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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 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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Welcome to episode #134.  This week is the aniversary of the opening of the 1936 Olympic games in Berlin Germany.  We discuss the postal history of this most contrivercial of topics. (4 minute marker).  We also answer a listener email who asks about trading stamps at stamp clubs and we just happen to have the president of the Sounthern Nevada Stamp Club as a guest. (23 minute marker).

 

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Welcome to episode #133.  On May 22nd Linn's Stamp News (free plug - this is a great magazine) had three articles that we are weighing in on.  The first is the APS taking the FIP to task (minute 5 marker).  The second is an article on the forever stamp and how stamp collecting is changing the way the post office has to do its accounting.  It also has some pretty strong indicators for the strength of the US Stamp Collecting market (minute 15 marker).  Lastly we address a letter from David Kolls of Regency Superior Auctions and wish our best to him in his plight but take him to task for his opinions (minute 31 marker).

 

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Welcome to episode #132 – We discuss Disney Villains because there is a great new issue that just came out for all the Disney collectors (5 minute mark). We got a great follow-up email from a person who deals first hand with counterfeit stamps in his business and this anonymous listener gave us some great information on the subject (15 minute marker). We also talked to Tom and Bill Hontos who are both stamp dealers. We caught them at the Anaheim stamp show and they shared their time and thoughts with us (28 minute marker).

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