Monday, 20 February 2012

Chat About Machins

Unfortunately I have to go back to the UK tomorrow on urgent business and will be away for a couple of weeks, so this blog will not get updated as much as usual. In the meantime would you like meet and chat to other Machin Collectors Worldwide? If the answer is yes then this is your perfect chance.

On the 23rd February 2012 The Internet Philatelic Dealers Association are proud to commemorate its 10th Anniversary. For this anniversary they will be issuing a special Anniversary Cover to all members as part of the celebrations and will be holding a 24 hour anniversary marathon chat on the weekend of 25th February for everyone in the philatelic community. Moderators are in place for every hour of the duration so someone will always be on hand no matter what time of the day.

The chat room can be accessed via the IPDA Web Site at or via this direct link This room is open from 10AM on the 25th February - 9AM on the 26th

I do hope that some of you can attend, please mention Machin Mania as to the source of where you got the information about the event when you arrive there. I am hoping I will be there my self for a few hours, so we may get a chance to chat to each other.

A little bit of background.

The IPDA was formed in 2002 by a group of stamp dealers who had a vision that the Internet, and web based services including online e-commerce and online auctions, would fundamentally change the philatelic industry. The vision that the Internet would impact dealers and sellers of stamps, as well as collectors, has turned out to be a reality today.

While there are thousands of sellers across the various Internet channels today and while many are professional dealers, there are also many that are casual sellers and many that are simply individuals with a few stamps to sell and often with limited knowledge of the subject material they are selling.

The IPDA is now a group of dealers and part time sellers who believe there is a need for a global organisation to represent them and to endorse them as accredited sellers to the global Internet buying community. The IPDA believes, and has seen proof, that the reach of the Internet will expand the market place.

The IPDA are always happy to receive new members and welcomes anyone who sells anything philatelic online to fill in the online membership application form this includes sellers who list on eBay and other auction houses.

Membership of the IPDA is only $20.00 per year and offers a philatelic dealer or part time seller the opportunity to be accredited it also offers buyers some security that the dealers or sellers they are buying from are accredited. The services provided to members are always under constant review.

1 comment:

GBStamps said...

I will try to be there, probably sometime between noon and 2pm Pacific Time (8pm-10pm GMT) on Saturday.