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|Monday, November 20th, 2006|
Hmm.. some of these entries are quite old, but hopefully we can get this community active again!
I'm a new member from Saskatchewan, Canada and I've been collecting stamps for a decade or something.
I have a question for you all -- what is your oldest stamp?
Mine is the world's first Christmas stamp from 1898. I might have older ones. Who knows?
|Thursday, July 27th, 2006|
Australian Stamp Collections
Is anyone here interested in Australian stamp collections? I've got a few that I'm planning to sell on eBay and just wanted to get an idea of what people think of them?
I've also got an 'empty' 2002 album - that's the first thing I'm selling on eBay - it's a beautiful hardcover book with a hard case, that has a story about each stamp and the artist that designed it - with places to store the stamps.
|Saturday, February 25th, 2006|
If you're interested in collecting stamps from Liechtenstein, the secratery of the post corp can be contacted at email@example.com. If you contact him requesting information he'll send you a packet, in English if you ask (though some items are only in German, they do have lots of pictures to make up for it) free of charge. I asked him to use real stamps on the envelope and he did - so now I have 3 new free stamps rom Liechtenstein! Cool! I'll be getting information from them free very 3 months, hopefully they'll use real stamps all the time. ^_^
They sent me a big packet of information, including a travel brochure haha - it's got lots of gorgeous pictures in it though. They also sent me a postcard. I'm so excited. :) Dude, I got a letter from Liechtenstein!
|Tuesday, February 21st, 2006|
This community looks sort of inactive, but since there was a post on the 14th I figured I'd give it a shot and see if anyone's still here. Helloooooooooo, anybody home? ^_^
My name's Angilla and I'm from New York. I started collecting stamps when I was oooh... hmm... I don't know, but I was little. (I'm 21 now.) I had about 100 penpals from all over the world, and a few of them were stamp swappers. I lost interest in junior high school and store them all away in my basement, where they've kicked around since then.
I was going to sell my collection on Ebay this month but my boyfriend heard in my voice how much I really didn't want to. He convinced me to keep them and bought me 40 stock pages on Ebay to start me off with sorting and organizing them. ^_^
Sorting and organizing isn't going to be fun... I've probably got thousands of these things... they're in envelopes, boxes, drawers, storage bins... they're everywhere! I'm fascinated by them though. I just finished sorting all of my European stamps today and I've got stamps from 34 different countries, woohoo! It's so cool. :)
I'm not too interested in my huge amount of USA stamps, I'm not sure what I'll do with them... we'll see. Maybe I'll sell or swap them... maybe I'll keep them "just because"... I don't know yet, I'm still buried in worldwide stamps that are occupying me.
I DO have a whole ton of duplicates that I'm going to be either selling on ebay or swapping, if I can find people to swap with. Is there an LJ community for swappers? Do any of you here swap? I'm not interested in getting USA stamps, just worldwide ones.
Well I've yakked enough for one entry. ^_^
|Tuesday, February 14th, 2006|
New . . .
Hello there . . . I hope I'm not the only one here, most of these entries look quite old . . .
I'm a stamp collector in NE United States, although I don't have much that's any good (I'm still in high school and it's near impossible to get a job around here, so I have ZERO money to expand my collection with uncancelled stamps), I have lots to trade. I collect stamps from around the world, although I don't have anything but US stamps to trade (I have one or two stamps from Norway that I would part with in exchange for other non-US stamps, but only because I have more than two of that particular design). I don't think I have anything worth selling, although I could be wrong (I've been collecting for four years, but have never had much time to devote to learning more about collections, so I just kind of hoard every stamp that comes into the house). I'm trying to get a complete collection of US stamps (although I know that's going to take years of money, time, and effort!), plus whatever other stamps I can find from around the world.
