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Edward VII Mint Set

By NevJB
I did think it would bore people silly with one stamp at a time - so here's the 'set'. I don't think they're all from the same issue as the perforation colour/design varies. This was a Christmas gift in '64 when I was seriously into collecting stamps. Makes a colourful piece of work. I shot each stamp separately and assembled the set in Photoshop - 'playing' as my wife would say GrinGrinGrinGrin

Tags: Close-up and macro Stamps Edward vii Mint set

Voters: KarenFB, Saastad, FrancisChiles and 18 more

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KarenFB Plus
16 5.8k 184 England
18 Jul 2019 3:12PM
It makes a beautiful display. Well photographed and processed!
Saastad Plus
3 16 17 Norway
18 Jul 2019 3:16PM
Good photo with fine stamps and nice colors. I was also collecting earlier Smile

leo_nid 5 12
18 Jul 2019 4:38PM
i have always looked up to collectors - never had this passion, on the contrary, i like to get rid of things i don't need any more
looks great to me and does it cost a fortune?
NevJB 7 2 1 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2019 5:03PM

Quote:does it cost a fortune?

It can do depending on what you collect - it's like art - some stamps can be old and [relatively] rare, but attract little interest; others quite the opposite. I stopped collecting in my mid-teens when the stamps I desired became outside of my very modest price range (75p a week for a paper round - 15 shillings as it was then would buy quite lot). A penny black then would have cost around £1.50 (upwards). Fishing took over GrinGrinGrinGrin
18 Jul 2019 5:36PM
Lovely stamp set. Old cameras were my ‘thing’, am now passing them on to grandchildren and younger relatives. Downsizing i think they call it. Stamps are fascinating and nice colours too.
Dave 🙂
Mollycat Plus
8 21 2 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2019 7:47PM
Beautiful bit of play Nev.
Chinga Plus
11 61 3 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2019 11:47AM
Wonderful collection and great colours !!
Good image, Isabel GrinGrin
GeorgeP 15 62 26 United States
23 Jul 2019 2:44AM
A wonderful set – and maybe a combination of a couple of different series?

I suppose many folks of our age collected postage stamps as kids, were familiar with Stanley Gibbons' catalog and lusted after the 1851 Canada Black. Our collection was given away in 1962 when we moved to Singapore but some of these look familiar. All current US postage stamps have a nasty self-stick adhesive layer. Can current collectors get them off the envelope without damage?

Somewhere we still have a collection of first-day covers that I sent to my wife when we were courting in the 60s. Your image above has made me think about their photographic qualities. Smile

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