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Posted 09/26/2016   4:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Windycity to your friends list  Get a Link to this Message
Picked up a collection with more than 6000 first day covers and in wonderful condition and properly cared for. Looking for offers on the entire lot.
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Posted 09/26/2016   9:59 pm  Show Profile Check joe1225us's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add joe1225us to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
How many different kinds?
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Posted 09/27/2016   12:20 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Oracle of Delphi to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Would be helpful to have some more information on the collection - range of dates, duplication, detail/photos of most valuable or interesting items, expectation as to price, etc.
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Posted 09/27/2016   08:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Country?
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Posted 09/27/2016   6:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Windycity to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I know very little oabout Covers but they are all US... The earliest ones are early 1930's - Lake Placid 1932, Santa Fe 1934, Settlement of Maryland 1934, a number of Famous Army/Navy Officers late 1930's and many more... all kept safely in protective envolopes. Too many to count but certainly more than 6000 covers in all.
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Posted 09/29/2016   08:14 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Windycity to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here's an image of a couple of the boxes...


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Posted 09/29/2016   08:34 am  Show Profile Check joe1225us's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add joe1225us to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Probably worth .10 to .25 each.
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Posted 10/16/2016   8:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DrewM to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The value is in the earliest covers. Addressed FDC's and aging yellowed covers are not very popular. Some dealers sell FDC's for a quarter or half dollar at stamps shows, but in bulk they're worth very little. Most buyers would expect to pay maybe a dime each if there wasn't too much duplication, perhaps a little more if there were older stamps or interesting cachets on the covers. Kind of depends is what I'm saying. Selling bulk you get very little for this. Selling one by one or in groups, you'd make more, but that could take an awful lot of work and take nearly forever and still not make much money. FDC's just aren't a big seller or worth much, I'm afraid.
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Posted 10/17/2016   12:42 pm  Show Profile Check revenuecollector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add revenuecollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Except for the very earliest material from the 1930s, it is unlikely that anyone will want addressed uncacheted covers. The shipping would likely cost more than one could hope to recoup from them. Unless you can find a collector that wants them all, it would be a tough sell.

Personally, I would donate them to the APS or AFDCS and take the tax writeoff for the donation.
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Posted 10/27/2016   1:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sdtom to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I might have an interest in all of them. Please send me a pm
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Posted 11/15/2016   09:13 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DaveG28 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I recently acquired a collection with a lot of FDC's, too. Most of them are addressed and uncacheted. So they're not worth hanging onto?
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Posted 11/15/2016   12:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add redwoodrandy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
They are worth hanging on to if you enjoy them. If you mean will they have value in the future and even continue to increase in value then the answer is a big no. FDC in general and especially if they are addressed are of minimal value. There are always some exceptions. Please let us know if you can find anyone that is interested in the covers as there are hoards of collectors that would like to unload them. This also applies to United Nations material.
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Posted 11/15/2016   2:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DaveG28 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
rewoodrandy: They sit in the box I recieved them in. No, they really don't do much for me. FDCs isn't part of what I collect. I've cherry-pick out some of the one's that interest me, but the rest will likely stay in storage unless I find someone that might want them. I like that I have a full set (except the $1, $2, and $5) of prexie FDCs. The WWII era covers for various ships and general patriotic 'win the war' material is very interesting. The rest of the garden variety commemorative FDCs with no cachetes: meh. Probably won't find a home in the rest of my collection.
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Posted 11/26/2016   1:18 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sdtom to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I might have an interest in them PM me
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Posted 12/21/2016   1:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add lisaelisa60 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi
I have some FDC also. Queen Elizabeth 25th Anniversary, presidents - in binders with history etc. Are they worth anything?
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Posted 12/21/2016   6:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add centerstage98 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Very cool. Well done. Will take some research on your part. Value is in the eye of the beholder ... and not sure what someone means when they says worth 10 to 25 cents each. Maybe that is a dealer's price for purchasing a big lot. But I just looked on eBay for the Lake Placid covers ... all priced from $3 to $40, several addressed, and many in double digits. Yes, I know .. who's buying them? But .. well preserved covers do hold interest for many people and I have purchased several in the areas I collect in the $1 to $10 range. Best of luck.
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