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United States/Stamps : My first US stamps. ;'

 

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DustyMiller

28 Aug 2018
11:39:49am
Been collecting stamps (seriously) for the past year or so, after a near 30 year break. Got interested in US stamps couple of months ago and decided to buy a Mystic stamp album on Ebay. It arrived in Thailand this afternoon and enjoying seeing the stamps and reading the info on the side. Got 2 more envelopes with US stamps also. Going to enjoy the rest of the week sifting through them. Happy
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28 Aug 2018
01:30:26pm
re: My first US stamps. ;'

The Mystic Album is a great deal for collectors of US stamps. Enjoy. I use the US Mystic Album myself.

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28 Aug 2018
08:41:31pm
re: My first US stamps. ;'

Dusty,

Are there some particular years or range of Scott numbers where you have a have a lot of blanks? If so send me a PM with your address and I'll be glad to send along whatever extras I might have.

Dennis

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28 Aug 2018
08:45:50pm
re: My first US stamps. ;'

Yo Dusty, now that you're on their mailing list get ready for two years of unwanted and unsolicited packets of stamps showing up on a very regular basis. All things considered, Mystic does a good job at what they do. You'll enjoy the service.

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29 Aug 2018
01:43:19pm
re: My first US stamps. ;'

"get ready for two years of unwanted and unsolicited packets of stamps showing up on a very regular basis. "



First time I got one of those packets, I sent it back with a note to never send another one. If they did, I assume they wanted to give them to me and I'd Keep them without making a payment. Never got another one.


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DustyMiller

05 Sep 2018
01:43:55am
re: My first US stamps. ;'

Hi Mikey and ernienjax.
Yes, read about that habit of Mystic sending unwanted stamps. I bought the album on Ebay, so my payment or card info are not with them. I though did sign up for their "free" catalog and received it with "totally free" stamp pack and a return envelope.
I like the catalog, and the albums they offer are quite ok, but its hard to justify paying many times over market price for some of their stamps, the more expensive ones in particular. Will probably buy few cheaper ones + the new type of heirloom albums at some stage as a token of appreciation for the catalog.
Dusty.

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angore
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05 Sep 2018
07:03:33am
re: My first US stamps. ;'

Mystic seems to spend a lot in marketing and it shows up in their stamp prices. The Heirloom album is an excellent but value as said you get on their mailing list and you get regular mailings (got one in yesterday).

I have received 5 2018 catalogs this year and finally asked to be removed. I do not mind them but seems like they are wasting their money. If they would reduced prices, they may actually have more sales from regular collectors. Given Mystic has sponsored many of the new APS members due to their outreach so some of it is working.

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DustyMiller

05 Sep 2018
09:48:46am
re: My first US stamps. ;'

yes Angore, I think the Heirloom is a great value. Tomorrow the small envelope with the stamps they sent is going to leave Thailand with a written note, saying I appreciate their catalog, I will be buying the odd stamps and possibly the flag ship Heirloom album as well..... but ONLY if I never again see these envelopes with unwanted stamps Surprise


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05 Sep 2018
10:04:35am
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I too received approvals and after I returned the first group they did not send them again.

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DustyMiller

28 Aug 2018
11:39:49am

Been collecting stamps (seriously) for the past year or so, after a near 30 year break. Got interested in US stamps couple of months ago and decided to buy a Mystic stamp album on Ebay. It arrived in Thailand this afternoon and enjoying seeing the stamps and reading the info on the side. Got 2 more envelopes with US stamps also. Going to enjoy the rest of the week sifting through them. Happy
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28 Aug 2018
01:30:26pm

re: My first US stamps. ;'

The Mystic Album is a great deal for collectors of US stamps. Enjoy. I use the US Mystic Album myself.

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28 Aug 2018
08:41:31pm

re: My first US stamps. ;'

Dusty,

Are there some particular years or range of Scott numbers where you have a have a lot of blanks? If so send me a PM with your address and I'll be glad to send along whatever extras I might have.

Dennis

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TribalErnie

28 Aug 2018
08:45:50pm

re: My first US stamps. ;'

Yo Dusty, now that you're on their mailing list get ready for two years of unwanted and unsolicited packets of stamps showing up on a very regular basis. All things considered, Mystic does a good job at what they do. You'll enjoy the service.

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MikeyToo

29 Aug 2018
01:43:19pm

re: My first US stamps. ;'

"get ready for two years of unwanted and unsolicited packets of stamps showing up on a very regular basis. "



First time I got one of those packets, I sent it back with a note to never send another one. If they did, I assume they wanted to give them to me and I'd Keep them without making a payment. Never got another one.


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DustyMiller

05 Sep 2018
01:43:55am

re: My first US stamps. ;'

Hi Mikey and ernienjax.
Yes, read about that habit of Mystic sending unwanted stamps. I bought the album on Ebay, so my payment or card info are not with them. I though did sign up for their "free" catalog and received it with "totally free" stamp pack and a return envelope.
I like the catalog, and the albums they offer are quite ok, but its hard to justify paying many times over market price for some of their stamps, the more expensive ones in particular. Will probably buy few cheaper ones + the new type of heirloom albums at some stage as a token of appreciation for the catalog.
Dusty.

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angore

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05 Sep 2018
07:03:33am

re: My first US stamps. ;'

Mystic seems to spend a lot in marketing and it shows up in their stamp prices. The Heirloom album is an excellent but value as said you get on their mailing list and you get regular mailings (got one in yesterday).

I have received 5 2018 catalogs this year and finally asked to be removed. I do not mind them but seems like they are wasting their money. If they would reduced prices, they may actually have more sales from regular collectors. Given Mystic has sponsored many of the new APS members due to their outreach so some of it is working.

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DustyMiller

05 Sep 2018
09:48:46am

re: My first US stamps. ;'

yes Angore, I think the Heirloom is a great value. Tomorrow the small envelope with the stamps they sent is going to leave Thailand with a written note, saying I appreciate their catalog, I will be buying the odd stamps and possibly the flag ship Heirloom album as well..... but ONLY if I never again see these envelopes with unwanted stamps Surprise


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05 Sep 2018
10:04:35am

re: My first US stamps. ;'

I too received approvals and after I returned the first group they did not send them again.

Al

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