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JohnnyRockets
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16 Mar 2018
10:47:23am
Hi all,

I just bought a lot of worldwide stamps that is touted as "1/4 pound of stamps!".

Would this be considered Kiloware?


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JR
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angore
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16 Mar 2018
11:47:06am
re: Did I just buy Kiloware?

When you buy stamps by weight, I consider it kiloware.

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JohnnyRockets
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16 Mar 2018
01:51:03pm
re: Did I just buy Kiloware?

Thank you!


The term kind of eluded me there for awhile.



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16 Mar 2018
02:16:07pm

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re: Did I just buy Kiloware?

would that be considered a kilo bit? (one-eighth of a kilo)

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JohnnyRockets
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16 Mar 2018
03:24:30pm
re: Did I just buy Kiloware?

Technically its a "nibble".

The nibble is from the days when we actually cared about things like memory usage and size in the computer world.

There are 8 bits in a byte and a "nibble" is only 4 bits.

16 ounces in a pound. My purchase was 1/4 pound or 4 ounces.

So technically a Kilo-Nibble.

Or I'm just a nerdy computer guy from the 80's....

You decide... Winking Shouldn't be hard... Thumbs Up


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16 Mar 2018
05:15:40pm
re: Did I just buy Kiloware?

I remember a guy that called himself E. Rawolik that used to review stamp mixtures in Linns or Stamps, can't recall
which one, anyway, if you get around 100 good stamps per ounce that's good so if you get 400 stamps out of yours
I guess that you can call it a good purchase. Enjoy your mix!

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16 Mar 2018
05:20:23pm
re: Did I just buy Kiloware?

E. Kiloware is a pseudonym for Linn's mixture reviewers and there is more than once.

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16 Mar 2018
08:07:38pm
re: Did I just buy Kiloware?


Quote:

"There are 8 bits in a byte and a "nibble" is only 4 bits"

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Takes me back to the days of the Commodore 64 and 128, with a tape player as the storage device. Open 15, 15, 0.

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16 Mar 2018
09:32:51pm
re: Did I just buy Kiloware?

Learned how to program using BASIC on a PET. Peeks and pokes did haunt my dreams.

Memories....

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17 Mar 2018
04:43:46pm

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re: Did I just buy Kiloware?

without Windows many of us would not be here !

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18 Mar 2018
10:01:08pm
re: Did I just buy Kiloware?

" ... When you buy stamps by weight, I consider it kiloware. ..."

Yes, .... 1/4 lb ( Which is about a half a kilo.) or the forty pounds
of Machins I once bought from Vance Auctions, it is all philatelicly Kiloware.
That was before there were so many Blue and Gold Machins in use so
it was a colorful and well varied accumulation.

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19 Mar 2018
01:52:14pm

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re: Did I just buy Kiloware?

charlie,

you have reversed your kilo/lb table: 1/4 pound is about 1/8 kilo (2.2/1)

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19 Mar 2018
10:21:14pm
re: Did I just buy Kiloware?

Yes I did.Thanks.
So much for typing and not rechecking, or thinking,
for that matter. The box was 40 pounds, about 20 Kilos.
Actually a bit less than 19 kilos.
The shipping was more than the winning bid.
But I kept myself busy for months.
One more lot like that and I'll be busy
for the rest of my life.
Might not have time to post annoying comments anywhere.
Sadly, I find lots of Machins full of Gold and Blue NVIs
these days, which, while they can have varients,
tend to make the eyes get blurry, and the brain fuzzy.
Rechecking exciting discoveries the next morning
leads to tossing everything back in the box.

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Tom in Exton, PA
21 Mar 2018
12:14:19pm
re: Did I just buy Kiloware?

Charlie- I bought a poorly described lot of covers on eBay once. They had a picture of a large box and a few photos of hand fulls of covers. Casually saying "more than 1000 covers". My final bid was $125 and said "postage as I'm charged". Well the guy ships it then tells me I owe him $80 for postage so I felt snookered...

Until the box showed up! The photos were deceiving... and not in the sellers favor! The box that showed up was the size of the "Grande" Home Depot moving box! It was so heavy I couldn't pick it up, something like 60 pounds, and so full it was splitting on the sides!

The seller couldn't count or even estimate.. the box held THOUSANDS of covers. It looked like a dealer kept this box under his desk and dumped lesser value covers in it for years. A virtual treasure trove of USA covers.

As I sorted, I took covers that I didn't want and started to list them as 100 covers for $10 on eBay. I stopped counting at $400, doubling my money. I still have stuff to sort many years later!

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22 Mar 2018
11:32:46am
re: Did I just buy Kiloware?

Hi Ben,

Wow, that is great the way that worked out!

I thought the story was going to have a bad ending...

You really made out on that deal!

Very cool.


JR

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