Australia and New Zealand are commemorating an historic Day on April 25 - ANZAC DAY. All locals know what it is, and we both have a public holiday each year to commemorate it.
ANZAC is an abbreviation for the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps.
It is a very special day for the people of both countries, and commemorates the landing on Anzac Cove in Gallipoli Turkey, on April 25 1915, and the many months of intense fighting in the midst of WW1.
Many stamps have been issued depicting this ANZAC legend, and the heroism, courage, and Victoria Crosses awarded there. Huge numbers of people attend solemn Memorial Dawn services across both countries each year - and the numbers grow each year.
Here is a change to win the best known of these stamps, in a prize I grabbed from stock today. HERE is the prize - someone will win this superb collection of ALL of these stamps in these scans -
To mark this Anniversary, I have dug out all the ANZAC stamps I had in my house. Issued by Australia and New Zealand, and all the then Australian area "Territories" in the past, to commemorate the early Anniversary and the 50th Anniversary in 1965, and honoring all those who died or were injured there. Retail would be about $100 and these will go AirPost free GLOBALLY to some lucky member here!
Beautiful stamps, all tastefully honoring the fallen, and embodying the spirit of mateship and courage that is ANZAC.
It is a stamp collection EVERY collector globally would be proud to own, whether you collect Australia or not - and not many ever secure them in such a wide range, mostly in Fresh MUH blocks 4 etc. Here is your big chance. Totally FREE!
History shows us this thread will get to many 10,000s of posts very fast.
So post NOW, and post often - or miss your chance! There are NO limits on how many times you can enter. NO skill needed - just type any 5 digit number.
If you get 5 spare minutes at home or work each day, make THIS thread your destination.
How is the winner determined? Quite simply - Wall Street will tell us! 8)
We simply will look at where the Wall Street Dow Jones Index finishes at end of trading in New York at the end of ANZAC Month, Thursday April 30st, 2015. Therefore I can't be accused of rigging things!
The last five (5) digits is what we look at.
The last posting can be made an hour before Wall Street closes on that day April 30. Anything guessed after that is deemed invalid. It is clearly impossible to cheat - even 5 seconds from final bell, the last 4 numbers will vary wildly to the final figure.
i.e., if Wall Street closes at 17,216.54 - the last 5 digits or 21654 makes the stampboard member who first posted 21654 on the thread the WINNER!
The site we will use to verify the Wall Street final 5 digits, as regards to accuracy (some newspapers or servers round number up or down to nearest decimal) is as it will be shown daily on Yahoo finance - https://au.finance.yahoo.com/?p=finance.yahoo.com&u
So if Wall Street ends on 17,216.54 - whomever first posts number 21654, or the closest guess above that number is the WINNER.
ANYONE can win ..... all Moderators included - except myself. It is a totally random 5 digit number that Wall Street will reveal to us that day, at close of trading April 30 in New York..
The FIRST member to post the correct number will be our winner. If 2 members type the correct number, the FIRST one to do so, shall be the winner.
Type ONLY 5 numerals - no spaces or periods or commas - simply 21654 etc - as otherwise the final audit of winner will be impossible. All other entries are deeded invalid. Add commas etc, and you are DISQUALIFIED, so fair warning.
Remember ...... make 20 or 50 or 100 or 500 or 5000 posts - and your Member Star level moves up with EVERY post you make - even within this one thread. And that of course gives you 20 or 50 or 100 or 500 or 5000 different chances to win!
EVERY post you make within this thread moves your member count up one.
And post EARLY and post OFTEN
Did you know we have THIRTY different colour star levels - based on your post count, and which are changed automatically by the software? All of them fully outlined here:
If you for instance only have 15 posts now - you will get an Aqua Star at 25 posts, a very neat Black Ninja Star at 50, and a classy RED star at 100 etc. You can readily achieve all those in a a few minutes on just one thread, and maybe win something worth many $100s whilst doing it.
You can make 10 or 50 or 100 or 1000 posts in a row if you wish ... it greatly increases your chances ..... so go for it!
We had over 100,000 entries in our "Millionth Post" thread -
The Judge's decision is final on any disputes .... and guess who the Judge is here.
In the very remote case the Wall Street number is NOT selected by anyone - the NEXT closest number above it posted here shall be deemed the winner.
i.e. if 21654 is the last 5 digit Wall Street finish, and is not found posted, then 21655 is the winner. ... or the next number above that which IS posted here - it might be 21667 or 21669 for instance.
All very simple to isolate for scrutineer, using the forum specific search function here.
Join in with the other generous members above, and please donate some goodies laying on YOUR desk to delight other members. See how others are doing that here - AND you can win those same donations too! - ->
It really shows what a fine COMMUNITY SPIRIT we have here.
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