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Soundcrest
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10 Dec 2014
03:12:26pm

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I must say I am quite pleased that I actually sold something out of my first two books! Now I'm going through the books to see what areas would be good for additional books. In doing so I came across a book that interested me in its set up as the seller had one stamp per page with a price on it. Now rule 3 states each item on a page will be priced identically which it is, and he had 100 stamps in the book at one time. So my question is, is having one stamp per page basically skirting the issue of not putting different priced stamps on a page? I personally dislike the grouping of stamps to a set price when you get over a dollar CV per stamp. To have a book of 100 pages with 200 stamps/sets would be great for me. I could make up a great book of Iceland sets if this is allowed. I just don't know if that is breaking the rules.
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10 Dec 2014
04:06:54pm
re: Learning The Approval Book Ropes

First, book length is capped at 24 pages, so a 100 page book cannot happen.

Second, there is no rule against 1 stamp on a page, as long as the total number of stamps in the book is 100.

Sets, souvenir sheets, covers, postcards are all subject to exceptions. Ask your moderator (rrraphy) if you feel you have a book of material which doesn't slide in under the rules, but which does offer a substantial selection of material.

Logistically, to get the software to function properly, we were unable to develop a platform which could accommodate pages with different prices for items on that page.


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Soundcrest
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10 Dec 2014
04:11:23pm

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re: Learning The Approval Book Ropes

Thanks Bobby for the clarification

Greg

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10 Dec 2014
05:54:50pm
re: Learning The Approval Book Ropes

Greg, this was in the early days, when we let anything pass as a book. It was before the rules were set and enforced. Won't happen again!
rrr..

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11 Dec 2014
04:47:26am

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re: Learning The Approval Book Ropes

Sorry to be a pest - If I have a book that now has say 50 stamps in it due to sales and I want to add more stamps to it, do I have to add enough stamps to make it 100 for the book to be accepted by the software? Thanks

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11 Dec 2014
10:28:00am
re: Learning The Approval Book Ropes

Greg

The short answer is yes; if you edit an existing book, the edited book needs to conform to the rules. The edit feature was not intended as a means of extending the life of books, but as a means of correcting omissions or errors. We wanted to encourage the publication of new books, and not the defibrillation of anemic existing books.

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11 Dec 2014
11:16:47am
re: Learning The Approval Book Ropes

As an aside Greg, when you add items to an old book, it does not get a new number, and so most buyers will be unaware of the fact. The stamps you add will just add to the total numbers reported, it does not recompute with what is left, so it is not an efficient way to feature new material, or for the moderator to monitor what you have done. My advice: retire the book and issue a new one. It will look better, and attract attention as a new book. Just state that some of the material came from an older, now retired, book... And you may wish to discount them anyway. From my past experience, adding to an old book is not elegant and is virtually un-noticed. Rrr...

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09 Jan 2015
02:45:17pm

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re: Learning The Approval Book Ropes

I am stunned to say the least. I had a packet of North Viet Nam and created a book of 152 stamps this morning, It sold out. I didn't think any of it would sell but I took a chance!

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09 Jan 2015
03:27:25pm
re: Learning The Approval Book Ropes

You never know what will sell! Some things I thought would sell like hot cakes went over with a wimper and others that I didn't think would go sell like hot cakes! I guess the lesson is to recognize the diversity of the group and just put the material out there and let the folks decide.

Also, if it isn't selling, I rethink my prices!

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12 Jan 2015
01:42:31pm

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re: Learning The Approval Book Ropes

I have been shocked at the types of stamps that have been selling here. I have been putting up items that I have ignored for years when selling elsewhere and they sell here. I have had to go back and re-organize my thinking and re-look at the huge amount of stamps I have that may be of interest to folks here. Most of this has been low cost material that would have not been worth my effort to post as a stamp one at a time elsewhere with identifying the Scott #. Because of the no fee structure - I am happy I can offer these stamps at a low cost to help others fill their collections.

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