Inherited collection

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by zevrap99, Dec 15, 2016.

  1. zevrap99

    zevrap99 New Member

    I have received my grandfathers school times stamp collection. Most of it is 1800-1925 period. All countries are present.

    The books are in very bad shape but am completely new to field and this is shaping up to be a very exciting new hobby for me.

    Hope to learn by participating here.

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  2. zevrap99

    zevrap99 New Member

    Above pic is of the first stamp in one of the books.
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  4. sd tom

    sd tom New Member

    It is nice to see someone who will keep and enjoy the collection as opposed to wanting to sell it.
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  5. zararina

    zararina Simply Me! :D

    Welcome to the forum and world of stamps. :)
  6. James-2489

    James-2489 Well-Known Member

    Hello Zevrap99, first welcome to the forum, where are you based please?
    You have shown us some very nice stamps, the first is a nice example of a 4 margin Penny Black from 1840. The second is a Penny Red issued sometime between 1864 and 1879, (letters in all four corners and colour is Lake Red (1855 -1879)). The image quality is not quite good enough to see the printing plate number (shown in the filligree pattern on each side of the stamp) the second two numbers look to me to be a 1 & 2 but I may be wrong? If there is a plate number it will be between number 71 & 225

    This is where to look for the Plate Number.
    The example below is Plate Number 148.

    Regards, James.
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  7. zevrap99

    zevrap99 New Member

    Thanks James. I shall go back to the original with a pair of magnifying glasses and report back.

    Im based in Pune. India.

    Have just about finished photographing all the stamp books. There are about 900 pages in all !!!

    Hope to post more pics soon.
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  9. Werner Salentin

    Werner Salentin Well-Known Member

    Hello Zevrap99,welcome to the Forum !
    Does your inherited collection consists of more than one album ?
    Your post "sailing ships" shows a page from an album,what
    could be from Germany.If I remember it right,my father had such
    an album from his youth.I think it was made by the Gebr.Senf in
    Leipzig.Before the war the most prominent stamp dealer in
    Germany.They also issued a catalogue,what was then more
    popular than Michel.I remember my father had the 1940-edition
    of "Senf´s illustrierter Briefmarken-Katalog".It contained not much
    more than 1000 pages and listed all stamps worldwide in one
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  10. zevrap99

    zevrap99 New Member

    Yes. Its the same album that you mention.

    There are also 6 other albums published in UK.

    I have a lot of German and European stamps along with their colonies.
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  12. zevrap99

    zevrap99 New Member

    Found the above 2 in my collection
  13. James-2489

    James-2489 Well-Known Member

    Hello Zevrap99,

    problem with the quality of the image, I always use a scanner at 300 DPI and save as PNG.

    I can only see the central plate number 4? and the stamps appear to have a thick white line below "POSTAGE" and above "TWO PENCE" am I correct?

    Thick lines or no lines would be up to plate 12 and thin blue lines from plate 13 onwards.

    Regards, James.
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2016
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  15. James-2489

    James-2489 Well-Known Member

    these should have been on the previous post.

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  16. James-2489

    James-2489 Well-Known Member

    Hello all, this is a tupenny blue from plate 1 - 1840 imperforated (almost 4 margins) Black Maltese Cross cancellation. (notice no white lines and only 2 corner letters.)

    Last edited: Dec 19, 2016
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  17. zevrap99

    zevrap99 New Member


    Scanned at 600 dpi. Hope this works.
  18. James-2489

    James-2489 Well-Known Member

    Hello Zavrap99, Sorry I missed this post, I cannot read the plate number on the left hand image and the one on the right appears to be plate 14?

    Regards, James.
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