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 looking for.

Marshall Williams
Member APS, PCSG

-----Original Message-----
From: A.J. Ward
To: [email protected]
Date: Sunday, December 06, 1998 2:21 PM
Subject: stamps

>Dear Marshall,
>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,
>Art Ward