Much Consternation with Early Stamp Vending Machines

The following article was taken the Creswick Advertiser (Victoria) 6 January 1914 upon the introduction of stamp vending machines into Melbourne. The article was sourced from Stampboards a very informative internet discussion group. The article is transcribed (bottom of page) for ease of reading. Verbatim transcription as follows: The stamp

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Collection Selection

This list is for those looking for ideas to commence or refine a stamp collection: Postal History  – Even modern commercial letters are difficult to source.  Contemporary covers with solo stamp franking can be particularly lucrative. Thematic  – A thematic collection can incorporate complimentary non-stamp materials.  Take a scrapbooking approach

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Value Collecting

When selecting an area to collect or choosing to refine an existing collection it is OK to take an approach that provides maximum benefit for yourself. This is not a selfish approach, in view of the actual benefits available: Mental Health – In our modern society, with the pace of

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