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Posted 08/12/2009   09:32 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add spock1k to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
trigger - india r us was way way better :D

angussy - no way unless you r willing to team up with bob and give me one sheet each of the 1948 gandhi issues :)
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Posted 08/13/2009   04:33 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Puzzler to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Pieces of Eight Philately

Catchy, puts a mysterious alluring image in the mind of GOLD coinage and then the word philately (study of stamps), also slightly international as French would be

Pièces de Huit Philatélie

(according to Google translater).

There, now if that doesn't inspire the rest of you who had much better names than that then I'll eat my hat. . . or the stamp anyway . . .


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Posted 08/13/2009   09:29 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add spock1k to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
no 8 for the puzzler just for sheer effort
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Posted 08/13/2009   10:57 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sharksfan11 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
Ghandi's Goodies


This is too funny!
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Posted 08/14/2009   7:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add WpgLwr to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
How about...

Rajah's Ransom Stamp and Coin
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Posted 08/15/2009   12:59 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add spock1k to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
thats right lets tell people that we are going to rip them off by a kings ransom :D
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Posted 08/15/2009   01:46 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Puzzler to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
How about keeping it short and simple, the old KISS (keep it simple, silly) rule. Also it should evoke emotion (good, ideally) to be remembered.

I thought of

Apollo (something or other)

because of the US moon missions. Those were emotional to me anyway and I always remember them in a good way (I know, the unfortunate mission was not a good thing, but overall . . ) and I think a lot of people worldwide remember the first moon landing.

Also Apollo is a Greek god (from Wikipedia) Apollo has been variously recognized as a god of light and the sun; truth and prophecy; archery; medicine and healing; music, poetry, and the arts; and more.

Stamps are the arts aren't they?
Good for topicals/thematics I suppose.
I know, not Indian and very western.

Puzzle, puzzle,

How about : 'To the Moon. . .'
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Posted 08/15/2009   02:33 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add WpgLwr to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Okay, point taken...

Rajah's Riches Stamp & Coin

Song of India Stamp & Coin

or even

Pack Rat Stamp & Coin
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Posted 08/15/2009   02:54 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add spock1k to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
look at the effort Puzzler put in. thats what we are looking for, for the last two slots
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Posted 08/15/2009   05:49 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Puzzler to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
OK, I did some more puzzling.

I thought that the game of Chess is pretty universal and popular in literature now and our westernized type of chess actually started in India.

Then I saw the 8 x 8 squares of a chess board (now-a-days) and I looked up the number 8. (Wikipedia is Great!)

Eight is a Fibonacci number, (Wiki it!) like the spirals in the outer part of a sunflower and in lots of other parts of nature.

In Hinduism (not sure if that is important here) 8 is the number of wealth and abundance.

Number 8 is a lucky number in China and in Japan for slightly different reasons, both to do with wealth.

The list is pretty large in Wikipedia about the use and importance of the number 8.

Oh, yeah, the Buddhist Eightfold Path.

Mainly though, I like the reference to Chess.

So, How about 'Eight Stamps Eight Coins'

or '8 Coins * 8 Stamps' or '8 Stamps and 8 Coins'

You could use a chess board (or an 8x8 board) with stamps on one side and coins on the other as your store picture (with appropriate stamps and coins (to do with chess) playing a game (copy a real one from somewhere so the pieces are placed correctly) maybe even with only eight pieces left on either side (if that is possible).

I think it would work nicely. It attracts the nerdy aspect of collectors and the wealth aspect attracts the rest of the populace.

Of course, you must explain somewhere about the history of chess and how lucky it is to buy eight stamps or coins and have sales of buy 7 get one free and 8 x 8 is even better!! And pricing in multiples of 8.

It is the selling of an idea here. The more the idea benefits someone or they feel it would then the more they want it.

Holy smokes, why don't I have a store!?? What am I doing giving away all this great info. My brain is wrung out and hanged on the line to dry! I wish I had some nice chess stamps to illustrate this idea.

As the saying is up above on the top of the page here, Education is the key . . .

You must help people first with their important gathering of the eight stamps and eight coins (of whatever subject) and the abundance will come. What did my friend put in my Rice Krispies!

That was kind of fun. Puzzling I mean. What was I doing this for? Oh yeah, spock1k's store. Ooooh, yeah.

Hope your store is as great as I think it will be, no matter the name!

Doug
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Posted 08/15/2009   05:51 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Puzzler to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
OK, I did some more puzzling.

I thought that the game of Chess is pretty universal and popular in literature now and our westernized type of chess actually started in India.

Then I saw the 8 x 8 squares of a chess board (now-a-days) and I looked up the number 8. (Wikipedia is Great!)

Eight is a Fibonacci number, (Wiki it!) like the spirals in the outer part of a sunflower and in lots of other parts of nature.

In Hinduism (not sure if that is important here) 8 is the number of wealth and abundance.

Number 8 is a lucky number in China and in Japan for slightly different reasons, both to do with wealth.

The list is pretty large in Wikipedia about the use and importance of the number 8.

Oh, yeah, the Buddhist Eightfold Path.

Mainly though, I like the reference to Chess.

So, How about 'Eight Stamps Eight Coins'

or '8 Coins * 8 Stamps' or '8 Stamps and 8 Coins'

You could use a chess board (or an 8x8 board) with stamps on one side and coins on the other as your store picture (with appropriate stamps and coins (to do with chess) playing a game (copy a real one from somewhere so the pieces are placed correctly) maybe even with only eight pieces left on either side (if that is possible).

I think it would work nicely. It attracts the nerdy aspect of collectors and the wealth aspect attracts the rest of the populace.

Of course, you must explain somewhere about the history of chess and how lucky it is to buy eight stamps or coins and have sales of buy 7 get one free and 8 x 8 is even better!! And pricing in multiples of 8.

It is the selling of an idea here. The more the idea benefits someone or they feel it would then the more they want it.

Holy smokes, why don't I have a store!?? What am I doing giving away all this great info. My brain is wrung out and hanged on the line to dry! I wish I had some nice chess stamps to illustrate this idea.

As the saying is up above on the top of the page here, Education is the key . . .

You must help people first with their important gathering of the eight stamps and eight coins (of whatever subject) and the abundance will come. What did my friend put in my Rice Krispies!

That was kind of fun. Puzzling I mean. What was I doing this for? Oh yeah, spock1k's store. Ooooh, yeah.

Hope your store is as great as I think it will be, no matter the name!

Doug
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Posted 08/15/2009   05:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add james204 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Now that is what you call effort...
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Posted 08/15/2009   06:02 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Londonbus1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Doug even posted it twice so we wouldn't miss it !!
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Posted 08/15/2009   12:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add spock1k to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
shh the man has got brains !!

Doug has given me a splendid idea and has taken post no 9

ok one last slot remaining

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Posted 08/15/2009   12:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bobgggg to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Miss Ghandi's Goodies, and More



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A Philatelic mind
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