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You Can Have Great Fun With Stamp Collecting

Stamp collecting can be a fun activity not only for older people but also for kids. A person can have a pleasurable experience collecting a variety of stamps that he may find in plain binders or get through the mail. Many people find it to be a very interesting hobby. For someone starting out, he might like to compile an assortment of stamps from his album until he sees that he could concentrate on collecting these stamps.

It can definitely be an enjoyable hobby because a person can have fun and learn all kinds of information from collecting stamps. A stamp can show everything that someone can think of from people, locations, events in history, sports, cars, and much more. He may find it satisfying later on for having enough information and albums where he may showcase his collection.

He might find that he can make a profit from these items. Some stamps are very special and may highlight a famous person or event. The premium on these important stamps can be very high but it depends on how rare they are and if there are a small number of releases. They can be like other commodities where a collector may locate a dealer that can give them an estimated price of a particular stamp.

A finer choice for him to profit more from his collection is to find stamp collectors that are interested in some stamps that he might be collecting. He might advertise his collection in magazines and newspapers that have specific advertisements for unique stamps. The internet can be very useful in getting in on auction sales for his stamps. He may also confirm the most recent market price of the stamp by comparing the internet and the latest advertisements.

The asking price can be different according to inventory and production of the item. The amount of collectors that concentrate on those rare stamps is growing and limited edition stamps may provoke him to be more aggressive when trying to locate these items. The high demand relates to an increased price value.

Regardless, they are more than just profiting and earning. A majority of stamp collectors believe it to be an enjoyable hobby. The pleasure he feels from locating the stamps he likes may be incomparable. People collect stamps for many reasons. In addition, one important reason they may give is that it is fun and it is very satisfying to accomplish something.

It encourages a person to learn about different things. Many stamps give insight into a country’s history and its landmarks. This is a primary reason why it is very attractive compared to other collections. A person can never get over the excitement of discovering and learning new things. If he wants to go after this hobby of being a stamp collector, here are some things to keep in mind.

1. He should be aware of which items interest him. He might begin looking for collections that can be important or special to him. He may have the choice of deciding from simple stamps that he might get from mail and postcards from binders.

2. He may go to groups and gatherings to collaborate with people. He could interact with people that are collecting things as well. He may question the person that may have some collections associated with these stamps. In this situation, he may be able to swap some of his stamps for a particular stamp.

3. He needs to make sure he uses his time wisely. He may locate places that he might find stamps with the particular theme that he collects.

4. He may find sites on the internet that will give information on how and where to locate those special and rare stamps.

5. He may pursue this hobby for as long as it is enjoyable to him. There are a wide selection of topics and themes to pick from. A collector does not limit to a particular topic.

A stamp collector should constantly think back to the significance of the things that makes him happy and gratified. He should properly take care of his collections. Stamps are very delicate. They are just pieces of paper but they have considerable value and significance.

Scrap Car – Importance of Auto Salvage

Did you know that automobile manufacturing is the world’s largest industry? No prizes for guessing that it also generates the maximum waste. Now, imagine how much burden it would be creating for landfills and therefore on the environment. This is where auto salvage comes in the picture by enabling salvaging of the reusable automotive parts of your scrap car. Parts that are not in a position to be reused are disposed of safely to avoid harm to the environment. This way, it prevents wastage of parts that can be reused.

If you have a scrap car (End of Life vehicle) and do not know how to dispose it of then it is time to think about auto salvage. This is the best, easiest and also the most cost-effective way of disposing of your End of Life vehicle (ELV). Not only will you be able to get rid of the idle scrap lying idle inside your property but also be able to contribute to environmental protection. You must contact a reputed car salvage yard that has years of experience in processing damaged vehicles that may be beyond maintenance. Once the yard has taken your car, the expert mechanics will examine the whole car thoroughly to analyze if it needs repair and cab be put on for sale. In many cases, such cars are used by auto salvage yards as part of their spare parts stock. If these two solutions are not possible due to bad condition of vehicles, these are given End of Life Vehicle designation and sent for shredding to separate the various metals.

