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Month: July 2014

The Sad Demise of The Stamp Forum at Delphi

The Sad Demise of The Stamp Forum at Delphi

[Disclaimer: My comments are in no way to be construed as criticisms of either Dana or Dennis, the other two moderators over at Delphi. I want to make that clear from the start.] I know that people are talking about this on various philatelic forums, but the real story of what is happening at the Delphi stamp forum, aka “Stamp Collecting Forum” is not being seen, due to the forum host deleting all inquiries and opposing viewpoints and banning everyone…

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Finding a Truly Scarce Stamp in an eBay Collection

Finding a Truly Scarce Stamp in an eBay Collection

As much fun as it is to acquire a rare stamp as a single from a dealer at a stamp show, a brick & mortar stamp shop, or at auction, there’s something absolutely exhilarating about pulling a rare stamp from a collection or bulk lot… it’s a feeling of discovery, a triumph over the wilderness, beating the odds. 😉 I spotted the stamp in the following page (actual eBay image) from a 4-stockbook revenue lot on eBay. Of course the…

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A Nice Little Mixture Find

A Nice Little Mixture Find

I plucked this stamp from an eBay box lot of mostly reds and greens stuffed randomly in glassines, the majority perfin canceled as expected, but even some better ones amongst those. There was enough quantity and enough variety as far as denominations visible in the auction pictures that I figured there might be some sleepers. The stamp is not perfin or cut canceled, but it does have staple holes at center. Regardless, a nice find in any condition; a tough…

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