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  1. #1
    Lindenmeier sEEker

    Apr 2006
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    anyone good with stamps????

    found 2 of these yesterday in a tin, i browsed ebay and am like OMG, stamps are worth big bucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! anyone know the value of this one they date prob from 1910-1918, as they were found in a oliver typewriter tin from that period. all help would be great, im dreaming i may have found my future house in a lil tin
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    "Is that a Geiger Counter?"

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    Re: anyone good with stamps????

    Don't really know, but I have a gut feeling that cancelled stamps don't have the market that mint(?) condition ones do.
    America was founded by tough hell-raisers. Rugged citizens who evaded taxes, spoke strongly against tyranny, grew tobacco, brewed beer, distilled spirits, and smuggled weapons. And it will be saved by those same types of citizens.

  3. #3
    Lindenmeier sEEker

    Apr 2006
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    Re: anyone good with stamps????

    im seeing numerous going for thousands and hundreds used
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    Lindenmeier sEEker

    Apr 2006
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    Re: anyone good with stamps????

    k, cancell this post, i found on ebay, nov 23rd 1910. thiers is in mint and probally only 10.00, so mine maybe 1.00?

    about 3/4ths down the page
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Mind-Boggling-US...QQcmdZViewItem
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    "Is that a Geiger Counter?"

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    Re: anyone good with stamps????



    Appears to be the series of 1908



    Here's one on a 1909 Christmas Card going for $2.25 on ebaY

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=180098852793

    Now here's the 1902-08 series in vertical coil. Two unused & never seperated stamps


    Just went for $80,000 in auction.

    http://www.siegelauctions.com/enc/census/316/316.htm

    Condition is everything, and being one pair of 12 known vs. a much more common sheet stamp . . .

    But get it appraised. Free advice is worth every penny.
    America was founded by tough hell-raisers. Rugged citizens who evaded taxes, spoke strongly against tyranny, grew tobacco, brewed beer, distilled spirits, and smuggled weapons. And it will be saved by those same types of citizens.

  6. #6
    Lindenmeier sEEker

    Apr 2006
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    Re: anyone good with stamps????

    thanks for the quick response, man, now i might start searching for stamps. imagine how many are out there that no one knows of
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  7. #7

    Dec 2006
    Madisonville, La
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    Re: anyone good with stamps????

    No offense, but find local estate sales going on, and see if ya can buy all the old mail envelopes, and such.... A lot of old timers keep every envelope for the addresses, or verification of mail received... Stamps are HUGE!!!
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  8. #8
    TreasureTales

    Re: anyone good with stamps????

    Stamps can be huge. Used to be interested in them but they are very hard to find in the condition wanted by collectors. Seems they should be 1)unused - no glue missing from the reverse 2)in perfect condition 3)connected by perforations to one other or more of same coil or sheet 4)sheet number attached is more valuable. It's as interesting a hobby as coins, but harder to find the pristine ones IMO.

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    Oct 2006
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    Re: anyone good with stamps????

    Maybe this stamp was saved because of the "RMS" cancellation? What does it say under "RMS"? Can you read the other stamp below the RMS any better than this one?

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    Ben from NH, the Z means nothing

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    Re: anyone good with stamps????

    Yikes! I've gotta' re-visit my grammy's stamp collection. Nice post Charlie, its nice to see the differences in such very similar stamps.
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    Lindenmeier sEEker

    Apr 2006
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    Re: anyone good with stamps????

    wow, you all speak a languge i dunno, whats a "RMS" cancellation? well here is the pic of the other, i think its pretty dang cool finding a piece of paper, in "ok" condition thats a about hundred years old adding it to my "stuff"
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    Nov 2006
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    Re: anyone good with stamps????

    True philately is a very complex hobby. Your stamp has about half a dozen or more varieties. First there is the perforations. You would need a perf gauge to determine the perforations on not just the vertical sides but also the horizontal sides. Then there is the business of watermarks. It either has single line "USPS" or double line "USPS".
    As far as cancellations, Many stamps from foreign countries issue whats known as "CTO". That means cancelled to order. These CTO stamps are practically worthless because of the great number issued. However, the same stamp actually postally used is worth a slight premium. Your stamp would be worth significantly more uncancelled. And a stamp uncancelled with original gum and well centered would be the choice of collectors.
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    LET FREEDOM RING! WP

    Nov 2006
    Where good deeds are performed daily
    Garrett Fortune Hunter, Garrett American S3, Compass Coin Magnum and a couple of others you will only find in museums!
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    Re: anyone good with stamps????

    A couple more things I forgot to mention....about the watermarks, it may also not have a watermark. Hence so many varieties. Also on cancellations...there is some that are known as "precancelled". The post office printers on some issues "precancelled" stamps with the city and state that they were to be sent to for sale. It was thought that this would eliminate alot of stamp thefts and reusing stamps which the post office is really adamant about. Precancelled stamps is a hobby within a hobby. Some are quite valuable.
    Scott
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  14. #14
    Lindenmeier sEEker

    Apr 2006
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    Re: anyone good with stamps????

    thanks scott. i think i got it
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    Dec 2005
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    Re: anyone good with stamps????

    http://www.findyourstampsvalue.com/s...ble_stamps.htm

    We have ton's of old stamps and we thought we had the z Grill Franklin. Bummer it was not. Keep looking

 

 
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