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New Member Introduction


Dave Giles
 

Hello:

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)
Costa Rica
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.

Cheers!

David Giles
Ottawa, Canada

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
Member, The Ottawa Philatelic Society

Co-ordinator, United States Study Group of The Ottawa Philatelic Society


Robert Mattingly
 

For David Giles
 
Hi David,
 
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.
 
Bob Mattingly

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Sent: Thursday, June 06, 2013 6:58 AM
Subject: [aerophilately] New Member Introduction

 

Hello:

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)
Costa Rica
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.

Cheers!

David Giles
Ottawa, Canada

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
Member, The Ottawa Philatelic Society

Co-ordinator, United States Study Group of The Ottawa Philatelic Society