Should I find someone to give my childhood small stamp collection?

piegrande

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My wife and i came back to southern Texas March 8 for spring break, then got trapped when they closed the border. And, just before we took off from our mountain home, I realized she had some dementia. I got her on coconut oil, used in Asia for such problems, and three days later she did not seem the same person at all. I did it because a man posted his 85 year old father has dementia so bad he could not dress himself, and if you dressed him, he could not walk. After 37 days on coconut oil, his dad can put on his clothes and go for a walk, and find his way home. My wife wasn't that bad, but there was an almost immediate change in her.

While we are trapped here, in our seldom used mobile home, we have been tossing out old 'treasures'. I am referring to the things which fill our homes, and we can't bear to toss out. When we die, our kids will come in, get a large dumpster and take most of it to the dump. I explained it to my wife and she agrees. She has pitched a lot of stuff no one else would give space to. Me, too.

I found the old beat-up stamp book I had when I was maybe 10 or 12. I have a certain number of old stamps, none considered valuable at the time. I want a guess or loose opinion. Would it be justified to find a kid who is interested in stamps, and give him that old book rather than pitching it, or letting our kids put it in the dumpster?
 

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I dont think many kids collect stamps anymore I still do . Have you thought about donating some of your things their are agencies that will come and pick them up. Dont throw the stamps away Please lol Tommy
 

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Suggestion: Give it to a Boy Scout Stamp Collecting counselor; he can teach young scouts the history behind each stamp.
Don.......

I was going to suggest the same thing... I personally have a huge collection - (just because it's huge, doesn't mean it's worth anything more than squat today). I've already tried to get my kids interested, set them each up with a meaningful beginning.

No interest whatsoever.....

I guess I'll go in the direction of the Boy Scouts too.

Such a shame, there were people who put their lifetimes into stamp collecting......

But, to be honest, I lost interest as well....
 

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Yeah what the guys said...
Pretty sure the Scouts have merit badges for philately
 

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Don.....
 

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Hey Don, believe I've a copy of that book! I'm too lazy to make a special effort to find it. A lot of my collection came from that purchase from the 90 y/o former scout leader in Madison, Ohio = Don King....

Oh, from that thread about the letter I posted of the lady who'd died Reminds me I gotta get off my duff - once again. For being so happily retired, seems I always find something better to do than what I should be doing.....
 

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PLEASE don't throw it away! I always see people joking about other peoples finds, saying things like "If you don't want it anymore just send it my way..." but seriously! If you don't want them anymore I'm sure somebody will take them!
 

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I would pay shipping I just got some from My Wifes Grand Father. I love to collect stuff. I like to save History thats why I detect......Tommy
 

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Hope you can find a kid to give a starter to. Remember, if uncancelled, the stamps can still be used for postage. Over the yrs. I saw many old stamps used. Had to ask window clerk once if 1/2 cent stamps were still legitimate. They were. Good luck.
 

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I have a good sized collection myself but lost interest when they went to forever stamps...it was forever not the same after that.
 

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I just posted my frustration on another Stamp Collecting thread.

Ain't many stamp collectors still around.

Just had a power surge reboot, danged. At least TNet came up again. Don't know if my post on the collecting forum actually still exists. Don't remember what I said there, so = once again, whatever.
 

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