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1  Important GOMC Things / New Members introduce yourself here / Re: Hello from Rob
 on: Today at 1:17pm 
Started by The Collector | Post by MrBurin  
Hiya Rob! I look forward to seeing your collection Smiley  Wink

2  Stamps & Covers / Specific Philatelic Subjects / World of Engraved Stamps
 on: Today at 1:05pm 
Started by MrBurin | Post by MrBurin  
To celebrate engraved stamps from around the world!

Here's one to get the ball rolling. France 1935 Normandie. Engraved by Albert Decaris.


3  Postcards & Postal Cards / Show Your Postcards Here / Re: Postcards - Post your scans of Postcards here!
 on: Today at 7:20am 
Started by BasSWarwick | Post by Feebletodix  
A postcard of Kronborg Slot.

4  Stamps & Covers / Specific Philatelic Subjects / Re: GB Machine Cancel Slogans
 on: Yesterday at 7:38am 
Started by Feebletodix | Post by Feebletodix  
Cheltenham Festival Jule 10-21.

5  Down in the Shed / What Else do You Do? / Re: Phillumeny
 on: Aug 11th, 2017, 9:01am 
Started by Feebletodix | Post by Feebletodix  
Another very nice surprise arrived in the post yesterday from Muruk.

Thank you very much. These are very much appreciated.

A matchbox clip

R Bell & Co, Royal Wax Vestas.

A Rubens landscape

Olde Tyme Poster.

Bamboo House, Melbourne

Stokehouse, St Kilda

6  General Category / General Board / Re: British Postmarks
 on: Aug 11th, 2017, 8:54am 
Started by Feebletodix | Post by Feebletodix  
An oval Registered Throgmorton Ave BO EC2 25 Aug 1959.

7  My Collection / My Collection / Re: A Selection of Covers from the Feebletodix Collection
 on: Aug 11th, 2017, 8:52am 
Started by Feebletodix | Post by Feebletodix  
A UK cover with Postal Cash Basingstoke X 21 Novermber 1972 Morning Post marking.

8  Down in the Shed / New Cinderella Board / Re: The things I find in sorter boxes
 on: Jul 20th, 2017, 9:30am 
Started by Feebletodix | Post by Feebletodix  
Assorted cinderella's from a newspaper about some game called Football.

Team crests and FA cup winners


more players

and more  oops Grin Grin

teams, triangles and more players.

9  Stamps & Covers / Specific Philatelic Subjects / Re: GB Printed Postage Impression - Pictorial
 on: Jul 10th, 2017, 8:45am 
Started by Feebletodix | Post by Feebletodix  
A pictorial cover from Wyvale Garden Centre

10  Stamps & Covers / Specific Philatelic Subjects / Re: GB PPI Printed Postage Impressions Collection & Pre-Sort Agencies
 on: Jul 10th, 2017, 8:44am 
Started by Feebletodix | Post by Feebletodix  
Adare Inspired Communications , No class indicated, a 'delivered by Royal Mail' C9 10045 impression.

11  Down in the Shed / New Cinderella Board / IMPORTANT - please read
 on: Jul 8th, 2017, 11:21pm 
Started by Steve | Post by Steve  
I have put many posts with links to images hosted on PhotoBucket. Now, with no warning, Photobucket has decided that anybody using hosted images on 3rd party sites has to upgrade their account. The charge to be able to do this is US$400 pa
That is clearly way beyond consideration.

I have a plan for future posts and may be able restore images to threads, but only as and when I update the threads.

It will take time

12  General Category / General Board / Re: America's Cup 2013
 on: Jun 28th, 2017, 7:29am 
Started by Perfs14 | Post by Feebletodix  
By Jove they won, Well Done New Zealand Smiley

13  Stamps & Covers / Specific Philatelic Subjects / Ruhleben Inter Barracks Postage Stamp, 1915.
 on: Jun 18th, 2017, 2:27pm 
Started by Feebletodix | Post by Feebletodix  
A collection of the stamps used in Ruhleben prisoner off war camp, collected by Mr William Stern Esq, during his internment.

14  General Category / General Board / Re: That's it. It's too quiet
 on: Jun 14th, 2017, 9:53am 
Started by Feebletodix | Post by Feebletodix  
Oh my, oh dear, consorting with the Northern Irish Political Parties to get a mainland majority. Prejudiced newspapers and as for the BBC.... no real hope of a balanced debate. The media talk about the huge gulf of distrust between the politicians and the public but do not mention the gulf between the media and the public.

None of the media in the UK will stand up and debate the causes of our problems, they would much rather maintain the disparity between government and people.

Hence social media has played a larger part than before. The political system has noticed and from now on you will have mail.

15  Stamps & Covers / Member Questions / Re: Barred numeral identification
 on: Jun 9th, 2017, 3:22am 
Started by Stamppad1 | Post by Stamppad1  
Thanks Feebletodix. You are unfortunately right. 136, Eaglehawk.

