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Posted 10/23/2018   11:02 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add floortrader to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Let me first explain that we live in a different world than the stamp collectors of generations past . These experts who you see on here and at stamp shows never handled the problems that all of us have now .

To purchase ANY stamp or to get information it can be done at home 24/7 ,our issues are total different .

Here is a problem that collectors in past generations never had . But many collectors now face , sorting recent issues . I have no problem sorting 1840-1950 issues, matter in fact it is easy . The worldwide collector gets a large lot that is all modern issues ,you just can't spend hours shifting thru 20 or 30 pages in a catalog looking for one stamp and hope there is a picture to make a fast identification .

Here is my answer going thru 3,000 to 4,000 modern TURKEY stamps than came thru a recent bulk lot purchase . My Turkey collection ended with 1965 but now I got thousands more modern issues I decided to print the album pages up to 2010 and keep them in a separate binder ,but first stamps need to have some organization for mounting .

As you can seen I wrote the year dates on a set of stock cards and then reading the dates off the stamps and placing them in the right year group it makes mounting and sorting much easier than flipping album pages or catalog pages for each stamp . SPEED IS THE NAME OF THE GAME TO BUILD A DECENT WORLDWIDE COLLECTION .




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Posted 10/23/2018   11:58 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add scb to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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SPEED IS THE NAME OF THE GAME TO BUILD A DECENT WORLDWIDE COLLECTION .


Amen.

I use somewhat similar approach when working with new additions. But instead of stock page/card I just a use a very BIG table (can easily rough sort 100 years worth of stamps into it).

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Posted 10/23/2018   3:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add qaman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I like the stock book option I don't have the big table or room to lay out a lot of stamps.
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Posted 10/23/2018   5:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Roberto59 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This one is my method for the big lots of a country.
I have a big magnifying glass with foot and a box of wood with 8 sections in two rows.
With the big and fixed magnifying glass I do not have to handle it to see the years of issue. I take a handful with the left hand and identify and place them in his stall rapidly with the right hand.
In the 1 put the previous ones to 1959, 2 1960-9, 3 1970-9, etc.
Later I do the same thing with every decade, putting 0 and 5 on the table, in front of the box
Later I place them ordered in a small drawer and with a paper between every year.
I extend the stamps of every year on the table, grouped by series and already I pass to catalogue them
I write with pencil n to the back and am placing them with the others.
In your card if I collect them, or in boxes of business cards if I do not collect them.
I go more than 40 years experimenting and this one is more rapid that I have found.

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Posted 10/23/2018   5:37 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Best tool I have for 'speed identifying' is a lighted, hands-free magnifier...


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Posted 01/12/2019   7:37 pm  Show Profile Check KGV Collector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add KGV Collector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Amazing!


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Best tool I have for 'speed identifying' is a lighted, hands-free magnifier...


Have one of these that came into my stamp collecting family in the 60's. It has a large detachable heavy base.

It gets a little hot when using it in the summer months. Bet the modern ones do not get hot bulbs in them.

Last time I used it was looking though Aus KGV's. Best thing out. Its quicker than a digital magnifier.
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If you put the word philatelic in the name, it will cost you more.
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