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A large number of stampboarders will be attending the Canberra National this weekend - more discussion here:

http://stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=4191&start=150

So this thread is for new members who join up there to post on etc.

I'll get a few photos done and I'll load up whilst there etc, so all other members please pop on it and make it a blog of sorts!
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Sorry,

I won't make Canberra, a little too far.

Enjoy yourselves all.

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I have to give my apologies as well.

The family thinks I am their private taxi and have been booked Saturday from 8.30am. to about 7pm.

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Greetings to all at the Canberra show from New Zealand.

Sorry I am unable to join in all the fun but will be watching from afar :)


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David Benson wrote:I have to give my apologies as well.

The family thinks I am their private taxi and have been booked Saturday from 8.30am. to about 7pm.

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Leave $20 for bus fares on the table at 7am, and make a run for it David. :)
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Have a great time everyone 8)
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Sheroo .. hope you are recovering. :)

I lied in the title .. I am still sitting at Castlecrag, typing on some bulletin board.

Others might be down there by now however?
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Glen, MargotZ and others - Have a quiet one (amber or black) for me. Hope all goes well.

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hello Canberra! (via Castlecraig)

looking forward to hearing about whats going there.
pity theres no live webcam so I can have a peek from a distance at the exhibitions/dealer stalls!

have a good one!
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Enjoy yourselves........definitely wish I was there! (You don't have 2 feet of snow everywhere, do you!!!!!)

We've been trying to plan a trip to Australia for several years now (my wife is Australian) and this would have been the perfect time to do it! Oh well........hoist a pint for me, as well.

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librarianc wrote:Enjoy yourselves........definitely wish I was there! (You don't have 2 feet of snow everywhere, do you!!!!!)

We've been trying to plan a trip to Australia for several years now (my wife is Australian) and this would have been the perfect time to do it! Oh well........hoist a pint for me, as well.

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Just checking in......what's up Doc!!!errrrrGlen.

Where will any newbies be posting ...here or in the welcome thread.......?????

I watch both for new messages....

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I have just arrived back from a quick visit to the show.

A $5.00 entry fee for all three days.
And I got a showbag containing a 36page catalogue for the show with a coloured cover. Also the Australian Philatelic Traders' Association Year Book for 2008, a flyer for the Canberra Stamp and coin fair on the 28 Sept 2008, A copy of the March 2008 edition of Stamp News Australasia, A program of meetings for 2008 for The Philatelic Society of Canberra Inc, and finally a copy of the 21st CenturyAuctions Catalog (with coloured photos) for Sale No 9, 5th April 2008.

Lots of great frames showing many awesome collections.

And of course many stamp dealers.

I'm hoping to visit again on Sunday.
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Biggles what a Bargain all for 5 bucks, :lol:

Great value. :wink:

The Stamp News is worth more than that. :o

Have a good one on Sunday wish I was going to be there.

Say G-day to Glen,and Kevin from me.


Go have Fun.

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Enjoy yourselves all who can go

Glen do they serve Guiness?
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Have a great time, everyone who's off to Canberra - wish I could be there. 8)

Raise a glass to "absent friends" and don't let Glen get you kicked out of any restaurants :roll:
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Here is your friendly moderator fromdownnder - after 2 bottles of red wine:
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Looks like its all happening up there is swinging Canberra,

Better Batten down the hatches. :lol: :lol:
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hope the dinner went well last night and everyone enjoyed themselves. looks like Norm's enjoying himself anyway!

would be a good time to be hunting through the dealers stalls with the stampboard contingent busy nursing sore heads!

enjoy the rest of the weekend you lucky buggers!
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Who was supposed to be moderating the moderator? :shock:

I hope Norm's feeling well today?? :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Glen .
I quite understand your problems in trying to get the wireless network up and running, :?:
but next time don,t let Fromdownnder loose on it, :cry:
He,s rubbish. :lol: as the picture shows, :wink:

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Greetings from Malaysia on a Saturday morning.
Had to get something from the office
and so decided to peep in and see what's up.
Looks like all of you there are having a jolly nice time.
Wish I could be there.

Having computer problems again at home.
Trying to con my wife into signing up as a new member.
Hope my son can fix it for me so that I can look in over the weekend.

Cheers

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Believe it or not I am alive and well. Since I did not begin drinking alcohol before last night, Glen has subverted my purity, and has turned me into a lush

Norm, drunkenly yours.

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In wish you all a great Day, unfortunately I could not make it, my new pacemaker should not travel yet, but I am sure you all will send me a birthday gift for my upcoming 60iest next Friday! :lol:

He common, I nearly missed it! :twisted:
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Drove down from Sydney today - a bit later than expected so just online at the stand right now!

