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Returning To The Hobby After Retiring

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Posted 06/23/2022   3:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add bigtoe to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello group,

As the title says, I'm starting over again from scratch. As a teenager I had a pretty good collection. My father was a captain in the US merchant marine fleet and traveled all over the world picking up stamps for me whenever he could. In 1957 I joined the navy and when I returned home found that my younger brother had traded my collection for whatever he could get. My loss.

I started my career, got married, raised a family and retired. My wife passed away in March of this year and as we did everything together her passing left a huge void in my life. I don't know how it happened, but I've been bitten by the stamp collecting bug and that's a good thing.

My reason for joining this forum is to learn as much as I can since I am basically a brand new collector.

Thanks for letting me into this group.

Take care, stay safe and healthy,

toebig (really Tom)
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Posted 06/23/2022   3:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add angore to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome Tom!
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Posted 06/23/2022   3:47 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome.
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Posted 06/23/2022   4:41 pm  Show Profile Check Triangle's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Triangle to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Plenty here for you. Good luck with your collecting.
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Posted 06/23/2022   5:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GMC89 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
There's a ton of knowledge here and it's all interlocking. . Take what interests you and enjoy. It's a fascinating journey, and .....welcome
Regards mark
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Posted 06/23/2022   8:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hoosierboy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Tom,

Sorry to hear of your loss. Remember the good times you two shared. Now, let's make some more. Better late than never returning to the hobby.

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.

Wishing you many enjoyable future days in our hobby. Russ
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Posted 06/23/2022   9:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Just for fun to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
welcome Tom!
How is your collection looking like now?
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Posted 06/24/2022   12:34 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Going Postal to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome to the forum!

- Lance
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Posted 06/24/2022   04:20 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add StatesmanStamper to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome!

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Posted 06/24/2022   7:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Redsfan11 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
An old-timer sends you his best wishes. R u going to start searching to enhance your collection? I hope so. Tell us about it.
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Posted 06/24/2022   7:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add centerstage98 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Greetings - Have fun! Only advice - try to focus (wish I could follow that)!
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Posted 06/25/2022   01:48 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Harper1249 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome back to the hobby. Sorry to hear that wife passed away recently. There's a nice community here and so much knowledge. What are you interested in?

Harper1249
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Posted 06/25/2022   12:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bigtoe to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
First of all, thank you to those that expressed sympathy for the loss of Carolyn. We are both Christians, so I know where she is.

Some of you asked if I'm getting active and growing my collection. I am in a new learning curve for me. It's been many many years since I quit collecting and believe me, I've already seen so many changes. That's the fun of it for now, it's like when I first started.

Thanks again for the friendly welcome.

Tom
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Posted 06/25/2022   5:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Parcelpostguy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, welcome back to the hobby and my condolences for your recent loss.

I do advise you keep track of your little bother. Perhaps he is willing to get you some supplies as reparations for offloading your original collection for his gain.
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Posted 06/26/2022   09:40 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Capthickey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
My condolences on your loss.

I retired about 2 years ago and rediscovered my passion for stamp collecting after a hiatus of 30+ years. It has been wonderful getting reacquainted with this great hobby! I'm sure you'll really enjoy it again.

Best wishes to you,
Mike
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Posted 06/26/2022   11:48 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Zman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
My wife pass in November after 57 years and my stamps have helped me to continue to want to live.
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