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    Default Any stamp collectors here?

    My Dad worked for Canada Post for almost forty years and during that time collected a wide variety of postal service related 'stuff'. One thing that has been passed on to me that I have no interest in is a series of three 22" x 32" full-colour posters on semi-gloss heavy stock depicting every issued Canadian postage stamp from 1851 through 1980. They have been stored rolled in a heavy cardboard tube abs separated by non-acid tissue paper and are in pristine condition, having never been mounted nor hung (keep it down, you dirty-minded kids!). Anybody here have an interest in these?
    Hope for the best, but plan for the worst.

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    Default Re: Any stamp collectors here?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Mahan View Post
    I don't. Anyone seen Phil lately?
    That's funny, like a rubber crutch!

    What are you doing about it?




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    Default Re: Any stamp collectors here?

    They might do pretty well on Ebay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy W View Post
    They might do pretty well on Ebay.


    Yah!! Sell em and send the proceeds to some cause near to your Da's heart.

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    Default Re: Any stamp collectors here?

    I got a large box of his collection of plate blocks of stamps, too, but I need to get these organized and appraised before I decide what to do with them.
    Hope for the best, but plan for the worst.

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    I used to be a fairly serious collector and I still have a lot of stuff although I sold the main collection years ago. The market for Canadian stamps is pretty flat and has been for some years. If my eyes were better, I would get back into the hobby because the prices are attractive. I didn’t collect anything past the early 1960’s.

    The posters sound interesting but cost of shipping would likely be fairly high.

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    Never had an interest in stamps. Collect old manuscripts and books, presidential autographs, marine etchings and paintings, Currier and Ives and maps of the USA between 1671 and 1810.

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    Default Re: Any stamp collectors here?

    You

    are

    a

    philatelist?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian McColgin View Post
    You

    are

    a

    philatelist?
    At one time.

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    Bob, from me to you, surface rate, is about twenty bucks.
    Hope for the best, but plan for the worst.

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    I have to be careful, I might have to work again and pass a background check. An incident of philately can dog a man for the rest of his life. At least with puritanical folks. That would really suck.
    When you can take the pebble from my hand, it will be time for you to leave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmd View Post
    Bob, from me to you, surface rate, is about twenty bucks.
    That seems reasonable. I'll send you a PM.

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    Default Re: Any stamp collectors here?

    Quote Originally Posted by mmd View Post
    I got a large box of his collection of plate blocks of stamps, too, but I need to get these organized and appraised before I decide what to do with them.
    Your last thought about appraisal is imperative. I'm a US coin collector, and stamp value like coins can escape those with no interest. You never know until a knowledgable and honest person gets involved.

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