What do you collect?

What do you collect?

Post by Victor Mant » Sun, 19 Aug 2012 22:49:36



In the past we run several times postings with the subject: What do you
collect? This way we could learn more about the philatelic interests of the
participants in RCSD and know better one another.

I will start by (re)introducing myself. As noted in my signature, I'm
interested in the topics "Art on Stamps" and "Communism on Postal Stamps."
Other interests are Romanian stamps and philatelic webmastering. Humor
related to stamps is also a subject that interests me.

How about you? TIA.

--
Victor Manta, PWO, AIJP

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Philatelic Webmasters Organization: http://pwmo.org/
Art on Stamps: http://artonstamps.org/
Romania by Stamps: http://marci-postale.com/
Communism on Stamps: http://reds-on.postalstamps.biz/
Spanish North Africa: http://www.sna-on.postalstamps.biz/
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What do you collect?

Post by Jim » Tue, 21 Aug 2012 11:43:37



Quote:
> In the past we run several times postings with the subject: What do you
> collect? This way we could learn more about the philatelic interests of
> the participants in RCSD and know better one another.

> I will start by (re)introducing myself. As noted in my signature, I'm
> interested in the topics "Art on Stamps" and "Communism on Postal
> Stamps." Other interests are Romanian stamps and philatelic
> webmastering. Humor related to stamps is also a subject that interests me.

> How about you? TIA.

I collect US just because they are simple to obtain. Have nearly a mint
collection all the way back to the 20's. Beyond that I tend to collect
things about space including stamps, event covers(launches etc), some of
my favorite covers now are from Ariane V launches by Arianespace from
French. A side note, I got my wife started collecting stamps with
penguins on them, keeps her interested when we go to stamp shows. She
has a pretty good small topical collection now.

Jim

 
 
 

What do you collect?

Post by Don Leve » Tue, 21 Aug 2012 21:32:52



Quote:
> In the past we run several times postings with the subject: What do you
> collect? This way we could learn more about the philatelic interests of
> the participants in RCSD and know better one another.

> I will start by (re)introducing myself. As noted in my signature, I'm
> interested in the topics "Art on Stamps" and "Communism on Postal
> Stamps." Other interests are Romanian stamps and philatelic
> webmastering. Humor related to stamps is also a subject that interests me.

> How about you? TIA.

I am a casual collector of US stamps, up through 1985 (my son does
1885-present).  We're both in this purely for pleasure rather than
investment value, though finding something valuable is certainly nice.

 -Don

 
 
 

What do you collect?

Post by Pierre COURTIAD » Wed, 22 Aug 2012 15:26:48


I have collected stamps from France since 1954 (I was 10).

I stopped buying the newly issued stamps on 1st jan 2002,
a symbolic date (the last stamps with a face value in French Francs
disappeared at that date). The reason was not of course the
introduction of Euro, but the silly policy of the issuing authority
trying to sell more and more stamps, booklets, souvenir sheets,
personalized stamps and all kinds of cinderellas.

Amongst this ugly stuff about only 10% of nice looking engraved
stamps, the remaining being mostly computer designed stamps
based on photographies.

As my "to have" list of stamps from France is now consisting of
about 15 stamps plus some "end of catalog", I only buy these
remaining stamps. Due to their price, it takes time and I will
never have all of them ...

I also began sorting out a "shoe box" of about 8,000 stamps from
Australia that I bought 10 years ago. It took me nearly 2 months to
nearly complete the job.

I also collect "oddities" or amusing covers.

--
Regards,
Pierre Courtiade

to answer me, please replace NOSPAM by my family name

 
 
 

What do you collect?

Post by Sir F.A. Rie » Wed, 22 Aug 2012 23:44:16


Quote:
>I also began sorting out a "shoe box" of about 8,000 stamps from
>Australia that I bought 10 years ago. It took me nearly 2 months to
>nearly complete the job.

If you are interested in minutae, get a copy of the Brusden-White
cataloge for Australia. Of the KGV 1d [and many others], which sell
for pennies, there's quite a range of sub-varities and some are very
rare! Should you find those, you might get enough to finance your
remaining 15!

Having given up on the US when the 50 "Everything" began to appear, I
specialize in Victorian GB - with sides in Australia and Egypt
[pre-UAR]

 
 
 

What do you collect?

Post by John Ra » Thu, 23 Aug 2012 09:52:41


On Sat, 18 Aug 2012 09:49:36 -0400, "Victor Manta"

Quote:

>In the past we run several times postings with the subject: What do you
>collect? This way we could learn more about the philatelic interests of the
>participants in RCSD and know better one another.

>I will start by (re)introducing myself. As noted in my signature, I'm
>interested in the topics "Art on Stamps" and "Communism on Postal Stamps."
>Other interests are Romanian stamps and philatelic webmastering. Humor
>related to stamps is also a subject that interests me.

>How about you? TIA.

I collect anything philatelic relating to Fiji (stamps, postal
stationery, postcards and postal history) plus, as a sideline, the
postmarks of French Polynesia.
--
John Ray
 
 
 

What do you collect?

