Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Apfelbaum’s Corner

I know there is some disagreement about the Apfelbaum organization as the most affordable way for purchasing stamps, but I hope there is no disagreement about the value of John Apfelbaum's informative and entertaining blog. Just a couple of examples from my most recent perusal:

--as of 2009, "there was slightly over $2 billion of unused postage stamps in collectors’ hands";

--Hermann Herst Jr's Nassau Street "was on the New York Times’ bestseller list";

--How it came about that "collectors all around the world use the same types of perforation gauges and count perfs."

I have a permanent link to Mr. Apfelbaum's latest blog entry on the right of this screen, and I encourage you to check out his posts at least a couple of times a month.


there was slightly over $2 billion of unused postage stamps in collectors’ hands - See more at: http://www.apfelbauminc.com/blog/the-will-always-be-new-stamps/#sthash.9pPijO5f.dpu
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there was slightly over $2 billion of unused postage stamps in collectors’ hands - See more at: http://www.apfelbauminc.com/blog/the-will-always-be-new-stamps/#sthash.9pPijO5f.dpuf
there was slightly over $2 billion of unused postage stamps in collectors’ hands - See more at: http://www.apfelbauminc.com/blog/the-will-always-be-new-stamps/#sthash.9pPijO5f.dpuf
there was slightly over $2 billion of unused postage stamps in collectors’ hands - See more at: http://www.apfelbauminc.com/blog/the-will-always-be-new-stamps/#sthash.9pPijO5f.dpuf

3 comments:

Jim said...

"But I hope there is no disagreement about the value of John Apfelbaum's informative and entertaining blog"

Agree.

His posts are full of information and insight based on his and his family's years of experience in the philatelic trade, and he has a first rate mind.

ChrisW said...

I just had to share a quote from a recent blog post from Apfelbaum's Corner. Funny...seems to me like WW collecting is still pretty popular.

"Fifty years ago, if you had to draw a picture of the average stamp collector, he (and it was a "he") was an older white male who had a general world wide collection, maybe a US mint collection and definitely a collection of US Plate Blocks and First Day Covers. Today if you were to do the same thing it would be a somewhat younger male who collects one country(or British Commonwealth) usually mint."

Bob said...

Ironically, I fit his description except that I stopped collecting worldwide early in my early teens to go exclusively to US. But as Apfelbaum says, it seemed like everybody, of my age at least, collected US plate blocks and first day covers, regardless of their other interests.