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Have You Ever Searched Years For A Stamp To Discover You Already Had It?

 
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Posted 01/28/2022   5:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Timm to your friends list Get a Link to this Message



I've searched for decades for Scott #Q210a. Not a rare stamp. Not an expensive stamp. Just a stamp I never was able to find.

This morning I found two file folders stuck together and when I separated them... the picture is what I found.

I already had the stamp I searched decades for.

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Posted 01/28/2022   5:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I did that last week with a postcard.
Bought one on eBay then found one in my files the next day. At least it was an upgrade.
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Posted 01/28/2022   5:18 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bookbndrbob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, I have lost/misfiled items for years only to be pleasantly surprised by my 'new' material. I usually, but not always, remember the purchase.
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Posted 01/28/2022   5:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Many times.
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Posted 01/28/2022   5:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Noocassel to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Would you believe I found I had a 2nd penny black, I can only guess where I bought it. I do know when I bought my first one, but number 2????
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Posted 01/28/2022   6:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add classic_paper to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This all sounds like a pleasant indictment of everyone's organizational skills.
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Posted 01/28/2022   6:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Timm to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
But have you searched for decades for a certain stamp only to find you already had it?
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Posted 01/28/2022   7:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add classic_paper to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nope. A place for every stamp, piece, and cover. No boxes or envelopes full of rando things. It's all in albums, stockbooks, or cards.
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Posted 01/28/2022   9:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
But have you searched for decades for a certain stamp


No, but I have purchased stamps, believed missing, only to find them later in storage.
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Posted 01/30/2022   6:26 pm  Show Profile Check ray.mac's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add ray.mac to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Had a U.S. #25 in the album for years, from before Scott changed the types and then several years ago now, I was just looking at everything and noticed a recut inner line-- yep, a 25A and didn't realize I had one. So, I hadn't been looking to buy a 25A, but found out I didn't need to!
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Posted 01/30/2022   8:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mootermutt987 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nearly 50 years ago, I inherited a stamp collection from my grandfather. Albums, stockbooks, cartons, glassines, etc, etc. Some was highly organized, like the albums, but there was a lot of stuff that was unorganized and unidentified. His US used album didn't have spaces for many of the 1867 grills. Omitting the Z Grill, I get - most of those are rarities that most collectors will never get, but many of the others were omitted, too. It was a Harris album, I believe, but I can't remember for sure. Years later when I was going through the rest of the stuff, I found (yet another...) glassine with a bunch of grilled stamps in it. When I went to try to ID them, I realized that those were all of the grills that were not shown in the album! I got a pack of blank pages and designated a page for each of the different grills and had plenty of stamps on them. No Z grills, though. Anyway, it is clear that the one glassine was his way of saving the un-listed grills. There was nothing on the glassine to indicate they were special, and they were in a carton of random crapola - this one glassine was worth multiples of the remainder of the carton. I suspect Gramp simply figured he would get to it someday and died before that happened.
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Posted 01/31/2022   07:31 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add funcitypapa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Simple answer to the OP's question::: All the time.
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