Post by Billn » Fri, 24 Aug 2012 02:06:31



Quote:
> In the past we run several times postings with the subject: What do you
> collect? This way we could learn more about the philatelic interests of
> the participants in RCSD and know better one another.

> I will start by (re)introducing myself. As noted in my signature, I'm
> interested in the topics "Art on Stamps" and "Communism on Postal
> Stamps." Other interests are Romanian stamps and philatelic
> webmastering. Humor related to stamps is also a subject that interests me.

> How about you? TIA.

I collect US, Australia, Portugal, and Great Britain -- the latter three
after visits to those countries. I bought packets in each country and
brought them home. I picked up the Australian stamps in a Melbourne
department store in 1985. They still had a stamp counter. Such counters
disappeared in the US back in the 50's or 60's. I picked up the British
stamps at Stanley Gibbons main store on the Strand in London. I got the
Portuguese stamps from a dealer in Lisbon in a fifth-floor walkup (no
elevator) office.

I also try to keep up with computer related stamps.

Bill

 
 
 

What do you collect?

Post by gogu » Fri, 24 Aug 2012 06:37:24




Quote:
>I have collected stamps from France since 1954 (I was 10).
> I stopped buying the newly issued stamps on 1st jan 2002, a symbolic date
> (the last stamps with a face value in French Francs disappeared at that
> date). The reason was not of course the introduction of Euro, but the
> silly policy of the issuing authority trying to sell more and more stamps,
> booklets, souvenir sheets, personalized stamps and all kinds of
> cinderellas.
> Amongst this ugly stuff about only 10% of nice looking engraved stamps,
> the remaining being mostly computer designed stamps based on
> photographies.
> As my "to have" list of stamps from France is now consisting of about 15
> stamps plus some "end of catalog", I only buy these remaining stamps. Due
> to their price, it takes time and I will never have all of them ...

> I also began sorting out a "shoe box" of about 8,000 stamps from Australia
> that I bought 10 years ago. It took me nearly 2 months to nearly complete
> the job.

> I also collect "oddities" or amusing covers.

> --
> Regards,
> Pierre Courtiade

> to answer me, please replace NOSPAM by my family name

I collect 4 countries namely Romania, Greece, Vatican and San Marino.
I want to complete a collection with all the S/S from each country and
secondly to put together collections with normal stamps from those four
countries but only what pleases my eyes, that is mainly paintings on stamps,
athletic events, war time stamps and similar.

PS
    Nice greek family name you have;-)

 
 
 

What do you collect?

Post by Jerry OH » Sat, 25 Aug 2012 15:58:53


After being away from my books for years I'm back to US used ,used
blocks of 4, EFO'S ,tax & war savings ,ration ,christmas seals. I even
have a box of envelops from my cable company with dead letter office
stamped marks , people putting the wrong denotation stamps on the
envelope. The best is some one using The Mr. Zip logo from a sheet of
stamps. And some envelops cancelled with no stamps.

Jerry

http://community.webtv.net/awoodbutcher/WOODPROJECTS

 
 
 

What do you collect?

Post by Pierre COURTIAD » Sat, 25 Aug 2012 21:38:25


Quote:
>> I also began sorting out a "shoe box" of about 8,000 stamps from
>> Australia that I bought 10 years ago. It took me nearly 2 months to
>> nearly complete the job.

Sir F.A. Rien answered :

Quote:
> If you are interested in minutiae, get a copy of the Brusden-White
> catalogue for Australia. Of the KGV 1d [and many others], which sell
> for pennies, there's quite a range of sub-varities and some are very
> rare! Should you find those, you might get enough to finance your
> remaining 15!

Yes : I am aware of the existence of the Brusden-White, this "bible" for
Australia stamps.

For the time beeing, I juste used the *very* basic Yvert & Tellier
(for this country) ; for instance, they do not even mention the ~ 20
stamps printed (in the 1960's) on "Helecon" (phosphorescent) paper !

In a second step, I will use a better catalogue (the "Comprehensive
Catalogue of Australia Stamps") that I already have in old issues.
Apparently it is no more published (not a big problem for me as
I am not very interested in modern stamps from OZ).

After that 2d step, I will surely invest in a set of Brusden-Whites
or in one or 2 volumes to begin.

Which volumes would you suggest to acquire first ?

Quote:
> Having given up on the US when the 50 "Everything" began to appear, I
> specialize in Victorian GB - with sides in Australia and Egypt
> [pre-UAR]

I have hundreds of old GB stamps : it will be my next country to sort
out ... in 10 years ? When I have finished to classify my KGV's
from OZ :-)

--
Cheers,
Pierre Courtiade

 
 
 

What do you collect?

Post by Pierre COURTIAD » Sat, 25 Aug 2012 21:39:16


gogu wrote :

Quote:
> ........
>    Nice greek family name you have;-)

Thank you : I was not aware of that !
May be "COURTIADES" would "sound" more greek than COURTIADE ?

