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Posted 01/25/2021   2:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Timm to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
In your opinion:
Which country is currently producing the best stamps?

Which country is currently producing the worst stamps?
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Posted 01/25/2021   6:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bujutsu to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hmmm. Not sure because I stopped ALL countries in 2000. I did like the engraved Swedish issues though.

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Posted 01/25/2021   6:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bujutsu to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hmmm. Not sure because I stopped ALL countries in 2000. I did like the engraved Swedish issues though. Just collecting a few countries now.

Chimo

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Posted 01/25/2021   7:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add shermae to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I think the best produced stamps today are from French Southern and Antarctic Territories. They still produce a fair number of engraved issues. Not nearly as masterful as the best engraved stamps, but there are some attractive issues.

I especially hate stamps made from photographs, and they are produced in abundance in the 2020s.
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Posted 01/26/2021   12:46 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add blcjr to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
I especially hate stamps made from photographs, and they are produced in abundance in the 2020s.


Then why use a stamp based on a photograph of a dinosaur as your avatar?
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Posted 01/26/2021   5:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add shermae to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Photograph? Dinosaurs died out 65 million years ago. How do you propose that this stamp has a photograph on it?
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Posted 01/27/2021   07:23 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add 65170 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Worst currently? Any stamp from all of the many countries that agency Stamperija of Lithuania produces. This is closely followed by all stamps from the agency IGPC of the USA. They are both bringing down the reputation of the postage stamp with their totally irrelevant and gaudy issues. We have tens of thousands of great stamps from earlier eras and they need not be overly-expensive, so why would a collector waste money on this modern rubbish?


Best currently? I would recommend the stamps of Iceland, as they no longer issue any!

GLENN
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Posted 01/27/2021   07:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Oh, shermae, this is one of those "whoosh" moments ...
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Posted 01/27/2021   5:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Dry Tech to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Dino photograph? Those durned Cynodonts were a lot smarter than we give them credit for.

RE U.S. stamps, I have trouble getting on board with anything after 1928.
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Posted 01/27/2021   8:27 pm  Show Profile Check eyeonwall's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add eyeonwall to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Totally agree about Stamperija and IGPC.

My vote for best are countries repped by Pobjoy Mint.

" I would recommend the stamps of Iceland, as they no longer issue any!"

Not true, They did not shut down their program as announced and did issue stamps in 2020.
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Posted 01/28/2021   05:05 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add 65170 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Eyeonwall: You are totally correct about 2020 and Iceland's issuing programme, but as the phrase from TIMM and myself was "currently" and as we are now in 2021, Iceland not issuing new postage stamps any more remains an accurate statement by me.

As a recent media release from Iceland Post states on its website: "The last issue of Icelandic stamps ever will be launched on October 29th 2020". And they were... all 11 of them.

I agree with you that Pobjoy Mint stamp issues are attractive.

GLENN
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