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Canada
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Posted 03/02/2012   10:27 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add jamesw to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
KirkS's Civil War threads got me thinking about specific stamps I'd love for my collection. So it got me wondering, what are our top 'wants' for our collections. You know those gems that just grab you and you'd love to be able to add.
I'm not talking about your faves that are in your albums already, but those ones that maybe you haven't found the right example or are just out of reach. Let's say you get 3 picks. What would they be?
I'll start.

Since I collect mainly US and Canada, sure I'd love US #s 1 & 2, and a Canada #1 beaver - that's a given. But the ones that really make my heart race (really? ) are...

US #77 Abe Lincoln's first stamp appearance.



source: 1847usa

Canada #20


source: Canada Post Archives

A third choice is tough. Could be any of the US 1869 pictorals, or some of the early Confederates.
I'll say a used US#298, just to finish off my Pan-American series. Then I can start on a mint set.


source: SwedishTiger

So? What do you dream about at night? Umm, stamp wise, I mean.
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Canada
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Posted 03/02/2012   11:45 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nitrolures to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hmmm I'd really like to stumble upon 2c large queen on laid happily stuck to some old page but doubt thats a possibility (actually any laid paper canadian issues would be a bonus. But Canada 1 thru 13 excluding #4 in just about any condition would make my decade. I suppose if I quit buying lots of this and that for awhile I could probably afford it. Discipline is so hard in collecting.
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Canada
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Posted 03/02/2012   1:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bujutsu to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I have been lucky enough to get Canada #1, 4a and 4d. I was able to get those from one man who decided to sell his stamp colleced many years ago.

I have never looked back from that transaction. Others from #1 to #13 are harder for me to grasp and the price range is somewhat prohibitive. Having said that, I am still looking and waiting

Chimo

Bujutsu
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Canada
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Posted 03/02/2012   2:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nitrolures to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Bujutsu- Want to go halfers and time share 6 months each?? Seen a couple 2's availiable somewhat reasonable but not great condition but I certainly wouldn't mind a few faults Just neds to be the right stamp at the right time and ability to pull the trigger.
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Israel
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Posted 03/02/2012   3:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Londonbus1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here's one,



Pic courtesy of eaby some time ago. I missed out when the bidding got too hot for poor little me.

A Harrison & Sons sheet of Coronation blackprints in photogravure, given away in the Penrose Annual of 1954, a Graphic Arts Review.

Scarce !

Londonbus1....now to think of another two.....
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Canada
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Posted 03/02/2012   5:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bujutsu to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hmmmm

I would have to think on that for a while Nitrolures <G>.

Like you, if I was lucky enough to come across some of these with 'minor' faults, I would have to try for them.

Chimo

Bujutsu
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United States
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Posted 03/02/2012   8:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampvirgin to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
mine would be the 1898 Columbians from $1.00 on up.
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United States
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Posted 03/02/2012   9:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add clintd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
U.S. C13, C14 & C15. Could of had a mint set when I was in college for $50. That was in 1961 though!
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Posted 03/02/2012   9:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add lpmiller to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I've been lucky indeed to have treasures that I never thought would be in my US collection. My wife says that there is just the high hanging fruit left now. I'll never possess any of the Pan-Am inverts or an inverted Jenny, but I'm within sight of completing the Columbians. I guess my "bucket list" would have to include the 90 cent stamp from the 1869 pictorial issues (US #122) and the 5 cent red Washington error stamp (US #467).
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United States
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Posted 03/03/2012   05:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rohumpy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
For me, I suppose a US Scott #2, and a few more of the expensive Washington Franklins of 1908-1923.
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Posted 03/03/2012   1:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Blade to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
US Scott 313 5$ Marshall - love the color
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Canada
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Posted 03/03/2012   2:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add djd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A nicely centered unused copy of GB #1 Penny black.
then an early dated cover of the same stamp.
David
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Posted 03/03/2012   2:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add moldman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Well, I need 8 stamps to complete my pre-decimal Australia collection. The top 3 I will list is
Scott #14, 15 and 56. (Kangaroo & Map) Maybe someday but I doubt it. Always fun to wish.
The other 5 are Scott # 55,57,101,102,129,
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Canada
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Posted 07/17/2012   09:55 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add canadianphilatelist to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Although I collect worldwide, being from Canada, I have a strong desire to complete my Canadian collection. Any of the Canadian Scott 1-20 (except 15) would be perfect

P.S. Preferably in mint never hinged condition
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Edited by canadianphilatelist - 07/17/2012 09:57 am
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Posted 07/17/2012   12:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add murdo01 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This is a really interesting topic. My top "wants" vary with what ever is the hot "topic" I'm working on. I have a lot of wants that catalogue 25 cents or less, and lots more under $5. Sure there are many rare items that I would like to have, but living on social security puts that catagory out of reach, but not necessarily out of mind.

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Posted 07/17/2012   1:18 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add smauggie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I have a strong desire to complete my classic French and Spanish collections.
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