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Whom Is A Member Of A Local Stamp Club?

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Posted 06/14/2008   11:29 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add stamperdude to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Are you a member of a stamp club that meets in person? If YES, what do you like about it? How often do they meet? How many members do you have?

If NO, why not?

I have been a member of the Springfield Philatelic Society for around 3 years. We meet once a month and have about 35 members. We have silent auctions a couple times a year, hold an annual stamp bourse in the fall which we sell color cachet covers with a pictorial postmark, have slide presentations lent from the APS of various topics, we have blue books available to purchase members stamps from and have a Nickel box of donated stamps.
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Posted 06/14/2008   11:45 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gussyboy1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Not a member of one yet. I would have to find one in the area--if there are any. We live about 45 min from any larger towns.

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Posted 06/14/2008   1:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nr-notrare to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
No club within 70 miles. Only two other collectors that I know of within about 45 miles, except for my wife. Luckily, we meet every day and have at least one discussion about stamps. Sure is great having a collecting partner.
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Posted 06/14/2008   3:01 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add t360 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I am a member of the Chelmsford, MA stamp club. It is an excellent club. However I have a hard time making it to the meetings on Monday nights after working all day and driving the long brutal commute to Cambridge and back. By then I am dead tired .
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Posted 06/14/2008   3:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sfgoda to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nothing in my area. I live about 2 hours from any major city. You nice people are my official stamp club.
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Posted 06/14/2008   4:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add philb to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
i have belonged to ther stamptrotters of Kingston since 1973...the reason we call it the stamptrotters.is that we get kicked out of decent places for reasons like...someone else needs the room or the school requires a million dollar umbrella policy which we could not afford...we even met in the glass room of a taco bell..the last few years we are well situated in the Red Hook VFW barely a mile from my house..its the best deal I have had..we can afford to give them 50 bucks a quarter year and some of the guys buy a beverage from the bar...so far so good...until you find a home..use this forum as your stamp club...phil
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Posted 06/14/2008   6:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Spedward to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Whoa 50/50!

There might be one in Toowoomba, I don't know, but I'm 14 so no.
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Posted 06/14/2008   6:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Triggersmob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I guess I have just never really bothered to seek out a club. With Bandicoot and Emma and possibly Emma's friend starting to collect now, we are just about forming our own club.

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Posted 06/14/2008   7:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stamperdude to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I would definitely consider this a good club. You guys and gals do a great job interacting, sharing, fun contests, and willing to help out the new collector. Isn't the internet a wonderful thing when used for good?
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Posted 06/14/2008   8:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Charles to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It is an hour drive for me to attend stamp show meetings, so I haven't gone yet, although I have been thinking about it. Ironically, there is a big club, around 50 members or so, about ten minutes from where I USED to live. At that point though, I hadn't gotten back into stamps.

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Posted 06/14/2008   8:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cimarron_Warrior to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Not a member but would love to be if there was one close enough but closest one about 60 miles and with gas prices it might as well be on the other side of the world.
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Posted 06/14/2008   8:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bandicoot to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I am still looking into the possibility of starting a club for the kids. But I know I will have to have the expertise of Triggersmob to make it happen.
No pressure though Steve
One of the first things they will have to do is sign in here to the forum so they and their parents can learn what its all about.
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Posted 06/14/2008   9:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Spedward to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I would come, but it's about a 30 hour drive
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Posted 06/14/2008   11:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rlorenz to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
No club here the closest is maybe an hour way, I have thought about try to begin one where I live. We have a paper printed Thursday just for our community I think I'll see if I can run an ad or article to see if there is enough local interest. It would be great if there was !
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Posted 06/14/2008   11:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Dianne Earl to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
What a small world Tom!

I have an aunt and uncle and two cousins that live in chelmsford.

Dianne

PS I'm not a member yet I think there is a club in Fredericton but I haven't had a chance to check them out yet.
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Posted 06/15/2008   09:23 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Triggersmob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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am still looking into the possibility of starting a club for the kids. But I know I will have to have the expertise of Triggersmob to make it happen.
No pressure though Steve


Bandicoot, I'm far from an expert, but I guess we could muddle our way through it.

Steve
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