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Hi Vic,

Congratulations my friend on your 1,000th post! :jumping::jumping::jumping: It sure doesn't take long does it? Before I knew it I was well over 2,000 and still climbing. :speechless1: And I know you'll be there before you know it too. :D Shoot, just on DDR stuff I know you'll have enough for at least a 1,000 more posts in short order! :P

Keep up the great work my friend! Here's to many thousands more!!!! :beer:

Dan :cheers:

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Hi Vic,

Congratulations my friend on your 1,000th post! It sure doesn't take long does it? Before I knew it I was well over 2,000 and still climbing. :speechless1: And I know you'll be there before you know it too. :D Shoot, just on DDR stuff I know you'll have enough for at least a 1,000 more posts in short order! :P

Keep up the great work my friend! Here's to many thousands more!!!! :beer:

Dan :cheers:

Hi Dan

I think virtual Champagne all round :cheers:

And thank you to all the members who have made my first 1,000 so enjoyable :beer:

Order of Victory

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Dear Vic,

congratulations to your promotion to the rank of a "Senior Member" :beer: .

Great and artistic stamps - I never saw them before :love: .

I myself have a small collection of the well known stamps of the 1940s showing the Soviet awards - you can see them in the 1st book about CCCP-Military-Awards from Dr. Herfurth. They are very common and not rare at all.

Years ago I bought a very nice made "souvenir"-album with a collection of stamps dealing with Lenin inside. Also not rare and rather common.

Appropriate stamps & souvenir pins & badges should belong to every serious collection of CCCP-Awards :D

Best regards :beer:

Christian

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Dear Vic,

congratulations to your promotion to the rank of a "Senior Member" :beer: .

Great and artistic stamps - I never saw them before :love: .

I myself have a small collection of the well known stamps of the 1940s showing the Soviet awards - you can see them in the 1st book about CCCP-Military-Awards from Dr. Herfurth. They are very common and not rare at all.

Years ago I bought a very nice made "souvenir"-album with a collection of stamps dealing with Lenin inside. Also not rare and rather common.

Appropriate stamps & souvenir pins & badges should belong to every serious collection of CCCP-Awards :D

Best regards :beer:

Christian

Hi Christian,

Hey, don't forget coins and currency as well! There's some nice stuff floating around out there. I used to find tons in a dealers junk box of foreign coins and another of currency. He didn't specialize in that stuff so in the junk boxes it went regardless of condition. I'd find stuff from the 20's, 30's and 40's in there all the way to present day. And all for less than dirt! I loved that place. But after about ten years of that the owner and his wife both died at nearly the same time of cancer. Shop was sold out, closed up and not there the last couple of years that I was in Florida. :( It's a shame as although he was one of those people who takes some time to warm up to you, once he did he was really nice as was his wife and the rest of the employees there. Spent a ton of hours there going through stuff and made a ton of great deals. Boy do I ever miss it!

Dan :cheers:

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Thank you very much everyone, I could not of done if with out you :cheers:

Oh and a promotion, I never noticed that my self :cheeky: wel that means a more expensive bottle Champagne

I have a nice USSR pin set that I will have to post, I have no coins though exept for some 1 ruble coins made in to cufflinks by an American Jewler :jumping:

Christian, I have four or five sheets of the lenins and a couple more singles of the 70's :D

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Hello OV

Let me add my congratulations. You add a lot to GMIC and I always enjoy reading your posts.

I like your stamps. While in Tbilisi I bought 50 or so stamp albums and many other envelopes and folders stuffed with Soviet stamps. Mostly a pack rat thing, something to pore over and enjoy. I have some of them sorted by year and in stamp envelopes by catalog number, but I still have many, many hours of enjoyable learning and cataloging to do.

I also bought quite a few Soviet coins, and a lesser number of Imperial Russian and ancient and modern Georgian coins and even some ancient Parthian coins. I even found, with my metal detector, the first Macedonian silver drachm ever found in Georgia. They wouldn't believe me when I ID'd it for them but I had found the same type of coin in Macedonia, so I was pretty confident. They eventually had a museum ancient coin specialist confirm my ID. I also found some 16th century Persian coins and, as I had agreed to do, I handed them over to the site archaeologist. He said "That's just junk. You can keep them if you want." As always, one man's junk is another man's treasure.

I still use the larger, later Soviet coins for 1-, 3- and 5-dollar poker chips. They play well and they are good conversation starters.

Good luck with your next 1,000!

Chuck

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