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Posted 02/21/2021   11:21 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add NafsAsp to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi all. Wanted something mentally stimulating to do during that first lockdown, and came into this almost by accident. Have settled down into trying to find one of every stamp issuing entity I can find, including variations of countries, cinderellas, local postal services etc. Nothing amazing but more than pleased with some of my best finds amongst world off paper job lots - Tibet, CSA, Shrub Oak, Heligoland, Venetia-Lombardy, Mannheim, Nossi-Be etc. Have just over 1,350 so far, although this may count as cheating as some places have multiple variations - eg Congo/Congo DR/Zaire/Belgian Congo/Free State Congo/Pop Rep Congo etc. Would love to hear from anyone else who is trying the same and how you've got on.
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Posted 02/21/2021   11:22 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome!


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Posted 02/21/2021   11:33 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Calstamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Welcome

Looks like you're off to an impressive start.
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Posted 02/21/2021   2:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add erilaz to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Congrats on your progress!

I got bitten by the "One from Everywhere" bug two years ago, but I won't be competing against you for material, since my own "One from Everywhere" collection consists only of unused 19th-century postal cards. Like you, I count the variants separately, so (for example) I have three cards from Hawaii: Kingdom, Provisional Government, and Republic. My checklist currently contains 340 entities that issued postal cards before 1 January 1900, but there are probably still some private local posts missing from the list. I've managed to get cards from 195 of those entities so far.
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Posted 02/21/2021   4:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NafsAsp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That's very impressive erilaz, I imagine postcards pre 1900 tend to be hard to find! I live in "The Old Post Office" in a rural SW England village, took 6 months to find a stamp with the matching cancellation stamp then it popped up in a otherwise not too great job lot of 1,000 stamps. Almost missed it! I'm guessing not too many postcards from Anjouan?
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Posted 02/21/2021   5:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Classic Coins to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


Sounds like you're having a lot of fun with it.

Beware of CSA reprints:

https://www.trishkaufmann.com/confe...line?page=24
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Posted 02/21/2021   8:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hoosierboy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
NafsAsp,

Collecting for the enjoyment of collecting, whatever that might be, is the name of the game. Don't hesitate to ask questions especially if you need basic information and especially more advanced sources of information for any possible topic. You should be able to find folks on this board a little further along on their collecting journey glad to share experiences.

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Posted 02/22/2021   06:20 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add angore to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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Posted 02/22/2021   11:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add erilaz to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
I'm guessing not too many postcards from Anjouan?

That's actually one of the spaces I've already managed to fill.

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