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Posted 03/16/2019   2:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add BFRomeos to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
When I tell people that I collect stamps, they very often respond by handing me material to take off their hands. Stuff like this:















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Posted 03/16/2019   2:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ClassicPhilatelist to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice. Wish I knew more people like that! :)
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Posted 03/17/2019   09:39 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wkusau to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I post that I collect stamps on FB and 2 friends have given me a few stamps in the last year. I keep trying.
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Posted 04/06/2019   9:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Moschophoros to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I have a cooy of that American Album for United States Postage Stamps - 1949 edition, same cover as in your pic. Trying to figure out what to do with it. Belonged to a distant family member. Any ideas? I love that ithas spots for cut squares, documentaries, etc. in the back. Are the pages of that era safe?
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Posted 04/06/2019   9:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add dwwjr56 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That's great they give the stamps to you.

Are you going to take them out of that album and add to you collection? The stamps almost look like they are pasted down and possibly not with stamp hinges. If so you might want to soak them off the pages and add to a collection if that is the area you collect that is.

Anyways have fun!
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Posted 04/07/2019   07:49 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add modernstamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice! Thanks for sharing.
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Posted 04/12/2019   07:19 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add BFRomeos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
@Moschophoros: Fair question. I suspect there's virtually no market for a stamp album of this vintage. The catalogue numbers change over time. Then consider the physical integrity of the album's pages and binding - it will only deteriorate with time and use. I noted no evidence of acidic pages (i.e. no damage to stamps that sat in it for over 70 years). There's some curiosity value, but how often would the bearer leaf through it? I will probably end up donating it to the local philatelic society, which seems to have an appetite for such things.
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Posted 04/12/2019   07:22 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add BFRomeos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
@dwwjr56: Already said and done! I harvested about 2% of the old album content for my own collection. Nothing spectacular, just venerable oldies that I needed. This collection contained PLENTY of duplicates: I now have about 150 copies of the 3-cent T. Jefferson definitive of 1938. Same for the 1.5-cent Martha Washington. Many others of negligible value. I anticipate a donation in the near future...
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Posted 04/12/2019   2:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add txstamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
When I tell people I collect stamps, they change the subject.
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Posted 05/18/2019   02:09 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Houdini to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I collect gold ,diamonds ,and stamps
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Posted 05/18/2019   1:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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