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Posted Nov 30, -1 0:00 by Archived Messages (archive)

Posted Nov 30, -1 0:00 by Richard Fraj (imported from old message board)

Richard Frajola

Use the Phila Mercury Board Please - This message board has now moved here.
 
I suggest that you create a Phila Mercury registration as "regular" rather than "post only". In either case, a single login will last an extended period of time. The regular registration will allow you to use all of the functions.  
 
The new board doesn't like AOL. So, please post here only if you are bound by AOL and I will transfer the post to the new board.

Name:Richard Frajola [Msgid=1428591] * [LoginName=Richard Frajola]

Posted Jun 11, 07 16:13 by Matt Liebson (imported from old message board)

second post

test #2

Posted Jun 12, 07 10:50 by Richard Frajola (imported from old message board)

Box Length

Testing box length by longer gibbersih post. Steve: tough to say. The later Rochester handstamps aren't particularly valuable, but any streetcar on an interesting ad cover is a good thing. $50 isn't probably too horrible a retail price, assuming clean condition and in-period (i.e., 1900-1901) use

Posted Jun 12, 07 11:09 by Dave S. (imported from old message board)

Bomars Third on CD

Test Message for Richard's New Board
----------------------------------------
 
An Announcement

Bomar's Third Edition is complete on CD and ready for distribution. If printed out, it would be over 800 pages. Files are in .pdf format, viewable with Adobe Reader or equivalent. 98% of the illustrations are in color.

All expos and worlds fairs from the second edition have expanded coverage with new markings where appropriate, and revised earliest/latest known dates of use.

In addition, I have added much information on regional and industrial expos, some of which Bomar mentioned in passing at the end of the second edition, and some of which have never been reported. In many instances, the only postal artifacts from these are advertising covers/cards or advertising labels. Appendices include short biographies on prominent collectors of exposition material.

Four free copies will be sent out this week.
- the Library of Congress
- Ruth Bomar
- Richard Graham of Linn's for review
- Ellen Peachey of APRL.

Cost of the CD is $56.00 which includes sending via priority mail.
Each purchaser is granted a license to print one copy of any or all pages.
Statement to that effect on inside of dust cover.
Dave Savadge
PO Box 580
Livermore Calif. 94550
 
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DEATH TO SPAMMERS!!

Posted Jun 12, 07 11:28 by Richard Frajola (imported from old message board)

Real Names Please

For future reference, please use real names to register. That hi-jacking nonsense was the final straw for me. I really hate to go with a new format but this system allows for searching, etc. ...


Posted Jun 12, 07 11:38 by Richard Frajola (imported from old message board)

Jimbo

Do me a favor please - see if you can modify or delete your prior post. I know that I can delete posts. Thanks


Posted Jun 12, 07 11:42 by Jim Watson (imported from old message board)

Modified Post

Richard,
I already found I could edit my first post.  It was pretty easy.

Do you still want me to delete it or the next one?  I'll do so if you wish.

BTW, how do I edit my registration.  I'll get rid of the jimbonita.



Posted Jun 12, 07 11:45 by Richard Frajola (imported from old message board)

Test features

Jimbo - No need to kill Jimbonita, just register again and I'll see if I can kill the old one. Looks like bold has to be done using the formats at top of message box. 

Posted Jun 12, 07 11:49 by Jim Watson (imported from old message board)

So much for that solution!

Richard,
I just tried to reregister.  I got this response:

The Email Address specified already has a password associated with it.
Only one password per email address is allowed.

Use the Back Button on your web browser to return to the previous page and correct the error.



Posted Jun 12, 07 11:49 by Jim Watson (imported from old message board)

Hijacked Computers are just no damn' fun!

Having just recovered from a hijacking by WinAntiVirusPro2006-2007, Richard has my sympathy.  It took me well over two weeks as I tried to get rid of the nasty hijacker.  None of the available solutions worked.  The final solution was to salvage the application data that was possible and then cleaning the hard drive and reinstalling Windows XP Professional.  That left me with having to reinstall all of my applications.  I'm still trying to get them back to the pre-hijack status.  This experience is why the response when I attempted to log on to Richard's board was so scary.  The thought of having to repeat the process was blood-curdling - really!

Posted Jun 12, 07 11:55 by Richard Frajola (imported from old message board)

Registration Deleted

Jimbo - I think I just deleted your old registration. Guess I really didn't have to if you put your name in the name field ...


