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Posted 11/04/2019   3:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bud to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Only interested in the US material, @risny. Now, please get on it!
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Posted 11/04/2019   5:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add StatesmanStamper to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Wow. I could only dream of having so much material to go through. Happy sorting!

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Posted 11/04/2019   5:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ananthveerappan to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Now I know who outbid me....
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Posted 11/04/2019   6:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add floortrader to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
ROGDCAM --Just been working on my collection .

Buying those large bulky lots is both a learning experience and a lot of fun
for many hours .For many years did the same and still enjoy sitting down and going thru a large box lot .
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Posted 11/05/2019   10:44 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rmatossian to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
We don't care about proper tea here in the States.
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Posted 11/05/2019   6:12 pm  Show Profile Check rlsny's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add rlsny to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
floortrader, actually some good advice there - thanks. Ice Tea happens to be very popular here - so I think we'll follow that part too. I cleared out some space, but I know it's not enough (4 lots all together), Tomorrow is "move in day".
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Posted 11/05/2019   6:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add StateRevs to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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You forgot "Recognise your early mistake. Throw the iced tea away, then make a pot of proper tea".


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Ice Tea happens to be very popular here - so I think we'll follow that part too


As the husband of a Peterborough girl, I will take good old 'Merican sweet tea (no ice) any day, thank you very much!!!

22 years and I still can't make a cuppa she agrees with.
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Posted 11/05/2019   10:41 pm  Show Profile Check rlsny's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add rlsny to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It's home brew peach ice tea here. No sugar added.
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Posted 11/05/2019   10:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Louise411 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
good gracious,
You what? And what? Did what? Oh baby we know what you like to do.
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Posted 11/06/2019   02:07 am  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Reminds me of ordering a pastis in a cafe in Dijon. Via a combination of my French and the waiter's hearing what he expected to hear, to my horror I was presented with iced tea. Hilarity all round.
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Posted 11/06/2019   10:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add floortrader to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The key to working on a huge lot and in this case a few massive accumulations all purchase at the same time . is to pace yourself and take breaks and have the ice tea close by .Just sort it into how you want to later work on it with each box or plastic container labeled .

Most people here would be surprised how fast the trash bin gets filled from these big lots .
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Posted 11/06/2019   11:02 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rmatossian to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I ordered iced tea once in Mombasa, Kenya. They scratched their heads, wondering what the hell I was talking about.
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Posted 11/09/2019   7:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add floortrader to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
RISNY - -Hoping we get some kind of general overview of your experience on this large purchase .
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Posted 11/09/2019   8:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mootermutt987 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'm a little jealous. I've always wanted to attend a collections/accumulations auction with the intent of filling up my car's trunk and back seat. Thank God I don't own an SUV/van/truck!! I live in WA state so I am limited to the # of those auctions that I can drive to in a few hours. San Fran is too far, as is Arizona, Chicago, and the East Coast. One of these days, though, I will plan a cross-country trip and break my own rule.

I expect to retire to CT in 5 or 10 years, where I grew up. I expect I will then be able to break the axles of whatever I am driving at that time!! Ah, daydreams!

Have fun!
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Posted 11/11/2019   3:13 pm  Show Profile Check rlsny's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add rlsny to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here's an update since floortrader asked. 1) Kelleher packed everything up into shipping boxes and loaded up the U-Haul I rented. That was very nicely handled and easy. 2) I had the job of carrying the boxes - many marked "caution heavy" from the truck, up the stairs to the rooms we work in. There were two lots of 15 boxes, one of two boxes and my little one box of US. 33 boxes in all. No gym for me that day.

They are piled in two groups - as many as I could fit into a closet we emptied out and the rest in one of the kid's bedrooms who lives on his own these days.

It looks like the way we'll be working on them is one at a time rather than trying to open every box and organize. I'd like that, but most of this is for my wife and she likes the slow steady route.

The first box happened to have a bunch of US stuff - mostly subscription-based first day covers and the like. Those will find their way onto eBay - not too valuable but actually quite attractive and cool. It's too bad FDC collecting has faded - these are some pretty nice things like a book of about 80 covers on large size pages in a Reader's Digest binder with each cover described with history and background and pictures. Quite amazing for stuff that sells so cheaply these days.

I have also offered to put some international stuff on eBay as she comes across stuff that is duplicate but should sell for over $10 (my guideline since I ship everything with tracking).

So it's going to be a long story. It will certainly provide us with entertainment for years to come.

Now about my US inventory - the painful truth is I will be out of a supply of new stuff in a couple months. So I'm still trolling for collection sales for US. I did win one album, quite nicely filled - all used - so that extends me a bit, but for now I mostly look at these boxes with a bit of jealousy. Maybe I need to take up another country besides the US to join in the fun.


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