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WELCOME TO ALL STAMP FOLKS!

Please add a post below on this thread to INTRODUCE yourself to the other members here. :D


Glad you chose to join our friendly and sharing and VERY knowledgeable Community. :D

We have some very well known and highly respected dealers AND leading collectors among our fast growing group, of over 22,000 members, from over 160 different countries, and WHATEVER your interests or questions, someone will be able to assist.

To start with myself, as the board founder and owner, I am one of Sydney's largest stamp dealers, and have the largest stamp website in the Southern Hemisphere - with well over 300 sub-pages, and about 10 million visitors:

https://www.glenstephens.com/rarity.html

I write extensively on stamps, and my pieces are published regularly in "Linn's Stamp News" in the USA, "Stamp News Australia", "The Philatelic Exporter" in the UK, etc - and a 35 year detailed library of them is here:

https://www.stampboards.com/images/glenstephens/column.html

I am one of the largest posters ever (with over 30,000 posts) on a travel board I visit a lot, and could see no reason why a stamp collecting board would not also get a decent amount of interest if a few folks starting using it, and if usage crept up.

That board started with just one member and is now approaching 350,000 registered users. I was an early member there (June 2000) and have seen it grow and grow and grow.

We started here from one post and one member on April 1, 2007 - and by June, 2020, had over 6.5 MILLION posts and a fast growing member list from all corners of the globe - 160 different countries - and around 22,000 members who have started way over 85,000 topics. We get MILLIONS of hits a month, mostly from google links to here for things they search for.

You need to select AFTER you register, a personal Avatar - or picture to go under your handle as all others have done below as you can see around you. Or the "Avatar Fairy" might do one if you ask her nicely. :)

You do that by going to your "Profile" - details of how to load one is here:

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In the meantime anyone STAMP MINDED who does stumble across this site please make yourself known if you'd like to, and start any STAMP related threads you want in the many other Forums.

Whether buying or selling or trading - or just promoting your Stamp Club in the FREE forum set aside for that. :wink:

And please add your intro to this thread here. Just click "REPLY" and start typing.

But do not start any separate newbie threads in THIS forum please, or we will have 500 "Hi There!" threads with just 1 or 2 posts! [/size][/color]

As you can see each poster below has in general a different colour ebay type "Star" under their user handle denoting their posting level here. The more you post, the higher the star level you earn. :)

No-one wants to be stuck on a Yellow Star single post "Total Newbie" level denoting just one post, so please wander around and add a few posts and your Star Level will automatically advance. :lol:

The perfect thread to try your posting skill out on is this one - THE most popular forum around here by a LONG way:

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You need know NOTHING about stamps to join in that one! 8)

And as you can see below, stamp photos and your personal photo avatars can be loaded onto here readily - and quickly. In any thread - full info on how to do that, and many other answers to new member questions are in Brummie's helpful thread here -

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Remember you are ANONYMOUS on this board if you wish to be. No-one can see or harvest your email address. You communicate privately between members initially if you need to, by using the board software and "email" icon.

And you can load your own personal photos, or see family photos of many of those posting around you here. There are many 100s of these here - we are truly a friendly little internet Community here:

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THIS one thread alone is way over 205000 messages or posts long - see that long string of little blue page numbers lower right of page you can click on! And has had over a million page views.

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This is something I sold recently, a 1913 £2 roo, and gives an idea how terrific stamps can look on Bulletin boards!

You can post stamp photos on ANY thread - as often as you want.

As you can see in some frivolous threads like this below, the photos MAKE the thread! It also shows this board is about having a chuckle and having some light hearted FUN.

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Hi, Glen, Thanks for setting this one up - I think it's got great potential - there's something similar in Canada that I sometimes use, but it's pretty low-profile generally. I've no doubt that with your talent for publicity, you'll raise this one to a new level.

