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I Collect Stamps

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I want to collect Barbies and Fashion dolls. When I was a child I had a few collectors edition Holiday Barbies. Now I have to wait until my boys are older so they won't destroy my...
    Februarychic Februarychic 31-35, F Jul 15

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    I've collected them since I was young. Just different kinds, if I found something I liked, I'd bring it home. My favorite was finding amber or agates, totally amazing to me. Now I...
    UltraCerulean UltraCerulean 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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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...
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    Ep is about being yourself , about honesty, about creating a profile that would mostly resemble your profile in reality. Thats how you can share experiences help others or be...
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    For about a year now I've been collecting Pocket knives. It's a very fun hobby that is very addicting. There are so many knife companies, Different blade steels and shapes. I love...
    Nick54 Nick54 18-21, M Jul 17

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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...
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    Have you ever known a man who makes it his hobby to collect women?
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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...
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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...
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    -It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye. -You try, You fail, You try You fail, But the real failure is when you stop...
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    Fall in love with someone who deserves your heart... not someone who plays with it....
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    "You are all about her and she is all about her"
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    "Beauty doesn't last forever, but a beautiful personality does."
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    "I was going to buy a copy of 'The Power of Positive Thinking', and then I thought: what good what that do?" -- Ronnie Shakes
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    Nothing compares to a beautiful conversation with a beautiful mind.
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    I would love to pose for someone to take my pics out and about it would be one more of my fantasies made real . If anyone can do this they would make me very happy.
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    "You can only grow by letting go" <3
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    “When you show yourself to the world and display your talents, you naturally stir all kinds of resentment, envy, and other manifestations of insecurity... you cannot spend your...
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    Be royal in your own fashion: Act like a Queen to be treated.
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    Before you say something, stop and think how you'd feel if someone said it to you...
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    Walking alone is not "Difficult" but when we walked a mile with someone then... Coming back alone is Difficult!!
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    We spend our days waiting for the ideal path to appear before us, but what we forget is that paths are made by walking not by waiting.
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    Did you not tell them that they were the LORDS chips? Hey! Save me a piece of that corn! How did you get down here so fast? Secret tunnels.
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    "Don't blame people for disappointing to you, blame yourself for expecting too much from them."
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    Knowing the right questions is better than knowing all the right answers....
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    “It’s always surprising to me how many young women think they have to be perfect. I rarely meet a young man who doesn’t think he already is.” Hillary Clinton
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    “I never change, I simply become more myself”
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    my personal bible is 1845 my oldest book is 1717
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    "No matter what happens, no matter how far you seem to be away from where you want to be, never stop believing that you will somehow make it. Have an unrelenting belief that things...
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    “the best kind of people are the ones that come into your life, and make you see the sun where you once saw clouds, the people that believe in you so much, you start to believe...
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    Those who don't believe in magic will never find it .. :)) - Road dahl
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    "And God said "love your enemy" & I obeyed Him and loved myself. - Kahlil Gibran
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    "I wish I was beautiful or at least wise, but I'm simply just mad and violent"- Courtney Love
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    "Friendship that flows from the heart cannot be frozen by adversity, as the water that flows from the spring cannot congeal in winter."
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    Happy people do a lot of things. They spend time expressing gratitude, cultivating optimism, practicing kindness, nurturing loving relationships, committing to meaningful goals...
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    It's not about how much you do, but how much love you put into what you do that counts. - Mother Teresa
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