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  • in reply to: Time devoted to hobby #65921

    Jimghad When exactly did Europe become interested? Do you mean presently?
    I am the younger generation – I am 30 years young 🙂 Yes I understand the supply side but I am also an artist (a painter to be exact) and sometimes I think that’s what makes me good at being a philatelist. What if we could Save the Stamps, as it were; maybe it is as simple as becoming more creative about it? Like a new look or even a new way to showcase them? What if we are able to change the educational curriculum to teach about stamps and the history/ geography to follow? Lest we Forget, Remember?
    I love my family’s collection of 1850 -1950 but it seems the designs changed after the 50’s and I personally do not like the way they are designed. I believe I am a ‘naturalist’ (art term) and the styles from then on become too ‘abstract’, I begin to lose interest here. I’ve become a bit more creative and because I am an artist, I have the ability.
    If I can figure out how to post an image to show you guys what I can do, and if you like it, maybe you’ll be able to help me understand more?
    Thanks for reading!

    in reply to: Selling a Collection. #65913

    I think if you have the time to sell them individually, it would be more profitable, like selling parts off an Audi. However, who has that kind of time?
    Problem may be, selling everything to one person or to one company may not be in your favor if you are looking for the most value.
    any thoughts?

    in reply to: To soak or not to soak #65911

    I read soaking stamps in hydrogen peroxide can help reduce discoloration (ie, those rust spots) is any of this true? I read the risk being it can lose the original gum.. Do you dilute with water? If anyone can shed some light on this, it’d be very helpful!

    in reply to: Time devoted to hobby #65909

    I’ve started working through my grandfather’s collection about two years ago; I had found it in a very large suitcase and wondered why we were storing it as our house is small. I opened it up and found them forgotten, bending and in need of tender love and care. I thought I would try to make him proud if he could. I spent all of my free time discovering everything this suitcase held: all the tools I needed, information, albums and singles thrown about and the original Philatelic Service Oder Statements, accompanying the majority of just the 1960 – 1999 collection. That is the last thing I remember.. I still put all my free time towards it, philately has become all-consuming because the more I learn, the less I know.

    in reply to: Area of specialization #65907

    I would like to learn more about specializing in small queens 1870-94 for starters (namely #32 Red 3 cent, perf 12).. I have inherited my grandfathers collection and the world of philately has grown on me. I wish he was still here to help me understand, as I am learning this world, all on my own.
    I also love his Paragon Stamp Album Copyright 1931 By E.M. Kovar and if I could specialize in this, I would! I have much more to ask if anyone could give me some insight on specializing in these particulars.

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