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Member postings for Carmen

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Thread: Austria stamps
18/01/2019 12:44:30

Oooh, feeling quite proud of myself! wink

So I went to Google and did a search on "What happened in Austria on May 29, 1921" and found this in Wikipedia under Austria's entry. Could it be that's what the overprint is for since I also see the Salzburg designation there? (see the second para)

" End of grand coalition and new constitution (1920–1933)

The grand coalition was dissolved on 10 June 1920, being replaced by a CS- SDAPÖ coalition under Michael Mayr as Chancellor (7 July 1920 – 21 June 1921), necessitating new elections which were held on 17 October, for what now became the National Council(Nationalrat), under the new constitution of 1 October. This resulted in the Christian Social party now emerging as the strongest party, with 42% of the votes and subsequently forming Mayr's second government on 22 October as a CS minority government (with the support of the GDVP) without the Social Democrats. The CS were to continue in power until the end of the first republic, in various combinations of coalitions with the GDVP and Landbund (founded 1919).

The borders continued to be somewhat uncertain because of plebiscites in the tradition of Woodrow Wilson. Plebiscites in the regions of Tyrol and Salzburg between 1919–21 (Tyrol 24 April 1921, Salzburg 29 May 1921) yielded majorities of 98 and 99% in favour of a unification with Germany, fearing that small Austria was not economically viable. However such mergers were not possible under the treaty. "

Thread: Seeing a watermark - Pro tips?
17/01/2019 11:33:25

Hey Trev... do you mean one of those electronic contraptions?

12/01/2019 14:48:32

Hi folks! So I have a 4c Australia green koala stamp. But using my watermark fluid and tray, I STILL can't see the watermark properly to see if it's inverted or not (which of course would affect value)

Any pro tips out there on other things I can do to see that $%^&* watermark? angry

Thanks! laugh

Thread: Philately-Related Christmas Presents
09/01/2019 11:38:46

Hey Gillian would put them in Poland, because the way I see it, it's part of Poland's history that they were occupied by the Nazis and that stamps were issued there during that time. Just my $.02. cheeky

Thread: Brand new subscriptions package
04/01/2019 12:07:48

Hey thanks Beth! I personally am happy with my digital-only subscription but could certainly see why this would appeal, especially to the newer collector - thanks for adding it to our possibilities.

On a side note, I submitted a new uploaded picture for my profile way back, but it needs to be approved by a moderator, which is something we haven't really seen around here lately. Are you now that person, and could you do it please?

THANKS! laugh Happy New Year to everyone at Stamp Mag - keep up the excellent work! thumbs up

Thread: Happy 2019, all!
03/01/2019 12:18:56

Thanks Geoff, and thanks for your daily postings, which will usually cause me to Google search, as I did today, what on earth "Dracula Bray Maidenhead Berks" could be referring to.

It was fun to learn about Hammer Films. On a related note, as a child in England (in Twickenham) in the mid 70s, I lived next door to an elderly retired film producer, of horror films it turns out (complete with scrapbooks he showed us.) Although I don't remember the lovely man and his wife's names, I strongly suspect he was somehow involved in the above. Very cool. laugh

01/01/2019 15:10:01

My 2019 is off to an auspicious start, a friend at church having given me yet another box of stamps from her brother, and anolther one, one from her dad. God bless them!

May your year be peaceful and fruitful!

Thread: Merry Christmas 2018!
25/12/2018 11:20:57

To all my fellow collectors out there...may visions of Treskilling Yellows and Inverted Jennys dance in your heads! And a very Happy New Year as well!

On a funny related note:

Joseph and Mary Stamp.jpg

All the best, everyone! laugh

Thread: Serbia
21/12/2018 12:15:58

Nice, crisp-looking stamp for its age!

Thread: Elsa Catelin
19/12/2018 12:51:11

I'm french, Terry... ask any questions! But I suspect Google will get it mostly right... I must say I'm impressed with the quality of Google Translate.

18/12/2018 12:40:21

That's one of the reasons I enjoy stamp collecting so much as well, Terry - the whole "put-your-Sherlock-Hat-on-and-figure-out-what-this-is" mystery and the great feeling you get when you solve it.

