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United States/BOB & Other : My UN collection

 

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Harvey
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01 Jan 2023
10:02:50pm
I was sitting at the computer watching an episode of Time Team on YouTube and hauled out my UN collection, MNH complete to 1988. I had always thought it was very boring but I forced myself to really look at the stamps. With the souvenir sheets and the sets of flags it's actually a very attractive collection. I think the problem is that I bought it as a ready made collection that was about 95% complete. So I think that since I didn't have the experience of looking for most of the stamps myself I probably don't appreciate it as much. It really is more fun building a collection yourself rather than having it handed to you. Has anyone else ever had a similar experience?
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philb
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01 Jan 2023
10:24:50pm

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i have purchased a couple of ready made collections Argentina and Austria..i think was more attracted to the albums than the stamps but the fun is in making your own collection.

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02 Jan 2023
04:17:14pm

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Harvey, Your U.N. collections brings back memories...in 1962 i was just out of the service...there was no work of any kind available in the upstate area where my family lived..so i took a job in Manhattan ...being a stamp collector i would walk to the U.N. building some lunch hours often stopping at a Blarney Stone for a lunch of 2 or 3 I.P.A.s and then purchase the latest sets of U.N. stamps in their little individual envelopes for 30 cents or so. I believe i also mailed some letters from a mail slot they had on the side of the building.

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02 Jan 2023
04:26:02pm
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Very interesting point, Harvey. I’ve never started a collection from ground zero by purchasing another collector’s collection but I do think I would miss out on how I started all of mine. The process itself is a large part of the fun. I began at 8 years old with a shoebox full of stamps from my dad. Many of my collections started in that shoebox.

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This is my diabetic cat OBI! I think, therefore I am - I think! Descartes, sort of!
01 Jan 2023
10:02:50pm

I was sitting at the computer watching an episode of Time Team on YouTube and hauled out my UN collection, MNH complete to 1988. I had always thought it was very boring but I forced myself to really look at the stamps. With the souvenir sheets and the sets of flags it's actually a very attractive collection. I think the problem is that I bought it as a ready made collection that was about 95% complete. So I think that since I didn't have the experience of looking for most of the stamps myself I probably don't appreciate it as much. It really is more fun building a collection yourself rather than having it handed to you. Has anyone else ever had a similar experience?

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"You know you're getting old when you stoop to tie your shoelaces and wonder what else you could do while you're down there - George Burns"
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philb

01 Jan 2023
10:24:50pm

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re: My UN collection

i have purchased a couple of ready made collections Argentina and Austria..i think was more attracted to the albums than the stamps but the fun is in making your own collection.

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"And every hair is measured like every grain of sand"
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philb

02 Jan 2023
04:17:14pm

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re: My UN collection

Harvey, Your U.N. collections brings back memories...in 1962 i was just out of the service...there was no work of any kind available in the upstate area where my family lived..so i took a job in Manhattan ...being a stamp collector i would walk to the U.N. building some lunch hours often stopping at a Blarney Stone for a lunch of 2 or 3 I.P.A.s and then purchase the latest sets of U.N. stamps in their little individual envelopes for 30 cents or so. I believe i also mailed some letters from a mail slot they had on the side of the building.

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"And every hair is measured like every grain of sand"
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philatelia

02 Jan 2023
04:26:02pm

re: My UN collection

Very interesting point, Harvey. I’ve never started a collection from ground zero by purchasing another collector’s collection but I do think I would miss out on how I started all of mine. The process itself is a large part of the fun. I began at 8 years old with a shoebox full of stamps from my dad. Many of my collections started in that shoebox.

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