• stamps & coins

    From Darkman Almighty@VERT/BEERS20 to All on Sat Apr 3 17:41:00 2021
    Does anyone still collect stamps and coins? Wondering if this is a thing. I have a small collection myself but I only collect on items I enjoy and not for getting rich one day. I did have a look at some prices on collectibles and really, it's not all that anyway. Not sure if there is even a market.

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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANT to Darkman Almighty on Sun Apr 4 04:15:48 2021
    Re: stamps & coins
    By: Darkman Almighty to All on Sat Apr 03 2021 05:41 pm

    Does anyone still collect stamps and coins? Wondering if this is a thing. I have a small collection myself but I only collect on items I enjoy and not f getting rich one day. I did have a look at some prices on collectibles and really, it's not all that anyway. Not sure if there is even a market.

    ./)arkman /\lmighty.

    Not exactly an ongoing collection, but I have a bunch of old Pesetas from the pre-euro age. Also some stamps I collected as kid, in a tidy album.

    The one purchasing coins like crazy is my father, but I think he does as a means to acquire precious metals for the most part.

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  • From Dr. What@VERT/DMINE to Darkman Almighty on Sun Apr 4 09:57:00 2021
    Darkman Almighty wrote to All <=-

    Does anyone still collect stamps and coins? Wondering if this is a
    thing. I have a small collection myself but I only collect on items I enjoy and not for getting rich one day. I did have a look at some
    prices on collectibles and really, it's not all that anyway. Not sure
    if there is even a market.

    Not anymore. My parents tried to get me interested in stamps, but I never
    had access to the more interesting stamps (no international mail in my household).

    But as a paperboy, I did start a nice collection of coinage since I large amount passed through my hands when collecting for the paper. I got a nice assortment of silver coins. A few old $2 bills. I even got a silver cerfiticate (If you don't know, it looks just like a regular $1 bill, but
    it's blue not green).


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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to Darkman Almighty on Sun Apr 4 08:30:00 2021
    Darkman Almighty wrote to All <=-

    Does anyone still collect stamps and coins? Wondering if this is a
    thing. I have a small collection myself but I only collect on items I enjoy and not for getting rich one day. I did have a look at some
    prices on collectibles and really, it's not all that anyway. Not sure
    if there is even a market.

    My son has started collecting coins. My father passed along a collection of turn of the 20th century pennies, nickels and dimes he collected as a kid,
    and I've got an assortment of old silver coins, new minted silver, and
    copper. I really like some of the Lakota copper coins, apparently they're
    used as legal tender.


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  • From JIMMY ANDERSON@VERT/OTHETA to DARKMAN ALMIGHTY on Wed Apr 7 10:49:00 2021
    DARKMAN ALMIGHTY wrote to ALL <=-

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    Does anyone still collect stamps and coins? Wondering if this is a
    thing. I have a small collection myself but I only collect on items I enjoy and not for getting rich one day. I did have a look at some
    prices on collectibles and really, it's not all that anyway. Not sure
    if there is even a market.

    My wife still has her stamps, but it was more of a hobby and just having different stuff, and not for 'value.' But she hasn't touched it in YEARS...




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  • From Darkman Almighty@VERT/BEERS20 to Arelor on Fri Apr 9 17:53:00 2021
    Not exactly an ongoing collection, but I have a bunch of old Pesetas
    from the pre-euro age. Also some stamps I collected as kid, in a tidy album.
    The one purchasing coins like crazy is my father, but I think he does as
    a means to acquire precious metals for the most part.

    hey thats pretty cool. It's hard to come across coins these days since a lot have been taken out of circulation and then of course, no one uses cash. Collect for precious metals.. hm.. I'm not sure whats in coins but the ones here do not contain anything valuable. They used to have silver in them. Even the pennies were not copper anymore. Perhaps in other countries the use of precious metals might still be a thing. As for stamps. Could be dying thing. Post Office doesn't release as many as they used to, people just don't mail anymore.
  • From Darkman Almighty@VERT/BEERS20 to Dr. What on Fri Apr 9 17:58:00 2021
    Not anymore. My parents tried to get me interested in stamps, but I
    never had access to the more interesting stamps (no international mail
    in my household).

