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medalguy 08-27-2017 03:23 PM

Stamp collectors?
 
Do we have any members with kids who collect stamps? I have several boxes of US and foreign postage stamps that I accumulated back in the 60s and I can't find any local kids who collect stamps. I will mail a box full to any kid who has an interest in stamps rather than throw them in the trash. Let me hear from anyone interested.

Kansas Poster 08-27-2017 03:33 PM

Well, I'm a stamp collector. Started in Cub Scouts back in the 50's.

Have an entire room in the house mostly devoted to my collection.

No one in the family is interested. I too would send some stamps to some kids that would need them.

Have some on paper, and they could learn how to soak, dry, and press them. Those were the days.

Kansas Poster 08-27-2017 03:38 PM

Should have also said that lots of the stamps have a history lesson tied to them.

medalguy 08-27-2017 03:39 PM

Want some more? :D If I don't get any responses from kids, you can have them. I still have my collection, but these are all excess accumulation. We can keep in contact.

Kansas Poster 08-27-2017 03:43 PM

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Originally Posted by medalguy (Post 1634080)
Want some more? :D If I don't get any responses from kids, you can have them. I still have my collection, but these are all excess accumulation. We can keep in contact.

Will keep my eye out. Hope we can come up with some kids.

My collection has taken a back seat to my M1 collection.

eldestbrother 08-27-2017 03:49 PM

As a suggestion, you guys might try local grade schools, maybe a presentation. Might find some young'uns interested.

medalguy 08-27-2017 07:09 PM

That was the first place I went. Seems kids just don't do anything not digital these days.

Tinpig 08-27-2017 10:06 PM

Funny this came up.
The other day I was telling one of my sons-in-law how we all collected stamps and kept stamp albums in the '50s and he looked at me as though I was nuts. Nowadays everything's email, texting, and online bill-paying. They don't even use stamps anymore.
I learned a lot of geography and a lot of history and had a lot of fun with stamps...it was a great hobby. How else would you know where Helvetia is?:)

Tinpig

flatlander 08-27-2017 10:23 PM

Coins also! I acquired a large early collection from a local estate, I paid what I thought was a fair price to the family, turned out most were only worth their weight in scrap, lesson learned.

TexasDan 08-27-2017 11:18 PM

I have one, maybe two granddaughters into stamp and coin collecting, They are 6 and 9, and do not yet have cell phones, so who knows how long this will last.

Medalguy, Kansas, I'm sure they'd get a thrill out of whatever you can part with.


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