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Cheers AMark will Interesting reading and informative.AMark wrote: ↑04 May 2021 07:07Welcome to Stampboards Jasey!
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EyeCandy4Me wrote: ↑07 May 2021 05:46Hello STAMPBOARDS.com Members & Administrators,
My name is Serge Houde, I live in Vancouver, Canada.
I collect Postally Used Heligoland items and Documents from the British Period 1807-1890,
but I diligently avoid all Mint Stamps!
The Heligoland Government Printed some 1 million Official Stamps,
while an enterprising Hamburg Dealer printed approximately 5 million "Reprints" for Tourists & Collectors.
I have been visiting your wonderful website for years and have enjoyed many Articles & Comments made by your Knowledgable and Helpful Members. Hopefully I will be able to contribute something of interest as well.
Thank You RogerE, very kind of you.RogerE wrote: ↑07 May 2021 12:10Hello and welcome to Serge Houde = EyeCandy4Me in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Your collecting interest in Heligoland is quite specialised, and clearly you know quite a lot about the subject already. Your information about the unauthorised reprints was already very instructive, thanks. I knew in general terms that mint Heligoland stamps are held in "low esteem" by well-informed collectors, but I didn't know what was behind that until I read your explanation. Clearly you will have much more to show and tell us in due course...
A friend and colleague in one of my local philatelic societies is a highly informed specialised collector of Jersey, especially WWII and immediately after. He collects not only used stamps on covers, but much associated postal/social history and paper ephemera, including letters, newspapers (clippings, or entire if possible), notices, circulars, and so on. I'm guessing there is much in common between your collecting approach and his, even though the actual historical contexts are different.
Do you also pay attention to Heligoland in the period immediately after WWII (1945-52)? That would certainly have some similar aspects to the Jersey experience...
Thanks for the welcome and the advice /RogerE.RogerE wrote: ↑07 May 2021 00:04Hello André = Iron_Andre in Perth, Western Australia, Australia.
Welcome to Stampboards.
Is your father unable to tell you which stamps he considers important in his collection(s)?
If his age and declining health prevent that, it would seem to be natural to ask some of his friends in local philatelic societies whether they know what he considered important in his collection(s)...
Some societies have rules under which, if their committee is requested, they freely give advice to families regarding the collection(s) of members who are no longer competent/able to do so for themselves (or are deceased). Perhaps that is the case with one or more local societies your father (and you) attended in the past...
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