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14 16 Donations what are they used for?
by tomiseksj
Nov 9, 2015 22:09:14 GMT
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10 47 Tools That You Will Need & How To Begin to Stamp Collect
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93 1,003 Moved: Penny Black supporters draw
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Feb 12, 2016 7:33:06 GMT
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499 8,035 Another Collecting Problem
by BC
Feb 12, 2016 5:55:38 GMT
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22 405 Causes of Toning
by rod222
Feb 12, 2016 5:10:38 GMT

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5 42 Online resources on issues Mexican Revolution 1913-1916
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53 642 South Australia : Stamps.
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Feb 11, 2016 2:41:55 GMT
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36 235 Tuvalu Commemorative Stamps
by BC
Feb 11, 2016 14:33:58 GMT

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10 90 Nicaragua : Stamps.
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Dec 9, 2015 0:59:12 GMT
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42 312 Anguilla: Definitive Stamps
by BC
Feb 12, 2016 5:34:59 GMT
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51 718 Brazil : Stamps
by rod222
Feb 3, 2016 12:18:35 GMT

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169 3,225 Philatelic Exhibitions-------Great Britain..
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Feb 9, 2016 15:56:57 GMT
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15 105 WWII Letters from Father and Mother to Enlisted Son
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Feb 9, 2016 17:06:17 GMT
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Jan 31, 2016 20:34:39 GMT

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27 180 Season's Greetings from APS
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Dec 23, 2015 17:42:14 GMT

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6 28 JamesW eBay Store
by jamesw
Jan 9, 2016 2:59:35 GMT

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Feb 3, 2016 3:10:06 GMT
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106 1,772 cinderella giveaway
by Londonbus1
Feb 11, 2016 8:52:15 GMT
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3 37 Stamp Sales for Kelly
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Oct 21, 2015 10:58:14 GMT
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47 188 South Africa Minisheets and Czech FDC's
by rod222
Jan 3, 2016 21:47:13 GMT
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34 213 The Londonbus Xmas 2015 Prize Draw package.
by alanl
Feb 7, 2016 23:34:31 GMT
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306 1,986 Stamp sale from a Bus !!
by Londonbus1
Jan 20, 2016 6:30:09 GMT

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66 696 Introducing StampWorldHistory.com
by Jen B
Feb 12, 2016 2:43:29 GMT
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by Jen B
Feb 9, 2016 3:51:12 GMT

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tomiseksj: Try to think of it as going from "most" recent to "next most" recent to "next, next most" recent, etc. :) Feb 7, 2016 13:50:50 GMT
rod222: Right ! (embarassed silence) :) but I know where I tripped, in an open thread topic, the "PREV" works there. I was discombobulated. Feb 7, 2016 14:22:09 GMT
firstfrog2013: Lost an entire day of stamping assisting a friend with a couple floor installs. Hope today is more productive in those regards. Feb 7, 2016 14:22:30 GMT
rod222: You helped a friend, and a nice injection of self esteem....... I think you are in front :) Feb 7, 2016 14:23:52 GMT
philatelia: Ah but the stamp karma spirits will reward you for your kindness - just wait and see - it always balances out! Feb 7, 2016 15:55:46 GMT
Admin: I feel like a rockstar when I walk Kirby, everyone wants to meet him, I have had cops pull over and come over to see him, off they went in there navy blue uniforms covered in white hair and sleves covered in drool or as we say Kirby Glue. Feb 7, 2016 17:16:08 GMT
Admin: The forums been busy with posts, I checked in last night and when I got up 3 pages of new posts, will need a full pot of coffee to read them all. Feb 7, 2016 17:18:12 GMT
firstfrog2013: A wealth of collecting shares are nice to see when we come here.Kudos to all. Feb 7, 2016 17:59:29 GMT
rod222: Expecting 108 degrees F today, in town. I'll be hiding in the fridge. Feb 8, 2016 22:20:43 GMT
firstfrog2013: It finally snowed, well sort of, we got an inch of powder last night. Guess schools thought we got more cause they were on two hour delay today. Feb 9, 2016 17:11:16 GMT
BC: A lovely 17c (63f) and sunny in Langley, BC (Vancouver). No snow at all this year, except in the mountains. :) Feb 10, 2016 0:33:23 GMT
Mick: This is great. Like Admin I have been offline for a while (visiting my stepson in New Mexico) and there are three pages of posts to catch up on. :-) Feb 11, 2016 0:57:19 GMT
rod222: Western Australia tomorrow, Gascoyne Junction 119 degrees F Feb 11, 2016 9:25:01 GMT
rod222: ...nearly hot enough to fry an egg on the footpath Feb 11, 2016 9:26:32 GMT
KirkS: Wow; seems so strange. At my house, it hasn't been above freezing all week <Brrrr> Feb 11, 2016 15:54:23 GMT
rod222: I don't know how you guys exist in those climes, with heat, you have some respite, early morning 5am- 10am, when it is still cool, and one can bike. Feb 12, 2016 0:31:05 GMT
jamesw: They predict the temperature here in Southern Ontario will dip to -38c tomorrow night, that's with the wind chill. I'm going to stay indoors! Feb 12, 2016 2:57:33 GMT
rod222: I just cannot comprehend that. Feb 12, 2016 3:02:57 GMT
firstfrog2013: I'm not a fan of either heat or cold. A lot of old injuries remind me of any temperature/humidity changes. My ideal year round would be 60-65F cool enough to work and comfortable to sleep. The project in July was brutal around 100F and sunny. Feb 12, 2016 4:28:40 GMT
Jerry B: Rodney. We have a bunch of TSF New Englanders, especially Maine, that survived/surviving days of 0 degrees and below. Feb 12, 2016 7:41:09 GMT