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How do you feel about wallpaper stamp issues?

I love them and collect them
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8%
I love them but don't collect them
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No votes
I like them
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2%
I tolerate them
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13%
I don't really care about them
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36%
I don't like them
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15%
I hate them
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I detest them with every bone in my body and wish they were banned.
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steevh wrote:I collected as a teenager in the 1970s and thought Eastern Europe CTOs were the pits.

Now I find most of them quite appealing, and the numbers quite reasonable when compared to modern issues of many commonwealth countries.

In fact, I rather prefer them to modern Australia, which combine huge numbers with being peel and stick.
Peel and stick (or self-adhesive) along with emails and pre-paid stickers was possibly the worst thing to hit the stamp industry in it's entire history (granted you can still collect Peel and stick on piece, but most people prefer their stamps off paper right?).. Correct me if I'm wrong but we (Australia) were among the earlier "culprits" of self-adhesive stamps (1990).

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rochan2010 wrote:Correct me if I'm wrong but we (Australia) were among the earlier "culprits" of self-adhesive stamps (1990).
Well, no. Tonga in the 1960's through into the 1970's issued many hundred which could not be soaked, and AFAIK issued nothing other than free form peel and sticks for this entire period. Norfolk Island with a couple of issues in 1975 joined the club. USA issued one fairly early in the piece.

To throw you a bone, AFAIK, Australia was the first major postal issuing authority that did this sort of thing on a regular basis, and started doing this for almost every regular issue around 1993 after some definitive trial runs.

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As far as wallpaper stamps go, I have a simple philosophy. (Burundi being my prime example). If they are listed in Gibbons, and they can be placed in a logical spot in my collection, because Gibbons is my primary collecting catalogue source, AND, they turn up - I don't go out of my may to buy them - , in they go. If not, then out they go.

It really does save me trying to be philosophical and spending thousands of Socratic hours on a "should I, shouldn't I" mental internal discussion about what I should collect. It saves me a helluva lot of time wondering "what should I do with these things?"

And let's face it, I collect stamps based on what a particular general World Catalogue suggests. Doing anything else with multiple different reference Books with different basics for listing "stamps" would, as an A - Z world collector, drive me crazy and cost me a fortune which is better spent on what I really want to do. Collect. And as far as stamps go, I collect for exactly the opposite reason - to stop me going crazy*.

* although some here may suggest that this has not worked.


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Norm, you are right in a way. Self adhesive stamps are the bane of collecting as its almost impossible to soak them and so many of them are common and have no interest to collectors at all. Most NZ mail still uses the horrible 6 designs of the 2011 Kiwistamps (Forever type undenominated rubbish) and Croxley stamps.

They are boring as they have no Variety and to me are more like stickers than stamps. Also many of our older ones now have lost their adhesivity so they have to be glued or taped to the envelope (1995/1996 Xmas stamps anyone).

Also 90% of all Self adhesives issued here were at basic postage rate (Between 40 and 80c depending on year of issue) and thus were never going to be worth much. There are exceptions like the 2 x $1.90 on a 2010 set of Underwater world (Wallpaper theme) and annual issues of Matariki (Maori themes) stamp each June are all self adhesives (Limited edition gummed sheets are sold, but usually not broken up as they are collectors items).

I refuse to have them in my collection and try not to use them on mail, unless its a bill or anything not philatelic.

Tonga first issued Self adhesive stamps in 1969 and got carried away making them non stop (Apart from a few overprints on earlier stampsup to Phila Nippon 1971) and actually made them up to 1986, when they resumed gummed stamps. Most of these self adhesives were wallpapery to the extreme, but the 1980s issues were slightly better with the labels on stamp like shapes of backing paper.

Norfolk issued 3 issues I think between 1974 and 1977.

Australia issued their first self adhesive in 1990, the 41 cent sports definitive I think.

New Zealand started on April 17 1991 with a s/s version of the 40 cent Brown Kiwi definitive issued in November 1988.

