Tuesday, December 04, 2007

My Collection



I can't believe it's Tuesday already. I feel like I lost yesterday.

Anyway, I finally started that stamp collection I've always dreamed of having. So far I have five 41 cent Jimmy Stewart stamps. Not bad, right? Do you think they're worth any money yet? Anybody wanna make me an offer on one of them? I guess I could let one or two go for a 100 bucks or so. It never hurts to make a little extra cash during the holidays, know what I mean?

Unfortunately. I'm going to have to put my stamp collection on the back burner for a while. I have a major project coming up on Friday that will take be basically right up until Christmas. Stamp collecting sure was a lot of fun while it lasted though, and I hope one day to start collecting up again.

On Saturday we're getting professional pictures of Jr done. I waited until December to do this. Why? Cause I'm genius...

67 comments:

dawn said...

omG!
dude, this reminds me of when my kids were little and ask 'mom, how much is my twodollahbill worth?'

go do your project. i think jimmy in his glorious 41centness can wait.

captain corky said...

LOL!

The Lone Beader said...

Your stamp collection will never be complete unless you have a Limited Edition Lone Beader stamp... =:)

karma lennon said...

Aw, can't wait to see the new pics of the little one! :)

RockDog said...

I think that you waited until December to get Christmas pictures taken because you are a people person and knew that there would be HUGE crowds of people that you could chat with. Good luck with that and enjoy. I have a 9mm if you need it... ;)

Guilty Secret said...

Are you gonna put him in a little Santa outfit?

Jay said...

Do you think it's legal to put brush guards on a stroller? That would be fun at the mall. You could crash into anything you wanted. Or anyone.

And maybe some off road tires.

And maybe a sound system.

And maybe something to simulate the sound of a big Dodge diesel truck.

That would make the mall much more fun.

I'm thinking baseball card collecting might be more lucrative than stamp collecting. But, what do I know?

Jay said...

P.S. Jimmy Stewart was a great American!

nikki said...

I have (thanks to a great blogger friend) a Special edition Elvis stamp. It's the only one I have ever collected.

Good luck on your project.

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furiousBall said...

they have some kit i spotted at the post office last week, you can print your own stamps. I think Max needs his own stamp.

willSIX said...

On Saturday we're getting professional pictures of Jr done. I waited until December to do this. Why? Cause I'm genius...

Rookie.

Merry Christmas, movie house!!!!

Burfica said...

I totally agree with Jay. Brush guards and just crash into people.

I bet them stamps are worth at least .39 hehehehe

I've never stamp collected, but I collect wind chimes, dragons, and reindeer. hehehehehe

please post one of the pics after you get them done, can't wait to see the awesome cuteness of jr. hehehehe

Maddy said...

I had a stamp collection when I was very little but never kept it up.

Good luck with the professional photographs [make sure that parents wear light clothing - it's a very hot and bothering experience.]
Cheers
This is my calling card or link"Whittereronautism"until blogger comments get themselves sorted out.

BottleBlonde said...

I love how you disguise your porn collection as a 'stamp' collection. Very creative, Corky. Very creative.

dilling said...

My stamp collection is one sheet of Audrey Hepburn stamps....that's it.
We haven't done our photo yet, either...and since that's all anyone in my family gets(what else would the NEED, really?), I guess I better get to it...

Tod said...

I guess you lost most of Monday because you spent it gazing at your stamp didn't you?

I think your next stamp should be the special edition one of Jean-Luc Picard kicking Wesley Crusher in the balls. I hear it is worth a bloody fortune!

Good luck with your project!
Ho! Ho! Ho!

david mcmahon said...

I'll come round and take pictures of Junior for ya ....

Just say when!

katy said...

oh i cant wait to see the photos of Max, well worth putting the stamp collection on hold, dont think you will lose to much money if you dont start to sell the stamps just yet!

Dana said...

Speaking of stamps ... I just sent out my Christmas cards today - the first day of Hanukkah - and made sure each of them had the Eid stamp (commemorates the two most important festivals—or eids—in the Islamic calendar). How's that for diversity?

Looking forward to the Max pics, but would really enjoy seeing the mom and dad after the event pics even more!

nikki said...

My kids are 6 and 10. I haven't learned yet to get the pics done early. Of course, I usually get them printed that day so I can just be done with it. Good luck though.

Biddie said...

Yeah, are you and Allyson getting in these photos?
You have my address, right? I'll be waiting.

