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General Philatelic/Newcomer Cnr : PROPER PRICING OF CTO MINT MATERIAL ON STAMPORAMA AUCTIONS

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burrowsj
18 Jan 2018
03:35:26pm

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Looking over the present CTO mint material at auction on Stamporama,when I compare catalogue values I see some priced as mint and some as used.In the past elsewhere I have always priced CTO mint material as used;what is the common procedure on the Stamporama site.Thanks in advance for your input.
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18 Jan 2018
03:50:55pm
re: PROPER PRICING OF CTO MINT MATERIAL ON STAMPORAMA AUCTIONS

Hi,

There is a list and glossary of descriptive terms in the StampoRama rules section: Descriptive Terms

It includes CTO/Cancelled to Order stamps and classifies them as being used in all cases. Many CTO stamps still have their original gum but in any case they should still be considered used.

Thus their catalog value should be based on the stamp as Cancelled to Order or CTO (if specified) and if not specified, as used.

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19 Jan 2018
10:38:57am

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re: PROPER PRICING OF CTO MINT MATERIAL ON STAMPORAMA AUCTIONS

Antonio is on the money, as usual. CTO can only be considered used, NEVER as mint, regardless of gum.

However, some people who collect CTO stamps prefer to know that it's never hinged, and you can call it so, but pricing must be as used.

In addition, some stamps are more valuable as used, rather than unused, so in that case, the pricing reverts to the lower unused value (and I'd include that in your explanation).

Finally, some countries that have lots of CTOs and a vibrant mail system have valuations in Scott with notes that indicate the price for used is for CTO; postally used is considerably more expensive (and generally not valued in Scott).

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