- New South Wales, 1857: Hanks & Lloyd penny token
THANK YOU ROGER!!
I'll post over there. Great link!
Love the 5th Dynasty scribe. As I stated, you can always find that "little gem" of a stamp somewhere.
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erich wrote: ↑21 Jun 2021 14:17
If you're wondering how I got here so early, a bit of history: back in the late 1990s, there was the eBay Stamp Message Board, and also a very basic mailing list run by a guy named Greg Deeter.
Both were somewhat useful, but also had a fair number of crazy people on them, who would argue with the other crazy people; it was very distracting. Glen was also on both of those.
There's plenty of historical content and documentation inherent in the philately of Namibia. Best wishes Erase, for your growing interest in that field.Wikipedia wrote:Namibia became a German colony in 1884 under Otto von Bismarck to forestall perceived British encroachment and was known as German South West Africa (Deutsch-Südwestafrika). The Palgrave Commission by the British governor in Cape Town determined that only the natural deep-water harbour of Walvis Bay was worth occupying and thus annexed it to the Cape province of British South Africa.
From 1904 to 1907, the Herero and the Namaqua took up arms against brutal German colonialism. In a calculated punitive action by the German occupiers, government officials ordered extinction of the natives in the OvaHerero and Namaqua genocide. In what has been called the "first genocide of the 20th century", the Germans systematically killed 10,000 Nama (half the population) and approximately 65,000 Herero (about 80% of the population). The survivors, when finally released from detention, were subjected to a policy of dispossession, deportation, forced labour, racial segregation, and discrimination in a system that in many ways anticipated the apartheid established by South Africa in 1948.
Most Africans were confined to so-called native territories, which under South African rule after 1949 were turned into "homelands" (Bantustans). Some historians have speculated that the German genocide in Namibia was a model for the Nazis in the Holocaust. The memory of genocide remains relevant to ethnic identity in independent Namibia and to relations with Germany. The German government formally apologised for the Namibian genocide in 2004...
During World War I, South African troops under General Louis Botha occupied the territory and deposed the German colonial administration. The end of the war and the Treaty of Versailles resulted in South West Africa remaining a possession of South Africa as a League of Nations mandate until 1990.
i remember that one, seems like a century ago now, also remember when we started the EUSC on it and we had to move off-eBay because of their censorship when we tried to stop a major faker (the Hialeah fakes among others)
Thanks so much for your kind greeting, Chris! I hope everything is going swimmingly in Tacoma
Ah! My head says yes to openness, my heart says no, stay loyal to the old ways
Surrey! Home of Bradbury Wilkinson, who created so many of the best stamps for the Empire. I'm honoured by your greeting
Pursuing that assignment, I think these are the three different portraits:
Hallo, Femuruy! Thank you for taking the time to send me greetings from Montevideo - somewhere I absolutely MUST visit someday. When I'm rich
Greetings, Shankly, and many thanks for welcoming me to the board. My mum is a graduate of Liverpool University. And Sonia is a Liverpudlian - what better credentials could a city have?
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