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...and here's the proof...Simon live and local from the Stampboards stand [at] Canberra
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Hi Guys and Gals,

Looks like a lot of fun last night or was it this morning.

I've just got home from my High School's 50th Anniversary reunion. Run into many people I knew or at least they knew me. Met up with one of my High school loves ( and Primary School) that was back in 1961. She looks even better but I've gone to seed.

Met up with the sisters of one of best mates at school, only to find he died four years ago. Met two of the teachers, who had taught me- won was me Inglishh teechair in forms 1-2, the other was my PE reacher, who examined me for my Bronze Life saving medallion in 1962. Funnile enuff, I past Inglish in forms 1-2 in the top 5% for da yeer., butt it were orl downhill from dare. I also got my Bronze medallion.

Have good Sunday---all.

Just rehydrating after being in the old school, forgot how bl....dy hot those classrooms were(even though they've air conditioning now. It was 40C outside and considerably hotter in the jimnasium. Tonight I'm off to my nephews 40th birthday bash, so don't know what state I'll be tamara..
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Best wishes to all.

Our quarterly stamp market today at Brookvale (Sydney) was a little quieter thanks to a few regulars being in Canberra, but nevertheless a good day.

27 degrees C in Sydney today (about 80 fahrenheit) so for once it is milder here than in Melbourne or Adelaide, which have been close to 40C. 8)
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Good morning/evening, Canberra :!:

It looks as though you're all having a great time down there...

...hope the membership drive is going well. 8)

Glen, those STAMPBOARDS cards look GREAT - if you want to send me a bundle at some point I'll try and distribute some at the fairs up here...
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Good morning, good morning from Canberra.

Here we are bright and early following a 4am finish earlier this morning at the Tradies bar . Norm, where were you when we needed you? :wink:

Back to recruitment and posting up a few candid snaps from the Exhibition dinner and 'post-party' last night!

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Hi Margot, I was on a damn bus "trying" and failing to get a bit of sleep. Even drinking about six pints of beer while I was waiting for the Bus the bus to leave did not help. Just got back home, and I have had around 6 hours sleep in three nights.

But it was well worth it, and I have the rest of my life to sleep. Melbourne next year will be so much closer. :) Sadly, one of the sets of Germany I purchased MUH, finished up stuck to the envelope the dealer put them in. They will now be MNG.

Memo to self: Interstate Show - Fly next time. What was I thinking? :oops: :oops:

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gavin-h wrote:Good morning/evening, Canberra :!:

It looks as though you're all having a great time down there...

...hope the membership drive is going well. 8)

Glen, those STAMPBOARDS cards look GREAT - if you want to send me a bundle at some point I'll try and distribute some at the fairs up here...

Glen,

Can you send me a bundle also for distribution.
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Glen,

Would be happy to distribute some on this end.

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GlenStephens wrote:New member John Dibiase proudly showing off his Large Gold ... the highest medal awarded at the Exhibition.

The number one exhibit at this show.

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Fantastic, Congratulations John :!:

Glen, Do we get to see a Photo of the winning Exhibit too ? :wink:

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This is me live from the show at the Chatboard table and its laptop.

It has many many excellent exhibits on show.

Some are absolutly awe inspiring.

I'm off to view a few again before the show ends.

(Photo of Biggles at right in red at dinner!)

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Hi this is John DiBiase from WA and enjoing the show in Canberra, Glen will be putting up some photos of my exhibit shortly.
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John,

Congratulations on bagging the number one prize.
Wish I could be there to see your masterpieces.
Have to be happy with what Glen can show here I suppose.

Hope you will make Stampboards one of your favourite places
and show your knowledge with us.
Perhpas help many more to go about preparing for exhibits
and stamp competitions as well.

Happy posting.

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Great show guys only wish I was there to join in the fun.

Maybe next year where ever that will be, Melbourne?

Great photos and huge congratulations to John for his Gold Medal.

Cheers

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ps.. paging 'Biggles', you are required back at the Stampboards table to sign up another 100 members before the end of the show................................... :)
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Biggles wrote:
This is me live from the show at the Chatboard table and its laptop.
It has many many excellent exhibits on show.
Some are absolutly awe inspiring.
I'm off to view a few again before the show ends.


Biggles - where? :lol:

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Here are some photos of my "Fiscal Stamps Of WA" exhibit:


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John,

Close up (perhaps scan per page) scans will do more justice to your masterpieces.
For people like me (and other members) not familiar with WA Fiscals,
a closer scan would be very educational.
Hope you can oblige a page or two of these, please? :wink:

Thanks.

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Posting at the finish of a great Canberra Show. New members signed up, too many stamps & covers bought though :?
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