jimbo, a number of us here on Stampbears can help identify asian stamps if you would like to post scans. I speak and read Korean but can also generally identify different scripts from Japanese to Chinese and southern asia. There is also the identifier in the back of the Scott Catalogs if you happen to have copies of those. It is pretty good at helping.
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Yeah, there are about 3-4 here that are pretty good at IDing East and Southeast Asian stamps. If you can post a few, then your fellow Stamp Bears can hi-light the key IDing characteristics for you. Eventually, you can get quite adept at it, even if you cannot read the script.
Post by mourningdoves on Sept 2, 2017 20:55:41 GMT -5
The Scott identifier will indeed help you get far. It's very good, and there's an incredible amount of information in a space and format that isn't overwhelming.
I've found that collectors in general - even the ones who are cranky about other aspects of philately - tend to be pretty gracious when it comes to trying to identify the many written languages of Eastern and Southern Asia. (I know this mostly from observation; Cyrillic is about as exotic as I get.) I've also found that collectors on the Stamp Bears tend to always be gracious and rarely, if ever, cranky.
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