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Monday, September 26, 2022

Remarkable Similarities

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Happy Birthday George Gershwin !
George Gershwin

September 26th 1898 - July 11th 1937

Happy Birthday, George !

-David-

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Thursday, September 8, 2022

Goodbye Elizabeth

Goodbye Elizabeth.

I had fun at the Tower of London and Buckingham Palace.

The ravens loved me.

I know they loved you.

So do I.

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God Save The Queen, The King, The United Kingdom,

The United States Of America & The World.

The Crown Will Never Fall.

-David-

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Saturday, June 25, 2022

The Right To Live
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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

The His & Her CoronaVirus Rings

These two rings are the most macabre, ghastly, grim, grisly, gruesome rings that you will ever see ! Two rings that are shockingly repellent and inspire horror ! Yet, at first glance, they are extraordinarily beautiful !

The His & Her matching CoronaVirus rings. Pearl, clear, ruby and emerald glass beads.

Because of their red, white and green stones could these rings have been created in Hungary, perhaps Budapest, the colors of the Hungarian flag ?

1 The CoronaVirus Rings

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2 Side view of jewels supported by the White RNA & "N" Spike Glycoprotein (S) Strands

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3 View Of The Spike Glycoprotein Looking Down At The Left Glycoprotein Cluster With Emerald Stones

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4 View Of The His CoronaVirus Ring At The Top & Hers CoronaVirus Ring On The Bottom

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5 Respective Sizes Of His & Her CoronaVirus Rings Jewel Clusters of Ruby, Diamond and Emerald

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6 Views of the Spike Glycoprotein Rubies, M-Protein Emeralds & Hemagglutinin-Esterase Dimer Diamonds

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7 Facing Spike Glycoprotein Rubies, M-Protein Emeralds With RNA & N Protein Supported Hemagglutinin-Esterase Dimer Diamonds

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8 View Of The Ring Band & Spike Glycoprotein Rubies, M-Protein Emeralds With RNA & N Protein Supported Hemagglutinin-Esterase Dimer Diamonds

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9 Opposite Side Cluster Spike Glycoprotein Rubies, M-Protein Emeralds With RNA & N Protein Supported Hemagglutinin-Esterase Dimer Diamonds

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10 Spike Glycoprotein Rubies, M-Protein Emeralds With RNA & N Protein Supported Hemagglutinin-Esterase Dimer Diamonds Opposing View

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11 Spike Glycoprotein Rubies, M-Protein Emeralds With RNA & N Protein Supported Hemagglutinin-Esterase Dimer Diamonds His & Her Side By Side

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12 Macro Spike Glycoprotein Rubies, M-Protein Emeralds With RNA & N Protein Supported Hemagglutinin-Esterase Dimer Diamonds

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13 Spike Glycoprotein Rubies, M-Protein Emeralds With RNA & N Protein Supported Hemagglutinin-Esterase Dimer Diamond Cluster

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14 Another View

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The Red, White & Green Flag of Hungary (the colors of the ring jewels)

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And finally, the deadliest substance on Earth

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Sunday, May 15, 2022

The Missing Buffalo Penis

I have discovered what may become the greatest find in philatelic history.

United States Scott Catalog© #1392 The American Buffalo stamp with a missing penis.

The American Buffalo was printed on a rotary press through an electric eye guided machine on plates of 200 subjects in four panes of 50.

Issued on July 20, 1970, my mother's 38th birthday and one year after the moon landing, the American Buffalo is a black and light brown stamp tagged with phosphorescent, fluorescent, luminescent ink and paper to facilitate mail handling.

The normal American Buffalo stamp is depicted here.

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The American Buffalo stamp that I have discovered with the missing penis is shown here.

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It's not for sale because it's one of my twisted pranks.
The moral is:
Don't get screwed by any crooked stamp dealer !
There are plenty of them out there.
Research the American Philatelic Society Disciplinary Action list of suspended and expelled members and dealers by clicking here !
Watch your back when buying stamps !

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Friday, May 6, 2022

The Blue Angels

I love the Blue Angels.

When I die tell everyone that "David loved the Blue Angels".

Tell them while I'm living.

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Saturday, April 30, 2022

Staying in Shape at 69

Practicing is one way to stay in shape at 69.

A couple of pics after a workout.

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Monday, April 11, 2022

Ukraine

Ukraine gained it's independence from Soviet Russia in 1991.

