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
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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
by Victor Manta Go to last post
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1777 value changes for Switzerland in Scott 2012 - Vol. 6 by Victor Manta
The reason is the important increase of the Swiss Franc against de US Dollar. Many modern postage issues, beginning with stamps released in the mid-1960s, were increased to approx. double face value or a bit more for popular topical sets and some SS. Other increases are for Thailand and...
October 6th 11 10:27 AM
by Victor Manta Go to last post
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Retail price vs catalogue values by Victor Manta
"Sir F. A. Rien" wrote in message ... Billns found these unused words: On 9/2/2011 9:08 AM, Sir F. A. Rien wrote: Depends upon the 'level' of the catalogue. Simple basic Scutt type ...
September 23rd 11 05:06 PM
by Sir F. A. Rien Go to last post
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no new mail ? by hvschaik
Augustus 31th was the last day I received email from this group. Is something wrong with my PC or provider, or.... nobody post any mail? Thanks for your answer(s) Hans
September 20th 11 04:47 PM
by Sir F. A. Rien Go to last post
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scanning watermarks by Pedro
hello all, I'm trying to get a decent digital image of a watermark with my scanner. My method is still not perfect although I manage to see the watermark but not very clear. I'd appreciate very much if anyone could help me or provide directions in achieving this goal in a better...
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September 3rd 11 06:12 PM
by Billns Go to last post
20 1,135
Watermark detectors by [email protected]
I would like to study the watermarks of a lot of stamps. Is there a "non-liquid" watermark detector I can use? I have seen other collectors at stamp shows squeeze stamps in little boxes to study watermarks. Which are the best? and where can I purchase one? Thank you in advance. Michael Titford.
September 2nd 11 09:57 PM
by Terry Reedy Go to last post
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USPS news... by Victor Manta
"The Postal Service, which does not receive tax revenues for its operations, is in the process of reducing its administrative staff by 7,500 people and is reviewing about 3,600 underused post offices across the country for closing. Over the last four years the Postal Service has cut its staff by...
August 15th 11 05:58 PM
by Don Levey Go to last post
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Stamps of Ukraine by Andy Pastuszak
I am trying to find stamps of Ukraine. I have been looking for an online dealer and then only one I came close to finding has shut down. If anyone is selling stamps of Ukraine, or can point me to a dealer I can work with, I would greatly appreciate it.
August 9th 11 08:34 PM
by Milco Go to last post
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