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Question: Stamp Collectors, Anyone? :: Total Votes:12
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Yes 2  [16.67%]
No, but used to. 5  [41.67%]
No, but thinking about starting. 0  [0.00%]
Nope.  Never. 5  [41.67%]
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I've been collecting stamps most of my life.  But the last few years, it's been more just "keeping it going" versus really enjoying or even paying much attention to them.  Indeed, it's been years since I visited a stamp show, and even back then, most collectors were of the older crowd.

So, curious, who here collect stamps?  Moi, I am thinking of calling it quits.   Bye bye, near-lifetime hobby.   :;):


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I used to, but haven't for at least 15 years.  I gave away most of my Scott Albums, except for the United States one and one of specific subjects that I liked (Animals, flowers, etc.)  I got my kids into it, and we went to a Stamp Club in Anchorage where they could buy stamps for 1 cent, each, but they don't have their albums anymore, got bored with it.

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My 75 year old Dad collected them when he was a younger man, late 50's, early 60's probably.  He had some "first day of issue" stuff but probably nothing rare or valuable.  He tried to get my sister and I into it as kids in the 80's but neither of us ever got into it all.

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PostIcon Posted on: Dec. 06 2012, 4:42 pm Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

No, but I inherited a stamp collection.

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Well yes and no.

I don't collect stamps but I have a collection of stamps.

I was given some very old books that belonged to a great aunt whom I never met. Inside the back cover of one of the books, a bunch of turn-of-the-century stamps had been stuck. It appears that they have all been cancelled. But, many are from around the world. I guess she traveled some. I haven't had them looked at yet. But, I did look for the famous up-side-down airplane one. It wasn't part of the collection.


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My 4th grade teacher ran the Stamp Club at my elementary school, so I was initially "required" to join the club in 4th grade.  However, I did keep my collection going/growing for a few years after that.  That collection is still in my parents' house somewhere.  I had a bunch of first issue stuff, some old stuff, but I'm sure there wasn't much value there, either.

I did enjoy it at the time, but as I hit 7th & 8th grade music and girls were far more appealing to me!!  :p


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A co-worker says his father's stamp collection is worth $1M. I don't know if he's BS'ing or not.

Personally, I've never had an interest in it. Though as a kid, I used to collect banana stickers and pennies. I actually came across my penny collection just two weeks ago, while cleaning out my brother's attic.


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I used to but turned the collection over to my son  and hopefully he will turn it over to my grandson. I had it for when I was in Jr High, High school and college and gave it to my son when he was 10 20 yrs ago
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I don't view myself as a stamp collector.  But I do have this:



Though I view it more as a token/money substitute than as the stamp contained within.


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Stamp collector here.  My father has an extensive collection focusing on Germany and the German colonies. He got me going when I was 10.  Myself I have several thousand stamps worldwide without any specialty.  Just fun seeing stamps from many places.

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