Monday, August 20, 2018
Williams Street Swap Shop & "The Deal On Beale" !
3:53 pm cdt
Turner Broadcasting, the Adult Swim & Cartoon Network,
The William Street Swap Shop and great host Zach White along with his great technicians, Jackson, Jay and Eddie, honored me
with a week-long celebration of my birthday that included three one hour live broadcasts seen throughout the world.
On the front page, Zach, me, Jackson and Jay (Eddie is with us
on the side) !
The first, a live one hour interview from
my home on the phone on August 1st.
a live one hour visit in my home on August 8th.
played the piano and sang for viewers. Zach is talking with me about stamp collecting in the photo below.
Thank you, Jackson, for the fantastic Memphis T-Shirt (I'm wearing
it) that you designed for me. It was the best birthday surprise ever !
Finally a visit downtown that I arranged for
Zach and his great crew prior to their departure from Memphis.
I took the Swap Shop crew on a tour of Memphis
after I had dinner with them at Blues City Cafe on Beale Street.
Thank you Johnny Stinson, Lonnie Hammer, James Alexander and Boo Mitchell for accepting my invitation to participate.
I also want to thank Johnny and Cathy Stinson
and all of my beautiful friends who made it to the surprise birthday party for me at Lafayette's Music Hall in Overton Square
! It was an unforgettable evening ! Much love to all !
The Williams Street Swap Shop is seen by
millions of viewers daily at 5pm Eastern, 4pm Central
you Zach White, Matthew Hutchinson, Jackson, Jay, Eddie, Turner Broadcasting, AdultSwim, the Cartoon Network and The Williams
Street Swap Shop, Blues City Cafe and The Hard Rock Cafe Memphis for "The Deal on Beale", and for my making
my birthday a very special one.
that he'll be back very soon to do another special with me.
Stay tuned !
For the next few weeks I'll be talking
about the first day covers of ArtCraft along with everything else.
ArtCraft closed it's doors recently after 76 years of making philatelic history.
I'm predicting a sudden, salubrious escalation in the value
of the ArtCraft cachet, all ArtCraft first day covers and ArtCraft portrait cards.
Including those connected to the Postal Commemorative Society
Their departure signals the end of an extraordinarily crucial,
very important, highly significant and exceedingly meaningful period in philately
A mournful signal which will be heard around the world and
lamented throughout the multitude of collectors
and Sam August treasured their associations with the world's greatest philatelists
Leo's contributions to our hobby were significant enough
to earn the coveted Luft Award and a place in the American Philatelic Society Hall of Fame.
ArtCraft has well-earned it's place in the great chronological
record in the history of philately.
raised ink, line-engraved intaglio printed cachets rank among the most aesthetic in the world.
ArtCraft cachets are not just beautiful.
They are works
of art that showcase the wonders of the world and illuminate the powers of human creativity and ingenuity.
The Coober Pedy Cover
One of the World's Great Philatelic Rarities
Could this become la pièce
de résistance de toute la modern Australian philatélie ?
Coober Pedy is a town in northern South Australia. The town is sometimes referred to as the "opal
capital of the world" because of the quantity of precious opals that are mined there. Coober Pedy is renowned for its
below-ground residences,called "dugouts", which are built in this fashion due to the scorching daytime heat.
The name "Coober Pedy" comes from the local Aboriginal term kupa-piti, which means "white man's hole".
Opal was found in Coober Pedy on 1 February 1915; since then the town has been supplying most of the world's gem-quality
opal. Coober Pedy today relies as much on tourism as the opal mining industry to provide the community with employment
and sustainability. Coober Pedy has over 70 opal fields and is the largest opal mining area in the world.
Pedy - no village, no buildings, no roads, just desert, mountains dotted with boulders. A bizarre lunar landscape, but
for opal seekers is the most exciting place on earth, where again every day is the true challenge, happiness and luck just
a shovel width apart and where life is defined by two words: winners and losers. Coober Pedy, grab your hat, throw it
into the air and where it lands start digging !
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