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2dblue

Hi All

 

Obviously, many of us do know each other but i suppose many do not (due to the user ID). As a suggestion, we could use this thread to introduce ourselves.

 

To Start

 

My name is Colin, and I collect Germany, Belgium, Holland, France and a fondness for cindarella's and local posts with a special interest in Belgian Railway stamps.

 

I have a sincere desire to attract more novice collectors (hey I am one myself) to the hobby.

 

enjoy chatting with my peers and learning new things every day.

 

Rgds

 

Colin

 

 

 

:)

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dstorm

Hello Colin

 

I am Jacques – most of the people on BidorBuy know me by first name.

 

The reason for my username is a different story. As Korrie put it, I own a lion disguised as a dog. He is my boss.

 

I enjoy Union, SWA Proofs and SA Railways. Would have loved to know more about SWA Railways, but these items are rare.

 

I think we are all experts and novices at the same time. Seahorsefantic will take one look at an European lot and put a value on it in a few seconds and KennyN will spot a Great Britain shade, while I will stare in amazement. Just read Gabriel1's post on his Boer War Camp cancellation.

 

Stamp collecting / philately / stamp dealing is just too wide for anybody to know it all. I haven't counted, but I am sure that the SACC alone must list well over 5 000 different stamps (varieties, shades perforations, watermarks, excluded). Add postal history and the so-called cinderellas to this number and most other collecting fields become rather simplified. And then add a few hundred thousand stamps listed by Gibbons / Scott / Michel.

 

A gem dealer on BidorBuy has a wonderful post script to his posts, saying that “we teach best what we need to learn mostâ€.

 

Regards

 

Jacques

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gabriel 1

Hi All

 

Steve, Username Gabriel1

 

I have dabbled in most areas over the years, Union, Flight covers, RSA, Varieties, Christmas stamps, signed covers, Rhodesia, Definitives, Postal History etc. etc.

 

I have finally settled down and now only concentrate on Boer War, SA Railways and Postmarks (only SA). These 3 catagories are huge and take up alot of my time. Also research plays a large role in these areas, nothing is ever easy or straight forward. I think of the 3 areas that I am now colecting, postmarks is probably the most involved and difficult to come by (thank goodness for Putzel). Not many dealers hold stocks of postmarks, they say there is not enough demand. I try to tie in my postmarks with my BW and Railways collections which means I am often restricted to dates (period) thus making it even more difficult.

 

That's my lot.

 

Regards

Gabriel1

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seahorsefanatic

Hi Colin, Jacques and everyone else

 

I have enjoyed this forum over the last 6 months and it seems to be going from strength to strength which is great.

 

My collecting areas at the moment are eastern Europe with focus on Poland. I also collect Japan, USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and motorcycles. I have also built up a usefull accumulation of petrol rationing and tax covers over the years.

 

My collection has been helped over many years by superb dealers such as Jacques who always seems to be able to temp me with goodies that he pulls out of the hat at any time. A true magician. Added to this are the fairs and auctions together with the thousands of others the world over and fellow collectors Kenny/Tom/etc who know what you collect and automatically are on the look out for you as a friend. What a great cameraderie between collectors.

 

Our hobby is helped with the sharing of info with interesting topics such as cleaning stamps, interesting notes on Boer war and even khakibos !!! To say that I know 5% of my subject would be arrogant and this is what makes us work together. We may disagree strongly but at the end of the day we are working with a hobby with endless info.

 

Cedric Roche told me an interesting story of a very wealthy collector mant years ago who collected the world in a simplified manner up until 1930. When he died in the fifties he still needed 14 stamps. The punchline to this story is that about 7 of the stamps were valued at less than R10.00 each but could not been found after trying just about every dealer in the world. Goes to show.

 

I hope the topic on cleaning of stamps/rust/cellotape etc carries on for a while as this will always be relevant and helpfull. Education is going to be an on going exercise such as life itself. The only constant is change.

 

To Jacques and Kenny, Moira would like to know if Jimmy Choo's and Laubautin's are also up for discussion in this forum.

