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Member postings for Paul Davey 1

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Thread: Subscription query
28/03/2018 23:23:55

Whe I read this post and scroll right down to the bottom there is a link for subscriptions. Do you not see this? If not let me know and I can email you the link.

Paul (not a member of staff!)

Thread: What Price a letter?
22/03/2018 20:37:13

Let us know! I am travelling back to UK on Sunday & have a couple of things to post when I get there. Since I use old stamps........

In the past, Revenue Protection have granted a couple of days leeway for things in the system to clear. I assume they still will....

Thread: My collection advice
22/03/2018 19:26:34

Hi Mark

I took a look at your images. It is better if you load them into an album on this site and link them directly. Some people don't trust unknown urls in a post! Details are in previous posts.

What I can see is that condition is an issue. The catalogue value which someone has written on some of the pages is for fine condition items. The 1d black looks OK, with three sides not cut into (called 3 margined). So the value will much depend on - is the stamp thinned? Is the paper a uniform thickness with no patches where an old hinge has been removed? If you hold it up to the light, the only thing you should see is the watermark. The colour also looks a bit uneven but the picture is a bit blurred. I suggest using a scanner then it is flat and all in focus.

Some, particularly on the first page, are cut out from postal stationery and have very little value, if any! It is a rare piece of postaal stationery where there is much value attached to a cutout.

I hope this helps


Edited By Paul Davey 1 on 22/03/2018 19:27:36

Thread: Does this forum permit signatures on posts...
14/03/2018 18:17:00

Could save a picture to an album and insert it after each post?

Thread: Getting the Forum word out...
08/03/2018 18:32:42

Perhaps the best way to go would be to persuade Stamp Magazine to take proper ownership again and advertise it in the magazine?

Thread: Change Screen Name, Can I Do It?
05/03/2018 19:57:51

Hi Craig

us mods can't change members details. I would try going to settings, click on the profile tab and enter a nickname in the first box you see. Hit save! If it doesn't work we might spot something else!


Thread: So does anyone else have a "Stamp Patron"? :-)
05/03/2018 19:49:13

Hi Billy

there are a number of advertisers for approvals in our patrons magazine.

One option for such an equivalent service is to join a club specialising in your area of interest. They often have circulating packets of members material for sale, taking a percentage for club funds. Many local societies do the same and pass on packets by hand so no postage! In either case you commit to pass it on to the next member on the list promptly, pay promptly and double check you maths!

I ran a packet for a large specialist society for a good number of years. Six circuits with around 25 members per circuit. £1000 per packet when they started. Sales between 30% and a record 97%! Stuff that went on one circuit could be remounted and sent on another and still had good sales.

Not all are as good but worth trying.


03/03/2018 18:05:40

Hi Carmen

I have to say my collection has headed more towards postal history than stamps per se with the exception of pre 1950 China. I have an accumulation of other countries though which will, I hope, help me to run my hobby when I am a pensioner! Most come from dealers and the local club.

Edited By Paul Davey 1 on 03/03/2018 18:05:52

Edited By Paul Davey 1 on 03/03/2018 18:06:25

Thread: German stamps query
20/02/2018 21:12:17

From the net: "1864 Hamburg German States. Charles Van Diemen Private Die 3gr. Local City Post". So a local which many folk would class as a cinderella.

Thread: Perfin - how does it affect the value of the stamp
01/02/2018 21:23:52


I have seen one collector who mounts perfins on fluorescent bright green slips of paper. So long as the holes are not blind it is remarkably effective. When is is a green stamp, pink fluorescent paper is the choice.


Thread: Moderation of this forum- Is There any??
01/02/2018 21:19:52

I think the original plan of Stamp Magazine was to drop this forum. They were persuaded to keep it going but have little incentive to police it. As a mod I can delete individual posts but not the people who post them. I also have a real job!

I agree that it needs addressing though.

Thread: Game of thrones iron throne, misprinted/error stamps value?
31/01/2018 22:11:18

Hi Jack

if these are printing errors rather than minor non-constant varieties, the value much depends on what they look like. If you can add a scan (much better than a photo on a phone) then we can judge. Search the forum for ways to add a picture (create an album, upload a picture then link to it)


Thread: Perfin - how does it affect the value of the stamp
30/01/2018 23:07:25


perfins tend to reduce the value of an otherwise decent stamp. I regard them as properly used rather than damaged, others have a different opinion! You have seen the effect it has on the price of, particularly, high values.

as with all such things - beauty is in the eye of the beholder!


Thread: New member looking for advice
18/01/2018 19:13:28

Hi Nick

There is a regular stamp fair in Beverley according to the internet and there is a Beverley Stamp Club. No web site, but your local library would have contact details. They would, I'm sure, be pleased to take a look and advise.

Alternatively there is a two day fair at York racecourse on 19-20 this month, (ie starting tomorrow!) details, times etc can be found at: **LINK**. Most dealers would take a look and suggest what next.

Good luck!


Thread: Norge 5 ore imperforate
19/12/2017 20:53:20

Hi Bobby

I reckon it is a postal stationery cut-out. I am in a different country to my catalogue - so no further info for a couple of weeks!


Thread: Antigua sg16
14/12/2017 20:19:58

In the same catalogue quoted above, used is £11.00

Yours looks nice, albeit with disturbed gum


13/12/2017 20:34:34

2013 SG Commonwealth 1840-1970 says £200. This is for good colour, good centering, lightly mounted with original gum, no pulled perfs of course. Including a scan would help!


Thread: Perfin ID please . Anyone still out there ?
08/12/2017 17:52:41

Hi Trev - I'm still here, but I would look at Tomkins too so I can't id it for you. Any legible cancel or part which might help?

Seems like Stamp Magazine doesn't want to police its own Forums so spam remains and the spammers are not removed from membership. As a mod I can delete individual posts but not the whole thread or the miscreants who post to them. Unless it is moderated better by the owner I fear it will become so spam heavy nobody else will visit.

Shame. Ho hum


Thread: Nigeria stamp query
21/11/2017 20:17:39

I got that far with Kano, but I can't find any mention of a local post on the www which I would expect. Any specialists out there?

Thread: Machines and stamp packs
11/11/2017 17:09:13

Hi Bill - welcome to the forum.

The packs shown in your link are Presentation Packs. Virtually all issues from Royal Mail come out in packs and some people still collect them. Of course the stamps are valid for postage so if you bought them you could still use the contents on the Christmas cards this year! They are sold from the Bureau or from some Post Offices.

Arnold Machin was the designer of the image of the Queen which first appeared in the 1960s and continues in use to this day, thus best seen on definitives.


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