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Posted 01/13/2008   10:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Metalman to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
any thoughts on how much this stamp maybe worth .

sorry about the pics they are not mine

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Posted 01/14/2008   07:58 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add t360 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Scott #572 deep blue US Capitol issued March 20, 1923 F-VF. Since this is an older stamp, some may say it qualifies as a full VF. 2002 catalog value lightly hinged $90, never hinged $145.

So let's see what the current retail market is like:

Dr. Robert Friedman, a well-respected longtime dealer, has two on eBay for sale :



http://cgi.ebay.com/Dr-Bob-U-S-Scot...80_W0QQitemZ350012595210QQihZ022QQcategoryZ3461QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItemhttp://cgi.ebay.com/Dr-Bob-U-S-Scot...75_W0QQitemZ350012595214QQihZ022QQcategoryZ3461QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
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Posted 01/14/2008   12:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Metalman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This stamp is listed as an XF gem ,, even with my un trained eye I can see that it is slightly off center top to bottom but ever so slightly ,, and I gave it an independant grade of VF .

Thanks for the answer T .

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Posted 01/15/2008   2:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Metalman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This stamp eventually sold for 49.00 + 2.00 postage ,,I did not buy it ,,I wanted to but I didn't .

Did I miss a deal ??

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Posted 01/15/2008   9:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add t360 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Seems likely that it is creased at the upper left.
I think you did well to pass.
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Posted 02/10/2008   6:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add STAMPS to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice $2.00 stamp--I would like to get one for $2
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Posted 02/10/2008   6:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Metalman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Stamps the stamp sold for 49.00 the 2.00 was postage costs .

Welcome to the forum !

Metalman
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Posted 02/10/2008   9:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add laswabbie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
t360 said: "Note that although you are paying more than twice for supposedly pristine original gum on the back, you don't get a scan of the back it in the listing and no one ever put stamps in their album with the gum side up to admire it. However the market is the market, and everyone needs to be aware of the huge premium for NH stamps. I tend to avoid the whole issue by collecting the best looking used examples I can find."

Well said - and one of the main reasons I consider postally used stamps the best way to collect.
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Posted 02/10/2008   10:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add modern_who to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I think t360 is right about the never hinged craze and it's effect on collectors, though it seems to be valid to get a premium price for a worthwhile never hinged classic. The NH craze seems to have been pushed so hard starting somewhere in the 1960's that H.E. Harris Company selling relatively low value material to beginners and intermediate collectors managed to convince enough of them to buy their page-staining crystal mounts to ruin a lot of their albums.

For myself, I love never hinged stamps whenever I get them. I like being the first to apply a hinge and carefully mount the formerly NH example in my album. I'd rather collect stamps in the way I like then hope they'll someday get more than they might otherwise had I done things differently.

It's just too bad hinges aren't what they used to be before I left the hobby. Those old Dennison and Fold-O-Hinges were great compared to what's out there today.
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