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Posted 05/16/2010   6:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add stamperdude to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I enjoy going to yard sales and finding bargains and this past Friday was no exception. At one particular persons home I picked up 6 telephone line glass insulators for $3.00, and 5 old painted logo glass soda bottles manufactured in my area for $5.00, and a last minute find a small plastic stamp dispenser shaped like a 1930's car new in box. This lead the lady stating she always like that item and me saying that I was a stamp collector. She then turned to the other lady present and asked "Didn't you bring 2 boxes of stamps to sell?". Of course, I was interested. She handed me a old shoe box about 50 years old and another smaller box to look through. There was lots of used regular issue stamps 1940 era on and off paper and a handful of used covers. Most of the stamps were US with a sprinkling of GB at first glance. I went on to tell them that most post WWII stamp were common and at the minimum catalog value and sell for pennies. She wasn't sure what she was going to sell them for and I mentioned that I would probably give them to the boy scouts I work with. I offered $4.00 in good faith and they accepted.

I've been sorting and trimming the torn off corners, wishing they full covers as there were "Free" corners from servicemen, APO markings, Official Mail imprinted postage corners, and a few other BOB items like Special Delivery and Airmail. I did find 2 birth announcement cards still inside there very small envelopes about the size of a business card and some other personal correspondence. I am still digging my way thru the shoe box. Even if I don't find something of value, it reminded me how much fun it is to play with my stamps and disconnect from the virtual world for awhile.
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Posted 05/16/2010   8:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Stamp collecting...the never ending "lucky dip"

Great yarn stamperdude, I can relate.
If you bought the stamp dispenser, I'd love to see
an image of that.

Here is my HUGE 8 stamp collection of glass insulators on stamps.

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Posted 05/16/2010   10:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add BeeSee to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rod, how the hell can you find that so quick?
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Posted 05/17/2010   12:17 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jubilee to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
470,000 images, that's how!! Rod is clearly a very organised chap
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Posted 05/17/2010   01:25 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
You (or rather I :) can thank the software programmers
for Microsoft windows.
Remember the old 8.3 name structure? Arrghh.

As soon as we had the LFN (long file names) in 98 & XP
a whole new world of database stringing became available.

I still don't get it though, regarding working together.
If people such as we on this forum, got together
and exchanged a common text string format in say Xcel SS format
we could just about do away with basic stamp catalogues altogether
for searching and identifying stamps.

If we, for example had

AUST SGXXXX (1967) TXXXX 40c fauna lizard [die cut) coombs

We could then swap between each other, lists of numbers.
It takes about an hour to type in a year of numbers,
they can be scott or SG or no number at all, it really doesn't matter.
The owners own list can easily be modified or even adding a
further string or adding a column in excel for say "want list"
"missing" , [perf variety] or whatever.

By doing subset searches in a free database (I use works or openoffice) you can search in nanoseconds by designer, engraver, topic, value or whatever your little heart desires.

I do that with all my stamps. If I am sorting a bag of Aussie
a simple search of 2c shows 12 stamps in the whole Aussie catalogue
and what year it was produced etc&etc, it is so simple.

With my "glass insulators" I typed in "insulator"
and it searched the entire 340,000 in a few seconds.
I am sure there are more, but I am limited to what
I put in the file descriptive in the first place.

I am unsure what Excel limitations are, but in MSWorks
one could have every stamp on the planet listed
on just 14 databases.












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Posted 05/17/2010   02:32 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add BeeSee to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rod of course I know all about databases and searching, it is part of my job. I just can't believe you actually tagged that many with insulator!
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Posted 05/17/2010   02:47 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add spock1k to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
ok my head is spinning now I will go lie down.

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Posted 05/17/2010   08:41 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add philb to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ok ! rod is "the Man" ! At least for today !!
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Posted 05/17/2010   08:44 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add philb to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
But we could have a yard sale right here ! Most of the regulars have items that they do not particularly care about ..but that could be useful to someone else !!
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Posted 05/17/2010   10:07 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stamperdude to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rob,
I'll try to remember to take a picture of the insulaters to accompany your stamps.

Phil,
Isn't that what the Buy,Sell,Trade section is for?

OK, everyone put together a Spring cleaning virtual yard sale selection and post a picture of it in the B/S/T sections with your lowest accepted selling price(s). We could go a step further and not exclude non philatelic items & place it in the General Discussion Forum. I think a poll is in order.
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Posted 05/17/2010   12:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add BeeSee to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
If people such as we on this forum, got together
and exchanged a common text string format in say Xcel SS format
we could just about do away with basic stamp catalogues altogether
for searching and identifying stamps.


