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General Philatelic/Identify This? : *Actually* rare stamps. :)

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TheAlchemist
16 Feb 2016
05:02:59am
I am trying to immerse myself as much as possible. I have given this book at least 1 full inventory so far....but then I go back and realize that I didn't know what I was looking for. Happy

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More coming.

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whitebuffalo
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16 Feb 2016
10:39:49am
re: *Actually* rare stamps. :)

Welcome to Stamporama!

I'm not sure if the word rare will ever come into play, I really hope it does. You appear to have a very nice collection there!
But, no matter what you learn about your stamps or your collection on the whole, never let go of that wonderful enthusiasm.

WB

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TheAlchemist
16 Feb 2016
12:09:45pm
re: *Actually* rare stamps. :)

In this set of pictures, these are not the rarest produced stamps that I have. However, they are overprints. A few of the varieties are confirmed to be rare in that postage/color/year, but I have not listed them all yet....Its work cropping them and posting.

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youpiao
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16 Feb 2016
12:29:28pm
re: *Actually* rare stamps. :)

You seem to indicate that you know which are the rarest ones. Perhaps you could save a lot of time and trouble by skipping the common items.

Ted

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TheAlchemist
16 Feb 2016
01:39:21pm
re: *Actually* rare stamps. :)

Actually, I didn't know anything before finding this collection. Happy

But this is how I learn. I am phishing for information.


I am not attached to these. I would be willing to let stamps go at a fraction of the price. I am also not in a hurry and I am going to be an expert on what I am parting with before any sales are made.

Some of the Asian stamps are rare. A few of the old US stamps were mass produced, but I know I have some with the blue cloth paper. I started to notice that some of the highest priced items had over prints, special cancellations that are dated, or else they were rare only in certain colors/postage. That is why I posted several with the over prints and changed postage value, without actually even having identified their scott number yet.



I think I might really start getting into this though. I like the history and art. If you give me a month or two I might really start to have something to contribute to this forum.


I also have a first edition Charles Dickens book 'Little Tim' and several other first editions and signed copies of old books.....The Charles Dickens one was actually published by his children but has his name on it.


First I just need to learn everything I can. Next I will open a shop or work with other vendors.

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ikeyPikey
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16 Feb 2016
02:10:05pm
re: *Actually* rare stamps. :)

Quote:

"... If you give me a month or two I might really start to have something to contribute to this forum ..."



Take all the time you need.
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TuskenRaider
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16 Feb 2016
04:50:52pm
re: *Actually* rare stamps. :)

Hi Alchemist;

You have two stamps on this page that have heavy black boxes with numbers and lettering inside them.
They are from Belgium, and one is from Brussels, Belgium. They are what is known as precancels, and
are used for bulk mailings to save the postal clerks having to cancel each item by hand.

Because they are for mass mailings, they could not be rare, and money wise not worth more than a few
pennies. However they are still interesting tho. I have sold very common cheap US stamps for 25¢ each
and some I listed for 35¢ each, received several bids and sold for 50¢ each.

This is because the buyers were "precancel" collectors, and were not as interested in the stamp as they
were to collect the "cancel" for their collection. Collecting precancels seems to be more popular these
days than it was several decades ago.

Here is another interesting factoid; some collectors like to collect town cancels, and the smaller the town
the more they are willing to pay. Also if I provide a few paragraphs of the towns history from Wikipedia,
in my description, they seem to fetch just a bit more per stamp. Those buyers always have my permission
to use my text for their webpages, or for captions or descriptions for either custom or enhanced album
pages.

Keep learning and reading our informative threads and soon you will be as addicted as are we.

Just sortin'....
TuskenRaider

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HungaryForStamps
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16 Feb 2016
06:14:00pm
re: *Actually* rare stamps. :)

A nice start to a collection. Welcome.

You want to consider scanning your stamps rather than taking photos. The first few of your images are very fuzzy and out of focus. I am eager to see clear scans of your stamps.

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