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A new purchase and sales tracking option
Thu, 24 Apr 2014


A new purchase and sales tracking option will be available very soon


We presented a new payment tracking system to you in February. After spending several weeks reviewing your comments on forums and in surveys, we narrowed down the points to be addressed to ensure that the new tracking system meets everyone's needs. The tool has been developed together with several members based on your requests.

This great new feature has been revised and improved and is nearly ready! You'll soon be able to
use this much more complete tool... Or stay with your regular Delcampe management tool!

We're about to bring you the best of both worlds: a new, improved and very effective system for members who want to manage their invoices to the fullest... While allowing those who prefer to stick with their habits to do so!

 
Upcoming new feature, Corkscrews, Sponsoring, Scale models
Newsletter 24/04/2014
Thu, 24 Apr 2014


A new purchase and sales tracking option will be available very soon


We presented a new payment tracking system to you in February. After spending several weeks reviewing your comments on forums and in surveys, we narrowed down the points to be addressed to ensure that the new tracking system meets everyone's needs. The tool has been developed together with several members based on your requests.

This great new feature has been revised and improved and is nearly ready! You'll soon be able to
use this much more complete tool... Or stay with your regular Delcampe management tool!

We're about to bring you the best of both worlds: a new, improved and very effective system for members who want to manage their invoices to the fullest... While allowing those who prefer to stick with their habits to do so!

The corkscrew... A tool that's aged well


The corkscrew is known to almost everyone and is found in every modern kitchen. Invented in England in the 17th century,
the first version of this most important tool of the trade for every sommelier is credited to Samuel Henshall (1795). Inspired by tools used to remove jammed ammunition from the muzzles of old firearms (the "ball-puller" or "worm"), this item was the subject of a great deal of engineering attention in the 19th century, during which over 300 patents were filed.
Have you ever noticed how many different types there are? There is a wide range of both extraction systems and worms (the part that enters the cork). The auger type (like a wood screw) enters more easily into the cork than the helical worm (hollow), but also increases the chances of ripping part of the cork out. Does one of your bottles have a damaged cork? Best to use a twin-prong cork puller!

Regardless of whether a corkscrew catches the eye of an helixophile (corkscrew collector) because of its materials, its appearance or its unusual pulling system, its character will improve with age, as assuredly as a good Bordeaux improves over time!

Do you have any special corkscrews? Why not show them to us by
sending some pictures!


From Namur to Compostela: more smiles for children with every kilometre!



Is there a better symbol than climbing the road to Santiago de Compostela to "refocus" while dedicating the journey to a good cause? Christian Debruyne decided to take on the challenge.

His journey will enable him to expand his view of the world and help the dreams of sick children come true by donating one euro to the Make A Wish association for every kilometre between Namur and the famous capital of Galicia.

Delcampe has decided to support each of Christian's steps on his journey to the Santiago de Compostela sepulchre. We will help him reach his goal by donating to every one of his 2,500 km. Support Christian by visiting the official Facebook page "From Namur to Compostela in 100 days".

Ultreïa!

You can help make the dreams of sick children come true by making a donation to the Make A Wish association

Have you ever thought of collecting
Small-scale models

The Titanic, 1/224 scale model
From the Leclerc tank to the Titanic... Hold any metal monster in the palm of your hand!


"In every real man a child is hidden that wants to play." This quote from Nietzsche rings true. Scale-model collectors miss the days when they dreamt of becoming a pilot, an astronaut or a firefighter. They have been able to preserve that part of their childhood that lets them escape wherever they want. A car, an aeroplane, a boat or even the mother ship of a science fiction film: the only limit is their imagination!

Don't worry about size, regardless if you choose a 1/224 scale ship, a 1/12 scale tank or an "HO" scale electric train set (model train scale). It would appear that we can redefine what is meant by the expression "to have delusions of grandeur"!

Delcampe has many scale models for sale. Why not treat yourself and buy a scale model of the machine that filled you with dreams for so many years!



"Dragon Rapide", 1/72 scale biplane



Shelby Cobra, 1/12 scale


Diorama of the Second World War, 1/35 scale


SNCF locomotive, "BB" scale
 
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It's your turn to speak up! The Great Delcampe annual Poll is waiting for you....
Wed, 23 Apr 2014

 

 

Dear members,


The Delcampe website has been created more than 10 years ago ... and it has always been important for us
to meet your expectations and to take into account your suggestions.

This is
why, even though our community keeps growing, we conduct an annual poll to collect your impressions and opinion about the website.

