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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 #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)

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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 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 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).

 

Enjoy the podcast.

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Welcome to episode #128 from Stamp Show Steve's Anaheim stamp show (again - I hope he doesnt charge us for a table).  This week we talk about the life, times, death and postage stamps of President James A Garfield.  We discuss Proofs and Essays as well as some of the issue identifications.  (Minute 7).  Also we discuss Afganistan and Germany stamp issues with Lothar Vallot, a  guest who we are always happy to hear from. 

 

BEFORE LISTENING - look at the stamp essay on FACEBOOK on the Stamp Show Here Today page so you can see this interesting item.

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Welcome to episode #127.  This week we are at the Anaheim Stamp Show with Stamp Show Steve Pattillo and Stan Iceland.  The first part is with Stan and we examine a $20 Newspaper stamp with such a clear impression, we wondered if it was faked.  As always we also ask everyone how to make money with stamp collecting.  Enjoy

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Welcome to Episode #118.  They say that Stamp Collecting is the food of life.  Well actually I just made that up but it does make a great transition to the new Mexican Food stamps coming out (5 minute marker) as well as the stamps from Bangeladesh, Malasia and the Philippines for Jack Fruit (18 minutmark).  After listening to this podcast, tell us if you are hungry.

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Welcome to Episode #102.  We talk about this day in history with Albert Einstein, John Marshall - who he was and the 40 cent stamp that bears his likeness (with a discussion on the WET and DRY printing of the stamp) and a GREAT interview with Andy and Christoph giving information that anyone selling stamps at auction MUST KNOW.

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