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The information on this site was last updated on June 19th, 2022

 

 


In My Collection - Malaysia 1967

Lou Guadagno

1967 was the year I started collecting Stamps on Stamps, and I bought a set of the three Malaysia Centenary stamps from the Minkus shop in Gimbel's Department Store as soon as they were available. I lreally liked the colorful, odd-shaped stamps with their "then and now" SoS.

 

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Some weeks later, I was visiting another dealer's shop in Manhattan, and he mentioned he had just gotten his supply of the issue. Before I could say I already had it, he pulled out his half-sheets, and I was delighted to see that they showed the stamps were printed tete-beche, which I had not been aware of before. He said to buy pairs, but I went with upper left corner blocks of four which showed the unusual layout much better than two. 

Years later, I started to acquire the reproduced stamps to add to my collection, and sought out the 1867 Straits Settlements and Malaysia 1965 bird stamps.  It took almost a year, with buys from three sources.

 

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I found out that first day covers were created in most of the major cities of  Malaysia and now have seven different such cancels-- I'm showing three.

I like to add a piece or two of commercial mail with SoS to my collections when I can find them, and especially if they show foreign destinations, so I was happy to add the two in my last scan.

This issue was one of my earliest SoS acquisitions, but its pages are an example of the growth of my collection thru the years.

 

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I hope you enjoyed seeing them, and it gave you some impetus to expand your own collection.

 

Stay well,

Lou Guadagno

 


Mothers And Offspring

Larry Hausman's gold medal awarded exhibit

 

Stamps on stamps

The topic of stamps on stamps is one of the most diverse of all topicals. Ever since Sir Rowland Hill first advocated the use of prepaid pieces of paper to be adhered to letters to expedite their delivery, the postage stamp has fascinated people. It should come as no surprise, then, that the postage stamp is being used as a stamp motif, and that topical collecting of stamps on stamps is popular. The topic of stamps on stamps is an interesting one in that it covers many different areas and avenues while still being true to the stamp topic.

If you find the topic of Stamps On Stamps (SOS) appealing, we urge that you seriously consider joining us so as to associate yourself with collectors world-wide who are engaged in building collections of premium stamps through the medium of this topic and type of thematic collecting. You would be most welcome as a member of our unit.

The Stamps on Stamps Collectors Club is a non-profit philatelic organization. Membership is open to anyone interested in stamps on stamps, stamp anniversaries, and related topics. No member or officer of the group is paid for work done for the organization beyond reimbursement of expenses incurred on behalf of the unit.

Our official bulletin is SOS SIGNAL, which is issued three times per year and contains new issue information, articles of interest, and news about our topic. Our official bulletin is the forum for SOS matters. To obtain a sample copy of SOS SIGNAL, please send your name and address and $3.00 to the Secretary/Treasurer:

Michael Merritt
PO Box 362

Roosevelt NJ 08555
U.S.A.
E-mail to Michael Merritt

 

 

 

THE Gallery of new Issues

 

SoS SIGNAL - Old issues

I would like to invite you all to visit the SOS SIGNAL page, i added Signals from the early 2000's. 

 

NOTICE – ALL MEMBERS

SoS SIGNAL PUBLICATION HIATUS

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EDITOR SOUGHT:

Other priority commitments on our editor’s time have put the SOS Signal
 into another publication hiatus.

  If you contact us of your interest, we will record your contact information
 and reach out as soon as a new editor is found and publication can resume.

Inquiries and especially interest in the editor position may be directed to:

Michael Merritt
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Mendham, NJ 07945

Please also contact Michael with any questions or concerns
 about
 your previous dues status.

You can email Michael Merritt for these issues
 or for current members, any changes to your email address.

 

 

Visit the members sites

Plinio Richelmi's site - Stamps on Stamps Italian Group

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WEBMASTER: Rammy Molcho - E-mail to Rammy Molcho

 

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