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Philatelic Trivia Quiz #1

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Posted 03/12/2008   6:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add laswabbie to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have no idea where this sheet came from or why I have it - I don't golf or collect golfing related stamps. Anyway - here it is and it will be won by the first person who has been collecting for less than 7 years and who answers the three philatelic trivia questions below the image. (Catalog Value >$10) I had to crop the image to get it to fit.



Question 1: What country issued the sheet?
Question 2: Who was George Grinnell?
Question 3: Who was J. P. Keller

Hint: Both men were associated with stamp collecting in some way or another. One of the men was real, the other was a fictional character.
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Posted 03/12/2008   8:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Dianne Earl to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
1.Russia???
2.An American anthropologist Historian naturalist and writer born in Brooklyn NY (Instumental in the protection of america buffallo
3.A Hit Man in the Lawrence Block Novel "Hit Man'
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Posted 03/13/2008   06:16 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Triggersmob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I've been collecting for more than 7 years, so I can't play, but I'm sure Bulgaria is not right, so other members keep on guessing.

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Posted 03/13/2008   08:13 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add justabeginner to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
1. Russia
2. This is fairly long, but something to do with Grinnell Missionary stamps... As quoted:

George Grinnell, a Los Angeles teacher and stamp collec-tor, is referred to Charles Shattuck as a source for old stamps.

June 1918 – Grinnell acquires 81 early issues of Hawaii from Shattuck.

November 1919 – L.A. dealer Bertram Poole wires John Klemann about a"virgin find" of Hawaiian Missionaries. Klemann goes to L.A.

December 1919 – Klemann buys 43 Grinnell stamps and sells 16 to well-known collector Alfred Caspary for $75,000.Caspary compares them with his own Missionaries and says they're forgeries.Klemann takes his stamps back to L.A., where the Secret Service seizes them.Klemann sues George Grinnell.

May/June 1922 – Trial is held. Judge declares Grinnells forgeries producedby the photo-engraving process.

August 1942 – Three Grinnells are examined by Y. Souren at PhilatelicResearch Laboratories of New York City. He certifies them genuine.

November 1951 – Several Grinnells are submitted to the Royal PhilatelicSociety (as reported by George Linn in Linn's Stamp News 2/25/52). RPSLcertifies them forgeries, giving no reason.

December 1952 – George Linn states in print that Grinnells are genuine.

December 1954 – George Linn writes to Klemann that Grinnells are forgeries.

October 1962 – George Linn writes in Linn's "…there is as yet no conclu-sive proof that the stamps are phony."

3. As quoted 'J.P. Keller is a hit man based in Manhattan, but traveling wherever the job pays him to go. Keller is not an ordinary hit man, though. Each town he visits becomes special to him as he daydreams about moving there and creates backgrounds for the people he encounters. Since hit men seem to have quite a lot of free time, Keller becomes interested in stamp collecting, raising a dog and other mundane activities. Block makes his character appear as simple as the man next door—could he be a neighbor? After all, even hit men must live somewhere.'

Hope these are correct...
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Posted 03/13/2008   11:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add laswabbie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
JAB - you are right on target for questions 2 and 3.

You're off on question 1 though. Give it another shot.

Hint: It's not from Europe.
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Posted 03/13/2008   11:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add modern_who to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Is it Laurelstan? And what's that strip with Laurel and Hardy on it have to do with old Hawaiian forgeries?

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Posted 03/14/2008   01:51 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add justabeginner to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
If so, then it's from Kazakhstan or Kyrgyzstan I think, since they are both in Asia technically....
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Posted 03/14/2008   7:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add laswabbie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
They have absolutely nothing in common!

Nope, it's not from any of the stan's! But you're close, so keep trying.

I'm just glad to have a bit of a stumper for once!

Hint: The Internet knows all!!
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Posted 03/14/2008   8:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add justabeginner to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
y last try before I go to Sydney.... Belarus... If not, I'm stumped...
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Posted 03/14/2008   10:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add laswabbie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Sorry, but that's not it!
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Posted 03/14/2008   10:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Triggersmob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Oooh, Oooh, I know, but I can't play. I just found them on the net. This is actually only 3 of a set of 10.

LaSwabbie, Do you have the rest of them?

Steve
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Posted 03/14/2008   10:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Charles to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
How about Ukraine?
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Posted 03/14/2008   10:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add laswabbie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nope Trigger - that's the only sheet I have.

Sorry Charles, that's not it - but you and JABare pretty close geographically!
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Posted 03/15/2008   1:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Dianne Earl to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
How about Lithuania.(oops not sure how to spell it the french in me is comming out)
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Posted 03/15/2008   10:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Charles to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Found it...Tuva. I was fooled by the first name - in my old Harris stamp identifier that word is associated with the Ukraine. Any idea what that word is or what it means? Russian for "South?"

Charles.
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Posted 03/18/2008   7:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add laswabbie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
You're right Charles! Great job in sticking with it!

I had no idea what the words meant, but did look it up at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuva

Email me your address and I'll get the L & H sheet off to you!
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