Thank you all for the responses....very helpful...and thanks, too, 22, for the link.
I know some collectors here and not here cringe at the thought of someone divesting an inherited
collection; but, that's what I'm going to begin doing...for several reasons:
1. I collect coins
2. Even at my age, I'm a very busy man and cant imagine trying to begin an entirely new avocation/hobby that has so many intricacies and nuances.
3. Some of the stamps need attention; attention I cannot properly give to them...particularly as there are an easy thousand covers (from stampless to the 70's) and tens-to-hundreds of stamps, USA and around the world.
Heck, after 45 years of collecting coins I've scratched the surface, scratched it pretty well; but it's a life-long learning process.
I do, however, love reading the history of and information associated with covers and stamps.
I was reading up on three of my cover that are addressed to O. H. Middleton Jr. who is listed on the south face of the Charleston Light Dragoons monument.
O. H. Middleton, Jr
C. Light Dragoons