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Some clients do wonder what I mean when I say things like:

" I'll mail it when I ever see that album again"

or

"It is now buried under a foot of other stuff"

or

"Your order is getting into the TOP 6 inches of the pile"

or

Yes I do have a stockbook of Germany around the place SOMEWHERE


As their neat little stamp den experiences no such issues, and such answers from me seem incomprehensible. 8)

So based on some incredulity in another thread where I showed just ONE photo of my patented® filing system, here is some more background.

I live in a very large 3 storey home, overlooking the Harbour with 180 degree water views.

From top to bottom it is a metre or two deep in stamp boxes, and cartons and paperwork and junk.

On stairwells, in hallways, and covering every surface of the kitchen dining rooms, lounge rooms and bedrooms, even top of the washing machine. :D

A few random photos I took below will convey the message a little more clearly!

The massive garage is also stacked high with shelves and cartons, but I was too lazy to go down the 40 stairs to take pix of that. :)

So look carefully at these photos and when I say your little black stock-card or Hagner sheet or letter is misplaced - trust me - it IS. :mrgreen:

So c'mon .. I can't be alone - who also here has a slightly less than Library Of Congress standard, neat, patented storage system like I do?


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Main work desk area:



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Careful filing of all orders to be processed


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One Guest Bedroom


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Another Guest Bedroom of meticulously catalogued material:


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Kitchen Table -- encourages small dinner parties


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Neat and tidy Lounge Room


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Spartan kitchen bench space:


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Part of main bedroom - free of all stamp material


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A hallway to another Guest Bedroom - many "Desert Magic" Drying Books!:


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Relaxing Lounge Settee


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Stairwell


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Elegant Jarrah Dining Table


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Pristine cook-top surface


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Neatly filed reference books.


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Nearly stacked orders to be worked on "soon"


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More "urgent" orders at my fingertips. "Almost to the top of my pile"



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GlenStephens wrote:I am pleased to report that great progress has been made in the GARAGE .. far neater and more organised than it used to be, as these pix from this week show. :mrgreen:

Glen


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Glen.... HOW DOES IT WORK

Must be fun at stocktake time or a ATO audit.

My wife now loves me again after seeing your amazing Distribution Centre.

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looks like HEAVEN to me. :P :P :P :P

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I see too that you have given Garry Watson a free plug,

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My missus thinks I'm an angel after seeing this mess.

I'll keep asking though. Grab an empty carton. Throw stuff in it (you can close your eyes for this bit if you like :wink: ), offer it up for sale. I will buy it.
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Glen, I'm sure your forebears were either Scots, who throw nothing out or Gypsies, who collect any and everything.
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sherro wrote:My missus thinks I'm an angel after seeing this mess.

I'll keep asking though. Grab an empty carton. Throw stuff in it (you can close your eyes for this bit if you like :wink: ), offer it up for sale. I will buy it.
Well I did that .. 5 or 10 cartons in fact, with 45 large albums and no-one was interested:

http://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=3512

And now Margaret can't get her car into the garage!

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GlenStephens wrote:
And now Margaret can't get her car into the garage!

Glen

I park in the driveway and Glen comes and sits in my car, 'cos there's nowhere to sit in his house 8)

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I sent Glen 1 stamp recently. Probably futile to ask if it has arrived...... :lol:
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GlenStephens wrote:
sherro wrote:My missus thinks I'm an angel after seeing this mess.

I'll keep asking though. Grab an empty carton. Throw stuff in it (you can close your eyes for this bit if you like :wink: ), offer it up for sale. I will buy it.
Well I did that .. 5 or 10 cartons in fact, with 45 large albums and no-one was interested:

http://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=3512

And now Margaret can't get her car into the garage!

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Wasn't that the lot that you said had to be collected? Bloody long drive!
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Glen,

You must have a memory like that of an elephant. My stamp den would be just one little table with a few boxes of stamps and covers and even with that I often ask....now where did I put that darn stamp?

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considering my collection is so far spread over a couple of albums (ok a bag or two as well that havent found a proper home) all I can say is wow!

put me down for one or two cartons like sherro! lol

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Glen,
I've got some spare garage space if you want me to house sit some of the cartons for you.
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My ambition one day is to have my house look like yours.
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The amazing thing to me is that Glen can not only find stuff, but remember where he got it and what he paid.

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And he's got more than 2 decades of experience to prove it.

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The Pom wrote:I sent Glen 1 stamp recently. Probably futile to ask if it has arrived...... :lol:
ABSOLUTELY .. was filed away and indexed for action promptly via the dining table organisation system.

Next time I need to eat I will either find it again when cleaning a square foot of space, or dump a foot of other urgent matters on top of it. 8)

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sprung!

looks like some actual books not relating to stamps on the shelf there glenn - how did they get such valuable real estate? lol

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Kris .. well it IS the main dining table as you can see.

The very few stamps there on it, and the very small amount of paperwork, are both just "temporary" (for the past 17 years!)

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GlenStephens wrote: Well I did that .. 5 or 10 cartons in fact, with 45 large albums and no-one was interested:

http://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=3512

And now Margaret can't get her car into the garage!

