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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 #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 #131.  This week we discuss forged modern US stamps which are being made to rip off the post office.  We go over the issues and what we see is being done ("we see" - behind the scenes there may be lots going on but...) (25 minute marker).  We also discuss World Wildlife Federation (WWF) stamps and CHARISMATIC MEGAFAUNA (Minute mnarker 5).  Enjoy.

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Welcome to Episode #125.  This week we tear apart the results of the Linns Poll on the design of the US postage stamps of 2016. (5 minute mark)

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Welcome to episode #124 - Hip Stamp is a new service for stamp collectors to buy and sell stamps. We have Justin Beard - the Chief Operating officer, on by phone to tell us about it.  We are always interested in the stamp market and this company may give eBay a run for the philatelic market.  (20 Minute Marker).  We also talk about Official stamps and also a good conversation on soaking stamps. (9 minute marker)................  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 #121.  We are at Steve Pattillo's Anaheim Stamp Show (right accross the street fro Disney land) asking dealers the question: "How do you make money in stamp collecting?"   This is NEED TO KNOW information for anyone who wants to sell stamps or become a stamp dealer.  Enjoy (6 minute mark)

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Welcome to Episoide #114.  After a brief discussion on Water Bears we dedicate this episode to the marines that fought on Iwo Jima 72 years ago.   It isnt all serious though.

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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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