ON THE MEND

A number of folk have asked about my injury. I managed to break four metatarsals on my left foot. Two were fractures while the other two were snapped and displaced out of alignment. My foot is now encased in an immobility boot & this will be the case for another 6 to 8 weeks.

I have limited my time at Orlando Stamp Store while the healing process continues. Our ability to assist with identifying and appraising stamps & collections is also limited at this time. Following the heart attack, which occurred in January, we cancelled attending all stamp exhibitions. We are planning on returning to participate in stamp exhibitions at NAPEX in Washington at the beginning of June. We are working on new stock some of which will be with us in Washington.

On behalf of both Jean and myself, thank you for the many messages of support that we have received.

If there is something you are looking for, please let us know & we will do our best to assist you.

HEALTH UPDATE

Following my heart attack on January 11 (more serious than I imagined), I have had to learn to slow down a little – just a little!!

As a result, we will not be participating in any of the stamp exhibitions/shows that we normally attend, until the middle of the year. We plan to be back at NAPEX in Washington in June – in the meantime we are going through our stock and revising/renewing as required.

Also we may not be at OLANDO STAMP SHOP quite as frequently as previously. Please feel free to call and we will set up an appointment for a consultation, whether you are planning on buying or selling, looking for an appraisal, or want an opinion on an item. Remember we do NOT charge for the first hour you spend in our store.  PLEASE CALL FIRST to make sure we are going to be there.

Thanks for all the GOOD WISHES for my return to better health – they sure help & I’m delighted to say that I am on the right road!

BE KIND TO THOSE LEFT BEHIND

I just received an email from a lady needing help with disposing of her late husband’s stamp collection. She wrote ” There is no catalog or index of any type.” Later she wrote ” Should I attempt to create order out of the chaos or is that a waste of time?”.
I know from personal experience just how traumatic losing a loved one can be. In this instant this lady having suffered such an aweful loss, is now at a loss of how to proceed with his collection ( and maybe other aspects of their life together)

While I will be able to assist this lady, it would have been so much easier for her, if her late husband had added a few notes in with his collection; maybe high-light the more valuable items; at the very least provide names and contact information of Auction Houses, or Stamp Dealers, with whom he had favorable dealings during his collecting days; or even the name of a collecting friend. We all need to be kind to those that we leave behind!

IRMA

COLLECTORS EXCHANGE/ORLANDO STAMP SHOP have survived the ravages of Irma. The store will re-open next week as soon as we have power back on.

STANLEY GIBBONS

Just a note to say that COLLECTORS EXCHANGE/ORLANDO STAMP SHOP can be your source for Stanley Gibbons products, including “One Country” catalogue – so much more comprehensive than Scott catalogs for the specialist. By purchasing your needs through us, you may avoid the trans-Atlantic frieght charges that can be so high.

 

GIBBONS GREAT BRITAIN CONCISE CATALOGUE

The publication of the latest edition of this superb catalogue has been delayed. It is now due out by the middle of July. We understand that the reason for the delay is a major revision of the Machin and ‘Post&Go’ sections. We are excitedly waiting to see the results of the update of this area of the “best reference of British Stamps available on the market today”.

We hope to have copies available for the CHARPEX show at the end of July and also at the APS Richmond Exhibition. We will only have a limited quantity, so please pre-order to ensure you will have your copy. Call 407-620-0908 to reserve you copy.

NAPEX

Jean and I are excited to be once again attending NAPEX in Washington this weekend.

NAPEX is said by some to be the Premier Stamp Exhibition in the Nation. Others may disagree with this assessment but NAPEX is certainly right up there with the best.  If you are planning on coming, please drop by and say ‘Hello’.

We have selected some wonderful and scarce British Empire/Commonwealth items to bring with us. As always we will also have an assortment of our Wonderful World Wide Topicals for you to browse through.

All round it looks like a fun weekend – see you there!

ORLANDO STAMP SHOP

We will not be open this coming week other than Tuesday and will remain closed until Thursday June 1st.

We are working to prepare for the maitland show which will be held on Saturday and Sunday June 3rd and 4th.