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How To Recruit Young People?

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Posted 06/29/2021   07:11 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jconey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Stephen J Bukowy: I like that... That's a good idea.

erilaz: I do the same I predominantly collect US and occasionally need to look up stamps from abroad. Our Library usually has two complete years sometimes the last three. They opened back up around here about 6-8 weeks ago.
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Posted 06/29/2021   07:40 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rismoney to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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All of the valuable stamps are already discovered


This one did have me fooled when I was a kid. I received large boxes of mostly kiloware and a small US catalog. I was deluded into thinking I would eventually find something like a 1502a if I just went through enough stuff.

Little did I realize, it was one guy who found one sheet, hoarded it. Then made up a fake initial price, hocked a few at auction to keep a business running, advertised one at some ridiculous price that I would savor over and kept the rest under lock and key until the advertised one sold and made the next one available. Or a dealer would drop dead and his holdings would come to market. That was the reality.

Now I believe I collect these somewhat because of that inability to have found them when I was young. I don't know the root cause for the bug.


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Posted 06/29/2021   7:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GMC89 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Chris S: just got around to Ted Talks Stamps. Nice piece, enjoyable, truthful, and succinct.
I thought it was a real TED talk so I put it off to wen I could think. As it was, cute.
Library is a cultural thing. People who don't use libraries were never shown the depth or breath of resources available. My daughter takes out a hotspot , weekly, from the library to stream movies.
They have a ton of philatelic resources. Free! At least here.
Cheers
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Posted 06/29/2021   10:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add patg23 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I enjoy "TED Talks Stamps".

Tried to get all my kids (and wife)interested; no go.Lost out to Pokemon and Yo-gi-oh (not wife). Her hobby is getting me to do house chores.

Have told my wife to pack everything up and bring it back to where I got most of it (hopefully the brick and mortar is still there when I go), take what ever is offered and say "Thank you".

Kids have promised to give me a Viking funeral. Going to pack everything around me, and send me on my way to Valhalla.

I would like to start some give-aways to new collectors, will ask else where here how best to so that.

Pat
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Posted 07/21/2021   5:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Shakey 7 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I have been able to get my youngest son interested in stamp collecting and he will soon be 6. To peek his interest I bought him a Disney collection and he took to it like duck to water and that was three years ago. Now that he is getting older his topics of interest are evolving too. Some of them are trains, flags, flowers, insects and frogs just to name few. It has been a really useful tool to keep him occupied during this pandemic. One of the most interesting and pleasantly surprising results was that he would eagerly share what he would learn with the other students when he was in the virtual kindergarten this past year.
I plan to take some of albums that I have that I don't use along with some stamps and other supplies to his school library and donate them this year. I bet that at least five other children catch the stamp collecting bug.
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Posted 07/21/2021   5:18 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Shakey 7 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I've also found that when things are free especially to a child. That they will show more interest especially when it correlates to a scholastic subject that they like. My son really likes science and is showing a peaked interest in geography. That is because he has been traveling around the country with us and his grandparents.
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Posted 07/21/2021   7:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gvol21 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here in my town we've got those 'free little library' kiosks. I'll leave beginners albums in there - usually ones I come across as part of larger lot purchases, and almost always with some stamps still in them. They're always gone in a few days or less.
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