My main collecting interest is Germany. I "do" all of Germany to a greater or lesser extent, but my specialisms are Sutetenland/Occupations and Post-War Locals/Soviet Zone (in particular the 1948 Currency Reform Handstamps "HOPs").

Also, over the last couple of years, I've been collecting the theme of "Project Apollo" - the moon landings. It started as a bit of a joke and I gradually became aware of the vast amount of material available - from the semi-official "Trucial States" type stuff to the US Navy Recovery fleet cancels - and everything in between.

Well, I started that because I couldn't find (for which read "couldn't afford!!!" the German material I want, and I gave a display to the local Society last month - I needed 120 pages, and had to cut down from about 370. So I'll give them "Part 2" next year.

Anyway, that's enough from me - good luck with this venture, I'll certainly be a regular from now on. All the best from England - and I'll bet you beat us in the Cricket World Cup...

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Hi Glen,

Well done on setting up this board. I hope it gets good use.

All the best
Please visit my website at www.mariuswytenburgstamps.com.au and register your interests with me

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A great idea, Glen - I'm sure this site will prove popular and shall let my local club members know.
Holty

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Hi Glen,

An idea who's time has come.

I'll pass on the word to others who will be interested.

These boards only work if all members contribute.

Good luck!

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RickStead wrote:
Hi Glen,
An idea who's time has come. I'll pass on the word to others who will be interested. These boards only work if all members contribute. Good luck!
Thanks Rick .... yep new boards are of course slow to gain users, but once this board has a core of 10 or 20 fairly regular regulars things will settle into a nice pattern.

If a few folks make an effort to start a few threads the responses will come from that. 8)

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Hi Glen and all.

Just introducing myself:

I'm Scott Treacey, I live in Surry Hills (Sydney, Australia) about five minutes walk from Philas House (the headquarters of the NSW Philatelic Association - very convenient!), and I collect GB Line-engraved.

Am a member of:

Great Britain Philatelic Society (GB),
Royal Philatelic Society London,
Philatelic Society of New South Wales,
Great Britain Collectors Club (USA),
The eBay Users Stamp Club,

and now here!

I am also one of the two initiators of the Mulready Group - an internet chat group specifically for GB Queen Victoria:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/mulready

where a lot of content is about shonky eBay items, but also help with any early GB questions.


Cheers
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Well done Glen for setting this up.

I live in Toowoomba, Qld, and am a member of the Toowoomba Stamp Club.

I collect pre-decimal OS/NSW and G/NSW perfins, and also KGV official perfins and overprints (including NWPI).

Look forward to some stimulating discussions.
John

Looking for used pre-decimal OS/NSW and G/NSW state perfins, and NWPI KGV overprints.

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Hello All

I am located in sunny Saint Petersburg, Florida in the US of A. The only major town in Florida not hit by a hurricane(cyclone for you down under types?) in recent years.

Think this is a wonderful thing for Glenn to do and hope to get much knowledge from this site.

Very interested in starting a collection of commercial covers. Modern at first. Also trying to resell some of Glenn's bargains on eBay and other internet markets.

ACSC catalogues are on order.
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:D Hi Glen and all - just signed up and introducung myself ...

I am a full time philatelic consultant specialising in various aspects of Australian Commonwealth in particular, along with Western Australia and the other Colonies.

I am a member of many trade and collector bodies and write for magazines and also do expertising. If you have any questions, feel free to ask ... my website at www.simondunkerley.com covers quite a few topics and has a range of articles I have written on-line ready for you to read ...

Cheers,

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Hi all

I am interested if anyone has discussions they wish to pursue on the postal history of colonial Queensland.

I have a website available that updates all the postal markings of every town, gives postal rates and shows my last exhibit of Brisbane GPO postal history.

I am always looking for items that would enhance my exhibit and have leftovers for sale.
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Hi Glen,

Just to say that I'm from Malaysia and have recently joined the Malaysian Philatelic Society as a life-member. Have started to pick up some of the Federated Malay States, which Ebay and stamp auctions seem to be offering often.

