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    HUGE Stamp collection need information

    We recently acquired an extensive stamp collection through an estate sale. Over 100k is my best guess. This collection is not one country exclusive it has stamps from various countries across the globe. Mostly older, alot of new stamps(never used)and nearly as many I would assume collectibles, that have been previously used. We know absolutely nothing about any of it. Any information would we greatly appreciated. I realize the description is vague but ask me a question and I'll send pictures or do whatever I can to tell you whatever I can.

    Thanks in advance for any help.

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    Please post a pic of the first page of USA stamps. Most likely, your USA collection will be the most valuable unless the collector specialized in other than USA stamps. Another pic of your unused ('mint') stamps would be appreciated.
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    I've got ALOT of pictures. Not sure how to post?
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    Your best bet is to have the collection appraised by a legitimate dealer. EVERYTHING depends on condition of the stamps and how they are mounted, stored. For the most part, stamp collecting has lost a lot of value compared to the 1960s and 70s, when a lot of us made good money buying and selling stamps. Spend the money for an appraisal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosecb View Post
    I've got ALOT of pictures. Not sure how to post?
    Not sure what your screen looks like, but the menu bar in this Quick Reply, top right shows a picture icon. Click that and then scroll to your picture folder, pick one and post.

    Very simple really....
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    Pictures

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    Can get as many as needed these are just a few.

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    Thanks for the suggestion! Any reputable names to look at getting an appraisal from ?
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    Looks like that's an old time collection and pretty comprehensive. The major issue you face is that the stamp collecting hobby has fallen way out of favor with today's Americana. I wouldn't wish to hurt your feelings by throwing out an estimate. It really is a very small market today.

    I'd do some looking around your area for some old time collectors for consultation - I've collected since I was a child and I'm 70 now.
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    Republic of Vietnam 10/69 - 3/71, Cambodia April 27, 1970 on a mountain top with HUGE scorpions

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosecb View Post
    Thanks for the suggestion! Any reputable names to look at getting an appraisal from ?
    Yellow pages baby! Wait, do Yellow Pages still exist?

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    Your not going to hurt my feelings with an estimate. I'd love to get an half way ballpark idea. I will do some looking for appraiser's near me I'm located in North Alabama. By the way they are by all means for sale if anyone wants to make an offer all I can say is no. Private message me if you need any contact information or more pictures or whatever and I'll give you my cell number. Thanks guys!
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    SW, VA - Bull Mountain
    CTX, Excal II, EQ800, Fisher 1260X, Tesoro Royal Sabre, Tejon, Garrett ADSIII, Carrot, Stealth 920iX, Keene A52
    13,414
    18320 times
    Digging in the dirt & scooping in the water!
    My collection sits in 5 large cardboard boxes, and I haven't opened those boxes in years - since I learned how far the hobby had fallen. Major disappointment in my life. They go to my kids......

    But, I do still have hope for the hobby = maybe.... Antiquities like stamps could come back, and you're well set if they do.
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    Republic of Vietnam 10/69 - 3/71, Cambodia April 27, 1970 on a mountain top with HUGE scorpions

    "'He jests at scars who never felt a wound'" c.s.lewis - 1940

    The Ten Commandments: http://www.godstenlaws.com/ten-comma.../#.UdAz65yynZg

    The Bill of Rights: http://billofrightsinstitute.org/fou...ill-of-rights/

    The Constitution: http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/cha...ranscript.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosecb View Post
    Your not going to hurt my feelings with an estimate. I'd love to get an half way ballpark idea. I will do some looking for appraiser's near me I'm located in North Alabama. By the way they are by all means for sale if anyone wants to make an offer all I can say is no. Private message me if you need any contact information or more pictures or whatever and I'll give you my cell number. Thanks guys!
    Technically, you MUST be a Charter Member to offer items for sale. Good Luck, and let us know what you find out.

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    Mar 2013
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    CTX, Excal II, EQ800, Fisher 1260X, Tesoro Royal Sabre, Tejon, Garrett ADSIII, Carrot, Stealth 920iX, Keene A52
    13,414
    18320 times
    Digging in the dirt & scooping in the water!
    A good place to start, check out local boy scout clubs. They used to offer merit badges for stamp collecting....

    There was a young fellow on here about 5 years ago who was eager to learn about the hobby. I spent an entire evening going through my collection picking out dupes. Sent him a shoe box full of loose stamps. He hasn't been on here since, never got a thank you telling me he'd received them.
    Republic of Vietnam 10/69 - 3/71, Cambodia April 27, 1970 on a mountain top with HUGE scorpions

    "'He jests at scars who never felt a wound'" c.s.lewis - 1940

    The Ten Commandments: http://www.godstenlaws.com/ten-comma.../#.UdAz65yynZg

    The Bill of Rights: http://billofrightsinstitute.org/fou...ill-of-rights/

    The Constitution: http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/cha...ranscript.html

 

 
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