    But as a paperboy, I did start a nice collection of coinage since I large amount passed through my hands when collecting for the paper. I got a nice assortment of silver coins. A few old $2 bills. I even got a
    silver cerfiticate (If you don't know, it looks just like a regular $1 bill, but it's blue not green).

    I used to collect a lot more in my youth. Now that I have money, I just make a point of picking up some older interesting stamps. Last year, I was at a fleamarket and found some stamps with trains on them. I just had to pick them up. Yeah, when you work with change, thats how you do it. I too started a lot of my coin collection as a paperboy. Nice. Then, when I worked at the mall I was able to continue. Silver certificate? wow. that sounds rare... blue. I'm going to have to look this up.
  • From Darkman Almighty@VERT/BEERS20 to poindexter FORTRAN on Fri Apr 9 18:04:00 2021
    My son has started collecting coins. My father passed along a collection of turn of the 20th century pennies, nickels and dimes he collected as a kid, and I've got an assortment of old silver coins, new minted silver, and copper. I really like some of the Lakota copper coins, apparently they're used as legal tender.


    That's good, that's how it's done. If I recall, my Dad passed me some of his coins which got me fired up to complete his penny collection... and I did. It would be nice to see some of the younger generation take up collecting but I get a sense that they don't. I mean, even collecting comic books even isn't a thing. Your coin collection, I'm assuming you have them in plastic sleeves or something? It's funny, a lot of coins if the same size and colour could be passed as legal tender. One time, I received a coin from Jamaica as it was passed off as a quarter. I never passed it on since I collect lol. Thanks.
  • From Darkman Almighty@VERT/BEERS20 to JIMMY ANDERSON on Fri Apr 9 18:08:00 2021

    My wife still has her stamps, but it was more of a hobby and just having different stuff, and not for 'value.' But she hasn't touched it in YEARS...

    Oh that's great. That's how you have to look at it, more of a hobby. I like the picture or the backstory of why the stamp was issued, commemorative ones in particular. Those days where collections are worth $$ have passed, it's usually on rare or older issued where the production run was not as high. One example of that is comic books and sports cards.
  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANT to Darkman Almighty on Sat Apr 10 08:06:09 2021
    Re: Re: stamps & coins
    By: Darkman Almighty to Arelor on Fri Apr 09 2021 05:53 pm

    Not exactly an ongoing collection, but I have a bunch of old Pesetas from the pre-euro age. Also some stamps I collected as kid, in a tidy album.
    The one purchasing coins like crazy is my father, but I think he does a a means to acquire precious metals for the most part.

    hey thats pretty cool. It's hard to come across coins these days since a lot have been taken out of circulation and then of course, no one uses cash. Collect for precious metals.. hm.. I'm not sure whats in coins but the ones here do not contain anything valuable. They used to have silver in them. Eve the pennies were not copper anymore. Perhaps in other countries the use of precious metals might still be a thing. As for stamps. Could be dying thing. Post Office doesn't release as many as they used to, people just don't mail anymore.

    Here, cash is pretty strong. In my store, people only thinks about paying with plastic money if the purchase exceeds 50 or 75 eur.

    Some countries still issue real money instead of crappy fiat. See South Africa and their coins actually made of gold.

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  • From Dr. What@VERT/DMINE to Darkman Almighty on Sat Apr 10 10:28:00 2021
    Darkman Almighty wrote to JIMMY ANDERSON <=-

    Oh that's great. That's how you have to look at it, more of a hobby. I like the picture or the backstory of why the stamp was issued, commemorative ones in particular. Those days where collections are
    worth $$ have passed, it's usually on rare or older issued where the production run was not as high. One example of that is comic books and sports cards.

