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Member postings for Gillian Hutchinson

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Thread: Stamp collection
20/02/2021 09:11:30

Is anyone in the family interested in taking over the collection, Diane? If not, maybe someone at the local stamp club?

I volunteered in a charity shop pre-Covid and someone donated a stamp album and its stamps. We sold it at a fairly low price - I can't remember how much, maybe under a fiver.

Gillian

Thread: Gummed Stamps
04/02/2021 09:18:38

My son gave me a selection of stamps for Christmas. Some of them were gummed and mounted on backing paper. I didn't want to stick them into an album as though I was putting them on a letter, so I just mounted them with the backing paper still on. How do other people mount these kind of stamps?

Gillian

Thread: Greetings Booklet Stamps?
03/02/2021 20:06:59

Thanks for the information guys.

Gillian

15/01/2021 12:31:02

What are greetings booklets stamps please?

Thanks.

Gillian

Thread: Bequeathing stamp albums
19/12/2020 15:26:31

With all the postings about the younger generations not being interested in stamps, I've been wondering to whom you would consider passing on your stamp albums and other philatelic possessions or have you got that far in your thinking about your possessions? I'm afraid my answer is, I have no idea, I'll probably give the responsibililty to one of my children.

Gillian

Thread: GB Stamps: Latest Issues
23/11/2020 20:12:57

I've been looking at the new GB stamps which have recently been issued.

I have no interest whatever in Star Trek, apart from looking at it in passing with mild curiosity when hubby (a big fan) is watching it.

I don't particularly enjoy stained glass window art, so am not particularly drawn to the Christmas issues. No doubt I'll save one of each if they come with Christmas cards, but won't be going out of my way to buy them.

I do like the pictures of the 'Brilliant Bugs'. Those stamps look like the sort of thing kids in my generation would have collected and learned from. I wonder if today's generation of kids would be interested?

Gillian

Thread: GB Illustrated Special Event Covers & Handstamp Postmarks
19/09/2020 14:57:18
Posted by Geoff CHILDS on 03/07/2020 07:42:33:

Postmark of the day
1982_Dedication of New Life-boat Newbiggin by the Sea Northd
Geoff (GBCC) www.gbcovercollector.co.uk

1982_dedication of new life-boat newbiggin by the sea northd_5275.jpg

This reminds me of someone I used to know many years ago who was from Newbiggin-by-the Sea. I visited her one weekend when I was living in Liverpool. Nice town.

Gillian

19/09/2020 14:57:17
Posted by Geoff CHILDS on 03/07/2020 07:42:33:

Postmark of the day
1982_Dedication of New Life-boat Newbiggin by the Sea Northd
Geoff (GBCC) www.gbcovercollector.co.uk

1982_dedication of new life-boat newbiggin by the sea northd_5275.jpg

This reminds me of someone I used to know many years ago who was from Newbiggin-by-the Sea. I visited her one weekend when I was living in Liverpool. Nice town.

Gillian

11/09/2020 09:19:09

You're welcome Geoff.

Thread: Identifying a Stamp's Country of Issue
22/08/2020 15:26:07

Your post didn't 'bamboozle' me Evan and I don't think you made any mistakes. You just wanted to know the id of what looked like a stamp. Maybe someone found it, thought it was a stamp and put it with their collection and you subsequently acquired it? That's all just conjecture - I don't know that much about stamps - I definitely hadn't come across cinderellas until I joined some stamp forums online.

Please don't go away!

Gillian

Thread: Remember Stamp Hinges?
21/07/2020 11:32:38

Some text seems to be missing here?

Gillian

Thread: GB Illustrated Special Event Covers & Handstamp Postmarks
02/07/2020 12:16:10

Very interesting, Geoff. I had a look at your website - you have an amazing amount of material. I can see you've put a lot of work into the site.

Congratulations!

Gillian

Thread: Remember Stamp Hinges?
19/06/2020 15:37:34

I use stamp hinges and have used both Stanley Gibbons and WH Smith ones inn the past. Unfortunately they quickly hardened and it became impossible to separate them. Then someone kindly sent me some hinges, which were neither Stanley Gibbons or WH Smith and which have been brilliant. Unfortunately I threw out the packet once I put them into a tin and I forget the name of them. I notice that they don't seem to have as much gum on them than the others I've used. Keeping them in a tin also helps.

Gillian

Thread: Identifying a Stamp's Country of Issue
31/05/2020 21:22:53

Thanks Fred. The new one was taken with my mobile phone and added from there, so I'll maybe use that from now on. I know very well the importance of good presentation so it was very annoying when the other image appeared in duplicate and inverted.

Stay safe!

Gillian

05/05/2020 12:05:10

The photograph of the stamp in question was the right way up on my device. I don't know why it inverted when I put it in my album on this forum and I don't know why that happened twice. Stuff like that happens to me sometimes.

Happily, a missing page from my son's album turned up, which had examples of different scripts according to their countries, so now I shouldn't have any difficulty identifying what country a stamp is from.

My confusion about the name on the stamp arose from having stamps from China with the name printed on them in English. I'm not letting it bother me, I was just interested to know. I'll put them in the album page marked China.

Gillian

17/04/2020 21:17:30

Yes indeed Fred. I actually wrote a reply to your post of 04/04, but I mustn't have sent it. I had followed your very helpful instructions on adding photos to my photo album. Result - image of an upside down stamp.

I'm glad you were able to identify the stamp - hope you didn't need to stand on your head! Just wondering, why was the country of origin not mentioned on the stamp?

Many thanks for your help!

Gillian

04/04/2020 21:39:40

Thanks for all your replies guys - sorry I didn't respond until now. I checked the link you sent, Fred but couldn't find the stamp. The script would appear to be Asian, but I couldn't find a country to match it. I just wondered if the stamp was from a time of occupation by another country?

I took a photograph of the stamp but have forgotten how to add it to my album and I really don't have time to hunt for the instructions.

Gillian

Thread: How times have changed !
08/03/2020 14:29:30

Hi Fred, I'm surprised there hasn't been an outcry before now about the lack of increase in our so called bonus. It would barely pay for stamps for Christmas cards.

Yes, forgery proof is what I was thinking of.

As regards stamps that don't come away easily from their envelopes, I usually don't discover which stamps these are until they have been through the soaking process, but I guess I could give up doing this successfully if other stamps come off easily. I know certain countries use self-adhesive stamps exclusively, but I don't always think to check that.

Gillian

Thread: Identifying a Stamp's Country of Issue
22/02/2020 23:56:12

Can anyone tell me how to identify a stamp's country of issue when that country uses a different writing system to ours? I have a stamp like that, but have no idea which country it is from. I thought there was a guide to this in one of my albums, but I haven't been able to find it.

Gillian

Thread: Where's that Carmen got to ?
06/02/2020 09:50:25

I did get a response, Fred. Carmen is fine, just stepping back from the forum for a while to concentrate on preparing for her husband's retirement in less than two years. She's also cutting back on stamp spending. She says she will be back.

Gillian

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