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Looking at Stamps

Looking at Stamps

By Russ Romano
A weekly 30 minute podcast discussing all things postage stamps
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23. Episode 23: Nan Calora (Part 2)
This week, I finish my chat with Nan Calora. We laugh, talk about getting new stamps, laugh, talk about adhesive stamps, laugh, talk about crooked stamps, UN stamps and what to do with our stamps when we are gone. The website for UN stamps is unstamps.org.
35:28
June 28, 2020
22. Episode 22: Nan Calora (Part 1)
This week I chat with Nan Calora, an avid photographer and stamp collector and enthusiast. She has been collecting stamps for personal and artistic purposes for over 50 years. This week we talk about monkeys, Cuba, being a doofus, Ansel Adams and the Great Mailbox Caper. Oh yeah, and we laugh a lot.
30:01
June 21, 2020
21. Episode 21: Erin Seamans (Part 2)
Thus week I finish my chat with Erin Seamans who is a Development Assistant with The American Philatelic Society (APS). This week we talk about Erin’s favorite stamp, stamp storage, stamps and art, connections and stories of stamps, and the 2020 APS challenge. Programs mentioned in both episodes include the 25 for 30 membership drive, Stamps for Champs, and Stamps Teach Programs. Erin can be contacted by email at erin@stamps.org. The APS website is located at stamps.org, current stamp releases can be purchased online at usps.com. Graham Beck can be found on IG @exploringstamps and on YouTube at Exploring Stamps. The podcast mentioned is Frank Roche’s postcardist which is pre-production for new episodes and older episodes are available wherever you listen to your podcasts.
26:20
June 15, 2020
20. Episode 20: Erin Seamans (Part 1)
Erin is a Development Assistant with The American Philatelic Society (APS). This week we talk about APS membership options, Stamps for Champs and Stamps Teach Programs. She will also discuss working at the APS, connecting through stamps, philately in the digital era and some of her favorite stamp themes. She can be contacted by email at erin@stamps.org. The APS website is located at stamps.org, current stamp releases can be purchased online at usps.com. Graham Beck can be found on IG @exploringstamps and on YouTube at Exploring Stamps. The podcast mentioned is Frank Roche’s postcardist which is pre-production for Season 2. Season 1 episodes are available wherever you listen to your podcasts.
26:25
June 7, 2020
19. Episode 19: Patti Wallace (Part 2)
This week I finish my chat with Patti Wallace. We talk about Clint Eastwood, Peacocks, the Banana Stamp incident, Stamps and Memories, and Stamps and Art. You can find Patti on IG as SouthernStampQueen. She can also be found talking peacocks on IG as allthepeacocks.
28:24
May 24, 2020
18. Episode 18: Patti Wallace (Part 1)
This week I chat with Patti Wallace, a 35 year stamp collector from Mississippi. We talk about life in Mississippi, stamp storage, collecting for the joy of the endeavor, stamps in paper, buying stamps online and starting all over again. Patti can be found on IG as SouthernStampQueen.
25:58
May 17, 2020
17. Episode 17: Gail Marowitz from The Visual Strategist
I finish my chat with Gail Marowitz and we talk about singer-songwriters, stamp storage, engraved stamps, space stamps, stamp design and a few of her favorite stamps. She can be found on IG as gninamarowitz and her studio can be found online at thevisualstrategist.com
28:22
May 4, 2020
16: Episode 16: Gail Marowitz from The Visual Strategist
This week we talk about stamps as art, stamps as political discourse, her new IG project—the corona virus diaries, stamp auctions and pizza. She can be found on IG as gninamarowitz and her studio can be found online at thevisualstrategist.com
27:41
April 27, 2020
15. Episode 15: Abby Walker (Part 2)
We finish our chat with Abby Walker from Sacramento CA. She can be found on IG under @theartofthepost and @sacramentosnailmailsociety. This week we talk about buying stamps, stamp dealers/appraisers, social justice stamps, stamp storage and Mrs. Grossman’s stickers
36:11
April 20, 2020
14: Episode 14: Abby Walker (Part 1)
This week we chat with the Mail Artist Abby Walker from Sacramento CA. She can be found on IG under @theartofthepost and @sacramentosnailmailsociety. This week we talk about how to do Mail Art, the joy of mail, the joy of penpals, the beauty of stamps and the age old question: which comes first—the letter, the envelope or the stamps.
27:55
April 14, 2020
13. Episode 13: Heidi Belinsky (Part 2)
This week I finish the interview with Heidi Belinsky who is the owner of Max and Co Post. We talk about birds, how it all began, triangle stamps, her favorite stamps, and stamp/postcard storage. She can be found on IG @maxandcopost and @beaksinmylens and online at maxandcopost.com
32:15
April 6, 2020
12. Episode 12: Heidi Belinsky (Part 1)
This week we chat with the owner of Max and Co Post. We talk about pandemic supplies, collections and collecting, stamp art and chain cards. She can be found on IG @maxandcopost and @beaksinmylens and online at maxandcopost.com
27:21
March 30, 2020
11. Episode 11: Stacy Adam (Part 2)
We talk about stamps, stamp designs, stamps with friends and family and cupcakes
32:22
March 22, 2020
10. Episode 10: Stacy Adam (Part 1)
Stacy Adam is a graphic designer who recently published an article in The American Philatelist Magazine. We talk about her findings, stamps, and chain cards. The chain card reference is: maxandcopost/blog/chain-card-step-step-instructions. To join the APS, please visit stamps.org/join-now
32:57
March 16, 2020
9. Episode 9–Love Letter Gathering
My reflections on the Love Letter Gathering and the Love Hearts Project
12:44
March 9, 2020
8. Episode 8: Eric Blomquist (Part 2)
I conclude my interview with Eric Blomquist and we talk about beer, postcrossing, pictorial cancellations, stamps and the Year of the Rat First Day of Issue Cancellation
36:03
March 2, 2020
7. Episode 7: Eric Blomquist
This week I talk stamps, postcards and stamp memories with my friend Eric Blomquist, IG’s bestwisheseric
29:15
February 23, 2020
6.Episode 6: Graham Beck from Exploring Stamps YouTube Channel
This week I chat with Graham Beck about this Exploring Stamps You Tube videos, his favorite stamps and the future of stamp collecting and philately.
31:38
February 17, 2020
5. Episode 5: Ashli Ahrens
Mailbox Memories on IG, Ashli and I talk about postcards, postage stamps, creative uses of her stamps and her shop at South Main Creative in Little Rock, Arkansas.
34:26
February 10, 2020
4. Episode 4: Frank Roche
Frank Roche is the creator of the Postcardist Podcast. He and I chat about stamps, collecting and postcards.
31:18
February 3, 2020
3. Episode 3: Love Series Stamps
I discuss the new release of the Made of Hearts Stamps and the history of the Love Series of Stamps
12:44
January 27, 2020
2. Episode 2: Russ Romano
Find out a little bit about your host as he answers his 10 Questions
21:45
January 18, 2020
1. Episode 1: Hello and Year of the Rat 2020
A brief introduction and a discussion of the upcoming Year of the Rat postage stamp.
09:12
January 10, 2020
Looking at Stamps
This is the preview episode of Looking at Stamps.
00:45
November 24, 2019