People who need to have their car scrapped must have some knowledge about the salvage market. This market is growing rapidly due to the rising value of scrap. So, auto salvage yards stay on their toes to find customers willing to sell or scrap their car. If you check classified sections in newspapers and local magazines, you will find numerous adverts about easy and safe scrap car disposal and recycling services. However, all of them may not be reliable and give you the benefit you may deserve. These offer collection of scrap vehicles without any charges and many of them also offer attractive prices for such vehicles. So, while choosing an auto salvage yard make sure that it has online presence where you can check its authenticity and services from the comfort of your home. Also, ensure that the yard adheres to ELV government guidelines in doing its business.

After you have chosen a car salvage service provider you can fill the form on its website or inform it about your scrap car requirement via phone. A specialist will be sent to your place to examine the car and do the necessary paperwork. After that your car is taken to the salvage yard. Make it a point to give the provider maximum details regarding the damages your vehicle has suffered. A reputed car salvage yard refurbishes the reusable automotive parts and puts them of sale. These parts go through the best recycling methods to bring out clean parts that are in good working condition.

Album Review: Coney Hatch – Four

Coney Hatch – Four

Written by The Rock Man

At one point Canadian hard rockers Coney Hatch were dubbed the loudest band in Toronto, and then there was silence. The career of Coney Hatch is short… very short. In 1982 the band, featuring Carl Dixon on vocals/guitar, Andy Curran on bass/vocals, Steve Shelski on lead guitar and Dave Ketchum on drums released its debut self titled album. The album contained the tracks Hey Operator, Devil’s Deck and Monkey Bars which gained air play on MTV and helped establish the band’s name. The record would claim Gold status and the band would support the likes of Judas Priest and Triumph. The follow up album, Outta Hand was released in 1983 and with it came another hit single with First Time For Everything.

Coney Hatch would return in the summer of 1985 with their third album Friction. This third instalment would feature new drummer Barry Connors and showcase a more mature side to the band with the addition of a keyboard friendly feel. Don’t get me wrong, it was still very guitar driven, but fans and critics alike seemed to approve. Sadly the record company failed to promote them the way they should have and as a result dropped the band from its roster, in 1986 the band called it a day.

From there the band members would go off and become involved with other projects, but what makes this story truly amazing is what would happen in April 2008. While in Australia, vocalist Carl Dixon was involved in a horrific car accident, the fact that he survived is amazing. After a long recovery period Dixon would join his Coney Hatch bandmates on stage for a reunion show in Toronto in August of 2010 and a further show at the Firefest Rock Festival in England in 2011.

So Rock fans, this brings us to 2013 and 28 years after recording their last album together, Coney Hatch are back with a brand new collection of songs on Four. From the opening bars of Blown Away, the album’s first single and video, you can really sense that the line up of Dixon, Curran, Shelski and Ketchum are glad to be together again. The track kicks off with a very cool drum and bass rhythm before launching into a great guitar riff and Dixon’s trademark vocals, up next is the hard driving and punchy Boys Club. The rockers continue with Down & Dirty and Do It Again before we come to Connected which feels (to me anyway) like shades of Night Ranger meets Cheap Trick and is one very cool song. Further down the track list we come to We Want More and Devil U Know which are both a bit heavier but still maintain that great Coney Hatch signature tone, Marseilles and Keep Driving are solid toe tapping tunes and bringing the record to a close is the only ballad on the album, Holding On.

For many years I have pondered the question – what could Coney Hatch have become if they were given proper attention from their record label back in the day? I have always felt it was a shame that their career was so short, those albums of the 1980s, especially Friction were simply outstanding and if they had been given the chance could have matched it with the big boys of the decade. Thankfully they have been given a second chance, thanks to Frontiers Records, and hopefully Four can be the start of something special. There is no doubt I’ll be cheering them on.