    I'm remembering the movie "Charade" with Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn.

    Spoiler alert.





















    The hidden "money" is actually rare postage stamps that were placed on an envelope
    but never sent. Everyone to searches for the money just ignores the envelope with the rare stamps.


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  • From Ogg@VERT/CAPCITY2 to Darkman Almighty on Sat Apr 10 08:57:00 2021
    Hello Darkman Almighty!

    ** On Friday 09.04.21 - 18:04, Darkman Almighty wrote to poindexter FORTRAN:

    ...It's funny, a lot of coins if
    the same size and colour could be passed as legal tender. One time, I received a coin from Jamaica as it was passed off as a quarter. I never passed it on since I collect lol.

    It doesn't happen much lately, but up to about 2 years ago, some
    people were passing off foreign coins to me at my shop. I still
    have them. Dunno what to do with them. I will try to get a
    picture of the collection for all to see, later today.


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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to Darkman Almighty on Sat Apr 10 07:33:00 2021
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    collecting comic books even isn't a thing. Your coin collection, I'm assuming you have them in plastic sleeves or something?

    The modern coins are in sleeves, my dad's coins are in these pressedboard books with inserts for the coins by year.


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  • From Ogg@VERT/CAPCITY2 to Darkman Almighty on Sun Apr 11 16:33:00 2021
    Hello Darkman Almighty!

    ..It's funny, a lot of coins if the same size and colour
    could be passed as legal tender. One time, I received a
    coin from Jamaica as it was passed off as a quarter. I
    never passed it on since I collect lol. Thanks. -+-

    Here is my collection which includes some legit, and some others
    that have been passed off as something else:

    hhtps://photos.kolico.ca/tmp/coins-IMG_20210411.jpg

    I left the resolution rather high so that most of the details
    can be explored.


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  • From Darkman Almighty@VERT/BEERS20 to Dr. What on Mon Apr 12 17:58:00 2021
    I'm remembering the movie "Charade" with Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn.


    really. I will have to look into that movie. I really like Cary Grant too so that works.
  • From Darkman Almighty@VERT/BEERS20 to Ogg on Mon Apr 12 18:02:00 2021
    It doesn't happen much lately, but up to about 2 years ago, some
    people were passing off foreign coins to me at my shop. I still
    have them. Dunno what to do with them. I will try to get a
    picture of the collection for all to see, later today.

    When you think about it, only one way of collecting foreign coins without going to the country or a coin show. Yeah, I'd be curious what you ended up with.
  • From Darkman Almighty@VERT/BEERS20 to Ogg on Mon Apr 12 18:09:00 2021
    Here is my collection which includes some legit, and some others
    that have been passed off as something else:

    hhtps://photos.kolico.ca/tmp/coins-IMG_20210411.jpg

    Ha, thats funny, I have a few of these too! looks like same coins are being passed for it size and colour. The rabbit one is the candian centennial issue, i have the whole set and a I recognize a couple, namely the euros and the franc. The ship 25c 1966 what is on the other side?
  • From Ogg@VERT/CAPCITY2 to Darkman Almighty on Tue Apr 13 09:39:00 2021
    Hello Darkman Almighty!

    ** On Monday 12.04.21 - 18:09, Darkman Almighty wrote to Ogg:

    hhtps://photos.kolico.ca/tmp/coins-IMG_20210411.jpg

    Ha, thats funny, I have a few of these too! looks like same
    coins are being passed for it size and colour.

    That is precisely what has happend, either wittingly or
    unwittingly.

    The rabbit one is the candian centennial issue, i have the
    whole set and a I recognize a couple, namely the euros and
    the franc.

    The rabbit (1967) is part of a set issued by the Canadian Mint
    during Canada's centennial. They are the most beautiful series,
    imho. I too have a mint set from way back then, encased in hard
    plastic.

    The franc is an easy one to swap with a quarter.


