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SamuelL

23 Feb 2022
08:31:56am
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23 Feb 2022
08:39:03am
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Those mint stamps near bottom have some value....not a ton, but likely several hundred dollars in total.

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SamuelL

23 Feb 2022
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Oh wow. Thats kinda fun. Thank you! They united states? Correct?

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23 Feb 2022
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The 1c green and 2c carmine stamps are United States Scott.294 and Scott.295 respectively. Part of the 1901 Pan American issue. The perforations on this issue often cuts into the design. Most of yours have one side where this is the case. Below is part of a page from a Scott catalogue (2020) with values for these two stamps (and the invert which you don't have). The different columns represent grades VG, F, F-VF, VF, VF-XF, XF, XF-Sup, Superb (8 columns). Your stamps fall into the first three columns. Yours look mint but you can't tell whether they are Mint NH (never hinged) or have hinge marks in the gum on the back. Blocks are generally worth more than individual stamps but not always. So as the previous poster said, some value there.

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23 Feb 2022
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The rest of the Pan-American exposition consisted of four additional stamps. Maybe you have some of these also? Image is from my collection:

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23 Feb 2022
01:22:15pm
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I agree, the bottom blocks are very nice. I don't know if it's going to easy to find a collector for blocks of this size, but it's definitely worth a try! Good luck!

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SamuelL

23 Feb 2022
02:34:33pm
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Thank you everyone. I appreciate your help. As for selling them, i wouldnt know where to begin or what to even ask for. They are mint never hinged far as i can tell. The world of stamp collecting is so much more complicated than i thought before inheriting these stamps. Ive collected many things over years but stamps seem so foreign to me. Anyways i thank you again for your responses.
Would it be possible to show more pictures to maybe get an idea of what i got? Ive got so many stamps. Sorry if im breaking ettiquette on these discussion boards. Kinda new at it.

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SamuelL

23 Feb 2022
02:39:56pm
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When you say it would be hard to find a buyer for the blocks. What do you mean? Because no one wants them or too expensive or no one collects larger sized groups if stamps?? Im not looking to sell them for some top dollar. Im just kinda looking to find someone who'd appreciate them more than i would. And if a little money is made then obviously thats not all bad. But anyways, thank you again.

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SamuelL

23 Feb 2022
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23 Feb 2022
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Theres single stamps, blocks of stamps, stamps with extra tabs attached, whole sheets, envelopes, from so many countries. Its a little overwhelming to be honest.

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23 Feb 2022
03:31:02pm
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Hi Samuel L,
Welcome to the stampcollecting world. If you'd like, I'll stick with you to help you evaluate what you have, and what best to do with whatever that turns out to be. If I understand your situation, you've inherited some stamps. Wonderful. Before deciding what to do with them, you'll need to find out what you have. From your posting so far, you have both U.S. and Foreign stamps.

Let's work with the U.S. to start. Do you have available a U.S.Catalog? Your local library ought to have a reference copy if you don't.

Look up the catalog values of the items you have. That will give you a very rough idea of values. (Condition is a critical factor, but we'll leave that out for now.)

Determine if you might be interested in starting a stamp collection, or if you have friends/relatives that might really enjoy that hobby.

Assuming that you would not like to pass on the collection, or to start yourself, let's see how best to maximize any profit you might like to realize from disposing of the collection.

Know that you have many friends here to help, you just need to decide which way you'd like to go. Once you've got an idea as to how to proceed, then tap into the wealth of info here with your questions.

It's a wonderful hobby, and I've been at it for over 80+ years myself, and am still just scratching the surface.

