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09 Apr 2015
09:54:41am
Does anyone know the original source of these metal stamp reproductions? I have only this picture to go by. I presume the metal is silver, but do not know for sure.

Any info appreciated.

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09 Apr 2015
10:20:10am
re: Source of metal stamp reproductions?

There are several makers of these enamel on silver/gold replicas. Any way you can ask the owner to flip one of them over. Sets such as the Metropolitan Collection will have the logo (MC) marked on the back.

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09 Apr 2015
10:20:56am
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Does Hallmark make color replicas on metal?

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09 Apr 2015
10:31:03am
re: Source of metal stamp reproductions?

Are these very collectible? If so, then why aren't the golden replica stamps on cover desirable for those who collect metallic replicas? Does it have something to do with the fact that these retain the original stamp colors?

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09 Apr 2015
12:30:51pm
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Adam31415926 asked,

"Are these very collectible?"



My mother used to joke about her collection of belly button lint, but she wasn't far off about what people collect and what they think is collectible. I think that most stamp collectors prefer to collect stamps that were actually intended for postal use. Some go further, and consider mint stamps to be labels, and only used stamps to be collectible. Some think of used stamp as "damaged" and prefer stamps that look they were just purchased at the post office. Some people collect obviously damaged stamps because they are so inexpensive. I often throw obviously damaged stamps into the paper recycling bin. And in a democracy, this is the way things should be. So, collect what you like. And these metal reproductions are certainly attractive. Hard to mount in an stamp album, though!

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09 Apr 2015
12:48:49pm
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Another thought about "collectibility": Market value, to my mind, has nothing to do with whether a particular stamp or any postal item is "collectible". There are lots of very expensive stamps that I have zero interest in having. And there are some, including many common, dirt-cheap stamps that are so collectible that, well, they're in my collection!

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09 Apr 2015
12:55:24pm
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"Are these very collectible?"



Good points, Bob, but I think it is simpler than that.

If someone wants it, it's collectible.
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10 Apr 2015
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Adam,

there was a strong market for golden replicas. I don't know if it still exists, or not. There is very little secondary market for them, or at least I haven't seen it in any of clubs or bourses i've attended. Why? who knows? I think that mass=-produced material whose sole value lies in its collectibility is subject to greater loss once it leaves the showroom. That is, if it was made solely to be collected, its value lies solely there. I don't think I'm doing a good job explaining myself.

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10 Apr 2015
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"My mother used to joke about her collection of belly button lint, but she wasn't far off about what people collect and what they think is collectible."



Just for comparison...

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10 Apr 2015
11:09:44pm
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nice to see, Kim, especially noting the improved coloration in recent fluff. I hope that wagon hasn't already sailed, cuz I want in.

When you extract fluff, do you use tweezers or tongs or another specialized device. It seems mounting is somewhat, ummm, loose. Organization looks easy, although some might prefer by color or texture. Do you know whether eithe of those affect cost signficantly.

And is Amos involved in catalogue market for this, too.

Does one go to Hobby Lobby for Belly Buttons?

and the erudite name: is it navelatelist? or fluffologist.

does Mint Lint refer to flavor, color, or condition?

God, I hope their bourses don't overlap with the APS show.

I'm hooked (a term which linters borrowed from the knitting crowd, who have very similar fabrics, it seems).

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11 Apr 2015
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That's actually not my lint collection. Notice how well organized and labeled it is. Good thing it's labeled -- somebody might mistake it for a jar of raisins.

Like stamps, we present our collections different. I prefer mine in a ball. I'll take a picture of it on top of a Scott catalog sometime this weekend and post it.

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11 Apr 2015
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My lint collection, on top of a 2015 Scott US Specialized catalog. I was inspired by a dung beetle.

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Sorry to have hijacked this thread...

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Does anyone know the original source of these metal stamp reproductions? I have only this picture to go by. I presume the metal is silver, but do not know for sure.

Any info appreciated.

