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Posted 07/17/2012   1:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add philb to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
i would like to build a gem of a showpiece collection..so many of mine have been thrown together willy nilly...it need not have expensive stamps....just a beautiful presentation..my wife would help me of course if I let her !!
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APS 070059 Life Member International Society of Guatemala Collectors I.S.G.C. #853
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Posted 07/17/2012   1:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add new12collector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hmm... It's hard to pick just three. I choose 1. USA #1 or #2, preferably mint with great margins. 2. USA #122 in again mint condition, if possible. For the third, I will have to go with #243, mint again, preferably in a very nice green (I only choose it because I like the color). Otherwise, my list would stretch on and on... With basically every stamp issued by all countries (excluding ctos, that is).
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Posted 07/17/2012   2:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add irishjack to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Mine wouldn't be a stamp, but a hand-bound leather album custom made for me. A beautiful set of 50 albums with handwritten labels in 24 carat gold . All sitting in a handcrafted black walnut book case. I also want a custom made desk also in walnut made so each drawer will have a place of every thing I need. Oh did I say the chair will also be done in the same leather as the album .
But I just cant seem to make my mind up on the colour of the leather so its on hold for now.
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Posted 07/17/2012   3:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add dlawson281 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
my choices:

1. Organize what stamps I have now into albums.
2. Organize what covers I have into some kind of order.FFC, Postal history by state, FDCs etc,etc, etc.
3. Die from the shock of actually getting it all done.

I'm 55 now, my Grandfather lived to be almost 103... so I may have 50 years to get this all done. (I hope I have enough time.)
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Posted 07/17/2012   4:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add philb to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Dlawson, your wish makes a lot of sense...especially with the covers they are spread over all kinds of binders..3 ring, 2 ring ..20 ring...my Dad was 98 1/2 when he passed...i was 70...part of my inheritance is standing in the driveway brick red 261 horsepower 2012 Nissan Frontier 4x4..i guess we are late bloomers in my family !
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Posted 07/17/2012   5:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add BeeSee to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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my Dad was 98 1/2 when he passed...i was 70


Philby, you were 70 when you passed?
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Posted 07/17/2012   5:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add philb to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
BeeSee are you saying I have been dead for 3 years I did'nt even notice the difference !!
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APS 070059 Life Member International Society of Guatemala Collectors I.S.G.C. #853
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Posted 07/17/2012   10:26 pm  Show Profile Check ray.mac's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add ray.mac to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
My bucket list isn't for what I can buy....if I really wanted a "pigeon blood" US 64a, I could go out an buy one.....I might not be married much longer after that!

My list is for what I can find in a bin of covers or in a sales book, or in an eBay auction. So right off the top of my head it would have to be:

64a
any of 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24 (type Va)
any of the difficult 2c red Wash-Franks (I have a lot of the difficult ones now-- but I'd like to find others-- I've found 2- #500's and a 534B so far over the years).

Good luck to all, and may you all complete your philatelic bucket lists someday! Ray

I don't see ever buying the $ value Columbians or a set of C13-15-- way too commercial for me. For me it's the thrill of the hunt, totally.
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Posted 07/18/2012   12:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Rileysan to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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My list is for what I can find in a bin of covers or in a sales book, or in an eBay auction.


There's something to this, but I'd have to be retired before I could take the time necessary to be effective at it.

Then again, maybe it's just a generational thing? I consider myself far more patient than most of my contemporaries, but I'm nowhere near patient enough to sift through boxes upon boxes of philatelic material. I suppose I'm missing out ...


Anyways, one item on my bucket list is (Germany) Scott B58, Michel Mi-511 BL2. It's the last "key" item missing from my 3rd Reich collection.



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Posted 07/18/2012   1:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add philb to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rileysan, I love to sort through boxes of covers..theres a covermania show in Albany August 4 and 5 I will probably go the first day and spend the day..another guy in our club travels the same distance..he goes looking for one or two particular U.S. covers,might spend an hour and hes off !!
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APS 070059 Life Member International Society of Guatemala Collectors I.S.G.C. #853
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Posted 07/21/2012   01:23 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Zipper to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
U.S.#39 ninety cents Washington

#121 Shield & Eagle

#122 carmine & black Lincoln

Plus all the civil war stamps.
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