Stamp collector, history licked

Discussion in 'World Stamps' started by deloxon, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. deloxon

    deloxon New Member

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  2. kacyds

    kacyds New Member

    What a nice article. I wish I knew the secret of getting kids involved with stamps. I have a 15 and 11 year old sons, and they could care less about stamps. There are to many other things for kids to keep their selves busy, computers, videogames, Ipods, Ipads, etc etc etc.

    I have been collecting stamps for about 35 years now and although I had put it aside for many years, I love it more today than any other time in my life. I just hope that someone will appreciate my efforts when I past. ( I dont plan on that to be anytime soon, Im only 46, lol)
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  3. zararina

    zararina Simply Me! :D

    Yes it was a nice article and I also like the history licking thing. LOL
  4. steve logan

    steve logan Logie Bear

    a very nice article, shame they did not show more pictures of the collection.

    i thought that with 60,000+ stamps in my collection i was doing well, i can see now i have a long way to go lol
  5. Philactica

    Philactica Active Member

    At 46 you really can afford time and money wisely to focus on your direction of collecting. Think of what you may have missed and focus on that. Wish some SOB gave me that advice when I was 46.

    I would have collected only postal History but that would have been too expensive in those years when money is needed elsewhere.
  6. kacyds

    kacyds New Member

    Yes money is needed elsewhere, esp. when I have two kids that my wife and I are sending to private school (the public schools in New Orleans and surrounding area - SUCK!!!! to put it nicely) My oldest started high school in August and just for registration and tuition for one year is $8150, plus all the other stuff he needs to go to school. Plus I have one in 5th grade and thats not quite as much. So my stamp buying is not as much as I want it to be.....:mad::eek:
  7. Tom D

    Tom D Well-Known Member

    Kids are gone, bills stayed.:(
    Oh wait they are moving back in next weekend till they get back on there feet. it never end. I guess I will have to lock myself in my den and be one and at peace with my forum friends and my stamps.:confused:
  8. kacyds

    kacyds New Member

    Im always at peace with my stamps and here on this forum, too.
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  9. Philactica

    Philactica Active Member

    I would like to call it my Philatelic Sanctuary, for the while I am here anyhow. ;)
  10. swish513

    swish513 Active Member

    when i was 16, i inheirited my grandma's collection. it sat in a box for over 10 years before i became interested. give it time. one day, they might surprise you.
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  11. steve logan

    steve logan Logie Bear

    ha ha Tom, i am in the same boat, my daughter moved back home with my granddaughter so she could save and get back on her own feet (her saving means me spending i am sure), and my son called me yesterday said he could not afford his flat, so he has moved in while i am not even there, so now will have to move to get a bigger house. good job i love them both lol
    on the plus side will get a house with a bigger study (Den) for me to hide away in and try and keep some money for my stamps :)
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