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General Philatelic/Newcomer Cnr : Best way to trade stamps

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bhannam
24 Jan 2018
11:41:47am
Hello friends,

Quick question: Do you know of a good way to trade stamps with others? I've been putting my best copy of a particular stamp in an album and putting duplicate copies in a glassine envelope. Is there a good way to share what you have to offer in addition to your wish list so it can be shared easily online?

Before you say it—yes, I know there's a thread on Stamporama where I can post stamps I'm willing to trade, but it doesn't give me the tools to post my wish lists out or update them easily as I add new stamps to my collection.

The best tool I can find thus far is going to www.stampsmarter.com and printing out a checklist. Do you know of a way to expedite this process even more?

Thanks in advance for your time!

Ben
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michael78651
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24 Jan 2018
11:54:16am
re: Best way to trade stamps

Ben, if you can scan your wish list into a .pdf, you can upload it to the trading classified section as an image. Updates to that list can be as easily done.

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kam41566
24 Jan 2018
01:20:40pm
re: Best way to trade stamps

You can try Colnect. I have only just started using this site and I haven't done any trades yet, so I can't comment on the trading portion. It is a way to document your collection and create a want list and post what you have for trade.

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dani20
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24 Jan 2018
05:37:16pm
re: Best way to trade stamps

Dear Kam41566 & bhannam,
Have you guys considered contacting our members who collect as you do? Check the membership role for details.
Best,
Dan C

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cathotel
24 Jan 2018
06:31:07pm
re: Best way to trade stamps

Piggybacking on Dan's suggestion, it should be easy to locate potential trading partners and after contacting them to establish interest in trading, to attach your wish list and offer list as Word documents. I believe it is fairly common to create such lists using Scott catalog numbers when seeking to trade US for US stamps, or any other types of stamps with North American collectors. This obviously is not the only "easy" way to share and to update these lists, but it has worked for me over the years.

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Tom in Exton, PA
24 Jan 2018
06:54:14pm
re: Best way to trade stamps

It can be as simple as listing your duplicates in Stamporama's auction and approvals! Post your stuff for sale and take the proceeds and buy other members stamps the same way.

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25 Jan 2018
04:50:10pm
re: Best way to trade stamps

Trading or not, I believe need lists are an essential part of putting together a respectable collection.
After sharing your lists with a potential trading partner it is easy enough to sort out and see what stamps are available for trade and then share scans of the the stamps to agree upon trading value. All of this can easily be done thru email.

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