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September 11th, 2001terror attacks 
on New York.

        

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A STAMP POSTCARD FROM HEATHER ... with thanks


Philatelic Poetry

Putting profound words to your stamp collectionNothing could lend more weight to your virtual stamp collection than appropriate poems or famous quotations ....

See "THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH" Click here

 

LIGHTHOUSES ON STAMPS (Click stamp and follow the beacon) Lighthouses on stamps

 


HOW TO UNIVERSE.COM 

How to become a virtual philatelist

This fascinating website contains practical advice on how to do almost anything, We are pleased to say that some of our own "how to's" are featured among their pages. The links are as follows:

How to become a virtual philatelist (Introduction)
How to collect stamps on computer
How to make your own virtual stamps
How to create your own "stamped" e-mail stationery


Pioneer Members are reminded that their website links or e-mail links may be attached to their names on the Commemorative 100 Plaque on the Pioneer Page of this site 


TELL YOUR FRIENDS ABOUT 
CYBERSTAMP CLUB
Use the easy e-mail facility at the top of this page

For the traditionalists ...

BUILDING A VIRTUAL ALBUM ON LINE

 See our growing demonstration album "Stamps of the Union of South Africa" as we build it right here in cyberspace. Click stamp link at right. "1926 Hope", Pretoria Rotogravure, 2nd Airmail Issue and "Voortrekkers" now added.

Triangular postage stamps
1926 Triangular "re-issue"


STAMP PHILOSOPHY

"For Seekers"
A concise essay on the origins of modern day religious belief systems, beautifully illustrated with postage stamps. Also downloadable from site as a free e-book.

The scribes hold the key

Follow this link


  MEMBERS'  ADVERTISEMENTS

Exchange military and prisoners mail, censored items and any other war-cover of all countries and wars. 
Want Italian postal history items
before 1955. Vittoriano Zambrini--Via Valtinella 20/d--21020 Casciago--Italy 
(e-mail: vic.za@libero.it)

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I am a middle level stamp collector, living in Canada, and seeking exchange partners. 
Are you interested?
Allan Singer e-mail
4asinger@home.com


GREAT NEWS ABOUT VIRTUAL 
STAMP ALBUMS

The Tripod and Lycos Network offers their members a free Website of 50 Megabytes - and all the tools necessary to establish your own Virtual Stamp Album on-line! Check out the prototype created at www.brucekilgour.tripod.com/virtualalbum

For your own free site and services go directly to http://www.lycos.com


  "VIRTUAL FUN FOR EVERYONE"

Members recently received a bonus in the form of an enlarged version of the following famous Cape of Good Hope Triangular  - here is a thumbnail for your collections:

The first triangular postage stamp in the world

ABOUT THE I853 CAPE OF GOOD HOPE TRIANGULAR

By their revolutionary shape and the many romantic tales that have been told about them over the years, there can be little doubt that the famous Cape Triangulars are among the most popular and well-loved stamps in the world.

The designer, Charles Bell, chose the seated figure of the mythical 'Hope', with her anchor (which became the Cape Colony's emblem). The engraver and printers were William Humphries and Perkins Bacon respectively, who between them produced stamps of outstanding simplicity and quality, stamps which have been highly prized by collectors for almost a hundred and fifty years. These stamps, ld. brownish red and 4d. blue, were intended for overseas mails, and the purpose of their triangular shape was to render them easily distinguishable from the local mail in the letter-sorting offices (with illiterate sorters) of the Cape Colony. 

In later years 6d. and Is. values were issued, and in 1861, when a consignment of stamps from Britain was delayed, provisional ld. and 4d. triangulars (the so-called 'wood-blocks') were locally printed in Cape Town. They were so crude in appearance that they were at first regarded as forgeries when the letters which bore them began to reach overseas countries. The triangular stamps were not easy to handle and, as all stamps were still in imperforate sheets in those far-off days, cutting triangular stamps from a sheet was an awkward business! Consequently, in 1864, new stamps, small, neat and rectangular, were issued in the Cape of Good Hope. These also depicted 'Hope'.


"STAMPS FOR THE MEMORIES"

 Click on the bearded man for a virtual trip down memory lane ...

Stamps for the memories

he will help you to remember when ...

 

"Don't tell a soul ..."

"Wanna know where this came from? ..." 
(click on ball of wool)

 



Member Contributions
(with click-on enlargements)

 

Designed by The Agency Ltd

Format: 40 with Gutter

Actual Size: 28 x 42 mm - 14 perfs per 2 cms

Offset Lithography/Cartor - PVA gum 102 grs

2000-2001 Global Challenge 
"Flying the Manx around the world"

   Items submitted by Roy Wayne, Cape Town - with thanks

More available in "SwopShop"


 


CLUB BULLETIN BOARD 

Heikki Rauhala of Sweden has put together an impressive array of 400 computer related stamp images at
www.algonet.se/~heikki/stamp.html
    Why not have a look?

computer philately 


Charles Garland is still keen to trade some mint sheets or stamp strips with anybody who might be interested. He supplied the fish tank image now gracing our 
WALL OF STAMPS

e-mail Charles at PhilatelicTrades@aol.com 



Michalson's Stamp Shop is full of beautiful material as always. 

Mickey-on-the-moon stamp
Click Mickey to bounce over  to Michalsons

And remember ... watch out for those pesky little spiders at, Real Live Stamp Sales".  !!!

incy, wincy spider ... 
click carefully!


A MONUMENTAL IDEA ...
- 100 -

PIONEER MEMBERS - ROLL  OF HONOUR 

Click the above link to see our full list of Pioneer Members
 

WHAT DO THE STAMPS HOLD FOR YOU?
Astro - Philately Link 
( find out about your personal stamp collecting traits)

A sea of dolphin stamps  


Click the dolphin ... and make your wish upon a stamp 


The start is the most important part of any task ... Plato


Have you started your virtual stamp collection yet?

YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE: WE HAVE RECEIVED SEVERAL MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS WHERE E-MAIL ADDRESSES SUPPLIED HAVE RETURNED "FAILURE" NOTICES - IF YOU HAVE NOT YET RECEIVED A MEMBERSHIP CONFIRMATION LETTER PLEASE WRITE TO US AT  cybrstmp@corpdial.co.za WITH AN ALTERNATIVE ADDRESS. THANKS.



MEMBERSHIP
GROWS WORLD-WIDE
Virtual stamp collectors around the world

So far, people from the following 
countries have joined CyberStamp Club.  
And more are joining daily .........

Algeria - Argentina - Australia - Bahrain - Brazil - Canada - China - Cyprus - El Salvador - England - Estonia - Finland - Germany - Hungary - India - Indonesia - Iran - Ireland - Israel - Italy - Japan - Jordan - Kenya - Lebanon - Malaysia - Malta - Mauritius - Mexico - New Zealand - Namibia - Nigeria - Pakistan - Peru - Philippines - Portugal - Romania - Saudi Arabia - Scotland - Singapore - Slovenia - South Africa - Spain - Sweden - Thailand - United States - Yugoslavia

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