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hblairh
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11 Sep 2015
12:41:54pm
As I mentioned in a post in a post in the "Identification help" forum I am new to stamp collecting. I recently found a collection in a box of documents I bought at an estate/garage sale. This collection has gotten me started collecting but I'm still learning so I have put photographs of the collection in my collections gallery over at pbase and would like input into what I have... anything special that you can tell... etc.

http://www.pbase.com/hblairhowell/commemoratives

Hoping to learn from the experts here.

Thanks,
Blair

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amsd
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11 Sep 2015
02:25:16pm
re: "Found Collection"

you have White Ace albums with mid-20 century US commemoratives in mounts; likely the stamps are MNH, but you'll need to look at the back(s) of a couple to confirm.

other pages you might have might include the definitives of the period

This is a good foundation for a starter collection. None of the stamps are rare, although having them already mounted and in order gives one a good start.

David

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hblairh
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11 Sep 2015
04:23:29pm
re: "Found Collection"

Thanks!

ummm... what are "definitives"

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TuskenRaider
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11 Sep 2015
07:40:15pm
re: "Found Collection"

Hi hblairh;

Definitives are usually smaller stamps, that are not printed for a short period of time as are
'commemoratives'. They have been used for several years in many cases, unlike the short
time that commemoratives are sold. Sometimes definitives are issued in rather long sets.

A good example are the 1938 presidentials, issued from ½¢ thru $5.00.

Just Chillin....
TuskenRaider

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hblairh
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11 Sep 2015
08:45:09pm
re: "Found Collection"

Thank you! I'll get the vocabulary down... sooner or later...Big Grin

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michael78651
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11 Sep 2015
08:48:05pm
re: "Found Collection"

Here is a link to the Stasmp Collecting pages from The American Philatelic Society:

http://stamps.org/A-Hobby-for-Everyone

You do not need to be a member to view the pages.

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musicman
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11 Sep 2015
09:24:05pm
re: "Found Collection"

Here is a link to a list of stamp collecting terms from Linn's website;

http://www.linns.com/en/insights/glossary-of-philatelic-terms.html









Randy


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hblairh
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11 Sep 2015
10:08:19pm
re: "Found Collection"

Thank you!

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