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Making Progress With Collection - A Few Of My Favorites

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Posted 12/10/2019   10:16 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Mrita75 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Getting this collection into stock books has been a challenge, but I feel like this hard work is paying off. I am amazed at the beauty and uniqueness of these stamps from across the world. What I am showing is only about 5% of the sheets I Have completed. wanted to share some of my favorites - like works of art. If you are interested in seeing more of the collection - let me know - will post here.










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Posted 12/10/2019   3:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wkusau to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Looks great. You are working hard. I have a couple of thoughts on your work going forward. I want to encourage your work so ignore anything that I write that you don't agree with.
1. Try to leave space on a couple of lines on each page so that you can add additional stamps without having to rearrange everything a lot. Generally, leave more space for lower values because you are more likely to find more of them. This will save time in the long run.
2. Try to place the stamps in order by denomination as you go. You will eventually want to start cataloging them and having all of same values together will help. (Of course at that point, you will find out that they are not all the same issue but that is a discussion for another time.)
3. Expect to need additional hagner stock sheets as you start to identify the stamps and start to write little notes beside each stamp.
Keep up the good work.
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Thank you for the advice - I am learning this along the way lol - having to move things around quite a bit - good call. Yes I need to be more disciplined about the denominations is then I decide to catalog, it will not be as overwhelming as it is now. Thank you for the encouragement. I really enjoy getting feedback and having people view my stamps.

Thank you.
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So many countries to get through. Adding in more pages. learning a lot through this process. Number one, space out more, and get different sizes of the Vario sheets.

The largest collections so far: US, Mexico, Canada, China & Hong Kong, Israel, Spain. I really like the designs from Sweden, India, Mexico and China









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Posted 12/11/2019   9:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Andyrich74 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Looks great! If you get in to working on specific Israeli sets/years, let me know; have lot of duplicates.
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Thank you Andy, These are some of my additional Israel pages, still learning everyday. They are definitely beautiful stamps. Thank you for responding.





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Posted 12/15/2019   11:07 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Mrita75 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
a few more from the world collection.

Netherlands, Switzerland, Vatican

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Posted 12/15/2019   1:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Mrita75 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I Know these are all common - however wanted to share more of the additional countries - I am thinking my Aunt was going for general world with emphasis on Mexico.(Mexico and US are in separate posts)

France (very disorganized), Portugal, Belgium, Africa, South America, Central America








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Germany, Norge - a South America I missed.





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Posted 12/15/2019   6:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hy-brasil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
All that and more and she never bothered with an album (if she knew they existed)?

For more Sweden, see:
http://goscf.com/t/61520
http://goscf.com/t/61455
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Posted 12/15/2019   7:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Mrita75 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Aside from Mexico, Sweden is my favorite. Amazing.
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Posted 12/16/2019   10:27 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Mrita75 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Africa, a couple of Monaco.


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Posted 12/16/2019   10:33 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add cjbailey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Looks great! Was the collection fairly sorted before you started organizing or were they all in a pile? I'm dealing with a pile of international stamps and I find it almost overwhelming to try and figure out the countries. What's your method?
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Hi, It was semi sorted - yes VERY overwhelming. nothing in albums. I would take chunks at a time and every day for the past 2.5 weeks work on a couple of countries a day. I still have a ton of Canada that I have not placed in an album, of course US and Mexico. My Aunt had an envelope of to be sorted as well as individual envelopes with two counties included - so it was not one huge crazy pile :). I have really enjoyed sorting - therapeutic for some reason. Now I am a little sad that I have gone through most of the countries - I love the little surprises.
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Posted 12/16/2019   2:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bobby De La Rue to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like you're having lots of fun Mrita75
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Yes Bobby, I have found a wonderful new hobby. Loving it.
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