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Expressions Only Philatelists Know (What Are Some Of Yours?)

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Pillar Of The Community
United States
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Posted 09/26/2017   8:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add shermae to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Treskilling Yellow (spelling?)
Bullseye
Invert
Z Grill
Cameos
Missionaries

Sorry if some of these are dupes. (!! Dupes!)
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Pillar Of The Community
United States
1329 Posts
Posted 09/26/2017   11:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add shermae to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Have we missed any famous stamps or series that have nicknames? (e.g. Chalons, Keyplates, cameos, Double Heads, etc)
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United States
176 Posts
Posted 09/27/2017   03:52 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Dry Tech to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Tin Can Mail

Blue Nose

Dismal Brown
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United States
1060 Posts
Posted 09/27/2017   08:26 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add JLLebbert to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
serpentine die-cut
tagging omitted
overprint
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Pillar Of The Community
Norway
1661 Posts
Posted 09/27/2017   12:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Blaamand to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
. Have we missed any famous stamps or series that have nicknames?


Lots of famous stamps/series still to go, e.g.:

"1d Magenta' (British Guiana)
'Varnamo issues' (Sweden)
Posthorns ! (Norway)
Wuga provisionals (GEA)
"Post Office" (Mauritius)
Black swan (WA)
Halflengths (Victoria)
Bomba heads (spelling?) (Sicily)
Sitting Helvetia
Strubell (spelling?) (Switzerland)
Britannia
Line-engravedes (UK)
Dragons (Empire of China)
Lady McLeod (Steamships)
Bulls of Moldavia
Scinde Dawk (India)
"La Vervelle" (France)
Sydney Harbour bridge
Roo's
Exports (Mexico)
Uganda Missionaries
Golden monkey (Year of the Monkey, China)
"Vineta provisionals" (Germany)

...oh well, you got me started shermae, maybe not all nicknames, but at least established sjargong
Others to continue...
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Edited by Blaamand - 09/27/2017 12:38 pm
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United States
548 Posts
Posted 09/27/2017   12:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ciletaliph to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Changeling
Baby Zep
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6 Posts
Posted 09/29/2017   10:05 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add fiscallee to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Precancel terms:

nailhead
split cancel
bureau
local
double line electro
apple greens
lines
bars
silent
dateds
integrals
preper
tombstone

And many more, but that's enough for now.
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United States
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Posted 09/29/2017   10:35 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Arrows2Atoms to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I know that many of these my non-collecting wife would understand through osmosis from me. Once I overheard her talking with two stampless-others, discussing their husbands pursuits, using some of these same phrases, and all of them had zero interest in collecting.
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Netherlands
564 Posts
Posted 09/29/2017   10:35 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Johan Buvelot to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Engros

En face

Poste Restante
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United States
288 Posts
Posted 09/29/2017   10:36 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ananthveerappan to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
Philately


This made me smile, as it is very true....

To the rest of the world, we are just stamp collectors..
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Posted 09/29/2017   6:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add blcjr to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I tried to search the thread to see if this has been posted and didn't see anything.

flyspeck or flyspecking

Basil
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Pillar Of The Community
Norway
1661 Posts
Posted 09/29/2017   7:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Blaamand to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Basil, shermae has already been flyspecking

I believe these are not mentioned yet (?):
- killer (...but no murderer )
- perforation gauge
- The 5-orange (UK)
- International Reply Coupon
- Maluku Selatan
- Souvenir sheet
- Full pane

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United States
2326 Posts
Posted 09/29/2017   8:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add littleriverphil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Special Printings
and some special terms for them;
SEPICMEN, Double Overprint, Small dotted I, Broken I, Broken C
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United States
1329 Posts
Posted 09/29/2017   10:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add shermae to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
What is a tombstone??
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Rest in Peace
Canada
5701 Posts
Posted 09/29/2017   11:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add BeeSee to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Pulled Perf
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BeeSee in BC
"The Postmark is Mightier than the Stamp"
http://brcstamps.com ---- BNAPS, RPSC, APS
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