I have been down-sizing my collection (if that's the right word as I seem to have more than ever now) cutting out some countries completely and capping others.
My main interest is British Guiana/Guyana, this is literally anything at all that bears the name Br. Guiana/Guyana, includes mint, used, fiscals, meters, covers, coins, banknotes, belts, t-shirts, hats, I think you get the point.
Mint and used stamps from British/Ex-British Caribbean, Dutch Caribbean, Surinam and French Guiana.
Used stamps from GB (+ mint till 2006), Norway, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Netherlands, Germany? (all until they start Euros, just seemed a good cutting off point). Gibraltar, Jersey, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Australia, New Zealand.
Unsure whether to continue India, USA, Canada.
Have bits of other stuff that need good homes, I don't throw any stamp related material away, just save it until someone takes it off my hands
my interests are WorldWide.. but priority list is Pakistan Pakistan's neighboring Countries (China, India, Iran, Afghanistan) England Australia USA small African Countries and South American Countries and so on....
1. US 1938 Prexies (mint, used, on cover) 2. Used Canada 3. Mint France 4. Used France 5. Mint/Used Andorra (French & Spanish) 6. Mint Ryukyu Islands 7. Cinderellas 8. Various world-wide stamps and sets that interest me in particular (who knows what!) 9. Approval boxes full of world-wide stamps and sets
I also collect (covers)
1. Covers posted on the day I was born 2. Antarctic covers 3. "Remember Pearl Harbor" covers 4. Hawaii Territorial (US #799 first-day covers) 5. Old U.S. first-day covers (1930-40) 6. Japanese covers, post cards and postal cards 7. Hawaii covers, post cards and postal cards
I also keep Vario pages full of:
1. Flora 2. Animals 3. Ships and water transportation 4. Prehistoric life 5. Sports 6. Land and air transportation 7. Art 8. Christmas 9. Matchbook labels
I collect DEAD COUNTRIES (primarily countries which ceased to exist before 1956).
I am slowly working through organizing my fairly extensive collection one "dead country" at a time. (I am still less than half way complete). Currently, my winter project is to organize a lot of my Russian area stamps.
Doing each country is a process for me which generally has the following steps.
1. Scan all my stamps from a country 2. Design album pages for the country and for specific items that I might have in my collection. I do this in PowerPoint 3. Carefully identify each of my stamps according to Scott #s (and other resources.) I keep all my information on each of my stamps in a fairly large Excel spreadsheet. 4. Digitally put my scans into the Album and play around with the design until I am reasonably happy with the results. (although they are fairly simple, I am happy with them) 5. Save the file as a pdf file 7. Write a history of the "dead country" 6. Post the history and the album on my site (DCStamps.com) 8. Catch my breath.
Depending on the country, it can take several days to several weeks to complete a country. Since I still have a day job, I am happy if I can finish 2-3 countries per month.
Feel free to drop by the site to see what albums I have completed and posted (currently about 150). Also if you have any Questions, please let me know.
Collector of Stamps and Banknotes from Countries that no longer Exist
I will give this a start and update as necessary. I collect used stamps unless otherwise stated:
Collections Gathering Dust: Soviet Union/Russia People's Republic of China Ceylon (not Sri Lanka, however) Netherlands to 1952 including Netherlands Indies Mexico Machin Classics (1840 to 1940) Japan US Plate Number Coil Singles
Collections I have recently dusted off: United States Canada Republic of China/Imperial China South Korea (mainly mint) Germany to 1945 Australia
Collections that I have started since becoming a member of Stamp Bears (it's all your fault!): Sweden Czechoslovakia Slovakia Czech Republic Slovenia France Great Britain Hungary to 1940 Romania to 1960 New Zealand South Africa Botwana Brazil Pakistan Ireland
Topical Collections: Fencing on Stamps Zodiac (not Chinese) on Stamps
Countries on my List to Print Pages for: Taiwan Austria to 1940
I reserve the right to collect any country I want at any time...just because....
Last Edit: Apr 3, 2014 19:39:04 GMT -5 by darkormex
No longer in denial! I collect all of it...the whole world! Just printing and mounting as I go! Call me crazy.
Most of my collection is used, except for my US Airmail plate block collection....
Countries/Areas United States - including all back of book stamps (Duck stamps, revenues, Hawaii, airmail, cut squares, officials, Confederates, Postal and war saving stamps, etc) Canal Zone Great Britain Canada Stamps issued under US Administration - Philippines, Cuba, Guam, Shanghai, and Puerto Rico
WorldWide Collection Any country or stamp issuing entity - up to 1950.
New Orleans Collection Classic covers from New Orleans and surrounding area. Pre-cancel stamps with New Orleans on them. Any philatelic item tied to New Orleans - Cinderellas, labels, stamp shows, etc. FDC with New Orleans cancellations.
USA Through current year Great Britain (Machin's) Canada Australia
Themes: States Flags Celebrities State flowers TV History
Currently collecting The Flags of Our Nation series, would also like to get first day covers of those!! That's my goal this year, is to get a first day cover of each of The flag's of our nation series stamps.
Baseball, Flags, radio and tv personalities, state's and stamps that deal with a state
Post by oldstampguy on Jan 5, 2015 16:27:20 GMT -5
I collect US, up to 1959. I have all the 'easy' ones and I am finding what is left is rather expensive. I am considering trying to pick up the $2 - $5 proof Columbians because they are a little less expensive than good quality mint issues.
I also collect Canada, up to about 1960, & all Zeppelin stamps & covers issued during the classic era of 1920 - 1941.
I started a Newfoundland collection that I have not picked up for a few months.
I am very interested in Washington State postal history.
If something catches my eye, even if it is outside my main interests, I will probably pick it up. For example, a year or so ago, Australia issued a SS that honored the first Commenwealth banknote, which was to me, very attractive, so I picked some up.
I also like issues and covers from the Royal visit to North America in 1939.
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