Posted Jun 12, 07 12:00 by Jim Watson (imported from old message board)

That seems to have worked!

Richard,
I think this works now.

One thing that may be of use is a log note which says something like "message edited at time/date.'  As it stands now, it appears that messages can be edited ad infinitum.  That could lead to confusion.  I can imagine an insult which is corrected after the response has been posted.  It could lead to some unnecessary confrontations. People could also correct their errors and the comments could forever point out their error.


Posted Jun 12, 07 12:07 by Richard Frajola (imported from old message board)

Time stamp modifications

I'll see if that can be done. I can also get rid of the format bar which would enable HTML.
 

Posted Jun 12, 07 12:10 by Jim Watson (imported from old message board)

An Image?

Jamaican Stamp

I had to delete the link text.

Posted Jun 12, 07 12:39 by Gerry Farrelly (imported from old message board)

Does it work?

Password acqisition was quick and easy. No checking post.

Modify  Now checking post.




Posted Jun 12, 07 12:46 by David D' (imported from old message board)

test

test message


Posted Jun 12, 07 12:46 by Richard Frajola (imported from old message board)

Image test

 
inserted image here:
cover
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Posted Jun 12, 07 12:48 by Gerry Farrelly (imported from old message board)

Is there a preview?

I don't see a preview button yet still looking. Found it, little magnifying glass on left! Now  looking for spell check. Found it on far right.  

Does it work with    http://members.cox.net/gerryf/405%20Seattle%20Postage%20due.jpg

or with

<a href=" http://members.cox.net/gerryf/405%20Seattle%20Postage%20due.jpg  ">THIS</a>

 .

Posted Jun 12, 07 12:49 by David D' (imported from old message board)

I can post - but I can't vote

maybe you can't vote if you were not registered when the vote was posted?


Posted Jun 12, 07 12:50 by Gerry Farrelly (imported from old message board)

Makes life easier for posting link

EOM



Posted Jun 12, 07 12:51 by Richard Frajola (imported from old message board)

Features

Preview button second in from left. The link generator doesn't seem to work properly (as expected) however, the "<>" icon allows one to edit the HTML directly.
 
If you click on user name it shows email address of registered user.

Posted Jun 12, 07 12:52 by Dave S. (imported from old message board)

Additional comments

Gerry....both formats work for your pics.
 
Richard....But they open in the same window.
It would be nice to have the capability to open a link in a new window.
 
If I click on the name of the individual who posted the message, I can see their email address.
Is there a way to make this private?
So far those are my only criticisms.

Posted Jun 12, 07 12:59 by Richard Frajola (imported from old message board)

Email addresses

David - Yes I can turn that feature off but only as a universal variable. I don't know if it is a good thing or bad thing to have emails - there doesn't appear to be a private messaging system available.

Posted Jun 12, 07 13:05 by Gerry Farrelly (imported from old message board)

Will this site include search capability?

Have to go to work now. Check back later. So far I like the capabilities of this site. Especially like link without hypertext. I made a lot of bad posts on the current site before I figured that out. Spell check and formatting looks good too.


Posted Jun 12, 07 13:11 by Ken Srail (imported from old message board)

Thanks Richard

Thank you for your efforts to keep the board going.  Registration and posting were a breeze

Posted Jun 12, 07 13:18 by Richard Frajola (imported from old message board)

Search

Gerry - There is a search button above the main message center. I haven't tried it - maybe only works after a "spider" - also don't know how many posts fit on a page.


Posted Jun 12, 07 13:24 by Bill Weiss (imported from old message board)

first message

Just registered, with ease. Seems to work fine.

Posted Jun 12, 07 13:25 by Bill H (imported from old message board)

New Board

Looks fine to me. I too am concrned about the access to our e-mail address.
 
Bill H

Posted Jun 12, 07 13:28 by Richard Frajola (imported from old message board)

emails

I changed it so that email addresses do not show now

Posted Jun 12, 07 13:28 by Ralf Reinhold (imported from old message board)

Registration OK

Hi! After some days without the possibility to enter the regular board this now works fine for me. Hasta luego.

Posted Jun 12, 07 13:30 by Kevin Preece (imported from old message board)

First Message

Just testing.

Posted Jun 12, 07 13:36 by Richard Frajola (imported from old message board)

Images

This board has an FTP ability that I think allows users to upload images onto the site directly. I am hesitant to employ it. Thoughts welcome.

