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The podcast that is all about stamps, stamp collecting, and postal history, hosted by and made for stamp collectors of all levels..

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Welcome to Stamp Show Here Today, Episode #144.  Our SESCAL Spectacular.   Yes, here in Ontario California we visited the show and it was truly awesome.  Thank you to the listeners who stopped by and said HI and also to all on Facebook who gave us a shout-out but couldn’t come.

 We have 2 outstanding exhibiters who showed us some of their prize possessions.  The first is Michael Mahler who showed us some awesome NEVADA stamp items with loads of back story and history.  True relics of history (3 minute marker)

 We also had Les Lampher  show us some of his items including a Chester Arthur cover as well as a stranded artic expedition cover and a cover from the San Francisco fire.  Again, true relics of history (13 minute marker)

 We then discuss some of the table sales and how the dealers here at SESCAL sell stuff. (20 minute marker).

 

IMPORTANT!!!!!  All the items discussed can be seen on the Stamp Show Here Today Facebook page. 

 

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Welcome to episode #143. So you have worked years if not decades on your stamp collection. Now you want to sell it. You can sell it at the auctions or to a dealer but what if… WHAT IF… You sell it yourself. What if you became a stamp dealer? Today we discuss just this. (3 minute marker)

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Welcome to Episode #142.  This week we discuss comic books, stamps and how the markets of these two things are very much the same.  We discuss selling and buying on eBay, signatures, production varieties and the comic hero stamp sheets for the DC and MARVEL heroes as well as Batman, Wonder Woman and much more. (1 Minute marker)

 We discuss the British Star Wars Prestige Booklet for Star Wars and the potential of getting signed mementoes.

 Also, if you haven’t heard the 2001 Space Odyssey rendition yet – listen to the end (a hidden Easter egg).

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Welcome to Episode #141.  This week we are celebrating the TV Game Show Jeopardy which saw most fitting to have a category on stamp collecting.  Can you answer the questions? (minute marker 1 – yup from the very beginning).

Thank you to Bill Hontos for joining us and also a big thank you to Linn's Stamp News for the information in this podcast.

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Welcome to episode #140.  This week we are all about the history and back story of the stamps of the huge area smack dab in the middle of Africa that was claimed by England, France, Germany, Spain, and Portugal but eventually wound up being owned by one pretty despicable person from Belgium. (4 minute marker)

 The history of The Congo, The Belgian Congo, Saba, Katanga, Zaire (did I leave anybody out) is fascinating in its brutality, instability, United Nations involvement and crisis.   The stamps of this area confirm this with many different nation states (and some non-recognized ones), overprints and new issues, all with fascinating back stories  This area has always fascinated me.  Finally we have done a podcast on it.

 We also have an update on COUNTERFIET STAMPS. (28 minute marker)

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Welcome to Episode #139. We discuss the Woman’s Armp Air Corp WASPs who were paramilitary pilots with a very interesting story. We discuss the Jaquelin Cochran stamp which shows her as a pilot or racer or something…. It does not show that she was a WASP and for very interesting reasons. We also discuss the stamp varieties on her issue as well as some other famous lady pilots who have stamps – notably a discussion on the Quimby stamp and its perf varieties. (3 minute marker)

 

We also share a story from the USPS podcast about a great letter correspondence to Mohammed Ali. A great story. (21 minute marker).

 

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Welcome to Stamp Show Here Today, Episode #138. Today we discuss Video games. Ever hear a stamp dealer say that stamp collecting can’t compete with video games? I have and we discuss this. Also; listener e-mail and the US Postal Service’s Christmas Stamps.

 

That’s over 7 pounds of podcast in a 5 pound bag!

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Welcome to Stamp Show Here Today, Episode #137. Today we talk about Godzilla (Gojira) and his stamps. Since we are talking about the destructive lizard (dinosaur?) we will also be discussing the fake stamps of Japan and also other countries.

 Did you know Godzilla has his own song by the Blue Oyster Cult? I didn’t but everyone else did so – stay to the end for that.

 Also Caj’s Corrections and a continuation of the Rutherford B Hayes Extravaganza.

 

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Welcome to episode #136…. Our Rutherford B Hayes Extravaganza with free cocktails at our open bar.  Ask your waitress for a drink and don’t forget to tip.  Why Rutherford B Hayes?  Oh, you think today has contentious politics?  You think Trump and Hillary had a bit?  Step into our way-back machine and strap in. (4 minute marker).

 

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Welcome to episode #135. This week we discuss the Canal Zone and its postal history including the US Ancon which made the first “official” trip of the canal on this date in 1915. (4 Minute marker). Also we have Jim Capella of the Southern Nevada Stamp Club as our guest. Remember to see us on Facebook to see the stamps and covers discussed.

 

Also - Thank you to Linns for your article on the podcast.  Linns stamp news is great and a great friend of the show.

 

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