hello from Chickasaw, Alabama!

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by ChickasawStampMan, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. ChickasawStampMan

    ChickasawStampMan New Member

    Hello,
    I have been collecting off and on since I was about 10 years old. I have restarted collecting recently when i retired. I collect US, canada, and Mexico. I am to the point that i have to spend up to $5.per stamp to continue. I recently started working on UK, Australia, and New Zealand. I am looking forward to learning lots on this site.
     
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  2. Steve Robinson

    Steve Robinson Well-Known Member Supporter

    Welcome to the group :D would love to see some pics of your Mexican collection as that is one area I dont have any from LOL
     
  3. tu7

    tu7 Well-Known Member

    Welcome to Exchange Chickasaw. It is nice to see another American join this select little band. I am sure your contributions will be eagerly anticipated.
     
  4. zararina

    zararina Simply Me! :D

    Welcome to the forum ChickasawStampMan! :)
    Nice to have you here and see you around.
     
  5. Sarahrtw

    Sarahrtw Active Member

    Hello and welcome

    The group here is small but the collective knowledge is huge. I look forward to your posts and pictures. Drop me or another mod. a line if you have any questions. Don't hesitate to jump into discussions, we're very friendly.
     
  6. Hochstrasse

    Hochstrasse Moderator Moderator

    Welcome to the board ChickasawStampMan! I collect U.S., Germany and modern China. Hope you enjoy the site!
     
  7. Philactica

    Philactica Active Member

    "Another American !" How can you tell ?

    He may just live in Chickasaw, nevertheless all stamp collectors are welcome.
     
  8. tu7

    tu7 Well-Known Member

    If I told you how I can tell, you would know as much as me??!!!!
     
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  9. ChickasawStampMan

    ChickasawStampMan New Member

    Thanks for the welcome. I will post more late next week as we are heading to New Orleans in the morning for 3 days, including a stamp show tomorrow afternoon!!!!
     
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  10. zararina

    zararina Simply Me! :D

    Enjoy that stamp show. :)
     
  11. tu7

    tu7 Well-Known Member

    I am going to a record fayre in Cleethorpes
     
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  12. Hochstrasse

    Hochstrasse Moderator Moderator

    Stamp shows are great places to pick up small lots of stamps, collections, albums and supplies. I hope you find something of interest!
     
  13. tu7

    tu7 Well-Known Member

    Come on Chic, tell us what you got?
     
  14. ChickasawStampMan

    ChickasawStampMan New Member

    Well, I bought 5 Mexico overprints, 4 RPO covers and one US stamp. I think it was scott 114. Locomotive for my son.
    There were only 4 dealers there. I was disappointed.
     
  15. Steve Robinson

    Steve Robinson Well-Known Member Supporter

    Bit of a shame that there were so few dealers but at least you picked up something :)
     
  16. tu7

    tu7 Well-Known Member

    What is RPO ?
     
  17. tu7

    tu7 Well-Known Member

    In England it is Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
     
  18. Hochstrasse

    Hochstrasse Moderator Moderator

    Isn't RPO Railroad Post Office? In the old days they actually processed mail in a railroad box car and sorted them out for further delivery. Collectors specialize in this field.

    Sorry to hear about the size of the show ChickasawStampMan. I prefer the larger shows myself. If you found some RPO covers that is a nice acquisition.
     
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  19. Steve Robinson

    Steve Robinson Well-Known Member Supporter

    Yep we had them here as well in the UK We called them TPO's traveling Post Offices :D The last Travelling Post Office services were ended on 9 January 2004, the Army had it's own TPO LOL
    They first sorted mail on a moving train back in 1838 using a converted horse box, it was on the Grand junction railway.
     
  20. ChickasawStampMan

    ChickasawStampMan New Member

    There were highway post offices, rail road post office and one more. I forgot.
     
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