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BS: Stamp Collection For Sale

Beer 28 Jan 09 - 11:18 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 28 Jan 09 - 11:24 PM
Beer 28 Jan 09 - 11:33 PM
Stilly River Sage 29 Jan 09 - 12:24 AM
bankley 29 Jan 09 - 07:17 AM
Beer 29 Jan 09 - 07:49 AM
bobad 29 Jan 09 - 08:44 AM
Beer 29 Jan 09 - 09:00 AM
Jeri 29 Jan 09 - 09:44 AM
bankley 29 Jan 09 - 10:20 AM
Q (Frank Staplin) 29 Jan 09 - 02:04 PM
John on the Sunset Coast 29 Jan 09 - 02:28 PM
Nickhere 29 Jan 09 - 03:45 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 29 Jan 09 - 04:16 PM
Beer 29 Jan 09 - 05:14 PM
John on the Sunset Coast 29 Jan 09 - 05:40 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 29 Jan 09 - 05:52 PM
GUEST,Kuenzl in Calgary 30 Mar 09 - 11:55 PM
Leadfingers 31 Mar 09 - 06:48 AM
olddude 31 Mar 09 - 07:27 AM
SINSULL 31 Mar 09 - 08:25 AM

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Subject: BS: Stamp Collection For Sale
From: Beer
Date: 28 Jan 09 - 11:18 PM

I have a stamp collection that I recently had evaluated. I am told it
is
worth between $2,500.00 and $3,000.00
Willing to sell for $1,700.00 U.S and a check in a certain amount will be sent to Max. Shipping and handling at the expense of the buyer.
Maybe this could be sent up in the Auction section after a bit.
Beer (adrien)


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Subject: RE: BS: Stamp Collection For Sale
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 28 Jan 09 - 11:24 PM

General, or specialized to one country or kind?


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Subject: RE: BS: Stamp Collection For Sale
From: Beer
Date: 28 Jan 09 - 11:33 PM

I realized Q that after I posted this that I have no way in Authenticating anything I've said other than what this collector mentioned. He is a serious buyer and mostly in Canadian Stamps. My collection is mostly Canadian but world as well. the other thing is that I have a collection but I am not a collector. I know very little about this fascinating serious hobby.
Adrien


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Subject: RE: BS: Stamp Collection For Sale
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 29 Jan 09 - 12:24 AM

Rule of thumb when having something appraised: never sell to the appraiser. Who knows what the real value is. It could be much higher, but he was hoping to buy it himself. You might ask him what a reasonable insurance value would be, then price it somewhere in the middle.

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: Stamp Collection For Sale
From: bankley
Date: 29 Jan 09 - 07:17 AM

Beer ,don't go by the 'book'.. find out what you have, then check on Ebay for market prices for similar 'issues'... I did this with two extensive collections a few years ago. The last collection had over 70,000 stamps including rare Canadians... Had to be patient, cherry picking and breaking them up into 'lots' or individual items to maximize the sales profit. They ended up all over the planet. Still have a complete book set of The Queen's coronation from all the Commonwealth countries.(There were many back then) Couldn't get much at the time so I kept it.... on the other hand the George VI coronation did well.... don't care if I see another stamp again....but I learned much about history and geography at the time... and my contacts now are mostly outdated or dead... good luck... ps.. got any 'penny blacks' ?


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Subject: RE: BS: Stamp Collection For Sale
From: Beer
Date: 29 Jan 09 - 07:49 AM

So what the heck is a "Penny Black"? I'm also realizing that no one here would want to put out this kind of money without seeing then so I guess the clones could close this thread if they so wish. Thank you SRS for that and Ron as well.
Adrien


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Subject: RE: BS: Stamp Collection For Sale
From: bobad
Date: 29 Jan 09 - 08:44 AM

I think Ron may be referring to this stamp


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Subject: RE: BS: Stamp Collection For Sale
From: Beer
Date: 29 Jan 09 - 09:00 AM

I have three of them Bobad. Want one!
I'll save one for Ron as well.


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Subject: RE: BS: Stamp Collection For Sale
From: Jeri
Date: 29 Jan 09 - 09:44 AM

The Penny Black

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Subject: RE: BS: Stamp Collection For Sale
From: bankley
Date: 29 Jan 09 - 10:20 AM

thanks Jeri.... the 1st 'official' postage stamp....
the CDN large Queen is worth more because of it's rarity....
the CDN and NFLD issues from the 1930's have outstanding engraving... probably because during the depression there were a lot of 1st class engravers available.... they just don't make 'em like that anymore

just don't get 'unhinged' Beer, you'll have it licked .....


