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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 #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)

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Welcome to Episode #142.  This week we discuss comic books, stamps and how the markets of these two things are very much the same.  We discuss selling and buying on eBay, signatures, production varieties and the comic hero stamp sheets for the DC and MARVEL heroes as well as Batman, Wonder Woman and much more. (1 Minute marker)

 We discuss the British Star Wars Prestige Booklet for Star Wars and the potential of getting signed mementoes.

 Also, if you haven’t heard the 2001 Space Odyssey rendition yet – listen to the end (a hidden Easter egg).

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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 #133.  On May 22nd Linn's Stamp News (free plug - this is a great magazine) had three articles that we are weighing in on.  The first is the APS taking the FIP to task (minute 5 marker).  The second is an article on the forever stamp and how stamp collecting is changing the way the post office has to do its accounting.  It also has some pretty strong indicators for the strength of the US Stamp Collecting market (minute 15 marker).  Lastly we address a letter from David Kolls of Regency Superior Auctions and wish our best to him in his plight but take him to task for his opinions (minute 31 marker).

 

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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 #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 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 #103.  This week we talk about the 21st amendment which was the repeal of prohibition (7 minute mark).  It is facinating how prohibition effected so much.  From women getting the vote to the establishment of the income tax.  Also we speak with David Coogle who operates one of the largest auction companies in the world (24 minute mark). He discusses the state of the market and gives some great tips to stamp purchasing.

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Welcome to Episode #102.  We talk about this day in history with Albert Einstein, John Marshall - who he was and the 40 cent stamp that bears his likeness (with a discussion on the WET and DRY printing of the stamp) and a GREAT interview with Andy and Christoph giving information that anyone selling stamps at auction MUST KNOW.

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