For those who prefer more recent issues, we have some really beautiful stamps in Malaysia and lots of souvenir sheets,besides the old Malaya, Japanese Occupation, Straits Settlements, individual states, North Borneo, etc.

This year being our 50th year of independence, there are some exciting issues (about a dozen) lined up with good thematics. It is also our Visit Malaysia year and would invite all who have not been to this part of Asia to come visit, for we are truly Asia.

The question that keeps nagging me is why does Stanley Gibbons catalogue our RM1 stamps (1980s to about the present) at such high values when the local catalogue catalogues it at about the equivalent of 15% to 20% of Stanley Gibbons catalogue?

Guess that's about it for now.

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Hi Glen et al,

Just signed up and thought I'd introduce myself....

I'm a mild mannered public servant but in my spare time I've been collecting stamps off and on for about 40 years.

I have a wide range of collecting interests but 2 or 3 years ago I set myself the challenge of collecting every stamp issued worldwide in the year of my birth (1962). Almost there - just 2 to go.

Looking forward to participating.

Cheers

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The locations above read like a real United Nations so far. ;)

From Newfoundland to Tasmania - and much in between. :idea:

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And I'm impressed that one of the newly registered members lists lap dancing as a hobby! An unusual mix with philately?
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Hi Folks,

I collect,buy and sell GB stamps.

I have a very positive opinion of ebay and disagree quite strongly with some ( not all) of the opinions put forward by the cosy cartel of dealers in Australia who are not always so innocent in over spruiking, over hyping some of their over priced low quality items.... and not to forget a lot of artisitc licence in the descriptions.

I look forward to advising fellow collectors of some of the basic commonsense steps of how to buy on ebay and a robust debate with the dealers about the pros and cons of buying/selling on ebay...
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Hi there all - My Congratulations to Glen Stephens for setting this forum up; what a Brilliant Idea!

I'm a collector of mainly Pre-Decimal Australian stamps & have to admit to using eBay for it's convenience as a means of filling gaps or more often replacing the uglier ones with better looking specimens (I've tried the same tactics in my personal life - but alas - they all tend to wrinkle or worse rust with age) ...

I would in the strongest terms recommend all online dealers open & offer the use of a PayPal account as often I see items advertised on some sites & am wary of using Amex (mainly because my current partner opens the mail) ...

Again congratulations Glen - I hope to see more of you all in the coming months & hopefully expand upon my collection (of stamps)

Warmest Regards Peter Scurrah Benalla Victoria

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All Bulletin Boards get a few of those turkey spammers signing up. You will notice they are deleted and ISP blocked forever just as fast. ;)
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Caught a nasty spyware from a now deleted posting here a few hours ago. Good to see the admin's quick action.
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Thanks Al. Yes spyware is extremly common these days, and most of us I am sure have Spyware Doctor etc loaded. These spammers get permanently ISP banned around here at least, the moment they are sighted.

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Hi all ! the forum looks really good ..so I look forward to speaking to some of you in the not too distant future ! I am finding your discussions very interesting especially about EBAY ...is there anyone on the board ..like me who are into FLIGHT COVERS ? :roll:

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Welcome to stampboards John. :)

Re the airmail covers, the best idea might be to start a thread on it here:

http://www.stampboards.com/viewforum.php?f=13

And any fans of this srea will touch base I am sure. :D

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Greetings fellow philatelist, collectors, and accumulators.

I specialize in US postal stationery with an extra specialty in counterfeits, fakes and forgeries of US postal stationery.

I still maintain my US and my general world wide collections. Where are all those other common stamps that I can't find? :(
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Hi,

I just joined up after getting Glen's e-mail mentioning this site.

I'll see how useful a board it is :D

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I'm looking forward to joining your stamps-related discussions. I'm an avid student of the stamps of Victoria and look forward to sharing puzzles and new discoveries with others.

