I have a couple of questions so I will start there. I am wondering if there is some standard method for finding a stamp on Scott when it isn't where you would think it would be - this keeps happening to me, I keep getting stumped. Here is one of the ones stumping me now:
I know this stamp is from Iran and was supposedly issued in 1955 however I cannot find it under Iran in the Scott. Can anyone explain this to me, I am puzzled as to why I keep running into this problem. Here is how I am currently identifying stamps, in order from first to last:
1 - read stamp under magnification looking for country and date, if any
2 - look up stamp in Scott
3 - if I don't find it I go to scanning in the stamp and an image search
4 - if the image search locates the stamp I am done, if not I do a text search and look at both the text results and the resulting images under Images
5 - if I still haven't found the stamp I will go search eBay
using a descriptive term like "iran postage stamp + lion with sword"
6 - if I can't find the stamp on eBay
, I go to stampworld which I did on the above stamp this morning
7 - if I still can't find the stamp I am at a loss and will ask for an id in this forum
Is there some other steps I should be doing to locate a stamp? I would appreciate feedback on this if you have another method for identifying a stamp.
The second question I have I guess is for 51studebaker (Don) - should I stop posting in the forum - I have been putting all my new topics in this forum and wonder if my posts are good enough to go into the other forums? Thanks for letting me know, Julie*** Moved by Staff to a more appropriate forum. ***