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Horamakhet
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26 Jul 2019
10:41:46pm
Hi to all,


She who tells me to stop buying stamps, came home with this from the local opp shop

It cost Fifty cents

Regards

Horamakhet.


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27 Jul 2019
03:48:28pm
re: MY WIFE'S LATEST FIFTY CENT GIFT FROM THE LOCAL OPP SHOP

Nice souvenir sheets, my partner says she isn't into stamps yet joined the ACCC and is always into discussions about stamps, she is very popular at the club, I'm seen forlorn in the background; I just cannot understand women.

Rob

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sheepshanks
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27 Jul 2019
04:44:58pm
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Know what you mean Rob,
I asked Alexa "What do women want?"

The flippng thing hasn't shut up for three days.

No offence to our lady members intended, the joke could no doubt be reversed.

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27 Jul 2019
05:33:08pm
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" ... from the local opp shop ...."

What is an OPP shop ?

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sheepshanks
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27 Jul 2019
06:52:12pm
re: MY WIFE'S LATEST FIFTY CENT GIFT FROM THE LOCAL OPP SHOP

Charlie it is a charity/junk/secondhand/thrift type store.

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Rob1956
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27 Jul 2019
08:39:46pm
re: MY WIFE'S LATEST FIFTY CENT GIFT FROM THE LOCAL OPP SHOP

Hi Sheepshanks

Your comment gave me a good laugh.

Rob

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Rob1956
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27 Jul 2019
08:43:40pm
re: MY WIFE'S LATEST FIFTY CENT GIFT FROM THE LOCAL OPP SHOP

An opp shop is also known as a second hand clothes store, which also sells different types of bric-brac.

Unfortunately for me there isn't a single opp shop anywhere within a 35km distance of where I am that have stamps or stamp albums for sale.

Rob

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snowy12
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27 Jul 2019
10:20:17pm

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I've got some great bargains at OPP shops ,I got 14 albums all leather with slipcases full of MNH world wide and 168 FDC for $28-00.from one shop and 2 albums full of MNH S/S of Australia they were a bit more expensive but still worth it.
Love OPP shops
Brian

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Horamakhet
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27 Jul 2019
11:33:01pm
re: MY WIFE'S LATEST FIFTY CENT GIFT FROM THE LOCAL OPP SHOP

Hi to all

Sometimes the opp shops are too busy overpricing clothes and bric a brac, that they forget about stamps having any value.

My wife always buys any albums of stamps that she sees in the shops, just in case there might be something valuable in them.

Generally, they contain world collections, that are stuck to the pages, but sometimes, you can get lucky.

I take out what I want in Australian stamps and pass the rest on to my youngest son.

He loves being the part of the search. I have him sort the stamps into different countries, and anything really old I remove, for later research.

Horamakhet.

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Tom in Exton, PA
29 Jul 2019
08:49:45am
re: MY WIFE'S LATEST FIFTY CENT GIFT FROM THE LOCAL OPP SHOP

The US version is the Goodwill Store, and we have one in town.

As with the OP Shop, there is an abundance of old clothes, bric-a-brac, and assorted junk like used toys. If you are looking for old VHS tapes, odd dishes or pre flat screen TVs, this is the place! One time my wife bought a small appliance that was in a sealed box. Got it home and upon opening found it was full of old books. They did take it back.

I have found an occasional toy car, interesting tshirt, but never anything philatelic at all. I can walk through the place and 90% of the time I find nothing of interest. Somehow others manage to fill a cart!

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ikeyPikey
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29 Jul 2019
09:44:04pm
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Quote:

"... The US version is the Goodwill Store ... but never anything philatelic at all ..."



Philatelic items are sold thru:

https://www.ShopGoodWill.com/

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey
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30 Jul 2019
07:55:14am

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I always look for stamprelated stuff in thrift stores (or charity shops, or secondhand stores or whatever one calls them. Over here in the Netherlands they are called Kringloopwinkels = recirculation/recycling stores) but rarely find anything even vaguely interesting. a few years ago I had a couple of Michel catalogues for a few euros each and I once found a few stockbooks at the local municipal waste station. I took them of course. Not much of value, but the stockbook is still used.

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30 Jul 2019
01:57:01pm

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"Know what you mean Rob,
I asked Alexa "What do women want?"

The flippng thing hasn't shut up for three days.

No offence to our lady members intended, the joke could no doubt be reversed."



OMG heeeeelarious! Rolling On The Floor LaughingNot offensive at all.

Mr Computer aka Hubby has placed Alexas in the kitchen, office, den, and google AND Alexa in his office. Sheesh! We call her “she who will not be named, haha. She does make a great egg timer ? heh heh.

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