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A STAMP POSTCARD FROM HEATHER ... with thanks
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HOW TO UNIVERSE.COM
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:
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
Use the easy e-mail facility at the top of this page
GREAT NEWS ABOUT VIRTUAL
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:
ABOUT THE I853 CAPE OF GOOD HOPE
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 ...
he will help you to remember when ...
"Wanna know where this
came from? ..."
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
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
Michalson's Stamp Shop is full of beautiful material as always.
And remember ... watch out for those pesky little spiders at, Real Live Stamp Sales". !!!
A MONUMENTAL IDEA ...
above link to see our full list of Pioneer Members
WHAT DO THE STAMPS
HOLD FOR YOU?
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 email@example.com WITH AN ALTERNATIVE ADDRESS. THANKS.
MEMBERSHIP GROWS WORLD-WIDE
So far, people
from the following
countries have joined CyberStamp Club.
And more are joining daily .........
Looking for Stamp
Magic - CYBERSTAMP CLUB
We are appealing to readers who may have "magic", the art of conjuring, depicted on postage stamps. Please be so kind as to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the view to supplying good quality images of any such material. I have a few stamp tricks up my sleeve but require material in order to stage an entertaining show on this site. Life is magic and magic is FUN. Can you help?
National Wild Life
stamp enquiry - Tiffany
I have found an old album of stamps it says that is the National Wildife
album. I have all the stamps from 1938-1942 There are 6 booklets and on the
cover of each album is huge stamp some of them are signed and some are not.
Some stamps are even on the back of the book. All of the slots are filled in.
It is in a leather case that says national wildlife album. I found it in a zip
lock bag & know it's old, but it's in extremely good shape. I was wondering
what it is worth and if you knew anybody who would want it.
Please reply to Tiffany if you can assist with her enquiry: YESTERDAYY@aol.com
Prophecy - "Madame
Edna" - HOW TO UNIVERSE
Your (stamped) e-mail looks great! I predict this is going to be very popular.
Ed replies: We hope to see everyone "stamping" their e-mail in the future! Follow this link for easy instructions.
Wayne Miller of Yahoo's "Collecting
It looks like you are organizing something worth most people's while.
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