This post will review the stamps I added to my collection for August - December, 1920.
The last post looked at the January - July, 2020 time period.
Reviewing for the year and recapitulating what I said in the January-July post ....
I did achieve the goal of adding ~50 stamps roughly per month to my collection. The total for the year was 613 new stamps for Deep Blue (Steiner pages), with 85 of them also having a space in Big Blue.
As many of you know, I collect 1840-1940 WW & 1840-1952 British Commonwealth. I have some 51,000 stamps out of 83,000+ major number Scott catalogue possibilities for the era (61%). For specifics, see this post.
How did I do it? Because of COVID, little was done in the usual way (No stamp shows, club auctions etc).
And, rather than targeting missing stamps through want lists, I mostly resorted to my old tried and true habit of obtaining country collections/accumulations/albums, and using them as feeders for my main collection.
To that end, let's look at what happened month by month for August - December.
(Colombia 22, Peru 12, Montenegro 11, South Africa 9, Great Britain 1)
The Colombia feeder album was highly successful with a total of 127 stamps added from May through August, with 22 of them in August. And Montenegro (11) and South Africa (9) were added from a WW stash picked up before COVID, and now being worked through.
But let's look at Peru...
My Peru additions are from a Peru feeder collection obtained just before the COVID lockdown from a dealer in Portland.