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Sales, Swaps, Auction & Approvals/Approvals Disc. : approval listings

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jtfat
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26 May 2016
01:40:34pm
I would be nice, make it easier to buy, if the sellers would list the catalog number of the stamps they are selling.
Even the year of issue would be helpful.
Looking at the picture , when you have a WW collection 15000 or more stamps , and leafing through the catalog or your albums to see if you need it is a task.
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Soundcrest
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26 May 2016
02:08:35pm

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re: approval listings

I agree. For the most part I always put the catalog number

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Stevo45
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26 May 2016
05:55:21pm
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Hi Guys,

I may be the odd one out here but, for me a Catalogue number is useless.

Which catalogue ?

Does the Cat #2288 mean anything to you ?

The Country and date of issue is far more important.

Cheers

Steve.

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26 May 2016
06:07:17pm

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For awhile - I was adding the Scott Catalog # to all of my approval book pages. I found on the lower valued items it really did not make a difference in overall book sales and it does take quite a bit of extra time to do it. Depending on the country - I will still do so occasionally but I may start doing it on higher value items only and maybe on stamps where just looking at the picture - you would not know which variation of a stamp it may be. I always try to keep my books to a select year range and I do try to put the stamps on the pages from the earliest year to the latest with the back of the book items towards the end of the price ranges. I keep going back and forth on this since when I close down a book - I try to put up some of the remainder of the book in my stamp store in Bidstart - and if I already have the catalog # - it makes that process easier since there I need the # ! Steve

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Soundcrest
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27 May 2016
06:07:10am

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re: approval listings

Steve I found that adding the year made no difference is sales and a lot more work to list as you then also had to remember to change the year the stamp was issued along with everything else. I do agree with the catalog issue. I always name an alternative catalog if not using Scott, though I'm not sure if that matters as rarely does a non Scott item sell for me here on SOR

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katie333
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27 May 2016
12:38:11pm
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Approval books are fun but also a fair bit of work, just as they are. I can see for more valuable stamps this might be worthwhile for all involved, but most of my books I sell stamps at 10c a piece, from large unsorted groups I have. Not worth it for me to organize them down to the catalogue level and I hope for that price point people understand.

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Tom in Exton, PA
27 May 2016
06:24:52pm
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Okay... effective immediately all five cent stamps will have to have Scott, Minkus & Gibbons catalog numbers and current 2016 value according to each catalog. Stamps will be graded. Thumbnails for each stamp must be clickable, so that each monitor size blow up will rotate and flip so you can inspect the backside as well. A short video of each stamp would be preferable.

Stamps that catalog up to $100 each will be five cents each. Values of $101-500 will be ten cents each. Over $500 stamps will be five for a dollar.

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rrraphy
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27 May 2016
06:27:31pm
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"re: approval listings
Okay... effective immediately all five cent stamps will have to have Scott, Minkus & Gibbons catalog numbers and current 2016 value according to each catalog. Stamps will be graded. Thumbnails for each stamp must be clickable, so that each monitor size blow up will rotate and flip so you can inspect the backside as well. A short video of each stamp would be preferable.

Stamps that catalog up to $100 each will be five cents each. Values of $101-500 will be ten cents each. Over $500 stamps will be five for a dollar.

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I like your thinking. Theresa, watch out, someone wants to run AB his own (better) way!
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michael78651
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28 May 2016
12:32:25am
re: approval listings

Tom, you'd fit right in as a buyer at a flea market. Many buyers at flea markets think it's a "free" market. They expect top shelf quality at 99% (or more) off.

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