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Member postings for Roos Philately

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Thread: Vatican Stamp Engravers
11/01/2019 21:43:36

Hi Trevor,

That would be fantastic. Look forward to hearing what reference material he uses for Vatican stamps.

My favourite stamp engravers are Czeslaw Slania and Albert Decaris.



11/01/2019 06:31:53

Hi Trevor,

I am aware that some catalogues have who designed and engraved which stamp, unfortunately I do not have a catalogue for the Vatican

Also, I do enjoy reading through the Stamp Engravers blog as well.

Thanks for you response


10/01/2019 22:58:21

Hello all,

I was going through a small collection of stamps from the Vatican City and a few of them caught my eye. This lead me to try and find a list of engravers who engraved stamps for the Vatican.

Unfortunately my research has failed me and I was wondering if anyone here new of a list or could share a list here.



Thread: Help with identifying Greece Hermes
29/08/2013 23:39:20

Thanks Michael

I am not very good with depicting Colours, luckily my wife if pretty good at it.

Once I work out the colour I guess that will help with what year this stamp was released.


29/08/2013 11:01:53

Thanks for this info Michael.

I am thinking of selling this stamp on ebay, just wondering what would be the best description to put on it. Oh and I will be starting this at .99c.


29/08/2013 01:25:26

Thanks for your assistance Michael. I have just been looking at my 2009 Scotts catalogue and I am unable to locate this stamp for 1880-86 series.

Here are the pages from Scotts I have. I was just wondering if you can point me in the right direction from these pages.



Thanks in advance


28/08/2013 00:05:14
Posted by jayemcee on 27/08/2013 15:24:16:

There is a pile of information about the Large Hermes heads (the first Greek stamps) at

this site

I have had a look at that site as well but it was also confusing, well for me anyway.


28/08/2013 00:04:13
Posted by Adrian on 27/08/2013 13:50:33:

Roos, I have no time at the moment but when I do I'll have a look in my Greek catalogues and see if I can find out a bit more about your stamp. There are several printings from several printers I believe, so it is a bit of a minefield, but maybe we can narrow it down a bit!

Thanks Adrian. I look forward to reading your findings.


27/08/2013 12:48:33

I found this stamp in a bulk lot I bought quite a while a go and only now going through it.

I also have Scott catalogue and noticed all the different plate etc. I am not sure how to determine which one it is though.

27/08/2013 12:00:58

I have just come across this stamp from Greece. I don't collect Greece so this is well out of my collecting interest.

I was just wondering if someone can me to identify this stamp with a CV.

greece front.jpg

greece back.jpg

Thanks in advance


Thread: It's a boy!
18/08/2013 06:57:10

Here is the sheetlet of 10 that Australia Post has released.

2013 australia birth of prince george souvenir sheetlet of 10 mnh.jpg

Thread: What do you collect?
18/08/2013 06:52:32

I collect Australian, Australian Antarctic Territory, British Commonwealth upto and including 1970 and a engraver with the name of Slania.

I am also thinking of collecting France as I do enjoy looking at the engraving work on there stamps.

Thread: Elizabethan stamps
17/08/2013 13:53:40

I recently purchased a small lot of Hong Kong stamps and decided to do some searching for varieties.

I have managed to find one which is listed in my 1973 Elizabethan Catalogue.

The variety I found was on the 1954-62 Hong Kong 30c Grey Queen Elizabeth II with the Joined Jewels Variety. The variety is on the top stamp on the right crown where the Jewels at the foot of the crown are joined to the main part of the crown, by a grey-coloured flaw.

This variety in my 1973 Elizabethan Catalogue has a CV of £1.40 Mint and no CV for used. If anyone has a more current Elizabethan Catalogue can you please help with a CV.


1954-62 hong kong 30c queen elizabeth ii with joined jewels variety.jpg


1954-62 hong kong 30c queen elizabeth ii with joined jewels variety close up.jpg

Edited By Roos Philately on 17/08/2013 13:54:18

Edited By Roos Philately on 17/08/2013 13:54:51

Thread: Collecting King George VI
17/08/2013 13:39:19

This is my first post, so I do appologise if it doesn't work.

One of my favourite King George VI stamps is this 1945 Nyasaland 20/- Badge of Nyasaland.

1945 nyasaland 20/- kgvi.jpg

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