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General Philatelic/Identify This? : I have a request from a contact on our Facebook page to see if we can give any idea of the value of these stamps

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auldstampguy
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19 May 2015
10:17:47pm
Hi Everyone,
I have a request from a contact on our Facebook page, wondering if the stamps that he has have any value. Can anyone help me with this? I'm firstly overcommitted on on time and secondly have no knowledge of these stamps. Any help would be very much appreciated.

Regards ... Tim.

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19 May 2015
10:35:20pm
re: I have a request from a contact on our Facebook page to see if we can give any idea of the value of these stamps

Tim, overall the stamps appear to be regular common stamps that are easily obtained. The last image purports to be an unused Russia #1. However, that will need to be certified. At the least it probably had the cancel removed, if it is genuine.

I also see alot of damage with tears, toning, hinging. Nothing to write home about from what I've seen, except possibly the Russian stamp, if it's genuine.

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20 May 2015
05:05:08am
re: I have a request from a contact on our Facebook page to see if we can give any idea of the value of these stamps

Those 1956 Olympic Winter Sports stamps look suspicious; I'm not sure Ukrainian Architecture was included that year.

(Tracing the roots of the Spanish Civil War back to Zagreb in 1918, even provisionally, may also be a step too far, even for the most easy-going topical collector.)

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20 May 2015
07:38:37am
re: I have a request from a contact on our Facebook page to see if we can give any idea of the value of these stamps

Tim,

The image for the Russian stamp has been lifted from the internet, i.e., an ebay auction:

Identical image as above offered on ebay (note owners signature on image at bottom left)

Your "contact from facebook" appears to take us for fools by having us look at a bunch of Yugo/Turkish cheapies, and throwing in a rare one from the internet to pull our strings.

Not knowing anything else, I believe that we are done with this thread. Based on what I am seeing, I would not recommend the person applying for membership here.

Arno

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20 May 2015
08:40:20am
re: I have a request from a contact on our Facebook page to see if we can give any idea of the value of these stamps

Thanks everyone for your comments.

Regards ... Tim

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20 May 2015
08:44:16am
re: I have a request from a contact on our Facebook page to see if we can give any idea of the value of these stamps

Good catch, Arno!

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20 May 2015
08:47:02am
re: I have a request from a contact on our Facebook page to see if we can give any idea of the value of these stamps

great catch indeed, Arno. Sometimes, as you demonstrate, we miss the obvious trying to be helpful.

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