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Ruth had gone swimming at Frigate Bay after tea, but as we had just learned that Mr. Drayton collects stamps, I made a date with him for the evening to see if we can exchange. He came for us at 7:30 and we stayed there till after tea. We have [[insertion]] a [[/insertion]] better West Indian collection but he has some fine African stamps. There were lots to exchange, but we didn't finish. Will meet again tomorrow afternoon. 
[[margin]] X-26-36 [[/margin]] Felt surprisingly little stiff this morning. Did several small packing jobs and assembled vials etc. for packing later. After lunch went to Delisles' to arrange for the motorcycle, etc. The boat is to arrive at 7 P.M. and leave at 10 P.M.
Ruth had several new contacts for stamps. I went to see one for her, but it was a complete washout, - wouldn't sell anything under 1/-, and wouldn't show me any good ones. Must have had [[underlined]] many [[/underlined]] thousands there though. 
After tea we went out to Mr. Drayton's to do some more exchanging. Didn't finish, so he and I continued in the evening while Ruth played bridge. He had a little difficulty finding enough catalogue value to equal ours. He has a lot of African stamps, but we had many more West Indian ones. 
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[[margin]] X-27-36 [[/margin]] Packing today. At 9:30 I went to pack the motor, and Ruth went to see another stamp prospect. We finished the trunk shortly after lunch and sent if off; then rested till after tea, when we finished packing. 
Ruth got a big box of stamps from the man. He thought there were about 1500 of them, but we counted them later and found 5200. She paid $15.00 for the lot, with some extras. 
At dinner time Mr. Drayton came over and also quite few of the ladies we've met. Mr. Drayton gave me a bottle of EC, an ionized solution of salt water that will remove ink (from stamps). 
The Nerissa arrived promptly at 7 P.M., and we went aboard about 8. 
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