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What Is The Weirdest Theme That You Know Of For Collecting ?

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Posted 06/19/2011   9:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add huckles888 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Have noticed that there are any number of themes for collecting stamps so it would be interesting to know what are the most weirdest and whackiest ones......
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Posted 06/19/2011   9:18 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add agustanz to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
"Lightning strikes on stamps" I remember some one years ago doing that... they had a complete collection of three apparently!
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Posted 06/19/2011   9:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Certain cinderellas make for some weird collecting topics. Consider this one from Japan for "hosiery":

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Posted 06/19/2011   10:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Perf14 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I think an interesting idea for a topical collection would be to find some common item that has never occurred on a stamp. Then you could have a title page: Topical collection of XXXX - complete. Followed by a blank page.

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Posted 06/19/2011   11:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add agustanz to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
"I think an interesting idea for a topical collection would be to find some common item that has never occurred on a stamp. Then you could have a title page: Topical collection of XXXX - complete. Followed by a blank page"

Now THAT would be a larf... but I can't think of anything off the top of my head!

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Posted 06/19/2011   11:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add agustanz to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
One idea that amuses me for some reason would be a collection of forgeries only.... the stamp collector who collects no actual stamps!

I don't know why but I find that funny...
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Posted 06/20/2011   12:07 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add warrehouse to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Voodoo, Skull & Bones! Creepy!
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Posted 06/20/2011   02:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add AnthonyUK to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The smallest must be Electrical insulators. There is a thread here for it
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Posted 06/20/2011   03:27 am  Show Profile Check KGV Collector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add KGV Collector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Watermark marginal examples as a theme is amazing.
Trying to put stamp sheets back together from a 100+ years ago as a theme.
Really enjoy finding stamps for others, a great theme.
Just love a good bulk lot this theme fits into all of the above.

Might sound a little strange but most of my youth collecting
was to sort KGVs for others. In a very basic way that is what
sort of a collector I am. They were never my stamps but
I sure did like collecting that way and still do.
To be trusted with somebodies stamps is a great theme in stamp collecting.
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Posted 06/20/2011   05:44 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rohumpy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
AnthonyUK, have you kept up with the insulator thread (s). Those little suckers appear with great regularity on stamps. Who would have thought??
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Posted 06/20/2011   7:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add agustanz to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
One that I am sure some people do.... covers with postally used stamps from two different issuing authorities.

I have seen them sent to the USA from outside with a USA Special Delivery stamp for example.
And items sent from the Calf of Man to the Isle of Man then out from their.

Would make a fascinating collection with lots of odd unexpected covers I expect.

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Posted 06/20/2011   9:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add spanishmoss to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I heard of someone who collected only ugly stamps. The more messed up, torn, heavily cancelled- the better.
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Posted 06/21/2011   2:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DCottrell to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I remember reading on here (?) of one member who collects stamps relating to heart disease.
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Posted 06/26/2011   6:53 pm  Show Profile Check Nells250's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Nells250 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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Posted 06/27/2011   08:49 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add kirks to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Posted 06/28/2011   06:29 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add lux1228 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I collect pink stamps :)
...but Lint Nells? LOL I don't think I've ever seen lint on a stamp. I've seen pictures of artwork that people create from saving different colors of dryer lint though!
Theres an idea for your beloved picture postage stamps Puzzler!
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