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My name is Alan Barasch. I have been collecting the stamps of the Falkland Islands since about 1969 and exhibiting them since 1977. I am a life member of the American Philatelic Society, member of the Falkland Islands Philatelic Study Group, American Association of Philatelic Exhibitors, St. Helena, Tristan and Ascension Study Group, a life member of the Society of Israel Philatelists, American Topical Association, Royal Philatelic Society, London, and a number of local clubs. In my spare time, I write the websites for all the local stamp shows and clubs.
How I Started Collecting Falkland Islands
In 2012, I am redefining the exhibit even further. The new exhibit is should expand from one-frame of one penny stamps to 5 frames covering the entire QV period.
I have accumulated enough material to fill 6 frames but would rather tell a tight story. Showing 8 different postion pieces of a cheap item is not productive.
|The Exhibit covers the years 1878 to 1902 or more appropriately, the issues of
the Queen Victoria era.
The Scott's catalog numbers these issues 1 through 21 with several varieties. Stanley Gibbon's numbers them from 1 to 42 with considerably more varieties.
The Heijtz catalog, which I think is one of the most comprehensive, list numbers to 15 but goes into excruciating detail of the varieties in each value. There being about 18 color variations, these 2 kinds of bisects and constant varieties.
Watch WSP shows for this exhibit.
My friends think I am trying to corner the market on 1891 Bisect covers
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