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Over the years, I have been helped by a lot of people both collectors and non-collectors. So I would like to thank each and everyone of them in this page individually. Here is the list in no particular order:
|Samapti Ghose |
My Mom. She got me into philately and helped me accumulate both coins, currency and stamps. Whenever I like a coin and my wallet is empty; she is the one I turn to.
| Manik Ghose|
My Pop. His contribution to my collection is immense. Almost 15% of my Indian circulation coin collection are his finds.
My relative whose collection of stamps and coins I inherited. He is person who got me into Numismatics.
|My cousin who gave me his stamp collection. Most of my first foreign stamps came from his collection |
| Nepali Dada (Name Unknown)|
A Nepali national who worked in a neighborhood shop and we became friends. Although I don't know his name or his whereabouts now, he helped me a lot to build my Nepali coin, currency and stamp collection.
| Brojo Gopal Saha|
My neighborhood watch shop owner who helped me a lot with British Indian coins and Australian stamps.
| Shanker Ghosh|
My relative whose collection of British Indian and early Indian coins along with foreign currency I inherited.
My maternal grandma helped me with my Bangladeshi coin and currency collection.
|My maternal aunt saves for me all the commemorative coins that she finds and gives them to me whenever I get to go to Calcutta. |
My maternal uncle and aunt who helped me accumulate majority of my German Pfennigs and US circulation coins.
| Rusty Zajac|
My American friend whom I met in a numismatic forum and whom I consider as my first foreign friend. Rusty (aka rzage) is helping me a lot with my U.S. type set collection as well as building a healthy U.S. stamp collection.
| Sandip Ghosh|
My Brother-In-Law. He loves to travel around the world and in this process I get to keep all his change that he brings from foreign land.
My Aussie mate loves to hunt gold nuggets and got a wonderful sense of humor. Met Harry (aka nuggethill) in a forum and since then been good friends. He gave me my first foreign FDC as well as pre-decimalization Aussie coins and stamps.
| Harry C. Johnson|
Another of my discussion forum friends, Harry (aka Harryj) lives in U.S.A. Harry helped me a lot with my U.S. cent and nickel year and MM sets. Also he gave me my first foreign token.
| Marvin Jahn|
My German friend helped me a great deal with modern Polish, German and other European country's stamps .
|Darryl (aka USS656) gifted me my first US silver certificate. He is from U.S.A. and a friend from CT.|
Holger, my German buddy sent me a nice mix of German and European stamps. Really nice and modest guy.
Michael (aka ye olde) came out of nowhere in a German forum I frequent. Well, without much of an interaction he sent me many coins from European countries out of sheer benevolence.
Mark is primarily a world paper money collector from Canada. He gifted me a set of 12 Canadian millennium quarters as well as a 1997 Hong Kong UNC coin set.
|Many thanks to Andrew for his gift of bimetallic Thai 10 Bahts and UK decimal coins.|
My Austrian friend Wo is a special contributor of 'Krause Standard Catalog Of World Coins'. He gifted me lots of coins including many hard to get countries and helps me a lot with information about latest coin news.
|Mujahid, my friend from Bangalore bought me many new UK shield coins from his UK trip.|
|My neighborhood pan shop owner regularly saves commemorative and old coins that turn up at his shop for me.|
|Christian is an Austrian cigarette box collector whose website I once stumbled upon. He sent me three European coins.|
|My School & College friends to whom I am indebted much for all their help and support throughout the years and because of them my dream of completing Indian Republic year sets is coming true. Also gotta say that my collection features many of their circulation finds and also foreign coins from their foreign trips. Thanks guys.|
I befriended Amrik on this very site and frequently interacted with him on Facebook. He sent me two beautiful Jital coins of
|My mate from Wales gifted me the royal wedding miniature sheet of UK|
Aminul Haque Mallick
|My Bangladeshi friend from Dhaka, who also is the editor of 'Collector' magazine gifted me a few copies of his magazine as well as FDC and miniature sheet.|