Hi, I am Dave, aka ratio411... I collect stamps and coins. My avatar is my Sc#73 with inverted star cancel. My father collected stamps since childhood. He passed in 2008, leaving me his collection. Since then, rather than sell it, I have decided to build it. It will be passed to my children one day. I collect anything U.S., just as Dad did. My personal favorites are the 'Classics' (pre-1930), & cover. I love postally used US cover. I have an abundance of both 'World' stamps in general, and duplicate US, that I use for trading.