What we collect!
Stamporama Discussion Board Logo
For People Who Love To Talk About Stamps


91 visitors online

Oceania/Australia : One that looks like its from Vic

AuthorPostings
Stu
16 Dec 2017
10:43:21pm
Image Not Found

Like
Login to Like
this post
Bujutsu
Members Picture
17 Dec 2017
03:27:39pm
re: One that looks like its from Vic

A lot of the definitive issues from the different Australian States were issued with several different watermarks and perforations and will usually vary in price. However, the stamp you have shown is not in good shape and considered faulty by most or all collectors. Therefore, the value is next to nil.

Chimo

Bujutsu

Like
Login to Like
this post
Stu
17 Dec 2017
07:09:29pm
re: One that looks like its from Vic

Thank you Bujutsu!

I am quickly finding out that I have albums of rubbish!

Ohhh well they are still fun to look at.

At least now i know that there is no point posting any more pics!

Like
Login to Like
this post
Rob1956
Members Picture
Member ACCC (Australian Commonwealth Collectors Club of NSW)
17 Dec 2017
08:14:20pm
re: One that looks like its from Vic

It is a stamp from Victoria, and I concur with Larry.

Even if it had a scarce watermark, the condition it is in would render the stamp valueless.

Rob

Like
Login to Like
this post

"Specialised Collector of Australian Pre-Decimal & Decimal Stamps"
TuskenRaider
Members Picture
18 Dec 2017
12:02:10am
re: One that looks like its from Vic

Hi Stu & Everyone;


Quote:

"I am quickly finding out that I have albums of rubbish!
Ohhh well they are still fun to look at.
At least now i know that there is no point posting any more pics!"



If they are to you, still fun to look at despite their lack of monitary value, then you are collecting for the right reason. Many members concentrate too much on value, as they intend to retire on the value of their collections. I myself will die with my collection and altho I care about condition, will give a good home to any stamp I like or that "is fun to look at", regardless what others may think of the stamps.

keep on havin' fun....
TuskenRaider

Like 
4 Members
like this post.
Login to Like.

www.webstore.com/store,pgr,37572,user_id,37572,ac,shop
Rob1956
Members Picture
Member ACCC (Australian Commonwealth Collectors Club of NSW)
18 Dec 2017
04:53:10am
re: One that looks like its from Vic

Well said TuskenRaider.

Like 
4 Members
like this post.
Login to Like.

"Specialised Collector of Australian Pre-Decimal & Decimal Stamps"
Bujutsu
Members Picture
18 Dec 2017
01:23:13pm
re: One that looks like its from Vic

I wouldn't worry too much Stu. Regardless what you have, if the stamps perk your interest, then that is great. It is a great hobby where you can spend countless hours enjoying them and doing research etc. Hope you plan to stay with it. There are a lot of people in this group who are well versed on the hobby. Enjoy.

Chimo

Bujutsu

Like 
3 Members
like this post.
Login to Like.
cornerpost
Members Picture
18 Dec 2017
05:35:12pm
re: One that looks like its from Vic

Hi Stu,

I agree with Tusken. If you like the stamps that's all that matters - it's your collection. They may not 'make' the collections of some Stamporama members, but that doesn't matter. Enjoy what you have, add to them over the years, possibly change some to 'better' copies if you want to, but there is no 'law' that says you must. Don't expect to retire on the proceeds of selling them - very few of us would ever get back what we have spent on our hobby - the value is in the fun we had collecting them, finding out about the people/events/places on them, and just looking at them. One of my prized possessions is an album that my mother gave me when I was a child just staring out on the collecting journey - the stamps are pretty CTOs that we all had at some time, some tatty ones, some pretty ones, a few in good condition, some on the wrong pages (I still have problems with some countries) and I don't suppose that selling them to a dealer would get me enough money for a can of coke, but to me they are priceless. As far as I can see there is only one rule in stamp collecting - enjoy what you have.
Merv

Like 
2 Members
like this post.
Login to Like.
Stu
19 Dec 2017
05:36:21am
re: One that looks like its from Vic

Merv, that is very interesting because i dont mind the odd can of coke myself. Little did I know that one of the currencies used to transact stamps was coke! Thank you for the enlightenment.Members can expect to recieve numerous offers from me after my next trip to the supermarket!
All jokes aside I am quite happy with the stamps i have. I will enjoy researching them and if i come across one worth two cans of coke you can expect to see an ecstatic new post from me on this website!

Like
Login to Like
this post
        
Please Note:
Postings that were loaded from the old Discussion Board cannot be edited.

Contact Webmaster | Visitors Online | Unsubscribe Emails


This site is provided by Roy Lingen at www.buckacover.com

User Agreement

Copyright © 2019 Stamporama.com