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As a teenager, Mr. Walter Welp, just matter-of-factly decided that he wanted a hobby. Stamps and coins just didn't interest  him and on a whim he answered an ad offering postcards on approval that appeared in a collecting magazine. He found the hobby very appealing and began purchasing cards while traveling with his job. He was a representative for Consumers Glue Company of St. Louis. He traveled throughout the midwest and can recall humorous stories about stopping in antique shops to buy cards. Once, on his way to Wichita, Kansas he stopped in an antique shop just off the highway and asked for postcards. he received this unfortunate reply: "See that drum out back with the flames and smoke coming...

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