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General Philatelic/Identify This? : World Wildlife Fund question

 

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02 Jan 2024
10:44:38pm

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Hello all! I am confused about what I have here. Another SOR member advised me that all of the WWF material is very collectible. Told me to check it out on eBay. I did. When using the wording Official Proof Edition for WWF I found 3 listings. All priced at around $15 apiece with $5 more for shipping. Wow. Then I set it to sold listings and found absolutely nothing for it at all. So I am hoping somebody here at SOR knows something about these items. I have MANY all different ones. Don't even know what to call them that would correctly describe what they are. So I am seeking advice on how to market these and if it is even worth the time. They came from an unfortunate Apfelbaum lot. Thanks in advance for any help or advice because I'm at sea on this. Chris of ccndd
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03 Jan 2024
09:23:28pm

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I picked up 14 albums from a secondhand shop and I found one of those proofs ,I tried selling it at our local stamp club no go still have it knocking around somewhere.I'm sure if you give them away they would fly out the door or your local primary school may be able to use them.
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04 Jan 2024
01:55:20pm
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Sorry to say this but for some of us it would be collectible but most of use .........
It is indeed graphically outstanding but these items are indeed to FUND the WWF and nothing more.

Snowy12 tells us about 14 albums but I believe there are more.

Look at the following EBAY advertisment :

https://www.ebay.com/itm/266418837234

and another one :

https://www.ebay.com/itm/335132100198?_t ...

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04 Jan 2024
05:52:05pm

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Hi Henry
It was several years ago ,the proof sheet is all I have left I did get a real bargain only paid $1-50 for each album.There are a lot more out there ,but as the albums are not dated and contain different years of issues you don't know what each album contains.I also still have the Duke of Edinburgh" intro page.
I don't know whether they still are produced?
Brian

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04 Jan 2024
09:47:51pm

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Some years ago i picked up an album of just under 100 World Wildlife Fund covers just because they were so inexpensive even with shipping. I thought i might sell them as individual covers but then decided it best to keep them together. The addressee must have been interested in them as he purchased them from March 1976 to October 1978.Image Not Found

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05 Jan 2024
10:31:27am
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I'm afraid these are going for almost nothing on ebay (basically the cost of shipping).

Do a search for "WWF collection" in the "Stamps" category and be sure to check "Sold items" in the menu at left.

Here is a sample:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/126220569212

This class of collection is known in the trade as a "Subscription Collection". When stamp auctioneers clear out an estate, they lot these with something else that WILL attract bids, essentially throwing them in for nothing, because they know they won't sell on their own, regardless of how large they make a lot of them. I know, I've "bought" a ton of them this way. (Probably literally -- they are typically very heavy).

I have a pile of Postal Commemorative Society First Day covers in books right now. Anybody interested, cheap?

Or United Nations FDCs by the shoebox or larger lot?

I often put these subscription collections into my local club monthly auction. Since they are quite impressive I can usually attract an impulse purchase for C$10-$15 (US$7.50 - $10) per volume, but I can't sell nearly as many as I get.

Roy


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05 Jan 2024
05:25:42pm

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Roy, i think you nailed it. I have even picked up things like The Birds and Flowers of the 50 States collection for a few bucks..attractive covers in a nice binder...you would think there would be interest..but not so much.

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06 Jan 2024
12:24:26pm
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Phil, I do have that album, I was and avid collector of fauna stamps and I figure the offer by the Franklin Philatelic Society was a good choice, in co-operation with the WWF.
Had it in storage since it is too bulky and does not fit with my regular stockbooks and three ring binders, notice that at the time we were still living in Houston.
The book itself is about 10x13 and about 3" thick, this is a scan of a partial page, it contains three covers per page.
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06 Jan 2024
04:27:55pm

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Tony, thats pretty good that we have the same album...big green thing would make a good doorstop. Another one i fell for was Millenium Stamps from Around the World.Image Not Found

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05 Feb 2024
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Thanks all for the opinions! ccndd

