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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 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 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 #132 – We discuss Disney Villains because there is a great new issue that just came out for all the Disney collectors (5 minute mark). We got a great follow-up email from a person who deals first hand with counterfeit stamps in his business and this anonymous listener gave us some great information on the subject (15 minute marker). We also talked to Tom and Bill Hontos who are both stamp dealers. We caught them at the Anaheim stamp show and they shared their time and thoughts with us (28 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 #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 #122  from WESTPEX (Burlingame California) Where we are once again asking dealers "HOW DO YOU MAKE MONEY IN STAMP COLLECTING?" (3 minute mark).

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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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Welsome to Episode #109.    We have a call in interview with the widly respected Richard Lehmann of Forbes Magazine (At the 24 minute mark).  He speaks about the values of stamps and a new site working on stamp valuations.  He also discusses stamp values for DEAD countries.  We also discuss Fairy tales on stamps (4 minute mark) and Tom tells us all about Disney pins and how they are traded (16 minute mark). 

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