That is actually a great idea. Kind of like a Google or Wiki for stamp collecting. It would have to be database format more than a spreadsheet I think.
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Posted 05/17/2010   1:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Londonbus1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
That is actually a great idea. Kind of like a Google or Wiki for stamp collecting. It would have to be database format more than a spreadsheet I think.



Could this be a breakthrough !

My friend in London whom I stayed with during the Festival has started a Stamp wiki a while back and is looking for contributors. It has been a slow progress but he is determined to do it and make it successful.
I have added to the Glossary of terms,Made a Cinderella list and added a few items as time permitted. I hope to be adding lots more now I have had a better rundown on how it works and how to add scans [I got first-hand tuition whilst in London !].
I was thinking of posting the link on some groups but do not wish to appear pushy.
As it has been talked about, here is the link.

http://www.stampsoftheworld.co.uk/i...of_the_World

You can change anything just like Wikpedia, so if you don't like my idea of a Tete-Beche pair...just change it !!
Have a look anyway and see what you think. Let me know. I will pass on the judgement to London !

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Posted 05/17/2010   6:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

I think it better in spreadsheet or notebook fashion, primarily to
address the lowest experienced collector.
Database experts can adapt to suit.

My experience lies with "flat file" databases, as they are the easiest to generate (3 clicks) but there is nothing wrong with generating a word document, with the data.

I would envisage at the beginning people trading year sets,
then just countries.
One may advertise for example "trade Great Britain 2000 entries 1980-1989 with similar Russia, basic entries no varieties"

Or "Trade Australia 1986 200 entries inc perf varieties and all known errors"
and so on.
One swaps or trades the details, then inserts the Scott or SG
or michel numbers to suit his/her own collection.

This doesn't replace the trad stamp catalogue, but certainly
improves collection management and information, to make the hobby more enjoyable.

A quick example of a basic Romania, generated from ACDSee
so I could edit out the jpeg sizes which are not necessary.

