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On The Road – The Quest For Stamps

Posted by The Boss on August 13, 2011 in Stamps and Philately

On The Road - The Quest For Stamps



On The Road - The Quest for Stamps is the third in Stephen R. Datz's trilogy about the stamp business. In it, Datz relates his true-life adventures chasing stamp deals all over the map from the desolate hinterlands of Wyoming and Montana to the bright lights of Las Vegas and New York. An amazing odyssey: fast times and big-dollar deals, wild goose chases and third-rate motels, blizzards and tornadoes, eccentric millionaires and desert rats, even hippie hitchhikers. Action packed all the way. You'll be up all night finishing On The Road.

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful:
4.0 out of 5 stars
A Must Read for the Collecting Enthusiast, May 25, 2000
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People who are expert on stamps aren’t necessarily the greatest writers in the world. Stephen Datz is a nice exception. His book, though hardly a Pulitzer Prize winner, is a must of sorts for those collectors who go to shows and have always pined to either sell stamps of their own, or go into that business, or just know more about what it takes to make stamp world spin. Datz writes with humor and an infectious enthusiasm. The book is kinda short, and you are certainly sorry to have it end. I read TOP DOLLAR PAID some years ago, and have reread a couple of times since. I recommend that one too. (If you are not a collector and have stumbled across this book…for you I would NOT recommend it. This is really for people who know and love stamp collecting.)

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Review written by RMurray847 "afilmcritic.com" on August 13th, 2011 @ 5:16 PM
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4.0 out of 5 stars
Entertaining tales of stamp wheeling and dealing, June 4, 2001
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I enjoy Mr. Datz’s anecdotes of the stamp trade in his many books. This book concentrates on stories, without the practical stamp-collecting information to be found in some of his other books. He’s a great story teller and has met some truly unusual folks in his travels. Great light reading!

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Review written by Dispatch911 on August 13th, 2011 @ 6:04 PM
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5.0 out of 5 stars
A Must Read For Anyone In The Stamp Business, June 30, 2007
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I became a stamp dealer in the late 1970s then got out of it in the early 80s when the stamp market dropped, I then moved onto Sports cards and when the market for those bottomed out in the early 90s I moved on to coins, I just recently got back into dealing in stamps since the market for them is strong again, i purchased this book on Amazon because it sounded interesting to me, and I was correct, when i started reading I found it hard to put down, I ended up reading the entire book in 2 nights, for a stamp dealer mister Datz is a heck of a good writer, much better than I had expected, he tells the story in an easy to follow fashion and his exploits in the stamp dealing business are funny and revealing, i found myself laughing out load at some of the people he has dealt with over the years, and also how very similar his dealings were to so many of mine (mine of course were on a much smaller scale than his, but similar none the less) if you are a stamp dealer, large or small you will gain a lot by reading this book, I give it 5 stars!

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Review written by Anonymous on August 13th, 2011 @ 6:53 PM