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Gooner
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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2007 11:46 pm    Post subject: Hello and Welcome Reply with quote

Hi - I am Dave Arthur and the administrator of this forum. I have been collecting stamps for over 30 years on and off and in the last couple of years have used my knowledge of the PC environment to link that to my stamp collecting.

I have 3 real web sites and a couple of test ones as well, each of which is expensive to run and maintain both in cash and time, but I enjoy this type of hobby linking.

I specialise in the Machin stamp - especially those from Great Britain but I have a collection from Hong Kong as well.

In addition I have recently started a specialised collection of Canadian definitives limiting myself to post-1951.

Welcome to everyone who joins this forum and I hope it will eventually lead to some interesting and educational posts.

Please feel free to suggest anything that you believe would improve the forum as this is a new experience for me.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2007 9:20 am    Post subject: New member - Aleks Domaradzki Reply with quote

Thanks to Dave for taking the initiative and starting this up.

I have been collecting stamps for 31 of my 37 years. I was born in London, UK of Polish parents and lived there until 1994 when I moved to Poland. In 1999 I moved to Australia (which is where I met Dave Arthur online as he bought some stuff off me on ebay). In 2003 I moved back to Warsaw, Poland and am here still.

My father and brother got me interested in stamps. When I was 12 or so I decided that I had to collect something different from them. I can't remember how and why but booklets started interesting me. So I started collecting GB booklets which then turned into one of my specialisations.

I subscribed to the GBDSBSC and various other socs. Booklets led to Machin singles and to booklet panes, cyl blocks etc etc

My main period of machin mania was 1996-1999 and it then died off when I got to Australia. Haven't really got back into machins as yet as cinderellas and revenues have always been my main areas of interest and these take up most of my time. However, one day I will get back to it.

Current thinking is stick to the booklets and dispose of the rest - but have so much other stuff to dispose of finding time is the issue.

Look forward to meeting more of you as you join

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2007 10:25 am    Post subject: Hi From Down Under Reply with quote

Hi

I am from Australia and have been collecting stamps since I was about 4 - my father got me started and now we are amalgamating our collection together and trying to sort them out..... Rolling Eyes and it has fallen to me to do it.

Would love to be able to swap and trade stamps with others.

I came over to the forum to try and find out more about machins from the base level upwards ad I have definately gotten smitten by them.

I have just started out collecting whatever ones I can and am having the time of my life going google eyed Shocked
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2007 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Aleks and hopefulau and thank you for posting an introduction to yourselves.

It is very early days and as the main publicity emails only went out early this morning but this is excellent as I hadn't even dared hope for two response's within a couple of hours.

As I say in my introduction please feel free to introduce any topics and questions you like. I can't promise to always find the answer but I will try and hopefully others will come in when they see my pathetic attempts to respond.

Aleks - hello again - you are right - you are still on my favourites list actually but I think it was when you were in the UK when we met - I knew you had gone to Australia, but I didn't realise you were trying to reverse the trend of the last couple of years and returned to Poland.

I am going to spend the weekend working on some FAQs and tips on things like posting images etc. Of course I will be working to the GMT time-table but I am generally around my machine through most of the North American day, unfortunately most of the Oceanic day takes place whilst I sleep.

Irene - maybe you could encourage some of your fellow South Seas collectors to join and it would be really good to find someone from that region to help me out as a moderator.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2007 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello from the US!

My name is Scott and I have been collecting stamps off and on for about 13 years. My main interests at this time are Machins (singles and booklets) and Scottish postal history. I also admit to liking the generic smilers, though usually after a few 'libations'.

I currently belong to MCC and will be sending my payment shortly to the GBMPC.

I met Dave online about 6 months ago while purchasing some prestige booklets. I try not to give him too much of a hard time about Arsenal's performance. Laughing

Can't wait to see how this pans out, sounds like a great idea.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2007 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Scott - how you doing - welcome aboard.

Less than 24 hours and we have representatives from 3 continents already.

Is Tevez yours or not? - better keep the answer to that on Messenger - a bit off topic for here.
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philatelia
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2007 11:54 am    Post subject: Greetings from Michigan! Reply with quote

I read the invitation to join this new machin group in Oceansong - a friendly online trading group. I wish the moderator all success in this new venture! These online groups are just wonderful - a great way to share enthusiasm for a specialty collection.

