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United States/BOB & Other : Just won an interesting item!!

 

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Harvey
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22 Jul 2023
10:02:45pm
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Not everyone's cup of tea but I'm really starting to like these odd pieces of fluff from the Farley time period. I paid $21 for this "perforated center cross gutter block". Some of you probably think I paid too much but I like it, and that's really all that matters. I have many odd pieces of this stuff and it makes a rather interesting collection. This is my sixth cross gutter center block!! Feel free to make any comments about why someone would want to collect garbage like this!!! I know there's at least one person who will! Big Grin

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1898

22 Jul 2023
10:27:27pm
re: Just won an interesting item!!

@Harvey

Very nice example, I think you got a good deal!

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22 Jul 2023
10:31:58pm
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Thanks 1898! I really like this odd stuff and it looks great in a collection.

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23 Jul 2023
12:58:23am
re: Just won an interesting item!!

Very nice, I seldom see these issues and for this reason have never attempted to complete the various gutter pairs and blocks listed in one of my albums.

I did once see full sheets of a couple of issues which brought home just how complicated it could be to find all of the permutations for these issues!

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23 Jul 2023
08:28:16am
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Jerrel, that's exactly why I got into these items. My Harris Liberty album showed a few pages of this stuff and IMHO if a page is there it is there to be filled! And things just sort of took off from there! Now the backs of those pages are almost filled as well! I know that the people who print their own pages don't understand this. If there's a stamp they can't find or afford they print a new page leaving it out. To me I enjoy the act of filling a page and even if there is a space that will never be filled, it's fine, because I can at least see the whole series. The Liberty album does leave out many of the unattainable items but my Harris Canada album puts in everything, even the #32 which when the album was published there were only two known examples. I'm missing 9 items in the non-BOB part of the album, I could make it complete if I were to print pages with them not there!! Where's the fun in that??

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27 Jul 2023
06:21:38pm
re: Just won an interesting item!!

I will admit that I don't understand omitting issues on purpose with do it yourself albums. It does take much of the challenge out of the completion. However, I am not concerned about pre-printed albums missing stamps either due to targeting representative collections, for example, the International albums after the "brown" albums. I do wish that some of the older albums such as the Stanley Gibbons New Imperial were still available as new albums.

I keep thinking about creating a "classic" album similar to the Lallier albums with spaces for all of the face different stamps up to 1870 or so and have been very slowly creating a list of such stamps that would be desirable for inclusion. So far I am up to 1850 and have 54 stamps picked including a few USA issues from the mid-1850's. Given my penchant for mint stamps, actually completing it is a likely impossible task but it is fun to contemplate. Going up to 1880 so that the album might actually have some achievable content might be a good thing! Happy

Good luck with your search for the various gutter options! They are definitely an interesting challenge.

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This is my diabetic cat OBI! I think, therefore I am - I think! Descartes, sort of!
22 Jul 2023
10:02:45pm

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Not everyone's cup of tea but I'm really starting to like these odd pieces of fluff from the Farley time period. I paid $21 for this "perforated center cross gutter block". Some of you probably think I paid too much but I like it, and that's really all that matters. I have many odd pieces of this stuff and it makes a rather interesting collection. This is my sixth cross gutter center block!! Feel free to make any comments about why someone would want to collect garbage like this!!! I know there's at least one person who will! Big Grin

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1898

22 Jul 2023
10:27:27pm

re: Just won an interesting item!!

@Harvey

Very nice example, I think you got a good deal!

1898

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This is my diabetic cat OBI! I think, therefore I am - I think! Descartes, sort of!
22 Jul 2023
10:31:58pm

re: Just won an interesting item!!

Thanks 1898! I really like this odd stuff and it looks great in a collection.

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23 Jul 2023
12:58:23am

re: Just won an interesting item!!

Very nice, I seldom see these issues and for this reason have never attempted to complete the various gutter pairs and blocks listed in one of my albums.

I did once see full sheets of a couple of issues which brought home just how complicated it could be to find all of the permutations for these issues!

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This is my diabetic cat OBI! I think, therefore I am - I think! Descartes, sort of!
23 Jul 2023
08:28:16am

re: Just won an interesting item!!

Jerrel, that's exactly why I got into these items. My Harris Liberty album showed a few pages of this stuff and IMHO if a page is there it is there to be filled! And things just sort of took off from there! Now the backs of those pages are almost filled as well! I know that the people who print their own pages don't understand this. If there's a stamp they can't find or afford they print a new page leaving it out. To me I enjoy the act of filling a page and even if there is a space that will never be filled, it's fine, because I can at least see the whole series. The Liberty album does leave out many of the unattainable items but my Harris Canada album puts in everything, even the #32 which when the album was published there were only two known examples. I'm missing 9 items in the non-BOB part of the album, I could make it complete if I were to print pages with them not there!! Where's the fun in that??

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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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jbaxter5256

27 Jul 2023
06:21:38pm

re: Just won an interesting item!!

I will admit that I don't understand omitting issues on purpose with do it yourself albums. It does take much of the challenge out of the completion. However, I am not concerned about pre-printed albums missing stamps either due to targeting representative collections, for example, the International albums after the "brown" albums. I do wish that some of the older albums such as the Stanley Gibbons New Imperial were still available as new albums.

I keep thinking about creating a "classic" album similar to the Lallier albums with spaces for all of the face different stamps up to 1870 or so and have been very slowly creating a list of such stamps that would be desirable for inclusion. So far I am up to 1850 and have 54 stamps picked including a few USA issues from the mid-1850's. Given my penchant for mint stamps, actually completing it is a likely impossible task but it is fun to contemplate. Going up to 1880 so that the album might actually have some achievable content might be a good thing! Happy

Good luck with your search for the various gutter options! They are definitely an interesting challenge.

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