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What's Your Guilty Pleasure, Philatelically Speaking?

 
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Posted 07/12/2019   08:41 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add paulyann to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Covers from my hometown: Chelsea, MA. Particularly from the Soldiers Home which is up the street from my house
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Shermae, ecmorgan,

I earned my Eagle in 1962. Plus two Palms later on. My certificate was signed by JFK. Interestingly, I never did earn the stsmp collecting merit badge!

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Posted 07/12/2019   11:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ecmorgan to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Jack,

That is awesome. Oddly, I didn't earn the stamp collecting badge either, though I've taught it a couple times over the years!
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Posted 07/13/2019   01:08 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add erilaz to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The Stamp Collecting merit badge was the very first one I earned. I had already fulfilled most of the requirements even before I became a Boy Scout. (I got my Eagle in 1984.)

There was a very interesting youth exhibit at WESTPEX several years ago, chronicling the history of the Stamp Collecting merit badge. Long story short: the requirements have gotten easier and easier over the years.
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Posted 07/13/2019   04:24 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Louise411 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Well all this is good stuff and I will follow this thread. One of my guilty pleasures is saving really damaged stamps for a collage picture.


Well having thought about it, I am drawn to pictures that remind me of my dear Mother and two -of triplets-little friends of mine- sisters who passed on long ago. Their is a certain mother and child stamp that comforts me. I like the Helen Keller stamp. And others. I keep these separate.
Strangely, I also like the mosquito stamps about stamping out malaria and the stamps about eradicating polio. Also Franklin Delano Roosevelt stamps. And on and on. I want to make my own thematic collections and also follow a more traditional arraignment in other books.
I like wild animal stamps. And I found a Pinocchio engraved drawing stamp that I love. And on and on... oh well.

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