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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 #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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Welcome to episode #154.  With the Last Jedi having just come out, we had to discuss Star Wars stamps.  Don’t worry, there are no spoilers so if you haven’t seen the movie – you will not have it spoiled for you.  We also discuss the new Game of Thrones stamp set coming out because there are Dragons! (13 minute marker).

 After that, we have Jim Forte who is one of the leading dealers in postal history in the country.  He continues the discussion we had last week on Cancel Collecting and has some fantastic insights (29 minute marker).

 Before we “officially” started the podcast, Jim also shared his experience with selling stamps on Amazon, Hipstamps and eBay as well as DelCamp and his own web site PostalHistory.com.  It was so good I didn’t cut it down… as you will see when Dawn asks “when is the podcast starting?”.

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Welcome to episode #153. Cancellations. We are not being canceled, our mail is…… That is our letters are having postmarks put on them and that is what we will be discussing, the glamorous and exciting world of cancel collecting. (4 minute marker)

 

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Welcome to episode #151. This week we discuss the National Park stamps. Not the Farley issue but the stamps you need when you go to a national park. These include:

That Big Silver Airstream Trailer – Yup there is a stamp for that (Trailer stamps – 6 minute marker)

The Boat you want to float around in – Yup there is a stamp for that (12 minute marker)

Entry Fee? – There is a stamp for that (19 minute marker)

Want to go hunting – Yup (29 minute marker)

Want to really hunt? Like with a machine gun? – Tax stamp for that also (38 minute marker

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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 #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 #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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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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