Conecting with other collectors

United States
January 19, 2007 3:28pm CST
Hello, I've been collecting about 47 years, my main interests are the Classics and US Postal History. I'm curious about the material others collect and open discussion about the hobby in general. If you like, let my know your interests. Tom
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@VKXY62 (1606)
• Australia
23 Jan 07
Hi, I've had the stamp bug off and on since I was a kid. I became fussy about it all when I developed a special interest in anything spaceflight or astronomy. So I collect stamps that fit the theme 'Space'. I have an interest in ancient coins as well, Roman in particular. Banknotes too, meteorites, minerals and crystals, elements, I have an amateur radio license and a few years ago began an amazing collection. I have three recordings of me speaking to the astronauts onboard the space station. My collection of stamps has been a bit dormant for a while. All the stamps are on hinges. I should put them in hagner or something. What is the best way to get the hinges off, just soak in water? or is there a better more approved way? Thanks for your flag wave too.
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• United States
23 Jan 07
Hello VKXY62.... All of the subjects you've listed can be found on stamps, and they are on my list of favorite things also. (I've got a small but decent collection of fossils and a few arrowheads that I've found too.) A short soak in cool water is the prefered method of removing hinges. Pulling them off dry almost always creates a thin spot. Placing some in Hagner pages would be best for higher value items. My rule of thumb has always been that the method of mounting should not be worth more than the item, but anything worth more than $5.00 should not be hinged. Conversing with the Astronauts must have been exciting! Flag wave ?? Tom
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@VKXY62 (1606)
• Australia
3 Feb 07
Yes, speaking with the astronauts, some of the most elite individuals on this planet, while they are doing their thing, offworld, really is a buzz. I had a silly grin on my face for days.
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• United States
3 Feb 07
Hello VKXY62.... I love mystery boxes...."there could be anything in there" !! If you have any trouble finding Hagner pages, this is where I get mine: www.freewaysupplies.com (98% of all stamps soak of easily in cool water. You will find a few newer ones that are almost impossible to remove from paper. The only choices are to trim the backing paper really close or save them on cover. Which ever you prefer. I'll see if I can find something you will find interesting. Tom
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• United States
22 Jan 07
I have been collecting for many years and am now in the process of trying to organize them. I find I am most attracted to stamps with bright colors, old fashioned portraits and artwork. There are so many ways to categorize them, by country, topic, price, etc. that I think I will have to limit myself to just American stamps.
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@ssh123 (31104)
• India
3 Sep 07
I colect stamp collectors and have more than 300 in several stamp clubs here in Bangalore and mostly they are high school students. I am glad that you are a senior collector and I shall be glad to be correspond with you or have discussion with you. But my knowledge on US postal history is limited.
• United States
5 Sep 07
Hello ssh123.... That's ok....my knowledge of Indian postaly history is limited too. Maybe we can help each other learn. Tom
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@ssh123 (31104)
• India
6 Sep 07
You will be surprised that I had been to New York, carrying 12 youngsters collections for display at Madison Square Garden near YMCA in Manhatten. Our youngsters secured seversl gold, silver medals for their thematic collections.
@dholey (1384)
• India
17 Oct 09
as i told , i used to collect stamps stamps which i have given to my students(of young age ) but now i started collection miniature sheets of india , not yet thinking for other countries, but i will love to see and get stams on Ghandhi ji from whole world (that will be for me as well as for kids collecting stamp here in school) hope i will be benefited by myloters
@piccilu (90)
• Italy
2 Mar 07
i use a old stamp photos. i use a liquid stamp. in my romm dark i soack the photo in a liquid andi i sviluppe my photo very godd. i like a old stamp. good good stam. my stamp is very beautifoul