It's funny how wishful thinking clouds your perception.

436, Wombat Creek is rated 5R. There goes my holiday! Cry

16  Down in the Shed / New Cinderella Board / Re: Fantasy Stamp Articles
 on: May 25th, 2017, 8:13pm 
Started by Steve | Post by Steve  
The third and final article in Cinderella Philatelist about the Fantasy issues of Colin Edwards. Colin has created more stamps than have been featured in the articles, but as humourous and quirky as some are, not all fit into the Fantasy category.
The next articles in that publication will centre on Gerald Kings stamps starting with Wonderland and Looking-glass Land.

Meanwhile, read on


17  General Category / General Board / Re: Items promised by private message not received.
 on: May 17th, 2017, 4:39pm 
Started by Feebletodix | Post by Feebletodix  
Well if your conscience is guilty....
... but I think not. Grin

18  My Collection / My Collection / Re: Dinosaurs & Co.
 on: May 15th, 2017, 1:53pm 
Started by paleophilatelist | Post by paleophilatelist  
thanks and keep looking !

19  Down in the Shed / New Cinderella Board / Re: Gerry King's Wonderland Stamps 1840-1865
 on: May 12th, 2017, 12:02am 
Started by Steve | Post by Steve  
They are very nice. Could almost be real. Authentic stationery and hand written. Perhaps they are real. Watch out for future articles in the Cinderella Philatelist.

20  My Collection / My Collection / Re: Coronation Robes of King George VI & Queen Elizabeth (1938-1949)
 on: May 11th, 2017, 6:54am 
Started by The Collector | Post by Stamppad1  
What an awesome display and a valuable resource. Smiley

21  My Collection / My Collection / Re: Some of my cancels from around the world Feebletodix
 on: May 4th, 2017, 10:16am 
Started by Feebletodix | Post by Feebletodix  
Nigeria, Jalabar, 29 OC 1964, Registered.

22  Down in the Shed / New Cinderella Board / Re: Outer Space stamps
 on: Mar 3rd, 2017, 2:48pm 
Started by Steve | Post by Steve  
These stamps are very well produced. Just like the real thing, and the blurb actually states that they had design influence from real postage stamps. The designer himself was a Leonard True, but can find no further information about him or the printers. The printing is very sharp and I believe they are comb perforated which are pointers towards a company used to printing stamps.
If you think that today's merchandising of fictional characters goes over the top, the same can be said for Dan Dare in the fifties. Any emphemera associated with the comic strip normally sells for a premium.
The offer of these stamps only ran for 8 months so that limits the number of the complete albums available these days, though they did run a swaps programme so you could complete the set. However that would mean buying 2 bars of that brand of soap a month.On the net you can see these items selling for £90 £140 or more, so reckon I got a bargain.
I still haven't found out why the single stamps that started this thread are postmarked North Walsham, Norfolk. 23 March 1963.
The same stamp offer was made in Australia during 1957, this time by Solvol Soap (which was owned by the same company as WD40, not Lever Bros).
Here is a large image of one stamp to show the quality and level of detail


They were printed se-tenant so perhaps one sheet comprised the full 32 stamp set, or perhaps done in batches of 8 for each part of the release.

And if you doubt the values put on the folder, an unopened packet of 2 stamps sold for £64!

23  General Category / General Board / Re: Living on an Australian Age Pension
 on: Mar 2nd, 2017, 1:55pm 
Started by Muruk | Post by Feebletodix  
I don't know how your power is supplied but it may be worth investing in solar panels for heating water and generating power.

The water heating system is a lot more efficient when used to pre-heat the water going to the hot water heater. Do you have space for a small wind turbine. There are some groovy vertical designs.

24  Down in the Shed / The Kitchen / Re: Microwave Cheese
 on: Feb 28th, 2017, 9:00am 
Started by Muruk | Post by Ewen S  
Muruk, you could try using smaller amounts of a stronger cheese, like crumbling parmesan or feta on top.

Good for the hips and the hip pocket.

25  General Category / General Board / Old Movies
 on: Feb 23rd, 2017, 8:08am 
Started by Muruk | Post by Muruk  
Where I live there is no radio or television, so I have an extensive video library for my entertainment.

I have been watching a TV series I have on disk ... The Samurai.  The one featuring the Ronin Samurai Shintaro Akikusa, and his sidekick Iga Ninja Tombei the Mist.

The story is set in feudal Japan of the 1700s, and I am convinced that the Japanese have been holding out on us.  Some of the fight scenes are filmed in public parks, and in the middle distance is a highway with trucks, cars, and buses tootling along merrily ... in the 1700s???

Google tells me the first cars were imported to Japan in 1898 ... but it would seem that they had them well ahead of Karl Benz's first production model of 1885.   Wink

Plus Edgar Hooley didn't patent Tar MacAdam road surfacing until 1902.   Cheesy