So, right, that's me, and my collection . . . I need to try to finish sorting the doggone things tonight before any of them get lost (I let my collection grow to close to 300 stamps before it occurred to me that they'd have to be sorted . . . *feels stupid*), so I'm going to go now and hope that someone responds to this.
|Sunday, September 11th, 2005|
New member checking in--
Hello to everyone--
We're a bit of a stamp-collecting family. My 14-year-old son collects older U.S. mint or used, along with Hawaii (as much as he can afford.) Wife is interested in Germany, altho she has been a bit aloof from the hobby since our little girl was born two years ago...
I'm pretty eclectic. I've got the Scott specialty albums for Venezuela and Central America and I'm trying to fill those up.
I also started British India and Netherlands collections recently, after acquiring some old lots of stamps from those areas in a big "mystery box" from Vance Auctions--You should check out their site and order their catalog--it's great browsing.
Wait, there's more: I also collect pre-1918 Bosnia and postal history, especially censored and military mail.
I know. You are supposed to specialize. But our local dealer has a good saying: There are no rules in stamp collecting. Current Mood: cheerful
|Thursday, July 21st, 2005|
|Sunday, May 29th, 2005|
Does anyone find that while soaking U.S. self adhesive stamps off paper you have to do a little peeling with your fingers to get them off the paper(no matter how long they've been soaking)? Current Mood: curious
|Friday, April 29th, 2005|
So yeah, I thought I'd join this community, since I recently decided to take up stamp collecting again after loosing interest in my early teens. Luckily I managed to keep what I had through the years. I collect mainly U.S. mint stamps. My entire collection is fairly complete between the 60's and early 90's so now I'm just filling in the gaps from the last decade and trying to stay current through buying directly from the post office when stamps are first issued. Once that process is pretty well taken care of I'd like to start working backwards through the years to get my collection as complete as possible.
Now that I'm back in the game I've noticed things have changed a great deal, mainly that the U.S.P.S. is issuing a great deal more souvenir sheets(finding the right sized scott mounts is proving a headache), and that finding supplies has gotten a tad more difficult(granted, I do live in a small college town). I've done pretty well ordering from www.mysticstamp.com so far. The company is pretty professional and the prices are pretty fair. I just invested in a Scott Minuteman album as I couldn't find yearly supplements for the years I'm missing from my previous album. I'm fairly impressed with it so far, even though it's labeled as a "beginner album." It's fairly complete for my purposes and the new more conservative design for the binders and pages makes it look a tad more grown up. I looked at the Scott National Album but decided it was too expensive for me.
Ideally I'd like to U.S. collection to a point where I just add stamps as they come out and splurge of more ancient stamps as I can afford them. Then I'd like to branch off into stamps from the U.K. and Ireland and maybe the U.N. since they'd prove more of a challenge to find and collect.
I also have a great deal of used U.S. stamps that I don't really collect seriously; just shuffle them through a stockbook. I have lots of duplicates, so if anyone would like some, lemme know.
I guess that's about it. I'm planning on going to a statewide stamp expo in Charlottesville VA later this month. Where hopefully I'll be able to get some of the hard to find supplies I'm lacking(Scott mounts and such, and maybe a less beat up stock book or two).
I mentioned to a friend the other day about how I was starting to collect again, and meekly said something like, "yeah I know, it's kinda geeky..." and she replied, "Oh no! I think it's totally highbrow and classy in a sexy intellectual kinda way..." That made my day.
Also it's nice to have a hobby again. I forgot how satisfying it was to spend hours organizing these little engraved and gummed slips of paper. Current Mood: chipper
|Friday, April 8th, 2005|
King Tut Stamps
I need some help from people who know more about stamps than I do.
I have an unopened pack of 10 commemerative stamps that I got in the mid-to-late 1970's when the 'Treasures of Tutankahamen' Exhibition came to the Seattle Center.
The stamps are from the Yemen Arab Republic, and the images on the stamps are from the 1967 Paris Exhibition of Tut's treasures.
Below is a link to a couple pictures of the stamp package. Sorry about the low quality; I think my digital camera needs work.http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/zorn24601/album?.dir=/ef16
Does anyone have any clue what these might be worth? I tried asking the American Philatelic Society, but their website requires you to use a scanner to send pictures, and I don't have a scanner.
