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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

just a lovely stamp

Hello, I have been soaking stamps.. first though a big thank you to the lovely person who sent me the stamps. I have enjoyed seeing them, as well as soaking them. So easy to soak, one packet already done :-) and they are mostly recent issues (2000's) and they will be just perfect for my childen's corner. I thought I would show one stamp I saw, that I particularly like, although there are many others. If you know me at all you will know I like horses, as long as they don't throw me or kick me :-)

Anyway, Hope you enjoy seeing this stamp.
Best wishes........... Michael


At 5:20 PM, Anonymous Charlie said...

It is an impressive stampm and postally used to boot. I also love to get accumulations of recent postally used on paper that I can go through and soak, sort and eventually mount.
One of our local club members is a "vest pocket" dealer who travels from club to club with a nice selection of stamps and supplies. Most of the club members would be out of luck in this rural area as there are no real stamp stores any where close.
He also brings a sizeable box filled with recent kilo ware that he sells for about 8 or 10 cents each. The members spread the pile around a table and several (me too) will sit there rooting through the pile and selecting items for their collections.
Since I am having a problem getting to the meetings lately I call him every so often and ask him to bring a separate bag for me to look through. I am fortunate in that he has to drive past my house while en route to the club meeting and so I just walk to the end of my drive way and meet him.
Then I get to pick through the package over the next couple of weeks and I often take four or five hundred of the recent issues from the better collecting countries. In bulk I usually get a bigger discount. But it takes me several weeks to go through them all, choose what I like, check to make sure I am not choosing duplicates and then get around to washing and sorting what I have chosen. Meanwhile I send the payment and remainders to him in the mail using as many nice stamps as I can jam on the box.

At 10:11 PM, Blogger cddstamps said...

Hi Charliem yes good to see postally used. makes it more enjoyable.

best wishes Michael

At 6:57 AM, Blogger Adrian said...

Great to see a stamp with horses in their natural environment, rather than as on the track. Well spotted!
Hope you're well!
Kind regards from Sunny (!!!) Scotland


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