OT/XP - Stamp you very much
- I've got a personal request for members here for a bit of help in something
I'm doing to try to make productive use of those hours granted to me by
insomnia <g>. And no, this doesn't involve hot tubs, hot-oil massages or
after-midnight phone calls . it's something as innocuous as it is oddball
(at least for this list).
Those who know or remember such things may be aware that the last year has
been more than a bit tumultuous for me (for instance, it's a year tomorrow
that my wife of 20 years "checked out" - and that's just one factor among
many). Suffice it to say that, while I keep the work flowing, sleep and
even relaxation is hard to come by . so, to take positive action to relax -
or to at least make use of all those spare hours insomnia gives me, I've
resurrected my past pass-time of stamp collecting.
I'm just starting out, but I am pleased to note that I've rediscovered the
calming peace of chasing little bits of colored paper around my desk with
tongs and a magnifying glass. I may even be getting a few more hours of
sleep . not right away, but it's something to shoot for.
Anyway, I'm not looking to throw a bunch of money on this collection - that
would kind of defeat the purpose, wouldn't it? - so instead, I'm asking for
your help - and to start, I'd like to ask you a few questions:
1. Do you get a lot of stamps (at home or in business) that you don't
need? If so, please consider sending them my way
2. Do you have an old stamp collection (it doesn't matter how old or
in what condition it's in - even a "kid's collection") that's lying around
the house, in your attic, garage or basement, or squirreled away under the
bed - i.e., one you don't need, want or care about? If so, please consider
sending it my way.
3. Do you do business with any local-to-you firm that gets a lot of
mail, and a lot of stamps, but beyond opening the envelopes, doesn't know
what to do with those stamps? If so, please consider asking them to send it
4. Do you have any contemporary friends who have collections they
don't want or need? Maybe something their kids played with before going off
and getting married or heading to college or whatever (or one they had years
ago they no longer want)? If so, please consider asking them to send it my
5. Do you have any older (think retired) friends or relatives (or,
really anybody) who has an old stamp collection they don't need and don't
know what to do with? If so, please consider asking them to send it my way.
If they are retired/on a fixed income and think their old collection has
some nominal value, I'd be glad to pay them a nominal fee (I'm not wealthy,
I'm not a dealer, I'm not going to make any money off this and I'm not
looking to spend more than $25-$50 - tops, $100, but that figure is a 7.8 on
my personal pucker meter - but I also don't want to seem to be taking
advantage of people).
Bottom line - if you're in a position to help and are willing to do so,
thanks - I'd really appreciate it.
Ned Barnett, APR
PR/Marketing Fellow, American Hospital Association
Barnett Marketing Communications
420 N. Nellis Blvd., A3-276
Las Vegas, NV 89110
Exceptional Marketing for Exceptional Clients
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