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General Philatelic/Local Stamp Clubs : Looking for Club or Collector in Southern Minnesota

 

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08 Nov 2021
12:37:42pm
I have been contacted by a woman who lives in southern Minnesota. Her mother was from the Quad City area (Rock Island, Davenport). While clearing out her mother's house, she discovered that he mom had a stamp collection. They are relocating the collection to southern Minnesota this weekend and would be interested in having someone take a look at it and help them in deciding what to do with it.

Any suggestions?

George

PS: I have not seen the collection, but she has sent several pictures. I will try to locate them and post in this thread..
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08 Nov 2021
03:17:41pm
re: Looking for Club or Collector in Southern Minnesota

Here are three pics I was able to find. Collection will be in the Mankato area next week. More pics will be available at that time. If interested in helping them decide what to do with the stamps, please let me now and I will forward contact information.

George

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08 Nov 2021
05:57:16pm
re: Looking for Club or Collector in Southern Minnesota

if this is representative of the rest of the collection, it will have very little monetary or philatelic value. It's basically a starter collection.

IF the individual is considering collecting, this might be the most important start, because it represents the family's initial efforts.

If this is instead how do monetize it, there's not much here.

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biggeorge
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08 Nov 2021
10:50:44pm
re: Looking for Club or Collector in Southern Minnesota

I realize that this collection is of little monetary value. It has been my experience over the years that a family may want to hear that their relative "enjoyed the collection, spent a good deal of time maintaining it and loved it." They may then wish to keep it as a family memento or perhaps someone in the family may want to explore stamp collecting. If they do want to dispose of the collection, I offer the option of a donation to a local club (In the past it used to be the the Stamp Out Cancer Auction). A club can always used the collection as an inducement to younger collectors or put the stamps in a "penny box" or even sell the collection and put the funds into the club treasury or donate the proceeds to a charity.

For 43 years the QCSC has been a part of the Stamp Out Cancer Auction. This year marks the end of the auction The age of club members and lack of volunteers has made it impractical to continue. However, those donations that do come in the future will be sold at a monthly club auction with the proceeds to go the the American Cancer Society.

I don't think that anyone in the family in question has knowledge of stamp collecting and may be concerned about the value of the stamps value. A face-to-face meeting with a collecotr or a club may help.

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jkc1999

09 Nov 2021
06:26:03am
re: Looking for Club or Collector in Southern Minnesota

Here's a list of stamp clubs in MN:

https://norps.org/list-of-local-stamp-clubs/

The one in Crystal is less than an hour from Mankato. There's an email address for contact information, someone may be willing to point them in the right direction.


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11 Nov 2021
04:13:08pm
re: Looking for Club or Collector in Southern Minnesota

David and Jackie,

Thank you for the input. I will forward list of clubs to the family. Maybe someone will become a new collector!

George

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Pogopossum

14 Nov 2021
01:49:51pm
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George-
I live in Lakeville and hope to attend the meeting of the Maplewood Stamp Club next Thursday. From their Facebook page:

"Our club meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at the First Lutheran Church, 4000 Linden Street at Hwy 61 and County Road F, White Bear Lake. Doors are open at 6:30 p.m. for conversation and informal trading. The meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. Program and Auction follows the meeting."

I haven't been there in several years what with the pandemic and all, but hope to start to attend regularly now that I've retired. The auction is a lot of fun. If you are interested in attending PM me, we can meet in Lakeville and go up together (weather permitting Happy )

Unfortunately I haven't found an active club south of the river.

Geoff



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14 Nov 2021
09:36:42pm
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I would try to contact a club member first. Many clubs are still meeting via online services, and not in person meetings.

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biggeorge

08 Nov 2021
12:37:42pm

I have been contacted by a woman who lives in southern Minnesota. Her mother was from the Quad City area (Rock Island, Davenport). While clearing out her mother's house, she discovered that he mom had a stamp collection. They are relocating the collection to southern Minnesota this weekend and would be interested in having someone take a look at it and help them in deciding what to do with it.

Any suggestions?

George

PS: I have not seen the collection, but she has sent several pictures. I will try to locate them and post in this thread..

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biggeorge

08 Nov 2021
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re: Looking for Club or Collector in Southern Minnesota

Here are three pics I was able to find. Collection will be in the Mankato area next week. More pics will be available at that time. If interested in helping them decide what to do with the stamps, please let me now and I will forward contact information.

George

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08 Nov 2021
05:57:16pm

re: Looking for Club or Collector in Southern Minnesota

if this is representative of the rest of the collection, it will have very little monetary or philatelic value. It's basically a starter collection.

IF the individual is considering collecting, this might be the most important start, because it represents the family's initial efforts.

If this is instead how do monetize it, there's not much here.

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biggeorge

08 Nov 2021
10:50:44pm

re: Looking for Club or Collector in Southern Minnesota

I realize that this collection is of little monetary value. It has been my experience over the years that a family may want to hear that their relative "enjoyed the collection, spent a good deal of time maintaining it and loved it." They may then wish to keep it as a family memento or perhaps someone in the family may want to explore stamp collecting. If they do want to dispose of the collection, I offer the option of a donation to a local club (In the past it used to be the the Stamp Out Cancer Auction). A club can always used the collection as an inducement to younger collectors or put the stamps in a "penny box" or even sell the collection and put the funds into the club treasury or donate the proceeds to a charity.

For 43 years the QCSC has been a part of the Stamp Out Cancer Auction. This year marks the end of the auction The age of club members and lack of volunteers has made it impractical to continue. However, those donations that do come in the future will be sold at a monthly club auction with the proceeds to go the the American Cancer Society.

I don't think that anyone in the family in question has knowledge of stamp collecting and may be concerned about the value of the stamps value. A face-to-face meeting with a collecotr or a club may help.

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jkc1999

09 Nov 2021
06:26:03am

re: Looking for Club or Collector in Southern Minnesota

Here's a list of stamp clubs in MN:

https://norps.org/list-of-local-stamp-clubs/

The one in Crystal is less than an hour from Mankato. There's an email address for contact information, someone may be willing to point them in the right direction.


Jackie

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biggeorge

11 Nov 2021
04:13:08pm

re: Looking for Club or Collector in Southern Minnesota

David and Jackie,

Thank you for the input. I will forward list of clubs to the family. Maybe someone will become a new collector!

George

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Pogopossum

14 Nov 2021
01:49:51pm

re: Looking for Club or Collector in Southern Minnesota

George-
I live in Lakeville and hope to attend the meeting of the Maplewood Stamp Club next Thursday. From their Facebook page:

"Our club meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at the First Lutheran Church, 4000 Linden Street at Hwy 61 and County Road F, White Bear Lake. Doors are open at 6:30 p.m. for conversation and informal trading. The meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. Program and Auction follows the meeting."

I haven't been there in several years what with the pandemic and all, but hope to start to attend regularly now that I've retired. The auction is a lot of fun. If you are interested in attending PM me, we can meet in Lakeville and go up together (weather permitting Happy )

Unfortunately I haven't found an active club south of the river.

Geoff



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14 Nov 2021
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re: Looking for Club or Collector in Southern Minnesota

I would try to contact a club member first. Many clubs are still meeting via online services, and not in person meetings.

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