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Glen,

This look like a brilliant accumulation and I would love it but getting it over to me in London might be a bit expensive and might incur you infamous hernia fee :!:

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just noticed there is also some room on top of the dvd player - if anyone wants to send stamps in to Glen to verify nows the probably the time - seems there are a couple of scare inches of space available!

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I see no sign of food......or fridge.....

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I'm so glad that glen posted these pictures in a thread of their own

Originally they were tacked on to the bottom of some dvds glen was trying to flog.

I still laugh every time i see these pictures - and what's better there are more pictures now.

It almost looks like one of those houses that get featured on ACA or today tonight.

I keep showing my wife these pictures and say 'look how lucky you are'.

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I sent Glen 1 stamp recently. Probably futile to ask if it has arrived...... Laughing


ABSOLUTELY .. was filed away and indexed for action promptly via the dining table organisation system.

Next time I need to eat I will either find it again when cleaning a square foot of space, or dump a foot of other urgent matters on top of it. Cool
Ah yes, I can see it now!
I notice that the magazine on the front right corner of your dining table says "MAD MEN" in large letters at the foot of the page. I wonder if this is significant? :?
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Hey this all looks just great, makes my small stamp mess look devine, and she who must be obeyed has stopped nagging about the mess ..LOL

..amazing.. and put me down for one of those cartons if you ever do them Glen. We only want to help you out mate ! ! ! :D :lol:

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My wife said I was the most dysfuctional, disorganised, untidy lump of male flesh to walk the surface of this planet.

I have lost the title.

I showed her Glens Photo's.

No Contest, Glen won by the proverbial Mile

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All I can think of, is Glen needs a good woman to clean for him????
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I tried to find one to cook for me, but she could not find the stove. ;)
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This was taken from Stamp News Vol 29 No. 12 Dec 1981.

And somewhere along the way there was David Grey ?

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Sarge .. can you post some of those Roo prices?

We would all DIE today to see how cheap they sold for 27 years back!

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yep, would be very interesting to see how the roo prices have jumped (um, er, hopped...)

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Here you are back in 1981, lets hope this is useful to you in judgeing the outcome of investing in Blue Chip Roo's

The scan may not be too clear

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Well here's that bloke again

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Every time you turn around ,he's THERE,,with a new moniker

This time he calls himself STEVO???? TRampaholic or sumthin

Just got back from a Safari??????????
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Glen ... don't they have municipal by-laws against this sort of thing? :lol:

I'd be afraid to go in there unless you tied a rope around my waist first. :lol:

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Post by michaelatcddstamps »

Great thread guys.

I am now very confident I can convince my wonderful wife the house is actually quite tidy.. even if we dont have a dinning room table 'cos the stamps are there as well.

Of course she does not go into the "stamp room" aka Study :D

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Showed your pictures to my wife after receiving complaints about my room being dusty.

No furthur problems expected from that quarter
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[b]Hey Stamper, can I get a dog like that. Mine only eats my food doesn't cook it for me......[/b]
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Showed your pictures to my wife after receiving complaints about my room being dusty.

No furthur problems expected from that quarter
I am still waiting for my cheque. ;)
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Are you sure you didn't open a window Glen.

With the winds lately it would cause havoc among all those little itsy bitsy bits of paper. :P :P :P :P :lol: :lol: :lol:

Not to mention the Cheque????"Gone With The Wind "

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HEY WAROFF
Don't ya be talkin' about ya missus like that. :lol:

...You can have Booboo
I hear she's pretty hot in the kitchen. :P
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Yeah, I take seven, one for each day of the week.

Then the dog can go back to doing what a dog's gotta do. Man's best friend...no complaints, no *itching, snuggles up every now and then and always forgiving.
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Glen's house is so so so amazing! I should learn from him to mess up my room, kekeke :D :D :D .

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Well, I don't know which day which month which year my FBI room will be raided for hidden secret by my future wife....(Yeah there is many hidden secret in my hard disk, kekeke)

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I showed my wife Glen's home, told her I wanted one just like it.

She hit me in the head with the Seven Seas Album Glen just sent me. Oh well :cry:

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Well, In another way, Glen is telling us that his business is extremely good as,

(1) He has stacks of orders which haven't processed yet
(2) He even doesn't have place to keep his stock
(3) He don't have time to organise his house as he is busy with his business
(4) He has no time to sleep (His stock on his bed)
(5) He has no time to eat (He may just have simple food but there is a stack of files on his stove...)

Hi Tooler101, tell your wife this is reasonably the way to be most successful businessman...... :D :D :D :D

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tooler101 wrote:I showed my wife Glen's home, told her I wanted one just like it.

She hit me in the head with the Seven Seas Album Glen just sent me. Oh well :cry:
Aren't you glad you ordered the thin Pre-Decimal album, and not the thick DECIMAL album.

Your headache woud be 4 times more painful if she whacked you with that one. ;)

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I guess you could try blaming the mess on the earthquake we had the other day, but I don't think it was THAT strong!
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That earthquake had its epicentre in Castlecrag actually.

Things and stamps were tossed onto the floor recklessly and with no mercy. :)


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I thought that must have been what happened.....

The epicentre was actually quite close to where I live. Gave the house quite a good shake.
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