Posted Jun 12, 07 13:50 by Bill Longley (imported from old message board)

Message width

First post. Richard- I would be curious to know if the width is adjustable, or can be adjusted. I liked the width of the posts on the old board better. This test format takes up a lot of space vertically, and doesn't maximize the horizontal space available (on my screen).

Bill
   

Posted Jun 12, 07 13:54 by Richard Coffey (imported from old message board)

test

Looks nice here.

Posted Jun 12, 07 14:05 by Richard Frajola (imported from old message board)

Screen Width

Bill L - I was on the phone with support regarding this very matter when you posted. I can't control it and any change made by the host would entail change on all hosted boards. I will lobby for that but don't expect any change.

Posted Jun 12, 07 14:43 by Roger Heath (imported from old message board)

New Board

Aloha Richard -
I'm using the Mac posting page.

The width is perfect for me, the text is black, and I love the idea of having a spell checker.

A feature I really like on the old Board is having the "posters" name at the top of his post in "normal" size font. These windows show the names at the end of the post and in a very small font, which makes the post "topic" appear much more important than the person. I like the idea of the person being more important.

Roger

Posted Jun 12, 07 14:47 by mark (imported from old message board)

my test

my test

Posted Jun 12, 07 14:55 by Knud-Erik Andersen (imported from old message board)

New board

It works fine for me (I hope). :O)

Posted Jun 12, 07 14:58 by Richard Frajola (imported from old message board)

Richard Frajola

Roger - I suppose we can, by convention, list our names in title.

Posted Jun 12, 07 15:40 by Richard Frajola (imported from old message board)

Richard Frajola

I'll be darned, I was able to fix the width! I think ... If anybody has a problem with width collapsing, please advise


Posted Jun 12, 07 15:51 by Charles Deaton (imported from old message board)

First Message

Just checking in for the first time.
 
Charles Deaton

Posted Jun 12, 07 16:02 by David Lobdell (imported from old message board)

New Board Test


Trial message using Mac Safari browser.

Posted Jun 12, 07 16:06 by Stan Grove (imported from old message board)

dipping my toe in

Kudos to the ever-accomodating Richard (and Matt) . . .

Posted Jun 12, 07 16:14 by Richard Frajola (imported from old message board)

Richard Frajola

I should mention that this board has flexibility and can be expanded with additional "forums" added should I/we decide.
 
I think using names in the message title box is a good idea.

Posted Jun 12, 07 16:20 by Richard Frajola (imported from old message board)

Richard Frajola

Jeff W - Please check your URL - should work if you have the image online. The FTP function is not active.
 
added: Jeff the URL: http://lh6.google.co.uk/image/jeffanddana/Rm78gs1pJJI/AAAAAAAAAEY/9c7Ru10FMGo/1904-02-13-GSY-to-Ohio-shortpaid-300.jpg won't open directly in my browser - that might be the problem.

Posted Jun 12, 07 16:30 by Richard Frajola (imported from old message board)

Richard Frajola

Mark R - Try editing your post with "<>" icon which allows direct access to the HTML code.

Posted Jun 12, 07 16:31 by Chip g (imported from old message board)

Blackberry test

This is a test message from my blackberry. Posts are readable from this, including embedded images. However, there is a "Click here to view only this message" that is appended to each title. However, can still "check in" when not at home. Chip

Posted Jun 12, 07 16:39 by Roger Heath (imported from old message board)

Roger Heath

Richard -
Now you have "fixed" the width of the Board, I must scroll sideways.

The Board doesn't expand and contract according to our browser windows as does the old board. I have to admit this problem is one of the reasons I rarely visited Mauro's Board after he started it, every line must be scrolled right sideways, then back to the left to start reading the next line!

Maybe reverting to your first width will work while users adjust their font size according their preferred window width.

I know this is just the saem as laying out an exhibition page. Just as you think you get it right, someone else looks at it and asks, "Why did you do that?"

Roger

Posted Jun 12, 07 16:40 by Richard Frajola (imported from old message board)

Richard Frajola

Chip G - There is one of those stupid "hover" popups that has the text you describe. Doubt if I can kill it.

Posted Jun 12, 07 16:42 by Richard Frajola (imported from old message board)

Richard Frajola

Roger - Maybe I can figure out the appropriate HTML needed to adjust the width to the browser being used.
 
If anybody else can help with the needed HTML, please email me.
 
PS - Have to take a break - three days with various boards has made my head ache!

