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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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Episode #149 - Happy Thanksgiving.  With everyone off to visit family it we couldnt do a recording this week so we reached deep into the archive.  This is episode #17 with Chad Snee.  Many of you cant access these old episodes and this one was great so we are rebroadcasting it.

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Episode 148 - Life got Caj and Scott pretty bad BUT we have this - it is a rebroadcast of my perosnal favorite.  The episode on Bass Reeves.  Enjoy

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Welcome to Episode #147.  We are plugging ChicagoPex coming up on the November 17th weekend at the Itasca Westin.  Google ChicagoPex for all the info.  (I know - not Chicago, how depressing).  (Minute Marker 5)

Enjoy.

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Welcome to Episode #146. Today we talk about the small island of SARK which is in the Guernsey Islands of Britain. Look on a stamp of Guernsey with a map and Sark will be the small island at the bottom, just north of France. So why talk about it? Well this is the last feudal holding in the British Empire and it ended in just 2007. (Minute market 3)

 We also received a nice reference lot from Tony (Check his stuff on eBay at BarneysStamps) – Fake coils and Kansas Nebraska overprints – Thank you Tony (Minute marker 11)

 Lastly we discuss stamp shows and if we had a magic wand.

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Welcome to episode #145. This week we talk about the various types of stamp collectors. Stamp collecting is a huge topic with many different collecting interests. From the classic collector to the historian who wants a relic of history, to the investor (AND YES, we do not shirk away from talking about investing here) stamp collecting offers such a range of interests that it will appeal to anyone.

 Week we delve into the different types (we call the classes) of stamp collectors. (3 minute marker).

 Our guests in this are Rich Specter and Ray Liebermann.

 Ray is also the editor of the on-line newsletter 100J. To subscribe just send an email to ray@100j-grading-newsletter.com

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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)

 Enjoy.

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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)

Enjoy.

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