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Posted 10/19/2011   10:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add TheSeal619 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Russ. BTW for both of you Russ and Daryl), your stamps went out today
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Posted 10/19/2011   10:23 pm  Show Profile Check smauggie's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add smauggie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The most I have paid for a single stamp this year is for a French stamp.

Fine Used France Scott Catalog #7a
1849-50 Ceres Issue 40 Centimes Orange Vermillion on Yellowish Paper

No image because I do not have it as yet in my hot little hand.

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Posted 10/19/2011   11:28 pm  Show Profile Check revenuecollector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add revenuecollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
An R99a, an R83a on document, an RB16c with cert, and a Canadian hoard, all of which were into 4 figures each. Several R2bs, and a 1st-issue insurance cancel collection, which was also 4 figures.

The year isn't over yet... I have my local show this weekend, and then next month a few days at Chicagopex (which I expect to be an expensive weekend).

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Posted 10/20/2011   12:21 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ray.mac to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Bunch of US classics.....

10A, 14, 15, 20, 37(sf), 38(sf), 56, 64, 64b, 70a, 70b, 78b, 75, 83, 85 (2 of them), 86, 87, 90, 92, 209b, 218, 491.

But did it all by bottom feeding-- taking advantage of some outstanding buys, where there were low bids-- for example, the 491(and had it certed later), I think I paid $40, and it's sound, and XF, and at auction would probably go for $500+.

Most I spent was $225 for the 64..... Ray
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Posted 10/20/2011   01:25 am  Show Profile Check jimjamtwo's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add jimjamtwo to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Since a few of you who have contributed to this thread know something about Canadian stamps, can I ask whether Canada #70 (QV 5c blue) used , in a block of ten, would be worth anything? Or are used multiples common for these stamps?

I will reveal the identity of the stamp for which I've paid the most money (if and) when it arrives!

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Posted 10/20/2011   02:25 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add skilo54 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Beautiful stamps everyone, looks like a lot of great acquisitions!

Do blocks of stamps count? If so here is my most expensive purchase this year:



If that doesn't count, the most expensive single stamp was this one:



As others have already stated...... the year is far from over!

Have a Good One,

Skilo54
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Posted 10/20/2011   06:11 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampvirgin to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Mike,
The are clear mounts, it's nice you can see the picture of the stamp before you put in the real one.
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Posted 10/20/2011   09:37 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Londonbus1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This topic is in the U.S. section, but as items from other countries have been shown and mentioned, I guess it's OK to do so.
My apologies to the author if it's not the case

I just want to say what beautiful USA material shown here [and others too]. You must all be very pleased.

I purchased the item below in January for 50 [$78. I rarely can use such a chunk from my meagre stamp budget for such things.
One of 50 numbered copies released by the British Postal Museum and Archive, printed on an old Enschede Intaglio Printing Press at the Guilhall,London in May 2010 during the Festival of Stamps.
I was lucky enough to have been present at a pre-demonstration before the Official opening day and held a freshly-printed block in my hands while it was drying ! I had to give it back of course, but fell in love with it and was thrilled to have been one of the lucky 50 earlier this year.
My prize Cinderella item but housed in my 'London 2010' albums.

In June of this year whilst in the UK, I was offered many times what I paid for it by a private collector at a Stamp fair.
I declined.







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Edited by Londonbus1 - 10/20/2011 09:38 am
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Posted 10/20/2011   09:51 am  Show Profile Check Rileysan's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Rileysan to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Since a few of you who have contributed to this thread know something about Canadian stamps, can I ask whether Canada #70 (QV 5c blue) used , in a block of ten, would be worth anything? Or are used multiples common for these stamps?


Jimjam,

Used multiples in that quantity are uncommon, but oddly enough, these multiples rarely sell with any bonus for their size outside of plate blocks. Unitrade rarely comments on multiples so when these are up for sale, catalogue values are usually stated as singles. Still, it sounds like an interesting item!

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Posted 10/22/2011   11:20 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add I_Love_Stamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Wow Ron that #38 is striking! I think I brought this thread up more than a few time to gaze at it! Very VERY nice! &
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Posted 10/22/2011   11:28 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Dianne Earl to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Well I think the stamp I have spent the most on so far is a Penny Blue. I paid $18.00. I dig it out and scan it in the morning.

Dianne
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Posted 10/22/2011   11:44 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PostmasterGS to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
My most expensive purchase (single stamp) for the year -- the German Caroline Islands 1910 Ponape Provisional Surcharge, inverted on PPC.



If not limited to a single stamp, my most expensive purchase was this set -- the Bern UPU printing of the 1897 German Marshall Islands Overprints.

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Posted 10/22/2011   4:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add TheSeal619 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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I know you said you were hunting for the 38 a while ago. Are you still looking?. I got this one at a good price. I need to have in hand before I can set a price. But, you all know me, I try to help forum members when ever I can.
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Posted 10/22/2011   6:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampvirgin to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
there are some very nice stamps shown here. LB1.. that is beautiful...

Ron, I think the two stamps came today but I wasn't home to sign for them. I will get them Monday afternoon. I can't wait!
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Posted 10/22/2011   7:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add I_Love_Stamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Indeed I am looking for a 38 but I suspect everything you have is top notch and being so close to Christmas I can't see me buying anything like that until after the holidays. Thank you for thinking of me though.
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