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Member postings for Billy Broadland

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Thread: "Via Andes" on Chilean cover.
01/04/2019 15:32:10

Thanks Alex.

That makes sense, what confused me at first is that Valparaiso is on the coast so why go over the Andes? But it's a long trip across the Pacific then across Asia and Europe.


26/03/2019 16:05:31

Can anyone explain what "Via Andes" refers to on this Chilean cover.

I know the Andes are a range of mountains in South America but can't see the significance of this on the cover.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

via andes.jpeg

Thread: GB Slogans
17/11/2018 11:44:14

New slogan to celebrate a great swim.

Letter also proves that 1st class mail works in Norfolk.


Thread: Sainsbury's Christmas cover.
14/11/2018 10:03:59

sainsburys cover.jpegInteresting to see Sainsbury's are issuing their own stamps!

Thread: GB Illustrated Special Event Covers & Handstamp Postmarks
14/11/2018 09:53:48
Posted by Geoff CHILDS on 08/11/2018 06:37:59:

Postmark of the Day
2012_The World's Oldest Football League Club 150 years Bridgeford Nottingham
Geoff (GBCC)

2012_the worlds oldest football league club 150 years bridgeford nottingham_18372.jpg

One of my other interests is football. The postmark doesn't give the name of the club. I assume it's Notts County who were formed in 1862.

Thread: Stamp cancellation by pen
07/09/2018 15:15:02

I don't know about a pen cancellation, that looks more like a paint brush job.

Thread: Is this SG35a?
07/09/2018 15:11:50


Is the plate number shown on the stamp?

Thread: Help and Advice
14/08/2018 19:07:32

I agree with Paul on this one, treat with care. They seem to come from the Ukraine.

Not anyone I have heard of before.

On the website it is difficult to get any real contact details.

I would put in a couple of low bids and see what happens.

If you do go ahead please let us have some feedback. Could be an interesting new site.

Thread: Stamp cancellation by pen
03/08/2018 15:42:19

Hi and welcome to the forum.

This subject has been aired on this forum and many other websites numerous times.

Many collectors, myself included, have contacted Royal mail requesting the use of date stamps in preference to a biro or felt tipped cancellation.

If you are lucky enough to get a reply it will probably be along the lines of " the stamp has to be canceled so it cannot be reused."

We don't mind the stamp being canceled with a proper cancellation but to be defaced to me is just laziness.

However there are some in the hobby who now consider this type of cancellation to be part of postal history.

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".

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