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I Collect Stamps

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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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    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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    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 66-70, M 1 Response Jul 17, 2011

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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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    My knife collection isn't much, but you got to start somewhere. I got a montana state multi tool pocket knife a year or two ago. It is very similar to what macgyver would use...
    stewartgreen stewartgreen 18-21, M 23 hrs ago

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    I have loved books ever since I was in the fourth grade and could check them out at the school library. They were a wonder for me living out on the stark and lonely prairies of the...
    paleryder paleryder 51-55, M Apr 20

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    I collect bells from all over the United States, from all sorts of time periods. Whatever I can find, I put in my collection. I especially love the ones with pure, sharp rings. My...
    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 22

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    I write as well as collect inspiring forms of writing. One book I bought many years ago is a collection of quotes that I love and each quote is paired with the most adorable animal...
    blankcheck4urhart blankcheck4urhart 36-40, F 4 days ago

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    I am an avid gardener and collect rare hostas and tree peonies
    tracylyon73 tracylyon73 36-40, F 4 Responses Apr 13

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    I have been collecting dolls and sculptures since I was a little girl. Here is a glass sculpture painted with gold and blue. It is a textured glass carousel that can spin and...
    blankcheck4urhart blankcheck4urhart 36-40, F Apr 20

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    Here is one of my favorite collectibles - angels. I like porcelain, glass, plastic, ethnic, fairies, character traits, you name it. 
    blankcheck4urhart blankcheck4urhart 36-40, F Apr 20

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    Life is a series of natural and spontaneous change. Don't resist them - that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward to whatever way they...
    silverfox54 silverfox54 61-65, F 3 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    Here's my latest addition. I got the CD back in September but thought I just had to have it on vinyl too.Aphex Twin - Syro
    AniaTokumei AniaTokumei 16-17, T Apr 4

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    Hey , Namaste and wam greeting , I am today sharing my personal difficulties. I am a high school student form Nepal My brother & i m single orphan & poor My brother have one...
    sujan12 sujan12 18-21 Apr 5

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    Hey , Namaste and wam greeting , I am today sharing my personal difficulties to all of you who is going through this post right now. I am a high school student form country Nepal...
    sujan12 sujan12 18-21 1 Response Apr 5

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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.
    nakednudist nakednudist 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    "(Nigel) Farage revels in his blokey image and jokey approach – but there is nothing funny about his politics or his party". ~ Ian Birrell in 'The Independent on Sunday'
    supersnipe supersnipe 56-60, M Apr 6

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    It takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, and a day to love them, but it takes an entire lifetime to forget them. Oscar Wilde Your not with me in...
    thomasxoxo thomasxoxo 18-21, M Apr 6

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    "Sometimes all u need is someone stringer than u to push back when u push. To grab u shake u and tell u to 'snap the F*uck out of it'. And then tell u 'its going to be ok. im here...
    WickedlilAngel WickedlilAngel 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    "Love is the absence of judgment." - Dalai Lama
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    "In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act." - George Orwell
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    "Don't be in a hurry to condemn because he doesn't do what you do or think as you think or as fast. There was a time when you didn't know what you know today."- Malcolm X
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 11

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    “Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming...
    aubreylovell aubreylovell 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    Mainly song lyrics from my favorite band, Good Riddance: "Hatred is the stillborn child of ignorance and boredom." "It's the simple disappointments and the great mistakes that...
    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F Apr 13

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    "Spiteful words can hurt your feelings, but silence breaks your heart." - Mother Teresa
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 15

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    "If the safety catch doesn't *catch*, it'd look great, but you could only do it once". Alice Cooper, on the guillotine used in his stage act, circa 1973.
    supersnipe supersnipe 56-60, M Apr 15

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    "No one dies a virgin, life ***** us all." -Kurt Cobain.
    Kailenalovesyou Kailenalovesyou 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    There's even an if in life.
    Kailenalovesyou Kailenalovesyou 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 16

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    Living by the sea, I spent many happy hours doing this! Also looking for lucky stones with holes through them :)
    SlushyAseSparkles SlushyAseSparkles 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 16

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    "This is a remarkable audience even by the left-wing standards of the BBC". UKIP candidate Nigel Farage turns on his audience-and his hosts-during a televised debate on 16th April...
    supersnipe supersnipe 56-60, M Apr 17

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    "Distance doesn't kill a relationship. Doubts do."
    SweetcakesJr SweetcakesJr 13-15, F Apr 17

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    Everything will be okay in the end, if it's not okay then it's not the end."
    saritahaj saritahaj 16-17, F Apr 17

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    "The circumstances of ones birth is irrelevant, it's what one does with the miracle of life what makes who you are" MewTwo
    keyvincroft keyvincroft 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 17

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    Since we cannot change reality, let us change the eyes which see reality- Nikos Kazantzakis.
    Danceofhours Danceofhours 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 17

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