Any help would be appreciated.
|Thursday, March 31st, 2005|
Stamp collecting info,
My name is Terry , and Im looking for someone in the Fort Worth, Denton, Dallas , Tx. area who knows about the value of stamps. I have a large collection that belonged to my Dad, but I know nothing about how much they are worth. If anyone out there lives in my area, and knows stamps, please email me. I would like for you to meet with me, and look at my collection. I want to sell the stamps, but I don't know how much they are worth! I will appreciate any help!!!
|Thursday, November 4th, 2004|
collection contemporary issues
I haven’t collected anything new since the early 80s, mostly because I lost interest/got busy with other parts of life. (Even now I’m more interested in filling gaps prior to the 1980s.)
If you collect the new issues, do you ever open the booklets or the packs? Do you attempt to collect single self adhesives, or just the sheets/booklets?
I’m just curious how any of you approach collecting new stamps.
|Tuesday, August 24th, 2004|
hi i just joined. don't know anything about stamp collecting and i have questions.
how does one find out information about particular stamps?
how does one find out what a stamp is worth?
recently had stamps come into my possession that might be somewhat collectible (letter from Canton, flown out of Hong Kong to California via air mail in 1937), they are still attached to the envelope, with the seals and stuff, too. probably not worth that much or anything, but still, i want to find out more about them, it was a letter my Grandfather sent to my Great-Grandmother. Current Mood: curious
|Wednesday, August 11th, 2004|
Hi, I'm called Mark. I'm form England and I collect commonwealth stamps though I've a massive world collection as well (over 200,000 stamps). I also keep FDCs, Stamp booklets, mini sheets and I'm trying to get all the 'Leaders of the World' stamps, if anyone has ever heard of them- or better still has some. I've loads of spare stamps to spare from around Europe, mainly western countries. Above all else though I collect stamps form old colonies and former countries. Current Mood: indifferent
|Monday, July 19th, 2004|
Howdy-howdy. My name is Sonya and I am working on a collage for a friend and for it I need a goodly amount of cancelled LOVE stamps. Any design is okay (in fact, it'd be really awesome if I could get some older designs) and stamps torn off an old envelope is fine. Or if you could send me something (even just an empty envelope!) and put a LOVE stamp on the outside, and that would also rock supremely. I will send a handmade collage postcard to anyone who sends me LOVE stamps.
e-mail copper_phthalocyanine (at) yahoo (dot) com for my mailing address.
|Friday, July 9th, 2004|
Greetings to all!
I am a long time philatelist, and i specialize in Polish stamps, covers, and FDCs. I also collect Latvian. French and Russian stamps, as well as stamps tracing the history of space exploration. I collect only mint, hinged only tolerated if before 1952 in most cases.
and for the person interested in stamp art, i have alot of pieces that you would be interested in. Some of the best european artists started in stamp design. The engraving and lithographing of stamps was used on many stamps in the inter-war period and the 50s and into the 60s. Sadly, this complex and time-consuming art was replaced with more 'advanced' methods of printing. I'll try to take as best quality scans as i can and post them here in the community.
i'm interested in trading and the like for the aformentioned types of stamps (That is Poland, Russian, Latvia, etc) I have a very large amount of both cancelled and uncancelled stamps from all around the world. Just post what you or interested in, or drop me a comment.
|Sunday, June 6th, 2004|
|Thursday, May 27th, 2004|
Hey I'm looking to sell some old stamps from all differnt countries [even ones that dont exist anymore]
even some used stamps from the 1800s
anyone know where i can get some info so I don't get screwed over when i'm going to sell them?
|Tuesday, May 18th, 2004|
Hi, I am working on a scrapbooking project that I had the lovely idea of using stamps for. I was wondering if anyone would be willing to help me find stamps from different countries (I'm in the US) that feature plants and flowers. If someone would be so kind as to help me, I would be willing to repay them in whatever way I could. Thank so much! Amy (gltter_pixie)