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hblairh
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10 Sep 2015
10:53:45pm
Hi all,
I have stopped by a few times to get help identifying stamps. I never collected stamps but found many during my collecting of antique documents. I recently found a white ace stamp album in a box of documents I bought. A couple of the pages were damaged but most were in beautiful condition. The stamps were all US commemoratives and there are about 200 of them.
To make a long story short they have got me started collecting. My goal right now is to finish filling up the pages I have.

Thanks for all the help in the past and I look forward to learning a lot more from everyone here.

Blair
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bobstew617
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11 Sep 2015
12:36:28am
re: New Collector in Kissimmee, FL

Blair, I live on the east side of Orlando. Any time you need some help with your collection, let me know. BOB STEWART

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Jeredutt3
11 Sep 2015
12:53:30am
re: New Collector in Kissimmee, FL

gonna be fun !! Especially if you already like documents. Stamps and covers are right up your alley !

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philatelia
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11 Sep 2015
03:59:13am
re: New Collector in Kissimmee, FL

Welcome from a fellow Floridian!

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hblairh
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11 Sep 2015
08:13:17am
re: New Collector in Kissimmee, FL

Thank you for the warm welcome everyone!

My problem is a have an addictive personality when it comes to stuff like this...
I'm a bit of an obsessive compulsive.

I've already bought 32 stamps to fill in holes in the collection. including a nice mnh U.S. #323 1904 1¢ Livingston to go with the U.S. #324 1904 2¢ Jefferson that was in the collection....


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amsd
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11 Sep 2015
08:51:08am
re: New Collector in Kissimmee, FL

a brand new collector who already understands Scott numbering system..... you're destined for greatness, Blair.

As a cover collector myself, I'm betting those deeds and other documents soon become an integral part of your collection. We do have a number of revenuers here, so you'll feel at home in both aspects.

welcome

David

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michael78651
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11 Sep 2015
09:21:33am
re: New Collector in Kissimmee, FL

"Revenuers?" Of course you're not meaning to scare off people by connoting the proper definition of that word, right? Surprise

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hblairh
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11 Sep 2015
09:21:57am
re: New Collector in Kissimmee, FL

I got an interesting 1865 cover in a group of documents the other day... to bad the stamps were damaged...

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michael78651
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11 Sep 2015
09:23:25am
re: New Collector in Kissimmee, FL

Sometimes the nature and/or significance of the cover outweighs the condition of the stamps attached thereto.

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hblairh
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11 Sep 2015
09:31:23am
re: New Collector in Kissimmee, FL

Agreed! to me... a document collector... it's an awesome piece... lol

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11 Sep 2015
09:53:49am
re: New Collector in Kissimmee, FL

agreed, it's great postal history, documenting a 3 ounce letter with two due markings..... seldom see double, much less treble weight covers from that period

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hblairh
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11 Sep 2015
10:13:49am
re: New Collector in Kissimmee, FL

The interesting thing is... it was an add on. I purchased a group of legal documents from Lycoming County, PA. on ebay. All of the documents in the collection were listed and photographed in the auction. This was not mentioned in the auction but arrived with the documents.

As for revenues, I find a LOT of them. Usually on receipts from the 1860s and 70s (I don't collect much material from post 1900). There was one from 1868 in this collection on a court petition signed by George A. Cramer, the JP of Williamsport, PA.

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hblairh
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11 Sep 2015
10:43:18am
re: New Collector in Kissimmee, FL

Yes... one of the things I love about the collecting of documents is the researching of the people who signed them. I'm in the middle of a huge research project right now. I have the hotel register from the Franklin House Hotel in Rutland, VT 1854 - 1855. There are over 7000 signatures in it. I'm researching every one of them. So far I have found 2 Civil War Medal of Honor recipients - Wm Y. W. Ripley and Stephen Thomas, numerous doctors, lawyers, politicians (2 Vermont governors - P. T. Washburn & Redfield Proctor, 1 MN governor - J. S. Pillsbury), etc

it's like every signature has a story to tell... every document... Every stamp...

LOL it's an addiction...

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bobstew617
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11 Sep 2015
12:38:16pm
re: New Collector in Kissimmee, FL

Yes, I think many of us are addicts of some kind...Silly

Thanks for sharing these, it makes our lives that much richer!Applause

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