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What Did You Do Philatelically: Today or Recently?

 
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Posted 02/01/2019   2:48 pm  Show Profile Check wkusau's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add wkusau to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Last night I attended the Holston Stamp Club 5th Thursday bourse. I searched through some old dealer stock pages of early US looking for unidentified double transfers, split grills, plate flaws, ect. I found a 88 with a split grill, a 280a lilac brown variety, and a 157 with an experimental grill. Of course, I got them out again this morning with better lighting, a more thorough comparison with catalogs and found that I had made 2 mistakes. The 88 was in fact a 94 with a split grill. The 157 turned out to be a 135 with a poor grill impression. The top row of grills was complete but very faint thus making it to wide for an experimental grill. Also the fact that there is no secret mark pretty much guaranteed that it was a 135. I enjoyed the search and am happy with the stamps.
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Posted 02/01/2019   2:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add BFRomeos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Read up on gum roller ridges as they appear on U.S. stamps so that HOPEFULLY I won't have to post a question here :-)
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Posted 02/09/2019   07:47 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add amccleaf1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Last night worked on B station cancels for my Belgium Parcel Post and Railway Cancels collection. Added stamps to existing pages and created new pages for Bastogne, Blandain, Beernem, Braine L Alleud, Bortmeerbeek and Braives. Had one I couldn't figure out from my list, Biers--. Maybe Bierbeek...time for the microscope. Today: C stations!
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Posted 02/09/2019   2:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Had one I couldn't figure out from my list, Biers--. Maybe Bierbeek..


Could be Bierset-Awans (Rail Line 36)
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Posted 02/10/2019   10:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bookbndrbob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Today I learned that the daughter of a man who designed a dozen or more U.S. Stamps lives up the block.
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Posted 02/11/2019   02:58 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add crispinhj to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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I have been sorting Spain and realized that I have way more than I thought.


I have done exactly that! Stamps have very much taken a back seat for a while I did bits and pieces of work on our house and my sister's kitchen and did stuff a couple of days every week on the Heritage Railway I volunteer on.

I went through four or five of the shoe box sized boxes of world wide stamps sorted by country into glassines and packets. I usually divide a country's stamps up by era if there are enough to warrant it. I then combined odd packets from each box and put them where I could into boxes for single countries or groups of countries. Very soothing and enjoyable.

But I did discover an astonishing number of middle period and modern stamps from Spain - enough to have to find a box for Spain alone
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Posted 02/13/2019   6:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Tim H to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I had a busy day of it. I visited Stampex in London this morning (busy, as the picture shows) and spent too much money. On returning home I finished a couple of displays for a Saturday meeting of the South African Collectors Society ("Postal stationery forerunners in occupied German South West Africa" and "Postal censorship during the military occupation of German South West Africa"), baked bread at the same time (1.6 kg bauernbrot, a very easy yeasted milk bread) and this evening sorted out a large lot of Estonia postal stationery I bought recently. Posts to the appropriate section of this community coming soon, once I get some sleep...!
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Posted Today  47 Min ago  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tome-chichi to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here are my 2 cents on philately during the XXI century: http://estampillascr.com/blog/tips-...xxi-century/
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