Looking forward to being of some help,
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Dan

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SamuelL

23 Feb 2022
04:13:47pm
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Thank you so much dan for offering to help me.
So i dont have a catalog and my local library has been closed for covid for some time. And ive looked into purchasing one but found out they can be a little more expensive than i can handle.
So as far as what im trying to do, figure0 out if theres anything worth something and sell anything people might want or if nothing is worth much, find someone i can give it to that might be starting to collect or donate to a club that wouldnt throw away. Not looking to make anything or at least not very much.
What i have are various albums the names of which are a STRAND STAMP ALBUM thirteenth edition 1905 i think. With mostly used foreign stamps hinged. This was my wifes grandfathers stamp collection. Ive got an ambassador album that was my wifes fathers, hes 75 now. Also mostly foreign hinged. Some new. I got a statesman deluxe album that im positive has no value. Ive got i would say upwards of 6 to 10 albums that are not in front of me currently but are commemratives that go back to the columbians in 1800s. The albums are brown leatherbound in their own album sleeve. Those are all US commeratives, mint unhinged never used. Those were my fathers and my grandfathers. I then have some books that have just bunch of random mint unused unhinged stamps from US, and worldwide. Those were from my great uncle that my dad inherited. And i have a small album that is just a dozen pages of the best stamps. Then i have piles and piles of loose more modern 1950s til now, in envelopes. Foreign and US, lots of full sheets from canada of queen, and first day covers going all the way back to when they first started doing them. If you want pictures of various stamps or countties or groups, id be happy to send. Super easy. I have to say that i have developrd an appreciation for stamps since ive began researching there value. Thank you for your time.

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23 Feb 2022
07:41:23pm
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There is a good chance that the earlier stamps are more valuable, and if you look at earlier stamps, the higher denomination stamps are usually worth a lot more, than the lower denomination stamps. Catalog values listed are relative...take it as a guideline...as condition is important and furthermore how "collectable" the stamps are makes a difference in the demand/supply equation.
This is often country dependent.

But usually the market for most common stamps is but a small fraction of listed valuations.
Typically collectors pay (some opinions may differ) 20% to 30% of catalog.

Most countries started to issue stamps in the 1850s-1860s (Britain was the earliest in the 1840s).
If you are going to scan a few pages, go for the earlier stamps as often this is where most of the value will reside....again, speaking generally! And we can advise you if there are any hidden gems, as many members here have amazing expertise!

Enjoy the research, and who knows, you may get hooked too!
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SamuelL

23 Feb 2022
09:50:32pm
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Thank you so much for your patience and advice. I will scan a few pages and see what i may have. Its interesting to have stamps from countries that no longer exist. Or just looking at the evolution of the worlds borders by way of little pieces of paper with a tiny little work of art on them over the course of 150+ years. I do see where the appeal and interest in stamps comes from. Again, thsnk you for you time. I will get scans tonight.

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23 Feb 2022
10:01:18pm
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23 Feb 2022
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23 Feb 2022
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23 Feb 2022
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24 Feb 2022
06:55:05pm
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Samuel,

If I were an avid collector of U.S. stamps, I'd be overjoyed to receive a collection like yours! I'm especially fond of multiples (blocks), especially ones with numbers or inscriptions of any sort. And some of your stamps, while they'll not pay tuition in any universe known in the Universe, they'd add considerably to the value of any collection, especially if "value" is taken as intrinsic rather than monetary. I've never even seen blocks like some of yours, and I do collect U.S. stamps (though not avidly, as I said).

I think that the reason you haven't been able to find an interested stamp dealer is because the philatelic marketplace seems to be flooded with worthwhile stamps and covers, often at very reasonable prices. Too many older collectors are passing into the great bourse in the sky (or in Hell, in some cases!), and too few young people even think of stamps as collectibles, if they think of stamps at all, which most certainly don't!

Don't be put off by the "complexity" of stamp collecting. I was in my late 30s when I took up collecting again, after stopping in my late teens, but I was pretty ignorant of what "real philately" was. I've learned a lot since then, and have found stamp collecting as an adult to be an excellent springboard to foster knowledge of history, geography, politics, science, and (in my case) aviation. It's also a hobby that can extend well into old age. I recently turned 79 — Good God, that can't be! — but if I can keep my eyesight and avoid Covid (especially long Covid), I plan to continue collecting for as long as possible.

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25 Feb 2022
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A lot of good stuff Samuel!

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23 Feb 2022
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Those mint stamps near bottom have some value....not a ton, but likely several hundred dollars in total.

