What did you get at the show?

Discussion in 'Stamp Chat' started by jim72051, Jun 27, 2014.

  1. jim72051

    jim72051 Active Member

    How about a thread that shows what you decided to get at a stamp event, a trip to a shop or even an online purchase.
  2. jim72051

    jim72051 Active Member

    I just went to the Richardson, Texas stamp show. There were about 10 dealers but not many selling covers. Several with individual stamps all sorted by country and catalog value but usually that doesn't interest me. In the whole room there were maybe 5 "dollar" boxes of covers and another 3 boxes if individually priced covers. There were about a dozen boxes of albums and another dozen cigar boxes of stamps. The very best buy was about 10 Lindner US mint singles albums with about $800 in mint stamps selling for $1000. Unfortunately I already have a set.
  3. jim72051

    jim72051 Active Member

    In a dollar box I got a group of about 30 covers with enclosures mostly written about 1898 from a guy in the town of West, Texas to his sweetheart in Dallas, Texas. There is also a WW1 YMCA active duty letter from the "front".
  4. jim72051

    jim72051 Active Member

    I am always on the lookout for first day covers before 1945 and there was a group in a dollar box. Of particular interest is the unaddressed "Fluegel" in the lower left and the Kennedy inauguration cover in the lower right. I'm not sure how the Ike cover got in the mix.
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  5. jim72051

    jim72051 Active Member

    this is a group of first flight and airport dedication covers. I'm not sure the logic of the 9 cent stamp on the 1935 cover. the Japan airlines covers and the Mexico first flight to Los Angeles were of particular interest to me
  6. jim72051

    jim72051 Active Member

    finally this is a group of mostly early US stationary or foreign covers that were of interest. All were $5 or less. I would be interested in help identifying them by year of issue and catalog number so I have included individual shots of each. I am a pre-cancel collector so the lower right is an early pre-cancel on cover.
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  7. Hochstrasse

    Hochstrasse Moderator Moderator

    There is an upcoming ASDA show coming to my area next month. I'll let you know what I pick up (if I'm not pulled in some other direction). Those are some nice covers Jim.
  8. zararina

    zararina Simply Me! :D

    Amazing covers especially the FDC. :D
    I have not been in any show yet and have not been in a shop recently, if ever, will let everyone here know. :D
  9. derailed

    derailed Active Member

    Nice covers! Unfortunately there aren't any stamp shows in my country. There are not even so many shops. I'm planning on going on a stamp show in another country, to see what's all about.
  10. zararina

    zararina Simply Me! :D

    Sounds like we have the same situation Derailed.
    I used to buy some stamps on antique shops here but now they are not selling stamps anymore. I only knew one shop in a mall here with stamps. :p
  11. wneva 2

    wneva 2 Member

    Hi everyone

    I've been to London's Autumn Stampex - over 100 dealers, but only a handful who had any European or US stamps. Most dealers had only or mainly covers - and by far the majority of those who did have stamps only offered GB or Commonwealth. But I did eventually find some nice engraved stamps. Hope you like 'em.

    First is from USA, 1969 (SG 1376) - the engraver is Edward Felver.

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    Here's another from USA - this time it's by Matthew D Fenton, 1963, a pair of blue jays, in honour of Audubon. SG 1223


    Europe now - Czechoslovakia's Jindra Schmidt's garlanded 'Republic' figure, from 1958. It's SG 1072.


    Another Czech - J Mracek, and an oarsman from 1959 (SG 1077).


    Next Vaclav Fajt, working for the Czech republic, 2000, with leaves, an issue celebrating, would you believe, an International Monetary Fund and World Bank meeting. Nice stamp, though - SG 275.


    And from Portugal, 1971, an issue of sculptors from Alvaro Lucas. Don't know the SG number for this one.

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  12. DonSellos

    DonSellos Moderator Moderator

    Very nice centering on those stamps. Shows discrimination in selection. They will look great in an album presentation.

  13. zararina

    zararina Simply Me! :D

    Good stamps selection. ;)
  14. Hochstrasse

    Hochstrasse Moderator Moderator

    Nice stamps! Sounds like it was a pretty large show to have 100 dealers there. Glad you persisted in your search and found something you really liked.
  15. jim72051

    jim72051 Active Member

    I picked up three advertising covers at a Dallas stamp show. Only about 10 dealers and only one with a large "dollar box"

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  16. zararina

    zararina Simply Me! :D

    Nice classic covers. I like the details on it. :)
  17. Hochstrasse

    Hochstrasse Moderator Moderator

    Love the Pabst cover! Very nice acquisitions, especially if they came out of the dollar box.
  18. DonSellos

    DonSellos Moderator Moderator

    Nice covers! The Pabst cover begs the question "who featured horses first in their advertisements, Pabst or Budweiser, or yet another brewery?

  19. wneva 2

    wneva 2 Member

    Ater the big London event, this was a local fair. My main achievement of the visit was actually finding the place. I took a wrong road and spent quite a time driving round the edges of Heathrow airport. When I eventually got there it was just 3 dealers, and I was the only collector. But even though one dealer had only covers - I don't do those - I did come away with a few nice stamps. I had been hoping to find some Belgian stamps by Leclercqz, and some Luxembourg and Netherlands by Hartz, but they didn't have these. Instead I bought Norway stamps by Sverre Morken and Lokke-Sorensen. Some skiers, the King in 1975 and 1982, some bridges and a lot of men carrying a boat.

    When I got home the postman had brought a fat envelope with lots of Czech stuff I ordered a few days ago. So now it's time to sort this lot out and get it into the album. That'll take a few evenings!
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