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Hello, all! Glad to be a member of this group/page!
I'm George Western, a Yank from sunny Florida USA. I've been collecting British Commonwealth for right at 50 years, and after having at one time collected GB, Ireland, and half the Commonwealth, I eventually settled down and narrowed my interests some years ago to pre-1952 Australia, Australian States, New Zealand, New Guinea, North West Pacific Islands, and Papua (NOT Papua-New Guinea). Within that, I collect the gamut, including earlier revenues, plate varieties, postal stationery, etc.
My philatelic "pedigree" includes having been active professionally as a dealer from the mid '70's to early 90's, managing a shop that specialized in US and British Commonwealth. I'm a past member of FSDA (Florida Stamp Dealers Association) and am a current, and long-time member (since the late 70's) of APS (American Philatelic Society).
Oh yeah...married (happily) for almost 45 years, two wonderful daughters, two grandsons, and a granddaughter!!
Looking forward to the conversations!!! Best to all!!!