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Posted 08/27/2022   7:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add oldmanriver to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Has anyone been to Stamp King on Higgins Road in Chicago recently? When I was in the Navy stationed at Great Lakes, I used to go down there a couple times a month. They always had boxes of anything and everything that they hadn't went through yet. I'm a sucker for mixtures and accumulations and I'd always end up with a couple boxes or so. Spent hours and hours picking through them. I've not been there since the early 90's and wondering if they are about the same as they were way back then or have changed.
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Posted 08/27/2022   7:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Great recent article on Stamp King:

https://www.chicagomag.com/city-lif...-of-chicago/
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Posted 08/27/2022   8:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Partime to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice article. I was just in Chicago on a very short visit. I should have gone there. Darn.
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Posted 08/27/2022   11:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add floortrader to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I know Charlie for many years ,before him at the same store at this location was the second STAMP KING who was Richard Drews . Richard and me did many thousands of dollars of business ,I was the buyer and he would have his public stamp auctions . Richard would call me when he had material that he wanted to clean out his store and just get rid of .

Charlie is the third STAMP KING , as I said Richard was the second STAMP KING . The first stamp STAMP KING had a different store and that store was near my apartment, I moved to the North side of Chicago to be near my girlfriend ,now my wife . ,the store was . on Pulaski road and Iriving Park road near the El stop . That store was the first STAMP KING store it was owned by a short Jewish guy ,his name was Bob Wiestz {sp incorrect }. Bob retired and later shared a condo in Florida with Dr. BOB of Bob Friedmen Stamps . Again I purchased stamps from all of the above .

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Posted 08/27/2022   11:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add BrownstownSoul to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for sharing that article. I stopped by Stamp King when I was thinking about getting back into collecting. I'm back in now. Glad his store is still going.
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Posted 08/28/2022   2:17 pm  Show Profile Check wheelman's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add wheelman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
What a cool article!
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