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The 'Eyes' Of March Stamp Trivia Contest! Winners Announced!

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Posted 03/08/2008   12:35 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add modern_who to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
The 'Eyes' of March Stamp Trivia Contest!


This contest's title is play on The Ides of March, March 15 and the 7 days preceding that date, since many if not most members will be using their 'eyes' in this 'open forum' philatelic quiz and the answers can be found in forum posts!

To play, just answer the trivia questions below, and submit your answers to me by email by midnight, March 15th, EST or forum time. You can copy and paste the questions into an email and place your answer beneath each question or just send the numbered answers. Clicking on "modern_who" will give you access to my contact email.

There are four possible prizes, which will be posted by our moderator, Tom (t360).

The first place winner gets to make their prize selection first, the second place winner chooses next, and the third prize winner gets their choice of the remaining two prizes.

Answers will be accepted by email only, with no posting answers on the forum!

Comments can be added to the thread but no answers or hints! That could mean disqualification.

The first forum member submitting the right answers is the first place winner, second one second, etc. If only one has all answers correct, which is unlikely, then the earliest submission with the most correct answers wins, etc. with correctness by deadline taking precedence over an earlier but less correct entry.

Since each member can only enter once your entry will be "your final answer" -- so take care!

Thanks to all who have contributed to making this contest possible!

Join us in the The 'Eyes' of March Stamp Trivia Contest by submitting your answers to the questions below. You will find 15 mostly two-part questions and a few three part, as well. So have fun, and good luck to all!

Suggestion: Copy and paste the stamp trivia questions, below, into a file on your computer. After adding your answers, copy and paste your completed entry in an email to me.

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The 'Eyes' of March Stamp Trivia Contest!


1a. Who is pictured on the first official U.S. postage stamp?


1b. In what year was this stamp issued?


1c. Why do you think the person depicted on this stamp was given that honor?



2a. What is a pair of stamps in which one is upside-down when compared to the other called?


2b. What is an unsevered pair of stamps that differ in design called?



3a. When stamp collectors talk about "black jacks" to what are they referring?


3b. Why have stamp collectors given "black jacks" this name?



4a. What was applied to some U.S. stamps during the 1800's to make cancellations harder to remove?


4b. What is the most valuable stamp containing one of these called?



5a. Now a republic, India was once part of the British Empire. During this time, what were the Indian States that issued their own stamps called?


5b. What were the states that used stamps of India overprinted with the state's name called?



6a. In 1927 the United States issued a stamp commemorating what Revolutionary War battle?


6b. Who is pictured on that stamp?


6c. What are commemorative stamps issued during this era commonly called?



7a. Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean is a territory of what nation?


7b. It was formerly a part of what other nation?



8a. In what year was the U.S. "A" stamp issued?


8b. What was it's value or denomination for postal purposes?



9a. In philately, what is a non-stamp that looks like a stamp called?


9b. What is one common example of such a non-stamp?



10a. Not all used stamps are soaked and mounted in albums. What is a stamp that is still on an envelope called?


10b. What us a stamp attached to a portion of an envelope called?



11a. What does the acronym EFO mean to a stamp collector?


11b. A stamp with a minor ink smear or blind perforation would be considered to be what?



12a. Many modern stamps have phosphor applied to them. What is phosphor applied to a stamp called?


12b. Why is phosphor applied to stamps?


12c. What tool is used to help study phosphor markings on stamps?



13a. There is famous philatelic writer mentioned on these discussion boards. What is his name?


13b. What is the title of his classic book about the philatelic world as he knew it in New York City?



14a. Not all stamps are perforated on all four sides. A stamp without any perforations is called what?


14a. A stamp issued with two parallel straight edges and two parallel perforated edges is what type of stamp?



15a. A collection focusing on a single stamp subject or theme such as sports, space or cryptozoology would be what type of collection?


15b. To what well-know journal would a collector of such thematic stamps be likely to subscribe?



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Edited by modern_who - 03/16/2008 01:59 am

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Posted 03/08/2008   08:32 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add t360 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Wow that is a superb panel of questions, Modern_who!
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Posted 03/14/2008   02:20 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add justabeginner to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hey modern, if in any way I do win... I'm not saying that I will, but I might ... I won't be online for a while because I'm going Sydney tommorow until Tuesday... So if I don't reply to your emails, you know why...
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Posted 03/14/2008   12:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Dianne Earl to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Wow

This must have taken you a while to put together!

I a a great time tracking down the answers and learned a lot in the mean time. (not that I think I got them all correct)

Will you eventually post the correct answers?

Thanks for all your work

Dianne
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Posted 03/16/2008   01:57 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add modern_who to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The winners of The 'Eyes' of March Stamp Trivia Contest! are:

1st Prize - justabeginner
2nd Prize - Charles
3rd Prize - Jser

CONGRATULATIONS!


Thanks to all who participated...

ALL 5 of you!

Including:

triggersmob

Dianne Earl

Well, it saved me time scoring all those entries that didn't come pouring in.

Moderator Tom will post your prize selections.

And I will keep the answers to myself.

And share them with participants only!

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Edited by modern_who - 03/16/2008 02:55 am
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Posted 03/16/2008   08:27 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Dianne Earl to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
thanks again Modern_who this was a wonderfull contest. It really got us working. And contrats to the winners

Dianne
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Posted 03/16/2008   08:50 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Triggersmob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the contest, Modern.

Congrats to winners.

Don't forget to post the answers, so we can see where we went wrong.

Steve
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Posted 03/16/2008   12:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Jser to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the contest! I assume that no one got all the correct answers?

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Posted 03/16/2008   12:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add modern_who to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
No one got everything right. Justabeginner did best, missing only one.
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Posted 03/16/2008   2:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add modern_who to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The answers for the trivia contest have been sent to the participants. Hope you all had fun!
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Posted 03/16/2008   8:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Charles to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Modern, thanks for the contest. I've said it before, but you guys make this an excellent and interesting site.

Charles.
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Posted 03/16/2008   8:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add t360 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Congratulations to the winners!
I will post a description of the prize selections soon.
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Posted 03/17/2008   10:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add t360 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here are the prizes:

1) 200 off paper mixed US & WW colorful stamps in a glassine envelope
2) Stamp collecting guide for beginners (useful tips - paper booklet)
3) about a dozen US used stamps on & off paper in a glassine envelope
4) about a dozen WW used on & off paper including a couple Morocco in a glassine envelope
5) 23 Czechoslovakia off paper in a yellow envelope
6) big batch of Germany on paper - mostly large commemoratives with nice cancels
7) big batch of worldwide stamps on paper
8) nice batch of WW off paper stamps in a glassine - many countries
9) 5 US First Day Covers


1st Prize - justabeginner first pick 3 prizes
then 2nd Prize - Charles second pick 3 prizes
then 3rd Prize - Jser - gets the last 3
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Posted 03/18/2008   07:05 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add t360 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Actually it is more fair to go through three rounds of picks:

justabeginner pick #1
Charles pick #1
Jser pick #1

then
justabeginner pick #2
Charles pick #2
Jser pick #2

then
justabeginner pick #3
Charles pick #3
Jser pick #3

So gentlemen, please post your first picks
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Posted 03/18/2008   10:07 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Jser to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I still don't know if it is fair to JAB because your telling him he has to pick prize #2

quote:
2) Stamp collecting guide for justabeginners (useful tips - paper booklet)



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