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Posted 11/25/2022   9:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Athos to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Collecting stamps is very interesting but tricky and not an easy thing. I'm a new guy here although I've been here for some time as a guest. I'm not sure if it is the right spot to introduce myself, so here is a short info... I can't say I'm a collector, because, in my opinion, a collector is somebody knowledgeable and well educated in the subject. I'm quite a rookie in stamps and my story is quite cheesy; my dad is collecting stamps, always has been, he is a member of a philatelic society. I "helped" him from as long as I remember, we put new stamps into albums when he bought them and I always enjoyed it. In addition to his big collection we have a small part of my grandfather's collection, in which we have no idea if there are any good stamps left with us. So I decided to go ahead and begin identifying them. And for some time now I have had so many questions, I decided to join the club and ask these questions.#8232;

This is my first question: I attached a stamp I couldn't find on the internet in this particular color and I started to think that it is a forgery, or envelope cut-out, or something else? Thank you for your help in advance.
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Posted 11/25/2022   9:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome,

Quote:
I can't say I'm a collector, because, in my opinion,


Opinion.
I respectfully disagree.
Anyone with more than 1 stamp in their possession is a "collector"

Your stamp is not genuine,
In my experience, it is a cut out from a dealer's promotion ephemera.
I have seen stamps similar with the coloured perf outline

I have one in my collection somewhere, unable to locate it

No need for anxiety beginning a journey, it's lots of fun,
enjoy the ride, the bumps and errors during the ride, are necessary for advancement.

PS I would keep in my album, under North Borneo, a fun curiosity.
Do not discard.

The real postage stamp is North Borneo Sc#60 1894 2c rose and black
"Malayan Sambar"


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Edited by rod222 - 11/25/2022 9:54 pm
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Posted 11/25/2022   9:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Athos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you, rod222, for welcoming, your opinion about me as a collector ))) and an answer... I agreed, I have the same opinion...
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Posted 11/25/2022   9:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add classic_paper to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here's the original:

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Posted 11/25/2022   10:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Athos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, thank you, classic_paper, I saw it on the internet, I just couldn't find "my" stamp ))
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Posted 11/25/2022   10:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add YbT to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome and you are a collector. You may not be a world class philatelist, but you have stamps, you look at them, have questions, you enjoy it…..you are in the club and none can tell you otherwise.
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Posted 11/25/2022   10:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Athos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you, YbT, I'm glad to be with you guys!
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Posted 11/26/2022   08:58 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hoosierboy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Athos,


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.

My personal bias is a used stamp loses the story of its journey in the postal service when it is removed from the cover it transported to its destination. Collecting postal history adds a whole new aspect to your journey in our hobby.

Wishing you many enjoyable future days in our hobby. Russ
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Edited by hoosierboy - 11/26/2022 08:59 am
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Posted 11/26/2022   10:54 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Athos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you, hoosierboy, for a warm welcoming! You guys will be tired of my questions ))))
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Posted 12/02/2022   10:05 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Callon to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Of course you're a collector! It's funny, I'm also a runner, and I see a similar thought from people who just got into it or run casually or slowly or whatever. They say, "Oh, I'm not really a runner". Do you run, jog, or whatever you prefer to call it? Cool. You're a runner.

It's good to see that the same goes here.
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Edited by Callon - 12/02/2022 10:06 am
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Posted 12/02/2022   3:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Athos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you, Callon! Everyone is so welcoming here, which is amazing... Until I'll ask my million questions which I'm preparing right now )))
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Posted 12/03/2022   07:42 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add littleriverphil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Athos...
With a million questions, it shouldn't take very long before you reach 50 posts.
It is possible that one or more of your questions has been asked here previously, SEARCH is your friend.
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Posted 12/03/2022   09:27 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Athos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you, littleriverphil, for welcoming, and yes, I already found some. What's the milestone with 50 posts?
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Posted 12/03/2022   10:35 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add littleriverphil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
All new members of this discussion board must have 50 posts before they can send or receive email from other members.
It allows the other members an opportunity to get to know you, and you to know the members.
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Posted 12/03/2022   3:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Athos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I see, makes sense, thanks
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