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23 Feb 2022
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Oh wow. Thats kinda fun. Thank you! They united states? Correct?

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Jack
23 Feb 2022
09:06:31am

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The 1c green and 2c carmine stamps are United States Scott.294 and Scott.295 respectively. Part of the 1901 Pan American issue. The perforations on this issue often cuts into the design. Most of yours have one side where this is the case. Below is part of a page from a Scott catalogue (2020) with values for these two stamps (and the invert which you don't have). The different columns represent grades VG, F, F-VF, VF, VF-XF, XF, XF-Sup, Superb (8 columns). Your stamps fall into the first three columns. Yours look mint but you can't tell whether they are Mint NH (never hinged) or have hinge marks in the gum on the back. Blocks are generally worth more than individual stamps but not always. So as the previous poster said, some value there.

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23 Feb 2022
09:25:12am

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The rest of the Pan-American exposition consisted of four additional stamps. Maybe you have some of these also? Image is from my collection:

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23 Feb 2022
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I agree, the bottom blocks are very nice. I don't know if it's going to easy to find a collector for blocks of this size, but it's definitely worth a try! Good luck!

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SamuelL

23 Feb 2022
02:34:33pm

re: What have i got?

Thank you everyone. I appreciate your help. As for selling them, i wouldnt know where to begin or what to even ask for. They are mint never hinged far as i can tell. The world of stamp collecting is so much more complicated than i thought before inheriting these stamps. Ive collected many things over years but stamps seem so foreign to me. Anyways i thank you again for your responses.
Would it be possible to show more pictures to maybe get an idea of what i got? Ive got so many stamps. Sorry if im breaking ettiquette on these discussion boards. Kinda new at it.

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SamuelL

23 Feb 2022
02:39:56pm

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When you say it would be hard to find a buyer for the blocks. What do you mean? Because no one wants them or too expensive or no one collects larger sized groups if stamps?? Im not looking to sell them for some top dollar. Im just kinda looking to find someone who'd appreciate them more than i would. And if a little money is made then obviously thats not all bad. But anyways, thank you again.

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23 Feb 2022
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23 Feb 2022
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Theres single stamps, blocks of stamps, stamps with extra tabs attached, whole sheets, envelopes, from so many countries. Its a little overwhelming to be honest.

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23 Feb 2022
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Hi Samuel L,
Welcome to the stampcollecting world. If you'd like, I'll stick with you to help you evaluate what you have, and what best to do with whatever that turns out to be. If I understand your situation, you've inherited some stamps. Wonderful. Before deciding what to do with them, you'll need to find out what you have. From your posting so far, you have both U.S. and Foreign stamps.

Let's work with the U.S. to start. Do you have available a U.S.Catalog? Your local library ought to have a reference copy if you don't.

Look up the catalog values of the items you have. That will give you a very rough idea of values. (Condition is a critical factor, but we'll leave that out for now.)

Determine if you might be interested in starting a stamp collection, or if you have friends/relatives that might really enjoy that hobby.

Assuming that you would not like to pass on the collection, or to start yourself, let's see how best to maximize any profit you might like to realize from disposing of the collection.

Know that you have many friends here to help, you just need to decide which way you'd like to go. Once you've got an idea as to how to proceed, then tap into the wealth of info here with your questions.

It's a wonderful hobby, and I've been at it for over 80+ years myself, and am still just scratching the surface.

