Subject: Re: stamps
Date: Sun, 6 Dec 1998 23:30:49 -0600
From: "Marshall Williams"
To: "A.J. Ward"
Art - I have a few older covers here and there - mostly stashed away at the
bottom of my old collection. I also have about 100 or so old U.S. FDCs (old
meaning 50s-70s) that are addressed to me. I will keep your note in my
inbox and when I get down to my covers (which will probably be in a month or
two at best) I'll drop you a line about what I've got to see if any of it is
of interest before I put them up for sale on eBay.
Good luck with your return to collecting. I've enjoyed it so far. The
thing I still have the most trouble with is albums - they are either too
incomplete or too expensive or both. I had the same problem as a kid, and
it probably was the major factor I stopped collecting when I did - that and
no good source of older stamp packets.
Thanks for the note, and let me know if there is anything else you are
Member APS, PCSG
From: A.J. Ward
To: [email protected]
Date: Sunday, December 06, 1998 2:21 PM
>I - like you - have recently (3 weeks) returned to collecting and as you
>note in you musings, find it a much more complicated place to be. Just
>wanted to thank you for your site and ask if you have any covers with
>letters ( I've decided). Personally I'd rather have something common
>from you that relates to everyday life but before 1960.
>I have obtained severl hundred (over 2,000 - US & UN) FDC's and in one
>lot I found a letter to a collector from the UN postal authority about
>his requesting a specific issue but indicating it could not be supplied
>in the quanty (5) requested but that they would send one "so that your
>collection would be complete". I found this to be much more fun than
>trying to get 20 or 30 different cachets of the same stamp. At the
>moment, I have a nearly complete collection of singles and FDCs from the
>UN (thru 1970) - not bad for three weeks and only about $200..... Oh,
>and another letter (but no cover) I found had had a response to this
>collector requesting Gen. Eishehour to sign several (5) covers but the
>General's aid wrote back in this letter that the General was too busy
>but had consented to sign one. fun stuff.
>This has inspired me to look at The Philatesist In Action and Stamps In
>Action (i.e. everyday affairs handled in the mail). This is probably an
>area that could interest the young - and doesn't cost very much to
>The Best To You,