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I Collect Stamps

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 70+, M 1 Response Jul 17, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    I had a huge stamp collection when I was growing up. My parents even took an interest in it buying grab bags and Harris annual supplements. I learned a lot of geography and world...
    SilverPagan SilverPagan 51-55, M 2 days ago

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    I never really thought of it before as collecting, but it has certainly been there to some degree. Bird photographs and plastic models of birds, for one thing. My huge library...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 1 Response Nov 10

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    Butterflies are very delicate and beautiful creatures. They are appealing because of their vibrant colors and they have the tendency to brighten up a viewer’s mood. There were...
    edr567 edr567 26-30, M Nov 2

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    Just love to venture out one day out of the weekendto a local antique shop and look around. You never know what you might find...certainly a treasure of your liking.I love theme...
    bemyvalentine bemyvalentine 56-60, F 1 Response Nov 9

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    Moreover, I am not a friend collector friend collector. If you have nothing on your profile but a bunch of likes and a bunch of friends and have not shared anything else about...
    PennySterling PennySterling 51-55, T 1 Response Nov 4

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    Here's Another For Your Collection..
    kay0122 kay0122 41-45, F Oct 25

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    I have been told by many friends that I am a walking collection of Deanisms. (For those that don't know, Dean...or Deano...is my nickname...now, use it with respect!) These...
    Ferric67 Ferric67 36-40, M Oct 30

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    I think photos capture a place in time that is unique and to never be seen again. As such I view each photo that I like as once of a kind and enjoy having it in my collection.
    Tomorrowsday Tomorrowsday 26-30, M Oct 30

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    I like to collect heart-shaped rocks : ) I went through a bad heart break & realized I needed to discover what I love in life...and now whenever I'm on a beach or anywhere I look...
    haleyscomet88 haleyscomet88 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 30

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    I know this is one of a unique hobby but its quite an inexpensive play of a child. It was mine! Wherever I went in my childhood I used to collect buttons from there. They were in...
    swan87 swan87 26-30, F Oct 30

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    C’est sans doute la valorisation de cet habitat singulier qui a, depuis une trentaine d’années, attiré le regard des chercheurs. Toutefois, à ce jour, ce sont...
    sperohymp sperohymp 22-25, M Nov 4

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    Yes I am the insect king and when I collect the insects I put them in my mouth or I will cut a hole in my skin and I will let them crawl in the hole
    PrinceofFear PrinceofFear 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 4

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    Collecting sundry jewelry is definitely one of my favorite hobbies just as most of the girls. Look at those shiny little things to express individuality, I even can’t believe...
    Bary88 Bary88 26-30, F Nov 11

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    When i was younger me and my best friend spent most of the summer collecting 'pet' chiggy pigs in a washing up tub his mum let us have *^-^* it was so fun
    mialotta mialotta 16-17, F Nov 15

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    My favorite thing to collect so far, are post cards :) i have 200 from when i was in Paris, and a ton from all different places! Its always fun to find them because there are...
    Foxfish Foxfish 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    I don't understand people who treat others like a collection to their supposed popularity. If you don't value the people that you are surrounded by you are not friends. If you...
    blackrabbit815 blackrabbit815 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    With smiles you conquer, beautiful yet blurry eyes you pierce my soul and I admit, your ever so glowing skin plant sexy thoughts in me. Amazing you are, that's why you are my Angel...
    kay0122 kay0122 41-45, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    "Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what...
    SwanNual SwanNual 22-25, F Oct 25

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    the lighter i feel the deeper i sink i cant drown my demons they know how to swim -BMTH
    LiLkoala LiLkoala 16-17, F Oct 25

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    The Sea is not simply a resource to be exploited, but neither is it simply a resource to be protected. For the sea is not simply a resource. - Alexi Murdoch
    quike23 quike23 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 25

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    "I'm like a mirror. If you laugh, I will laugh with you. If you cry, I will cry with you but if you break me I will make you bleed"
    SAVEtheHER0 SAVEtheHER0 16-17, F Oct 25

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    "There are many, many things to appreciate about a beautiful friendship - especially when that friendship is turning to love."
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 27

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    There Will Be Times in Your Life When You Have To Choose Between Being Loved And Being Respected. Always Pick Being Respected, That Love Without Respect Was Always Fleeting...
    kay0122 kay0122 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 27

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    "Just like our eyes, our hearts have a way of adjusting to the dark"
    Chelsea56 Chelsea56 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 27

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    Love is our True Destiny. We do not find the meaning of Life by ourselves Alone- We find it with Another.. Thomas Merton
    kay0122 kay0122 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 29

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    I have loads! My favourites are Beauty And The Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King and Peter Pan
    HandsomePrince1 HandsomePrince1 16-17, M Oct 29

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    Its my normal habit of reading quotes since I was A CHILD. It never mattered whether I understood them fully or not, but we had this quotation book that I used to read. When I was...
    swan87 swan87 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 30

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    My phone and iPad gets filled up with picture quotes untill i cant save anymore.
    freespiritone freespiritone 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 30

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    When someone shows you who they are believe them!
    Alanis1024 Alanis1024 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 31

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    There is always 3 sides of every story. what he said what' she said and what really went on.
    Alanis1024 Alanis1024 36-40, F Oct 31

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    In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invisible summer. -Albert Camus
    Asia06 Asia06 18-21, F Oct 31

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    When I was little, my grandma gave me all these coins, both old and from different countries... It amazed me, and was something special we had. I love my grandmother, I just wish...
    LoveAndPeace1321 LoveAndPeace1321 18-21, M Nov 1

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    "Freedom is lifes greatest lie" - Forgot 😞
    RogerThat1108 RogerThat1108 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 1

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    "When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace" Jimi Hendrix
    letthemusicbeyourmaster223 letthemusicbeyourmaster223 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 2

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    ' All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost; the old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost, from the ashes a fire shall...
    IRID3SC3NT IRID3SC3NT 13-15, F Nov 2