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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 collect coins as a hobby, well use to I still do when I find a good one but most my they set collecting dust, but for the professional collectors out there what would you value...
    ECrierie ECrierie 16-17, M Dec 1

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    You can now Buy Quality Gifts and Collectables Online from the comfort of your home and have them shipped almost anywhere in the world. Established in October of 2014...
    edr567 edr567 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 2

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    I collect and make my own tobacco pipes. My collection consists of a Native American peace pipe, 4 wooden pipes of the bowl-stem shape, a couple using solid redwood and the others...
    beatingdepression beatingdepression 22-25, M Dec 6

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    I collect mushrooms! I don't have a huge collection right now (~20 specimens), but I hope to grow it when it warms up in the spring.
    liveit0ut liveit0ut 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 8

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    Ever since i was a young girl i was fascinated by perfume bottles(the intricate designs ,shapes, sizes,colours)and most definitely the fragrance they possessed. Which is possibly...
    ira01 ira01 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Been doing it for a while now :) I have a huge collection of gemstones. Not rings though haha
    JEJ2259 JEJ2259 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 4

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    I love inspirational quotes on tumblr, pinterest etc. I have a small collection of ones I resonate with on my tumblr, and when I feel disheartened or discouraged, I look at them...
    spacepixie spacepixie 26-30, F Dec 7

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    Please don't add me if you are not going to talk to me and get to know me. I do not collect friends just to have them in my friend list. I like to interact and get to know people.
    SexyBellyButton80 SexyBellyButton80 31-35, F 9 Responses Dec 8

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    I don't really collect them, but I do like them a lot. My favorite Christmas decorations by far
    viperman viperman 31-35, M Dec 9

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    This is the 3rd year I have collected money for a charity supporting research into heart disease. Last weekend at one house a young boy around 3 or 4 years old answered the door...
    Ozdharma Ozdharma 56-60, M 1 Response Dec 9

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    One thing of many that I collect is names. I always forget, so I decided to start writing them down. Then I lost the paper, then I found the paper in the place where I keep...
    3naturespice3 3naturespice3 22-25 4 days ago

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    Affectionately known as plush passes~ after losing my goCard (oysterCard thing) and becoming constantly paranoid of its replacement's whereabouts, I bought one of these that clips...
    3naturespice3 3naturespice3 22-25 4 days ago

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    Started my collection. Looking forward to continuing!
    Sophilu Sophilu 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Never be afraid to fall apart because it is an opportunity to rebuild yourself the way you wish you had been all along.
    justbelieve justbelieve 26-30, F Nov 28

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    "One of the most courageous decisions you will ever make is to finally let go of whatever is hurting your heart and soul." ?Brigitte Nicole
    DamienBodie DamienBodie 18-21 1 Response Nov 28

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    "Many casual comforts of today are commercialized miracles of yesterday." - Me once more :)
    RickMason RickMason 16-17, M Nov 29

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    I love antique books, I bought one
    WonderinginWV WonderinginWV 13-15, F Nov 29

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    I want to have a MEGA library in my home all antique and original books!😍😍
    WonderinginWV WonderinginWV 13-15, F Nov 29

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    "And if you don't drink 56 bottles of water a week, many doctors say at the end of the week you should get a garden hose and shove it up your ***." -Lewis Black
    ChiMasta ChiMasta 16-17, F Nov 29

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    Of my poopy and pee interests, I have 200+ photos, 20+ videos, oh.man if only I could share it with you guys :( especially the videos. Anywhere can I share em? I have epicly tons...
    ZADoubleMesser ZADoubleMesser 22-25, F 9 Responses Nov 29

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    "She didn't say it, I only thought she said it. So really it was my thought, my words, and not hers. How could I confuse 'I love you' with 'May I take your order?' " - Jarod Kintz
    Asia06 Asia06 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 29

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    "He had a new girl, and I told him she looked like Marilyn Monroe. He smiled because he thought I meant she was beautiful, and I smiled because I meant she looked like a corpse...
    Asia06 Asia06 18-21, F Nov 30

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    This one is from an unnamed Ep post concerning the wife who left, a Freudian slip, perhaps: "I was broken hatred" :)) And this one from the same post referring to the man's...
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M Nov 30

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    How many hippies does it take to screw in a light bulb ? Hippies don't screw in light bulbs , They screw in dirty sleeping bags.
    Johndoe10000 Johndoe10000 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 30

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    you all stare but you'll never see there's something inside of me
    teddy714 teddy714 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 30

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    stop your bitching and fight your way through it
    teddy714 teddy714 13-15, M Nov 30

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    my heart is just to dark to care, I can't destroy what isn't there
    teddy714 teddy714 13-15, M Nov 30

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    you break yourself against my stones and spit your pity in my soul, you never needed any help, you sold me out to save yourself
    teddy714 teddy714 13-15, M Nov 30

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    and I won't listen to your shame, you ran away your all the same
    teddy714 teddy714 13-15, M Nov 30

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    Real men keep their word.  
    TheDimJoker TheDimJoker 13-15, M Nov 30

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    so save your breath I will not care, I think I made it very clear you couldn't hate enough to love is that suppose to be enough, I only wish u weren't my friend, so I could hurt...
    teddy714 teddy714 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 30

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    “mountains know the secrets we need to learn, that it might take time, it might be hard, but if you just hold on long enough, you will find the strength to rise up.” - Tyler...
    vikiii vikiii 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 1

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    'Addicted to bettering myself' It may be a short quote but it's one of the ones that motivates me the most :)
    Hellabear Hellabear 18-21, F Dec 1

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    “To know what you’re going to draw, you have to begin drawing.” Pablo Picasso
    izzypie izzypie 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 1

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    "Often in the afternoon he would sit before the blindfolded camel that drove the mill as it walked perpetually in circles -- patient, doggedly persistent in the illusion that it...
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M Dec 1