New Member Introduction
My name is David Giles and I have just joined this Yahoo Group.
I am 48-years old, and have been collecting stamps since I was eight-years old. I got back into the hobby, seriously, when I was 24-years old.
I have been a member of a few other Yahoo Groups and found them most helpful and informative.
My main collecting interests are:
King George VI Reign of the British Commonwealth (1937-1952)
Netherlands Indies / Indonesia
United States of America
... and a number of topical collections.
With rare exception, I collect everything used.
With respect to aerophilately, my main collecting interest is air postal history of the State of Texas. I am interested in First Flight Covers and Aeroport Dedication covers. I also collect U.S. airmail stamps (as part of a U.S. collection) with an emphasis on marginal markings, perfins and precancels, both on and off cover. I also collect Texas city and town postmarks, New York City postmarks, fancy numeral and letter postmarks, and "air mail" postmarks on airmail stamps. I also am assembling a collection of covers with each airmail stamp used on cover, paying the rate it was intended for, postmarked in Texas.
I look forward to learning and contributing to this group.
Member No. 204340, The American Philatelic Society
Member No. 685 & member of the Board-of-Directors, The Society of Costa Rica Collectors
Member No. 54687, The American Topical Association
Member No. 1535, The Postal History Society of Canada
Co-ordinator, United States Study Group of The Ottawa Philatelic Society
For David Giles
In reading your introduction I arrived at the part about Texas aerophilately. A few years back I bought an auction lot that included some Texas items which are still sitting around someplace. If you are interested, send me an email and I will dig them out and send you a list. Perhaps there will be something you can use.