I've also noted your recent observations about Ebay and agree with most points that have been made - Ebay is a very useful tool for modern collectors but it can also be very frustrating dealing with inexperienced and/or unethical sellers.
Les Molnar (stampsofvictoria.com)

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Hi, everyone.

I collect pretty much anything to do with Australia (except for Victoria -- I sold all of my Victoria to Les Molnar).

At the moment I'm particularly focussed in SA squared circles.

Great idea, Glen -- good luck with the board.

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Hi, my name is Bill Willis and I collect stamps... :lol:

My main collections are Aust., NZ, PNG, Canada and a few others.

Recently while bidding on some Canada oldies, I came across a warning to beware of -Canada Chinese New Year- Year of the PIG with missing gold printing. The listing stated that in some cases the gold printing had been removed by chemical means.

Cya all later,

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I collect Queensland place-name CDS postmarks on stamps.

VFU-FU, any denomination or issue KGV only including covers.

Thanks to Glen Stephens article about used stamps.

Travelled all over Aust but call Qld home...obtain a cds stamp, then mark it on a large Qld map with a star....so good to see where I've been or want to go.

One day I might have a star on every place in Qld?

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Hi,

Kevin Morgan here, from Ferntree Gully, Vic.

By way of intro. I am the publisher/editor of Stamp News Australasia, www.stampnews.com.au, also owner of 21st Century Auctions (sale 6 closing Sat. 21 April) www.21stcenturyauctions.com.au , Kevin Morgan Stamps & Coins
www.kevinmorgan.com.au amd lastly www.bidferret.com , which I have recently set up because of frustrations with eBay.

It is free to list and free to sell until June 9, and if you register now you get your 1st $1000 of sales fee free!

After that it will be 5% on sales, nothing else!

Soon we hope to add a bulk listing tool, and you can list anything from Cars and Caravans to Cancelled to order Stamps!

Have fun!

Kevin.
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THE KEVSTER signs up...talk about a stamp conglomorate of epic proportions.... good to see ya on board matey...
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Hi.. looking forward to reading this board.. you may have heard of me.. Michael Dodd.. I am cddstamps as in
Commemorative Definitive Decimal Stamps ..... as in my web site and my blog .. I write about stamps and stamp related topics.. occassionally sell, and - I hope this is of interest to many.. I am a Director and Publicity Officer of the Internet Philatelic Dealers Association Inc The IPDA.

hope you visit my web site www.cddstamps.com

read my blog at http://cddstamps.blogspot.com and
the IPDA blog which I also write http://ipda-news.blogspot.com

If you sell stamps please have a look at what the IPDA is trying to achieve. write to me cddstamps@gmail.com or visit our website at http://ipdaonline.org if you want a free copy of our monthky newletter which I am also writing at the moment please email me.

Look forward to joining in discussions.... enjoy your stamps.. Michael
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Having got Glen's email mentioning this Board I registered and have spent the last hour browsing through many of the postings.

I see some of the hoary, old chestnuts are already appearing - AP issuing policy, soaking off paper (don't tell Rod Perry) and ebay. I have never used ebay but have much experience of the other two items.

As a used Australia collector I almost drew a line at 2000 but then decided that the challenge to find fine used copies of all issues was enticing enough to keep going.

Clearly the AP issuing policy is based on profit and the fact that they keep issuing vast numbers tends to indicate it is still a profitable venture for them despite the anecdotal evidence of some mint collectors cancelling their standing orders.

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Hi -- Maurice Buxton from the UK, collector of mostly various GB postal history topics (registered and express mail, strike posts, and local material, among others), plus worldwide 'Philatelic Mail'.

As a veteran of discussion boards on other topics, it's nice to see a stamp version. :)

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Hi all,

My name is Greg and I collect NWPI mostly and early australian roos. Of late I have been trying to acquire nwpi perf os, and early roos os. I have made a few purchases off ebay but only ever win 10% of what I bid on, which now seems a blessing.

