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Posted 04/04/2021   3:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Pedroat2 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi All,

A familiar story I guess, rekindling a childhood hobby..

Recently retired, my wife and I started to attend local auctions to buy a few things for the new house. Noticing the huge variety of items that make up the lots in these auctions, I suggested (only half-heartedly) that we have some sort of competition between us on the lines of UK TV show 'bargain hunt' except that the items would be bought at auction and sold wherever we could. She thought this would be fun, so we set off with £200 each and one year to make as much of it as we could.

Rather foolishly, I proclaimed 'I'm only going to buy and sell stamps - I used to collect them with my dad when I was little'.

Needless to say I'm now several hundred pounds down and hooked again on stamp collecting while my wife has quite a successful little eBay business!.

Not decided what to collect yet, but very keen on detective work (New Zealand and US stamps excellent for this). I won't be collecting anything expensive mind you, unless I can just find that one rarity among all these ...

Pete.
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Posted 04/04/2021   3:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome to the forum from another..........


Pete
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Posted 04/04/2021   8:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hoosierboy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Pete,

Collecting for the enjoyment of collecting, whatever that might be, is the name of the game. Don't hesitate to ask questions especially if you need basic information and especially more advanced sources of information for any possible topic. You should be able to find folks on this board a little further along on their collecting journey glad to share experiences. Russ
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Posted 04/05/2021   06:19 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add angore to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Greetings!
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Posted 04/05/2021   06:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DavidR to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Pete, good to see another from our side of the pond joining in on the forum!
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DavidR
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Posted 04/05/2021   10:58 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add BobbyT to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi and welcome Pedro. I loved your story! A good friend of mine buys tools at yard sales and sells them on E-Bay - he is a retired teacher, but makes almost as much from that as he did teaching. More lucrative than stamps, it seems, but collecting stamps is more fun.

Hope you find the collecting interest you love and share it here.
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