Stamp Community Family of Web Sites
Stamp Community Forum
Username:
Password:
Save Password
Forgot your Password?

Welcome Guest! Need help? Got a question? Inherit some stamps?
Our stamp forum is completely free! Register Now!

The Stamps of Ghana : On Album Pages.  
 

Next Page    
 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.
Author Previous Topic Topic Next Topic
Page: of 2
Bedrock Of The Community
Learn More...
Australia
19010 Posts
Posted 12/21/2016   4:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Message

1957
Steiner Page 1



1957
Steiner Page 2

Send note to Staff

Bedrock Of The Community
Learn More...
Australia
19010 Posts
Posted 12/21/2016   4:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

1958
Postage Dues
Steiner Page 73



1958
Postage Dues Personal page (would be) Steiner Page 73A

Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Bedrock Of The Community
Learn More...
Australia
19010 Posts
Posted 12/22/2016   6:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

1958
Steiner Page 3



1958
Steiner Page 4.

Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Bedrock Of The Community
Learn More...
Australia
19010 Posts
Posted 12/22/2016   6:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

1959
Steiner Page 5.



1959
Steiner Page 6.

Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Bedrock Of The Community
Learn More...
Australia
19010 Posts
Posted 12/22/2016   6:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Ghana : Postmarks.




Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Valued Member
United States
248 Posts
Posted 12/23/2016   03:38 am  Show Profile Check pk-short's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add pk-short to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for sharing - I like the layout of the postmark page. I have a collection of postmarks from different countries and just started with some ideas on how to mount them
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Bedrock Of The Community
Learn More...
Australia
19010 Posts
Posted 12/23/2016   04:59 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you pk short.

Nice way to handle all those "duplicates" one has.
Postmarks, I believe one day, will be the choice of more and more collectors,
esp of one's own country.

I usually save good postmarks in glassines at the beginning of each of my albums, for future mounting.

Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Pillar Of The Community
Norway
1079 Posts
Posted 12/23/2016   05:10 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Blaamand to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rod - I really like the 2nd page of your postmark collection! It looks really nice with all those different postmarks on the same stamp - well done
I'm becoming more and more infected by the marcophil bug myself - and in my mind I am debating with myself how to proceed with combining collecting WW stamps and WW postmarks. It can easily become quite overwhelming, both time-wise and with respect to number of albums and meters of shelves required to house it all. Where to draw the line - what kind of criteria to make for a postmark to be a keeper?
For now I am trying to restrict myself to collecting only the 'used abroad/forerunner'-postmarks, classic numeral postmarks and maritime / TPO postmarks. However your display of Ghana postmarks is indeed inspiring, maybe I should get into the CDS as well...
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Pillar Of The Community
Learn More...
United Kingdom
2276 Posts
Posted 12/23/2016   05:20 am  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Same here. For French Colonies, I'm thinking along the lines of keeping postmarks from individual offices within the country. For entities such as French Equatorial and West Africa, postmarks from the individual countries within the group.
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Bedrock Of The Community
Learn More...
Australia
19010 Posts
Posted 12/23/2016   05:35 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Geoff / Blaamand,

Slipping into Postmark collecting, really wasn't a concious choice, until I had sufficient of 1 country to entertain the thought.
It's a bit like when you begin stamp collecting, you start with all countries, then gradually tend towards a certain country / region, possibly as that collection becomes more advanced and filled.

I was buying cheap Ghana packets, and found that 1d (1 penny) issue more and more, with clear strikes, so it was a no brainer to collate them on a page, it then becomes fascinating to get up maps of Ghana and find out these villages and towns.

Probably the 1d was the rate or part rate of domestic mail in the 1960's
I need a specialist to confirm.

I don't see a problem with storage, one only needs enough cash, and room
to afford a steel stationery Cupboard, they are approx 6 feet x 3 feet
Steel shelves, Lockable, and will hold 100 stamp albums

I was buying the (2nd hand) cupboards for around $60 in 2003

Tip: Save all your postmarks of your desired country, plop 'em into a glassine
then one day when you have 40- 60 examples, lay them out on your desk,
and arrange them for clarity and attractiveness,
this will guide you as to what qualifies to appear on your album page.


Quote:
Where to draw the line


Best to avoid this question, as the line will always shift depending on your circumstances.
I would suggest, the line best to follow is the budget one sets, to suit one's wallet / purse.
I try not to deviate from my spend budget.
If I get snaky about my lack of funds as I save for a better collection, I'll buy some
cheaper packets (Ghana etc) to get me by.






Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Edited by rod222 - 12/23/2016 05:40 am
Pillar Of The Community
Norway
1079 Posts
Posted 12/23/2016   08:10 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Blaamand to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That's all good recommendations Rod, thanks
I guess the most restricting resource is neither money, albums or shelves - but time. Still I guess time used on beautiful CDS's is time well spent. It just steals time from all the other stamps to sort out... I'm biased
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Bedrock Of The Community
Learn More...
Australia
19010 Posts
Posted 12/23/2016   3:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
It just steals time from all the other stamps to sort out..


Cannot argue with that. "sorting" is the cross we bear.

I recall walking into a stamp shop, in Subiaco, Perth some 15 years ago,
and the owner was "unhinging" stamps from an album,
he looked at me with a sort of resigned look, and said....
"It never ends, does it?"

1959
Steiner Page 9



1961
Steiner Page 11

Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Edited by rod222 - 12/23/2016 7:04 pm
Bedrock Of The Community
Learn More...
Australia
19010 Posts
Posted 12/23/2016   3:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

1961
Steiner Page 13.



1962
Steiner Page 15.

Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Valued Member
Norway
13 Posts
Posted 12/23/2016   5:18 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add barbu to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rod222 Fantastic flashing of those postmarks, super!

