My First English Page
stamp collector, I surf the web looking for stamp collecting sites. To my
disappointment, I have observed, most of the stamp collecting sites on the web
are commercial sites. Of course, I have seen a few home pages that attempt to
discuss stamp collecting without talking about the dollar value of stamps, but
then again those home pages generally have not much to say about stamps. Their
emphasis is on the unusual background music, scrolling text, animated
GIF's, lot of banners etc. on their pages. I, therefore, decided to put together a site by
myself which will attempt to discuss stamp collecting purely as a hobby
without the distraction of animated GIF's, banners and background music. This being my
first attempt to publish a website in English, I know it will be far from
perfect. But, at least, it is a beginning. I shall try to improve on it in the
future. Your words of encouragement and constructive criticism will help. Thank
you in advance for your suggestions.
I am a European stamps
collector. I do not concentrate on any particular country or any particular
theme. I collect stamps of all European countries. I have thousands upon
thousands of stamps. I collect new and used stamps. But the last 20 years my
missing lists from nearly all countries are enormous. So I try to get these
stamps by exchanging because I have lots of German stamps.
What I can offer
At my German pages you can
find many "Have-Lists" from the stamps I have twice or more - but this
stamps are listed by numbers of the German "Michel-Katalog". If you do
not have this catalogue you can not use this lists. So I start my English
activities with the stamps of BERLIN from which I have really more than enough.
I made a catalogue where you can look for the number of each stamp. I can offer
all stamps from Berlin from 1954 to 1990 and most of the older ones too as **
and O. (** = mint never hinged, * = mint, O
= used). I can offer too nearly all German stamps from old to new.
New German ** stamps in EURO value I will exchange only to EURO stamps from
other countries in face-value. If you have a Michel-Katalog you can navigate at my
German lists. Some words translated: Fehlliste = Missing-list, Tauschliste =
I too try to get converting lists from other catalogues to MICHEL. Look at this page!
NEW: More and more catalogues are finished, look at the catalogue page!
What I try to get
When I started my internet activities I had a lot of empty places in my GB collection. Now - thanks to all collectors who helped me - my collection is nearly complete. Most empty places I have now in my newer France book. I know, French does not like to speak English but I hope I will find at this way too a collector in France who wants to exchange with me. But I have too a lot of empty places in other countries! If you live in an "exotic" country I will start a collection from your country as I did with New Zealand or Israel when I found friends there. Last year I started a collection USA and will soon write a missing list with numbers from SCOTT catalogue but it is not so easy to translate the MICHEL numbers to SCOTT numbers, it needs a lot of time! With exotic countries I will too exchange 100/100, 500/500 or any other number of different stamps you want.
waiting for your mail, Dieter
To my lists and so on