So over the years I have read things and learned a great deal about stamps. Being 35 and only starting to collect after my grandfather passed, this forum has given me a ton of knowledge, and I thought I might give back a bit. For the most part, I love collecting to collect. I love filling holes in my binders and books, figuring what stamps go where and so on. For me personally, it has been less about the appreciation of the stamps of the stamps, and more about the collecting part. I realized when someone responded to a post I did a few years back, that I might have been selfish with a bunch of stamps I have hoarded, just keeping them to keep them. I'd like to give back to you all instead of throwing them up on eBay
one at a time.
For he most part, I have reigned my focus on just kind of a broad "everything in the Scott specialized catalog". No the front of book and BOB. Don't really have a ton of money, so I started with the front, and once I filled everything in the front that was less than $5, with a few stamps in the $50-$500 range (might have been worth $500, but ugly as all get out with holes in it, but it filled a spot in my collection) I started working on BOB, because there were plenty of spots I could fill for cheap.
Basically, I'll leave it up to an honed system in this community. If a stamp is worth 5 cents, but you really want it, I'll give it to you. If it's worth a few bucks, maybe a trade for a couple of revenue stamps that would fill some of my spots (don't care if they are so ugly or torn you were going to throw them away anyways).
Here's my dilemma. I was thinking maybe people could just let me know what the want, send me a letter or something with a forever stamp, and I'll send the stamp you want on a first come first serve basis. But I work 50-60 hours a week, have a 3 year and a 1 month old at home, so I can't exactly respond to every email with a specific stamp someone might want. Any thought on how I might be able to do this to give back to the community? Here's a picture of just one page of just my revenue cancels, I have 5 more pages of these, as well as 5 pages of Cinderella's.