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Posted 08/31/2022   12:54 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Received two packages today

Jim from US (Thank you)
and Eli (Israel) (Thank you)

Jim's was opened by Australian border force (common for my mail and stamp packages)

Eli's Looks like it could be a wet mess
I'll report after opening


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Posted 08/31/2022   01:18 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
Eli's Looks like it could be a wet mess


All postcards saved, along with the Brazil souvenir sheet
and the Musee Armie sheet

All stamps were damp, but separated easily, excepting some Russian
heavy gummed, I know from experience trying to separate these lifts the stamp image, so popped into cold water for a few minutes,
then into the famous Rod222 drying sandwich.....All's good

Thanks CALKSTAMP and LAO PHIL !

The dining table is covered in 1000's of stamps
shall leave overnight to dry completely.

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Posted 08/31/2022   08:50 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Gilles le timbre to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rod, What is your drying sandwich? Can you explain?
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Posted 08/31/2022   2:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Gilles,
It was just "tongue in cheek"
It is my FREE drying book hack

I make a sandwich of 1 sheet of clean archival paper,
on that I place 1 x A4 "Freezer Bag"
Place damp stamps face up, (after patted dry on clean cloth)
Another sheet of archival paper.

Place the sandwich in an appropriate second hand book size
(mine 30 year old "baby care book")
Place a weight on top.

All the 100's came out this morning, slid off the freezer bag
in pristine condition, and flat as a Halibut.
No stamp curling, delicate teeth preserved.

It is always a delight at the end result.
Used for 20 years or so.

Stamps guaranteed not to stick to Freezer bag, it can handle stamps with gum
(but not self adhesives)


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Posted 08/31/2022   5:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add LaoPhil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Rod,

Sorry for that, don't know the reason since it is summer in Israel, no rain since April. But I glad you rescued most of the items.

Seems I have no luck. Last time I sent many stamps on paper as a giveaway to US, the winner received empty cover, all stamps were stolen.
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Posted 08/31/2022   8:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
Seems I have no luck.


Absolutely not your fault Eli ! All's good.
My Postmaster apologised, too, but as I said to him,
in 20 years of Postal service, I can handle two hiccups.

(I once had a stamp package sodden with milk)

The wet would have occurred in Australia, probably Sydney.

Thanks for such a wide range of fascinating material, loved it !
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Posted 09/10/2022   6:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Received a package of swaps from SCF Crispin
Thank you.
Opened by border force, also small part damp also
indicative of a very wet east coast of Australia

All Glassines fine just 1 souvenir sheet attached to Hagner

Thanks Crispin !
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Posted 09/29/2022   5:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wkusau to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Haha, Just realized that I received a package from Partime about 10 days or so ago. Seems someone at my house brought the mail in (very rare) and placed it on my desk (unique). I then covered it up with a pile of other stamp related stuff (common) and never saw it. Anyway, it was a folder containing stamps from the US, UN, and Sweden from the Collecting Stamps issues of 1986 at Ameripex. He also included 5 presentation folders of Swiss stamps from 1968 or 69. Very nice. Thank you Stephen.
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Posted 10/17/2022   12:08 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Received today big package from SCF Dianne Canada
Thanks Dianne

Thanks also for placing the Canadian die cuts, with spaces on the cover,
I can cut out and mount in my album

Overlapped die cuts can only be destroyed, they fail to separate
in my experience

I have a big swatch of "Swaps" for you
including mint Australia
Shall post tomorrow..........

Hope you are travelling well, great to see you back and into the hobby.


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Posted 10/17/2022   06:25 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Dianne Earl to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Great that they arrived Safely Rod

Dianne
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Posted 11/08/2022   2:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Dianne Earl to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Received a great package from Rod from down under yesterday. A wonderful mix of counties..
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Posted 11/08/2022   5:01 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Coming your way, Dianne
A Large collection of Tunisia,
Posting today.

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Posted 11/14/2022   10:41 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Dianne Earl to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Coming your way Rod

A good qty of Cinderella's (mostly Easter and Christmas Seals) along with some Guernsey. Going to the post office this afternoon.

Di :)
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Posted 11/14/2022   11:39 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Di,
making up a second, batch for you.
I had to.
After I sent your Tunisia, I found glassines under the scanner lid

Getting old is lots of fun.
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Posted 11/17/2022   12:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Dianne Earl to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rod

I know exactly what you are speaking of. After I sealed your envelope, I found more cinderellas on the sorting table so I will assemble more things for you in the near future.

Dianne
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