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Posted 03/04/2021   4:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Good stories radiate good feelings......
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Posted 03/05/2021   07:15 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Dianne Earl to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That is a great story Don

We need of such kindness these days. Thank you for sharing

Dianne
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Posted 03/05/2021   08:35 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Johan Buvelot to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Austria, a lot of old stuff on paper, really helps to find complete postmarks.




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Posted 03/05/2021   5:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Gibby01 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
My quarterly price guide from Scott Shaulis, always includes an entertaining stamp related blog with the guide.



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Posted 03/06/2021   1:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Coastwatcher to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yesterday, I received a letter from Sweden after only 9 days transit time. I'm still waiting on several letters that were posted in the US before the Swedish letter was mailed!
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Posted 03/06/2021   5:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sak to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Canada Post put a postcard in every mailbox with free postage to send a note to encourage someone during the pandemic. Nice idea, eh?



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Posted 03/07/2021   06:37 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add BobbyT to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I absolutely LOVE what the Canadian Post did!

This pandemic has been particularly hard on me - I never thought about how much I thrive on personal contact. One of the things which drew me to my Hungarian born wife is the tradition they have of the "puszi " a brief kiss on each cheek followed by a hug upon seeing friends, even if it just yesterday. And strong handshakes with men, and a hug.

I have joked that the only people I have touched since February last year are my wife, son, daughter in law and granddaughter. But it is true.

Wish I had received one of these cards, but then I would have had to have more friends or relatives in Canada.

BRAVO to Canada Post!
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Posted 03/08/2021   06:34 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add BobbyT to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Does anyone have one of these either used or unused which you would like to share/trade etc.?
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Posted 03/08/2021   5:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stallzer to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Filling gaps in the US Revenue stamp binder. An R67a Imperf.





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Posted 03/12/2021   8:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Casey Magoo to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Some Specaroos and a one pounder. Bought for less than you would think. Sorry about the lame pics.





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Posted 03/16/2021   9:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Coastwatcher to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nothing fancy, just some 1939 Chinese stamps (Scott #s 364-367) that I think are quite striking.

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Posted 03/19/2021   4:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jconey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Two rolls of Counterfeit Stamps.
Much to my surprise, my wife ordered two rolls of stamps from someone on Facebook Marketplace. Supposedly closing an office and selling things at a slight discount to get rid of everything quickly.
Of course when they came, I opened them with the intention of grabbing the Plate Number stamps. There were no Plate Numbers! (Should be one every 31 stamps). I checked it with a UV lamp...FAIL! Yup, these are gen-u-ine counterfeits. By casual inspection, the wrappers and the stamps look perfectly fine.
She paid with PayPal so we're in the process of getting our money back and with luck the info we provided will aid the Postal Inspectors nab their Ne'er-do-well.

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Posted 03/20/2021   01:04 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add oldboldandbrash to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hahaha, counterfeit coil stamps? If you get the chance I'd be interested to see how close they are to genuine stamps!
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Posted 03/20/2021   09:04 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jconey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
They are a dead on match... The feel and thickness was right. The paper felt and looked right. The micro printing was even correct. The immediate give away was the absence of plate numbers and they fail under UV Shortwave. I didn't check the gum. I never would have given them a closer look if it hadn't been for the missing plate numbers. I'll see if I can upload a set of scans and upload them.
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Posted 03/20/2021   2:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add erilaz to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Nothing fancy, just some 1939 Chinese stamps (Scott #s 364-367) that I think are quite striking.

Oh yes, those are very pretty!
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