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Inherited A Collection, And Now I'm Hooked.

 
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Posted 07/01/2022   10:11 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Trixie to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi everyone,
When my Dad passed away, I inherited his collection. I finally, after 20 years, have gotten around to going through it all, and I am hooked. I got my degree in history, plus I love all kinds of puzzles, so this really hits all my buttons. I wish I would have gotten started earlier!
This forum has already been extremely helpful to me. I know I'm going to enjoy it. I love solving the daily mysteries I am coming across with these boxes of loose stamps I'm going through, if I can't solve them, I know you all will help.
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Posted 07/01/2022   10:15 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome Trixie,


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Posted 07/01/2022   10:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add canyoneer to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome! Glad to hear you've decided to build on your Dad's collection. Your interest in history will come in handy as you work on it.
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Posted 07/01/2022   11:03 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Just_fella to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome!
Did you major in history? what was the focus of you studies?
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Posted 07/01/2022   3:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Trixie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Early American history, but I love all of it. I just picked up a used copy of the 1902 book, Stamp Collecting as a pastime. I also got my 9 year old interested in stamp sorting, so I hope to light a spark there. Btw, my name is Gwen. I will try to change as it seems ridiculous to have a fake name here.
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Posted 07/01/2022   3:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jleb1979 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome, Gwen.
Having a bit of a history background, myself, I am not surprised that working through a collection or accumulation got you hooked.
Almost every stamp can become a fun puzzle, even if only to remind oneself of something studied years ago....

- Jonathan
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Posted 07/01/2022   4:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hoosierboy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Trixie,

Better late than never! My grandmother gave me a 1906 post card postmarked at her father's general store postal counter back in the the 1960's and I have chased postal history items ever since.

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 07/01/2022   10:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Casey Magoo to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nothing wrong with a fitting alias. Casey Magoo is one of my ruby cavaliers. Not me
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Edited by Casey Magoo - 07/01/2022 10:32 pm
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Posted 07/02/2022   1:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Going Postal to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome to the forum!

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Posted 07/02/2022   2:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add centerstage98 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Greetings!
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Posted 07/02/2022   5:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add StatesmanStamper to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome!

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