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The Problem With Stamp Collecting…Part 426

The problem with Stamp Collecting is …the People. Postal Administrations. Dealers….but mostly Stamp Collectors. Although there are clearly collectors that I like….I just don’t like them as a group. According to my wife…who is usually right about these things…intelligent people … Continue reading

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Never Join A Club That You Can’t Leave

The problem with online Stamp Clubs is that it is almost impossible to leave. I have joined four such clubs and they are more trouble than they are worth. Leaving is a problem. From the perspective of the clubs themselves, … Continue reading

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Printer is gumming: UK issues Game of Thrones stamps

Originally posted on The Punk Philatelist:
Happy New Year, readers! Hoping your year is as bloody awesome as the pun in my headline. 2018 has kicked off with the news that on January 23, the UK’s Royal Mail is releasing…

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I Joined Irish Philatelic Circle

Last week on this Blog, I stated that I could not join a Stamp Club/Society. And on Sunday…I joined the Irish Philatelic Circle. What made me change my mind ? Well on Saturday, I attended a Stamp Postcard/Fair in Belfast … Continue reading

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Some New Covers

Not many purchases at Stampa 2016 yesterday. In part I was working to a very precise “wants list” of Irish miniature sheets (used). A word about “used” miniature sheets. It is in part a risible concept. Miniature Sheets are generally … Continue reading

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Buying Postcards in Ireland: Part Two

Ireland has a population of over six million people.the country has thirty-two counties. Some (eg Cork, Tipperary, Antrim) are large with big large populations. Others (eg Leitrim, Carlow, Longford) are small and have small populations. To take County Wexford as … Continue reading

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Nollaig Shona! Happy Christmas!

Wishing all readers of this Blog a great Christmas! Nollaig Shona!

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