Here is a list of all the postings Vera has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Collecting Birds on Stamps|
Here is a perfectly cancelled stamp of a Singapore Western Yellow Wagtail for my Travelling birds map . It arrived today and I see its a 2010 reprint of the 2007 defintive series..which has had numerous reprints for all six stamps of the set. It would be quite a challenge to collect all the reprints. This particular one is labelled 2007F. I also like birds which are cancelled in their own place of residence.
I like the new Falklands set, the designs are clear and uncluttered and Johnny Rook is as handsome as ever ! By clicking on the stamp image you see brilliant detail in the enlarged scan.
Talking about philatelic covers, my friend in India creates his own elaborate covers to match the cache to the stamps. Extra stamps were added on the back to pay the correct registered postage. Fairly stiff card is used to for the cover so this protects any enclosures but would add considerably to the weight , in this case it came to 55gms.
The birds stamps are a Bugun Lioccichla and a Nicobar Megapode.
Edited By Vera on 10/02/2013 13:53:54
Edited By Vera on 10/02/2013 12:44:13
Does anyone know if that $9.35 American Bald Eagle stamp on Alex's special cover above was issued especially for the Challenger Shuttle Launch. It can't be a co-incidence they were both released in the same year?
Thanks, and I was able to read it when I enlarged the image to get the url for the map.
Christmas Island is a territory of Australia, known for the large breeding colonies of Greater Frigatebird and Christmas Island Frigatebird (Fregata andrewsi) . Each Christmas are issued stamps with a humorous illustration featuring Santa and his local helpers, such as the Red Crabs, Green Turtle and Frigtebirds.
Edited By Vera on 10/02/2013 12:23:55
They are special covers indeed Alex and thanks for sharing. If it's OK with you I will add the Swiss birds to the Google map if you can give me the town name
The Bald Eagle, now thats a really flown cover and an excellent use of the stamp
|Thread: Which engravers / engraved stamps do you most admire?|
Prompted by Adrain here are the other two modern engraved stamps from the First series of Taiwan Owls from 2011. Click on this link to see the first two stamps
There could be more intials hidden amongst the feathers
Edited By Vera on 05/02/2013 12:48:57
Time for a bird stamp from Gandon, 1954, and how I wish all bird stamps were engraved.
|Thread: Collecting Birds on Stamps|
Have you seen the recent Taiwan engraved owls on stamps? Four stamps of endemic owls were released in 2011 and a second in 2012. I believe there wil be another set this year 2013. The engravers all left their marks on these stamps..which you can see by scanning at 600dpi ! Here's a couple of them and I do have scans of them all if you want to see more. The magnified lettering on the stamps relates to the names of the engravers, Lin Hong song, Chou Mei Ling, Chen Yu Ling and Huang Lien Tsai. Printed by intaglio on phosphorescent paper.
I'm really keen on travelled birds so here's a couple of the raptors which flew in from Mountain Lakes. I wanted to replace this image for the one in my previous posting .
This is the complete set of the 2012 USA raptor portraits, the names of the birds are easy to read and only the purists really want the Latin name as well.
|Thread: What do you collect?|
I'm doing my best but realized I joined in here to meet other bird stamp collectors, other than Som that is...we are old buddies .
|Thread: Abu Dhabi|
Congratualtions on your beautiful collection so precisely set out. I think the layout is fine, there's plenty of space around each stamp so you can appreciate each beauty. I prefer more write up with stamps as having to check against a catalog isnt always practicle
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