Posted Jun 12, 07 16:45 by John Moore (imported from old message board)

Auction Results

JUST AS A TEST OF THE NEW SITE:

I don't recall ever having to follow up so closely on lots I won as from two recent auctions:

Finally received my Harmers lots won mid last month.  They didn't have me down as paying, even though my bank statement showed my check cleared end of May.  After an apology for their mistake, my lots arrived today.

On the Bennett Auction, after waiting a couple weeks for an invoice to arrive, I had to finally call to get one sent.  They said one should have been sent already but it never got to me.

I guess I should be thankful that at least the lots weren't lost in transit!

Posted Jun 12, 07 17:09 by John C (imported from old message board)

Harmers

John M- I too had to follow up with them on my lots.  They did look very busy putting together several auctions when we were there.

Posted Jun 12, 07 17:09 by Mark Rogers (imported from old message board)

Mark Rogers

Test post with link to image.
 
 
 

Posted Jun 12, 07 17:10 by Jeff Cole (imported from old message board)

Test Post

Richard/Matt,
 
Thank you for your hard work.

Posted Jun 12, 07 17:26 by Chip Gliedman (imported from old message board)

Getting to my profile page

Can't seem to find a link to change my password or email address.  Anyone know how to get to such a link?
Thanks
Chip

Posted Jun 12, 07 17:33 by Charles L. Williams (imported from old message board)

Test post

Test post -


Posted Jun 12, 07 17:41 by Tom Mazza (imported from old message board)

Second try

 
tcm

Posted Jun 12, 07 17:42 by Richard Frajola (imported from old message board)

Richard Frajola

Chip G - There is no profile page with this system. I can kill your old registration or you can register again with a new email and new password.  


Posted Jun 12, 07 17:43 by Vince Costello (imported from old message board)

Vince Costello

Test message
 
I am now registered on this board.
 
Richard, Thanks for finding a new site.
 
Vince

Posted Jun 12, 07 17:48 by Roger Heath (imported from old message board)

Roger Heath

Richard & All -
I really like the search feature. If we all put our names in the topic window, and "salute" the person we are communicating with by name, a search of either person's name results in a readable thread (with a few inconsistancies when users have the same first name). If we adapt a convention from the start, open for suggestions, it will make searching the archives very easy. There are other search possibilities I haven't thought of.

Roger

Posted Jun 12, 07 18:03 by Jeffrey Wallace (imported from old message board)

Jeffrey Wallace

Richard,
 
I changed my Guernsey post to pull the picture from photobucket, can you see it now?  Separately, I've sent you an e-mail illustrating that I can see the image in my browser.
 
cheers,
Jeffrey
 

Posted Jun 12, 07 19:07 by Lawrence LeBel (imported from old message board)

Ok I'm in too

Registration was a breeze...........the Malware popup that occurred when I'd visit board first thing in the morning was very disturbing.
 
Thanks, Richard & Matt for resolving this.

Posted Jun 12, 07 19:27 by Jim W-S (imported from old message board)

Hi all

Just seeing if I can get in.

Posted Jun 12, 07 19:51 by Ken Collins (imported from old message board)

Test Message

Testing image posting:

Posted Jun 12, 07 20:11 by Gary Kohnke (imported from old message board)

Test Message

Hi

Posted Jun 12, 07 20:26 by Tom Mills (imported from old message board)

Test Message

Test meassage as I see we currently have 100%  agreement on the move to this new board. Tom

Posted Jun 12, 07 20:41 by Larry Ballantyne (imported from old message board)

Test Message

Richard,
 
Testing a message. Thanks for all your and Matt's hard work in setting up and maintaining this message board.
 
Larry

Posted Jun 12, 07 20:54 by The Other Dave S (imported from old message board)

Portland show

David Snow.....If you are out there lurking, please "e" me regarding the August show in Portland.
I have a very unusual request, well at least it will seem strange at first glance.
 
nnomad55 (at) sbcglobal (period) net
 
Thanks.

Posted Jun 12, 07 21:49 by ken zierer (imported from old message board)

Test Linking

Test test test   Link


Posted Jun 12, 07 21:53 by John Cunningham (imported from old message board)

Test image


Posted Jun 12, 07 21:56 by ken zierer (imported from old message board)

Good site

I like this board but I wish the right click was not disabled.  If someone posts a photo and you want to save it, you have to go to the source code to get the URL.  Otherwise this site seems to be an improvement. 

