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Stamp Lingo

Postby Kelshandra » Wed Sep 10, 2014 09:41 am

Lingo means language who need to brush up on their Australian :D

With newbies that come to us on occasion, I realise that we have a lot of specialised language and acronyms. It might be nice to have the information in one place for people to find. But it's always hard to look at a list and find the things that are not there. So post if there is anything missing (feel free to write your own description or to correct mine).

    FDC (noun) First Day Cover
    Flatalist (noun) A person who collects Discworld Stamps
    Flataly (noun) The hobby of collecting stamps. Inspired by the Roundworld hobby of Philately, the collection of Roundworld postage stamps
    Frank (noun) A cancellation mark on a stamp. Made using a rubber stamp, these are used to prevent sneaky people reusing the same stamp over and over again.
    GCTS or GCT (noun) Green Cabbage Trading Stamps, a system where surplus common stamps can be exchanged for small green stamps. These stamps can then be used to acquire a variety of exclusive merchandise including stamps, both Discworld themed and otherwise, and other items such as exclusive special release envelope series.
    LBE (noun) Little Brown Envelope: A lucky dip bag of assorted stamps sold for £5.00 and with at least £5.00 worth of stamps enclosed. As LBE have changing labels on them and Discworld collectors will collect the Creator’s dirty socks if they had the chance, these have become collectable in their own right. LBE are also the only way that some stamps, particularly sports are available.
    Selvedge (noun) The gutter or edge of a stamp sheet. These pieces sometimes have printing registration marks or the name of the printing company. Most of the stamps of Discworld are nominally produced by the printing company Teemer and Spools of Ankh-Morpork
    SH (noun) Stanley Howler, the first stamp collector in Going Postal.
    SHJ (noun) The Stanley Howler Stamp Journal, the Roundworld publication concerning Flataly. Issues 1-26 were print publications that were released with exclusive stamps. It was published quarterly until Issue 24, when they moved to a biannual schedule. From Issue 27 onwards the journal has been produced electronically and been freely available from the Discworld Stamp Catalogue.
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Re: Stamp Lingo

Postby Darren » Wed Sep 10, 2014 11:00 am

Kelshandra wrote:Lingo means language who need to brush up on their Australian :D


Any chance of that translated into English? ;)
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Re: Stamp Lingo

Postby Kelshandra » Wed Sep 10, 2014 07:42 pm

Eh, don't pick on my grammar :oops: . I've been working 10-13 hour days for the last week, by the time I posted that I was a little tired.

Lingo means language. To speak the lingo = to speak the language.

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Re: Stamp Lingo

Postby Grace Speaker » Wed Sep 10, 2014 08:52 pm

Flataly to English dictionary, eh? Damn good idea! :D

Do you know what differentiates Bath from Wincanton perforations? I'm embarrassed to say that after 3 years as a collector, I still don't know how to tell them apart! :oops:
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Re: Stamp Lingo

Postby Muba » Wed Sep 10, 2014 10:15 pm

Kelshandra wrote:Lingo means language who need to brush up on their Australian :D


Don't you mean 'Strine''? :wink:
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Re: Stamp Lingo

Postby Librarians Apprentice » Thu Sep 11, 2014 08:12 am

Oook!

Brilliant idea, Kel!

I just added a few cosmetic changes, and a couple of other entries I thought relevant

