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I Collect Stamps

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    Lost Interest

    Well, used to. I have this big book full of them. All very pretty. I think the book's on my shelf now, I haven't touched it for a few months now. Other things got in the way and I lost most of my interest in it.
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F Mar 20, 2008

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    Started When I Was A Kid...

    The first stamps I received to start my collection were from my paternal grandmother. I instantly fell in love with the hobby! Ever since then, I collected every envelope, post card, and scrap of paper with a stamp on it to add to my collection. As I aged, and started to earn...
    ChillDread ChillDread 36-40 May 1, 2012

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    Selling.

    Guys I am a 23 year old guy from Chennai,India. I have been collecting stamps since my childhood and i have about 1000-1200 of them. I am selling off my whole collection as i have got a seat in a university in Italy. I wont be able to continue my hobby there. So interested buyers...
    rambojohn93 rambojohn93 26-30, M Mar 7, 2012

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    About Me - An Introduction

     7/31/2009   Stamp collecting, the king of hobbies and the hobby of kings, is also a laughable hobby and an embarrassing confession for many of us.   My collection is mostly tucked away in a closet.  Some of it is in a plastic storage bin in the basement...
    carolouise carolouise 56-60, F Jul 31, 2009

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    2013 Chinese Snake Year Stamps

    The 2013 Stamps of Chinese Snake Year started to sole on 5th,Jan. up to 8th,Jan the price of the stamp raised 20 times In fact there are many other country public the Stamps to celeberate the Snake year, if you like to see these stamps. pls visit my blog. I am too lazy to make...
    cookiekong cookiekong 31-35, F Jan 18, 2013

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    An Update

     Welcome ZombieKitty.  It’s great to read a new story here.  Your avatar caught my eye, because I love Hello Kitty.  I recently acquired two used Hello Kitty postage stamps from Japan at a meeting of my local stamp club.  One has a pink background...
    carolouise carolouise 56-60, F 1 Response Oct 20, 2009

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    Scented Stamp Peach Blossom

    2013-Mar-16, China publiced the peach blossom stamps with the flower scent. Since the stamp with scent is not a new product in the world , but this is the fist publishment of scented stamp in China , the value of the stamps is ttl  RMB13.90 12 stype of the peach blossom...
    cookiekong cookiekong 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 14, 2013

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    Stamp Of PSY Gangnam Style

    Since the song and dance of PSY Gangnam Style was popular all over the world, The Korean Post Office published the Stamp on Feb 18,2013. Would you like to collect them? ************************************************** Recommend Story: Fishing In Ocean EP Link Lanshowcase...
    cookiekong cookiekong 31-35, F Mar 1, 2013

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    Just First Day Issues Now

    But I used to collect United States stamps and stamps from around the world. I still have them, but I focus more on First Day Issues. I enjoy the history of older stamps. I also enjoy the communication by snail mail I have to do, in order to get a First Day issue stamp sent to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Oct 19, 2009

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    Collected Them - But Then Used Them For Postage.

    I sort of got interested just because my Dad worked at the Post Office. But collecting first day stamps and commemoratives got to be a bigger deal for me when I was courting my first wife back before e-mail existed. We were about 500 miles apart and our courtship lasted about a...
    CFOM CFOM 70+, M 1 Response Jul 17, 2011

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    I used to collect stamps

    as a kid and I continued off and on as an adult. The last year or so I have really gotten things organized and I am really enjoying the hobby-like I did as a kid.
    volgonrule volgonrule 46-50, M Feb 12

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    Started As A Time Burner..

    Became a fun hobby. Since starting 6 years ago, I have amassed quite a collection. My specialty areas are as follows: Ships/Boats Planes/Space Craft Butterflies Tuberculosis/Malaria stamps Popes Stamps on Stamps Middle East (esp. Turkey, Iraq, Egypt...
    PrairieDog71 PrairieDog71 41-45, M Jun 11, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    I collect games and i know this is insane but im currently at 3415 games. The reason i know that is i keep a database of them. Its also a hobby of mine, i call it the dorkabase lol...
    shinjorai shinjorai 36-40, M Aug 2

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    Ever since I was of grammar school age I loved learning, and I come from a traditional two parent home where my father worked and my mother stayed home. Both of my parents had the...
    PaleRyder PaleRyder 51-55, M Aug 7

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    Started collecting the original Motown singles around twenty years ago. Some I'm amazed at! To me they are a part of something I grew up with. Ran into a girl recently at a record...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Aug 10

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    Ive always been fascinated by different flags both past and present. so starting in grade 6 ive built up a collection of different flags currently at 50+ countries right now and...
    zim93boy zim93boy 18-21, M Jul 27

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    I have a large collection of swords already i am going to have the widest and rarest collection possible I already have some pretty rare swords
    Unsettledteen Unsettledteen 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 6

