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Posted 05/27/2023   3:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add JanS to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi,

Precancel collector. I started collecting US precancels of almost all sorts about 18 years ago, and joined here a bit later. Bought many job lots and state lots on Ebay, found a few rarities and gradually have been wading through the rest.

I also collect UK and US used (since 1966 and 2005, respectively), but those are on hold until I slim down the precancels I haven't sorted yet.

Due to inter-state house moves, endless house repairs and renovations, and supporting my kids into adulthood, I haven't had the chance to work on my collection for more than a few weeks (in total!) since 2016. But life has calmed down and I am back at the beloved grindstone, with fingers firmly crossed that life will cooperate for a good long time.

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Posted 05/27/2023   3:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add StatesmanStamper to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome!

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Posted 05/27/2023   3:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome..........back!


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Posted 05/27/2023   4:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hoosierboy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
JanS,

Enjoy having fun with stamps! That is the name of this game. Wonderful you are carrying on your father's collection. You are the next steward of a family treasure you can pass on to future generations. Its value as a family heirloom wil always surpass it monetary value.

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.

My personal bias is a used stamp loses the story of its journey in the postal service when it is removed from the cover it transported to its destination. Collecting postal history adds a whole new aspect to your journey in our hobby.

Wishing you many enjoyable future days in our hobby. Russ
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Posted 05/27/2023   11:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Philatarium to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
the 'beloved grindstone'. That's a nice phrase -- resonates with me.
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Posted 05/29/2023   8:01 pm  Show Profile Check Uknjay's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Uknjay to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome back....I wish you well in your collecting.
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