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20 May 2014
06:36:04pm
So for the past 25+ years I have occasionally changed old glassine for
new glassine. I have had slews of company printed glassines, usually came
to me through a collection purchase, or a mail order dealer throwing in
some extras, or ( shudder ) purchases from the bigger approval services.
And I have been until today pitching the oldies in the trash. Ran across
these today, that I think are from the pre war late 1930's. Came with a
few MNH prewar German issues from 38-39. Anybody collect old glassine ??

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20 May 2014
06:50:53pm
re: Any glassine envelope collectors out there ??

The postal zone system was implemented in 1943, so that would be the earliest these were printed. I have always thought these old glassines were cool, but not cool enough to add to my clutter.Laughing

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20 May 2014
07:15:04pm
re: Any glassine envelope collectors out there ??

It's interesting you bring this up.

I've recently been coming upon them as I process several older collections, and I've decided to keep them, along with any related paper ephemera. I have no idea what I'll do with them, if anything, but I couldn't bring myself to toss them just yet.

Then I saw those early envelopes from stamp dealers that were posted on another thread here recently (or maybe it was another board?), and I knew I'd need to hang on to everything for a while longer.

Possible Probable explanation: Silly


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20 May 2014
07:29:45pm
re: Any glassine envelope collectors out there ??

I'm doing my best to downsize physically my collection, and there
seems to be a correlation between organization and physical size
or the lack there of.
Or so my wife tells me. Maybe one day the two large boxes will
be two chests of drawers and maybe more presentable.

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21 May 2014
08:27:39am

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re: Any glassine envelope collectors out there ??

I do not save printed glassines but i do have quite a few covers from stamp dealers of 60 or 70 years ago. I also have plastic tubs of stamps in my basement that i rarely visit, my wife questions their right to life !

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21 May 2014
03:00:46pm
re: Any glassine envelope collectors out there ??

Just this last weekend when we had company over my wife was telling the story about how when she married me my entire collection was in a four drawer file cabinet. These days (as she tells the story),it has taken over the lower level of the house. I think it would be wise for me not start collecting glassines.

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31 Jul 2014
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That would be right up there with barbed wire collecting.Happy

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31 Jul 2014
11:08:24am
re: Any glassine envelope collectors out there ??

It seems to me that the common thread here is that all wives seem to be on the same page regarding our burgeoning collections! LOL

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31 Jul 2014
12:41:36pm
re: Any glassine envelope collectors out there ??

Every time I obtain a stamp for my collection, my wife purchases a new pair of shoes.
Imelda Marcos sorts through the foot ware that my wife throws out!

I like to touch and feel glassine envelopes (my secret fetish) as they have stood the
test of time, connect me with the distant past, and will be around long after I depart.
I don't deliberately collect them but, like wire coat hangars in my closet, they seem
to reproduce themselves by budding.

John Derry


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02 Aug 2014
11:35:19pm
re: Any glassine envelope collectors out there ??

Don't really have any but I am of the mindset that anything postage or collecting related should be saved (&/or passed on to someone else who might be interested)- even if it is glassines. It's all part of stamp collecting history.Thumbs Up

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03 Aug 2014
04:08:08pm
re: Any glassine envelope collectors out there ??

I collect advertising glassines, have done for a while. On my second album already !!
I include the larger types too often found at shows or fairs.


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21 Aug 2015
07:51:59pm
re: Any glassine envelope collectors out there ??

I'm just now seeing this old thread and it's timely.

I have a bunch of early '60s H. E. Harris printed glassines I never discarded. A few days ago, I sold the stamps that came in one of those glassines and mailed the stamps in the glassine.

While getting the stamps ready to mail, I began to wonder if anyone had ever created an exhibit showing what collecting was like for us kids back in those days—displaying the inexpensive stamps and the glassines in which they were sold via stamps-on-approval programs. With no stamp shop within easy driving distance, such programs were very important.

It would be an interesting exhibit, but not something I'll ever find the time to do.

Tom

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21 Aug 2015
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re: Any glassine envelope collectors out there ??

Not an exhibit, just an album page plus a companion page:

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21 Aug 2015
11:50:02pm
re: Any glassine envelope collectors out there ??

A while back, I found an old glassine in a box lot. It was from Kenmore stamp Company when they were still in Kenmore, NY. I sent it to them at their New Hampshire location.

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22 Aug 2015
02:51:31am
re: Any glassine envelope collectors out there ??

