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I can answer questions about Astrophilately i.e. all space related philately.

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I am a member of the FIP Astrophilately Section and have been exhibiting at International exhibitions since 1988.


Victorian Philatelic Council, Royal Philatelic Society of Victoria, ATA-Space Unit, iNternational Asscoiation of Philatelic Exhibitors


The Asia Pacific Exhibitor, Orbit, Astrophile, American Air Mail Journal


B.Sc. (Ed.) UNSW; M.Ed. (Sydney)

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2016-10-09 Stamps printed on both sides.:

Hi Prashant,  Stamps are not printed on both sides, since the back usually has gum to affix it to the envelope. Some stamps look as if they are printed on both sides, however that is mostly due to what


Hi Brian,    FDCs have a small following amongst philatelists, the 3D/hologram group is smaller still.  There are many FDC collectors (accumulators), however their return-on-investment is rather poor.

2015-09-22 gold replica stamps plated over what ?????:

Hi KC,  Most of the gold plated stamps have a paper base, some have the gold on an aluminium base. They were popular for many of the "French African" countries in the '80s.  Then there are many examples


Hi Brian,    In general US stamps sell better in the USA than foreign stamps, however top class classics sell well in all the main stamp markets e.g. UK, Germany, Switzerland, USA and SE Asia. You do need

2015-05-28 Untagged US Airmail SS Future of Mail C126:

Hi Kevin,  Most modern stamps are tagged i. e. they contain chemicals that are detected by the cancelling machine to automatically cancel the stamp as it passes through. Now and then in the printing process


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