Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Gibraltar stamps

Don't have, must say, had any stamps from Gibraltar. Now I deed receive a nice cover with 4 stamps "Millennium" of Gibraltar. Small British enclave at the south of Spain. Not in Spain, maybe later in history. Did they not "lose" Hongkong too? Nice stamps with two planes and also a Trafalgar(1805) stamp with HMS Victory, don't know if the name stand also for the result.


Tuesday, February 27, 2007


Monday, February 26, 2007

Post 201

Must find a nice item ........................

Sunday, February 25, 2007


Maybe you know perfins. In the old day's of the first stamps they were very valuable. Sometimes a hour wages or so. Also you could pay with them. So they were very interesting by people who worked at great or smaller firms. An Englishman, Joseph Sloper, got the idea to make wholes in the stamps. He developed a machine which not could make wholes but also letters into the stamps. So firms perf ther stamps and make them only good for their own mail. England has over 30.000 different types of perfins. We in The Netherlands have about 800 different marks.

Why I tell you ? When I soak of a lot of old stamps yesterday.( smells like old papers..) I found some Dutch stamps with perfins or Poko's. Show them to you, and will start to get all the perfins I have get together....New topic for me ??? Who knows.

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Saturday, February 24, 2007

Worlds greatest hobby

Did find this nice cancellation on a machin type of stamp. Indeed, stampcollecting is Worlds Greatest Hobby. If you have a greater hobby let us know.

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Friday, February 23, 2007

Just a picture for today

One of the freecards from the Stamphappening in Amsterdam Rai 2002. Is of course one in my card collection.

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Thursday, February 22, 2007

Happy he is no chicken

The Kingdom of Redonda, till today never heard of. A "real"kingdom in the Carribian Sea, near Antiqua. When you look at the map of Redonda you see there is also a "post office" . Maybe nobody lives there but stamps they have. I mean pictures which look like stamps. Show you this nice picture because I am happy that Walt Disney did not take a chicken for his drawings and stories. I would have a lot more room to collect all the stamps with the famous Ducks on them. Save this "stamp"for a member of our club, he collect elephants on stamps, maybe he likes this one. Second possibility is to add it to my space collection...

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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Balloon stamp and tabs

Very nice stamp from Spain. Issued 22th March 2006. It is a serie of sports who are on the edge of the nonpossible. That is a TV program in Spain. How to collect these stamps and tabs. Do we call them tabs or cinderella? One stamp and 3 ???. It is good that you have to pay € 0,28 for this nice block. Also gives a nice picture. They where on a very nice cover with also some more of these kind. On the € 0,29 stamp you see moutainbikers on the Pyrenees, very nice if you collect bikes...

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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

DDR Chickenstamps

Today got a serie from the DDR (23 january 1979.) The first 5 stamps you see more than the last one. In the DDR the stamps with the highes value were issued in the lowest quantities. Normal, because you need less of them. The first one , Chabo( Japan Bantam), 15.000.000 stamps, the last one Italianer with streeps, 2.100.000 , and had to get. I also did not have that stamp till now.
Most of the issues in the DDR are CTO stamps, think some of these are not.

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Monday, February 19, 2007

How stamps are made

Here you can see the answer on the title.


Sunday, February 18, 2007


Very nice cover from Ángel, Spain. If you know the story you understand the title of today. If you have "situations" with the govnerment or so and try to get your right it could be like our friend Don Quijote de la Mancha did find on his way', traveling around.


Saturday, February 17, 2007


Today some nice covers from Spain. One with three "chickenstamps" Must find out what the rooster on the Diario Palentino stamps has to do with that newspaper. Fundado en 1881 it says on their site. Estabished in 1881 . A lot (all) Spanish there and that's what I don't understand. Could order a beer(or two) and asked for the bill in Spanish but that's it. (Only the most important words as you see....)

The other stamp needs also studying whats about. Very nice these for me - new- stamps. Thanks. Have to soak them off, even it's a very nice cover.

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Friday, February 16, 2007

Club meeting

Saw today's paper with the article of our local Globe Stamp Club. My picture is not that quality to show you........ Maybe another picture of this meeting will come soon here. Nice article about a small stampclub and how people did start with their collection. Some of the conclusions: Collection is also looking for stamps for friends or members; it's a grey world; brings a lot of fun and knowhowe,-where, -what and -who. Thanks to The Gelderlander for the picture......


Thursday, February 15, 2007

beer and stamps

Good combination, Beer and Stamps.
You could asked yourself if light is also beer....

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

be back tomorrow.....

just for the picture, story later................

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Chinese Year of The Pig

September 18th, start of the Chinese New Year. They have the year of the Pig, see my earlier writing and very nice Mini Sheet of Canada. Now a lot of states give issues of stamps, or CTO’s or cinderella’s to celebrate this new year. Also Indonesia will issue some stamps for this Pig Year. However they will not show a pig because in Islamitic lands they find pigs unclean. Now they have a lot of Chinese people in Indonesia, even celebrate the New Year of the Chinese since 2000 as a national holyday. But why stamps for the year of the pig if there is no pig involved? Hope there is a rooster (some like this picture) in that issue, could be, not? Looking forward.

