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Member postings for Billy Broadland

Here is a list of all the postings Billy Broadland has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.

Thread: My collection advice
20/03/2018 19:41:36

Yes, we would be pleased to see them and give you any advice we can.

Thread: A new method for self-adhesive stamp removal...
20/03/2018 19:39:52

Gillian, if I have any stamp on piece nowadays that I think may be a problem to soak off, I leave it on.

Having, over the years, messed up several stamps by trying to remove them, I now just neatly trim them and put them in a stamp amount.

Perhaps this doesn't meet with the approval of the traditionalists but it at least stops me getting frustrated.

Thread: How to number stamps from a Miniature Sheet?
14/03/2018 19:58:37

I generally use S G "Collect British Stamps" to number my collection.

I now have a few used ones from miniature sheets that I want to put into albums.

Do individual stamps have an S G number.

For instance 2002 "Astronomy" miniature sheet has four different stamps in it.

The sheet is numbered MS2315. What are the individual stamps numbered?

Thread: Does this forum permit signatures on posts...
14/03/2018 19:38:41

I would suggest Pauls idea. Have a word document in "albums" and just click the icon for image to add to the post.

I have been through settings and can't see another way to do it unless we have a "techie" on the board.

Thread: Change Screen Name, Can I Do It?
06/03/2018 17:46:48

It worked then !! yes

05/03/2018 19:58:42

Try going into settings, then click on "My Profile" and you will see a box for nickname.

Hope that works.

Thread: So does anyone else have a "Stamp Patron"? :-)
05/03/2018 19:30:00

Just another thought. Approvals were very popular in Britain when I was a lot younger but I had almost forgotten about them until Carmen mentioned them.

Do they still exist in Britain today?

Thread: Moderation of this forum- Is There any??
05/03/2018 19:10:51

That's the one. I find it a real shame the way some people behave on the forum.

There are a lot of knowledgeable members but I feel that a lot of collectors do not contribute more for fear of being "shot down in flames".

Let's hope that never happens on this forum.

04/03/2018 19:50:54

Was that the one run by the people "down under".

Thread: So does anyone else have a "Stamp Patron"? :-)
04/03/2018 19:49:10

You are lucky to have a stamp patron!

The only free stamps I receive at the moment are on letters into the house and they are few and far between.

I am fortunate that a village near me holds a stamp & postcard auction three times a year. It is a bit hit and miss with the quality of the lots but sometimes a few goodies come up.

My other main source of stamps at present is ebay. I know ebay gets a lot of bad press for stamps but I think if you are careful, know your subject and don't get carried away with the bidding it can be a useful place to look for stamps.

Thread: Faded or Part missing colour?
04/03/2018 19:40:54

Just looked in a couple of G.B. catalogues and couldn't see any "missing colour" errors for the above stamp.

It looks like a missing colour but scans can be very deceptive. It could of course be "faded".

Thread: A question about GB stamp issues
03/03/2018 19:20:20

Good question Carmen and a good answer Alex.

What confuses a lot of people is that Great Britain in stamp terms contains Northern Ireland but really the correct term is The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Just to confuse things even more I have just looked up what "The British Isles" means and this includes Ireland.

How do tourists get on trying to understand this set up.

Thread: Moderation of this forum- Is There any??
24/02/2018 18:49:30

On another stamp forum there is a section called something like " no question is too basic or silly".

If there are people reading this who think their question is too basic please ask it. I am sure we have enough members to try to answer any question for beginners or people who are interested in another aspect of stamp collecting.

Thread: A new method for self-adhesive stamp removal...
24/02/2018 18:42:15

Hi Carmen

Nice to have you back contributing. I would suggest the use of "very hot" water should be limited to low value modern stamps.

Hot water can have unfortunate results on older stamps and ink cancellations.

For stamps with gum I generally just use tepid water and a lot of patience. Because of my type of collection I don't usually get involved with self-adhesive stamps.

Thread: Faded or Part missing colour?
07/02/2018 18:43:07

Thanks Alex.

As you say there would be no pink anywhere if it were a missing colour.

Printers waste must be a bit of a security problem. Wonder if any of the printers are stamp collectors?

06/02/2018 14:46:48

These stamps are from the G.B. 1980 Christmas set.

The stamp on the left is the usual stamp.

The stamp on the right has some of the pink missing.

Do you think this has faded or is it a part missing colour?

The scan does not show the difference as well as seeing the stamps.

colour change.jpeg

Thread: Moderation of this forum- Is There any??
06/02/2018 14:36:44

Gillian & Other members.

The only way we will keep this forum alive is by everybody contributing something.

I know some people on forums don't think they know enough to join in but I am sure we appreciate every contribution. APART FROM THE SCAMMERS!!

I am just going to post an item about I colour change on a G.B. stamp.

Billy

Thread: Help to identify Argentina stamps
31/01/2018 19:04:16

Hi Mark

These look like fiscal or revenue stamps so you probably won't find them in standard catalogues.

There are specialised books on these sort of stamps but they are rather difficult to get hold of.

Billy

Thread: Perfin - how does it affect the value of the stamp
31/01/2018 19:01:26

Trevor

Your collection should be whatever you want it to be. I think that a perfin is a valid stamp that could be used postally.

I have a small collection of perfins and to me they are just part of my collection.

A few people turn their noses up at items like perfins but that is their opinion.

Collect whatever you like to collect.

Billy

Thread: game of thrones
17/01/2018 16:12:28

Oh Trevor you are cynical!!

I can't believe R.M. would issue sets of stamps just to raise revenue!!

The only stamps I receive these days are from overseas sellers from ebay.

I stopped collecting G.B. new issues about twenty years ago, my pockets weren't that deep!!

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