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Old December 16th 03, 01:39 PM
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Ah... Angel understands,
The box of stamps I have is mixed. It would take some doing to
seperate into colours. I could, if you wish start saving stamps in those
colours for you. Then when I have about an ounce or so, send them to you.
I have a several pound box of the ordinary British stamps called
Machins by stamp collectors. They are a profile of the queen and are
extremely common. They come in about every colour you can think of as this
design has been in use for nearly 40 years. If that sounds good I can start
soaking them off paper for you.
"Angel" wrote in message
On Mon, 15 Dec 2003 17:40:16 GMT, "Dave"

Oh suspicious one,
Here's the deal. I have a box of postage stamps that are

worthless. Worthless to stamp collectors that is because they are cheap,
common, and damaged. They still do have value as something to be used in
crafts (collages seem most often use stamps). I want to get rid of them,
but don't want to throw them out.
My motive? Do a good deed. One of my requirements is to return the
stamps I used as postage to send them, therefore I get a "reward" of

stamps for my own stamp collection.


I know exactly what you mean by using them for crafting ... I have a
small collection of similar stamps I've been saving waiting for just
the right "small" project. Most of mine seem to be green - does your
collection happen to tend to blues or reds? If so, I'd love to take
some off your hands.

One project such stamps are perfect for is a stationary box: Use an
old cardboard cigar box or school pencil box (if you can find one!),
cover them with the stamps, lacquer the outside lightly when you're
done, put notepaper, envelopes, etc. inside, and you have a perfect
gift for a long-distance friend or relative for Xmas, birthday, what
have you.

They'd also work to cover a pringles can, which you can fill with
colored pencils, paintbrushes, etc, for an arty friend.

Or a shoebox, to store correspondence.

Lots of uses for old stamps!