This isn't my first time here but I either, a) totally forgot the email I was using and/or password or, b) I go inactive and get culled from the herd. That said after a few years of sitting idle my collection is again active. After a separation, a job change and a few years of 60-80 hour work weeks life is back to being predictable and routine and I couldn't be more thankful for it! OK, so 60 hour work weeks pop up every now and then but I digress.
As for collecting my interests are varied - basically if I see a stamp or cover I want it! I collect the United States of America, Canada, Liechtenstein, Poland and US Canal Zone. I'm in the embryonic stages of adding Germany and Austria to the mix and as I trudge through kiloware I'm coming across a boat load of Machins - too many to ignore. I also snatch up anything I come across from Australia for my ex-wife.
Additionally I like topical collecting. US only I collect Arkansas, Louisiana, Alaska, New Mexico, Texas, North Carolina, Pittsburgh, California, Nondenominated US Postage, National Parks, NASA & US Space Program, America at War and Weapons on US Stamps. Worldwide topical themes are Nudes & Pinups, US Bicentennial, "Baseball, Basketball and Football" and Ships & Watercraft.
Everything else falls into a rather unorganized and disjointed (at present) WW collection. I also can't resist covers with contents, first flight covers... on and on.
Post by michaelcayley on Sept 30, 2016 9:39:32 GMT -5
Ron Great to see your post! I hope you enjoy your time back with us. And that we will see pics of some of your stamps. Do ask if there is anything you need help with. And when you have a moment, do cast your eye over the Forum rules - stampbears.net/thread/8/forum-rules They are mostly common sense and probably pretty well identical to what you remember from your previous membership.
Michael, currently majoring on France to 1990, worldwide to 1930 and British Commonwealth from Queen Victoria to King George VI.
Post by FairyFoot on Sept 30, 2016 11:05:12 GMT -5
Hello and welcome back.
I am a letter writer, snailmail addict. I send therefore I receive. I also manage a letter writing/correspondence forum called A World of Snail Mail and have a blog with some pictures shown on Instagram of incoming and outgoing post. Stamp themes - science, nature, postal history, maps, nice stamps.
Ron, welcome back to Stamp Bears. I look forward to your participation in our threads. Mike
Collecting Canada, US, UK, Ireland, Germany, Australia, NZ, France & Austria. Also collecting some classic era stamps of British Commonwealth countries and topicals like WW2, Capt. Cook, Horatio Nelson.
Post by zepherusbane on Oct 18, 2016 20:52:06 GMT -5
Welcome back Ron, great to see you again. I recall that before ronnie you were bengalpaws on the old site.
World wide collector, primarily focused on United States, Great Britain, Canada, Philippines, Singapore, India, Germany, New Zealand, Australia, China, Imperial China, Republic of China, Panama, Canal Zone, Argentina, and South Africa. Topically collecting Dragons, Military (Tanks, Aircraft, Ships, Guns, Wars, etc.), Hot Air Balloons, and Historical Events. I also love interesting covers, postcards,and maximum cards from anywhere in the world!
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