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Fred Sellars11/05/2020 10:07:21
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Did you know that you don't have to be a paid up member of the Great Britain Philatelic Society to view their forum ?

By simply inputting the following into your search engine :-

http://www.gbps.org.uk/boards

You will be admitted as a guest to a wealth of information, asked and given on all subjects relating to British philately, who knows ! There may be something of interest for you !

Have a nice day in browsing it's contents, Fred.

Fred Sellars11/05/2020 11:42:05
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I previously forgot to mention that once you have downloaded the site, you can then save it to your home screen for future reference without having to keep entering the site address every time, as a shortcut.

ENJOY !

Edited By Fred Sellars on 11/05/2020 12:05:42

Fred Sellars16/11/2020 06:57:40
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Whether or not you are a collector of British stamps, you are welcome to browse this site free of charge, as we don't print stamps on toilet paper and you don't have to spend a penny ! Fred.

Julian16/11/2020 17:29:38
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Hi Fred,

I am pretty sure I have visited that site but will have another look. I have learned my lesson well with bookmarks and I have a whole browser dedicated to Stamps but I like coming here to ask others for help, if no takers I'm left to try and search myself but the Internet selections to a question can be full of rubbish at times? I have today been helped by my own collection for my answers.

Anyway thanks for the direction.

Julian

Fred Sellars16/11/2020 19:33:28
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Hi Julian,

If you are hungry for information on GB stamps you will find a feast awaits any visitor to this site, ranging from the pre-stamp period up to current modern day issues, there are even two sections for Queen Victoria, one being specifically for the line-engraved stamps.

However, unless you are a member of the society you cannot make any postings on the many categories available, with the annual subscription for UK members being £25 per annum which includes 6 journals in colour and a newsletter sent out every 2 months written by many eminent philatelists that have dedicated many hours of their time on a specific subject.

If you are a serious GB collector whichever reign you specialise in, then I recommend that you join, after all, the price is less than the cost of 3 sets of recent modern commemorative issues for comparison. Fred.

Fred Sellars20/12/2020 11:37:04
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Another advantage of being a guest of the Great Britain Philatelic Society enables you to gain access to calendar dates given from 1600 - 2029 in order to check dates on entires or postmarks on individual stamps, and variations to that effect, with many other tools being available at your disposal.

https://www.gbps.org.uk/tools/calendar.php

Check it out !

After downloading this tool you will be able to tell me what day was Christmas Day in 1720

Fred.

Fred Sellars07/06/2021 08:08:15
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When it comes to gaining further information about any interest or hobby that you are passionate about, the quest for knowledge in that particular subject starts to become paramount on ones conscience, especially in keeping up with the Joneses.

With the advent of the internet this has made things more possible than ever before to access areas of interest that was previously unobtainable.

If you are interested in collecting the stamps of Great Britain, then you should go to the fountainhead and visit the Great Britain Philatelic Societies discussion boards where anything related to British philately can be found, you do not have to be a member of the society to partake of some of the information given and items discussed.

After visiting the site you might well then be interested in joining the organisation as a contributing member.

Nothing ventured nothing gained, enjoy.

https://www.gbps.org.uk/boards/

Fred.

David Shouksmith22/06/2021 19:27:31
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It would appear that to be able to join the GBPS, you need to have a proposer and seconder or be in the stamp trade. Unfortunately for me, I know no other members of the GBPS and I'm not in the trade. So that looks like 'Mission Impossible' for me - I'm stymied...

Edited By David Shouksmith on 22/06/2021 19:31:41

Maurice Buxton22/06/2021 20:04:35
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Hi David -- the proposer/seconder thing is a bit of a hangover from the early days of the GBPS, I think, and we don't insist on it if someone doesn't know any members! It's nice to know where somebody heard of us, though. You're welcome to put me (Maurice Buxton) down as a proposer or seconder, and I'm sure Fred would be willing too.

Fred Sellars22/06/2021 20:31:42
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Should you wish to join the GBPS David, a membership application form is available on the home page of the society's discussion board.

I'm sure that now Maurice has explained the situation you will consider being a member of the Society

Have a nice day, Fred.

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