I am also a scam victim of George0mighty in his early days (well Febuary 07) and purchased some nwpi perf os from him, most being at his invitation after an initial ebay purchase. I quickly found they were fake, but as I paid directly I have no recourse via ebay.

I have been in contact with two other nwpi collectors who are following his activities and we identified indepbrokers and bexapunk101 as associates. Alarmingly bexapunk101 was based in Fremantle whereas george0mighty is in western sydney.

I have done some detective work on the person behind g0m but not sure what I can or should say here. I would love to exchange info on him, or simply pass on what I know, and if anyone would like more info on him please feel free to email privately.

Finally I would like to recommend the nwpi website http://groups.msn.com/NWPacificIslands/_whatsnew.msnw

It has some great nwpi photos and a page of recent forgeries -from guess who!

Greg

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Hi All

I am Peter from the UK, live in Dover (nearest point of GB to France) and work in the philatelic trade in London!

My personal collecting interests comprise Great Britain used all periods plus specialised GB First Day Covers - Officials etc. I also collect Commonwealth George VI period mint and used and British Empire (used) to 1935.

Besides collecting I buy , sell and trade on eBay and stamp fairs anything philatleic.

Great idea for this site and I hope a few more people from Europe join!

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pennyblack1840 ... has had some great items for sale on ebay UK, I can personally vouch for that.....
very friendly ebay seller and buyer

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g'day mates, or hello y'all

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Hi all;

I'm Charlie from the USA and I am a philatelist with three collections and a lifetime or two of collecting worldwide stamps, Mint, covers, used and abused.

I'm about done with it now tho' after all these years. Too many health problems now and I am sending the bulk of it to Glen any day now.

I have enjoyed it and still do but after being life-flighted recently to hospital and having a near-death experience I am chucking it in and going to go fishing for awhile.

It makes one think about other things and I don't want some attorney deciding on what is to become of my 'babies' or have my kids fight over 'em either.

This is a good thing you have Glen, keep up the good work.

May you all find what you seek!
ne obliviscaris (clan campbell motto); charlie campbell, Ishkagua Jaylee, Tearlach

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Post by petercollects0 »

Welcome Charlie - good luck with the fishing :lol:

Gives me an idea for a new bumper sticker:

Old collectors never die they just "send the bulk of it to Glen" :P

Cheers

Peter

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Hi Charlie

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Hi Charlie,

Just want to say greetings from next door. Wishing you a good and complete recovery.

What you just said about your kids fighting over your babies, reminds me of a conversatiion I had with some stamp collectors who said that (quite naughtily and tongue-in-cheek) that you should look at the very old (age wise) members in the club and when they kick the bucket, go approach their spouses (presumably they don't know much about stamps) to offer to buy the collections. You might be able to get some good deals here.

I am planning to put my better stamps (a number were purchased from Glen) in a special album and write in the catalogue number, catalogue price and perhaps even the price I paid for them. I told my wife, if I go before her, you would at least know what their value are. Anyway, I will probably dispose of them when I get older as my children are not interested in the hobby in spite of all the enthusiasm and passion that I must have smoothered them with.

Cheers and take care of yourself. Happy fishing.

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Introducing Geoff Sherrington, Melbourne, Australia

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I am Geoffrey Sherrington of Melbourne, Australia. Here is a non-serious introduction.

Although Sherrington is an uncommon surname, it has been known since the 1100s in England and later in Scotland. Maybe the nuclei of Sherringtons are slow breeders, but fast reactors. Herewith, some history.

In 1539 Sir William Sherrington commenced restoration of Lacock Abbey in Wiltshire. He had no children and was followed at Lacock by his brother Sir Henry. Henry's youngest daughter Olive married Sir John Talbot of Salwasp in Worcestershire (which no American can pronounce). Sir William was deputy of the new mint at Bristol at a time when King Henry VIII was stripping Catholic churches of riches to make coins. Sir William was a massive swindler, counterfeiter and embezzler. (His brother carried the better genes). The chief cleric of the time, Latimer, addressed King and Parliament and saved Sir William's execution as well as his ill-gotten gains, as one can read from the parliamentary record even today.

