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Member postings for David Reaney 1

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Thread: Wavy "Royal Mail" iridescent wording
31/05/2020 18:35:55

Good day, I hope you are all well?

I'm currently working on the more modern parts of my GB collection and have 'discovered' stamps with these markings. As a simple example, I have 1st Gold and 2nd Blue "Large" PIP stamps in front of me with the markings - but I'm sure I have also seen the same values without it.

So, is there a list or website anywhere of when iridescent markings were introduced to individual values?

Thread: Remember Stamp Hinges?
03/05/2020 10:45:27

Thanks for such a prompt response Paul, I noticed you mention Stanley Gibbons hinges - well I am in sunny Wales so may try to get hold of a packet

03/05/2020 08:10:27

I'm a new-returner to the hobby and although hinges were 'default' back in my day, I do understand that the clear plastic mounts are far more favoured now-a-days.

However, without boring you, my return to the hobby is accompanied with reduced means - plastic mounts are not cheap in the quantities I need for my new collection and the stamps are predominantly modern-ish used, so hinges are the favoured route.

I believe Prinz are the only manufacturer nowadays (various brands) and I bought some of those but am disappointed. Research online suggests this is common with a number of alternatives (other than 1970s Dennison hinges @ US$20/30 a pack) but these posts were 5-7 years ago and product names / internet links change

So, to the main question. Does anybody successfully use hinges in 2020? I'm not sure if forum rules will allow you to mention brands - but that would be really useful.


Don't get me started on Watermarks - as a kid, Morley-Bright 'Rollatector'?  Now it seems, pay a fortune or risk lighter fluid!  In this non-smoking age, I haven't found anywhere to even buy lighter fluid.

Edited By David Reaney 1 on 03/05/2020 08:18:37

Thread: 1982 Postage Due Labels
20/04/2020 09:46:19

Thank you Paul, your help is appreciated.

Can I ask where that nugget came from as I obviously need to expand my library of resources.

19/04/2020 18:37:41

Coronavirus lockdown has given me the time to put together a GB decimal album, it'll look so much prettier than shoe boxes!

Building the individual leaves as we speak and I can find no information about the designer of the 1982 "To-Pay" labels. I don't know if that info is in any SG publication but I'm currently relying on free online info, haven't invested in a copy of Collect British Stamps yet!

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