    The ship 25c 1966 what is on the other side? -+-

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  • From Darkman Almighty@VERT/BEERS20 to Ogg on Thu Apr 15 18:53:00 2021
    The rabbit (1967) is part of a set issued by the Canadian Mint
    during Canada's centennial. They are the most beautiful series,
    imho. I too have a mint set from way back then, encased in hard plastic.

    Nice. I think I do too and a letter opener with some as well. 1967 was a big year!

    The ship 25c 1966 what is on the other side? -+-

    A younger ER II.

    I do like the ship on it. I see it's from Bahamas. Makes you wish you went down there to get it.. say the beach.
  • From JIMMY ANDERSON@VERT/OTHETA to DARKMAN ALMIGHTY on Fri Apr 16 10:35:00 2021
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    My wife still has her stamps, but it was more of a hobby and just having different stuff, and not for 'value.' But she hasn't touched it in YEARS...

    Oh that's great. That's how you have to look at it, more of a hobby. I like the picture or the backstory of why the stamp was issued, commemorative ones in particular. Those days where collections are
    worth $$ have passed, it's usually on rare or older issued where the production run was not as high. One example of that is comic books and sports cards.

    I don't collect cards, but comics? Oh yeah! LOL People that are not into collecting will see something old and worn (and maybe torn) and think
    becasue it's old it's valuable, but that's not the case at all.

    And recent stuff? Cover value, except for low print run alt covers and
    key issues...



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  • From Ogg@VERT/CAPCITY2 to Dr. What on Sat Apr 17 09:51:00 2021
    Hello Dr. What!

    ** On Saturday 10.04.21 - 10:28, Dr. What wrote to Darkman Almighty:

    ..Those days where collections are worth $$ have passed,
    it's usually on rare or older issued where the production
    run was not as high. One example of that is comic books
    and sports cards.

    I'm remembering the movie "Charade" with Cary Grant and
    Audrey Hepburn.

    I just finished watching it in 3 late-night sessions over the
    course of a week.

    [spoiler]:
    Gur uvqqra "zbarl" vf npghnyyl ener cbfgntr fgnzcf gung
    jrer cynprq ba na rairybcr ohg arire frag. Rirelbar gb
    frnepurf sbe gur zbarl whfg vtaberf gur rairybcr jvgu gur
    ener fgnzcf.

    It was a cute film. Grant at 59 at the time was obviously having
    fun in that role. Hepburn only 34 was still quite a beauty.

    The plot has several weaknesses. [1] There is no explanation how
    the original $250K in gold "converts" itself into the [cbfgntr
    fgnzcf]. I'd be more interested in WHO still has the gold. How
    can anyone truly anticipate that something like [cbfgntr fgnzcf]
    would even retain value much less increase to $250K over time.
    [2] The fake CIA director: security must be really slack at the
    American Embassy if an imposter can just walk in and occupy an
    office! [3] The kid. His voice didn't seem to fit. It sounded
    like it was just dubbed in by an adult trying to sound like a
    kid [4] The rooftop action fight scene. At one point Grant is
    just hanging by his fingers over the edge. Then a split second
    later you see the hooked-hand antagonist flipping backwards
    hitting a wall. There is no explanation how Grant got his
    footing back on the roof.

    In all, the film looked like a charming exercise to pair Grant
    and Hepburn into a pseudo thriller trying to be a romantic-
    comedy at the same time [1] the shower scene, and [2] the funny
    face he makes as the true Embassy official.

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  • From Ogg@VERT/CAPCITY2 to Darkman Almighty on Sat Apr 17 09:54:00 2021
    Hello Darkman Almighty!

    ** On Monday 12.04.21 - 17:58, Darkman Almighty wrote to Dr. What:

    I'm remembering the movie "Charade" with Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn.


    really. I will have to look into that movie. I really like Cary Grant too so that works. -+- SBBSecho 3.12-Linux

    Finished watching it last night after 3 sessions. You really
    don't learn much about philately in that one. The closeups and
    the brief explanation by the merchant where pretty good though.


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