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Posted 03/16/2017   10:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add jackblack1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
How much over cv on a precancel do think is reasonable markup?
I am talking about 40 & 50 cents, a $1.00, and I think there is a $5.00 one.
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Posted 03/16/2017   10:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add chasa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
very variable - got pictures? a good source of data on precancel values is eBay sold listings.
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Posted 03/16/2017   11:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add dkabq8 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
What "C" are you getting your "CV" from?
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Posted 03/16/2017   11:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jackblack1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
cv is from pss t/t book. I will try searching eBay results, but I am not sure just how I will do that, will need to think on that
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This is one of the most contentious areas of precancel collecting. Precancel collectors have traditionally wanted to pay only the value of the precancel, regardless of the value of the stamp.

While that works for the vast majority of stamps, as most are in the .25 minimum catalogue range, what is the value of a stamp which is worth more than minimum catalogue? The majority of precancel collectors still expect to pay only for the value of a .15 precancel, even if the stamp it is on is valued at $20.00!

I tend to list my precancels in my collection's inventory with the precancel value added to the stamp's value, just for insurance purposes. Do I expect to get that when I sell the item? Probably not, especially for the common stamp/common precancel.

If you are looking to sell the precancels you have, the best advice I can offer is to list them as what they are, accurately describing any faults on the stamp and then start the auction at a low bid amount you could live with, if the stamp sold for that amount.

Here's a few examples of precancels which, because of clarity of the precancel and centering, I would not be willing to accept a minimal bid on. All of these are from my collection.

















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