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Welcome to episode #178.  This week we are talking about stamps that just make you go WTF? (17 minute mark - Yes we have a long intro - and that is an odd one also).

Also Stamp Collecting Comic Books.

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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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Welsome to episode #173.  This week we will be talking about the New Dollar value Lady Liberty stamps which will have their first day ceremony at the American Philatelic Society headquarters.  We discuss the APS also and strongly suggest that if you are not a member, that you should be (6 minute mark).

We also discuss the other first daycCeremonies doe the Dragons and Magic stamps and then open some listener mail (36 minute marker).

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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 #170 Today it is all about UV Lights and Puffins. Confused? Listen up then.

 Puffins beaks glow – So what you may ask (OK Fair enough). Well…. Non sequitur segue to the story of the Lundy postal service (6 minute marker).

 Another Non sequitur segue is to the use of UV lights in philately. (22 minute marker).

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Welcome to Stamp Show Here Today, Episode #168. Last week we discussed stamp investing and mister Bill Gross’s upcoming auction sale of some of the best stamps of the United States.

 We, today we go to the other side and discuss Warren Buffett and his brief journey into stamp collecting/investing. So if you are afraid of the “I” word (Investing) curl up with your comfort animal in your safe space and prepare to hear all about the 4 cent blue eagle airmail stamp

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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 #166. We are looking at the news stories which you may have missed. It is amazing that with virtually nothing going on in today’s news these tidbits were not jumped on by the news media.  (7 minute mark)

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