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Posted 11/09/2019   5:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Moyock13 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I now have bundles of stamps. I picked them up for a bundle of RCMP 223's, figured I could do some fly specking on a rainy day!

Now here's my dilemma, I have 11 bundles of 100 stamps each. From the 223 to a bundle of 462's. What's the opinion of SCF? Keep them bundled or break them all down and put them in a stock book?

Your opinion is welcome.
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Posted 11/09/2019   5:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Personally,
my experience with Australian bundles, they are dusty, dirty, curled and generally in a poor state. (suggest kicked around from auction to auction)

I generally separate then, look for postmarks, then place in a duplicates envelope, leave them in Stamp Catalogues in the Library, or give them away to Red Cross.

Buying on a whim, can be fun sometimes........
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Posted 11/09/2019   7:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stamps101 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I always separate if tied as I find that ends up doing damage. The bundles in little paper wraps usually are fine but then the risk of bad paper. If you have the extra space and time, I'd unwrap, flyspeck, Stockbook. Have fun :)
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Posted 11/09/2019   7:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Partime to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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I generally separate then, look for postmarks, then place in a duplicates envelope, leave them in Stamp Catalogues in the Library, or give them away to Red Cross.


Rod. Send those extras my way next time. I love to fly speck for varieties. Plus I donate regularly to the Red Cross. They have enough of my blood (platelets actually) for the both of us.
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Posted 11/09/2019   10:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Steve,
your welcome to all my Aussie duplicates, I have kilos and kilos of the stuff.
I'll email you off list in the next 5 days of what I have, I don't think you would be interested in most of it, but whom knows?
You may still have family here, they can cart it back to the US, but the planet may tip on its axis.
(No KGV sidefaces, I hoard those)

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Hi Rod. Yes, my daughter still lives in Perth, so she can be a good courier, if needed. Thanks for sending the list, and I'm sure I'll find something of interest. (And I may still have some things that you need.)
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Posted 11/10/2019   06:25 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Moyock13 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Just for giggles here's a picture of the bundles. I'll break them down over time to see what's what.

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Hi Moyock13

I would break the seal and investigate what you have,
E.G. - Those Scott 223's you have there could be a Unitrade 223ii
broken leg Mountie..Never know.

Robert
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Posted 11/10/2019   1:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
My past bundles 2013

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Posted 11/10/2019   5:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Moyock13 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ironically, I upgraded my VueScan scanner software this morning and now my scanner isn't working. There apparently was a bug in the new software, it's been fixed, but I haven't been able to download the new update... Geez!

So, checking out the 223's might have to wait a bit.

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Posted 11/10/2019   8:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Moyock13 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Well, it isn't raining. I did get my scanner running properly. And I did go through the bundle of 223 RCMP's.

No broken leg varieties, no reentries on the RCMP varieties....

But I did find a 223iv Bird Cage variety.



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Posted 11/10/2019   8:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wert to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Good stuff..There you go..Have fun

Robert
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Posted 11/10/2019   8:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Explanation of birdcage variety,
Not sure how it became known as that?
http://www.flyspecker.com/223.html

Hitchhiker variety.
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Edited by rod222 - 11/10/2019 8:49 pm
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Looks like that Mountie might be hauling in a "begpacker". Recently, the BBC had an online article featuring them, and the problem they are causing in tourist destinations around the world.

Local panhandlers are probably not too thrilled about them either.
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Edited by bookbndrbob - 11/10/2019 9:57 pm
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