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20 May 2014
06:36:04pm

So for the past 25+ years I have occasionally changed old glassine for
new glassine. I have had slews of company printed glassines, usually came
to me through a collection purchase, or a mail order dealer throwing in
some extras, or ( shudder ) purchases from the bigger approval services.
And I have been until today pitching the oldies in the trash. Ran across
these today, that I think are from the pre war late 1930's. Came with a
few MNH prewar German issues from 38-39. Anybody collect old glassine ??

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20 May 2014
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re: Any glassine envelope collectors out there ??

The postal zone system was implemented in 1943, so that would be the earliest these were printed. I have always thought these old glassines were cool, but not cool enough to add to my clutter.Laughing

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20 May 2014
07:15:04pm

re: Any glassine envelope collectors out there ??

It's interesting you bring this up.

I've recently been coming upon them as I process several older collections, and I've decided to keep them, along with any related paper ephemera. I have no idea what I'll do with them, if anything, but I couldn't bring myself to toss them just yet.

Then I saw those early envelopes from stamp dealers that were posted on another thread here recently (or maybe it was another board?), and I knew I'd need to hang on to everything for a while longer.

Possible Probable explanation: Silly


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20 May 2014
07:29:45pm

re: Any glassine envelope collectors out there ??

I'm doing my best to downsize physically my collection, and there
seems to be a correlation between organization and physical size
or the lack there of.
Or so my wife tells me. Maybe one day the two large boxes will
be two chests of drawers and maybe more presentable.

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21 May 2014
08:27:39am

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re: Any glassine envelope collectors out there ??

I do not save printed glassines but i do have quite a few covers from stamp dealers of 60 or 70 years ago. I also have plastic tubs of stamps in my basement that i rarely visit, my wife questions their right to life !

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21 May 2014
03:00:46pm

re: Any glassine envelope collectors out there ??

Just this last weekend when we had company over my wife was telling the story about how when she married me my entire collection was in a four drawer file cabinet. These days (as she tells the story),it has taken over the lower level of the house. I think it would be wise for me not start collecting glassines.

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31 Jul 2014
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re: Any glassine envelope collectors out there ??

That would be right up there with barbed wire collecting.Happy

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31 Jul 2014
11:08:24am

re: Any glassine envelope collectors out there ??

It seems to me that the common thread here is that all wives seem to be on the same page regarding our burgeoning collections! LOL

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The past is a foreign country, they do things different there.
31 Jul 2014
12:41:36pm

re: Any glassine envelope collectors out there ??

Every time I obtain a stamp for my collection, my wife purchases a new pair of shoes.
Imelda Marcos sorts through the foot ware that my wife throws out!

I like to touch and feel glassine envelopes (my secret fetish) as they have stood the
test of time, connect me with the distant past, and will be around long after I depart.
I don't deliberately collect them but, like wire coat hangars in my closet, they seem
to reproduce themselves by budding.

John Derry


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02 Aug 2014
11:35:19pm

re: Any glassine envelope collectors out there ??

Don't really have any but I am of the mindset that anything postage or collecting related should be saved (&/or passed on to someone else who might be interested)- even if it is glassines. It's all part of stamp collecting history.Thumbs Up

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03 Aug 2014
04:08:08pm

re: Any glassine envelope collectors out there ??

I collect advertising glassines, have done for a while. On my second album already !!
I include the larger types too often found at shows or fairs.


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21 Aug 2015
07:51:59pm

re: Any glassine envelope collectors out there ??

I'm just now seeing this old thread and it's timely.

I have a bunch of early '60s H. E. Harris printed glassines I never discarded. A few days ago, I sold the stamps that came in one of those glassines and mailed the stamps in the glassine.

While getting the stamps ready to mail, I began to wonder if anyone had ever created an exhibit showing what collecting was like for us kids back in those days—displaying the inexpensive stamps and the glassines in which they were sold via stamps-on-approval programs. With no stamp shop within easy driving distance, such programs were very important.

It would be an interesting exhibit, but not something I'll ever find the time to do.

Tom

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21 Aug 2015
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re: Any glassine envelope collectors out there ??

Not an exhibit, just an album page plus a companion page:

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michael78651

21 Aug 2015
11:50:02pm

re: Any glassine envelope collectors out there ??

A while back, I found an old glassine in a box lot. It was from Kenmore stamp Company when they were still in Kenmore, NY. I sent it to them at their New Hampshire location.

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22 Aug 2015
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