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United States/Stamps : valuing full Sheets of U.S. stamps

 

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Anovak

14 Jan 2009
10:24:47am
How do I determine the value of a sheet of 50 U.S. stamps? E.g. the 1964 Kennedy Memorial Issue?
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14 Jan 2009
11:01:19am
re: valuing full Sheets of U.S. stamps

Very few US stamps have significantly more value than their individual components multiplied by the number of stamps in the sheet. Exceptions would be souvenir sheets or sheets of se-tenant stamps, especially where EACH stamp on the sheet is different, such as the 50 flags, 50 birds, etc. One other hint you could try to extrapolate from earlier gummed sheets is the value of the Plate Block relative other PBs of similar face value. The Kennedy PB is worth slightly more than other contemporary 5c sheets, but not significantly more. The value of a mint single is still the Scott minimum of 20c; and I can say that I often see these sheets in dealer face lots. The 64 Kennedy memorial is not rare. I hope this helps in both understanding pricing and specifically for this sheet. Finally, you will find that few collectors save sheets intact EXCEPT for their investment purposes, so you will find few takers of sheets who want them as sheets for their collections.

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Anovak

14 Jan 2009
12:04:41pm
re: valuing full Sheets of U.S. stamps

Hello Teisler,

Many thanks for your informative words. They just look kinda cool and I may just make some displays of them for my own enjoyment and that of others who appreciate this sort of thing. My grandfather, who lived in Annapolis MD. from the early 1900's to 1973 sent them to me when I was a kid growing up in Germany where my father was in the military. He knew I collected stamps and every once in a while, in would come a letter with one or more of these sheets in them. I have taken exceptional care of them and the gum is entirely unfettered, as are the perforations and general condition of these sheets. Thanks again.

Andreas Novak

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14 Jan 2009
01:47:01pm
re: valuing full Sheets of U.S. stamps

Andreas,

Value can be measured in many different ways. Financial is one; sentiment is another, equally valid way. Some of my favorite things have no financial value, but that doesn't lessen their place in my collection or heart. Thanks for the additional information.

David

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Anovak

14 Jan 2009
10:24:47am

How do I determine the value of a sheet of 50 U.S. stamps? E.g. the 1964 Kennedy Memorial Issue?

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Editor, Seal News; contributor, JuicyHeads
14 Jan 2009
11:01:19am

re: valuing full Sheets of U.S. stamps

Very few US stamps have significantly more value than their individual components multiplied by the number of stamps in the sheet. Exceptions would be souvenir sheets or sheets of se-tenant stamps, especially where EACH stamp on the sheet is different, such as the 50 flags, 50 birds, etc. One other hint you could try to extrapolate from earlier gummed sheets is the value of the Plate Block relative other PBs of similar face value. The Kennedy PB is worth slightly more than other contemporary 5c sheets, but not significantly more. The value of a mint single is still the Scott minimum of 20c; and I can say that I often see these sheets in dealer face lots. The 64 Kennedy memorial is not rare. I hope this helps in both understanding pricing and specifically for this sheet. Finally, you will find that few collectors save sheets intact EXCEPT for their investment purposes, so you will find few takers of sheets who want them as sheets for their collections.

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Anovak

14 Jan 2009
12:04:41pm

re: valuing full Sheets of U.S. stamps

Hello Teisler,

Many thanks for your informative words. They just look kinda cool and I may just make some displays of them for my own enjoyment and that of others who appreciate this sort of thing. My grandfather, who lived in Annapolis MD. from the early 1900's to 1973 sent them to me when I was a kid growing up in Germany where my father was in the military. He knew I collected stamps and every once in a while, in would come a letter with one or more of these sheets in them. I have taken exceptional care of them and the gum is entirely unfettered, as are the perforations and general condition of these sheets. Thanks again.

Andreas Novak

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Teisler

Editor, Seal News; contributor, JuicyHeads
14 Jan 2009
01:47:01pm

re: valuing full Sheets of U.S. stamps

Andreas,

Value can be measured in many different ways. Financial is one; sentiment is another, equally valid way. Some of my favorite things have no financial value, but that doesn't lessen their place in my collection or heart. Thanks for the additional information.

David

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