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Member postings for Paul Davey 1

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Thread: Gb Stamp valuation
08/07/2018 17:41:14

Hi Lee - not enough info here I'm afraid. Need to know country, what there is and in what condition (mint / used). You may find it easier to consult a dealer.

Thread: 1945 Singaporean Stamps
04/07/2018 22:55:02

I suggest posting a scan. Plenty of threads on here telling you how to do it (create album post to album & add link in thread).

Thread: Maltese watermark question
29/06/2018 16:24:25

If you don't believe me try:

insights/stamp-collecting-basics/2000/july/check-watermarks-to-identify-valuable-stamps-.html >**LINK**

I chose a site in North American specially!


27/06/2018 17:00:50

Hi Carmen

most stamp catalogues show the watermark as seen from the front of the stamp. Of course most of us view it from the back, however printers regard the front of a sheet of paper as the one they should print on and the front is the side that shows the watermark correctly. From this perspective your stamp is the right way round. sad If it were the other way it would be described as reversed.

Note too that "inverted" means the CA and crown would be upside down when the printing is the right way up. (hope that makes sense!)

To confuse matters inverted, reversed is also possible!


Thread: Stamp Valuation Please?
17/06/2018 17:44:12

Welcome Nakita

This stamp was often badly centred. I am not convinced you would get e certificate to confirm it is truly imperf. A scan of the stamp at 600dpi would help!

The lilac stamp is a cut-out from a postal stationery card. May have a little more value than the average cut-out as it is, assuming my eyes are working, 4 Oct 1870, a very early use.


Thread: How do you mount large blocks?
15/05/2018 23:43:45


I mount sheets of 200 stamps on pages up to A1. The extra large Transparol (Herma) corners which I use to mount covers work equally well for sheets, just cut the corners off to reduce the risk of bending a corner. Artists shops sell portfolios and plastic covers to make storage simple, though not massively cheap!. When I want a printed heading or details I do it on ordinary paper and stick it in place. Arrows to point out specific varieties in the middle of a block can be stuck to the plastic cover.

Always interested to learn others techniques!

Thread: Can anyone identify these?
27/04/2018 19:30:44

Overprints were produced by the Japanese occupying forces and are, indeed, Hong Kong print. The Peking print were not used for these.


Thread: Cancelled to Order + Mint Pairs
26/04/2018 19:29:25

Hi Doug, welcome.

unusual? Yes. Of interest? Maybe to someone, but not to most collectors I suspect. Special term? Not to my knowledge. If you had a cooperative sub-postmaster this was always possible to arrange, despite the fact it wasn't really allowed.

On the positive side, split the pairs and you have a mint set and a fine used set!

You can still use the decimal ones of course.

Thread: Mexican stamp verification
26/04/2018 19:21:45

Welcome Richard.

much better to post a scan of the item in question. Also which catalogue are you using? In SG, the catalogue used by most collectors in the UK, there is no 735b. I wouldn't say that Mexico has more fakes than many other places. For expensive stamps either find a Mexico specialist (at you local club maybe?) or if they are potentially valuable enough, get a certificate. Search the posts on this forum for certificate and you will find it has been discussed several times.

How to post scans (create an album and then post a link to the item in your post) has also been covered in detail. Please note that a scan is so much better than a photo on a phone! Noboy will opine on genuineness from a phone photo!

Good luck!


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.

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