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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    It's one of my little known things with my friends I started when I was about 7 when my family would send me stamps from there holidays. I don't have as much time now but I keep...
    bethbunny bethbunny 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 6

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    I think everybody has a collection of one thing of another.  I've been collecting lingerie for many years.  I have a huge collection of vintage nightgowns.  This pic...
    silkydrawers silkydrawers 46-50 6 days ago

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    Its stunning lingerie, the buttefly effect collection now available, I checked them out and they are just awesome ladies, try it out, Tailormade for all the beautiful ladies...
    HotMomShaama HotMomShaama 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 30

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    A good article, you can tell from containing quotable insight on its own, often much better than what passes for quotations on the sites that collect them. I said I should post...
    Faust76 Faust76 36-40, M Sep 25

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    Ill buy them! Need some extra cash? its fast and easy and 100% private for my own collection. I like women of all shapes and sizes im not picky :) message me for details!
    NaughtybyNature24 NaughtybyNature24 18-21, M Sep 28

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    I collect seashells ☺️ they make me feel so much at home when I'm away at college
    jennaharvey jennaharvey 18-21, F Oct 2

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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...
    ozroller ozroller 51-55, M 1 Response Oct 3

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    Mists of Pandora in the center cheap fifa 15 coins of an edition change of the lack of 1.3 thousand gamers, Globe of Globe of war craft gamers led to a big conversation. 10...
    ykqlm ykqlm 26-30, M Oct 5

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    Thought I share a ten list of collection would love to have. 1- Every Oscar Nominated Movie 2- Every Walt Disney Movie 3- Everything About Stevie King(Movies, Books, Posters ect...
    BigRalphie74 BigRalphie74 36-40, M Oct 5

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    Me and one of my friends as kids we decided to go out back behind our school into the woods and explore and we came across a bunch of old bottles. We grabbed them and put them in...
    AzureTiger AzureTiger 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I have quite the arsenal of nerf guns, and since I don't know anyone else who also plays with them - I keep them for my own personal enjoyment. I sometimes go through Toys R Us to...
    gl81274 gl81274 36-40, M 3 days ago

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    had posted all this in an entry I ended up deleting but posting it again. - No one wants someone who flirts with everyone. - Best relationship advice: Don't do anything you...
    becarae becarae 26-30, F Sep 25

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    "In romance, we feel the need to zoom in and expound on our partner's foibles in intimate detail; in friendship, we tend to do the opposite, avoiding confrontation through fear...
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    sayings
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    I bought a crosley record player from the US, where i live the electricity is 240v and adaptor was 110v, when i plugged it in it worked for like 10 seconds and then it stopped, i...
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    There is nothing wrong with the love of Beauty. But Beauty-unless she is wed to something more meaningful-is always superficial -Donna Tartt
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    Q. How many Muslim extremists will it take to destroy America? A. None, American Liberals can do it all by themselves, thank you. Jimmy Carter
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    “A man's heart is a wretched, wretched thing. It isn't like a mother's womb. It won't bleed. It won't stretch to make room for you.” ― Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid...
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    “never try to understand a girl: either you go crazy or fall in love with her.” ― Smita Kaushik, The Girl I Last Loved Not true, you could also do both, I suppose.
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    “We need, in love, to practice only this: letting each other go. For holding on comes easily; we do not need to learn it.” Rainer Maria Rilke
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    I was ******* my secretary up the arse when my wife walked in. She said, "You can't do this to me!" I said, "I know... that's why I'm doing it to her." Woody Allen
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    How many Irishmen does it take to change a light bulb ? Eleven. One to hold the bulb and 10 to drink until the room spins! Brat Pitt
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    "To go fast in life you travel alone, but to go far in life, you travel with others." --Anon
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    Victor Hugo: Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.
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    I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over and...
    khewster khewster 31-35, F Sep 28

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    becarae becarae 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 28

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    I am not exactly sure what it is about them. I just love them and I have over 100 Lighthouses in some form in my room.
    HONAW HONAW 41-45, M Sep 29

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    A judge walks out of his chambers laughing his head off. A colleague approaches him and asks why he is laughing. "I just heard the funniest joke in the world!" "Well, go ahead...
    Johndoe10000 Johndoe10000 46-50, M Sep 29

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    Charm is... a way of getting the answer yes without having asked any clear question. Albert Camus
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 1 Response Sep 29

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    Marriage is neither heaven nor hell ; it is simply purgatory. Abraham Lincoln
    KnightMoves KnightMoves 46-50, M 3 Responses Sep 29

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    “Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.” “There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former...
    Faust76 Faust76 36-40, M Sep 29

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    I have some coins from The Netherlands, Scotland and a lot of Canada dollars. I have 2 £ 2 coins 2 Olympic loonies the Boreal forest too is, 2 toonies from 2012 and a toonie form...
    Balloonboy33 Balloonboy33 26-30, M Sep 29

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    "I never believe much in happiness. I never believe in misery either. Those are things you see on the stage or the screen or the printed pages, they never really happen to you in...
    izzypie izzypie 36-40, F Sep 30

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    Two quotes from Richard Bachman's short story 'Rage' which I love. "They give me custard and I hate it, but I eat it just the same. They think I like it. So I have a secret again...
    DaughterGone DaughterGone 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 1

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    “A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” ― George Bernard Shaw “My experience of life is that it is not...
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