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Old 07-10-2020, 08:25 AM   #16
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I think people are more sensitive now. My father often joked about being called a "bloody foreigner". He admired the English, saying that they were honest and basically kind, but also stubborn and bloody-minded. He thought it was that same bloody-mindedness that had won the war. It was easy to make friends with an American, he used to say, but there was no guarantee that he would be there when you needed him; it was much harder to make friends with an Englishman, but if you managed it, you had a friend for life.

Of course, he was generalising in precisely the same way as those others generalised when they called him a bloody foreigner. The point is that in those days, people took offence less readily and were more willing to make allowances.
 
Old 07-10-2020, 09:04 AM   #17
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Now I am wondering how my home built shop tool box would look pasted with stamps instead of motorcycle stickers.
 
Old 07-10-2020, 05:10 PM   #18
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Maybe "sticks and stones" should be taught more?
I'm sure I could call you things that would offend you to a point where the teaching of "sticks and stones" evaporates.
Maybe "try walking in my shoes" should be taught more?
 
Old 07-10-2020, 05:24 PM   #19
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Old 07-10-2020, 05:53 PM   #20
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In the '50s and '60s an ad in comic books offered a jillion stamps for a dime. I bit. Weeks later a jillion stamps arrived, arranged willy-nilly, saran-wrapped to a square of thin cardboard. They weren't good as postage, of course. Many were from countries that didn't exist anymore. Does anyone recognize this? Know the company?
I would like to bring back the original question. I recognize the question and can vouch for what RandomTroll is stating.

I do remember the ad about the package of stamps in the comic books back in the 60's for the stamps. In my youth, and even today, I have a interest in stamps and obtained one or two of the stamp packages. The stamps inside the package would contain numerous (usually about a 100 stamps), from various countries around the world. At the time I had two stamp books: (1) One stamp book for the country I lived in (the United States). And, (2) Other countries of the world.

The stamps in the package of stamps would help the new stamp collector have a supply of stamps from other countries to start a stamp book with stamps of various countries.

At this time I do not remember the name of the company. If I ever remember, or find something in my records on how to find the name of the company, I will get back.

Last edited by greencedar; 07-10-2020 at 06:07 PM. Reason: added 'stamp book'& various coutries
 
Old 07-10-2020, 07:37 PM   #21
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My phrase wasn't directed toward you ondoho.

There is about a zero chance you could call me a name that I would take personally. And that is my complaint about the world. If it's a name or a statue or whatever that doesn't really hurt one. One just think it does.

There was a book titled "I'm OK, You're OK." I took that book to my heart and soul and try to live by that logic.

Back to the Original Post. I'd be willing to bet that in the back of old magazines you could find that ad. Maybe some sort of web review? I think Popular Science or such had put all of their work online.

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Old 07-11-2020, 05:20 AM   #22
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In the '50s and '60s an ad in comic books offered a jillion stamps for a dime. I bit. Weeks later a jillion stamps arrived, arranged willy-nilly, saran-wrapped to a square of thin cardboard. They weren't good as postage, of course. Many were from countries that didn't exist anymore. Does anyone recognize this? Know the company?
Yes, I do!
It was in the 70s though, in a magazine, and they were not saran-wrapped. Of course they weren't good as postage. But the country they came from still exists.
 
Old 07-12-2020, 09:27 AM   #23
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Yes, I do!
It was in the 70s though, in a magazine, and they were not saran-wrapped.
How were they packaged? I used 'saran' loosely: it was some kind of plastic wrap that stuck to itself in the same way, but sturdier than saran-wrap.

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But the country they came from still exists.
Mine came from a variety of countries. I asked because 1 of the countries, Baluchistan, has made the news, the separatist group perpetrating violence in Pakistan. In the '70s I knew an Iranian who had served in their Baluchi region when in Iran's army. He told me they were so poor they ate grass, which he seemed to think funny.
 
Old 07-12-2020, 10:00 AM   #24
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Know the company?
IIRC it was "Littleton Stamp Company" in New Hampshire
 
Old 07-12-2020, 05:09 PM   #25
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IIRC it was "Littleton Stamp Company" in New Hampshire
jmccue,

Thanks!After reading the history of the Littleton Coin / Stamp Company it is obvious that Littleton Coin /Stamp Company is the one that ran its ads in comic books.

Here is the link to the Littleton Coin / Stamp Company history:

https://www.littletoncoin.com/shop/History

Alan

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Old 07-13-2020, 12:14 AM   #26
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IIRC it was "Littleton Stamp Company" in New Hampshire
That sounds like it. Thanks. Why did you remember?
 
Old 07-13-2020, 10:12 AM   #27
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I really do not know, I just remember seeing their ads everywhere over the years. I could not escape them
 
Old 07-13-2020, 11:11 AM   #28
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Well, after searching. Lookee at what I found.

https://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale...torcycle+stamp

I was corresponding with another member about putting motorcycle stamps instead on my toolbox.
 
Old 07-16-2020, 03:27 AM   #29
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How were they packaged? I used 'saran' loosely: it was some kind of plastic wrap that stuck to itself in the same way, but sturdier than saran-wrap.



Mine came from a variety of countries. I asked because 1 of the countries, Baluchistan, has made the news, the separatist group perpetrating violence in Pakistan. In the '70s I knew an Iranian who had served in their Baluchi region when in Iran's army. He told me they were so poor they ate grass, which he seemed to think funny.
Just cardboard.

I have eaten grass myself. Don't mean I'm from any of these countries.
 
  


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