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Good chance to show the 3D's from Bhutan again :wink:

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Australia Post has sunk to the Bhutan level now? :D
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Of all the butterfly stamps shown above, the Australian stamps win hands down, in my opinion. The Bhutan 3-D stamps seem to lose something in the "scan".
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The ozzie ones were almost Defins they were sold for quite a while. Agree they are quite superb lookers. :D
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ozstamps wrote:
Australia Post has sunk to the Bhutan level now?
Yeah, it has only taken 40 years for them to copy that idea :D

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Of all the butterfly stamps shown above, the Australian stamps win hands down, in my opinion. The Bhutan 3-D stamps seem to lose something in the "scan".
Agree entirely, the Australian ones are quite briliantly coloured. No matter what I did I couldn'y get my scanner to make those 3Ds look clear.

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I've always liked these from Papua New Guinea...

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That sure is a nice bunch of butterflies. Now I wonder whether there are Stampboard members with scans of moths...?

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Hi Andrew

Love all the scans in this thread and the others you've started, Malaysia is very diverse with its Flora and Fauna, it makes for excellent topics.

Here are some Moths & Butterflies from Norfolk Island.

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Kimberley,

Wow 17 in all but probably not able to do justice to the many more that they had to leave out. These creatures sure are fascinating. Have some from other parts of the world but have to hunt them down. My collection is still very much in packets and envelopes. Have not really got down to sorting them out.

Would be nice to put whatever scans you have of other butterflies and moths here. We have a whole thread on birds, sea life (not very many here) and flowers. Do look around and keep those posts going. Notice you have picked up quite a big number of posts so far.

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Hey Andrew, thought it was about time to add some more.....

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How about volcano and butterfly!

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Nice mini sheet iomoon 8)
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Hi Kimberley and Iomoon,

Nice stamps with that quite popularly used font (think that call it Nocker font or something close to it anyway). Nice touch of the butterfly and volcano using the Nouvea font (goes by other names too).

Very nice butterflies all of them. Hope others will put up scans of more butterflies as they must be literally thousands of stamps with the butterfly theme.

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New Zealand 1995 Butterflies
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Thanks Andrew

Some moths from PNG...

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Some butterflies from Samoa:

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I have been watching this thread for a while wondering if my own favourite set would turn up. Illustrated above are four stamps from the beautifully engraved set of nine issued by Czechoslovakia in 1961 -- but the computer screen really doesn't do justice to their detail and the fine quality of production.

The Malaysia set crosscrescent showed is interesting -- for as he says, there are were two different printers. Since both used litho, the SG catalogue (last time I checked) does not differentiate between them, except to add a footnote. I figure most collectors in Britain and elsewhere have the first set, as often as not bought as a new issue, and the second set is likely to be much scarcer -- and worth picking up. One of these days the SG cat will likely get round to creating a set of "a" numbers.

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Stampnik,

Those are really nice looking stamps. Do you have the other 5 in the set? Looks like a good set to have for butterflies.

Regarding the Malaysian ones, the differences in price between the Litho by Bardbury, Wilkinson and that by Harrison & Sons, is really insignificant. However the Harrison printings are in noticeably lighter colours and shades and this would be obvious if you have both.

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It's a long time since I bought Steven Tan's catalogue, and I seem to remember that the prices for the BW and Harrison sets were about the same. Here in the UK you likely pay exactly the same price, because almost no one distinguishes between them. However, it's my guess that there are a few hundred collections here containing the BW set but not the Harrison. If there's ever any demand for having both sets, the relative scarcity of the latter will show up.

Here's the rest of the Czechoslovakia 1961 Butterflies:
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Stampnik,

Steven Tan's latest catalogue is the 27th and was issued in March 2007. Most of the prices have remained the same as the 26th issue, with the exception of the Straits Settlements and Federated Malay States, which have seen some increases overall.

Thanks for sharing the scan of the rest of the butterflies from this Ceskoslovensko set. They really are beautiful.

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This is a really nice thread to browse through.
stampnicks ones look very detailed
I hope we see some more. :P

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Are these the highest-cataloging butterfly stamps?

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Haiti, set of 3 regulars and 3 airmails, issued November 14, 1969, 2008 Scott CV is U.S. $150.

Theories abound for the high valuation; the most logical is that most of these stamps were burned during riots in 1969.

Sorry no scan available.

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crosscrescent wrote:These are my favourite butterfly stamps from Australia. The colours are so vibrant and they can bring some cheer on a dull day (though it is blazing hot in the blistering afternoon right now as I am posting this)

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Lovely! Very very nice! :D :D i just found out that it was issued in 1998...is that a definitive issue? the 1981 issue is also cool, but this one is too good! wish i had a set of these beautiful stamps too! i'll try and find out if someone i know has it here :-) thanks for sharing!

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Ycrem,

This is definitely my favourite Australian butterfly stamps. If you put up a post on the swapping/trading/wanted thread for these stamps, I am sure someone will respond as these stamps are probably still obtainable and probably our Australian members will have duplicates of these.

How about some from India, which has some really nice looking stamps especially in the more recent issues.

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A few from Pacific Countries.....

Fiji:

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Solomon Islands:

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and Vanuatu:

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wish i had a set of these beautiful stamps too! i'll try and find out if someone i know has it here Smile thanks for sharing!
Hi Ycrem,

I'm sure I can find a spare set of these - email me your details (click button below) and I'll post some to you - you can send me some nice Indian stamps in return.

