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Stamps in a 3" thick book

Offline MovieMan

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Stamps in a 3" thick book
« on: January 31, 2011, 07:16:00 PM »
Just starting to do research on this one so thought I'd take a shot here too.

This book is not full, but it has stamps (used and unused) going back to mid 1800's up to the 1960s.

I looked up two of the un-used ones on eBay and the completed prices showed in the $8 range for each.

Wondering if any of you have had experience with either single stamp sales or complete book sales.

I know a sheet of one stamp can be valuable. That is not the case here.  These are individual stamps fastened over pictures of stamps on a given page.

One of the pages is:  1940 stamps commemorating artists, composers and I forget the third one. 5 stamps of each, all cancelled.

The most intersting is of a bi-plane flying upside down.  :)  JUST KIDDING !

Any thoughts ?

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Re: Stamps in a 3" thick book
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2014, 08:10:06 AM »
I've found it to be extremely difficult to find someone competent to value stamps. The last guy I talked to was competent but really snooty. Wouldn't even take the time to look through the collection I found. He was running some kind of internet auction house for was like Fort Knox.

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Re: Stamps in a 3" thick book
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2014, 09:05:46 AM »
Stop It Movieman  :96: I almost came out of my seat when I saw (The most interesting is of a bi-plane flying upside down).
I don't know much about stamps either but I do know that is a retirement Stamp. I have a book like yours and a cigar box full old stamps that need investigating, so if you find a convent way let us know.

Isn't funny how you hear of people finding Treasures worth Thousands of dollars....Stamps, Pictures etc. but when you get your maybe's checked out it is always worth 10 to 15 bucks.

Re: Stamps in a 3" thick book
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2014, 09:30:30 AM »
i just found a binder in this last auction i won. You guys have looked in the local yellowpages? i figure ill take my stuff to a pro so they can glance through it and see what they say.

Re: Stamps in a 3" thick book
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2014, 09:32:57 AM »
google "stamp dealers" in your city and start making phone calls. thats how i do it :)

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