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PeteC
03 May 2014
04:04:17pm
My love of stamps came about in the early 70's
I was in the army at that time,when I was demobed in 78
found I had to work for a living came as a shock and stamps
where sort of put away to be picked up again on retirement.
My collectig is GB and the islands in particular Machins both
used and mint.Another fascination is postmarks I have only one problem
that is knowing when to stop. With commemratives 2000 seemed about right
Machins I think maybe the Queen will decide that. Can stamps become adictive?

enough for now
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03 May 2014
04:35:48pm
re: PeteC about time I came out of hiding

Hi PeterC,
I'm very glad that you have come out of hiding. You'll find many other Machin collectors here. And yes, stamp collecting is very addictive. Crying

Regards ... Tim

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03 May 2014
05:11:47pm
re: PeteC about time I came out of hiding

I'm addicted. I was at a stamp exhibit a week ago and spent the entire evening and next morning sorting out and arranging the stamps I'd gotten. The next day what did I want?

MORE STAMPS!

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03 May 2014
06:43:40pm
re: PeteC about time I came out of hiding

Yes, it is definitely an addiction Happy

And there is not "anonymous" help groups that would ever tear us away from our coloured pieces of paper. I have a friend of mine who was an extremely active collector who had a stroke. When he came out of the hospital and rehab, he came home to see all these albums of stamps. He opened them up and he said he just couldn't understand why anyone would be interested in them. He sold his entire collection. He still has a great philatelic encyclopedia in his head and I've tried to encourage him to share that with others but he has no interest in stamps anymore.

That is a rare exception I think in the stamp collecting world. It would take such an extreme life-altering experience to break the addiction we all have with our coloured pieces of paper.

Angel

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03 May 2014
06:45:01pm
re: PeteC about time I came out of hiding

PeteC, welcome, from ...

PeterC! Happy

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03 May 2014
07:22:50pm
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Poodle mum's recollection of her friend, who lost his interest in stamps after he had a stroke, brought back a memory to me. Anne Mette Heindorff, who was an active Danish member of Stamporama before her death from brain cancer, had a friend in Netherlands who was a very serious philatelist until he had a stroke. Then he had zero interest, and never regained it as far as I know. We talk about the mysteries of outer space and the bottom of the sea, but the human mind has more mysteries in it than we will ever solve. I fight depression almost every day (a result of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, thanks to Vietnam), and that sometimes impacts my collecting; it seems like a serious stroke can result in permanent, depression-like symptoms.

Bob

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03 May 2014
11:30:50pm

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Welcome aboard PeteC. Stamp collecting is NOT addictive, I can quit anytime I want to. The only problem is, I don't want to.

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04 May 2014
02:14:45am
re: PeteC about time I came out of hiding

Bob, Thanks for sharing your fight against depression. That is a tough fight, and perhaps others might benefit in just how you accomplish that feat.
Best,
Dan C.

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04 May 2014
07:26:26pm
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Yes I am an addict....Stamps and stamp binders everywhere!!!!!I am fascinated with postal history...It never stops!! Someone help me ...Throw me a lifeline please...and don`t forget MORE stamps.... Cheryl

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07:57:24am
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Hello and welcome PeteC.

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