 

David

 

NB Am I able to put in a telephonic bid on the Saturday Fair's while on honeymoon ? Surely there should be a special concession for us where someone like Kenny could bid on those elusive Mongolian proofs or Machin delights or the odd 50kg box of date stamp cards ?

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dstorm

Hello

 

Moira would like to know if Jimmy Choo's and Laubautin's are also up for discussion in this forum.

 

What? Are these forgeries? Like Sperrati or Binda? If yes then definitely!

 

Regards

 

Jacques

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kennyn

Hello seahorse fanatic and dstorm

Great idea to include these two new categories.I include them sure we can include them in the exhibition.

Jacques,I am not sure about the forgery status.I am in the food game and I have heard of Topper Chews and Milky Chews,but this new line Jimmy Chews,mmn,dont know about that.

Dave,as for this low bottoms,even more concern.Must be talking about us whisky drinkers

 

Cheers

Kenny

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librashares

Introduction

 

I have been a lurker on the forum since 2000 and have learnt a lot and laughed even more. It is further evidence of the generous nature of the majority of collectors who are eager to share their knowledge.

I will in future participate when I think I know better!

I collect Postage stamps bearing the £

symbol, and have an interest in Transvaal, Union, and RSA.

Keep it up!

Charles.

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Johnny_AA

Good Evening all:

 

My names John

 

I am a new addition to the BoB Philately group. My interests are TVL,COGH, Natal & OFS / ORC. With a specific interest in reveues.

I to can say I have been reading all the posts, every night. And enjoyed tremendously the advice given, and the humerous stories told.

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dstorm

Hello Charles!

 

Welcome. I am glad you finally came out of the closet.

 

Just when I thought I have seen it all. I like your Avatar! A Transvaal stamp with the Head of King GEORGE V. Who printed it? Speratti, or perhaps the dealer with the fast sounding name? Or is it some kind of Inter-Provincial issue?

 

I will in future participate when I think I know better!

 

Do not be too modest. You are in good company. We all think that we know better.

 

Regards

 

Jacques

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dstorm

Hello John!

 

Welcome to the ONLY stamp society in the RSA with a growing membership. We have no chairman, no treasurer and no secretary. But we do have ORDINARY members. I did once apply to be VICE chairman, but had no response from anybody.

 

I note your collecting field. You too are in good company – you should buy from me. Gabriel1, KennyN and Clinton will confirm that I regularly (OK, I admit: always) sell Southern Africa Revenues at a loss on the Wednesday Crazy Auctions!

 

Regards

 

Jacques

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Robcol

NEW AT SELLING STAMPS

 

Hi,

Please call me Robcol, as per my user name. My mother has given me her vast collection of postal stamps, as well as some revenue stamps. I am in the process of sorting through them, and will gradually sell them on Bid or Buy. As I am going along, I am learning all the time about stamps, and must admit, thoroughly enjoying myself. I do have the Stanley Gibbons Commonwealth catalogue and The South African Stamp Colour Catalogue, which are about two years outdated. I am using these books to try and get some indication of what the stamp is worth, but am unsure of what to list the stamp on Bid or Buy for. Any suggestions.

 

A lot of my stamps date back to the late 1800's, early 1900's. I have a lot of Commonwealth, Union of S.A., SWA, Bechualand, etc used stamps. I also have a lot of new Bophutswana, SWA, etc sets of stamps.

 

I have yet to sort through all my foreign stamps, of which I have numerous. A lot of the stamps are very old, so I will doing a lot of homework looking into the history of these various stamps.

 

Anyway, thats all for now, and I would appreciate it if anyone could give me any advise on how to tackle my project of selling stamps.

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dstorm

Hello Robcol

 

Thanks for joining the Stamp Forum.

 

Your current catalogues should be fine for the time being.

 

Unfortunately the catalogue is only a very (rather extremely) basic guide. Condition plays a very big role, while current supply and demand is also a huge factor.

 

Perhaps you should try the Crazy Wednesday Auction. Start at R1-00 (pay the extra R5-00 for a premium listing) and see what happens.

 

(Un) Fortunately, selling stamps are not the same as selling tins of baked beans where you can just look at a list and price accordingly.

 

It takes time...winning....and losing....and then mostly winning.

