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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 have been collecting movies for around 35 years. Most are from the 50,s, 60's or before. I spent a lot of time overseas while in the military. Watch crap or watch good movies...
    OhioSissy OhioSissy 51-55, M 17 hrs ago

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    Books. I mean to read them but I usually don't so they're just a collection on shelves now.
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    I love my plastic pants. After some time when they get nice and slippery I like to walk around and feel the sensation. I have quite a collection and the tighter the better!
    idotoo idotoo 46-50 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    "Who did not fall cannot rise" - Fedor Emelianenko
    archknight archknight 22-25, M Jul 16

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    "Love consists in this - that two solitudes meet, embrace, and protect each other." - Rilke
    DaveCthulhu DaveCthulhu 41-45, M Jul 15

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    I have a thousand or so. One of my favorites: "Many men go fishing all their lives without knowing it is not fish they are looking for." - Thoreau
    DaveCthulhu DaveCthulhu 41-45, M Jul 15

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    Positivity, motivation, peace, support, happiness, and love. Negativity or looking back to the past doesn't help anybody move forward. To stop complaining about life, start with...
    mutewords mutewords 18-21 Jul 15

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    "If I had to choose between breathing and loving you I would use my last breath to tell you I love you." - DeAnna Anderson
    TrappedInAWonderland TrappedInAWonderland 18-21, F Jul 14

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    "I had learned from years experience with men, that a man really desires a thing so deeply that he is willing to stake his entire future on a single turn of the wheel in order to...
    drooniedat drooniedat 36-40 Jul 14

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    This is yet another one of my obsessions. It started with my father. Then I inherited his collection and it went from there.
    BDos BDos 18-21, M Jul 13

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    Everytime I get a chance, I ask for example a homeless person to share something he/she thinks is important.
    NutellaOchLakrits NutellaOchLakrits 70+, F Jul 12

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    life becomes so much clearer when your in love- John Lennon
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 12

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    Sometimes you have to forget what's gone, appreciate what remains, and look forward to what's coming next.
    SunshineH13 SunshineH13 22-25, F Jul 12

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    The second-hand bookshop. This is where the truly used, abused, and forgotten end up. I find myself splurging about twice a year at these affairs, and it is among my guilty...
    iCuriousBabe iCuriousBabe 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 12

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    "Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it." --- Gautama Buddha
    FollowMyLead FollowMyLead 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 11

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    A set back is a set up for a come back. said it best by Ali
    Ellis1993 Ellis1993 18-21, M Jul 11

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    I am here to make friends and chat with like minded people. If you are unwilling to communicate then don't waste mine or your time.
    michelley1999 michelley1999 18-21, F 8 Responses Jul 11

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    I collect antiques. I like to find a piece that is so banged up, anyone else would think it's trash. I repurpose or fix up what I collect. Hopefully a business is in my future?! :D...
    Beth965 Beth965 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    you can't make homes out of human beings someone should have already told you that Warsan Shire
    XxLionHeartxX XxLionHeartxX 18-21 Jul 11

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    I collect anything that has cute animals on it. My favorite is rabbit but bunny are so much cuter! I do love plush and design of animals. Furry ones. Dolphins are cute too. ☺️
    KawaiiShiroUsagi KawaiiShiroUsagi 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 10

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    I collect anything Mickey Mouse related! I take pride in having as much as I do, even if it isn't too big of a collection yet!
    QuietWord QuietWord 13-15, F Jul 10

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    PERFUME SAMPLES because they smell good! ( 110 in my collection) DUM-DUM wrappers, FOIL Wrapped chocolate wrappers, and GUM WRAPPERS! (too many to count! I love candy!) I don't...
    QuietWord QuietWord 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
    ZeroShift ZeroShift 18-21, M Jul 10

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    You used to be my cup of tea. I drink coffee now
    PiecesOfPeace PiecesOfPeace 18-21, F Jul 9

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    "I want him DEAD, I want his family DEAD, I want his house burned to the GROUND. I wanna go there in the middle of the night and I wanna PI.SS ON HIS ASHES." -The Untouchables
    FleshEatingBacteria FleshEatingBacteria 18-21, M Jul 9

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    Anyone know what kind this is?
    XxLionHeartxX XxLionHeartxX 18-21 1 Response Jul 9

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    everything we go through Is a learning experience despite how it turns out. In the end what matters is that you're here to tell the story and that you learn from each other and...
    kt807 kt807 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    I'd love to see some of your collections? Just curious what you classify as beautiful
    MilkyCowCow MilkyCowCow 18-21, F 3 Responses