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Posted 08/30/2021   8:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add monsterita to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello all, my name is Gee. I am a medical scientist in California and recently began collecting stamps.

It began with postcrossing but now I have developed a passion for postage stamps. I am lucky to have a sweet elderly owner of an antique store nearby who has been kind enough to answer my beginner collector questions.

I am starting with a partially completed H.E. Harris stamp album that goes up to 1971 and am hoping to fill the holes the previous owner had. Right now I am transferring them out of that album but finding the old hinges used have damaged a lot of the stamps. None are mnh and this is for my own personal enjoyment as a collector but it is still frustrating. I am also aiming to collect mint stamps from 1970s onward.

I am hopeful this stamp forum will be a great tool in my philatelic adventure.

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Posted 08/30/2021   8:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gettinold to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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Welcome. Hate hinges myself. I use Vario Stock pages for my collection. It's up to you to decide how to arrange your collection.
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Posted 08/30/2021   8:34 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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Posted 08/30/2021   11:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Wshuwahere77 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome, great information to help you build your collection.
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Posted 08/31/2021   04:24 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add StatesmanStamper to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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Posted 08/31/2021   6:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Classic Coins to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


You'll find plenty of friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful people here.
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Posted 09/01/2021   08:24 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hoosierboy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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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 09/01/2021   08:58 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jconey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome aboard!
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Posted 09/01/2021   11:46 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Stamp Hunting to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome Gee

I'm also from Cali, been collecting for most of my life. This forum does have all the answers. Even when they don't actually know, they always know where to send you to find the answer you are looking for.

Read through past topics on the forum and you will see how things work around here. This truly is the place of all knowledge. LOL Have fun, feel free to contact me if you need help.
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Posted 09/02/2021   05:22 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Mainer to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome - I'm not new to collecting, but after a forty year hiatus I may as well be! There's a lot of great advice on here and it was very helpful to me in figuring out how to undo other people's poor hinge work. Going forward I'm going to continue to use hinges for common used stamps but I'm using mounts for older used stamps and anything mint that hasn't been previously hinged.
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Posted 09/02/2021   12:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gr1956stamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome. You should benefit from questions asked and answered on this forum. A very giving community. Enjoy the hobby.Sometimes I think about how in having today's information my collecting in 1965 66 would have been. I only had a few catalogs and a couple of albums.
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Posted 09/09/2021   10:31 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wkusau to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome. Use the search function for questions before posting. It will save you a lot of time as we will probably direct you to an answer already out there.
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