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Posted 11/19/2015   3:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add chris2015 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Any familiar with this "yet to be completed" documentary film on stamp collecting called "Freaks and Errors - A Rare Collection"?

This has been around for a few years (trying to raise enough money to finish the film), but seems like there's now an updated trailer.

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Looks like it could be good PR for stamp collecting!

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Posted 11/20/2015   09:38 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Perhaps they were inspired by http://www.hmhco.com/shop/books/The...780547586700

PS: Am I the only one for whom that trailer does not play?
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Posted 11/20/2015   10:10 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It played for me last night, but I was not very impressed with it. I really did not understand what it had to do with freaks and errors!

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Posted 11/20/2015   11:09 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add chris2015 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It is not meant to focus on collecting "errors" (as that book actually does), but it is more a "play on words" in that some of the most famous and expensive stamps are errors and I suppose "freaks" could refer to the "strangeness" of some stamp collectors, at least some in the film
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Posted 02/05/2016   08:05 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add chris2015 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Seems like they are started posted several short clips from the movie on YouTube. Check it out. I heard that they are trying to coincide the opening of the movie with the World Stamp Show in May.


A feature-length documentary about postage stamps, collectors and the life-long quest for the obscure.


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Posted 02/15/2017   2:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Walter Anderson to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I haven't seen any updates about the movie in a long time. I wonder if it still in the works?
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Posted 02/15/2017   3:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

..."how do they procrastinate"
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Posted 02/15/2017   7:54 pm  Show Profile Check revenuecollector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add revenuecollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Love the last line. I believe the gentleman in the thumbnail is the owner of Colonial Stamp Co. I see him every year at Chicagopex. A very bombastic persona. He's usually about 3 booths down from Stanley Piller... between the two of them, the air turns blue from all the shouted profanity they tend to use just as part of normal conversation. Now don't get me wrong, I use the occasional, and even regular, F-bomb in conversation, but some of their utterances, and especially at the volume they are, make me wince.
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Posted 03/15/2017   01:05 am  Show Profile Check eyeonwall's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add eyeonwall to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Neither of the two of them is shy. At Westpex one year Geoerge (Colonial) and Jim Forte held a very long very loud conversation that the whole auction viewing crowd had to endure.
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Posted 04/10/2017   10:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
At a show a few years ago I worked in a booth across from Colonial and I don't think he shut up the entire three days....or was it four? It seemed like ten.
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Posted 09/08/2017   2:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Arrows2Atoms to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
As a kickstarter donor, I got a notice today to verify my shipping address so they can mail out the DVD. Hopefully this means the film should be out shortly. Really looking forward to seeing the film and how it can help the hobby.
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Posted 11/09/2017   9:30 pm  Show Profile Check paperhistory's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add paperhistory to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It's premiering in December. I had a chance to see it early (as a Kickstarter backer of the film). It's entertaining. It was interesting to see how much it changed from its early trailers and concepts to the finished product, as the filmmakers changed their narrative storyline.
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Posted 11/10/2017   3:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add txstamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A lot of Irwin Weinberg pictures in the trailer.
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Posted 11/10/2017   4:01 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add chris2015 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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A lot of Irwin Weinberg pictures in the trailer.


Yeah, very different from the original trailer from a couple of years ago. Based on the trailer, it looks like a movie all about Irwin Weinberg!

Anyway, I'm glad its finally out. Please posts your reviews and comments of the film here if you like.
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Posted 12/26/2017   10:50 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add chris2015 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I finally got around to watching this documentary over the holidays and thought I'd write my review of it here. Of course, these are just my thoughts after watching the film, you may have different feelings.

First of all, I would say that it is nice to see something (anything!) produced that portrays stamp collecting in modern times, especially produced for the general public. Just about any stamp collector should enjoy watching the film.

However, having said that, there is very little there to hold the interest of the non-collector general public. I thought the general production value of the film had a lot to be desired. There was essentially no story line to carry the film through the hour (no "narrative arc" as they say). It was basically just a series of (mostly unrelated) profiles of high-end collectors and dealers. Again, like most things about stamp collecting for the public, the focus was on the very few real rarities and the large sums of money that they sell for. This gives the public (including my wife!) the unrealistic view that any stamp collection with a bunch of "old" stamps will make them a fortune when sold. My wife is now planning on funding our retirement with the sell of my 3-volume Scott International worldwide stamp collection

As I said, as a stamp collector, I enjoyed watching the film, but I think it does little to improve the image of stamp collecting or stamp collector to the general public.

Just my 2-cents worth.
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