I've been collecting for over 40 years and my specialty is Ireland. The reason I decided to join this machin group is that because I have a standing order for Ireland mission mixes, I have a constant supply of recent euro rate machins. I only collect one of each major variety of Machins, so I thought it might be nice to offer these relatively unpicked higher rate machins to some collectors who appreciate them. If you also do mission mixes, you're probably accumulating some Irish definitives - let's trade! I'd be happy to take duplication - anything at all from Ireland would be most welcome. Northern Ireland regional issues would be welcome, too.

I also have some Hong Kong definitives with the Machin design to trade.

I currently have about 8 ounces of Machins on paper. I toss all of the ubiquitous gold first and blue second class rates into my charity box, so these are all of the remaining values.

If anyone is interested in an ongoing exchange - please drop me a line.

I'm also the moderator for eirestamps - a new group dedicated to Irish philately. If you're interested, here's the link.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/eirestamps/

Delighted to meet you all!

Happy stamping! Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2007 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Theresa - I am sure you will find a home for some of those Machin here.

I have made a note to check out my Ireland stamps As I don't collect these, I don't suppose there will be many, but Northern Ireland Machins - I am sure I have many.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2007 6:22 pm    Post subject: Roll call Reply with quote

Hi, I am Mike Bates, I am 64 and retired. I live in South Wales with my wife and dog. I have been collecting Machins for 5 years, currently sorting NVIs.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2007 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done Mike - good to see you on here.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 10:15 pm    Post subject: I started collecting [size=18]......[/size] Reply with quote

I'm retired, living in Florida on what we call the Nature Coast. That's the state's West Coast just north of Tampa bay.
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I started collecting stamps as a young boy probably at the age of eight or so. My parents had had a collection from the days of the Great Depression and had continued it after the War, moving stamps from pages and binders into a New Scott Blue International Album which they bought in the late '40s.
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Like many other young boys, my attention left stamps about the time I discovered that girls were for more than pulling their ponytails or shooting spitballs at.
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But after college and a stint in the military I joined the Merchant Marine. One rainy afternoon I was home between trips to Germany and back when I noticed both my old albums and the Blue Scotts on a nearby shelf. As I idly began to look through the albums and something interesting caught my attention.
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There were spaces for three stamps from the Tokelau Islands on one page.
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Now, few people have ever heard of the Tokelau Islands and even less have ever been there. However for about three years I had been stationed on a small US Coast Guard cutter based in Honolulu. Most of the time this vessel sailed the Western and South Pacific on five and six month cruises, visiting many of the Trust Territory Islands, the Philippines, Japan, Hong Kong, Okinawa and even American Samoa as well as other atolls and islands in between.
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On one trip after visiting Pago Pago for a couple of weeks the Captain met some people who were desirous of transport to the Tokelau Islands. We took them aboard and sailed north to the three atoll bearing that name, stopping for a short time at each one.
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The Tokelaus are small atolls about a days steaming north of Samoa, so isolated that they are not visible from one another and certainly removed from almost anywhere else. The three stamps each referred to one of the islands and showed some aspect of native life.
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A day or so later I went into New York City to rejoin the USNS Geiger for its next trip across the pond and stopped at the big department stores to buy a more up to date album for the envelopes that were sturred with newer stamps accumulated by my parents over the previous ten or fifteen years. An envelope of Dennison Hinges and a couple of World Wide packets found their way into my shopping bag also.
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That Album accompanied me to sea from then on growing into two thick albums as I found stamp stores and dealer all ove the world. That epipany was about 1964 and I have been an active collector ever since. Later I acquired a set of Minkus Supreme Global Stamp albums, used, at a stamp bourse which I still use today as the basic world wide albums
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During those years I have never regretted becoming a stamper. I found stamp stores in Istanbul, Beirut, Aden, Calcutta and Bombay, Singapors, Manila and Kaoshung, Guam and Saigon as well as all over Europe and the USA. I met even more stamp collectors and with some maintained a correspondence with some for years after I visited their country.
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Today I have a room in the house set aside mostly for stamps, albums, shoeboxes, file drawers, stock books, catalogs and informational books about the hobby.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that Charlie - that is one very interesting way to get into stamps - i.e. visit all the places first.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 12:39 pm    Post subject: GB Machins Made Esy Reply with quote

Hello

I am moving house soon, so my posts here will be limited for a little while.

I have been a collector of Machin definitives for over 30 years. In this time I have learnt quite a lot (but not all), and am still learning about this highly specialised subject.

