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United States/Covers & Postmarks : Value of cat. number 31 type 1 cover?

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cyanvendor1
09 Dec 2019
09:00:26pm
Today at work i was given a few albums full of covers. This one was at the back of the album. Catalogue number 31 10c green type 1. It was purchased jun 21st 1954 from H. R. Harmer inc international stamp auctioneers in new york. The stamp is on an envelope. I am interested in what the value of this might be.
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cyanvendor1
09 Dec 2019
09:04:46pm
re: Value of cat. number 31 type 1 cover?

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09 Dec 2019
10:09:44pm
re: Value of cat. number 31 type 1 cover?

If, the identification is correct and if there are no faults on the stamp, the 2016 Catalog value for Scott 31 on cover is $1450.

It is important to keep in mind that the catalog value is a general number and there are many things that could make it more or less valuable.

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cyanvendor1
09 Dec 2019
11:44:39pm
re: Value of cat. number 31 type 1 cover?

Very good news! Wow!

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10 Dec 2019
12:19:55am
re: Value of cat. number 31 type 1 cover?

2020 Scott value is $1300.00

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cyanvendor1
29 Dec 2019
03:19:30pm
re: Value of cat. number 31 type 1 cover?

If the stamp is slightly off center would that make it less valuable? I have had a few people look at it and the highest offer i got so far is 300 and i declined

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29 Dec 2019
04:03:20pm
re: Value of cat. number 31 type 1 cover?

Without a cert, buyers are cautious and may be at least discounting the cost of getting a cert themselves. Additionally you have only 1-2 two eBay feedbacks, this makes buyers even more cautious when considering purchasing higher value material. Also keep in mind that there are at least 10-12 other #31 covers listed and none of them have sold for at least the last 6 months.

I think you have the cover priced fairly but if it were mine and considering the lack of demand based upon the other covers on eBay I would expect to be sitting on it for a significant amount of time before a sale comes along.

If you need to make a quicker sale, you may have to accept the low ball offers.
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cyanvendor1
29 Dec 2019
06:32:55pm
re: Value of cat. number 31 type 1 cover?

If the original letter is still inside the envelope does it make it more valuable

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29 Dec 2019
07:32:40pm
re: Value of cat. number 31 type 1 cover?

The main value is the stamp quality, rarity of the stamp, time period, cancel, and date of the cancel. I know some people feel they do make it more valuable having letter inside, I haven't dabbled with enough covers at the value you are holding, someone else might know better.

I think you mentioned earlier someone offered you $300. If you truly have no attachment to it and just want a sale without hassle, I would take it. If you want to invest in it and get a cert or have someone look at, it will take a lot longer to move it. Comes down to whether it is worth your time. Could turn out not in your favor by waiting.

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