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philb
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11 Sep 2013
03:04:23pm

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DavidG
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12 Sep 2013
01:00:56pm
re: Report obscene mail !

Phil:

If I receive a letter from the Grand Poohbah in Shrub Oak, NY (aka Bobgggg) and it is franked with a Pitney Bowes Meter.... is that considered Obscene Mail?

I'm just asking!

David

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12 Sep 2013
02:48:36pm
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We need these slogans back - wiggly lines and a bunch of mess that is called a cancellation is a disgrace to the stamp!

This one is a good one for sure!!!! I guess no girly postcards could be slipped into the envelopes to be posted, eh? LOL

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12 Sep 2013
02:49:52pm

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David, that means his boss is paying the postage..i get them all the time..if it really bothers you we can stake out the Trump Residences..security is a young girl at the front desk !They are usually cute..but then to me all young girls are cute !

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12 Sep 2013
02:51:49pm

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Poodle Mum, thanks for the reply..sometimes i post something i think is interesting and am met with silence...oh the shame !

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bobgggg
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12 Sep 2013
03:11:33pm
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"David, that means his boss is paying the postage"




Geeze...and all this time I thought I was one of the bosses!

I think I will report this obscene post !
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philb
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12 Sep 2013
03:12:49pm

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Thats right you are one of the bosses..you are using your partners postage !!!

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bobgggg
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16 Sep 2013
02:02:14pm
re: Report obscene mail !

Sometimes I wonder, why do stamp collectors care more about the stamps that are on the outside of the envelope, rather than the stamps that are inside the envelope ????????????

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16 Sep 2013
03:06:40pm
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Bob, allow me to try to answer your question.

Stamp collectors collect stamps. That's part of the reason that many stamp collectors use stamps on their envelopes to other collectors.

Some collectors, take me for instance, also collect covers, and, among cover collectors, again I'm an example, some of us collect modern postal history. So, the fewer modern covers franked with modern stamps, the less we have from which to choose.

Many considerate stamp collectors save unwanted material to give away, or trade, with others. Melvin is an example of a guy whose giving away modern postal history, and I see a plethora of responses on the board and know of others sent back channel.

Imagine if all the people who mailed their letters back then thought the same way; we'd have all these covers that wouldn't exist today.

Another response is that not all of us collect only one thing: so when I buy some German stamps from an American, I always ask him to use stamps: woila, I have both my German stamp and my American cover.

Frankly, I'm always amazed when I receive a cover from a fellow collector that is not thoughtfully franked. I can't imagine not sending a cover franked with stamps that are most likely to interest their intended recipient.

Finally, i've written here and elsewhere about the relative rarity of tied seals on cover; this starts in the 50s and their rarity increases each decade. Others have written here and elsewhere about the rarity of many US stamps, especially commemoratives. I shudder to think that we're contributing to the problem and not helping in the solution: my tagline says it all.

David


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philb
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16 Sep 2013
03:33:35pm

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There isSurprise a guy in our club (no names) who would tear the stamp off a Thurn and Taxis cover !

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CaliforniaBob
14 Oct 2013
07:20:23pm
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This is the sort of thing I like about stamp collecting: We are actually historians. Those who collect slogan cancels are actually documenting a focus of our society during this time period.

Here's an interesting side note: Because the Supreme Court ruled that almost all sexually explicit material is to be protected under the free speech dictates of our Constitution, the Post Office issued a rule that anyone who received mail that the recipient considered pornographic was allowed to take it to the post office and they would then notify the sender that you did not wish to receive their mail any longer, and if they continued to send mail from that mailer there was a hefty fine. During that time period I had a group that was sending me some idiotic political mail that I did not want, but they would not take me off their mailing list so I declared their mailings "pornographic", and the Post Office issued them an order to cease the mailings. It worked.

The cover that began this discussion is an interesting philatelic commentary on the concerns of our country at that time. It could be the beginning of a single frame exhibit!

CaliforniaBob

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