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Subject: RE: BS: Stamp Collection For Sale
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 29 Jan 09 - 02:04 PM

Go to your local stamp club, show the collection, and ask for help.
(Find the club by looking in yellow pages and phone local stamp dealers). You will find someone who is knowledgeable (sp?).
If you don't know a penny black (the first regular stamp from any country), you are not a collector and need help. The first Canadian stamp was orangy and pictured (you guessed it) a beaver. The first U. S. was brownish and pictured Franklin.
I collect Canada and Japan, but can't help unless you are near (S. Alberta).


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Subject: RE: BS: Stamp Collection For Sale
From: John on the Sunset Coast
Date: 29 Jan 09 - 02:28 PM

Beer, go to your local library. The reference room should have a set of Scott catalogs for 2008...maybe a couple of 2009s. Check the stamps against catalog value. These prices are a supposed approximate
retail value. If minimum value for a used stamp is 20cents US...but those stamps usually sell for 5 cents (or less in packets). Ignore them. What you want to look for is stamps which have multi-dollar value.

Having done that, google individual Scott stamp numbers (ie Scott Canada #101). If any is for sale anywhere online, this will also be a guide for you.

One other easy resource is Linn's Stamp News which you should find at a stamp dealer or omnibus newsstand. It is a weekly magazine, and often there are for sale lists from dealers.

Many factors, especially condition of the stamps, greatly affect their value to a collector.

If you want a quick sale for the group, you'll get less $$$. But if there is truly a group substantial stamps the time spent may be well worth it.

Sorry you are not closer, if you collection contains a lot of 1950s and 60s material, I might have been interested.

Good luck to you.

JotSc


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Subject: RE: BS: Stamp Collection For Sale
From: Nickhere
Date: 29 Jan 09 - 03:45 PM

As the man says 'a thing is worth what someone is willing to pay for it'


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Subject: RE: BS: Stamp Collection For Sale
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 29 Jan 09 - 04:16 PM

Using Scott (or equivalent) is not simple. One must determine perforation size, minor design changes, color variations, paper watermarks, type of paper, condition, etc. etc.
Fluorescence of paper with Canadian issues of the 1950s is another important variant.
I wouldn't attempt Canada without the Canadian specialized catalogue (A Canadian 6-cent black Elizabeth might be worth 2 cents, or 200 dollars if it has the right perforation from a pack of 25 sold over the counter at some postoffices).

Get help from a collector!


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Subject: RE: BS: Stamp Collection For Sale
From: Beer
Date: 29 Jan 09 - 05:14 PM

You folks are full of information. Thank you to all. A learning experience.
Adrien


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Subject: RE: BS: Stamp Collection For Sale
From: John on the Sunset Coast
Date: 29 Jan 09 - 05:40 PM

It seems there are a few philatelists in our group.

Point of interest: if you are currently collecting stamps how old are you? How long have you been collecting? We're moderately anonymous, here.

I am 69 and have been collecting (2nd time around) for about 30 years.
I belong to the local stamp club. Of the 29 or so members, only one person (maybe two) is under 50, and that one is probably early 30s. Half the group is over seventy, and I guess I'll add to that this year.

At local stamp shows and bourses, it is pretty much the same. Stamp collecting has become an old persons hobby here on the Sunset Coast.


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Subject: RE: BS: Stamp Collection For Sale
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 29 Jan 09 - 05:52 PM

Yep, old cuss, well past the best before date.


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Subject: RE: BS: Stamp Collection For Sale
From: GUEST,Kuenzl in Calgary
Date: 30 Mar 09 - 11:55 PM

Has anyone ever heard of a misprinted page of Canadian Stamps from 1970. I believe they are Scott Canada #507.
I haven't been able to find any record of them, other than that my Dad is keeping his sheet in protective plastic at the bank. He has another full sheet of the same stamp without the mis-print that he has mounted in his albums at home. How would I determine what this is and what it might be worth? Authentication? How do you get it done?


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Subject: RE: BS: Stamp Collection For Sale
From: Leadfingers
Date: 31 Mar 09 - 06:48 AM

Dont EVER forget the old saying ! "Philately will get you nowhere"


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Subject: RE: BS: Stamp Collection For Sale
From: olddude
Date: 31 Mar 09 - 07:27 AM

I have thousands, sadly the ones I sold are not close to the catalog value. The real value I think can be found on ebay. Value is what someone is willing to pay and I have found with my stamps it is usually 10% of what the scotts listing is.

I would look some of the more rare ones up on ebay and see what they sell for just to get an idea


Dan


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Subject: RE: BS: Stamp Collection For Sale
From: SINSULL
Date: 31 Mar 09 - 08:25 AM

Most of my stamp collection was stolen - imperforates and errors. What little is left is stuck in a drawer somewhere. It makes me angry to look at it. What really makes me angry is that the stamps were sold to "reputable" dealers who knew they were stolen. The same with my coin collection and family jewelry.
Greed is an ugly business.


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