Although not a total expert in this field, it is this knowledge that I wish to share with you. and aquire (hopefully) in partnership with my website Machins Made Easy http://www.gbmachins.co.uk and my Machin Blog http://machinmania.blogspot.com, both of which give details of many of the different facets of this now complex philatelic subject.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Roy - I hope your house move goes well.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 4:39 pm    Post subject: Me new here Reply with quote

Phillipa, one Phd, 31 years in Germany since Cambridge, started as research metallurgist, then research IT and then systems analyst. Currently in legal clinch (the last 2+ years) to get invalidity pension for ME/CFS.

Stamps. I started with QEII basic on Edinburgh (Philatelic Bureau) stamp cards in a box. I included the machins and regionals, my problem then was what is a new machin, so the basic collection stayed new issues (colour, value) and the extras collected themselves in a stock book and balooned.

Stonehams got me really hooked and I then spent lots of money doing the pre decimal machins too and then I got a Wilding bug too. Moving from research into a real job gave me far too much time.

Since getting sick, the net is my lifeline and shopping basket, and outlook and explorer my memory.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Phillipa, sorry to hear about your illness but now you can turn your research bent into the Machin world - it is certainly a fascinating period of issues.

If you have any questions please feel free to use this medium to vent your mind - and of course if you are an expert you can be a reliable fount of knowledge.

Works both ways.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 4:24 pm    Post subject: Hello Reply with quote

Hello,

I am new here,

I started Machin collecting (used) a few years ago, (besides my normal stamp collections) because of the big number of differences I saw by the machin design.

Sometimes I encounter problems by sorting out used Machins and I was wondering if this forum could be used to answer also technical questions about sorting (e.g. Like paper differences between Coated Papers Ltd. and Harisson ans Sons Ltd.).

This because this is sometimes the only difference in the Lvl2 collection used in the Machin Deegam Handbook.

Greetings

Menno
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the forum Menno - what you want is exactly what the site is aimed at.

Many of the members have multiple years of Machin collecting experience so I am sure one of these good people will be able to at least point you in the right direction.

Ask away.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi my name is Derek, i am 37 and have just got back into collecting
stamps in the last 6 months after a 27 year absence.
In the late seventies every piece of mail received at my house
had a machin on it, so they are the bulk of my small collection.

Im unsure what level to take it to but im sure this board
will be a great help to me.

I wish the moderator every success with this board, it an excellent idea Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Derek, always great to welcome "new" collectors and those returning to the fold - I hope you will enjoy your time on this board and I am sure that it will be able to help you with your collection.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Hi Derek
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" .... Im unsure what level to take it to but im sure this board
will be a great help to me. .... "

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I would not worry about the level at this time.
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Just begin to sort things out in some fashion that pleases you. Ask questions here and in other forums and things will fall into place. There is already a wealth of information accumulated in the several posts to this and other threads.
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The one thing we all have in common is that we all had to start somewhere. If there are any clubs in your area see if you can find the time to join and participate. And remember the first and only real mrule of Machin and general collectinjg is that it is your collection so it is your decision as to what you do with your stamps and how you do it.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Derek, Larry, and everyone,

I just discovered this forum a few minutes ago and decided to join in. I'm finally getting in on the ground floor of something. Hurrah!

I live in La Grange, Kentucky but I'm originally from Los Angeles, California. I live with my wife, dog, our adult son and her 85 year-old mom and dad. Yes, a full house. I retired from civil service in 1995 and moved to Kentucky.

I've been collecting GB stamps since 1973. For a long time I collected GB commems, booklets, Machins, FDCs, and Channel Islands. Then I got poor and had to quit. I now collect only Machins.

At first, I kept up with my album. However, for about the last ten years or so all I do is collect, that is, stuff everything into shoe boxes. I didn't want to stop, thinking that someday I'll get back to it but I've lost track of what I've collected. I subscribe to a new issue service so I don't think I've missed too many Machins. My problem is that even though I'm retired, I've gone back to work and have little time to devote to stamps.

Now I'm trying to catch up but know so little of what's been happening with Machins. I read a little and get awfully confused. I really don't know where to begin. I have a CD copy of the Deegam Handbook which I'm reading diligently and I think I'm beginning to put the pieces together.

