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Pooh
05 Apr 2019
10:34:00pm
Image Not Found I'm sorry this is a bit crooked but I have to stand on chairs sometimes to reach things. Anyway I just would like to know if this is a coil stamp?? also what perforations would the stamp have? Also did all these stamps come like this as I have another stamp that is the same as above and the perforations look normal Thankyou

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06 Apr 2019
01:37:28am
re: Perforations on Canadian stamp

Yes, it is a coil stamp.

The 3 cent brown stamp came in coils either perforated 8 vertically, or perforated 12 horizontally.

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Pooh
06 Apr 2019
02:37:57am
re: Perforations on Canadian stamp

I'm just going through my stamps and I don't have a gauge yet but just by looking at it could it be 8?? I don't have any stamp books either could you please tell me if possible if it is worth anything. I'm still just starting out so at the moment I don't want to get any books until I know what country I want to get into Thankyou

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06 Apr 2019
05:27:34am
re: Perforations on Canadian stamp

Here is a link to an online Canadian catalog
http://www.stampsmarter.com/features/CanadaIdentifier.html

Your stamp is clearly a Perf 8, making it a #129.
The online Canadian catalog linked above does not list a useless 'catalog value'; instead it has a link for each stamp of eBay 'sold' values so you can determine actual market value.

The eBay 'sold' lookup searches eBay descriptions by catalog numbers, so you may have to scroll through the eBay to find an exact match to your stamp.
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06 Apr 2019
10:57:22am
re: Perforations on Canadian stamp

Pooh, it appears that you're just getting into the hobby. It is good that you're testing the waters (so-to-speak) to discover where your interests lie. While you are doing this, you should be more concerned with what you want to collect rather than how much something is worth. "Value" is transitory anyway. Stamps rarely sell for what the catalogs state the stamp value is anyway. If you want to add a stamp to your collection, then it has personal value to you as a collector. That's all that matters.

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Pooh
06 Apr 2019
03:20:08pm
re: Perforations on Canadian stamp

Thankyou

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11 Apr 2019
04:04:32am
re: Perforations on Canadian stamp

Also you might consider a catalog from prior years.
Information about, for instance; the coil stamp you
have asked about, has changed little in almost 1oo
years. So a ten year old Scott catalogue or Stanley
Gibbons catalogue will cost little, often simply for
the price of the postage to ship it to you.
I am sure there are Aussie collectors there who have
eight and ten year old general and specific catalogs
gathering dust on shelves.
About two years ago one of our members offered a four
year old six or seven volume Scott World Wide set for
the cost of the postage and when we communicated we
discovered he lived in a near by town. We were going
to meet half way, but he was so anxious, (and kind
enough since I no longer drive for everyone's safety.)

to rid his stamp room of the old set, he decided to
stop by on his way somewhere, to drop them off.
Perhaps one of our Australian members might also wish
to get rid of an old set that is cluttering his stamp
space.
Check the sub-topic about 35 topics below this one by
scrolling down to "Free stuff for the Asking"
where members offer things for the cost of postage.
The US and Canada are too far away, but there are
local members.
I suspect you could also put a note in the Australia
sub-topic seeking an old catalogue.

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11 Apr 2019
09:57:40am
re: Perforations on Canadian stamp

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"I suspect you could also put a note in the Australia
sub-topic seeking an old catalogue."



Actually this type of communication should go in the Classified Ads section.
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11 Apr 2019
07:50:03pm
re: Perforations on Canadian stamp

Until you find a perf gauge, as long as you own a ruler with metric markings, you can determine the perforation of a stamp by counting the perfs in a 2cm distance.

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24 Apr 2019
01:06:41pm
re: Perforations on Canadian stamp

One thing I haven't seen mentioned about this stamp yet is the fact that the missing corner makes it be of basically no value. Unless you need an album filler for a very expensive stamp you should avoid stamps that are damaged. Myself, if a stamp is expensive I would rather have a blank than buy a damaged copy or a reproduction as an album filler. I do have some stamps with some damage and usually note that above the stamp. Sooner or later all of our collections will either hit the market or pass to a relative. At this point damage is important in finding the true value of a collection.

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24 Apr 2019
02:31:51pm
re: Perforations on Canadian stamp

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"One thing I haven't seen mentioned about this stamp yet is the fact that the missing corner makes it be of basically no value. Unless you need an album filler for a very expensive stamp you should avoid stamps that are damaged. Myself, if a stamp is expensive I would rather have a blank than buy a damaged copy or a reproduction as an album filler. I do have some stamps with some damage and usually note that above the stamp. Sooner or later all of our collections will either hit the market or pass to a relative. At this point damage is important in finding the true value of a collection."




That is a very individual thing, I collect for enjoyment of the chase and don't give a monkeys about the value, if I only have a damaged copy of a stamp then it will go in my collection. If I find a better copy then it will be replaced. Nothing goes in the bin, when I have enough damaged items they are sent off to the "Holocaust Project".
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Pooh
24 Apr 2019
03:49:56pm
re: Perforations on Canadian stamp

Thankyou for everyone's help, the stamp was found with some other stamps, but it won't go into the bin. At the moment I'm doing this for sheer enjoyment and also to learn, also to find out about the stamps from other countries. I'm starting at the beginning and learning as I go along.

Could someone please tell me what the Holocaust Project is??

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24 Apr 2019
04:19:36pm
re: Perforations on Canadian stamp

I should try to defend myself. I collect for the fun of the hobby as well and do have some damaged material, but I am very careful what I pay for it. I would much rather have a stamp with no damage than a damaged one and spend my hard earned money accordingly. I love History and stamps are my way of getting there. The value of my collection is not my first concern, but I usually try to get value for my money. So unless there is no choice I stay away from damage, but if I end up with a damaged stamp I don't have it goes in with the others to be enjoyed. I throw nothing out, if I replace a stamp with a better copy it is given to people who can enjoy it until they pass it on.

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24 Apr 2019
04:19:46pm
re: Perforations on Canadian stamp

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"the fact that the missing corner makes it be of basically no value"



There is alot of truth in that comment. However, the stamp would make a very nice filler, even with the corner missing. It is very difficult to find those coils with all the perfs intact and centered the way it is.

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Pooh
24 Apr 2019
04:34:42pm
re: Perforations on Canadian stamp

I'm really enjoying finding out about stamps,as where I live alot of people are into cattle not stamps. I'm really happy to start at the beginning with stamps whether it be from other countries or Australia, Stamporama to me is the best place to ask for information as this is the only place I can find things out.

I started out with my Great Aunt stamp book and now I'm really enjoying this, whether there is a crease or a tear in the corner I'm finding out about the stamp. If I find another one of the same stamp I won't chuck it out it will just go into a separate book. I have learn't alot

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