 

Regards

 

Jacques

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robmac1

This forum is great! I read it often. I'm sure there is much to learn. I tend to read the threads but prefer to remain a lurker for fear of getting 'emotionally involved' in discussions.

 

I collect postal history, worldwide, particularly from 1930s 1940s 1950s. Unfortunately I find there is very little postal history on bob. Either that or I cannot actually find it because I don't have time to wade through thousands of stamps and first day covers in each country category in order to find the elusive piece of postal history. Nevertheless, I will continue to do daily 'New Item' searching in the hope of finding something special. I have already found one or two great items, including transpacific airmail.

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sheann

Have a great day !

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sheann

Hi !

 

My name is Sheila; I collect Southern Africa from the Equator down, railways, postal history & Boer War.

My other hobby is reading; with all that I must say I spend about 70% of my time working with figures - the ones with an R in front of them - don't get me wrong - NOT as a hobby !

( Cuan, please note - I isn't shouting = I is jus' emphasising )

 

I have made some good friends on BoB and have learnt a lot from the BoB-mob. I do not believe there is anyone who can claim to ever know "everything" about any section of Philately, 'cos you never know when I am going to find that envelope (with letter, of course !) that Cousin Harry sent to Ou Tante Koba in 1845 !! So, folks, carry on with the teaching.

 

Have a wonderful day

Sheila

 

BTW, I am 62, have a daughter, a son-in-law & two teenage grandsons. Do I get the prize, Jacques ?

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sheann

Hi !

 

My name is Sheila; I collect Southern Africa from the Equator down, railways, postal history & Boer War.

My other hobby is reading; with all that I must say I spend about 70% of my time working with figures - the ones with an R in front of them - don't get me wrong - NOT as a hobby !

( Cuan, please note - I isn't shouting = I is jus' emphasising )

 

I have made some good friends on BoB and have learnt a lot from the BoB-mob. I do not believe there is anyone who can claim to ever know "everything" about any section of Philately, 'cos you never know when I am going to find that envelope (with letter, of course !) that Cousin Harry sent to Ou Tante Koba in 1845 !! So, folks, carry on with the teaching.

 

Have a wonderful day

Sheila

 

BTW, I am 62, have a daughter & two teenage grandsons. Do I get the prize, Jacques ?

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dstorm

Hello Sheila

Thanks for joining in!

I will definitely award you a prize for coining the term BoB-mob. Whether the others (including BidorBuy) will agree is a different thing.

Regards

Jacques

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gabriel 1

Jacques

 

Give Sheila the prize.

 

Gabriel1

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dstorm

Hello Gabriel1

I have no problem with handing out the prize to Sheila, but what was it again?

Regards

Jacques

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gabriel 1

Block of 4 used NZASM stamps, I think.

 

Regards

Gabriel1

 

PS Sheila, if you get them, which I doubt, I will take a pair off you, just name your price

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nine974

Himself

 

Hello to all collectors

Mi name is Gerard and i live on Reunion island . I dont collect stamps but coins . I am incribe on this forum because i have many stamps for to swapp with coins . I have also many officials FDC for Moscox JO 1980.

good collection for all members

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qball
Hello to all collectors

Mi name is Gerard and i live on Reunion island . I dont collect stamps but coins . I am incribe on this forum because i have many stamps for to swapp with coins . I have also many officials FDC for Moscox JO 1980.

good collection for all members

 

Please note, we do not allow swopping on the site, all items must be listed for sale.

 

Thank you

Cuan

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nine974
Please note, we do not allow swopping on the site, all items must be listed for sale.

 

Thank you

Cuan

Hello Cuan

I am sorry

Gerard

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Beyers Herbst

(At the risk of sounding like an introduction at an AA meeting)... Hi, my name is Beyers Herbst and I am new to stamp collecting.

 

I'm interested in South African sports themes, and where possible, only collect mint control blocks and miniature sheets. The idea is to eventually extend my collection to include the whole of Africa.

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lilythepink

Welcome to the forum, Beyers. Hope you'll spend many happy hours learning, laughing (and occasionally crying!) with the rest of us here. :)

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