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Posted 02/20/2021   12:22 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add erilaz to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Today I got some fantasy coins and stamps from the Shire Post Mint. At some point I need to start a thread about the latter in the Cinderellas forum. I also finally got a book that I bought from a Japanese seller on the Amazon Marketplace on October 30th — 112 days by surface mail, since Japan Post cut off airmail service to the U.S. because of the reduction in commercial flights due to COVID.
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Posted 02/24/2021   05:21 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tore99 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Received a brand new 2016-17 Hungarian stamp catalog. To my pleasant surprise, it includes revenue stamps and postal stationary and is a hardback. Just in initial browsing, I'm impressed by the coverage, the details missing from Scott. Things I need to get used to - the heaviness of this book, the organization of most stamps by date and not type (compared to Scott), learning a different listing format, and using Google translate since my Hungarian is limited. All good fun and increasing knowledge!
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Posted 02/24/2021   09:16 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A letter that was mailed from Rome, Italy on 15 December 2020. I am still waiting on another one from that same time


Peter
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Posted 02/24/2021   1:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jleb1979 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Along with two philatelic reference works from the APS, a copy of Balloon Post of the Siege of Paris (American Air Mail Society, 1976) which is mainly a translation of Louis Chaintrier's French series of articles.

Looking forward to perusing it, although it has remarkable fine print which will certainly not relax my old eyes. But for $11 it ought to yield more entertaining hours than a first run movie, not that we're going to the theater these days.
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Posted 02/25/2021   2:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PostalHysteria to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
For my Oranges Philately collection:


A set of Amusement Tax stamps for the community of Petah Tikva (several spellings),
a Jewish settlement now in Israel,
featuring an orange tree, adapted from the Petah Tikva coat of arms.


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Posted 03/01/2021   9:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add BobbyT to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Junk mail with no stamps, only meters and labels. I wish there was a way to discourage meters, but I guess that will never happen.
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Posted 03/02/2021   9:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add BobbyT to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I am trying to create a young philatelist out of my granddaughter. Today she "wrote a letter" and we put it in an envelope with a stamp, addressed to her house (my son and she live only 10 minutes from here). I want her to understand how stamps work, and how mail gets delivered.

My mother, though never really a collector, always encouraged me. Whenever she mails me something, she always uses interesting stamps, usually not the "Forever" stuff. In my postal history collection, I always enjoyed receiving letters from certain lawyers or other agencies who actually used stamps.
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Posted 03/03/2021   08:22 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add danstamps54 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Bobby T


Quote:
I wish there was a way to discourage meters,


Why not collect them??

https://www.meterstampsociety.com/

Dan

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Posted 03/03/2021   09:51 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Linus to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This arrived in my mailbox. I finally won an eBay auction, a small collection page of 16 Hong Kong stamps, that took 19 days to arrive from North Carolina to Iowa. The top 4 stamps are shown below, for my Hong Kong cancel collection...

1) Scott #36b - Wmk. 2 - Queen Victoria 2 cent carmine with partial 62B killer. (the common HK killer is B62)

2) Scott #74 - Wmk 2 - King Edward VII 5 cent with OAHU Hawaii killer, probably paquebot receiver at Honolulu, need to verify, the break in the circle at left is a strong clue. This is the second Hawaii cancel on a HK stamp in my collection.

3) Scott #78 - Wmk 2 - King Edward VII 20 cent revenue usage with purple oval from The National Bank of China, Limited.

4) Scott #72 - Wmk 2 - King Edward VII 2 cent with nice Shanghai index C strike dated May 5, 1905.

Linus

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Posted 03/03/2021   3:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add BobbyT to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Why not? I never thought about that but will take a look at the link you sent. There must be something interesting about them after all. I have a ton of covers I saved over the years with meters, but have no idea how to sort or organize them or what features to look for so I appreciate your suggestion.
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Posted 03/03/2021   5:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Andyrich74 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Postalhysteria, what exactly are "amusement stamps." Certainly not space for them in my Davo albums.
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Posted 03/03/2021   6:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Andyrich, it is "amusement TAX stamps"


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Posted 03/04/2021   07:12 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Dianne Earl to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Received 3 wonderful packets from my buddy Rod from down under.

Sorry I have not pics my scanner is out of commission.

Dianne
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Posted 03/04/2021   1:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Casey Magoo to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Stuff I've been waiting for since Jan 20. Better late than never although things were jostled all over the place.



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Posted 03/04/2021   1:40 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Came home yesterday and my new extra large mailbox and post had been flattened. I found some broken taillight glass but no note so I was stewing for a few hours. Later in the evening when my doorbell rang and found one of my neighbors standing there; she explained that she hit it while backing up and offered to pay for it. Since she owned up and was considerate enough to offer to pay for it, I told her to forget about it. She restored my faith in humankind.
So I hit the store this morning, got what I needed, and just finished mounting a new post and mailbox. All is good, no missed mail.
Don
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