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What's The Most Expensive Stamp You Purchased In 2011?

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Posted 10/19/2011   12:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add artlaunier to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This question was generated by the another thread. The most I spent on a single stamp in 2011 was my U.S. Scott #2, Old George. I was offered this stamp for $425.00 by a fellow SCF Member and I jumped on it. I'm very happy with my purchase and he & Ben look good together. However, this is not the most I have ever spent on a stamp.

BTW, I am NOT suggesting anyone state the actual amount they spent on the stamp unless they want to. Just the picture or description will do.

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Posted 10/19/2011   12:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Rileysan to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Great stamp at a great price, Art! Your #2 is far better than mine!

The most I have spent on any one item, this year, was a US 245, $5 Columbian for $311 (picture unavailable) but have purchased lots and collections for more. The bulk of my purchases this year have been 20th century mint stamps from US, Canada, and Germany. I decided back in January that those pages in my albums were far too sparsely populated. It has been a wake-up call as to how many $50+ stamps there are in this era ...
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Posted 10/19/2011   12:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add khj to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Because my wife knows how to use google, I will simply read and enjoy this thread, rather than contribute.

Very nice #1 and #2!

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Posted 10/19/2011   1:18 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add smauggie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Because my wife knows how to use google


Just a picture then, or a catalog reference . . .
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Posted 10/19/2011   2:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add khj to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
OK, OK, you called me out. In reality, I don't recall making any big-ticket purchases this year. Yes, honey, you read that correctly.






Meanwhile, since I've finally found my scanner power adapter, let me check my list for this year...
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Posted 10/19/2011   3:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revstampman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Less than 2010 and Far less than 2009!
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Posted 10/19/2011   3:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add chasa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I got this stamp at the nationl precancel convention in August.
It doesn't look like much but it is one of the rarer California precancels. I especially wanted it because my daughter just bought her first home - in Mar Vista, CA. Price for stamp was 400$, price for house was stratospheric.


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Posted 10/19/2011   3:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add western1688 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Very, very nice addition Art, thanks for sharing them.

I've been after one of these for a while, #143L4 unused with good margins, paid $175.00 for it.


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Posted 10/19/2011   3:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add I_Love_Stamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
hmm...I have quite a few actually so I can't pin down just one readily. Probably would be my #68 & 68 Proof, #70(hasn't arrived yet) 73 & 73 proof 2x#113's, 2x#114's (one on cover), #113, #115 2x#116's.. not to mention all the other stuff, like souvenir sheets (National park/Farley's) and mint sheets (like the Bicentennial flags and the Bicentennial #1688,1689)and ALL of the Revenue stamps and Columbian Expo stuff..here are just a FEW images of a fraction of the stuff I got this year. I'm actually sort of impressed by what I bought this year..Notice that some of this stuff was donated to me by some of you too so I thought I'd put them up as well since it's all intermingled now. Enjoy-

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Posted 10/19/2011   3:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add philb to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank Goodness I do not collect U.S. I did purchase a set of Curacao Netherlands Antilles Queens scott 147-163..other than that mostly cover lots !!
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Posted 10/19/2011   3:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add khj to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It looks like almost all my purchases this year were for items at the medium/low end. Only a handful of higher-value items. At this point, I only enter in catalog value in my database, not how much I paid for it; don't want to leave any evidence for...

Of the 2011 purchases I've cataloged so far, number one is, oddly enough, a US stamp! US #95.



Not the prettiest thing; I take what I can afford. Looks like a silverfish may have munched out a little bit on the top perf or two, and the postman couldn't find a sharpie so they let loose with a handy cork and ink pad.

Did I mention I don't actively collect US anymore? Not sure why I bought it. Must be this "buy American" craze going on.

My 2011 Scott catalog says $1000 for VF (which mine is not). I understand it has gone down to $900 in the 2012 Scott. They must have heard that I got one, and decided it couldn't possibly be that valuable if k has one.

Anyway, number 2 and 3 on the list are these two Canadian stamps.



Canada #70-71. $375 and $325, respectively, for MNH. #70 is still a couple steps away from VF, but they'll fill in the holes in my Lighthouse Canada album. Since I finally got my Unitrade and Lighthouse hingeless last year, I've started working on my Canadian stamps again.
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Posted 10/19/2011   4:01 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Rileysan to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Posted 10/19/2011   4:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add fredcdobbs to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Geez, my most expensive stamp.... about .72 cents $20 bucks for 28 Great White North stamps = .714286 each, so one of these is my most expensive stamp for 2011. I did some trades but not much cash left my wallet.






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Posted 10/19/2011   4:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bobgggg to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
44 cent forever stamp
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Posted 10/19/2011   5:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tomiseksj to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The most I've ever paid for a stamp was this year's purchase of this US Scott 1 (it came with a PSE cert) for $147.87.

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Posted 10/19/2011   5:18 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jamesw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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I'm actually sort of impressed by what I bought this year..


I think we all are. Geez! You must have quite a collection altogether. Very impressive
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