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I Snagged A Syria 106c!

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Posted 11/26/2022   2:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tsmatx to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'm a bit jealous of the OP! As a Big Blue collector, I'm well aware of Syria 106c. I also purchased many lots at Rasdale's latest auction but mostly collections and didn't even bother to check out the singles section to see this was on offer.

I wasn't aware of Cornyn & Geller. But I searched and found interesting WaPo article from 1978 about their quest to fill up Scott International--not just volume 1, but all the volumes, https://www.washingtonpost.com/arch...7dacf6ac4dc/
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Posted 11/26/2022   7:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gvol21 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The quotes in here about 106c are great. "Or to spend two years haggling with French dealers and mailing impassionate letters to every stamp dealer in Damascus (there were three) in search of an ugly little Syrian stamp that nobody really cares about anyway."

...Except for BB (and Syrian and overprint) collectors!
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Posted 11/26/2022   11:02 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

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Congrats Ray Mac, if you have 9,000 to go for the Big Blue Pt 1 then you would have about 24,000 stamps in that album no small feat either.


Thanks for the nice note. The numbers in my '47 BB (no U.S. pages), are 35,052 total spaces, and as of today my total is 26,579, with 8,473 left to go. So, I'm at 75.8%. I started collecting BB in January 2017, so it's taken 6 years to get 75%.

I have spent considerably more per stamp than Bob from "Filling Spaces", at about $.305 per stamp at this point, but I've also made a hard fast rule for myself that I can only spend what I sell on HipStamp or at our Nashville show every Spring. So, the good thing is that if I buy a multi-box lot, I don't catch he_l from my better half for spending money on stamps!!

Since the 106c only cost me $149, I was able to buy a box lot of 5 BB's from Dutch Country Auctions, which arrived yesterday. I was able to take 160 out of the first one I went through, which was pretty good. When I strip the album of everything CV over a dollar, I'll make my purchase price up easily-- I hope!

Thanks to all for the conversation, Ray
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