This thread is in reply to a blog post by microb entitled "The End Garden and stuff".
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May 2, 2020 7:24 AM CST
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
Dances with Dirt
Beekeeper Bee Lover Hummingbirder Butterflies Cottage Gardener Birds
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Vegetable Grower Herbs Frugal Gardener Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers
I was surprised at the comment on stamp collecting , don't find many collectors these days.
My father collected stamps and no one in the family has followed through.

What do you collect?
Old ,New , Plant stamps Smiling
This life has many choices
Eternity, only two.
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May 2, 2020 10:37 AM CST
Name: Mike
Mountain View, Hawaii
Region: Hawaii Region: United Kingdom
I collect world wide stamps, used and mint. I started when I was about 11 years old, primarily collected British Stamps, added US stamps when I came to Hawaii and moved to worldwide stamps about 10 years ago. My dad was a collector. I buy collections on ebay. I have over 65,000 stamps from over 200 countries in about 30 albums. Totally obsessed.
Stamps collecting is very educational. Commemorative stamps have a story. With email and tweeting many kids don't even know what a stamp is. So sad. Need a home for an old collection send them to me. I will merge them with mine.

Biggest problem is I have thousands of duplicates and no where to sell or send them.
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May 3, 2020 3:18 PM CST
Name: Annie
Waynesboro, PA (Zone 6a)
Cat Lover Region: Pennsylvania Keeper of Poultry
Aren't we lucky to be quarantined in our gardens? I've been spending a lot of time in mine and getting tons done (not as much as you, though. If I send you the change from my sofa cushions, will you buy a bus ticket and come over to work?)
I am not "country" I am "landed gentry."
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May 3, 2020 4:42 PM CST
Name: Mike
Mountain View, Hawaii
Region: Hawaii Region: United Kingdom
You've used that line about the change in your sofa cushions before. Must be enough for first class airfare by now.
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May 4, 2020 9:26 AM CST
Bristol, VA (Zone 6b)
Microb, after 40 or 50 years just got back into stamp collecting this year. Man have things changed! Collect US and am trying to get everything remounted and cataloged. The Washington and Franklin are a real challenge.
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May 4, 2020 10:03 AM CST
Name: Mike
Mountain View, Hawaii
Region: Hawaii Region: United Kingdom
Always avoided those. The rest of the world keeps me busy. Great Britain is my priority. Which album do you use for US?
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May 5, 2020 10:16 AM CST
Bristol, VA (Zone 6b)
I could use your advice on binders. I picked back up where I left off with the Liberty album but I switched to mounting with Showgard mounts which is not working well with the two post binders. I like the layout of the pages in the Liberty album but would like to switch to three ring binders and I want to keep the pages from the Liberty albums.

I have moved a little bit away from a collection to a work of art on the pages and I would like the binders to have shelf appeal.

Any advice appreciated.
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