Sherringtons were thus major, early coin dealers. Had stamps been invented, no doubt that would excite them also.

After several generations, Lacock was owned by Henry's descendent William Henry Fox Talbot. Some say that Fox Talbot was the inventor of photography, but the consensus is that it was a group effort in several locations. Fox Talbot invented the means to make a negative, from which more copies could be made. His first image was of a window in a pasageway at Lacock designed by Sir William Sherrington.

A Sherrington descendent was thus a critical pioneering photographer.

Sir Charles Scott Sherrington was a medical researcher who achieved the triple Crowns of Knighthood, Nobel Prize and Presidency of the Royal Society London. His entry in "Who's Who" was longer than any other at his death in 1952.

Sherringtons thus included an eminent scientist.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle almost had a different name for his most famous of detectives. Hesketh Pearson suggested that Watson was based on Conan Doyle himself and Stashower raises the possibility that Dr James Watson of Portsmouth or Dr Patrick Heron Watson of Edinburgh were models. Doyle thought long and hard about Holmes' name (trying Sherringford Holmes and Sherrington Hope before arriving at Sherlock Holmes).

Sherrington appears once more, this time as a potential inquirer and sceptic.

. - o O o - .

As for myself now retired, my career was spent in Science and management of large resource developments like uranium mines and paper making and printing. Without prior knowledge of the above history, my hobby interests came to include stamps and coins, photography, computer imagery and design and I studied some aeronautics and joined the Australian Sceptics.

My wife loves and has shown prize-winning Burmese cats and home-bred camellia blooms, and me.

Put together (and with regards to James Lipton and his book "An Exaltation of Larks") we can summarise that Sherringtons have been included collectively in -

A click of photographers
A complex of psychoanalysts
A litre of chemists
A stampede of philatelists
A cage of miners
A goggle of aviators
A mass of priests
A fifth of Scotch

All of these are more sonorous than the correct term "A murmuration of starlings". Our lives are a five-fold concatenation of "C". Cats, cameras, collections, computers and camellias.

Clearly, therefore, in any dealings with me, you should remember that you are not treating with a simple mind, but an eccentric one, which has shown great moments of unsolicited human kindness, compassion and relief (in 1947, once).
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Anything can be done; but nothing can be done for the first time. (Sir Humphrey in "Yes Minister").

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Introducing Harry debruin, Wollongong, NSW, Australia

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I live in Wollongong, NSW, and am the Librarian of the Illawarra Philatelic Society (Founded 1945).

My Collecting interest include:
  • Australian and AAT (as per Seven Seven Hingeless)

    Germany to 1945 including Colonies, German States, German Occupation of ... etc.
I'll be posting club details in the Clubs forum.


Cheers,
Harry

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Post by Lakatoi 4 »

Hi Glen & everyone else,

Congratulations Glen on a much needed stamp forum and bulletin board. I bet it took a lot of time to set up and those damn bugs just won't go away!!

While I collect most countries pre-KGVI, my main interests are the early issues of Papua (hence my nom de plume), New Guinea and New Zealand. I also collect the first flight covers of those countries.

When I figure out how to use the new scanner I will post some of my favourite classic stamps (as well as some of mine I just can't identify!) on this site.

I will also have a go at the current eBay discussion (stouch may be a better word!). I have had quite a few interesting experiences (both good & bad) as an eBay buyer. One or two have been with the same eBay scammers mentioned in your eBay forum.

Cheers for now,

Lakatoi 4

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New member

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Hi my name is Ken , I have been collecting stamps for over 30 years.

I especially enjoy predecimal. I tend to buy primarily from postal auctions.

