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Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
May 2, 2020 7:24 AM CST
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
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
There is More to Life Than Now
Name: Mike
Mountain View, Hawaii
Region: United Kingdom Region: Hawaii
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microb
May 2, 2020 10:37 AM CST
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.
Name: Annie
Waynesboro, PA (Zone 6a)
Cat Lover Keeper of Poultry Region: Pennsylvania
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LysmachiaMoon
May 3, 2020 3:18 PM CST
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?)
The end is nothing, the journey is all.
Name: Mike
Mountain View, Hawaii
Region: United Kingdom Region: Hawaii
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microb
May 3, 2020 4:42 PM CST
You've used that line about the change in your sofa cushions before. Must be enough for first class airfare by now.
Bristol, VA (Zone 6b)
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TShutters
May 4, 2020 9:26 AM CST
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.
Name: Mike
Mountain View, Hawaii
Region: United Kingdom Region: Hawaii
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microb
May 4, 2020 10:03 AM CST
Always avoided those. The rest of the world keeps me busy. Great Britain is my priority. Which album do you use for US?
Bristol, VA (Zone 6b)
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TShutters
May 5, 2020 10:16 AM CST
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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