The "Act of Declaration of Independence of Ukraine" was adopted by the Supreme Soviet of the Ukrainian SSR on August 24th 1991.

Items from my collection are provided  with addtional details.

Clicking each image will link to information about Russia and Ukraine.

This is the cover of a letter announcing the "Dynamo-Atlantic" treaty with Russia allowing air transport between our nations.

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Translated:

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The First Item Postmarked October 10th 1991:

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Details Include:

Russia 1976 Scott Catalog #4520 brick red 4 kopek Coat of Arms and "CCCP"

Russia 1988 Scott Catalog #5726 red 5 kopek National Flag & Crest

Russia 1987 Scott Catalog #5593 multicolored 5 kopek V.I. Lenin with pencil painted by P.V. Vasilev

Circular Date Postmarked October 10th 1991 "Kiev SSR"

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Second Item Postmarked October 10th 1991

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Details Include:

Russia 1976 Scott Catalog #4520 brick red 4 kopek Coat of Arms and "CCCP"

Russia 1986 Scott Catalog #5467 multicolored 5 kopek "View of the Kremlin in Foul Weather" painted in 1851 by A.K. Savrasov

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War Is Hell !

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Saturday, February 19, 2022

The Fur Trade 1849

How about this classic stampless cover from my collection ?

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This hide merchant is ready to see what Mr.Parrot has in store by this stampless letter written March 22nd, 1849 and canceled March 23rd, 1849 from Albany, New York.

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Thursday, January 6, 2022

Reflections

Where I go to consider tomorrow.

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Don't ask where. I won't tell you.

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Monday, October 11, 2021

Just Checking In !

Nice, quiet Monday !

No bs, no baggage, no complaints...hooray !

Saw Clint Eastwood's new film, "Cry Macho". Don't miss it.

Heard that William Shatner, Captain Kirk of Star Trek, will be the oldest person to fly in space Wednesday morning at the age of 90.

Live Long and Prosper, Bill !

Clint Eastwood and William Shatner to do a film together.

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Saturday, July 24, 2021

Are You A Poseur ?

I am not a poseur.

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I am a stamp collector and pianist.

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Sunday, June 13, 2021

Mexican Revenue Stamps 1879-1881 Page 10

More Mexican revenues to inspire your desire to become a stamp collector.

Click the album page for more information about them.

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Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Mexican Revenue Stamps 1879-1881 Page 9

Another page of Mexican revenues.

They're amazing !

Stay tuned for more !

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Sunday, May 30, 2021

Mexican Revenue Stamps 1879-1881 Page 8

Page 8 from my Mexican Revenue collection.

Aren't they awesome ?

Click the page for more great information about these beautiful stamps .

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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Mexican Revenue Stamps 1879-1881 Page 7

Page 7 from my Mexican revenue collection. Click the page photo for more information,

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Monday, May 3, 2021

Mexican Revenue Stamps 1879-1881 Page 6

Page six from my collection of Mexican revenues.

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Thursday, April 29, 2021

Mexican Revenue Stamps 1879-1881 Page 5

Page 5 from my collection.

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Thursday, April 15, 2021

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More Mexican revenue stamps from my collection.

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ArtCraft

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

Leo 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.

Their 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

Coober Pedy

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.

Coober 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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“The Scott Numbers are the copyrighted property of Amos Press Inc., dba Scott
Publishing Co. The marks Scott and Scott’s are Registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office,
and are trademarks of Amos Press, Inc. dba Scott Publishing Co. No use may be
made of these marks or of material which is reprinted from a copyrighted
publication of Amos Press, Inc., without the express written permission of Amos
Press, Inc., dba Scott Publishing Co., Sidney, Ohio 45365.”

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David Saks

Winner of the Coveted Memphex 2019 Marshall Trophy for "Best of Show"
Philatelic Exhibit "The Famous American Stamp Series of 1940"




My Business Card
by David Saks
 
Take my business card
It's plain, not much to see
Maybe some day you'll find it again
And have nice thoughts of me
 
Keep it in your favorite book
Or underneath your phone
Right there on the table
Somewhere inside your home
 
Here's my business card
Please take it in your hand
I hope one day we'll meet again
Till then please understand
 
It's just my business card
Call me when it's right
But darling you're the only girl
Who can call me late at night

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"The Other Monkey"
Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy
"The Music Box" 1932

"Good or bad, handsome or ugly, rich or poor, the dead are all equal."
Stanley Kubrick (b.1928 - d.1999) Film Director/Producer

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