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Posted 09/20/2009   10:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add doodles69ca to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Just wondering if anyone collects giraffes on stamps? I started collecting giraffe figurines, postcards, ect, about 9 years ago, and it naturally lead to giraffes on stamps.
I can't show any of mine right now, because my computer is down, and I am using my laptop, but I would love to see if anyone else has any.
Or if anyone even collects such a topic.
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Posted 09/21/2009   03:49 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tina to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
wow there really are not to many giraffes I only found this one thats in this set

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Posted 09/21/2009   3:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add philb to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Doodles I counted 24 in my zoo..heres a few

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Posted 09/21/2009   4:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tina to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
found another

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Posted 09/21/2009   7:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Triggersmob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Fact of the day - did you know that Giraffes have the same number of neck bones as a Human. It's just that each one is much longer of course.

Steve
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Posted 09/21/2009   7:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add laswabbie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here's a couple of the long necked critters:



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Posted 09/22/2009   7:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add khj to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
When I think of giraffes, I think of postage stamps from Nyassa (which Phil already showed!)...


of provisional issues (the surcharged stamp is a reprint)...


of the new republic...


of earning money...


of owing money...


k
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Posted 09/23/2009   07:24 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add t360 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Super stamps! I especially like the giraffes on triangles!
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Posted 09/23/2009   1:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add laswabbie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


The triangles are fantastic!
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Posted 09/23/2009   3:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tina to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yes T360 and Laswabbie they are nice triangles in fact I know I have some for the both of you but not giraffes tho just about everything else tho,did you see my topic on squares and triangles?
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Posted 09/23/2009   7:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add khj to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks! I usually keep my stamps to myself (not many stamp collectors in my neck of the woods). But I see how much fun you all have posting pics of your stamps! I guess I've been missing out on an important part of philately. Since I've got my scanner back, I thought I'd start posting a few here and there.

In my Nyassa giraffes, I'm still missing the horizontal REPUBLICA surcharges of 1918; but those catalog for ~$100 each, so not really high priority on my long list of things to get!
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Posted 09/26/2009   12:36 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add doodles69ca to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I see a few giraffes that I don't have, but most of them I do. Here is one of my pages of giraffes.

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Posted 12/11/2009   04:34 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add giraffestamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I originally posted a reply to this topic, but it appears to have been deleted, possibly because I'm a new user (who signed up expressly to reply to this topic!) and it contained a link to a website I'm compiling.

Anyway, I'm trying to put together a definitive listing of all giraffe related stamps ever issued, starting with the 1901 Nyassa Giraffes and Camels collection and working forward. It's on the web (although not yet indexed by google, so searching for it probably won't turn it up) but I won't link to it here for fear of this post also being deleted.

By my reckoning there are about 140 or so sets. I'm finding it quite hard to delineate what constitutes an issue and what doesn't - as an example, I'm including in that 140 the various overprints of the 1901 Nyassa sets, so that counts as another two sets at least). A further example would be the 1954 Kenya/Uganda/Tanganyika definitives, which have 14 stamps two of which feature giraffes, but which were then reissued with official overprints in 1959 - in my book that constitutes two sets.

GS
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Posted 12/11/2009   10:41 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stamperdude to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This is a nice topical collection. I like the focus on 1 particular animal. My sister in law loves white tigers. Maybe I should start looking for them on stamps for her. Being a US stamp collector you don't see giraffes or white tigers on our stamps. I rarely search out other countries stamps. When I looked at these stamps I thought of my visits to various zoos on a nice summer day. Thanks for sharing.
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Posted 12/11/2009   10:51 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add khj to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Welcome to Stamp Community Forum, GS!


Quote:
I originally posted a reply to this topic, but it appears to have been deleted, possibly because I'm a new user (who signed up expressly to reply to this topic!) and it contained a link to a website I'm compiling.

Yes, my understanding of the rules is that Drive-By links are not permitted by new members. Get your post count up first.

I did visit your site before the link was removed. It's a very nice site, well-organized. I expanded a few of your pics by clicking; a few of the pics could be much larger. Also, at least one of your pics doesn't show for some reason.

Again, very nice site.

Kim
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Posted 12/11/2009   10:55 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nr-notrare to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Doodles........


I don't believe that Altay is a ligitimate stamp issuing entity......the Altai mountains are in what used to be Russia.....the "stamps" do not show a unit of currency.....also, it is not on any list of countries that I've found.

.....decent pictures of giraffes, but not stamps.

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