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Roy

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09 Apr 2015
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re: Source of metal stamp reproductions?

There are several makers of these enamel on silver/gold replicas. Any way you can ask the owner to flip one of them over. Sets such as the Metropolitan Collection will have the logo (MC) marked on the back.

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09 Apr 2015
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re: Source of metal stamp reproductions?

Does Hallmark make color replicas on metal?

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09 Apr 2015
10:31:03am

re: Source of metal stamp reproductions?

Are these very collectible? If so, then why aren't the golden replica stamps on cover desirable for those who collect metallic replicas? Does it have something to do with the fact that these retain the original stamp colors?

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09 Apr 2015
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re: Source of metal stamp reproductions?

Adam31415926 asked,

"Are these very collectible?"



My mother used to joke about her collection of belly button lint, but she wasn't far off about what people collect and what they think is collectible. I think that most stamp collectors prefer to collect stamps that were actually intended for postal use. Some go further, and consider mint stamps to be labels, and only used stamps to be collectible. Some think of used stamp as "damaged" and prefer stamps that look they were just purchased at the post office. Some people collect obviously damaged stamps because they are so inexpensive. I often throw obviously damaged stamps into the paper recycling bin. And in a democracy, this is the way things should be. So, collect what you like. And these metal reproductions are certainly attractive. Hard to mount in an stamp album, though!

Bob
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09 Apr 2015
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re: Source of metal stamp reproductions?

Another thought about "collectibility": Market value, to my mind, has nothing to do with whether a particular stamp or any postal item is "collectible". There are lots of very expensive stamps that I have zero interest in having. And there are some, including many common, dirt-cheap stamps that are so collectible that, well, they're in my collection!

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09 Apr 2015
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re: Source of metal stamp reproductions?

"Are these very collectible?"



Good points, Bob, but I think it is simpler than that.

If someone wants it, it's collectible.
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10 Apr 2015
11:14:46am

re: Source of metal stamp reproductions?

Adam,

there was a strong market for golden replicas. I don't know if it still exists, or not. There is very little secondary market for them, or at least I haven't seen it in any of clubs or bourses i've attended. Why? who knows? I think that mass=-produced material whose sole value lies in its collectibility is subject to greater loss once it leaves the showroom. That is, if it was made solely to be collected, its value lies solely there. I don't think I'm doing a good job explaining myself.

David

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10 Apr 2015
06:31:05pm

re: Source of metal stamp reproductions?

"My mother used to joke about her collection of belly button lint, but she wasn't far off about what people collect and what they think is collectible."



Just for comparison...

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10 Apr 2015
11:09:44pm

re: Source of metal stamp reproductions?

nice to see, Kim, especially noting the improved coloration in recent fluff. I hope that wagon hasn't already sailed, cuz I want in.

When you extract fluff, do you use tweezers or tongs or another specialized device. It seems mounting is somewhat, ummm, loose. Organization looks easy, although some might prefer by color or texture. Do you know whether eithe of those affect cost signficantly.

And is Amos involved in catalogue market for this, too.

Does one go to Hobby Lobby for Belly Buttons?

and the erudite name: is it navelatelist? or fluffologist.

does Mint Lint refer to flavor, color, or condition?

God, I hope their bourses don't overlap with the APS show.

I'm hooked (a term which linters borrowed from the knitting crowd, who have very similar fabrics, it seems).

David

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11 Apr 2015
12:18:46am

re: Source of metal stamp reproductions?

That's actually not my lint collection. Notice how well organized and labeled it is. Good thing it's labeled -- somebody might mistake it for a jar of raisins.

Like stamps, we present our collections different. I prefer mine in a ball. I'll take a picture of it on top of a Scott catalog sometime this weekend and post it.

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khj

11 Apr 2015
02:41:51pm

re: Source of metal stamp reproductions?

My lint collection, on top of a 2015 Scott US Specialized catalog. I was inspired by a dung beetle.

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Sorry to have hijacked this thread...

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