Quote "Postmarks, I believe one day, will be the choice of more and more collectors" – Yes, I certainly believe you are correct!

"-- it then becomes fascinating to get up maps of Ghana and find out these villages and towns" Again Rod I share your thoughts! It is thrilling to search up those places –and by in addition googling pictures off the places, the stamps will take you through a fascinating journey! Those simple letters on the stamps really tells a story !

Blaamand: it seems like we are sharing the same headache relating to where to draw the line! I guess Rod have a good point saying "the line will always shift". Personally I am continuing to struggle with all those watermarks and perforation varieties of the world – but more and more I tend to look forward to finishing off that "job" to concentrate around the postmark hunt!

How to spend our time is the question – and how that time spent have given any satisfaction. Looking at that page of the Ghana postmarks is for me probably more satisfying than looking at different watermark variations….
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Bedrock Of The Community
Learn More...
Australia
19010 Posts
Posted 12/23/2016   7:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Barbu, thank you for your kind words.
I am a little surprised to see members show appreciation for postmarks.

The best I have come across, is the assistance from member "Postmaster"
with his German Postmarks info, they are just amazingly fabulous, makes for some splendid album pages.

I have an embarassingly small collection of Great Britain "Postmarks on Printed Matter" which would illustrate, that big splodgy Postmarks on early GB were probably "thrown away" by past collectors, especially beginners, and a lot of the information is then lost.

Kudos to the early Pioneers of postmark study, we owe them a big thank you.

As the late Mr. W Stitt Dibden
Newspaper Branch Cancellations
Postal History Society
Surrey
Special Series Publication Number 27

Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Valued Member
Norway
13 Posts
Posted 12/23/2016   10:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add barbu to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rod222,
The postmarks on early UK printed matter is an very interesting study indeed! I am pretty new to this subject, but I think you are spot on regarding your assumption on how too much of this material was not saved for the future. Unfortunate off course, but as you say the cancellations are often splotchy. This combined with the size of the cancellation often make the cancellations uneasy to identify and the appearance of the stamps maybe not so attractive on first sight. The fact that newspapers and matters was not being kept over generations like letters and postcard did not help off course. I am trying to put up a collection of these, but it is very much like yours: embarrassing!
In addition to the NPB cancellations, I also like the FB and FS cancellations (foreign branch/section).
The more modern printed matter cancellations, the triangulars, are interesting as well. I happen to fall over a bunch of old 100s bundles of QE and KE which gave me a kick start into collecting them as well. They are adoring.

Are you into Indian cancellations? I am trying to find some logic in those strange 1870s cancellations which are consisting of bars, letters and numbers in an confusing pattern - looks challenging but interesting


Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Page: of 2 Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  
Next Page
 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.
United States Postal Service, Now on eBay!United States Postal Service, Now on eBay!
New Forum Topics Recently Active Forum Topics
  SCF Staff Response Time?
  Is this Trinidad cancel fiscal?
  George V 'Downey Head' Perfin PDN (transatlantic PO)
  Tsarist Russia Stamps [Need Help]
  Ready to start mounting stamps
  Colour shades on newish stamps to.
  Cape of Good Hope : Stamps etc.
  Which one to choose from 3C. 1857 -61
  Spanish American War patriotics and revenue usages.
  Great Britain Scott #65?
  Bulgaria Aquatic championship 1985
  Swedsh coil scott # 319a
  UK 1971 strike post to US via France
  How do you accurately measure such small dimensions
  hole-punch or page protectors?
  Recently Acquired Examples of Scott 24
  RB1 & RB2 paper differences?
  Image Optimizer Help
  George v. Any interest
  Mexico - 5 Classic Stamps
  strange re- value on a 2 cent washington
  colour on franklin 1cent
  Help deciphering a WW2 cover please
  APS and ATA to Co-Host 2018 Stamp Show
  Spain Scott 338a showing many ink lines and other printing flaws.

  Nobel Prizes and Laureates
  SCF Staff Response Time?
  Great Britain Scott #65?
  Hairline in my Unitrade 138
  MASKS on Stamps
  What Did You Do Philatelically: Today or Recently?
  Ready to start mounting stamps
  Water on stamps
  Spanish American War patriotics and revenue usages.
  Which one to choose from 3C. 1857 -61
  Cape of Good Hope : Stamps etc.
  Recently Acquired Examples of Scott 24
  Zeps-king of the skies
  China : 3 items for ID
  Tsarist Russia Stamps [Need Help]
  George V 'Downey Head' Perfin PDN (transatlantic PO)
  Large Queen #27 Guide Line plate variety
  Is this Trinidad cancel fiscal?
  Regency Stamp Auctions in St. Louis
  Polar Philately
  Today's challenge: spot the "better" stamp in this lot.
  Unseen RED LINE EFO's on Queen Elisabeth - 1 cent(1953-65 Canada)
  More Cartel shenanigans
  Colour shades on newish stamps to.
  Minkus Supreme Global Album Back in Print

Disclaimer: While a tremendous amount of effort goes into ensuring the accuracy of the information contained in this site, Stamp Community assumes no liability for errors. Copyright 2005 - 2017 Stamp Community Family - All rights reserved worldwide. Use of any images or content on this website without prior written permission of Stamp Community or the original lender is strictly prohibited.
Privacy Policy / Terms of Use    Advertise Here
Stamp Community Forum © 2007 - 2014 Stamp Community Forums Go To Top Of Page
It took 0.74 seconds to lick this stamp. Powered By: Snitz Forums 2000 Version 3.4.05