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fromdownunder wrote:
rochan2010 wrote:Correct me if I'm wrong but we (Australia) were among the earlier "culprits" of self-adhesive stamps (1990).
Well, no. Tonga in the 1960's through into the 1970's issued many hundred which could not be soaked, and AFAIK issued nothing other than free form peel and sticks for this entire period. Norfolk Island with a couple of issues in 1975 joined the club. USA issued one fairly early in the piece.
To throw you a bone, AFAIK, Australia was the first major postal issuing authority that did this sort of thing on a regular basis, and started doing this for almost every regular issue around 1993 after some definitive trial runs.

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Ah yes, and Sierra Leone (from Memory) did something similar (albeit in much
smaller quantities or number of issues). There is something less iritating than
the Tonga "Bananas", "Pineapples", "Coins" than there was about a small 55c Australian self-adhesive - even if the 1s,2s,3s were a bit hard to read on the bananas.

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Princestamps wrote: There are exceptions like the 2 x $1.90 on a 2010 set of Underwater world (Wallpaper theme) and annual issues of Matariki (Maori themes) stamp each June are all self adhesives (Limited edition gummed sheets are sold, but usually not broken up as they are collectors items).
Does the $2.45 large hologram Life Saver (Australia 2007) also qualify as a a self-adhesive that also fits this exception (i.e. highly desirable issue to collectors)? I know they were issued in Sheetlet format but don't know if they were sold at face value or a nominal premium above.

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Stamperija's numbers for 2014 are in...

Central Afr. Rep.: 750
Guinea Republic: 686
Guinea-Bissau: 472
Ivory Coast: 122
Maldives: 444
Mozambique: 602
Niger: 624
Sao Tome & Pr.: 526
Solomon Islands: 680
Togo: 815
Uganda: 100

Total: 5821 different stamps

In 2013 they issued 5084 stamps.

What will 2015 bring... :(

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Gold foil coin stamps, were produced by Tonga, Burundi, maybe Sierra Leone, I think Jordan even.

Tonga did everything under the sun in free-form. Sierra Leone had quite a few, like a diamond-shaped diamond commem.

The worst culprit for gimmicky material of course: Bhutan. Record stamps. Hologram stamps (thick cardboard things). Those embossed plastic bas-relief portraits. All from a country that's stuck in the middle ages.
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rochan2010 wrote:
Princestamps wrote: There are exceptions like the 2 x $1.90 on a 2010 set of Underwater world (Wallpaper theme) and annual issues of Matariki (Maori themes) stamp each June are all self adhesives (Limited edition gummed sheets are sold, but usually not broken up as they are collectors items).
Does the $2.45 large hologram Life Saver (Australia 2007) also qualify as a a self-adhesive that also fits this exception (i.e. highly desirable issue to collectors)? I know they were issued in Sheetlet format but don't know if they were sold at face value or a nominal premium above.

Yes, just like the New Zealand Olympic set of 2004 that preceded it. Unlike Australia we just have a few stamps, not wallpaper sheets of every gold medal winner. We know you guys rule at sports, get over it :lol:

I should have said self adhesives are annoying, but are not really complete wallpaper, as they are used a lot in mail, being popular and saving the licking process. Many complement sets and are still collected being relatively cheap. Compare this to the wallpaper issues usually consisting of sheets of gummed stamps.

Stamperija on the other hand just issue stamps all the time, I would hate to work there as new topics are dreamed up and sheets have to be drawn by artists and translated into Portuguese and French.

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aethelwulf wrote: The worst culprit for gimmicky material of course: Bhutan. Record stamps. Hologram stamps (thick cardboard things). Those embossed plastic bas-relief portraits. All from a country that's stuck in the middle ages.
Stamperija is now also "gimmicking" some of their issues. Scented stamps, shaped sheets, shiny foil, printed on different material instead of paper... Luckily not (yet) those things Bhutan did.

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Stewie1980 wrote:
If I had a 6 year old I would explain him/her not to collect CTO junk
That's exactly what my father did.

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Stewie1980 wrote:Stamperija's numbers for 2014 are in...

