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Stamps Category Revamp

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Good Morning,



As you may have noticed the Stamps category has undergone a revamp.


The purpose of these changes is to help our sellers when listing items and help our buyers find exactly what they are looking for.



The main changes are as follows:





Buyers can now filter for stamp quality:

  • Used
  • Unused
  • Mint (Never Hinged)
  • Cover




Buyers can now filter for stamp format:

  • Single
  • Block
  • Sheet
  • Cover
  • Plate Block
  • Pair
  • First Day Cover


Issuing Year/Period


Buyers can now filter for stamp issuing year:

  • Pre- 1800's
  • 1800s
  • 1900-1950
  • Post- 1950


Great Britain- users can filter by period:

  • Victoria
  • Edward VII
  • George V
  • Edward VIII
  • George VI
  • Elizabeth II


New Categories:




  • Algeria
  • Benin
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Chad
  • Congo
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Mauritius
  • Morocco
  • Nigeria
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda



  • Brunei
  • Maldives
  • Pakistan
  • Singapore
  • Sri Lanka



  • Albania
  • Belarus
  • Bulgaria
  • Cyprus
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Lichtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Monaco
  • Norway
  • San Marino
  • Serbia
  • Ukraine


Great Britain:

  • England
  • Northern Ireland
  • Scotland
  • Wales
  • Other Great Britain


Middle East:

  • Georgia


Worldwide & Collections


Worldwide & Collections and Bulklots & Thematic Collections have been amalgamated




These changes should make navigation better and improve the overall user experience.


If you spot any problems or have any suggestions for future changes, feel free to post on the forum.



Please note:


This may affect users who make use of Bulkload CSV files for listing their items as category IDs may have changed. Please refer to the category list at the link below for more information.






If you have any queries about this, please feel free to reply to this message or email hello@bidorbuy.co.za.



Edited by GabyG23

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I see SWA has disappeared,please bracket with namibia as you have done with rhodesia and zimbabwe.

I would like to see a seperate category for POSTAL HISTORY,

Also a seperate category for varieties,with sub category for covers,and sub category for stamps so the sellers can list the varieties of covers and stamps seperately

Perhaps a category for revenue stamps and cinderellas may also be considered,where sub categories would then be union sa,rsa and rest of world for ease of listing and search

Lastly i think thematic stamps are becoming extremely popular and deserve a seperate category,with sub categories not per country of issue but as groups,birds,wildlife ,reptiles,transport etc

please consider the above as i think this will improve the categories for sellers and buyers


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Jacques Kuun

Hello my fellow JUNIOR MEMBER (I see, you are still short of your 40 000 positive ratings).


Although I am not currently a seller on BOB, I fully agree with you, especially as far as the SWA section is concerned (I believe that the total catalogue value ratio of SWA agaiinst Namibia must be a few thousand to one)


. Keep well Neil.



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