Enemy of the Republic said...

You had better post them! Sorry I haven't been around--busy as damn.

whimsicalnbrainpan said...

So what's the project?

I can't wait to see the pics of Jr.

Emmeline said...

Hello Christmas cards!

Too bad you can't continue the stamp collecting. Jimmy Stewart was a total babe.

I have superhero stamps. But I don't collect them. I use them to mail my electric bill.

Em

kat said...

I have a suggestion for your second set of stamps. You can have stamps with your own photo put on them - there is a website called stamps.com that does it for a small fee. I think you or Jr. on a stamp would rule!

Melissa said...

Have fun with the pics! Hope you are going first thing in the morning when Max is well rested....:-)

Ashley said...

You currently have five more Jimmy Stewart stamps than me. That is spectacular! You have such devotion to Miracle on 34th. How do you feel about It's a Wonderful Life? It's no Philadelphia Story.

Lady K said...

GOTS to love Jimmy.

It's just like you to keep me hanging about your new project.

And I can't WAIT to see new pics of Jr!!!

And uh, yeah! You're a genius...

:-D

HAR said...

Enjoy those pictures. One day you will look back and be so happy that you did them. Even if you did wait until the last minute. ;)

Ms. Tuesday said...

Where is Jr getting said pictures taken? I know Sears is the old standby, buy I gotta tell ya, one of the Targets by us has a photo studio and they did a smashing job on our angagement photos for like half the price of sears!

Good Luck. May he smile and gurgle and not cry at all.
=)

Sassy Lucy said...

Stamp collecting is actually something we do here...but we have that stamp.

Can't wait to see the pics of Junior.

Just so you know, pals like you have their very own page on my blog now, The End of the Universe Bar...I got bored and have reworked my blog.

I also took Rockdog's challenge today.

Have a good one Captain.

Energize!

Barbara Doduk said...

You know I can't remember the last time I did a family portrait. I should do that next year with my brother and his daughter as a gift for my mom. I bet the Jr. photos will look adorable, the photo set backgrounds are always priceless.

Casdok said...

Hope the pics come out well!

CRUSTYBEEF said...

Have fun with the photo opps..His first experience behind the papo, eh? Good to start him young!

ENJOY and good luck with your projects.

I have a lex Luther stamp that says 27Cents on it..you wanna trade?

Always,
Crusty~

Real Live Lesbian said...

Enjoy picture day! Can't wait to see pics of JR in the Man-carriage.

Fun for all!

Aunt Jackie said...

Yes, Jr's always taking fab photos. I can't wait to see them either. I feel sorry for you taking pics in December though, that's a great reason to be a professional photographer about now! :)

Funny how long your stamp collection stint lasted... sounds about like how long I can hang onto one project.

Cheryl said...

My father buys stamps because of his addictive buying disorder.. Lots of stamps. We kids wind up buying them and then adding the extra postage for the current year's rates. Oh boy are we gonna have fun cashing in all his stuff one day. Not!

Big Pissy said...

Can't wait to see the pictures of Jr.!!!! :)

gawilli said...

That's one mighty handsome stamp to start off your collection with. I liked what Cheryl said. I have a box full of them that were my mom's. I probably should do something with them I suppose.

Bring on the pictures of junior!

Gawilli

Joshua said...

brilliant!

Guilty Secret said...

Psst... I left a little something for you over at my place ;)

Princess Pointful said...

Liar. That stamp is clearly only 39 cents
(and therefore only 38 cents Canadian... hahaha! Sorry, I need to bask)

erika said...

happy 5 month anniversary of being a dad!

Feels Like Home said...

Good luck with the little guy's pictures. It's always a fun thing to do. Can't wait to see them!!

Gina said...

I don't know if anyone said this already in the copious comments above, but you know you can make stamps with Max's picture, right?

Biddie said...

Umm, Corky? Are you there? I'm little worried. You usually have a witty come back.
I am having Corky withdrawls...

Crashdummie said...

Been there done that - used to collect stamps when i was younger. U can add mine to your collection... if I still have them that is. I keep thinking I put them in the attic, but the weird thing is, we've never had an attic... ?

captain corky said...

Beader: Too true! ;)

Karma: I hope they give me a disc, but this day and age they should.

Rockdog: I do love crowds of people... here on the log. LOL!

Guilty: I don't think so. But we do have two nice outfits for him to wear for the pics.

Jay: I salute him every night before I go to bed and every morning when I wake up.

captain corky said...

