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"The Stamp Collecting Mania" In The NY Times

 
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Posted 05/24/2017   4:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add gvol21 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Apologies in advance if this isn't in the right forum, but I'm relatively new here, so that's my excuse! Figured it didn't belong in the "news" section, being from 1894 and all. Still worth a chuckle: "THE STAMP-COLLECTING MANIA: Men of Supposed Sense and Certain Rank Follow This Idiotic Craze."

Full article is at http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstra...&legacy=true but I'll excerpt the very end:

"...Mr. Roberts thinks that the dozen or so of rarities in stamps will soon be absorbed by public institutions, and, mediocrity becoming the bane of collections, the craze will gradually die out."

Guess he's never checked this forum!
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Posted 05/25/2017   10:48 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add txstamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
gvol21 - very entertaining read. Thanks for posting.
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Posted 05/25/2017   12:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jconey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Great article. Mr. Roberts obviously knew what he was talking about didn't he... (note sarcasm). Although, I can say that my wife thinks I am a wee bit nuts, she playfully teases me about playing with my wax paper envelopes and tweezers... To which I retort... GLASSINE and TONGS thank you very much!
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