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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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #120.  Today we discuss other collectable markets but specifically MAGIC THE GATHERING which is a collectable card game, sort of like Baseball Cards but -pause for effect- different. (9 minute marker).  We also discuss 100 years ago this month, when the USA entered World War One and faught its first battle with the Germans - and it was (wait for it) on the tiny island of Guam (4 minute marker).  We also answer a few listener emails.

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Welcome to episode #116.  100 years ago this week the Tzar abdicated.  We discuss this as well as the 1915 STAMP "COINS" or Stamp Money and why it was issued (spoiler - because they didnt want to use their silver and gold) (8 minute marker).  We also discuss other stuff including stamp albums.

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Welcome to Episode #111.  This week we talk about a great campy movie called the Manderine Murders (minute 5 mark).  Tom starts a new section on "CURRENT EVENTS and it results in a talk about the Canadian Black History month stamp verses the US one - Epic battle. (Minute 11 mark).  We also have an indepth converstaion about Fancy Cancels (36 minute mark)

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