Central Afr. Rep.: 750
Guinea Republic: 686
Guinea-Bissau: 472
Ivory Coast: 122
Maldives: 444
Mozambique: 602
Niger: 624
Sao Tome & Pr.: 526
Solomon Islands: 680
Togo: 815
Uganda: 100

Total: 5821 different stamps

In 2013 they issued 5084 stamps.

What will 2015 bring... :(
I feel that Stamperija does send a nominal amount of sheets to these corresponding countries to be used as postage, but some countries just DO NOT sell them (probably kept in the Postal Minister's vault).
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ausfoo wrote:
Stewie1980 wrote:Stamperija's numbers for 2014 are in...

Central Afr. Rep.: 750
Guinea Republic: 686
Guinea-Bissau: 472
Ivory Coast: 122
Maldives: 444
Mozambique: 602
Niger: 624
Sao Tome & Pr.: 526
Solomon Islands: 680
Togo: 815
Uganda: 100

Total: 5821 different stamps

In 2013 they issued 5084 stamps.

What will 2015 bring... :(
Probably another 5 or 6000 garbage stamp issues, and if they run out of ideas, do a few overprints on existing stock. :lol:

I feel that Stamperija does send a nominal amount of sheets to these corresponding countries to be used as postage, but some countries just DO NOT sell them (probably kept in the Postal Minister's vault).

And they are given to wholesalers like G.F. Rosen and others to sell to bunnies and junk collectors (See my posts earlier in this and other "wallpaper" threads that have all been revived in popularity). I would seriously doubt if more than a handful of each issue make it to the country concerned.

It is just the governments of them are either too stupid, lazy or greedy to really care about issuing stamps and controlling their postal systems. Before I get a chorus of hate from all our Guinean and Mozambiquan members, look them up on the net, most have military, communist, coup led or transistional governments. When you are fighting rebels or for your survival, issuing responsible stamps falls WAY down the list of priorities :lol:

These guys come along and say "Let us design and make your postage stamps, not so much for postage, but for gullible and stupid collectors who will buy them. For X amount of dollars, francs, pesos, rufiyaas, shilingis, meticas, ukuleles or whatever you guys call currency here in outa Ubangaland and a few sets for local use and as souvenirs. We will give you a set a week on a theme that we will sell to rich and stupid people, but do not object with us what we put out. Seriously this set showing polar bears and Marilyn Monroe will just sell with the name Niger on it :lol: ".

Hence why we get near pornography from Islamic and Born Again Christian countries. If anything we should be congratulating Stamperija for their success, the sheer volume of material they produce and the prices it sells more, must mean that Algirdas Satas and friends must be rolling in Latu (Lithuanian dollars).

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ausfoo wrote: I feel that Stamperija does send a nominal amount of sheets to these corresponding countries to be used as postage, but some countries just DO NOT sell them (probably kept in the Postal Minister's vault).
99.9% of the Stamperija stamps have a face value higher then the standard domestic postal rate. If there is postal use at all it's minimal.

Some of the countries in the list above have stamp issues of their own with lower face values than on Stamperija's stamps.

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Stewie1980 wrote:
ausfoo wrote: I feel that Stamperija does send a nominal amount of sheets to these corresponding countries to be used as postage, but some countries just DO NOT sell them (probably kept in the Postal Minister's vault).
99.9% of the Stamperija stamps have a face value higher then the standard domestic postal rate. If there is postal use at all it's minimal.

Some of the countries in the list above have stamp issues of their own with lower face values than on Stamperija's stamps.
I think Stamperija would actually be less hated if they tried a little to actually SUPPLY these basket case countries with nude/Elvis/birds-of-prey stamps that actually fulfill postage needs. IGPC countries actually use a lot of the stamps supplied by IGPC as they do kind of fulfill postage rates.
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But countries like Niger and Guinea Bissau can't afford the glossy productions that are IGPC. They actually use photographs of Elvis or the 1907 Tour de France. Stamperija is the poor cousin that has to draw everything. Plus have you ever seen an IGPC item in any language other than English, the French and Portuguese speaking republiques/republicas would need to accept this.