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Monday, February 12, 2007

More Taxe stamps?

Here also some stamps(?) in the box I talked about yesterday. Also some tax stamps?
Maybe need a Scott cat. on CD or so. Could exchange it for one from The Netherlands.

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Sunday, February 11, 2007

Tax stamps

So I got that USA box on the auction of my stampclub. Today a lot of rain, so also some stamp time. Found a few Motor Vehicles Stamps of $5.00. This one was for a Ford 21C as you can see. It expires on June 30th 1945, but did not disappear....

Do I have any value here?

A lot more stuff in the box. maybe show some more..

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Saturday, February 10, 2007

Modern Stamping

Some nice stamps from Denmark. You see it more and more, stamps from a machine. Do you need one stamp, no person can help you, but therefore we have machines now. Like these stamps more than those we have here in The Netherlands. BTW read an article that our TNT Managers think it's better that we have Holland on our stamps in stead of The Netherlands....better for the sales.....Do you agree with this?

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Friday, February 09, 2007

Chickens on stamps

Did went to my stampclub yesterday. Nice evening with a new system for trade. Several members put in stockbooks with stamps. All stamps € 0,05 each. We had about 13 books with stamps to circulate. I did find some nice stamps, also one chickenstamp I did not have from Romenia. Also got a chickenstamps from a member, they all look for chickenstamps....

This member collect Elephants on stamps, so if you have one... let me know..

Also we have some members of the local press. ("De Gelderlander") They make every week a story about "clubs" there are in Gelderland, the province I live in. They take some pictures and interviews. Next Friday I show more about this, hope the picture will be good...!!

Also bought a box full of stamps/envelops and more, mostly USA, need more time....

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Thursday, February 08, 2007

Year of, month of, week of, day of

You know them, all kind of of's. Year of the Children, or day, Year of the Rooster, Labourday, al the day's and years of our life do have a name. Even we have stamps for remembering and sometimes to mail letters....Here a very nice MiniSheet of the year of the pig. Look carefully, only one stamp in it, or is the whole sheet a stamp too?. As you see there is also a Dutch cancellation/printing on the stamp/envelop. Needed to find it's way to my house.

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Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Painters and famous too.

When I was sort out a few stamps I came into these two. Who is Mary Cassett I wondered.
Then our www is very handsome to find out. A painter, and famous too. Not for me, but who am I to know every famous person on this globe. The text below is from the www.

Mary Cassatt was a famous painter because she did wonderful paintings. She spent most of her time in France living and painting there. She was born May 22, 1844 in Allegheny, Pennsylvania and she died June 14, 1926. She was 82 when she died. Her mom's name was Katherine, her dad's name was Robert, her sister was Lydia and her brothers were Alexander, Robert and Joseph. She loved children. She and her family traveled a lot. Her parents sent her to Art School she loved it. She painted mothers and children. She used members of her family for her paintings. They were great!
1998, by Lyndsey, third grade

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Tuesday, February 06, 2007


Time to make plans for the holiday's. Not so difficult.
La Douce France it will be again.

They have nice stamps to promotion their country to go for your holiday's. Or am I wrong ?
Indeed only inside promotion, or are these stamps for 20 gram letters also for abroad?

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Monday, February 05, 2007

Minisheet Gouda

This is the new minisheet only issued in Gouda and availeble on the TNT Stamp Shop.

New € 0,44 value on it. What do you like about these sheets? Can we say this is a perfin MS ?

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Sunday, February 04, 2007


Great stamp, realy great, don't fit on a normal envelop. (diam. 17cm). Just an item for collectors and not to use on your regular mail. Like it, dont know if soccer is the biggest sport in Australia. Who knows?

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Saturday, February 03, 2007

Wonderful Covers

Today three nice covers with nice stamps on them on my doorstep. Russia, Canada and Australia. Very nice things on and in them. Show an envelop from Alexander. We don't have such nice printed covers. Only cheap white envelops in the shops with no body. Maybe a market for them in The Netherlands....?? On the cover two stamps showing the empire-sword and shield. You can find them , and more, in the Kremlinmusea, Moskow. They existed 200 years in 2006, thats why there was an issue on 2006-03-06 with stamps, minisheet and sheets.

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Friday, February 02, 2007

To breed or not to breed

Did saw a nice powerpoint presentation to day. It is called double pictures or so and shows what you can do with Photo-Shop The last picture of it is one I like most. I am collecting eggs now from my silky chickens to breed them later. Maybe into two weeks I like to start with that. (At that time I will have other more fresh eggs...)

But when I see what can happen with that eggs......... I have to consider the whole thing...

If you want to see the whole PPS mail me.


Thursday, February 01, 2007


When you collect stamps and you are also colourblind you have a sitiation. Did find these Dutch Trixins (free by machins!!) in my collection. These are no two issues in different colours. Just one did stay to long in the sun or so. On ANSC there was= a discussion about scanning stamps. I think that scanning is not a problem, but our nice sun is. Not for us, we need it badly, but some stamps are not happy with sunlight. Could not say if this one was in the sun, maybe it happens with soaking or ??? The same stamp, you know what is the right colour?

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