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Thread: Phosphor Band's
20/10/2019 14:20:32

The stamp was mint, but same happens on used too

20/10/2019 11:36:02

I have a 1/2D Machin I hold it to the light and it has two bands.

I have a £3 uv torch from ebay and it shows nothing up!

I have a £25 uv lamp from a dealer and it shows nothing up!

I am sure that years ago I had a lamp and the Phosphor bands glowed quite bright.

What's going on?

Thread: SG MS1501 Comm. or Mach/def.
28/07/2019 09:58:43

A bit more googleing (other search engines available) I have discovered more minisheets.

I keep my stamps in stock books one set for Commemorative's and another for Machin/Definitive

Therefore I think I will get another stock book for minisheet's, panes etc.

28/07/2019 09:10:27
SG MS1501  

"Stamp World London '90" Penny Black minisheet


Which side of the fence does this drop, Commemorative or Machin/Definitive???

Edited By Kim Tomlinson on 28/07/2019 09:12:13

Thread: British Fine/Used Wanted
27/07/2019 09:05:16

I have some silly little gaps in my Fine Used collection and I cant find anywhere on line that sell single F/U stamps. Has anyone got spare fine used British Bridges SG 764, 766, Chistmas '70 SG 840, Literary Anniversaries SG 885,

Thread: Phosphor Band's
30/06/2019 09:49:41

Yes they are British I am collecting stamps up to 2000,

30/06/2019 08:43:37

Phosphor Band's

I am just getting back into my collection after a few decades, I purchased a UV torch from flea bay to look at the Phosphor bands etc. It seems to work dimly on some but not at all on some I know have bands! I used to have another lamp back in the day but lost it, As I remember it used to make the band's pop out.

Is it my memory playing tricks or have the bands faded with age

Thread: USPS Moon Landing First Day Covers
28/06/2019 12:41:17

I can.t even email a question on USPS Site as I have not a US Address

28/06/2019 12:32:19


The click on Shipping info

The Postal Store® cannot accept orders for shipment outside the United States, but we do ship to APO/FPO/DPO addresses and U.S. territories

I can't find any international pages.

25/06/2019 20:23:14

Is there any way to get the Moon Landing 50 Year Stamps in the UK.

I got the original one for the USA back in '69 as a gift and I has my address at the time written on it, I would like to get the latest set but is seems on the USPS site it says they don't ship outside the USA.

My father still lives at the same address as in 1969 so would love to get them shipped there.

Thread: SG727 Issue date
14/06/2019 14:10:11

Thanks Neil

I just found a list for commemorative's on Wikipedia


Smiles are on the list, so I take it they are Commemorative and the others are not so Q1, Q3, Q4 and Q5 are definitive's (maybe)

08/06/2019 08:32:10

Sorry I am back with a few more anomalies.

Q1 1990 150th anniversary of penny black, it’s commemorative but definitive in form, which way do collectors view it?

Q2 1990 Smiles Not commemorative but are the definitive?

Q3 1993 greetings booklet stamps which side of the divide do these fall?

Q4 2000 (6 Jan) New Millennium, same basic question?

Q5 2000 (15 Feb) Booklet stamps are these the same as in Q1 or a completely different area?

Generally where do these sit in your collections…

04/06/2019 21:01:53

Thank you for your help. not the result I wanted, but that's the way sometimes.

So with no exact date a possible more problem like this in the decimal era....

I will save them in separate albums.

Again thanks all.

02/06/2019 10:00:11

Hi Trev

I am using stock books to keep my stamps and have one set for commemorative's and another for definitive's what with difficulties arising merging them and dates etc,

Now reviewing the info received here looks like I will go back to keeping them apart and definitive's in value order. As they are.

Is the correct term definitive's or machin's?

01/06/2019 13:48:45

Hi Carmen, all I have is in the Stanley Gibbon ‘Collect British Stamps’

727 2d lake-brown (Type II) (2 bands) 1969.  Type II refers to the value position closer to the edge of stamp.

Hi Trev, If this is the case it scuppers my idea or merging the commemorative’s and definitive into one in date order as I would not which commemorative set’s to put it between

Edited By Kim Tomlinson on 01/06/2019 13:51:53

01/06/2019 06:36:12

Hello all, I started collecting in the 70's then girl's and car,s took my time and is stopped around 1977, picked it up again around 90-93 and family thing got in way.then a few weeks ago the old collection appeared again in a big sort out of loft, I have the collection in stock books and I want to merge the commemorative's and definitive's into one in date order.

I have only been looking at the pre-decimal definitive's and found that in the GS Cat. (2015) that GS.727 2d lake brown only has the year 1969 and not the date.

Also some have no dates I assume they are 5 June 1976 the same as the header date.

Can anyone help please

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