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Posted 12/09/2016   1:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add James45 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Message
Hi guys, I'm looking for some help.

I have inherited an old stamp book (Mid 1800's - 1914), finding it very difficult to verify. It's like looking for a needle in a haystack!

Any help would be greatly appreciated!(Photo's to follow)


1. 2x 1863 Costa Rica - Medio Real - Dos Realis.

2. Confederate States 1861 2cents blue New Orleans J.L Riddell.

Camera is playing up but will add photo's tomorrow (10/12/16) morning.
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Posted 12/09/2016   1:16 pm  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The Costa Rica stamps are worth very little. Lots of people here will be able to advise you on the Confederate stamps - real or fake, rough value etc - once you post pictures.
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Posted 12/09/2016   2:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add paperhistory to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
If you have a flat bed scanner, by chance, scans are better for stamps than photos.

concur with Geoff that the Costa Rica stamps are of minimal monetary value (though if the stamps are used there is a potential for a scarce cancellation or postmark).
The Confederate item, if genuine, is Scott 62X1 (2012 catalog value $225 if unused, $550 used, but condition matters tremendously). Those stamps have been forged so closer look will be necessary.
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Posted 12/09/2016   10:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add oldguy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Also for the Confederate Stamps, you might check out this resource: http://www.csalliance.org/
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Posted 12/09/2016   11:17 pm  Show Profile Check jamesw's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add jamesw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
You should explore Trish Kaufmann's website too, for the Confederate stamps.

http://www.trishkaufmann.com
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Posted 12/23/2016   2:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add James45 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I believe thew french styamp is a 1frank, type 2, according to book. The overprint chinese stamp is a 2cents, and the confederate forgery.

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Posted 12/23/2016   7:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Climber Steve to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
James: your French stamp would be of very minimal value due to damage. Note the trimmed perforations along the top; upper right; and lower left. I sometimes keep damaged stamps like this one if there is an interesting, and legible, cancel. I can't see the cancel well here, on the scan.
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Posted 01/07/2017   3:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add James45 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
i have a few early japanese stamps. the first is 5r overstamped in red. the second is 2 sen colour drab. both 1876. then up to 1900 another twenty. are they worth investigation.
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Posted 01/07/2017   3:37 pm  Show Profile Check Petert4522's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
James, pleas post a scan.

Peter
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Posted 01/13/2017   2:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add James45 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
i have a few edward seventh halfpenny and penny stamps all mint. afew in blocks of six. so far I have discovered thre that are inverted. how do I find out their sg number?
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Posted 01/13/2017   2:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add James45 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
peter I replied to your last request and posted photos.
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Posted 01/13/2017   3:16 pm  Show Profile Check Petert4522's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
James, Sorry for the delay. My wife can not walk and needs lots of attention - I did not immediately see your last post.
As far as the picture goes, it is pretty lousy. I can not tell what the underlying stamp is.
If you can figure out what country it is? Try looking it up on http://stampworld.com and let us know what year it is.

Peter
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Posted 01/13/2017   3:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add James45 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
sorry to hear of your problem you dont bother about me till you are back on an even keel.i really wish that your good lady imroves.
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Posted 01/13/2017   4:20 pm  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
You can find SG numbers for these in the concise GB catalogue, older copies of which turn up cheap on eBay

http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_o...gue&_sacat=0
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Posted 01/13/2017   4:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add James45 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
thank you very much geoff.if it wasnt for assistance.im sure my stamps would have been out the window long ago, that could still be a possibility. thanks again.
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Posted 01/13/2017   5:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add James45 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
hi geoff. am I missing some thing. iwent to e.bay and picked out a book.it was three pounds . free postage. when I tried to buy it they wanted forty four pounds!
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