Posted Jun 13, 07 2:44 by Ralf Reinhold (imported from old message board)

Test & Quest

If there's anybody interested in my site on Alfonso XIII definitives, please click here:

http://www.alfonsoxiii.edu.tf

Posted Jun 13, 07 8:35 by Julian Jones (imported from old message board)

Just testing

Hi Richard

thanks for responding to my email over night.

Posted Jun 13, 07 8:50 by Richard Frajola (imported from old message board)

Richard Frajola

It's official. Board has now moved here. Still a few bugs to work out but I think it will be better.

Posted Jun 13, 07 9:09 by Bill Duffney (imported from old message board)

Test

Test only

Posted Jun 13, 07 9:42 by Mark Rogers (imported from old message board)

Mark Rogers

David D - I would vote that your circular clearly seems to be prepaid for the Cunard line. I had one of those - they are very rare.
 
 
While there should be the Canadian due marking, obviously that was not always applied.

Posted Jun 13, 07 10:02 by Richard Frajola (imported from old message board)

Vote is in.

It's Unanimous! Move is final.


Posted Jun 13, 07 10:10 by David D' (imported from old message board)

printed matter

Mark -
thanks for the vote.  You have a circular on your webpage that that you indicate was paid through.  Was there anything in the postal treaty with Canada that allowed for payment of printed matter to destination?  In looking at the Nova Scotia postal regulations, it appears that they were always to collect postage due from the lines for printed matter.
While you are looking at the wrapper - are the stamps type IV (#9)?  I think they are, but I'm never too sure about 1 cent 1851s.  The image  http://dalessandris.net/pm1851.aspx might be a bit clearer.

Posted Jun 13, 07 10:22 by Mark Rogers (imported from old message board)

Mark Rogers

David D - To my knowledge, it was illegal to "pay through" during this time period. Postage was still "to the lines" if I recall. The circular I had, appears to have been accepted as paid through.
 
 
There was a lot of misunderstanding and confusion during this time period about rates to Canada, among the public, and even some postmasters it seems.
 
In the case of your circular, since it went to Halifax, I'm playing the odds by guessing it was most likely the Cunard line and not a land route. However, the St Johns address crossed-out, does bring some question into that, I agree. It reminds me a bit of this cover, which went via St Johns to Halifax.
 

Posted Jun 13, 07 10:23 by Mark Rogers (imported from old message board)

Mark Rogers

David D - Hard to be sure from that scan about the 1c stamps. If you could blow them up a bit more, that would help.

Posted Jun 13, 07 10:33 by Richard Frajola (imported from old message board)

Richard Frajola

I had to kill some messages on the old site so the spammers wouldn't re-direct the site before the link to this site was visible. Fortunes of war, etc. Sorry. 


Posted Jun 13, 07 10:33 by David D' (imported from old message board)

David D'

Mark - the transit markings on the back of my 2 cent printed matter wrapper show that it went overland to Halifax, and not by Cunard Line packet.  This still leaves open the question of whether the sender paid 2 cents with the intent that it be sent by Cunard Line.

Posted Jun 13, 07 11:28 by george dekornfeld (imported from old message board)

yet another.....

...test.
(...and thankyou, Richard, for keeping this 'goldmine' going!)

Posted Jun 13, 07 11:36 by Mark Rogers (imported from old message board)

Mark Rogers

David D - I had assumed there was no transit information on it. Given what you said, I don't know how you will be able to be sure what the sender meant. Similar issue with that 7c cover to Halifax I posted.
 
1) The sender might have thought it was going via Cunard, but instead it went overland, and was overpaid. Most likely I think.
 
2) Similarly, the sender might have attempted to pay-through the letter overland. I think this is less likely than #1.
 
3) I don't remember the (multiple) rate schedule for circulars to Canada. What does your circular look like? Is it one printed sheet that is clearly just one circular? Is it a wrapper? etc.
 
If you just have one simple vanilla printed circular, I would vote for #1 above, as that, I think would be most likely. Just my gut feel.
 
 

Posted Jun 13, 07 11:44 by Mark Rogers (imported from old message board)

Mark Rogers

David D - duh. You said it was a wrapper, I missed that sorry. Well, it could have been a multiple rate then, if it had multiple circulars in it. Maybe that is the explanation.


