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Netherlands
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Posted 03/31/2023   3:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NSK to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The current Volume 4, already, is between 12 and 15 years old. They published a new Volume 3 only four years ago. So, most or none of the self-adhesive Machins have not appeared in their specialised catalogue.
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United States
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Posted 03/31/2023   3:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Linus to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Today I am working on Denmark in my used block collection...

Linus


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United States
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Posted 04/02/2023   9:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NicholasC to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Spent several hours fully identifying my loose Machins, almost all of them used. This is really the first time I have done this. A few are difficult to identify, i.e. the thick and thin and thinner numerals. I have a decent percentage of them so they will look nice on the Steiner pages.
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Posted 04/03/2023   06:02 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add angore to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I caught up on some reading of Linn's. Scott Stamp Monthly, and some society journals including some social media sites.



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Edited by angore - 04/03/2023 06:04 am
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Cyprus
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Posted 04/03/2023   07:54 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Moose to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Spent a good deal of Sunday picking through a collection of Polish stamps recently acquired, nothing major but filled in quite a few gaps and found loads of varieties which I keep separate. That being said, I also decided to bring the old 'want list' up to date only to find that the actual collection did not tally with the want list. Which has left me wondering whether I have a packet of stamps buried somewhere which need mounting or I took stamps off the want list during a 'nightcap- induced' moment of madness.
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United Kingdom
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Posted 04/04/2023   1:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Jorvik Andi to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Well today I went to the post office to buy the five new King Charles III British definitives, they consisted of the 1st class, 1st class large, 2nd class, 2nd class large and a 2.20 value, these are the new style bar-coded matrix stamps.
I've also been sorting some NVI's for date code etc.
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Australia
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Posted 04/05/2023   01:57 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add starpez1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Spent this morning checking Australian Kangaroo watermarks. I think I'm getting it.
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United States
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Posted 04/05/2023   11:57 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add eligies to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I've been setting up my recent fulfillment purchase for cataloging & placement into my 2023 album. This includes the appropriate FDC & DPC. I have also been going through the several on-line shops for missing FDCs & coil issues (not available in 100 coils or 25 strips for an album strip.).

Also been going over my inventory to list 'wants' for the upcoming Boxborough MA Show in April/May.
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Spain
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Posted 04/05/2023   12:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Roberto59 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A French sales house has halved the price of the hinges and I wanted to place an order for 90.-.
If the order exceeds 120.-, they do not charge shipping costs., I have notified a couple of friends from my town and I have already placed the order for 197.-for the three of us.
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United States
452 Posts
Posted 04/13/2023   08:40 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NicholasC to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I've started tackling the huge task of organizing my vast amount of U.S. stamps. From unused and used singles to pairs to blocks of 4 or more to the thousands of plate blocks, this is going to take some time. And I'm not even going to look at what I have on paper. I really have no idea what I'm going to do with all of what I have. I could start 100 kids with collections, but where do I find them?
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Posted 04/13/2023   6:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
I could start 100 kids with collections, but where do I find them?


You have reached a stage where "how many" stamps you have is meaningless
All is left is anxiety. No more fun.

There are hundreds of avenues to pass them on, bring on the imagination.

Leave a box of duplicates on the counter at your library "Free stamps"
Donate to red Cross
Join swap clubs
If in rural area, organise boxes of free stamps
Schools
etc & etc


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Spain
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Posted 04/13/2023   8:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Roberto59 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
In 2009 I exhibited in the cultural center of my neighborhood after they insisted a lot.
Schedules were agreed with a school and two institutes so that the students could visit it during school hours and I trained two members of the Cultural Circle to explain the matter in detail and I left bibliography, assembly tools, UV light, etc. and an envelope with 100 different stamps for each student
440 students came (44,000 stamps) If only one of them had decided to collect stamps, it would have been worth it, but it wasn't.
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Posted 04/13/2023   8:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Boy! that is one sad story.

Life sometimes surprises though, one or two kids, later on, may just
revisit in their memory, and begin the enjoyable journey.

Pat on the back for trying!

At my Country Field day, a few years back, I just dumped 1000's of
world wide in a cardboard box, with FREE STAMPS adjacent to the Lego
displays, and they all disappeared. (the stamps)


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Edited by rod222 - 04/13/2023 8:44 pm
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Posted 04/14/2023   08:18 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add angore to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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I could start 100 kids with collections, but where do I find them?


Given the surplus of common stamps, I would think a society like APS could give away many 1000+c mixtures to new members, kids attending shows, or through regular giveaways. It would not have to be just for kids.
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United States
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Posted 04/14/2023   9:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cephus to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Geez, what is up with stamp mounts? They've been out of stock for WEEKS now. I tried to order the mounts I need for a show this weekend and of the 8 sizes, only one was available. What gives?
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