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Posted 05/02/2017   9:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add jonathan to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Nice to meet you all! Please call me Jonathan. I have two collections to keep me busy for a few years. I'm a software engineer with an eye for details, but I'm new to stamps—over 100 hours into the hobby and loving it.

I auctioned off some mint US plate blocks on eBay a few years back and it felt great. The research that facilitated those sales was time well spent. Now I'm back to dig deeper. I look forward to sharing nice 1200dpi pics as I work my way through the stamps.

My consolidated collection consists of four main categories; from largest to smallest: 1) China; 2) US; 3) misc global; and 4) misc US postal history. The bulk of my stamps are from 1900–1950.

My grandfather was a collector and amateur stamp seller working out of his father's import shop in lower Manhattan. As a small side project, he assembled and sold cards with hinged Chinese stamps from the storefront. I will carry on the tradition: collect some, sell some, and most importantly have fun!

Soon I will post the obligatory "is this a 596?" question and we'll be off to the races…

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Posted 05/03/2017   04:48 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add angore to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome!! I assume the image is of Chinese stamps.
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Posted 05/04/2017   05:44 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jonathan to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
@angore Thanks for the welcome! Yes, the image is of China Sc#124 I believe. I don't want to disturb the block further to scan, but will eventually share it in high-res.
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Posted 05/04/2017   11:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Honeydo to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome Jonathan
Enjoy the hobby, the tradition your grandfather started and I totally agree with 'have fun'. I am a newbie and enjoy the hobby so much. This stamp community is great with helping whatever questions you may have. Good luck.

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Posted 05/05/2017   8:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jonathan to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
@Honeydo Thanks for the warm welcome. Glad to be here. I'm having fun, glad you're having fun too! What type of stamps are you collecting?
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Posted 05/07/2017   02:32 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Honeydo to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
jonathan:
I collect stamps from Canada, U.S. and Greece with odds and ends from other countries which are presently in storage due to the small number. I am a newbie and still in the process of sorting out the Canadian stamps and am using stock sheets presently. It is a time consuming hobby that is so enjoyable, I neglect other things.
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Posted 05/07/2017   12:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jonathan to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
@Honeydo I have a few hundred Canadian stamps I've yet to sort through, and I believe I have a couple un-IDed Greek stamps. I hear you about neglecting other things! So many stamps, so little time… If this is "The Hobby of Kings", when did the kings have time to rule?
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Posted 05/07/2017   1:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Renden to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The Kings did not collect stamps or hired people to do it ! LOL - That was a good one, jonathan and Welcome to the Forum !
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Posted 05/07/2017   2:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jonathan to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
@Renden Thanks for the welcome! Glad to be here.
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Posted 05/09/2017   02:58 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Honeydo to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
jonathan: For the Greek stamps, when time permits, you can try the website https://www.greekstampstore.com or/and http://old-stamps.com
Happy postage collecting!
Honeydo
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Posted 05/21/2017   11:08 am  Show Profile Check Stamps1962's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Stamps1962 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Renden, I believe King George V was a serious collector and spent considerable time on his collection. Although you are probably correct in the sense that he had someone else doing the writeups, etc. Sounds like what I'd do if I had the resources!
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