Posted Jun 13, 07 12:04 by djs127 (imported from old message board)

First Message on this board

This is my first post on this board. I collect used worldwide stamps in Scott international albums till 1995. I also collect mint US, Palestine, Israel, UN, Iceland, Baltic States and a few others in Scott specialty albums using mounts. I also collect Israel First Day Covers. I just purchased a specialty album for People's republic of China in which to mount mint Chinese stamps which I inherited from my father. I buy and sometimes sell on Ebay  using id djs127.  I also sell at one or two New Jersey stamp shows per year.
David Snyder
Staten Island New York

Posted Jun 13, 07 14:15 by Richard Frajola (imported from old message board)

Richard Frajola

I closed the old Grinnell Board and archived the posts in a 270 page PDF file which can be downloaded or viewed from a link on Mercury Project link page.

Posted Jun 13, 07 14:43 by Mohamed Nasr (imported from old message board)

Mohamed Nasr

Nice:-) We're not used to all these luxury f e a t u r es ...

Posted Jun 13, 07 14:56 by Knud-Erik Andersen (imported from old message board)

Knud-Erik Andersen

Richard F. 
What are the rules for posting pictures on the board?

Posted Jun 13, 07 15:03 by Richard Frajola (imported from old message board)

Richard Frajola

K-E - No rules for now although I expect most users would still prefer links - If you just copy and paste the URL into message box, that should appear as a straight clickable URL.


Posted Jun 13, 07 15:09 by David D' (imported from old message board)

David D'

Richard,
are users authorized to modify their own messages?  I tried to modify my message #1225996 to convert the image to link and I got a message saying that I did not have permission to modify the message.
 
hmm - but I am able to modify this message
 

Posted Jun 13, 07 15:12 by David D' (imported from old message board)

printed matter rate question

   
	   http://dalessandris.net/images/printed1851.jpg 
why is there 2 postage on this wrapper? Did it weigh over 3 ounces?
Or was the sender attempting to prepay the cover to destination in the Maritimes?
Or did the sender prepay the 2 circular rate by the Cunard line?
Or is it impossible to tell for sure?


Posted Jun 13, 07 15:15 by Richard Frajola (imported from old message board)

Richard Frajola

David D - That is my fault. I was playing earlier trying to figure out why the right-click wasn't showing and modified your post. I suspect that once it is modified by moderator, originator can no longer change it. I fixed it now. 

Posted Jun 13, 07 16:28 by Chad Snee (imported from old message board)

Chad Snee

Looking forward to seeing some of you at Stampshow in August. Contact information is below.
 
Cheers,
Chad Snee
Assistant Catalog Editor
Scott Publishing Co.
Box 828
Sidney, OH 45365-0828
937-498-0843

Posted Jun 13, 07 16:39 by Jerry Nylander (imported from old message board)

Test

Test to see if registered

Posted Jun 13, 07 17:00 by Mike Gutman (imported from old message board)

David Snyder

Welcome to the board. I am an ex-Islander living on Cape Cod. I collect Staten Island postal history. Should you have some to sell now or in the future please contact me.

thanks

Mike Gutman

Posted Jun 13, 07 17:45 by PeterG (imported from old message board)

PeterG

Hi Richard, always read the old board but never dropped in. Looks very good! My interests mainly BCA, Nyasaland, Hong Kong and whatever else starts to take my fancy.
 
cheers
         Peter   -  AKA Greenwave4u from the chat board.

Posted Jun 13, 07 18:06 by Knud-Erik Andersen (imported from old message board)

Knud-Erik Andersen

Richard F.
As you have shown a bit of interest in my Bosnia and Herzegivina collection, I will show how it's look so far.
I have a friend in Croatia, who help me obtaining stamps from Bosnia and he happends to be expertizer of this area, so all the better stamps have a cert.
As you can see it's a difficult area to collect, with lots of different perforations, paper and types. Not to mention the different color variations. But it's an interesting area with an interesting history. The stamps are well made and the collection will be spiced with proofs, covers and card when time (and money) comes. :O) 

Posted Jun 13, 07 18:48 by Jeffrey Wallace (imported from old message board)

Jeffrey Wallace

Richard,
 
What a nice bulletin board!
  
1904 Guernsey to Ohio - shortpaid
 
I recently picked up this 1904 cover from Guernsey to Ohio over here and was wondering if the 10c Postage Due is correctly used? Were PDs normally cancelled in pen? Otherwise, it's quite nice showing a '2' for double weight, casket T/25/L taxe cachet applied at London and an opera glass 10c due added at NYC.
 
 
 
 
 
Thanks,
Jeffrey

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