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Posted 05/22/2018   03:12 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add redwoodrandy to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
What might the collector be looking for in this collection?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Jumbo-Scot...22985332333?
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Posted 05/22/2018   03:41 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add redwoodrandy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Posted 05/22/2018   03:47 am  Show Profile Check johnsim03's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add johnsim03 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Cheaper than real tulips?! As in, "I gave my wife/girlfriend/significant other 20,000 tulips!"
Of course, we don't know the reserve price, so that might not be correct...

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Posted 05/22/2018   04:55 am  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Whilst stamp-collecting is a more or less enjoyable way of wasting time, that's taking it to the extreme. I see the binder is "volume 8" - hate to think of what the full collection consisted of.
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Posted 05/22/2018   09:48 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add scholarist to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting way to complete a set of Scott Internationals.
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Posted 05/22/2018   12:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Arrows2Atoms to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I started collecting due to this rate change. Seeing old 4c stamps used for make up rate caught my attention. I have a special fondness of this stamp. I would go to my local post office lobby vending machine, put in 30 cent increments and get coils of F Rate Tulip and a 1c Omnibus. Nothing takes me back to the root of my collecting like this stamp. I love this stamp. And I will not be bidding...
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Posted 05/22/2018   2:01 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add craigk to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
There's a story there. Maybe funny, maybe not so much.

I recall a section in one of Stephen Datz's books where he visited a widow who was selling her late husband's stamp collection. She handed him a tiny book with just a few pages. After he asked "where's the rest of the collection", she took him out to the garage and showed him a swimming pool full of used common US stamps. There are a lot of quirky stories in this hobby.
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Posted 05/22/2018   4:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A lot of work to destroy that much postal history. Granted, most of the covers would have not much more than BTU value, but some were no doubt quite good.
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Posted 05/22/2018   4:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add txstamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Wow, just wow.

I wonder if those stamps have any good varieties?
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Posted 05/22/2018   4:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I was just going to ask txstamp's question. There are several main varieties of these stamps, like sheet, coil, perforated etc.
The picture of the album is not good enough for me to see if any main varieties are present,

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Posted 05/22/2018   6:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bookbndrbob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I think geoffha's description fits best here: wasting time.

Apparently, all 20,000 of these stamps were soaked and hinged onto the pages. Cannot imagine who would, or could do this...or why.

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Posted 05/23/2018   12:02 am  Show Profile Check eyeonwall's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add eyeonwall to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
can you say obsessive compulsive?
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Posted 05/23/2018   04:58 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Noocassel to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I've seen albums full of one stamp before, but never been able to ask the collector why they did it.
ERR... I hesitate to admit that last saturday I bought a book with only two varieties of GB 1940 stamp centenary stamps. They cost about 50 cents and unless I see any good reason to save some they will actually be used in a collage. This is what I plan to use my very surplus Machins for as well.
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Posted 05/23/2018   09:56 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add txstamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yea, I have several hundred penny reds, and numerous other similar accumulations ... so I have to be careful about pointing fingers.
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Posted 05/23/2018   11:56 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add angore to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
So that is why we cannot find used Tulips from dealers...(ha).
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