    :arrow: FDC (noun) First Day Cover
    :arrow: Flatalist (noun) A person who collects Discworld Stamps
    :arrow: Flataly (noun) The hobby of collecting Discworld stamps. Inspired by the Roundworld hobby of Philately, the collection of Roundworld postage stamps
    :arrow: Frank (noun) A cancellation mark on a stamp. Made using a rubber stamp, these are used to prevent sneaky people reusing the same stamp over and over again.
    :arrow: GCTS or GCT (noun) Green Cabbage Trading Scheme, a system where surplus common stamps can be exchanged for small green stamps. These stamps can then be used to acquire a variety of exclusive merchandise including stamps, both Discworld themed and otherwise, and other items such as exclusive special release envelope series.
    :arrow: LBE (noun) Little Brown Envelope: A lucky dip bag of assorted stamps sold for £5.00 and with at least £5.00 worth of stamps enclosed. As LBE have changing labels on them and Discworld collectors will collect the Creator’s dirty socks if they had the chance, these have become collectable in their own right. LBE are also the only way that some stamps, particularly sports are available.
    :arrow: P-word, the (noun) a mythical, yet highly exercised beast which must be used between LBE issues
    :arrow: Selvedge (noun) The gutter or edge of a stamp sheet. These pieces sometimes have printing registration marks or the name of the printing company. Most of the stamps of Discworld are nominally produced by the printing company Teemer and Spools of Ankh-Morpork
    :arrow: SH (noun) Stanley Howler, the first stamp collector in Going Postal.
    :arrow: SHJ (noun) The Stanley Howler Stamp Journal, the Roundworld publication concerning Flataly. Issues 1-26 were print publications that were released with exclusive stamps. It was published quarterly until Issue 24, when they moved to a biannual schedule. From Issue 27 onwards the journal has been produced electronically and been freely available from the Discworld Stamp Catalogue.
    :arrow: [b]Sport [/b](noun) a deliberate change made in a stamp's design, blamed on thaumic disturbance (e.g. the Tower of Art's "Falling Man")
    :arrow: Variation (noun) part of a series of gradual changes to a stamp's design (e.g. the One Bizlot Werewolf Transformation series)
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Re: Stamp Lingo

Postby steeljam » Thu Sep 11, 2014 09:46 am

May I point out that a small error
Selvage is the space on the outside of the sheet. It is a term from cloth manufacture where the selvage keep the fabric from unraveling or fraying.
Guttering is the space between stamps such as with the Thieves' Guild 5p
I would direct your attention to an excellent Wikipedia page on Philatelic terminology.
Finally on the Stamp Catalogue Stamp Home Page are the terms I use for the stamps.
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Re: Stamp Lingo

Postby Kelshandra » Thu Sep 11, 2014 10:33 am

steeljam wrote:May I point out that a small error
Selvage is the space on the outside of the sheet. It is a term from cloth manufacture where the selvage keep the fabric from unraveling or fraying.
Guttering is the space between stamps such as with the Thieves' Guild 5p
I would direct your attention to an excellent Wikipedia page on Philatelic terminology.
Finally on the Stamp Catalogue Stamp Home Page are the terms I use for the stamps.

I know, but at least at one point, selvege was the term being used by many here. After all, we're flatalists, not philatalists, we don't need to use all the same words :)
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Re: Stamp Lingo

Postby steeljam » Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:20 am

Kelshandra wrote:I know, but at least at one point, selvege was the term being used by many here. After all, we're flatalists, not philatalists, we don't need to use all the same words :)

You don't have to use the same words but if you do then it is better to use them correctly. I used gutter when describing the 5p Thieves' Guild.
I did expect to see an image of Commander Vimes on the Thieves' Guild sheet to commemorate the first time we come across him.
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Re: Stamp Lingo

Postby barber80 » Sun Sep 14, 2014 10:02 am

Causes a problem for phils becoming flats, and vice versa if they get the stamp bug in their veins. So I vote for using philly words here to avoid confusion. It'll still be a bit of fun rather than becoming frustrating when someone realises the words they're using mean something different to the other parrty.
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Re: Stamp Lingo

Postby phalarope » Sun Sep 14, 2014 11:43 am

barber80 wrote:Causes a problem for phils becoming flats, and vice versa if they get the stamp bug in their veins. So I vote for using philly words here to avoid confusion. It'll still be a bit of fun rather than becoming frustrating when someone realises the words they're using mean something different to the other party.

Wot he said. :D
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