Anyway, perhaps all of you can help me get going in the right direction. I look forward to reading your comments.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 12:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, I meant to say Hello Dave, Larry, and everyone else too!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 3:31 am    Post subject: Greetings from Moscow (Idaho) Reply with quote

Hello everyone,
My name is Peter, and I discovered this website this morning. I am a recent Machin collector, having started earlier this summer. I already have about 10,000 of them, about half now sorted. I prefer to collect used stamps, but I have recently purchased some mint Machins and I will most likely continue to do so. My other collecting interests include similar tortures like US Washington-Franklins (also used), and I have a general collecting interest in western and northern Europe (most notably UK and France), US, and Canada. I also do some postal history in my local area of northern Idaho.

I have a bunch of questions about some of the Machin types, and I will ask for help at times in these forums. For example, how do you tell the difference between the APS and Kampf perfs? I even bought a UV light with both long and short wavelengths so I am ready to go.

Glad to be here.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hearty welcome George and Peter and thanks for introducing yourselves.

Please ask any questions you like - I am sure someone on this board will come up with an illuminating answer.

To keep things on topic Peter - I have started a thread just for you on perforations.

See here: http://allgreendownload.com/MachinForum/viewtopic.php?p=245#245
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

aileron44 wrote:
Hello Derek, Larry, and everyone,

At first, I kept up with my album. However, for about the last ten years or so all I do is collect, that is, stuff everything into shoe boxes. I didn't want to stop, thinking that someday I'll get back to it but I've lost track of what I've collected.


I am sure that we all have gone through that kind of period in our lives. Quite often I get my meathooks on some accumulation and barely remove the key items that caught my eye before the rest get set aside for that "Someday Isle" vacation that never seems to come.

aileron44 wrote:
I subscribe to a new issue service so I don't think I've missed too many Machins. My problem is that even though I'm retired, I've gone back to work and have little time to devote to stamps.

We all have to make decisions in life " ...To eat and pay the mortgage, or to collect, that is the choice. ..." I probably should quit eating anyway.

aileron44 wrote:

Now I'm trying to catch up but know so little of what's been happening with Machins. I read a little and get awfully confused. I really don't know where to begin. I have a CD copy of the Deegam Handbook which I'm reading diligently and I think I'm beginning to put the pieces together.
Welcome to the club, I read a lot and still often find myself confused. But I have the looseleaf version which is a lot easier to prop on my belly at night as I wait for sleep to start. If I ever find all the answers I'll share.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 2:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Greetings from Moscow (Idaho) Reply with quote

clino wrote:
I prefer to collect used stamps, but I have recently purchased some mint Machins and I will most likely continue to do so.

I also prefer used Machins, in fact used stamps in general. It seems to make some things less complicated.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 3:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cdj1122 wrote:
Welcome to the club, I read a lot and still often find myself confused. But I have the loose leaf version which is a lot easier to prop on my belly at night as I wait for sleep to start. If I ever find all the answers I'll share.

I find the MCC catalogue better to fall asleep to, or Deegam volume 1. Both are bound and do not fall to pieces and spill pages when they fall on the floor as you doze off. Both are interesting reads too. Deegam I you can pick up 2nd hand cheapish, and most of the details of machins how and why, like the Kampf between Comb and APS, are in it - and it is entirely not green.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 6:49 am    Post subject: New member Reply with quote

Hi, my name is Dave, Ive been collecting stamps, mainly GB, on and off for 40 years.
In my early collecting days I gathered most of my stamps by buying kiloware. I wanted quantity rather than quality.

The stamps I first took real interest in were Wildings, but now that the kids have grown up and require less attention the many thousands of Machins I put aside in my search for Wildings are now getting looked at.

I look forward to reading the posts and learning more about this fasinating series of stamps.

Dave, all the best with this new Machin Forum.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Dave, welcome to the forum and all the joys that go with collecting Machins. Please jump in any time with questions or answers or even just observations.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 1:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello, my name is Ian and I've been collecting stamps semi-seriously for 35 years or so. I love the simplicity of GB definitives and the truly iconic Machin profile.
My main interest is polymer banknotes, about 30 countries have issued notes on plastic substrate with more expected soon, I felt this was an area I could collect every single issue and variety of note, in duplicate as I have two daughters I will leave them to.
However the sultan of Brunei has scuppered my ambitions by issuing a 10,000 Brunei dollar note, (worth more than 2000 GBP), so my collection will not have any examples of that one!
I live in Thailand right now, working for the British Council, so have to rely on packages from home and ebay for Machins, I have used the P.O. website to order the recent minisheets though.
I have a growing collection of Thai definitives too with some swaps if anyone is interested.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 3:08 pm    Post subject: Intoduction Reply with quote

Hello all,

I am the Finacial Officer for the Llanelli & District Philatelic Society and it is my job to make sure that the Societies money is spent wisely.

