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Posted 01/20/2023   12:21 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add JLLebbert to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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They all claim not to be able to write legibly.

I know this to most definitely be true in my case. Since I am unable to read my own script, I no longer write letters by hand ... instead I rely on a computer, a word processing program & a printer.
On the other hand, my wife's handwriting was both beautiful & elegant. As was she in so very many ways.
Recently I completed upgrading the following page from used with so-so centering to MNH XF+. The last one acquired was the 5-cent denomination. Common stamps, some of which are in not-so-common condition.

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Posted 01/20/2023   04:17 am  Show Profile Check johnsim03's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add johnsim03 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Common stamps, some of which are in not-so-common condition.


Lovely, just lovely. Best Washington Bicentennial set I've ever seen...


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Posted 01/21/2023   8:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Walkman82 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
mootermutt,

Thanks for your comment!!

I do use a color code for different types of stamps. Definitives are on beige, commemoratives on green, plate number coils on white, and back-of-book on a variety of different colors: dark teal for semi-postals, blue for airmail, gray for special delivery, orange for postage due, etc. The border, fonts, etc. did take some time to find something I was happy with. While I enjoy seeing the complex and beautiful pages that others here make, I wanted something simple and utilitarian that would make the stamps be the stars of the page and wouldn't require a huge investment in time and research to create pretty pages. I know that once I'm gone and the collection is sold off, the new owner(s) will simply strip the stamps from the pages without a second thought.

I do design and print my all of my pages as many of the different varieties I collect aren't represented by commercial stamp album makers. The pages are 8 x 11, offset slightly to the right to accommodate a three hole punch and printed on sturdy 110 lb card stock. It did take some time to get the size of the printed boxes to match up with mounts, but once I got the right size I was able to copy/paste the boxes for subsequent stamps. Every now and then, I'll get a stamp that I don't have a space for and am able to quickly redesign the page and print it out with the change(s). The real challenge in getting the mounts well aligned also took time, but now it's fairly easy to get them nearly perfect.


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Posted 02/07/2023   09:14 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add pcerio to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I know I should sell off the second set of each page, but they were my late father's and can't yet part with his collection.






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Posted 02/10/2023   6:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Old Marvel to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I have some stamps, but my main collection is UK Telegraphs. I like this page, It has a telegram from a private Telegraph Company, plus the delivery envelope, plus the receipt given by the messenger for the 6 pence porterage fee. You only see the top half of the telegram sheet.


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Posted 02/10/2023   10:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Lovely page Old Marvel !

Do you think "Badger" "Lady" et al, is telegraphic code?
I checked Universal Commercial, Electric Telegraphic Code
(W. Clauson-Thue) 1881

No success there, but the message appears to me in code. (Solicitor)
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PS : New nomenclature for me "Porterage fee"

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Electric Telegraph Co Stamp
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Posted 02/11/2023   04:13 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Old Marvel to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Comments: 'porterage' was a term for the cost of carrying a telegram beyond the free delivery area. The GPO continued to use this term after the UK telegraphs were nationalised in 1870, and run by the Post Office.

I have an accompanying letter which also refers to 'Badger', so there is no doubt in my mind that it is the name of a person.

The stamp shown was issued by the 'United Kingdom Electric Telegraph Company', one of the smaller private companies. The letters 'INT' (an overprint) stood for 'interest'. These stamps were issued to shareholders in lieu of a dividend for several years, as the Company was in a poor financial
position.
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Posted 02/11/2023   05:45 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you.
Lots of meaty information there.
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Code Name Badger: The True Life Story of a British Secret Agent

John E. Cottell, Arthur Gordon
HarperCollins Publishers, 1924 - 384 pages
1 Review
The fantastic story of a British spy who survived both Buchenwald and Lubjanka prisons in Moscow.
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Posted 02/11/2023   09:15 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Just for clarity,
I was referencing "code" not only as perhaps a device for anonymity,
but mainly as a code for reducing the word count (cost)
of large messages telegraphically.

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