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Posted 01/06/2009   10:01 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add laswabbie to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I saw an ad in The American Stamp Dealer and Collector publication, or maybe it was the last Linn's, last night. It offered 25# of mixed U.S. on paper for $99. How long do you think it would take to soak, sort, and dispose of that lot? I can't even imagine tackling it.
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Posted 01/07/2009   11:13 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stamperdude to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That sounds massive. But wouldn't it be great to get a box like that with actual postage on it instead of a postage label.
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Posted 01/07/2009   11:16 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add philb to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I have bought 4 pounds of mostly U.S. there is a lot of kindling in there..you find some skipped mint stamps and plate number singles..but I doubt if you would get 99 dollars worth !!
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Posted 01/07/2009   11:34 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add laswabbie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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but I doubt if you would get 99 dollars worth!


That's probably true, Phil. I just can't imagine what one would want with that much duplicated material unless he or she were going to make up cheap packets. Even then, I can't imagine it's worth the time and effort it would take.
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Posted 01/24/2009   2:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Peg to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
stamperdude now you are on my soapbox!!
I just can't understand how stamp traders can use metered postage on the envelopes of trades. I feel like refusing the letter.
look em in the eye and ask "what were you thinking???!!"
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Posted 06/26/2010   3:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add okonoko to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I have to respond to this, even as old as it is. I bought 200# for $200 and it came in two very large boxes (100# each). I think it was all missionary donations. Needless to say, some of the excess paper was obscene. But outside that, the mixture was pretty good, and there were several pounds not on paper. It did consume a few days just to do a few pounds, and the majority of it still sits in several boxes, waiting to consume my time again :)
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Posted 06/26/2010   11:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add eopie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I cannot imagine how long it would take for 200 lbs of mission mix. I bought about 5 lbs worth a few years ago and I am still looking through it every so often. I have not even got a chance to work on the stuff I get from work. I average about 100-150 stamps on paper a week from the mail at work. I have about 3 years worth waiting on me to pick through it to get them in my albums.
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Posted 06/27/2010   01:47 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add spock1k to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
we cant answer yur question las unless you tell us if you are going to attempt it with or without the spinach.
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Posted 07/11/2010   8:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Luisvillalobos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Oh man, I just started this hobby, but I really hope I don't get to that point! haha ;P
But it must be really interesting to look through so many stamps.
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