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Tech-Savvy Stamp Collectors Energise An Old Hobby

 
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Posted 09/17/2019   11:08 am  Show Profile Check docgfd's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add docgfd to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
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Posted 09/17/2019   11:46 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add txstamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That's an interesting read.

This statement would seem to provide some useful insight -


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It's my interest and I do enjoy it but I don't go to the big trade shows and would never join a club or society; my perception is that they are mainly full of people my parents' age, are a bit nerdy and I don't want to be viewed that way. Because I don't know any anyone else my age doing this, it's a hobby that I do very much alone.


Its an interesting point of view. I joined the APS when I was 25. It didn't bother me at all to be corresponding with people older than me. In fact, I liked that, because I've always known that I could learn from my elders - and believe me, I did. I guess that makes me a nerd.
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Posted 09/17/2019   11:59 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add waddsbadds to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Fascinating article. I'm a big fan of Graham Beck's videos. And I got a chuckle from that black and white photo of the guy in a hat with a cigar clamped between his teeth. Can you imagine that happening today? Someone smoking over a table while examining a dealer's stock? #128546;
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Posted 05/17/2020   1:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Crouse27 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I just discovered Graham Beck yesterday and am so energized by his Exploring Stamps You
Tube videos. I am 46, been collecting since 7. I just put a new small Smart Samsung TV
in my office. I searched Stamp Collecting and let it Autoplay so I could listen while I worked. His videos came up and I had to put my stamps down and just completely watch. They are so well done he captures exactly what I love about stamps. The history the mystery the beauty and the fun. He had a 15 minute video on stamp tongs (or tweezers) I learned so much from. Entertaining! Rich topics! It inspires me to make some videos too on technical aspects of philately, and favorite issues.
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Posted 05/18/2020   11:35 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Maiden to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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It didn't bother me at all to be corresponding with people older than me. In fact, I liked that, because I've always known that I could learn from my elders - and believe me, I did. I guess that makes me a nerd.


Same here. I'm 49, and willing to bet that many people on this forum are 10-20 years older than me. I've learned so much from this forum alone..you cant beat experience :)
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