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Posted 12/31/2018   09:37 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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Posted 12/31/2018   4:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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How about Uccle, Calevoet?


Well done Geoff.

Ukkel-Kalevoet (Line 124) Code FTE

Illustrating two spellings (I think we have to be cognisant of this problem forthwith)

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Posted 12/31/2018   4:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Just got my good deed for the year in on time.
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Posted 12/31/2018   4:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Note : The 2 siblings

Ukkle Stalle Railway Station, and Ukkle Kalevoet Railway Station.


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Posted 12/31/2018   6:01 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tohill2 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Well, I've taken a hard look at the letters, and have come to the following conclusions: 1. You are right. 2. I would not have figured that out by myself.

Many thanks.

Now, I need to buy a batch of these to play with. Does anyone have a source they would recommend?

Tony
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Posted 12/31/2018   6:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I usually opt for the French, which can cause difficulties in some Flemish areas - "This is Ghent, speak English", a waiter told us when we ordered en français.

Just south of Gare du Midi, where the Eurostar rolls into Brussels.
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Posted 12/31/2018   6:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Now, I need to buy a batch of these to play with. Does anyone have a source they would recommend?


I have a standing search with eBay,
they email me when Railways are listed.
1. Most are overpriced (In my opinion, and limited knowledge of the rarities)
2. Have patience, lots come occaisionally that are value.

I bought these last week for $3.99

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Posted 01/01/2019   01:35 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add crispinhj to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The research and information coming up here is fascinating - thanks to all

I too buy on eBay. Once I had my basic sets sorted I managed to capture a few larger lots. Stockbooks that have been stripped of the more valuable mint stamps but have a quantity of used still remaining do appear from time to time.

There was a huge lot of the complete dockets on BIN a few months ago that didn't move for ages, you could buy 100, 500 or a thousand. I didn't buy any because they'd take up a lot of space and although you'd get a lot of the stamps you'd get a limited number of postmarks

Occasionally I've seen boxes of thousands appear, while there are always pages like the one Rod posted appearing if you search and it has occurred to me that there must be lots placed in other auctions but the catalogues I've looked at have never thrown any up yet, but I live in hope!
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Posted 01/01/2019   03:38 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Crispin - hello, and Happy New Year. There's a large, cheap, duplicated Belgian lot in the next SSA sale, with back of book mentioned. May be worth a punt if you can face piles of stuff you don't want!
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Posted 01/01/2019   05:28 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add crispinhj to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Geoff and a Happy New Year to you as well. Thanks for the tipoff but I'm not sure what the SSA sale is? Sorry to be dim
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I guess it is Somerset Stamp Auction see http://www.somersetstampauctions.co...Text=belgium

At present there is a collection on eBay that might be of interest

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BELGIUM-....m1431.l2649
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Posted 01/01/2019   06:17 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Crispin,
I'd like to bid on the eBay lot, that was referred to you,
I shall not, but if you don't intend to bid, or pull out, please let me know so I can begin bidding.

Otherwise Good Luck.

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Posted 01/01/2019   12:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add crispinhj to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Rod thanks for your message I don't think I will bid on those railway stamps on eBay so do go ahead and good luck! I might follow up the SSA lots though, I quite often bid on their stuff and I've been very pleased with some of the things I've won.

Best wishes to you and everybody here for 2019

Crispin
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Posted 01/01/2019   5:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks a bunch Crispin, if you change your mind, let me know.
I won't be on the SSA lot.

I have Belgium duplicates (not railway parcels) so if you collect Belgium,
email me, and I'll send some over

Update : Yikes ! that eBay lot is already up to $12 AUD... I'll probably just watch.



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Posted 01/02/2019   02:00 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add crispinhj to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Deltic 1575,


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I guess it is Somerset Stamp Auction
thanks for that, I even get their catalogues, one's sitting beside me now but I never made the connection! Dohhhhh!

Because the railway stamps were so widely used I believe once the parcels had been collected etc the authorities had them soaked off the dockets and sold them. They often appear in general collections, so as you say a big general collection may have many of them and if the other stamps aren't of interest they can be moved on

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction
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