The last couple of years I have been buying and selling a lot on ebay. I find ebay fun, and stimulating. I have only been burned badly a couple of times. (just plain lucky I guess) I have tried other Australian auction sites as well, with mixed results.

My ambition is to have a first class port folio to leave to my children. I am getting there.

Cheers, Ken (vekenone)
Ken

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Lakatoi 4 wrote:
I will also have a go at the current eBay discussion (stouch may be a better word!). I have had quite a few interesting experiences (both good & bad) as an eBay buyer. One or two have been with the same eBay scammers mentioned in your eBay forum.
Yes, please join that discussion!

And to you and all the many other new members - WELCOME. 8)

And all please REMEMBER ... after your 2nd post that 'Total Newbie" Yellow Star "L" plate designation disappears .. a perfect incentive to get out there and go posting!

This board really is cooking, and it has been in operation since April 1 .. only 3 weeks. Thanks to you all for your interest, and your regular postings. The only way Bulletin Boards stay strong is with regular member input, and we value yours. Be part of the Community, and please join in.

If you have stamp friends you communicate with via email, please send them the link to this board so they can join our friendly little Community. So far our membership is totally word of mouth. Not one magazine ad has appeared anywhere.

For all of you in Stamp Clubs please alert your Hon. Sec or Publicity Officer that we have now started up a totally FREE space to list your Club/Society for all to see. Meeting nights, location, contact points, website, fees etc. A "must" for all clubs to list here. You can even publish each newsletter here if you wish:

http://www.stampboards.com/viewforum.php?f=22

The perfect thread to try your posting skill out on is this one - THE most popular thread here by a LONG way:

http://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=48&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=300

You need know NOTHING about stamps to join in that one!

Welcome once again, to one and all. :D :mrgreen: :D
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Post by AndrewWalker »

Hi everyone - I see some very familiar names here!

I'm Andrew Walker and my main interest over the last few years
has been trying to identify interesting Queensland plate varieties and also hunting down philatelic literature in this area, it's not easy! Some of this has started to be addresses by the recent Brusden-White issue covering the Federal period, but this is only the tip of the iceberg ...

I have a bit of a website at: http://www.qldstamps.jumbahost.com/

It appears to be offline at the moment however, so wait awhile

For anyone who would like to try and help, again I have many more finds than this, just not enough time!

And if anyone has Qld kiloware...

Andrew

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Post by gunna »

Glen thanks for getting the ball rolling on this.

Hopefully the idea takes off and we can have a pretty active forum - so far the signs are good.....

I am a collector based in Brisbane and have 2 main interests, Australian KGV era commemoratives (1927-35) and Malaya from Straits Settlements through to the Federation of Malaya (1957-63).

I am currently putting together exhibits of both these areas and slowly compiling material to add to my collection.

All the best
Jeff G

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Post by Bort »

Hi there,

I'm Irwin, and live in Melbourne, Oz.

I joined this Board last Wednesday after receiving Glen Stephen's e-newsletter. I see that I'm member #110. (Thanks for setting this up Glen. I already have an admin issue for you, as the system won't accept my avator.)

I've been an on-and-off collector of stamps and covers since I was a kid.

- Irwin

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Hello everyone!

Post by ghopper02 »

I've got to get that newbie tag off me... so here goes...

I've been collecting since I was a kid in the early 70's - I've tried (at times successfully) to narrow my collecting interests to something manageable. At the moment I collect primarily New Zealand, Australian States & Victorian British Commonwealth. I've got sideline interest in the Philippines, US Precancels, Belgian train cancels, etc... As you can see I'm starting to really branch out again :)

Anyhow, I started reading through the ebay discussion forum with great interest - I've been a member of eBay since July of 1998 - both bought & sold. The key there is to know what you're buying - and be DEADLY HONEST if you're a seller.

I know this is an echo by now Glen but THANK YOU for starting this site up. I'd like to vote for an area where dodgy eBay sellers (and maybe good, reliable ones also) can be listed.

Doug

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