This is poll is important for us as it enables us to ensure that the site evolves while taking into account our members' experiences, both from our new and more experienced members.

We have noticed that many took part in our previous poll, providing ideas, comments and remarks. We have already been able to take this information into account last year... 


For 2014, we are counting on you...

... and we hope that even more members will participate!



We have prepared an online form for you. It enables you to tell us:
  •  what you like (5 positive points);

  •  what you don't like (5 negative points);

  •  what you would like as new features (5 ideas);

  •  what our site means to you;

  •  feel free to voice your opinion (suggestions, encouraging messages,...)


Survey available until May 4.



  We thank you in advance for participating. It counts for us!



...
and his team


- Your answers will remain confidential. We will not communicate them to a third party -
- Thank you to those of you who took part in the survey last year. We are counting on you! -

 
The 1910 autograph postcard has been won
Thu, 10 Apr 2014

 

It gives us great pleasure to share the name of our "1910 Pilot Autograph Postcard" contest winner. This magnificent autograph postcard signed and sent by the aviator Emile Prudhomme aroused the interest of 4673 Delcampers.

The lucky winner is "1195"
. Congratulations!  

Didn't win? Don't give up, another contest is now underway.




 
New, Contest Winner, Minerals, Price Watch
Newsletter 10/04/2014
Thu, 10 Apr 2014


Sellers, renew all of your sales with a single click!


Delcampe is a living community that's always growing. It would be a shame if the items you've already listed for sale went unnoticed by the 30,000 new Delcampers who sign up with the site every month!

Have you listed many items for sale on the marketplace?
Are we nearing an important time of the year when you sell a lot? Set the status of all your sales to "new" again to optimise their visibility... With just one click! Your items will again be stamped "new" and be included in email alerts.

PS:  To avoid disturbing regular buyers, a price must be set and the option is only for items that have been listed for sale on Delcampe for over three months.


 

The 1910 autograph postcard has been won


The most aerial of Delcampe contests is over! We had given you the opportunity to win a 1910 postcard signed by Emile Prudhomme, one of the pioneers of military aviation. The uniqueness of this testimony to the early days of flight caught the attention of 4673 Delcampers.

The contest is now closed...and a winner has been chosen!


 
Have you ever thought of collecting
Minerals, fossils and meteorites

Crocoite
The beginning of a great collection? You may not find it in the dusty boxes in the family attic!
Minerals and fossils are several million years old and although they're much older than any antique, you can find them during an outing, on a Sunday walk, or even... in the middle of your garden! (Depending on where you live)... Let us know if you do find one!

Even older items can be found around the world. These are meteorites, of course, the famous "shooting stars". 100 tonnes of interplanetary matter hits the Earth every day. If a "stone" seems different from the environment you find it in, it could very well be an object fallen from the sky!

If you'd like to build a sparkling collection of minerals, fossils or meteorites, Delcampe can help you with over 4,000 sales in progress in categories accessible to every budget (sales of less than €5 to over €1,000). Learn to read the terrain when you go out and find the next item to expand your collection.

There are no quotes or serial numbers in these fields. Just an unlimited source of rocks, as endless as your future enthusiasm for making your collection grow. Does nature hold more treasures than all museums put together?



Malachite and chrysocole


Fossilised fish


Sikhote (meteorite)


Slice of pallasite (meteorite)


Fossilised ammonite
 
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Stamp & Coin Mart : May Issue


 
May Stamp & Coin Mart – available on Delcampe and on Stamp & Coin Mart


•    Special feature: Colonial issues of France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Belgium and Portugal
•    An examination of the stamps of French West Africa
•    The French Cameroun ‘Spitfire Fund’ stamps issued during World War Two
•    A fascinating look at correspondence between King Edward VIII and the exiled Prince Felix Youssoupoff
•    The many variations of cachet created in hospital wards around France during the WWI



 
Price Watch Delcampe
Some of the most beautiful
and most interesting items sold recently on the Delcampe website!

 
France: 2006 "Flying Machines" souvenir sheet with offset perforations - rare

Sold 750 EUR



Indochina:  Registered letter sent from Tuy Hoa 05/07/1941 to France via Senegal (South African censorship)

Sold 650 EUR



Austria: WIPA (Vienna International Philatelic Exhibition) block stamp with silk threads**

Sold 420 EUR



 

 
Roman Empire: Emperor Nerva (96-98) copper sesterce TB+

Sold 578 EUR
Gabon: 10,000 franc bill 1974


Sold 450 EUR

China: Illustrated map sent from Tientsin to Indochina 23/07/1913

Sold 352 EUR

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