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General Philatelic/Newcomer Cnr : Gift packs

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hayesherb
27 Feb 2016
12:18:34pm
I got a couple of the packs from the post office as a gift recently. They have stamps, FDC, and others. Do people divide these up or keep them whole? I know " do whatever suits you" is coming, but interested in the pros and cons.
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malcolm197
15 Mar 2016
09:11:31pm
re: Gift packs

Whatever you do it will have limited value - it has probably been given to hundreds if not thousands of people.

However historically or aesthetically, it is probably best to keep it in "as issued" condition.

If you wanted to dispose of it overseas the recipient would almost certainly want it that way ( probably little if any market in the US at present due to my comments in para.1 )

Malcolm

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16 Mar 2016
02:00:55am
re: Gift packs

".... However historically or aesthetically, it is probably best to keep it in "as issued" condition. ..."

If the "Pack" is unsealed it is possible to replace that "as issued" stamp with a later one. Or even a completely different stamp either accidentally, intentionally or out of philatelic ignorance.

If sealed, the problem o0f archival quality material looms its head.

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