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    My CD collection is my favourite thing. I love it so much. I'm always working on it and feel a strong sense of pride when I have every cd that a band or artist has released. It...
    smurfinaround smurfinaround 16-17, F Jul 25

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    Have you ever known a man who makes it his hobby to collect women?
    SoliloquyAside SoliloquyAside 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 26

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    ○ him England collective cramps, showing the importance of the doctor's.○ This doctor before playing drinking twenty-two?○ England team doctor injured FIFA 14 Coins in Italy...
    fifacoins123 fifacoins123 22-25, F Jul 29

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    One of the things i really look forward to when going to beaches, is the myraid of sea shells am exposed to, i look for the ones which will have sea shells, i dont go to the...
    swatster swatster 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 29

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    I just like to collect pictures from the internet and just keep them cause sometimes, some of those picture makes me smile :)
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M Aug 1

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    I have 6 so far, which are a Swiss army knife (huntsman model) , Leatherman wingman, a black tactical balisong, an enlan folder with wooden scales, a gerber ripstop 1, and a...
    Bassmasters Bassmasters 13-15, M Aug 8

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    I collect heavy metal vinyl
    InSolitude13 InSolitude13 26-30, M Aug 10

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    I really wanted to collect make up i I don't know where to start. I want to buy but its too expensive :(
    23mil23 23mil23 18-21, F Aug 11

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    Oh, I know EXACTLY what I'm doing by collecting all these groups... $_$
    ThatAwkwardPanda ThatAwkwardPanda 13-15 Aug 13

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    I remember when I was at high school, i used to collect a lot of quotes i found on books i read. One of them i recall now is about mother-in-laws. "The mother-in-laws are like...
    mag7rnd mag7rnd 36-40, F a week ago

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    Right now my the jewels of my collection are my Spyderco 911 Rescue with steel from the World Trade Center's South Tower imbedded in the handle. 2 William Henry Knives limited...
    Khaytor Khaytor 36-40, M a week ago

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    I fancy myself a collector of people. I think I'm able to have friends in the sense that they must entertain me in one way or another or be interesting in some facet of their...
    TheKidDownTheStreet TheKidDownTheStreet 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    “you'll need coffee shops and sunsets and road trips, airplanes and passports and new songs and old songs, but people more than anything else, you will need other people and you...
    vikiii vikiii 22-25, F Jul 22

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    Never Argue with a girl who types faster than you... LOL
    shanaiya24 shanaiya24 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    “maybe it’s not about the length of time you’ve known someone; maybe it’s about instant recognition on an unconscious level, our souls know each other.” - S.E. Hall.
    vikiii vikiii 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    One way to remember who you are is to remember who your heroes are.Steve Jobs.
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    "Patience and fortitude conquer all things." ─Ralph Waldo Emerson
    1cuddlyguy 1cuddlyguy 31-35, M Jul 23

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    I have monsters in the closet by mayday parade and I got two free CDS yesterday at warped tour. I want to buy all of mayday parade, all time low, fall out boy and you me at six Cds...
    PanicAtTheDiscount PanicAtTheDiscount 13-15, F Jul 23

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    Diplomacy is the art of saying "Nice, Doggie..." until you can find a rock.
    EruIluvatar EruIluvatar 70+, F Jul 24

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    I don't want the world to see me Cause I don't think that they'd understand When everything's made to be broken I just want you to know who I am..
    Starz93 Starz93 18-21, F Jul 24

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    "Experience, that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn". C. S. Lewis This quote has applied to my life more than any other I've read
    visionofvenus visionofvenus 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 25

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    I guess this is why most of the debates (not just on the internet) end up without a result. You cannot approach people who think differently with reason and logic if they don't...
    RickMason RickMason 16-17, M Jul 25

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    Okay loves here's my newest edit. I'm trying out song lyrics instead and it turns it way better.
    BrokenBellaBixtch BrokenBellaBixtch 13-15, F Jul 25

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    “some nights i wonder if the stars watch us the same way we watch them, other nights i think of you, and i'm sure of it.” - Beau Taplin.
    vikiii vikiii 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 26

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    The tender friendships one gives up, on parting, leave their bite on the heart, but also a curious feeling of a treasure somewhere buried. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Southern Mail...
    mintybear2 mintybear2 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 26

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    "People cry not because they're weak, but because they've been strong for too long".
    TheLongestFrickinUsernameOnEp TheLongestFrickinUsernameOnEp 18-21, M Jul 27

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    It is always wise to get rid of toxic people. Those people will only bring you down. Stay strong people and know you deserve better.
    sapphire601 sapphire601 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 27

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    "Unless you puke, faint, or die, keep going .. 👍😄 -Jillian michaels
    Dimforest Dimforest 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 27

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    Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness. George Orwell.
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 27

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    “Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.” — Rumi
    AnnySunshine AnnySunshine 22-25, F Jul 28

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