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Hello all! I am confused about what I have here. Another SOR member advised me that all of the WWF material is very collectible. Told me to check it out on eBay. I did. When using the wording Official Proof Edition for WWF I found 3 listings. All priced at around $15 apiece with $5 more for shipping. Wow. Then I set it to sold listings and found absolutely nothing for it at all. So I am hoping somebody here at SOR knows something about these items. I have MANY all different ones. Don't even know what to call them that would correctly describe what they are. So I am seeking advice on how to market these and if it is even worth the time. They came from an unfortunate Apfelbaum lot. Thanks in advance for any help or advice because I'm at sea on this. Chris of ccndd

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03 Jan 2024
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I picked up 14 albums from a secondhand shop and I found one of those proofs ,I tried selling it at our local stamp club no go still have it knocking around somewhere.I'm sure if you give them away they would fly out the door or your local primary school may be able to use them.
Brian

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HockeyNut

04 Jan 2024
01:55:20pm

re: World Wildlife Fund question

Sorry to say this but for some of us it would be collectible but most of use .........
It is indeed graphically outstanding but these items are indeed to FUND the WWF and nothing more.

Snowy12 tells us about 14 albums but I believe there are more.

Look at the following EBAY advertisment :

https://www.ebay.com/itm/266418837234

and another one :

https://www.ebay.com/itm/335132100198?_t ...

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04 Jan 2024
05:52:05pm

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Hi Henry
It was several years ago ,the proof sheet is all I have left I did get a real bargain only paid $1-50 for each album.There are a lot more out there ,but as the albums are not dated and contain different years of issues you don't know what each album contains.I also still have the Duke of Edinburgh" intro page.
I don't know whether they still are produced?
Brian

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04 Jan 2024
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re: World Wildlife Fund question

Some years ago i picked up an album of just under 100 World Wildlife Fund covers just because they were so inexpensive even with shipping. I thought i might sell them as individual covers but then decided it best to keep them together. The addressee must have been interested in them as he purchased them from March 1976 to October 1978.Image Not Found

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05 Jan 2024
10:31:27am

re: World Wildlife Fund question

I'm afraid these are going for almost nothing on ebay (basically the cost of shipping).

Do a search for "WWF collection" in the "Stamps" category and be sure to check "Sold items" in the menu at left.

Here is a sample:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/126220569212

This class of collection is known in the trade as a "Subscription Collection". When stamp auctioneers clear out an estate, they lot these with something else that WILL attract bids, essentially throwing them in for nothing, because they know they won't sell on their own, regardless of how large they make a lot of them. I know, I've "bought" a ton of them this way. (Probably literally -- they are typically very heavy).

I have a pile of Postal Commemorative Society First Day covers in books right now. Anybody interested, cheap?

Or United Nations FDCs by the shoebox or larger lot?

I often put these subscription collections into my local club monthly auction. Since they are quite impressive I can usually attract an impulse purchase for C$10-$15 (US$7.50 - $10) per volume, but I can't sell nearly as many as I get.

Roy


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05 Jan 2024
05:25:42pm

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re: World Wildlife Fund question

Roy, i think you nailed it. I have even picked up things like The Birds and Flowers of the 50 States collection for a few bucks..attractive covers in a nice binder...you would think there would be interest..but not so much.

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06 Jan 2024
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Phil, I do have that album, I was and avid collector of fauna stamps and I figure the offer by the Franklin Philatelic Society was a good choice, in co-operation with the WWF.
Had it in storage since it is too bulky and does not fit with my regular stockbooks and three ring binders, notice that at the time we were still living in Houston.
The book itself is about 10x13 and about 3" thick, this is a scan of a partial page, it contains three covers per page.
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06 Jan 2024
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Tony, thats pretty good that we have the same album...big green thing would make a good doorstop. Another one i fell for was Millenium Stamps from Around the World.Image Not Found

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05 Feb 2024
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Thanks all for the opinions! ccndd

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