SG2788 (1960) T0491 20b childrens games [0m3] toboggan.jpg 170 KB 704x1079x24b jpeg
SG2789 (1960) T0491 35b childrens games [0m1] dina ball game .JPG 150 KB 1092x687x24b jpeg
SG2790 (1960) T0491 55b childrens games [0m3] ice skating .jpg 160 KB 1053x664x24b jpeg
SG2791 (1960) T0491 01l childrens games [0m1] running.jpg 150 KB 710x1097x24b jpeg
SG2792 (1960) T0491 1l75 childrens games [0m2] swimming.jpg 156 KB 1063x670x24b jpeg
SG2793 (1960) T0492 55b 40th anniv general strike [0m2] flag.jpg 201 KB 700x442x24b jpeg
SG2794 (1960) T0493 55b+45b stamp day [1m0] .jpg 318 KB 1372x977x24b jpeg
SG2795 (1960) T0494 55b 15th anniv dem youth [0m1] globe peace banner.jpg 207 KB 458x710x24b jpeg
SG2796 (1960) T0495 10b fishes [0m4] common carp.jpg 156 KB 1043x663x24b jpeg
SG2797 (1960) T0495 20b fishes [0m2] zander.jpg 173 KB 1065x665x24b jpeg
SG2798 (1960) T0495 40b fishes [0m2] black sea turbot File763.jpg 159 KB 1060x660x24b jpeg
SG2798 (1960) T0495 55b fishes [0m1] black sea herrings File763.jpg 171 KB 1065x656x24b jpeg
SG2800 (1960) T0495 01L fishes [0m1] wels File763.jpg 181 KB 1058x669x24b jpeg
SG2801 (1960) T0495 1L20 fishes [0m1] sterlet File763.jpg 156 KB 1088x685x24b jpeg
SG2802 (1960) T0495 1L60 fishes [0m1] beluga File763.jpg 163 KB 1068x666x24b jpeg
SG2803 (1960) T0496 20b vineyards [0m3] dragasani.jpg 173 KB 733x987x24b jpeg
SG2804 (1960) T0496 30b rom vineyards [0m2] dealul mare.jpg 158 KB 936x689x24b jpeg
SG2805 (1960) T0496 40b rom vineyards [0m4] odobesti.jpg 180 KB 945x697x24b jpeg
SG2806 (1960) T0496 55b romanian vineyards [0m2] cotnari File853.jpg 167 KB 700x941x24b jpeg
SG2807 (1960) T0496 75b romanian vineyards [0m1] tirnave File853.jpg 168 KB 678x945x24b jpeg
SG2808 (1960) T0496 01L romanian vineyards [0m2] minis File853.jpg 168 KB 697x944x24b jpeg
SG2809 (1960) T0496 1L20 romanian vineyards [0m1] murfatlar File853.jpg 182 KB 674x919x24b jpeg
SG2811 (1961) T0497 05b sculpture [0m1] red furnaceman irimescu File531.jpg 202 KB 736x1035x24b jpeg
SG2812 (1961) T0497 10b sculpture [1m3] gh doja .jpg 173 KB 715x977x24b jpeg
SG2813 (1961) T0497 20b sculpture [1m3] caragea .jpg 228 KB 783x1079x24b jpeg
SG2814 (1961) T0497 40b sculptures [1m0] g anghel .jpg 190 KB 720x997x24b jpeg
SG2815 (1961) T0497 50b sculpture [1m2] eminescu .jpg 169 KB 699x986x24b jpeg
SG2816 (1961) T0497 55b sculpture [1m3] constantinescu .jpg 174 KB 1011x703x24b jpeg
SG2817 (1961) T0497 01L sculpture [1m0] .jpg 154 KB 709x979x24b jpeg
SG2818 (1961) T0497 1L55 sculpture [1m0] .jpg 161 KB 709x983x24b jpeg
SG2819 (1961) T0497 1L75 sculpture [1m0] green.jpg 186 KB 720x986x24b jpeg
SG2820 (1961) T0498 10b winter sports [0m6] perf skier.jpg 123 KB 1077x661x24b jpeg
SG2821 (1961) T0498 20b winter sports [0m3] perf slalom.jpg 115 KB 696x1096x24b jpeg
SG2822 (1961) T0498 25b winter sports [0m4] perf skiers climbing.jpg 134 KB 695x1077x24b jpeg
SG2823 (1961) T0498 40b winter sports [0m1] toboggan .jpg 135 KB 715x1126x24b jpeg
SG2824 (1961) T0498 55b winter sports [0m2] ski jump.jpg 117 KB 1161x729x24b jpeg
SG2825 (1961) T498 01l winter sports [0m2] perf rock climber.jpg 36 KB 442x703x24b jpeg
SG2826 (1961) T0498 1L55 50th anniv winter sports [0m1] walking File791.jpg 113 KB 1042x644x24b jpeg
SG2834 (1961) T499 10b rom scientists [1m3] poni chemist.jpg 148 KB 745x862x24b jpeg
SG2835 (1961) T0499 20b scientists [1m3] saligny engineer .jpg 149 KB 784x877x24b jpeg
SG2836 (1961) T0499 55b rom scientists [1m3] budeanu elect eng.jpg 144 KB 748x857x24b jpeg
SG2837 (1961) T0499 1L55 scientists [1m0] titeica mathematician .jpg 168 KB 790x910x24b jpeg
SG2838 (1961) T0500 1L35 worlds first manned space [0m2] yuri gagarin.jpg 209 KB 674x1048x24b jpeg
SG2839 (1961) T0500 3L20 worlds first manned space flight [0m1] 12-4-1961 File952.jpg 187 KB 1048x662x24b jpeg
SG2841 (1961) T0501 20b merchant navy [0m1] galati freighter File860.jpg 156 KB 1047x649x24b jpeg
SG2842 (1961) T0501 40b merchant navy [0m1] oltenita danube .jpg 184 KB 1174x746x24b jpeg
SG2843 (1961) T0501 55b merchant navy [0m1] tomis hydrofoil File860.jpg 150 KB 1048x670x24b jpeg
SG2844 (1961) T0501 01L merchant navy [0m1] arad freighter File860.jpg 156 KB 1059x658x24b jpeg
SG2845 (1961) T0501 1L55 merchant navy [0m1] n cristea tug File860.jpg 160 KB 1064x664x24b jpeg
SG2846 (1961) T0501 1L75 merchant navy [0m1] dobrogea freighter File860.jpg 156 KB 1041x666x24b jpeg
SG2847 (1961) T0502 35b 40th rom communist party [0m2] File952.jpg 147 KB 946x676x24b jpeg
SG2848 (1961) T0502 55b 40th rom communist party [0m1] bill posters File952.jpg 160 KB 963x707x24b jpeg



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Posted 05/18/2010   2:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add BeeSee to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Londonbus1, that Wiki is interesting, and seems a good start. I will test it out with my 1979 Tuvalu definitives, a complicated set, over the next few days. I wonder if an Excel sheet can be generated from the data? As Rod said, once a category or group of stamps or topic is found, exporting to Excel or Word is ideal to print and transmit.

I have created a new thread for this:

http://goscf.com/t/8196#8196
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