H. E. Harris used to run those little ads in the back of every comic book, along with the ones showing how I could get my own pony by selling White Cloverine Brand Salve, and see through things with x-ray specs from Johnson Smith & Co. "'See' the bones in your fingers, lead in a pencil, etc."--with the word "see" in quotation marks--sounded cool, but I wasn't old enough to catch the full and misleading implication.john94549 wrote:After reading up, I learned that I was not the only lad collecting in the 1950s.
nisiprius wrote:Is this a case where selling individual things item by item (and throwing out the rest) might be better than selling "a collection?"
cinghiale wrote:A brief description: We hold a single “book” of stamps of 50 pages. Around 36 of those pages are filled with sheets of stamps, with 50 to 100 stamps per sheet. Most are from the 1930s and 1940s, with 5 cent “Oppressed Nations” stamps from 1943 predominating. There are also quite a few foreign, mostly German Reich stamps in the mix.
22twain wrote:I used to collect US new issues alongside the couple of European countries that I specialize in. I stopped doing that several years ago, and for the last couple of years my wife and I have been cannibalizing those US stamps for our mail. A 20c + 25c combination has been the perfect combination for a while, but now we'll have to get some 1c stamps to supplement it. Or we can overpay with 22c + 25c, or 18c + 29c.
bertilak wrote:He did continue to look things over and found a few things he thought might sell in a show -- these were stamps on envelopes and postcards that were hand-written by the sender or had interesting pictures -- like one nice big one that had a picture of a pre-Hindenberg-disaster dirigible from Germany.
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