And of course, getting a stamp that you think may have some value to it and the great feeling while you go look up your catalogue to see if it's so (and of course the Crashing Darkness when it never is, LOL!)

14/12/2018 12:29:08

Completely appropriate, Terry, even if I have no clue what the answer is! wink

Thread: What do you collect?
14/12/2018 12:27:47

Hey Robert, welcome from Carmen of Canada of the Commonwealth... laugh

Thread: New Zealand & Oz
11/12/2018 12:21:10

Well I think what I would do, Jon, is maybe find out if there are any valuable stamps from the era you have inherited. So when I get some old Canadian stamps, for instance,which I may already have in mint form, I will first check my catalogue to see if there are some valuable used versions of them before I move the stamps on to someone else.

Hope that helps!

Thread: What happens when you soak a stamp off a red envelope!
27/11/2018 12:10:01

Hey Gillian, I've sent you a private message just to take our rather-off-topic discussion off-line for now... so check your messages! laugh

Thread: What do you collect?
19/11/2018 11:51:33

Welcome Brian! We're a small and kind crowd of collectors here... what made you start collecting them?

Thread: What happens when you soak a stamp off a red envelope!
18/11/2018 12:22:05

Hey Gillian! Not nosy at all!

I'm the Church Administrator (read: Chief Administrative Officer) at Bethel Church, an Evangelical Christian Church downtown here in Kingston, Ontario. That means I am Mrs. HR, Policy-Development, and Abuse-Prevention-Training. Also, the company (Plan to Protect) that trained me in abuse prevention also employs me on the side as one of their National Trainers, going out to churches and non-profits that don't have their own trainer, and evaluating new organizational trainers to ensure they meet our standards before they go off to train their orgs.

Been at Bethel for 12 years... best job I've ever had with an OUTSTANDING team of God-loving nuts. I've often said they'll take me out of this job in a coffin, which is very convenient since the funeral home's across the street. wink

Thanks for asking! Now my turn to be nosy - how about you? What do you do when you're not hanging out with us here in the fora?

27/10/2018 12:22:04

Well, when it comes to Sneaky Ideas, I've got all sorts of 'em, Giliian! Fortunately for me, I work for a church, where honesty really IS the best policy!

Apparently there's a new film coming out with Melissa McCarthy about the 90s and this woman who went around defrauding collectors of letters by Hollywood stars etc. It's called Can You Ever Forgive Me? about biographer Lee Israel. It looks quite interesting.

Thread: Off to my VERY FIRST Stamp Show...
25/10/2018 12:12:48

Indeed I did, Geoff... It was a blast!

First they had a stamp show souvenir envelope at the entrance for $2... of course I had to buy one of those... and there were 8 dealers there, and the club had a consignment display ("don't go there if you're trying not to spend money", says the guy at the entrance. So of course, that's the first thing we did! wink)

Got some good loot for my trouble:

- a beautiful 1979 Sir Rowland Hill commemorative album (100 years since his death) including related stamps from GB, Ireland, and the New Hebrides (French and English) for $10

- the 1989 French Declaration of the Rights of Man S/S with a complimentary sponsorship ticket for PhilexFrance '89

- Some Tongan banana and coconut stamps, which I've always wanted to get

- some Tongan commemorative Tin Can Mail stamps I got to tell my friend all about Tin Can Mail, which she had never heard of)

- some Tongan World Cup '82 stamps

- a US sheet showing the various US Postal Service functions (sorting, delivery etc.)

All in all a good haul for less than fifty bucks. Unfortunately I could only be there for a couple of hours so I have promised myself to stay longer next year...

And of course there were several frames around, including a cute one by a six year old girl showing us her favourite stamps, and one by someone who has collected mail addressed to famous people.

Woohoo... that was FUN! My friend who also collects and had never been either also had a great time and brought home some loot to play with.

And then we found out, the club puts on a Spring show too... wheeeeeeeeee! yeslaugh

20/10/2018 14:02:35
... right here in Kingston, Ontario! Will report back later!

Woohoo! 👍
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