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Pillar Of The Community
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Posted 09/10/2010   9:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Edwin to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
HOLY STAMP FACTORY! awesome I missed this thread too...
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Posted 09/11/2010   10:27 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add KirkS to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
KJV:

I've just read all 7 pages of this post and I have to say that I'm a little overwhelmed, a little frightened, and very impressed by your "work flow" and how well you've refined the process.

I never thought I would say it, but Thank God, I don't have that many stamps!

Seriously, thanks for sharing this great thread.

KirkS
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Australia
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Posted 09/15/2010   12:03 am  Show Profile Check KGV Collector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add KGV Collector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Have just survived a total white-out.
The worst stamp blizzard ever.
It lasted a good 7 days.

All the raw kiloware is now sorted. My wife did it all and I can not thank her enough. Over 50kgs of stamps off paper have been sorted into denominations, sets and singular stamps.
At present the high denominations are being put into order by my wife and I am up to 2004 with the letter rate stamp cataloguing.

The stamps are revolting again. Here they come. There going to take over. We can not hold them back.

It is a great experience and I am very pleased to say that we are still fresh and still have a healthy mind set about it all.

Maybe another 6 to 8 weeks and we will have finished. It was just a dream in Feb this year. It is no longer an if, it is now a matter of when.

Thanks to all for your support! KGV and Family.
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Australia
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Posted 10/20/2010   06:04 am  Show Profile Check KGV Collector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add KGV Collector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


The 4 tubs on the floor hold the stock for making the packets from 300 to 1700 different stamps. It is complete for packet numbers wanted.

The the stack of tubs on the left hold the general stock from 1966 to 2009.

The stack of tubs on the right hold the stamps from 1966 ~ 2010 that are partially sorted. They will all be sorted into general stock &/or stockbooks.

That finishes this stage of the packet making process. All the stock is now in place to start to make the packets themselves. We are going to take a couple of weeks off to freshen up & then get stuck into the packet making. John & family.
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Australia
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Posted 10/20/2010   07:16 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Crikey John.........I'm lost for words.
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United States
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Posted 10/20/2010   08:40 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampvirgin to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
rod,,that catalog of US stamps, the visual one you posted earlier.. do you still have those a link to the originals?
John, that is incredible work, and I am glad to hear your family is involved...
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United States
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Posted 10/20/2010   10:11 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bfranton to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nothing like putting a Minor Collection in perspective! Wonder if I can teach BarryKat to catalog?
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Edited by bfranton - 10/20/2010 10:15 am
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Canada
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Posted 10/20/2010   11:27 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Puzzler to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Excellent work John and family!

Thanks for making us part of the story as it unfolded too!

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Australia
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Posted 10/20/2010   11:40 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
No SV,
Scott contacted the poster and threatened him with a "cease and desist"
and made him remove his link.
It was he who inspired me to start scanning stamps.
That would have been ten years ago approx.

He was a computer geek and did explain how he organised
a robot to seek out and download images with scott numbers
throughout the web, but it was over my head at the time.


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Australia
3065 Posts
Posted 10/20/2010   7:58 pm  Show Profile Check KGV Collector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add KGV Collector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


Thank you very much Puzzler for the idea!

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Canada
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Posted 10/20/2010   8:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Puzzler to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I am Happy to be part of a Happy idea.

I forget what I suggested and where, but that cancel or printer output looks really nice.

What is intended for that? Will that be placed on packing slips or envelopes or web-site or ?? Is that your logo or part of your signage so to speak? Part of letterhead?

How did you get it or make it? I like the double lined circle too.

I have to have one now. I must try this out, maybe in Print Shop or something similar, but with a hexagon perhaps. Hmmm, a circular or rounded item is more pleasing to the eye though. Experimentation needed!

Have you seen Spock's store logo on BidStart that someone here (scb)? I forget) made up? An elephant. Looks snazzy (nice). I like it.
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Canada
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Posted 10/20/2010   8:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Puzzler to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Oh, maybe you mean the happy face I put on the back's of envelopes so people will be happier when they open the envelope? Yes, same idea, great thought.
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Pillar Of The Community
Australia
3065 Posts
Posted 10/20/2010   9:11 pm  Show Profile Check KGV Collector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add KGV Collector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Spot on Puzzler!

Your smilie on the back of the envelope
and the reason why really grabbed me.
To try and make a happy experience when stamping!
I believe that is why we all collect stamps
because it makes us happy!
An echo of your words Puzzler!

The cost of a humble rubber stamp is far less
than getting stuff printed.

Will use this stamp on the back of envelops
and anywhere else it suits.

The designers at the print shop
take just minuets to do the job.
I have 2 more I would like to get!
An oval and a squared circle.

Thanks again! John
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Pillar Of The Community
Australia
3065 Posts
Posted 12/27/2010   07:52 am  Show Profile Check KGV Collector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add KGV Collector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Soaking used Australian self adhesive stamps off paper.
More the last 5 years of Aust dec being the 50c and 55c eras.

After some months of trying to remove these stamps off paper and having tried many, many different ways of doing this I have an answer in the simplest way possible.
I have found that by soaking the stamps in very warm, soapy water for 40 mins and then drying them out totally again and then soak the stamps, the same for the second time for 15 mins and they come off paper with an ease that is surprising.
This method I have tried repeatedly, all with the same great result. Happy stamping KGV.
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United States
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Posted 12/27/2010   07:59 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Donna Merkle to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Well all I can say is that all the floral stamps are well watered. You have much more patience and fortitude than I ever could have had.

Donna
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