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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I started collecting coins as a kid when my Grandmother gave me some mint state quarters. I especially love pennies. I have a penny from every year of the 20th century, 1900-2000...
    Katzenliebhaber Katzenliebhaber 26-30, F 7 hrs ago

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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...
    neverendingfairytale2 neverendingfairytale2 36-40, F Apr 29

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    Just kinda fun I guess, I started snooping at fragrances that my mom had when I was a kid. She has Avon Moonwind, Christian Dior Poison, Lancôme Midnight Noir (as a set...
    4NeonFun 4NeonFun 18-21, F May 12

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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 May 3

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    It looks like a hell of a lot of fun to collect the Mimi's and build and paint them. I really like the Necrons and the Adeptus Mechanicus. But I'm trying to save up for a car and...
    ToxicTurtle ToxicTurtle 13-15, M May 4

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    I like to collect quotes these days and it's kinda been fun!!! I have taken it a step further and started writing my own now lol
    toniyl toniyl 36-40, F 1 Response May 9

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    I collect Comics And Comic Themed Merchandise.
    aclockworkmegan aclockworkmegan 13-15, F 3 Responses May 12

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    I collect old consoles and old games.
    dannycool2013 dannycool2013 16-17, M May 13

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    I collect old electric fans. I've been doing it since I can remember .. I've got over 250 of them.
    mdh1973 mdh1973 41-45, M 1 Response May 13

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    i collect vintage stuff .
    kayehey kayehey 13-15, F May 14

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    whenever i see quotes and words of wisdom that are uplifting and inspiring, i write them on my notebook. it's pretty cool i have lots of them now and reading them refreshes my mind...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 15

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    I Collect Angles Crosses and things with MY And MY boys birtbstones.
    Nebmom2 Nebmom2 41-45, F 1 Response May 15

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    Lately I've been collecting mugs and other cool and strange knick knacks. While cleaning at my grandparents house I just found one of those boon mugs with my grandpa's name on it...
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F 1 Response May 16

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    Im so obsses of perfumes i collect and yse it . I want to smell good all the time. Different scents everyday depends on my mood. Smelling good keep my bad day away . Lol
    Libragirl73 Libragirl73 41-45, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have a collection off smurf things
    ChloeValintina ChloeValintina 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Anybody else collect teapots and teacups??? Lol
    roxy20122929292 roxy20122929292 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    The other thing I collect shells from the beach though living in London I don't get to the beach as much as I'd like to any more
    ChloeValintina ChloeValintina 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    How you respond to failing says more about you as a person than your successes do. - DIY Network
    neverendingfairytale2 neverendingfairytale2 36-40, F 13 hrs ago

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    When I met you, flowers started growing in the darkest parts of my mind.
    Itsnotareligion Itsnotareligion 22-25, F 12 hrs ago

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    "After 20 years you will be more disappointed by the things that you did not do than the ones you did ". Mark Twain.
    Noha4 Noha4 18-21, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    happiness is not a certain set of circumstances it's a certain set of attitudes. I love this quote
    BloodyINSaNITY BloodyINSaNITY 13-15, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer. Mahatma Gandhi
    Camouflage Camouflage 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 25

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    "I was eating a restaurant and I saw an unfinished plate of grilled fish on the table next to me. Left over and left behind. I don't know why, but I thought to myself, 'That fish...
    splatteredink splatteredink 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 25

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    True healing will always Begin with your thoughts. Master your thoughts and You will master your life. ~Buddha
    silverfox54 silverfox54 61-65, F 1 Response Apr 27

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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."
    Itsnotareligion Itsnotareligion 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 28

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    “Do not let another day go by where your dedication to other people’s opinions is greater than your dedication to your own emotions!” ~ Steve Maraboli
    Isabellas35 Isabellas35 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 30

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    Love this ! “In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take, relationships we were afraid to have, and the decisions we waited too long to make. ” ~Unknown
    Isabellas35 Isabellas35 36-40, F 2 Responses May 1

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    “In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they would actually change their minds and you never...
    Fluffystuff Fluffystuff 18-21, F 2 Responses May 1

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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 1 Response May 3

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    i have about 16,816 hot wheels cars
    Shelbywar Shelbywar 36-40, F 1 Response May 5

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    The greatest lesson I've learn in life is that I still have a lot to learn.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses