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Posted 04/08/2019   11:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add 68W to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I picked up this lot of kiloware from a local ad not to far from my house. Most of the stamps are on paper, but there is a pretty good amount to sort through. It appears that the previous owner has done some topical sorting; I have yet to unravel their intentions. I am not a topical collector, so the current sorting will not benefit me.

After much searching this forum for sorting techniques, I have decided to take a go. I am going to begin sorting by denomination. Of course, stopping to pull out anything that catches my eye. It is going well so far, actually much faster than I thought! I am always open to suggestions for my second round. I am not entirely positive of what I am going to with these once I have collected my needs. And then of course the soaking
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Posted 04/08/2019   11:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wheatcent to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Oh boy. Good luck! Let us know what you find!
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Posted 04/08/2019   11:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add modernstamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like a large collection.
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Posted 04/09/2019   01:32 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
And then of course the soaking

Why?
if you intend soaking all....folly
By all means sort, but isolate the stamps you want, for soaking then on sell, or give away.

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Posted 04/09/2019   06:59 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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"Pick before you soak" reminds me of a friend's eMail signature:

"Remember to pillage before you burn."

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey
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Posted 04/09/2019   07:16 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add kirks to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I agree with Rod !!

Let the next soaker deal with the ones you don't want.



p.s. Nice line, IKEY
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Posted 04/09/2019   12:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add AravindMichigan to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
68W - WOW- Good luck ! Are you planning to attend the plymouth show in michigan?
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Posted 04/09/2019   2:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampboylife to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
OMG! That is a monster lot!! Good Luck!!! :)

68W - Where did you see the ad? Craigslist??
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Posted 04/09/2019   6:13 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
Sorting & soaking kiloware is the best part of stamping hands down.

All The Best! kg5
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Posted 04/09/2019   10:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add 68W to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I will not be soaking everything that is for sure. After my sorting is complete I will only be soaking my plunder. That task is still a bit daunting, as I have never soaked on a large scale. This is my first large kiloware lot. I actually found this one on Facebook marketplace of all places.

So far I do enjoy it. I am a fan of the hunt!
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Posted 04/23/2019   3:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add qaman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hows it going with this buy so far?
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Posted 04/23/2019   10:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add 68W to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
So far it is going well! I have found quite a few Washington's and franklins. A handful of old special delivery and airmails, a high face value prexie, as well as some fancy cancels (the first in my collection). Quite a bit of pre 1940 material. I also flung one entire bag of non US stamps, which I don't collect. The rest is pretty standard kiloware. I'm trying to figure out what to do with the rest. I'm thinking about keeping some and either trading or donating the rest. I have two kiddos (1 and 3) that may enjoy stamps when they get older, so the idea of keeping it around isn't so bad. I figure, if I don't keep it, maybe I could pass it along to another collector who has kids/grandkids that would be interested.
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Posted 05/06/2019   2:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add qaman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Any updates?
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Posted 06/14/2019   10:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add 68W to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I am probably 65% through the initial sorting process. Obviously finding a lot of duplicates. I have found some higher face value definiitives. Lots of standard issues that would be good for variety searches. Keep in mind they are all on paper too. Soaking will be required. I am now accepting want lists for trading purposes! Looking for mint USA 1900-1940 and used pre 1900 USA. I have a more precise want list avaliable. I would be willing to part with handfuls of random stamps as well, if anyone would be interested in picked through kiloware!
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Posted 06/17/2019   10:38 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add AravindMichigan to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi 68W,

I would be willing to take some random stamos and duplicates off your hands..i live in Novi,Michigan.I will send you a direct message.
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Posted 06/27/2019   08:12 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Grantly to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hello! Wow, so many brands! I wonder how much time and money was spent to collect them? Probably not one or two people collected them. I also collect, I travel a lot - once I even had to drive through half of the country for a collection of stamps! Fortunately, in my field of work, which I used for help to find by the wonderful website ***Removed by Mod, No Drive-by links***, I can afford to travel - only the Internet is important to me. Because I am a regional director and sometimes I have to travel in order to expand both the contact list and the network of our branches.
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