Maybe if Stamperija showed the issue from Niger of the Polar bear having sex with Marilyn Monroe, they could be more hated :lol:

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ausfoo wrote:some countries just DO NOT sell them (probably kept in the Postal Minister's vault).
I don't want to know what the postmaster is doing in his vault, if this is the sort of stuff he's keeping there,
Stewie1980 wrote:Stamperija is at it again...

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Princestamps wrote:But countries like Niger and Guinea Bissau can't afford the glossy productions that are IGPC.
The point is that they don't have to pay IGPC or another agency. The agency pays them. Stamperija probably offer these countries more than IGPC did.
Princestamps wrote: Stamperija is the poor cousin that has to draw everything. Plus have you ever seen an IGPC item in any language other than English, the French and Portuguese speaking republiques/republicas would need to accept this.
Well, in the past (arround 1995-2002 when IGPC was at it's high point) they also issued stamps for Angola, Azerbaidzjan, Burkina Faso, CAR, Congo DR, Comoros, Guinea, Mali, Mongolia, Mozambique and Turkmenistan and they still issue stamps for Togo.

I think Stamperija draws everything to avoid copyrights on photos.

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Here's a question. Does anyone actually have a genuinely postally used commercial cover (NOT philatelic) from one of these "Sand dune" or Wallpaper
countries with one of the dubious issues ? (And that includes the Mint Rwanda and Mint Paraguay, again exceeding normal face value for the time of issue), heavy parcel perhaps ?

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Oh yes, and don't forget the Britney Spears stamps from KALMYKIA. Double dubious, questionable issue from an autonomous region !

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rochan2010 wrote:Here's a question. Does anyone actually have a genuinely postally used commercial cover (NOT philatelic) from one of these "Sand dune" or Wallpaper
countries with one of the dubious issues ? (And that includes the Mint Rwanda and Mint Paraguay, again exceeding normal face value for the time of issue), heavy parcel perhaps ?
In these threads a few images can be found:
https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=39315
https://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=46274

One of our members, I don't remember who, got a cover once with a souvenir sheet. From Burundi or Uganda, can't remember that too. I did a quick search but couldn't find it..

Edit:
Here it is!
ausfoo wrote:Made my day!
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14 days in transit, very fast! (Even faster than a letter that I was expecting from Europe).

I was put on wait by the sender for almost a month cause he was telling me that the Post office has ran out of R Labels and had to wait for stocks to come in from the UPU. All agency materials are only available at the Main post office.
rochan2010 wrote:Oh yes, and don't forget the Britney Spears stamps from KALMYKIA. Double dubious, questionable issue from an autonomous region !
All "stamps" with the name of a republic within the Russian Federation are illegal.

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How about some recent Philatelic Collector wallpaper. This New York agency led by the Lazar family has taken over Samoa and Tonga's stamp issues and for the Cooks issues stamps for the whole group, and the 3 individual main islands/groups - Rarotonga, Atiutaki and Penrhyn.

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Year of the sheep, generic sheets featuring 2 stamps with average FV of $10 per pair for all 6 territories

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A wallpaper cube for Tonga, nice face value here of nearly $28 pa'anga about $21 NZ.

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Samoa had a good reputation until the Lazar family got their mitts stuck in, how about spending 64 tala (NZ$35) on this strip of 3 stamps including one at $45!

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I kind of wonder if we, the collectors, have a say in these absolutely pathetic stamp issuing agendas.
Writing a letter, attaching the results from this poll may be no good. But how about not collecting any of this crap?

If the stamps do not sell, the company responsible (Stamperija or whatever it might me) would have to rethink their strategy.

I have stopped collecting CTO's and mint stamps. But I still wonder at some negative trends. Like the switch to adhesives, issuing sets of 10 or 16 stamps instead of 4 to 6 stamps, issuing some crazy blocks like the ones below:

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issuing "errors" like the inverted inverted Jenny, issuing stamps in stupid shapes, made of stupid materials (wood), stupid smells and the likes.

