2014-04-17

2014 update ...


welcome ...

definitive study predominates my philately ... album work continues for danmark, norway, sweden and germany...

the posts ranked below, reflect my current focus and needs ... 2014 new releases




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Scandinavia ... 2014-1900













sweden is a leader in issues




the bicolor are very attractive and a popular series









2014-09 issues needed to advance collections ... but older issues accepted in trade mixes ...

scandinavia postoffices ...

2014-01-13

Germany ... 2014-1900









I am currently working on deutches reich area ... "germania" regular stamps wanted ... I am sorting 5000 items by postmark city/year ...

my album is based on michel specialised database ... rebuilding my collection issue by issue will take some ... german philately is very technical - and unlike france philately ; no attention is given to the artists and engravers. the germania issues parallel the marianne series of france ... 1900 was the peak of postcard in europe ...  

if anyone has images of germania propaganda forgeries, please send me scans ... 10 and 15pfg.

collection subsets : Foreign PO overseas; and german occupations to 1922.

...more








2013-10-03

2014-2006 GB Decimal Machins ..



security cut - coded


security cut / no code

the latest machins bear security cuts and codes .   wanted GB machins 2013-06 .... will accept earlier lots to 1971. ... classic decimal !  (only recent NVIs) ...   in trade, I will send a pdf report of machins available...   lots are fine used for phosphor study.

GB machin study is a longtime interest, began in 1967 ... I subscribe to Douglas Myall's : Deegam Handbook CD ...

    2013-08-26

    2013-08-15

    France definitives wanted ... 2013-1876





    From beaujard





    • my prime interest : beaujard 2008-2013 :  new format, offsets, misperfs and phosphor vars ... coils, adhesives and sheet issues.
    • s.v.p. do not send special issues of france in trade... "petits formats" seulement . self-adhesives ...

    • other groups : liberte : sabine : mercure : paix : semeuse and sage ... Sage issues /w "chine" ovpts or china cancels (pre-ovpt) are also a longtime interest. ... part of my older "treaty port" collection ...
    • methodology water immersion is ineffective. the adhesive is tenacious, relative to other printers ... bestine (heptane) will assist ... if sending sheet or vertical coil stamps are preferred ... off-paper. if, sending self-adhesive issues - on-paper is OK ....
    more ...



    2013-01-03

    keep it simple ...



    ... please confirm a trade with me, before posting lots. ... always advise your mailing address - I no longer advance lots abroad , due to bad traders, who defaulted ... the best traders are honest and punctual ...

    I exchange by 30gm letter post : 100+ stamps at a time ...

    collectors who use detailed catalog-numbered wantlists... I will post lots to you on approval ... any accounting is yours to advise . please send 1:1 in return... I hope we will become repeat traders, and assist our mutual areas of philately .

    a pdf list of trade-lots will be sent to known traders on request.   the posts ranked below - reflect my collecting interests.

    stamptrader.ca@gmail.com

    2012-11-22

    zipcode databases ...

    when exploring postal history or postmarks ... a very useful tool are zip-codes.

    this site offers offers several online databases

    2012-10-18

    wolfgang massen : author ...

    a new compilation of german philatelic studies is reported on the APS research blog ...

    mainz hosts the debut ...

    2012-06-21

    StampCat V10 from norway ...



    a new upgrade released ... trialware available !

    this is a fabulous tool for collector or researcher in philately ... store multiple images within 1 record file ... the latest version of the program is larger, with many great new features ...database format (.MDB) and runs on Jet4 I use this program to organise trading partners, trade lots, auction finds, and special projects and album management. it provides a quick way to organise notes, and datestamp activities .... like science-lab , notes are important !

      2011-12-15

      tourist sheet imitations ... wanted


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      ... I will trade for koban imitations, with cancel forms shown above...

      my philatelic studies over the years focused mainly on treaty ports and foreign mails of China and Japan ... certainly the Hong Kong PO played a majour role, as clearing house for the bulk of sea-mail during the 19c... today, my collections include the typographic kobans of Japan - 1876-92; and the imitative woodblock reproductions : 1892-1910 of Maeda Kihei (a.k.a. Kamigata) ... explorative research in the woodblock area is ongoing, and I assist the ISJP CD project on forgeries ...

      do visit the isjp.org : online lookups for "signed forgeries" are posted (sanko-mozo) ... for genuine kobans I reference to the JPS specialised catalog 2007 ; for imitation kobans, the ISJP 2002 V2 CD on forgeries ...


      just completed : survey of imitation botas ...



      koban imitations of japan : plating studies





      koban imitations, with cancel froms shown below ... are needed for plating studies.   the "spiro sheets" exist in multiples or 5*5 sheets ... most of these bear 9 no-date roman letter cancel forms "jokohama" or "nagasaki" ... also known are "white cross"and "star" indicia

      5rin, 1 2, 4, 5 and 10sen sheets known to date ... also singles, pairs or block images ... this aids my plating study and analysis of the cancel matrices ...  scans welcomed also.     tourist sheet imitations also required, for ongoing cancel studies ...  these values are : 1,2,3,4,5,6,8,10.12,15,20,30,45 and 50sen.




      2010-08-09

      SAP gums ... a solution

      the UK , France and other nations are producing SAPs (self-adhesive) products that are well-stuck to papers.

      philatelic hinge or gum removers have proven ineffective with 2009 security cut machins, or 2008-9 Beaujard and marianne series ... the machin forum offers this solution , for off-paper stamps... albumbound.

      I include a chemical analysis ... a.k.a. rubber cement thinner
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