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Posted 08/25/2011   5:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Tinus_NL to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Thought I'd give you all a peek at my small Malawi collection (sorry 'bout the bad pics, scanner is broken so my camera is all I have).
Why an obscure little country like Malawi? Well, back in the seventies my mom's uncle, who was a catholic priest, was a missionary there. When he was back in the Netherlands for a while he found out I collected stamps and he promised me he would send me a package when he returned to Malawi. He kept his promise and we started writing each other letters. He told me about life in Africa and the stories about the stamps he enclosed, and I gushed over the stamps and told him how the family was doing. Eventually he came back home to retire (he died about fifteen years ago), but I always kept the Malawi stamps separate from the rest of my collection. Have been toying to make a real album for them and make collecting Malawi as one of my 'projects'.
Check out the sheet at the bottom: that's indeed writing on it. My mom's uncle probably thought: as long as I don't write on the stamps itself...
And the chess set is particularly special for me: I inherited a handcarved chess set made in Malawi from my grandpa (the priest's brother).



























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Posted 08/25/2011   5:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Jkjblue to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A small collection but a great story.
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Posted 08/25/2011   5:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jamesw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Certainly deserve their own home. Nice.
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Posted 05/02/2017   03:52 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Unknown.
Possible forgery.
Value tablet would suggest 2000 onwards.
Only images I can find are on pen pal sites.
Shiny magazine type paper , no gum.

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Edited by rod222 - 05/02/2017 03:56 am
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Posted 05/02/2017   05:06 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
There's a butterflies series from 2002 (not including this value), so I presume a little later.
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Posted 05/02/2017   06:56 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Cheers Geoff,
Scott only lists to 2004, with warnings of illegal issues.
Perhaps these were amongst the illegals,
Nothing like stamp paper I have seen before.

Perhaps the postal system has collapsed there.

Interesting short story.......
https://malawatsanli.wordpress.com/...tal-service/
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Edited by rod222 - 05/02/2017 07:01 am
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Posted 07/24/2017   9:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PostmasterGS to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rod,

Your butterfly is Michel 788 from 2007. The set of 11 definitives is MiNr 785-795.



Also, Michel lists issues for Malawi up to 25 December 2014, but nothing since.
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Posted 07/24/2017   10:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
What a surprise.
Thank you very much, Postmaster.
Thank you Michel.
Saved.

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Posted 06/04/2020   07:11 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Update
Sc#736 2007 Lepidoptera.

Postage Stamp Listings end in 2014


Sc#733-742
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Edited by rod222 - 06/04/2020 07:17 am
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Posted 06/04/2020   07:20 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
1964 Steiner Page 2.
Malawi (Prev. Nyasaland)
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Edited by rod222 - 06/04/2020 07:21 am
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Posted 06/05/2020   01:31 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
At around 1972 a circumflex began to appear on Malawi Stamps, (above the W) can any members explain that please

Pronunciation: I hear Malawi as "Muh Wa Wee"
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Posted 06/05/2020   06:17 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Solved.
Thank you very much, Jill.
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Posted 06/05/2020   06:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add angore to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting information.
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