Looking forward to being of some help,
Best,
Dan

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SamuelL

23 Feb 2022
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Thank you so much dan for offering to help me.
So i dont have a catalog and my local library has been closed for covid for some time. And ive looked into purchasing one but found out they can be a little more expensive than i can handle.
So as far as what im trying to do, figure0 out if theres anything worth something and sell anything people might want or if nothing is worth much, find someone i can give it to that might be starting to collect or donate to a club that wouldnt throw away. Not looking to make anything or at least not very much.
What i have are various albums the names of which are a STRAND STAMP ALBUM thirteenth edition 1905 i think. With mostly used foreign stamps hinged. This was my wifes grandfathers stamp collection. Ive got an ambassador album that was my wifes fathers, hes 75 now. Also mostly foreign hinged. Some new. I got a statesman deluxe album that im positive has no value. Ive got i would say upwards of 6 to 10 albums that are not in front of me currently but are commemratives that go back to the columbians in 1800s. The albums are brown leatherbound in their own album sleeve. Those are all US commeratives, mint unhinged never used. Those were my fathers and my grandfathers. I then have some books that have just bunch of random mint unused unhinged stamps from US, and worldwide. Those were from my great uncle that my dad inherited. And i have a small album that is just a dozen pages of the best stamps. Then i have piles and piles of loose more modern 1950s til now, in envelopes. Foreign and US, lots of full sheets from canada of queen, and first day covers going all the way back to when they first started doing them. If you want pictures of various stamps or countties or groups, id be happy to send. Super easy. I have to say that i have developrd an appreciation for stamps since ive began researching there value. Thank you for your time.

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23 Feb 2022
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There is a good chance that the earlier stamps are more valuable, and if you look at earlier stamps, the higher denomination stamps are usually worth a lot more, than the lower denomination stamps. Catalog values listed are relative...take it as a guideline...as condition is important and furthermore how "collectable" the stamps are makes a difference in the demand/supply equation.
This is often country dependent.

But usually the market for most common stamps is but a small fraction of listed valuations.
Typically collectors pay (some opinions may differ) 20% to 30% of catalog.

Most countries started to issue stamps in the 1850s-1860s (Britain was the earliest in the 1840s).
If you are going to scan a few pages, go for the earlier stamps as often this is where most of the value will reside....again, speaking generally! And we can advise you if there are any hidden gems, as many members here have amazing expertise!

Enjoy the research, and who knows, you may get hooked too!
rrr...

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SamuelL

23 Feb 2022
09:50:32pm

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Thank you so much for your patience and advice. I will scan a few pages and see what i may have. Its interesting to have stamps from countries that no longer exist. Or just looking at the evolution of the worlds borders by way of little pieces of paper with a tiny little work of art on them over the course of 150+ years. I do see where the appeal and interest in stamps comes from. Again, thsnk you for you time. I will get scans tonight.

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24 Feb 2022
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Samuel,

If I were an avid collector of U.S. stamps, I'd be overjoyed to receive a collection like yours! I'm especially fond of multiples (blocks), especially ones with numbers or inscriptions of any sort. And some of your stamps, while they'll not pay tuition in any universe known in the Universe, they'd add considerably to the value of any collection, especially if "value" is taken as intrinsic rather than monetary. I've never even seen blocks like some of yours, and I do collect U.S. stamps (though not avidly, as I said).

I think that the reason you haven't been able to find an interested stamp dealer is because the philatelic marketplace seems to be flooded with worthwhile stamps and covers, often at very reasonable prices. Too many older collectors are passing into the great bourse in the sky (or in Hell, in some cases!), and too few young people even think of stamps as collectibles, if they think of stamps at all, which most certainly don't!

Don't be put off by the "complexity" of stamp collecting. I was in my late 30s when I took up collecting again, after stopping in my late teens, but I was pretty ignorant of what "real philately" was. I've learned a lot since then, and have found stamp collecting as an adult to be an excellent springboard to foster knowledge of history, geography, politics, science, and (in my case) aviation. It's also a hobby that can extend well into old age. I recently turned 79 — Good God, that can't be! — but if I can keep my eyesight and avoid Covid (especially long Covid), I plan to continue collecting for as long as possible.

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25 Feb 2022
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A lot of good stuff Samuel!

This response was edited for Discussion Board feaux pas:

"Do not "spam" other members' email notifications by conducting private communications on the discussion board. Specifically, do not work out the details of a trade, an offer for sale, or an offer to buy, in public view. Instead, contact the member by email or use the Stamporama message system."



And a reminder that all offers to buy, sell, trade, etc. must be made in the classified ads section, not the regular Discussion Board topics.

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