My own interests are mainly Flora & Forna form most of the world, I also have a modist collection of Machins and like most Machin collectors have yet to mount the stamps.

Another of my interests is Switzerland, the Pro Juventute issues.

I only collect used except were the mint copy is cheaper, but with intents of replacing it with a used copy when 'finanes' allow.

Excellent forum, thanks Dave for setting it up.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 5:23 pm    Post subject: Ian and Cashman Reply with quote

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It is good to see more members posting something about themselves. The title indicates an interest, if not an infatuation, in the Machin issue. However a casual glance at the mini-bios others have provided and a glance at the posts should indicate an overall love of stamps, all kinds of stamps.
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So if there are questions about any facet of collecting please consider tossing them on the cyber-table. I can't promise an answer, but I know that the members will try their best to share what knowledge we have.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Ian and Cashman1,

you had me going at first Ian - with your location of Bangkok - as we get a lot of spammers from that particular area of South East Asia - glad to see I was right to activate - not delete!!

Oh and by the way - a totally off-topic question.

Which town in the whole wide world has the most members on this board?

I won't make you work for the answer - it's Llanelli in Wales (UK) with 2.

For those of you who don't know of it is a small ex-colliery town down in the South - and my father (who is from Aberdare) tells me he has spent a few interesting nights at pubs in that town in his youth (of course we are talking about the 1940's so I assume it has changed a bit since then!).
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello,

My name is Gerry Klein - I have collected stamps (off & on) for about 40 years. I am supposed to be "retired" but I keep getting phone calls and did no learn to say "no" yet. So I do work part time.

I was interested in the stamps of Belgium and Korea in the early 1960s - completed Belgium. And then I discovered Machins. Studying Machins is almost like a forensic pursuit. I have a microscope with a measuring reticle, two UV lamps (short wave and long wave), and all the other philatelic tools to help characterize the little chips of paper.

My collecting philosophy for the Machins is to acquire, organize and display items that are the consequence of an intentional manufacturing process. This excludes the errors and printer's mistakes. There are more than enough of these to keep one busy.

I have the Deegam handbook (on CD), the Conniseur Catalog, Stanley Gibbons QEII special and their concise. (Why they have two totally different numbering systems for Machins in these two publications confounds me). And I am an avid admirer of Robin Harris' website.

I hope to be able to share experiences and ideas with other Machin nuts.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Gerry,

I am standing in for Dave while he takes a few days holiday in Wales. He has spent many long days setting up and organizing this forum.

Please read through all the postings that interest you, I am sure that you will gleen, no pun intended, a lot of handy information.

Have you mounted your collection of Machins yet? if so please share your method as I and many others are still working out the best way of laying them out.

Once again welcome and feel free to add your thoughts to the posts already running.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Hi, and welcome aboard.
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" .... Why they have two totally different numbering systems for Machins in these two publications confounds me .... "
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If you ever figure that one out, let us all know.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 4:46 pm    Post subject: New member Reply with quote

Hi,

My name is Ricardo, I live in North Texas, USA, started collecting Machin stamps for about 2 years or so, also collect GB, USA, Can and Mexico.

Machin stamps are fascinating and would like to learn more about them. I am pretty exhited about this forum and looking forward to enjoy to share information and learn from experienced Machin collectors.

Also would like exchange/swap Machins with fellow collectors.
Thank you.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the forum Ricardo - I hope you enjoy your time here and participate with questions and answers - you don't say if your interest is mint or used or both - there are collectors of all 3 here - many of them wishing to be involved in exchanges so I hope you find what you are looking for.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been "collecting" for over 38 years now but got only managed to get down to more serious collecting and enjoyment about 10 years ago.

My interests lies in birds stamps and stamps of the Straits Settlements and of course the Machins!

I started buying Machins in the early 80s when my local new issue dealer started carrying them and was attracted by the "simplicity" of its design and colours. Bought the 2nd edition of the Deegam catalogue some years back but did not delve into it much as I was too involved with the Stamp2.com website at that time.

I ordered the CD version of the Deegam last week on the 28th September and was ecstatic when it came yesterday! A mere 5 days from UK to Singapore.