Come on, if I want to smell something, I will buy a flower or a perfume. I also do not need stamps that stick in my stock book or roll inside because of their round shape.

Just do not buy any of that stuff and hopefully it will all disappear!

They rely on your desire to have a complete country, or a complete topic. Do not fall into this trap!
I am quite happy with incomplete sets and for the most part I do not care what countries issue. It is me deciding whether I would want to collect their new "concoction" or not. :D

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Stewie1980 wrote:Stamperija is at it again...
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If these are all virgins I would not collect them. I only collect used! :lol:

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Princestamps wrote:How about some recent Philatelic Collector wallpaper. This New York agency led by the Lazar family has taken over Samoa and Tonga's stamp issues and for the Cooks issues stamps for the whole group, and the 3 individual main islands/groups - Rarotonga, Atiutaki and Penrhyn.

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Year of the sheep, generic sheets featuring 2 stamps with average FV of $10 per pair for all 6 territories

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A wallpaper cube for Tonga, nice face value here of nearly $28 pa'anga about $21 NZ.

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Samoa had a good reputation until the Lazar family got their mitts stuck in, how about spending 64 tala (NZ$35) on this strip of 3 stamps including one at $45!
This is a shame because it is going to make "earlier" (ie 1990s/2000s) Samoa stamps less desirable to collect because people who want to continue single country collections won't be able to afford them if they want the high values. How does Samoa Post justify a $45.00 Face Value issue for postal use ? Are they expecting a lot of outgoing parcels to Iceland or what?

To be fair below the stamp they do quote Zone 3 / 500 grams (ie Zones per kilogram). If an issue like this from Samoa only surfaces once a decade then no dramas.

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outremer wrote:I will not buy State of Oman, and find it annoying that some dealers will not distinguish between State of Oman (Wallpaper) and Sultanate of Oman. There, got that off my chest!
I fully agree with outremer's complaint about dealers who cannot distinguish between State of Oman and Sultanate of (Muscat and) Oman. Generally, I believe that everything is collectible and that ultimately the market will decide what is "a good thing" and what not. I find both the political and the philatelic story behind State of Oman most interesting and do research into the stamp issues and the people behind them, their business strategies and how they impacted on collectors. It's all part of philatelic history.

What worries me more than State of Oman wallpaper of the 1967-1972 (or up to 1986 if you include Clive Feigenbaum's production) era is the recent production of State of Oman replicas and re-inventions by Russian and Eastern European stamp manufacturers, goging on since 2 or 3 years. Unlike the late Clive Feigenbaum, these people have not connection with the original story and just invent new issues after a lapse of 25 years.

It's just not fair ... :x


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jduester wrote: What worries me more than State of Oman wallpaper of the 1967-1972 (or up to 1986 if you include Clive Feigenbaum's production) era is the recent production of State of Oman replicas and re-inventions by Russian and Eastern European stamp manufacturers, goging on since 2 or 3 years. Unlike the late Clive Feigenbaum, these people have not connection with the original story and just invent new issues after a lapse of 25 years.

It's just not fair ... :x
These criminals know that nobody buys their junk anymore if they print the name of a Russian republic on them. They now use other names on their pieces of paper that look like stamps.

It's just a matter of time now "stamps" will appear with names like 'Islamic State' or 'Houthi Yemen'...

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jduester wrote:
outremer wrote:I will not buy State of Oman, and find it annoying that some dealers will not distinguish between State of Oman (Wallpaper) and Sultanate of Oman. There, got that off my chest!
Not to mention Dhufar (perhaps among the worst or "best" Wallpaper there is).
I can understand outremers annoyance :)

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rochan2010 wrote:
Princestamps wrote:How about some recent Philatelic Collector wallpaper. This New York agency led by the Lazar family has taken over Samoa and Tonga's stamp issues and for the Cooks issues stamps for the whole group, and the 3 individual main islands/groups - Rarotonga, Atiutaki and Penrhyn.

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Year of the sheep, generic sheets featuring 2 stamps with average FV of $10 per pair for all 6 territories

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A wallpaper cube for Tonga, nice face value here of nearly $28 pa'anga about $21 NZ.

