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Posted 10/27/2016   12:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add mistermann to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Now I'm sure you guys see these types of threads all the time. But I'd just appreciate a little advice if possible. My dad wants to sell his stamps he's collected over the years so I'm trying to figure out what kind of value there is. He has a cigar box full of them loose and a separate book full as well. Here's a picture looking into the box, see anything decent? Won't break my heart telling me their worthless. How should I proceed going forward?
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Posted 10/27/2016   12:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add redwoodrandy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


These are common stamps with little to no monetary value. Generally around a penny a stamp if they could be sold which would be difficult.
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Posted 10/27/2016   12:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mistermann to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ok thanks! Maybe there's better stuff in the book. I'll post pictures from there when I get a chance. What are the odds there's a gem hiding in there somewhere?
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Posted 10/27/2016   12:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add redwoodrandy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
About the same odds as winning the lottery.
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Posted 10/27/2016   1:01 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mistermann to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Awe lol, I need the millions too. Maybe I'll put them all up for offee on here at one point and just see what happens.
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Posted 10/27/2016   1:02 pm  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Well, treasure sometimes emerges ...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04d7t10
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Posted 10/27/2016   1:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sdtom to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
All I see is pretty common material. If you wish to really research it got to the library and look through a scott catalog.
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Posted 10/27/2016   2:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add CanadaStamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
People who have not had much or any exposure to either coin or stamp collecting are unaware that these items are produced in the millions - and sometimes the hundreds of millions. And that has been the case for decades. So a first class stamp from 1950 is almost certainly not worth the paper it's printed on - even though it is from the middle of the last century. And sadly for those inheriting collections and asking these questions - the same answer would apply to almost every country for the whole of the last century.
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Posted 10/27/2016   4:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add TheArtfulHinger to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Whereabouts in Iowa are you? I live in Sioux City.
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Posted 10/27/2016   4:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mistermann to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Quad cities
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Posted 10/27/2016   9:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add TheArtfulHinger to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome to the board from the other side of the state! There's a couple other Iowans on here but I can't recall their usernames at the moment.
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Posted 10/28/2016   08:02 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DonSellos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Former Iowan -- Denison.

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Posted 10/29/2016   07:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add aragorn to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
theatfulhinger you are not too far off from me. I am in Sioux Falls. Any other folks in the vicinity?
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Posted 11/10/2016   4:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add diane to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
not to close by up one state. st paul, mn
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Posted 11/11/2016   12:37 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add TheArtfulHinger to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
There's at least one other poster here from Sioux Falls, (http://goscf.com/m/11752} although he doesn't post much. I don't know where most people here are from, to be honest, but I can't recall others who have volunteered that they're from this area. Glad to see another Siouxlander!
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