Stamp Community Family of Web Sites
Thousands of stamps, consistently graded, competitively priced and hundreds of in-depth blog posts to read
Stamp Community Forum
 
Username:
Password:
Save Password
Forgot your Password?

Welcome Guest! Need help? Got a question? Inherit some stamps?
Our stamp forum is completely free! Register Now!

Philatelic Sales As % Of National Stamp Sales

 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.
Author Previous TopicReplies: 6 / Views: 3,243Next Topic  
Pillar Of The Community

Canada
1324 Posts
Posted 05/30/2014   2:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add CanadaStamp to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Does anyone have any national data on this question. Please advise - and post on-line sources if you have them.
Send note to Staff

Pillar Of The Community
United States
5880 Posts
Posted 05/30/2014   3:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add smauggie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
You pose an interesting question. Out of curiousity, how do you define Philatelic sales versus national stamp sales. I assume you are referring to the nation of Canada in particular?
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
APS Member #: 222539 AAPE, Maplewood Stamp Club (MN), Northern Philatelic Society, US Philatelic Classics Society, Auxiliary Markings Club, Canal Zone Study Group, Minnesota Postal History Society
Pillar Of The Community
Canada
1324 Posts
Posted 05/30/2014   5:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add CanadaStamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I am not referring to any nation. All stamp issuing authorities distinguish between general stamp sales and philatelic sales. I need that data.
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Valued Member
United States
351 Posts
Posted 09/03/2014   6:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ekbustad to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I go into the PO and purchase a sheet of the latest stamp issue, asking for is specifically. How are they to know whether I intend to save it or use the stamps for postage?
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Bedrock Of The Community
United States
12128 Posts
Posted 09/03/2014   6:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I can't speak for Canada, but in the US, the US Postal Service devises a "special formula" to identify philatelic v. retail sales. Obviously, no one can tell for sure exactly how many stamps are retained for collections v. used for postage, and we all know that some collectors might retain stamps for decades and then decide to use them (or sell them) for postage thereafter, so it's recognized as only a best guess scenario, but the formula is built into income/expense statements for the postal authority.
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Pillar Of The Community
Canada
1324 Posts
Posted 09/03/2014   7:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add CanadaStamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
wt1 - thank you.
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Pillar Of The Community
United States
574 Posts
Posted 09/03/2014   7:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add srailkb to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
In the US, 100% of the "non-forever" stamp sales are philatelic.

OK, maybe 100% is a slight exaggeration. I'll go with 99.5% to be safe...
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
  Previous TopicReplies: 6 / Views: 3,243Next Topic  
 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.


Go to Top of Page
Disclaimer: While a tremendous amount of effort goes into ensuring the accuracy of the information contained in this site, Stamp Community assumes no liability for errors. Copyright 2005 - 2021 Stamp Community Family - All rights reserved worldwide. Use of any images or content on this website without prior written permission of Stamp Community or the original lender is strictly prohibited.
Privacy Policy / Terms of Use    Advertise Here
Stamp Community Forum © 2007 - 2021 Stamp Community Forums
It took 0.16 seconds to lick this stamp. Powered By: Snitz Forums 2000 Version 3.4.05