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Gillian Hutchinson25/09/2018 11:57:03
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I guess I'll need to be careful the next time I soak a stamp off a red envelope!

Gillian

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Trevor Bishop 125/09/2018 16:13:04
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Hi Gillian , Oh dear , lucky it wasn't a valuable one . I haven’t found a way to take off stamps from red envelopes safely .

A while back I soaked off quite a few German stamps all in one bowl , only to find that many of the envelopes had NON colourfast lining to them which I hardly noticed until a nice pink stain stained all the white bits of the stamps . I’m a lot more careful now.

Trev

Carmen26/09/2018 11:50:16
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Oh for sure folks... the only way to do that is individually and if the stamp has any kind of value... leave it alone... sigh. cheeky

Gillian Hutchinson14/10/2018 23:00:49
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Well, I've learned my lesson and I have at least a couple of other stamps the same as that one.

Gillian

Carmen16/10/2018 10:55:03
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Indeed... I can just imagine some guy somewhere in his grave in Sweden thinking, "what's all this nonsense I hear about a rarity called a 'Treskilling Yellow'? All I did was soak it off that bright yellow envelope that card was sent to me in..."

wink

 

Wait... maybe you should try to sell it for millions as a "rare South African 30c Pink"! laugh

 

 

 

Edited By Carmen on 16/10/2018 10:56:33

Gillian Hutchinson26/10/2018 19:43:36
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Posted by Trevor Bishop 1 on 25/09/2018 16:13:04:

Hi Gillian , Oh dear , lucky it wasn't a valuable one . I haven’t found a way to take off stamps from red envelopes safely .

A while back I soaked off quite a few German stamps all in one bowl , only to find that many of the envelopes had NON colourfast lining to them which I hardly noticed until a nice pink stain stained all the white bits of the stamps . I’m a lot more careful now.

Trev

Pretty much same as what happened with mine, Trev. I didn't even think about the envelope being red or the possibility of the colour leaking.

Gillian

Gillian Hutchinson26/10/2018 19:49:42
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Posted by Carmen on 16/10/2018 10:55:03:

Indeed... I can just imagine some guy somewhere in his grave in Sweden thinking, "what's all this nonsense I hear about a rarity called a 'Treskilling Yellow'? All I did was soak it off that bright yellow envelope that card was sent to me in..."

wink

Wait... maybe you should try to sell it for millions as a "rare South African 30c Pink"! laugh

Edited By Carmen on 16/10/2018 10:56:33

Lol Carmen!

Carmen27/10/2018 12:22:04
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Well, when it comes to Sneaky Ideas, I've got all sorts of 'em, Giliian! Fortunately for me, I work for a church, where honesty really IS the best policy!

Apparently there's a new film coming out with Melissa McCarthy about the 90s and this woman who went around defrauding collectors of letters by Hollywood stars etc. It's called Can You Ever Forgive Me? about biographer Lee Israel. It looks quite interesting.

Gillian Hutchinson08/11/2018 14:14:09
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Nearly didn't get in there - the website tried to tell me I wasn't using a valid email address, but I tried again, this time successfully.

What church and what do you do - apologies for being nosy!

Naughty girl - Lee Israel that is. Looks as though it would be an interesting film, as would the book.

Gillian

Carmen18/11/2018 12:22:05
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Hey Gillian! Not nosy at all!

I'm the Church Administrator (read: Chief Administrative Officer) at Bethel Church, an Evangelical Christian Church downtown here in Kingston, Ontario. That means I am Mrs. HR, Policy-Development, and Abuse-Prevention-Training. Also, the company (Plan to Protect) that trained me in abuse prevention also employs me on the side as one of their National Trainers, going out to churches and non-profits that don't have their own trainer, and evaluating new organizational trainers to ensure they meet our standards before they go off to train their orgs.

Been at Bethel for 12 years... best job I've ever had with an OUTSTANDING team of God-loving nuts. I've often said they'll take me out of this job in a coffin, which is very convenient since the funeral home's across the street. wink

Thanks for asking! Now my turn to be nosy - how about you? What do you do when you're not hanging out with us here in the fora?

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