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JohnnyRockets
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07 Jan 2019
03:39:48pm
Hi all,

Just thinking how I have not posted in a loooong time on the forum.

I have found that my collecting has really started to take on a "Topical" slant these days.

I have really upped my purchases in late 2018/early 2019 and have established a small library of stockbooks already to include:

- Lighthouses (US focus, with select countries)
- Fairy Tale/Folklore (book nearly full!)
- Flying things that are not airplanes (Balloons/Zeppelins)
- Airplanes (focusing on pre-WW2)
- Flowers (prefer Michigan, but expanding to all of US)
- Railroad (focusing on steam)


Dabbling with starting the following books:

- Mushrooms
- Antique/Vintage/Classic cars



I have to say I have really been loving it! Big Grin


Thanks!




JR

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MikeyToo
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09 Jan 2019
08:13:12pm
re: Topical Collecting is apparently my "thing"...

Just starting my shift. Investigating Disney on stamps worldwide.
Starting with USA (of course) and will branch out as time goes on.

Also been practicing making album pages for them.

Mikey

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larsdog
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09 Jan 2019
11:19:01pm
re: Topical Collecting is apparently my "thing"...

Check with other topical collectors to see if they have items to swap or sell (send them a PM, don't post on boards). I tried to get a list together of folks that collected topicals on a thread a while back. It should still be there somewhere. Feel free to add your interests there and see who you might be able to contact.

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10 Jan 2019
12:41:43am
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If you're looking to trade or buy, you can post a classified ad in the classified section at the bottom of the Discussion Board.

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JohnnyRockets
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10 Jan 2019
07:56:41am
re: Topical Collecting is apparently my "thing"...

Hi all,

Thanks for the great advice.

Right now I'm focusing on determining what I don't have, but would like to add to the collection.

When it comes to some topics, you can get the bulk of the stamps quickly, but then the other "outlying" stamps are harder to find and determine.

Also trying to determine how broad I want to collect and from which countries.


Thanks,


JR



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pigdoc
10 Jan 2019
09:10:44am
re: Topical Collecting is apparently my "thing"...

Hey JR,

I was just looking at your list of topical collecting areas, and my immediate thought is that many of them are "too" broad. That's just my humble opinion, of course. To me, the narrower the focus, the more in-depth and detailed your 'exhibit' can be. I'm implying that, with more than 50 years of collecting experience, more and more, I consider purchases with an eye to how each item could fit into a focused exhibit.

I share some of your topical collecting areas, so I'll give you some examples of how mine are narrowed from yours:

- Windmills on GPU Christmas cards, Danish only, because my grandfather was a Danish miller in the 1910s and 1920s.
- Aviation Pioneer postcards, GPU only, only 1903-1912. Once manufacturing cranked up to serve war contracts, it's not really pioneering.
- Railroad post office covers, only on branch lines which I have lived near (2 in number, one in Pennsylvania, one in Iowa. These were both founded in the 1870s and defunct in the 1940s.)
-DPO covers, only in counties that I've lived in (3 in number, two in Pennsylvania, one in Iowa).
-Airmail covers, only international, transcontinental, preference for the earliest years of any route and non-philatelic.

When the collecting areas are narrowed to that extent, the material you encounter is sparse, but much more unique...and treasured.

Just my humble opinions,
-Paul

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Tom in Exton, PA
10 Jan 2019
07:24:29pm
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along with the transition to automobiles...

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I don't really seek these out, they seem to find me and I put them in my album when they do!

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pigdoc
11 Jan 2019
09:25:07am
re: Topical Collecting is apparently my "thing"...

Ah, yes, early farm machinery is a topical area that I dabble in. It's also fairly narrow - not a lot of material out there. These are two-fors, because they have great local interest. I lived in Parkesburg for 20 years...

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The top cover has the archaic spelling in the CDS: "Parkesburgh"
The middle cover has the year inverted in the CDS.
And, referring to the bottom cover, I worked out of the Gap, PA for 3 years. And, it's an RPO!

William Potts was an entrepreneur who lived his life in Parkesburg, in partnership with his brother printing the Chester County Times newspaper and farming. I have pinpointed his homestead, which I drive past on a weekly basis.

-Paul

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11 Jan 2019
10:32:52am
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Does this qualify as "Farm Machinery"? Happy

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