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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 #176 – Today we talk about the 1901 Buffalo Exposition with literally the guy who wrote the book on it.

Today we have special guest Rick Barrett who wrote the book “Buffalo Cinderellas, The Gentleman, The Huckster and the Pan American Exposition.  Fantastic book by the way. Everyone should buy one but of the 500 book print run only 200 remain so…. If this is of interest I would not delay. (5 Minute Marker).

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Welcome to episode #175.  Today we ask the question “How did Morocco cause World War 1?”  Are we crazy?  Well listen and let’s see if you agree that the seeds of World War 1 go back to the 1905 Morocco crisis.  Also, as Scott would ask, “What does this have to do with stamps?”.   Well we cover the fascinating stamp issues which arose from this and the other “dominoes" that caused World War 1. (10 minute marker)

 We also give a shout out to Bradley Fritts who won the ITS NOT JUST STAMPS award at Westpex 2018.  Congratulations (3 minute marker)

 Lastly, as we are discussing World War 1, we talk about expertizing the AEF stamp booklet panes issued for the american soldiers in France (30 minute marker)

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Welcome to episode #174.  This week we talk about just a lot of stuff.  Just whatever pops into our heads (0 minute marker because - well after you listen it will be obvious).

 

 

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Welcome to episode #172.  This week we are discussing the new airmail stamps that just came out and also some history of the US Airmail Service. (2 minute marker)

 

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Welcome to episode #167. After a long witty banter (or just banter) section we discuss the upcoming Bill Gross sale of the greatest stamps in US Philately (19 minute marker).

After that it is all about Mister Zip. Yes this eclectic fellow of old is discussed from origins to a possible evil twin. (31 minute marker).

Enjoy or Mister Zip will come to get you!

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Welcome to episode #165 - Short and sweet - it is all about Silkote paper.  (1 minute marker)

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Welcome to episode #164. Today we are discussing Real Estate Stamps. With all the discussion on real estate we have to ask…. Can we tie this to stamp collecting?  Well the answer is obviously yes.  We discuss the Red Revenues of the 1940s to the 1950s that adorn almost every deed of that time period. (6 minute marker)

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Welcome to episode #163. Today we discuss the famous Americans set of stamps from 1940 (5 minute mark)

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Welcome to Episode #162. The stamps of World War 1.

There were a few stamps printed by the United States specifically for World War 1. These include the very elusive AEF (American Expeditionary Forces) stamps printed for the use of soldiers to mail letters home, and also the War Savings stamps (to pay for the war). We discuss some things about the AEF stamps that may allow you to find some of these gems. We also discuss what the War Savings stamps are and how they were used.

 World War 1 is 100 years old this year…. Happy Birthday (4 minute marker)

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Welcome to episode #160.  Today we discuss the Winter Olympics stamps of the United States.  Yes, the sports event that has us all watching for who can slide across the ice the fastest is going on right now and it has a very interesting philatelic history (minute marker 3)

After that…. Today is Valentine ’s Day.  With love in the air we also discuss the history of the Love stamps. (Minute marker 18)

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