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I Stopped Collecting Stamps To Save My Sanity (Guardian Article)

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Posted 01/10/2018   8:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Rhett to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hoosierboy said: "And then there was (is) the premiums charged for graded material. P.T. Barnum said it best, something about one born everyday .....". Well, Russ, (sarcasm font on) thanks for calling me, as well as some of my collector friends who also collect graded stamps, a sucker; that really makes me feel positive about the hobby (sarcasm font off). I find this statement particularly hypocritical coming from you since you regularly on another forum preach to others to "Please Practice Positive Philately". Russ, demeaning others for their collecting interests is not positive.
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Posted 01/11/2018   2:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hoosierboy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rhett and all,

I do NOT consider sharing information on some of the pitfalls that have previously afflicted our hobby as being negative. True, these are personal opinions. Still practicing positive philately ....
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Posted 01/13/2018   10:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Rhett to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Russ, hypothetically, if someone wrote on this site that "And then there are the premiums being paid for common Prexies just because they are on an envelope. P. T. Barnum said it best, something about one born every day", you would consider that to be positive? I would consider that to be a negative statement about modern postal history collectors.
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Posted 01/13/2018   10:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
There really is no place for elitism in philately. Collecting what you like is part of the joy.
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Posted 01/13/2018   11:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cjd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I come here to maintain my sanity.

I see that you're all crazier than me, so I'm still okay.









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Posted 01/14/2018   7:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bklynjava to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
My Inheritance on top of my own collection has made me twice as crazy... Lolllll I'm looking forward to getting even more Nuts. haha
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Posted 03/14/2018   10:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add qaman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I've given up on modern US, and am thinning the WW herd, just too much stuff at the moment. Going to do certain countries only.
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