Now I am telling myself I must, I must read every page of it. I collect (or is it accumulate?) mint and used. Looking forward to expand my knowledge from all you guys here.

Cheers!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Francis - I hope the forum becomes helpful for you - I see you have already helped one of our existing members with a useful posting (and mastered posting of images - excellent - a picture tells a 1000 words) - that's exactly what we like to see - well done.

As for the Deegam handbook - we have an expert as a member here - Charlie from Florida - cdj1122- who has read the hardback version from cover to cover - he must have done as he always knows the answers to questions - so if you need any help - ask away.

Please also remember, although this was set-up to be predominantly a Machin forum - feel free to talk about your other favourites - there are a couple of members here who share your thematic interests. There is a special thread set-up for non-Machin discussions.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello everyone

Iím a newbie (an oldbie actually) I collect pre-decimal machins and examples of their use.

I have been a stamp collector since my school days but in the 70s decided to concentrate on machins (I thought the design harking back to the penny black was brilliant) though the sheer multiplicity of the decimal issues lead me in the 80s to focus on the pre-decimal ones; at least they had a beginning and an end with just the depth to worry about.

Although I have been collecting for a while now Iím still without a 4d sepia GA Head B; I think I may have to wait for my lottery numbers come up for that one.

I do have a few basic questions (which will no doubt mark me as a thickie who should get out more) which I will post in the coming weeks.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome David, nice to have a pre-decimal expert on the board ... ask away - I don't promise answers myself, but there are many who will be able to do so.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 7:13 pm    Post subject: New member Introduction Reply with quote

Hi all
Found my way to this site by accident, whilst checking out information about Machin stamps.

I have been a stamp collector for more years than I care to remember. I have collected the usual GB. Commems, booklets, definitives in fact virtually any form of GB stamp. Including presentation packs and smilers.

I do believe that we are getting to a point of saturation with the numbers of commems etc now being issued but still continue to collect everything.

I have collected Machins since day 1, but not specialised enough to collect all the various papers, gums etc. Now finding it hard to understand all the different types of paper, gum, phosphors etc. So I will be trying to pick members brains for assistance or maybe able to assist anyone else if possible. I have the various reference books Deegam Hard copy and software just need the time to read them in depth.

Originally a Cardiff boy now living in Hertfordshire

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Cymruralf ... looks like we need a breath of fresh air right now so ask away.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 12:26 am    Post subject: 1stamper Reply with quote

My Name is Doug also known as d1stamper, formally 1stamper. I am married and have three boys, two are married and I have four grandchildren.

I have been collecting stamps as long as I can remember.

After I was married, I did not actively do anything with my stamps. I did during this time continue to accumulate any stamps that I came across. After retiring I started working to organize my stamps and decided that I would only collect used stamps of the world. (BIG BIG TASK).

I am in the process of trying to sell all my mint stamps, and my duplicate used stamps, so that I can buy more used stamps that are missing from my collection.

I still have many thousands of stamps to sort and catalogue for my collection.

My wife has been helping by sorting the stamps into countries, then into stamps that are the same. The wife is not a stamp collector.

I am trying to learn more about Machin stamps.

I am looking for a few more used stamps of Tanganyika.
I am missing Scott # 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 41, 56, O13, O16, O19.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 12:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Doug and welcome.

I don't suppose you have the SG number equivalents of the Tanganyika stamps you are looking for. As I also collect these - I might be able to help you out with a couple of the items you are looking for but I don't have a Scott catalogue to be able to recognise the numbers you quote.

Alternatively are you able to upload images of your requirements. I find Photo-bucket ( http://photobucket.com/ ) particularly easy to use for uploading images to the forum.

Please feel free to start a new topic under the "Stamps In General " forum if you want to discuss any other types of stamps than Machins, There is no restriction on what countries are discussed, but I do like to keep the Machins section for Machins as that is the prime purpose of those forums (forii!!!).
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2008 8:33 pm    Post subject: Total Novice Reply with quote

Hi, Jimmy, from Scotland here. As subject title states, I am a total novice to this game, so you will have plenty to chuckle about, if I make any/many posts!
I used to be at sea and have since been given collection of old envelopes and cards that I had acquired from them. Seeing the stamps made me want to do something with them, rather than just throw them out. I'm not sure of different stamp types, but hope machin collectors will put up with me in your midst, for a while at least.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2008 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Jimmy

Welcome. I hope you will free to ask questions. We all started as novices at some point.

I will be willing to help you if I can.

All the best.

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