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Cleaning Coins

Originally posted on Danupon Drake's Adventures in Chemistry:
Cleaning Coins I looked at my coin collection, and I thought of something. Everyone said: “Just put them in vinegar” or “Cleaning them with soap is enough”. No. Those methods don’t work at all, my coins are still dirty. I’m going to need an experiment. ?…

Oh No! Stamp Price Increase!

Originally posted on Puddleside Musings:
     Bad news everyone!      Well, it doesn’t actually impact my blog readers as I don’t think I have many Irish followers who are also snail mail enthusiasts (although if you are one, let me know!), but I am an Irish girl who loves sending mail so this…

The Silver Lining

Originally posted on Shazé:
Silver is one of the precious metals, and for years it has held a lot of value globally. Be it in Indian culture with silver coins or European culture with silverware at the dinner table – silver has always been a mark of prestige, class and good taste. But did you…

Stamp of approval

Originally posted on Hoarded Ordinaries:
Yesterday, J surprised me with first day of issue covers of two US postage stamps commemorating Henry David Thoreau: one issued in 1967, and the other issued this year. The stamp from 1967 is ugly as sin–its designer managed to make an admittedly homely fellow look even worse–but this year’s…

Coins Of The Realms

Originally posted on Archon's Den:
My coin collection started innocently and modestly enough, with a few older Canadian coins. Then, as described in my ‘Penny, lira, etc.’ post, I was tricked into collecting foreign coins. Slowly but steadily, over the (many) years, I’ve added coins to both groups, till now I don’t count my…

C is for … Coins and Coat of Arms

Originally posted on RuthsArc:
The current British pound coin has the Royal Coat of Arms on one side. All the other British coins can be arranged to depict the same coat of arms. This pound coin will be withdrawn from circulation in October, as a new twelve sided coin was introduced last week. http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com

Sucker for Stamps

Originally posted on Trail Baboon:
As always, the folks at the post office always see me coming. There were Star Trek stamps this week and when I got a little too excited about it, the clerk said “oh wait, we just got a new stamp today that you’ll like.” Eclipse stamps! How could I resist?…