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Peter,

Those are really gorgeous stamps. Especially like the Fiji and the top Tuvalu ones.

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I'm sure I can find a spare set of these - email me your details (click button below) and I'll post some to you - you can send me some nice Indian stamps in return.
Hello Peter! :)

Nice to meet you! This was totally unexpected! wow! I would be delighted to! and guess what, you are going to be the first person on earth (well, where else could it be??? ha ha) with whom i get to exchange the stamps..So, that makes you a very, veryyy special person to me 8) Thanks Peter! :D *HUGS*

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Here's a picture of the 1981 butterfly issue...i guess it's the butterfly cancellation that makes it very special! Actually, the color of my cover is a bit dull, but i really don't know how it looks so white up here...must be the illumination! i thought i'll post it anyway, because the perforation had come out well in this particular shot.

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Here's what it really looks like

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All these stamps are just so beautiful. :)

I am quite new to stamp collecting and am interested in mainly thematic collection and planning to start a 'butterfly' collection (once I get my stamps-in-packets sorted!). I really have to get my hands on this 1998 Australian set!!

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This is definitely my favourite Australian butterfly stamps. If you put up a post on the swapping/trading/wanted thread for these stamps, I am sure someone will respond as these stamps are probably still obtainable and probably our Australian members will have duplicates of these.

How about some from India, which has some really nice looking stamps especially in the more recent issues.

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well, how on earth did i miss this post on Nov 6th ??? i'm so sorry Andrew! As you can see now, i have posted a butterfly FDC :-) ..i don't have any recent ones of the butterflies from india Andrew...have u seen them? I'm not so crazy about butterfly stamps...i don't think i can stick to a particular topic as a collector. Do you think it's okay? I see a lot of people do thematics...i just can't bring myself to one particular theme! Someone i met at the Philatelists association meeting here in Chennai told me it's best to stick to a particular theme or themes, cos it's one of the ways to efficiently manage one's collection..it can be that he is right too! i would like to have stamps that really interest me and particularly the ones which have a long lasting effect in my mind and heart!

and thank you for those suggestions...sure will be helpful for me in the future :-)...Bye for now! TC

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Tcrem,

No problem about not seeing the post earlier. We don't always log on everyday and so may miss some posts until later.

Your stamps look beautiful and that cancellation is nice. If you have a scanner you will probably be able to get a nicer reproduction of that FDC.

I collect all sorts of things - mostly what I think looks nice. In that sense I don't really have strong thematics (though I like butterflies, birds, flowers in particular). Have been a general collector for so long, I just don't have the urge to specialise.
However, I have started to look a little more into the Malaysian stamps and the Malayan/Malaysian Postage Dues - quite a challenge to get them on covers (especially the older ones).

I also like nice clean complete cancellations on stamps and have tried placing the stamps in the position that I think the cancellation machine will hit - have had some fair success.

All in all, I guess it does not really matter what you collect and what you want to collect, as long as you are enjoying yourself and you don't get bankrupt for it or get the wife divorcing you for it.

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Peter .. some of those sets of yours look familar to me. :)

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"Butterfly, my Butterfly...wait for me don't fly away"

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...and a funny one. The odd thing about this set is that the Issue Title [Lovely Butterfly], as well as the Butterfly, is only shown in the Tab !!! See below.......

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Londonbus1,

Those butterflies are really nice. They look so real, you could almost touch them.

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admin wrote:Peter .. some of those sets of yours look familar to me. :)
Hi Glen, given your experience they should! :D

They have indeed spent some time at your place - If you'd like some I will be listing them on ebay this weekend 8)

Londonbus1 - really like those Swaziland ones, haven't seen them before.
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Here some German butterfly stamps from 1991 (for the youth):

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And here from 2005 (welfare)

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Hi Kai,

Simply fantastic :D :D :D :D
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Second definitives issue from Namibia 1993


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Kai,

Nice butterfly stamps from Namibia. The 5c and 50c seems to be in slightly different varieties,

just like the Malaysian ones that come in two different varieties - (Bardbury, Wilkinson for the 1970 series - which has a fair number of varieties such as the "M" flaw, Dot on leaf, major perfs. misplaced - sorry I don't have these flas to share)

and the Harrison & Sons printing - 1977 to 1978. - differences in Catalogue Value (Malaysian) are about the same with the Harrison ones being about RM2 less, for the basic set.

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Hi Andrew,

the stamps with the normal perforation are listed in the Michel catalogue with 0,10€ (5c) and 0,40€ (50c). The stamps with the security perforation (? [In German Sicherheitszähnung]) are listed with 0,20€ (5c) and 1€ (50c).

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Kai,

Thanks for the info. Did not realise that the difference was in the perforation until you mentioned it - sometimes I miss the obvious. :oops:

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Andrew

The $1 stamp exists also with normal and with phosphor paper.

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Kai,

That makes it more complicated if you want to collect the whole lot.

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Andrew,

Yes, but it is relative easy if you are compare it with classic stamps with all the different perforations, colours and watermarks.

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Hello Peter Image

I just got those beautiful butterfly stamps this evening! They all look so real to me! I even thought i saw one of them flying around and get right back into the cover before anyone else could notice!

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I could have waited till tomorrow to post the picture here cos it comes out well in the daylight, but I just couldn't wait to share it here with the other members. Thank you Peter! They are much more beautiful than i had imagined. love them


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