Nikki: Thanks, it's going to kick my ass.

Furiousball: That would be cool I gotta check that out.

Willsix: Somewhere in my head I hear somebody saying, "Keith you're an asshole!" :PP:

Burfica: The dragons aren't real are they? ;)

Maddy: I just hope I don't have to wait in long lines. That would kill me. ;)

captain corky said...

Bottleblonde: I've got plenty more porn than I have stamps. LOL

Please don't tell anyone. ;)

Dilling: Very cool. What a great actress she was.

Tod: I need to check that out... I think. ;)

David McMahon: Cool!

Katy: Ok, I'll wait a little while.

captain corky said...

Dana: Not bad. Is there a Festivus pole in it too? Can't leave out Festivus. ;)

Nikki: I don't think I'll ever learn to be on time. ;)

Biddie: Just Max this year. ;)

Enemy: I completely understand!

Whim: I'll reveal that in a few days. I look forward to posting them. ;)

captain corky said...

Emmeline: I tried to still some Superhero stamps from my sister, but she wasn't having any of it. ;)

Kat: Jr on a stamp would totally kick ass. Me... I'm not so sure of. ;)

Melissa: Originally we were, but Allyson is working so it will be later in the day. Gulp!

Ashley: It's a Wonderful life is on of my all time favorite movies. I like it even better than Miracle. ;)

Lady K: I'll fill you in very, very soon. ;)

captain corky said...

Har: Great point!

Tuesday: We're going to some place in the mall. Reasonably priced. Don't worry, Allyson investigates often. ;)

Sassy Lucy: Thanks!

Barbara Doduk: That sounds like a good plan. Moms and Dads love that stuff.

Casdok: Thanks!

captain corky said...

Crustybeef: Lex Luthor... I could use a stamp like that for my collection. ;)

Real Live Lesbian: It's tomorrow. I Hope I can handle it. ;)

Aunt Jackie: Yeah, this is there bread and butter month for sure!

Cheryl: My father collects lots of junk too. And then he try's to pawn it off on me. LOL!

Pissy: As soon as we can I'll post some. He looks pretty remarkable in his outfits.

captain corky said...

Gawilli: I may have to give you guys my address so you can just mail them to me. ;)

Joshua: Brilliant.

Guilty Secret: Thanks again. :)

Princess: The coffee machine at work rejected the Canadian dime I tried using the other night. It broke my heart.

Erika: Thanks! It's been amazing!!!

captain corky said...

Feels Like Home: Thanks, It should be a lot of fun. ;)

Gina: I never really new that before, but it sounds like it would be a fun thing to do.

Biddie: I'm here. Just gonna have to make up time on the weekend. ;)

Crashie: LOL Exactly.

Philatelist said...

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Or just go to eBay site -
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and search for auction number
300177769089

Enjoy!

eric1313 said...

I almost lost this whole week! So don't feel to bad.

Picture day. A day that will be long remembered. Hopefully it will be good. I still don't here the end coming from my mom about our family's picture day.

Palm Springs Savant said...

Corky- you know you can go to stamps.com and have custom stamps made with corky jr's picture!!!

Cazzie!!! said...

I dont know how many times my mum used to tell meoff for the mess I created with my stamp collecting. I would have a bowl of tepid water to soak the stamps off the paper..a tea towel to sit them on to dry..some paper towel to dry them off thoroughly and some books specially made with little clear envelopes to put them in to protect them. My favourite stamp had our Aussie coat of arms on it..and the next favourite one was one with a Tiger on it from Korea....a massive tiger.

neroli said...

Hey, Captain!
Sorry I've been out of the loop for some time.
Just stopping by to reassure you of my undying allegiance to you and your crew, and to the Entity Known as the Log.
Love,
neroli

Alekx said...

Will you take a check?

Peggy said...

I can't believe you'd part with Jimmy Stewart stamps. I had a major crush on him for years until I realized he was the same age as my grandparents.

eric1313 said...

Bright and early write us a post. If you don't have a new post, you won't be able to channel all the negative energy to Tom Brady and make him bungle his pursuit of all records.

Peace out

Ms. Tuesday said...

corky Im a little concerned... only one new post in 11 days... everything OK? Im going through withdrawls!

TheBirdman33 said...

Do they have Clark W Griswold stamps? That would be cool, if you could honor a real Christmas hero on your stamps.

Pink said...

I'll give ya 25 cents for all four?
xx
pinks