Does that family name have any meaning in greek language (my learning of
ancient greek at school during 4 years is quite far away - more than 50
years ago !)

BTW, my family name comes from the SW of France (between Bordeaux and
Toulouse).

--
All the best,
Pierre

 
 
 

What do you collect?

Post by Sir F.A. Rie » Sat, 25 Aug 2012 23:23:38


Quote:
>After that 2d step, I will surely invest in a set of Brusden-Whites
>or in one or 2 volumes to begin.
>Which volumes would you suggest to acquire first ?

Get what you can - I have the single loose leaf volume

Quote:
>I have hundreds of old GB stamps : it will be my next country to sort
>out ... in 10 years ? When I have finished to classify my KGV's
>from OZ :-)

Hundreds? There are about 3000 separately identifiable Penny Blacks!
<G>
 
 
 

What do you collect?

Post by Victor Mant » Sun, 26 Aug 2012 05:26:28



Quote:

> May be "COURTIADES" would "sound" more greek than COURTIADE ?

> Does that family name have any meaning in greek language (my learning of
> ancient greek at school during 4 years is quite far away - more than 50
> years ago !)

"We do not have a record of the primary ethnicity of the name Courtiade.
Many surnames travel around the world throughout the ages, making their
original nationality and ethnicity difficult to trace. "

http://www.ancientfaces.com/research/surname/Courtiade/courtiade-fami...

D sol , Pierre, it's the best info that I could find so far, together with
the stamp dedicated to you on:
http://sna-on.postalstamps.biz/rcsd/participants.htm

:-)

--
Victor Manta, PWO, AIJP

----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Spanish North Africa: http://www.sna-on.postalstamps.biz/
Philatelic Webmasters Organization: http://pwmo.org/
Art on Stamps: http://artonstamps.org/
Romania by Stamps: http://marci-postale.com/
Communism on Stamps: http://reds-on.postalstamps.biz/
----------------------------------------------------------------------------  

 
 
 

What do you collect?

Post by gogu » Sun, 26 Aug 2012 05:36:55




Quote:
> gogu wrote :
>> ........
>>    Nice greek family name you have;-)
> Thank you : I was not aware of that !
> May be "COURTIADES" would "sound" more greek than COURTIADE ?

Yes, but in French greek names usually "lose" their "s" termination, like
Platini (accent on last i in French) which is originaly Italian and the
accent was in the first i...

Quote:
> Does that family name have any meaning in greek language (my learning of
> ancient greek at school during 4 years is quite far away - more than 50
> years ago !)

Nope but it's a rather rare (and beautiful) name even in Greece.
It reminds of a person related to education, a school teacher or something
like that, don't ask me how I have this "image" in my mind;-)
Some people say/believe that some family names have a "relation" with the
profession people do and your name is one of them IMO...

Quote:
> BTW, my family name comes from the SW of France (between Bordeaux and
> Toulouse).

Who knows where your ancestor came many generations ago...
They could have moved in SW France from say, Marseille area where the greek
element was quite large many centuries ago...

rgrds

--

E' mai possibile, oh porco di un cane, che le avventure
in codesto reame debban risolversi tutte con grandi
puttane!    F.d.A

Coins, travels and more:
http://s208.photobucket.com/albums/bb120/golanule/
http://gogu.enosi.org/index.html

Quote:

> --
> All the best,
> Pierre

 
 
 

What do you collect?

Post by gogu » Sun, 26 Aug 2012 06:21:11




Quote:


>> gogu wrote :
>>> ........
>>>    Nice greek family name you have;-)

>> Thank you : I was not aware of that !
>> May be "COURTIADES" would "sound" more greek than COURTIADE ?

> Yes, but in French greek names usually "lose" their "s" termination, like
> Platini (accent on last i in French) which is originaly Italian and the
> accent was in the first i...

>> Does that family name have any meaning in greek language (my learning of
>> ancient greek at school during 4 years is quite far away - more than 50
>> years ago !)

> Nope but it's a rather rare (and beautiful) name even in Greece.
> It reminds of a person related to education, a school teacher or something
> like that, don't ask me how I have this "image" in my mind;-)
> Some people say/believe that some family names have a "relation" with the
> profession people do and your name is one of them IMO...

>> BTW, my family name comes from the SW of France (between Bordeaux and
>> Toulouse).

> Who knows where your ancestor came many generations ago...
> They could have moved in SW France from say, Marseille area where the
> greek element was quite large many centuries ago...

Actually your family name seems to be strongly related to anotherb greek
family name (quite common this one...), that of Courtidis (Courtides in
French, Kourtidis in greek)).
While searching for the origins of your name you should may consider the
posibility that your name was writen initially with a k instead of c, namely
Kourtiades (which is closely related to that of Kourtidis as I said).

rgrds

--

E' mai possibile, oh porco di un cane, che le avventure
in codesto reame debban risolversi tutte con grandi
puttane!    F.d.A

Coins, travels and more:
http://s208.photobucket.com/albums/bb120/golanule/
http://gogu.enosi.org/index.html