Stamp buying today

@DCMerkle (1281)
United States
July 8, 2010 11:22am CST
As a 3rd generation stamp collector, who's really starting over a collection after many years, I'm finding that the only way now a days to purchase stamps is through online auctions. I have one online auction website that I have used and I am happy with it, but I miss going to a dealer and looking through a group of stamps on my own. Does anyone else see this as hinderance or a convenience to stamp collecting? DCMerkle
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@GardenGerty (109145)
• United States
8 Jul 10
I think I still know of stores that sell stamps and coins. I have seen some at antique or junktique stores as well. I bet that puts more glamor in the hunt to be there in person. On the other hand, you probably have more choices online.
@DCMerkle (1281)
• United States
8 Jul 10
I never thought of antique sops or even junk shops. I do know where there are a few of stores like that. I'll have to check that out. Thanks. DCMerkle
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@GardenGerty (109145)
• United States
9 Jul 10
Coin shops too, sometimes.
@academic2 (7009)
• Uganda
8 Jul 10
Stamps? What do you do with the collected stamps? Is it just some kind of hobby? Let know if you want some Ugandan stamps, I could be of help to mail you some ancient ones!
@DCMerkle (1281)
• United States
8 Jul 10
Hi academic2, For me, it is just a relaxing hobby. If my collection gets anywhere near to passing on to the next generation it would be just for sentimental reasons. I learned a great deal of my geography from collecting stamps especially now being many of the countries that I was familiar with have either disappeared or renamed themselves. I would love to give the Ugandan stamps a new home. PM me frm my profile to get in touch. DCMerkle