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Samoa had a good reputation until the Lazar family got their mitts stuck in, how about spending 64 tala (NZ$35) on this strip of 3 stamps including one at $45!
This is a shame because it is going to make "earlier" (ie 1990s/2000s) Samoa stamps less desirable to collect because people who want to continue single country collections won't be able to afford them if they want the high values.
Sadly the same goes for Papua New Guinea.

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rochan2010 wrote: Not to mention Dhufar (perhaps among the worst or "best" Wallpaper there is).
I can understand outremers annoyance :)
Why would you consider Dhufar worse than her "sisters", such as Staffa, Benera, Eynhallow, ISÖ, etc? The good thing is, it's a closed chapter. RIP!

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Collecting anything related to Oman. This includes India used in Muscat and Gwadur, British overprints used in Muscat,
Muscat & Oman, Sultanate of Oman, rebel issues State of Oman & Dhufar. And also non-philatelic material!

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jduester wrote:
rochan2010 wrote: Not to mention Dhufar (perhaps among the worst or "best" Wallpaper there is).
I can understand outremers annoyance :)
Why would you consider Dhufar worse than her "sisters", such as Staffa, Benera, Eynhallow, ISÖ, etc? The good thing is, it's a closed chapter. RIP!

Joachim
They are all in the same "boat". Dhufar is just an example :)

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Re: How do you feel about "Wallpaper stamp issues"

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Stewie1980 wrote:Stamperija's numbers for 2014 are in...

Central Afr. Rep.: 750
Guinea Republic: 686
Guinea-Bissau: 472
Ivory Coast: 122
Maldives: 444
Mozambique: 602
Niger: 624
Sao Tome & Pr.: 526
Solomon Islands: 680
Togo: 815
Uganda: 100

Total: 5821 different stamps

In 2013 they issued 5084 stamps.

What will 2015 bring... :(
What will 2015 bring... Well, Stamperija took over Sierra Leone from IGPC!

So instead of 100+ IGPC stamps a year there will be now 500+ Stamperija stamps a year! :(

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The latest issue of SG stamp Monthly (Well that has arrived in NZ courtesy Viking Longship) shows an ad for Stamperija, full page with the globe device and a list of all the high quality 1st world nations like Guinea Bissau, Sao Tome et Principe and the Republic of El San Banana :lol:
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They have the chutzpah, and try to make it look respectable.

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Stewie1980 wrote:
Stewie1980 wrote:Stamperija's numbers for 2014 are in...

Central Afr. Rep.: 750
Guinea Republic: 686
Guinea-Bissau: 472
Ivory Coast: 122
Maldives: 444
Mozambique: 602
Niger: 624
Sao Tome & Pr.: 526
Solomon Islands: 680
Togo: 815
Uganda: 100

Total: 5821 different stamps

In 2013 they issued 5084 stamps.

What will 2015 bring... :(
What will 2015 bring... Well, Stamperija took over Sierra Leone from IGPC!

So instead of 100+ IGPC stamps a year there will be now 500+ Stamperija stamps a year! :(

Yes but who is buying these stamps, there is one guy on our cicrucits who sells Stamperija and Russian illegal sets in booklets and he would sell on average one or two sets per book every 2 years.

It is obvious that people in New Zealand are not. I mean how many would they print of every issue?

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Oh well i just ignore them completely unless they are on postally use covers which are not common at all.
Malaya, Sarawak, North Borneo, Orchids and whatever catches my eye :)

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Princestamps wrote:
Yes but who is buying these stamps, there is one guy on our cicrucits who sells Stamperija and Russian illegal sets in booklets and he would sell on average one or two sets per book every 2 years.

It is obvious that people in New Zealand are not. I mean how many would they print of every issue?
Stamperija doesn't give information about quantities, they don't give any info at all accept for the prices!

My guess is that the printing quantities are very low. Maybe 5000, but probably less.

Also the quantities form IGPC and Impressor are very low. Try to find a particular issue from 10 years back! Prices for this stuff will remain high.

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