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Thread: old 1952 stamp Queen Elizabeth II.
29/08/2020 22:49:24

Hi Endre, welcome to the forum.

it is known as a "perfin" or perforated initial. They were allowed on stamps owned by a company to identify them as belonging to the company and so if anyone stole them they couldn't use them or redeem them at the Post Office. They were used by thousands of companies in GB and there is a specialised catalogue of them by Tomkins, So not unique and not rare I'm afraid! My library is in storage at them moment or I would look it up and let you know the name of the company.


Thread: The philatelic world of "ODDBALLS"
14/08/2020 09:08:51
Posted by Fred Sellars on 16/04/2020 09:49:22:

With quite a few Belgian stamps of around this time period early1900's, usually with the name Brussels and date you will find these official pre-cancelled versions/varieties.

As to why they were issued in this condition does not appear to make sense as a used stamp could easily be reused again after being soaked off if no other cancel was used. There must have been a reason for the overprint but I do not have a justifiable answer !

Due to this fact I have decided to classify them as "oddballs".img_20200416_090823.jpg

Apologies for delay in replying Fred. My understanding is that these were used by bulk posters - thousands at a time. There was a discount as the post office didn't have to cancel them. I think it was assumed unlikely the local council would collect up enough used ones to reuse on a bulk mailing and they were restricted to one city in one year! Canada and the USA are the two other countries that come to mind with similar items. France just used stamps reading Afranchi Postes without a town.


Thread: Effect of ebay on selling & buying stamps
12/08/2020 08:42:32

Hi David

you could look at Delcampe too. Apart from these big two there are a few more localised equivalents. For example Ricardo in Switzerland covers it all but specialises in Swiss material. You can only sell if you are a Swiss resident but you can buy from anywhere.

A thought - many local stamp clubs still run a circulating packet where members (or non-members depending on the rules of the club) can mount material and it is circulated around the membership. You can often circulate the unsolds around another club. It is slow and sales are usually on the low side but it is easy and amenable to those 10p items!

Good luck!

Thread: Downey block printed on gummed side
15/07/2020 14:05:30

You could, of course, join the RPSL and get two submissions a year for only the handling charge! If you sell you will need a certificate. Any buyer will request one and the auction house are likely to submit it even if they accept it without in the first place. If there is no catalogue value or for a cover for example, the expert committee are pretty good at giving a fair market value. It's a high price item anyway so I would either submit it or go to the next Stampex in Spring and ask a few of the specialist dealers.

15/07/2020 09:02:13

Welcome Paul

Not my field, but - is it in the SG specialised 4 Kings catalogue? I.e. is it a known variety? I think it would need a certificate to sell & with a certificate you might get SG to list it if it is new. Always a better prospect. I would think the value would be thousands, but ultimately for sufficiently rare things you need two wealthy collectors who both want it!

Good luck!

Thread: Identifying a Stamp's Country of Issue
13/07/2020 14:38:53

Anyone interested, check out **LINK**


Thread: Germany
13/07/2020 14:03:23


I think you will always be asked a premium price for the English edition. The 2 vol German ed of 2010 is available for €50 the two from I note.

Michel let you access it online for a monthly fee


Thread: Identifying a Stamp's Country of Issue
13/07/2020 13:42:07

Labels which are not postage or revenue stamps are still collected and many have an interest for philatelists. They are called cinderellas and here is even a club for collectors of such things, be they associated with the anti-TB movement, the red cross, stamp exhibitions, hospital charities or even chocolate!

I admit to being bamboozled about things in my own collection (Chinese cinderellas anyone?) so I don't mind adding to the long list. Keep posting Evan and I can at least add what I can deduce from what's on the screen.

Happy to try to help

12/07/2020 15:57:44

OK - guessing here! CALÇADO is Portuguese for shoe - so either Portugal or Brasil.

Beyond that:

I can't get a meaning for G.N.I.

Sd 2962 is also not obvious!

INDUSTRIAIS DE CALÇADO seems to be footwear industry and GRÉMIONACIONAL appears to translate as Gallery.

Entry ticket to a shoe museum in Lisbon??!!??

11/07/2020 15:01:13

Thailand revenue stamp - simples!

Thread: Old postal cover OHMS
07/06/2020 12:57:02

Great cover for those of us who like the challenge of such things. I would list all the datestamps in order to work out the routes etc. Whilst the "information content" is attractive it has two things going against it in value terms unfortunately. Firstly condition and secondly size. It will take a double size sheet to mount up and annotate. It may not be worth as much as you think sadly. It doesn't look like it will tidy up nicely. Unless you can identify the recipient as "famous" which could make a difference.


Thread: 1841 Penny Red Plate Number
23/05/2020 10:18:40

Hi Andrew

based on Roland Brown (volume 2 out of 5 in this case) which is now available on **LINK**

You can measure a scan at 800dpi and convert the dpi measurements to Roland Brown measurements and use the search function to get the best fits. The link I already provided to the wiki might help if someone has already loaded it. If not then adding it once you know the plate will help everyone else!

Good luck

22/05/2020 15:38:27

Hi Andrew

my friendly expert says plate 77 (die I of course)


22/05/2020 10:58:53

An expert on such things would tell you quickly. Noticeable are missing upper frame line of the NE star and a more unusual, almost missing lower frame of the G square.- I'll ask a friend!

Thread: TORRES fake cover
09/05/2020 13:07:02

Link doesn't work!

Thread: Is my sg8 the rare plate 107?
09/05/2020 13:05:18

Hi Daniel

two places to look:

1) **LINK** but your stamp is not, yet, illustrated for plate 107.

2) if you use facebook, try joining the Queen Victoria - Philately and Postal History of Great Britain group. There are a number of expert platers who inhabit it (including some well known dealers). It is not for buying/selling though! Never found one which was complete and defied plating! An answer often comes in minutes at the moment!


Thread: Remember Stamp Hinges?
03/05/2020 09:44:58

Welcome back to the hobby David!

I still use hinges for used stamps, mint stamps without gum and things already mounted. If they are quality hinges they still come in packets of 500 or 1000 (Stanley Gibbons for example in the UK) so a lot of mounting can be done for a reasonable price! The album pages will cost more so make sure you select acid free paper to preserve them. Sounds like you are US based so I can't suggest brands there I'm afraid.

Watermarks are mentioned on a number of past threads on this forum. Again it depends on the stamps, some are obvious just on a black background, some by holding up to the light at an oblique angle. The various devices out there all have there fans - see what works for you. Many stamp clubs have a Signoscope for example and will lend or rent it to members for a nominal fee. Any collectors locally who would help?

Anyway enjoy it!


20/04/2020 22:05:51

Hi Fred,

the last issue I can find details of is August 1950 - vol5 no 5. It started in 1946 and was published by the Stamp Mirror.


Thread: 1982 Postage Due Labels
20/04/2020 14:52:05

SG GB concise catalogue was my source. Worth getting a copy, but it doesn't need to be the latest edition,


19/04/2020 18:44:08

Hi David

Designed: Sedley Place Design Ltd,

Photo - Harrison

Same designer but printed by Questa for the 1994 set

I think a lot of collections will have more writing up done due to the lockdown. I have just done Sudan postal stationery. Now know what I need!

Have fun


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