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Used West Germany Stamps - Worth Keeping?

 
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Posted 06/03/2018   3:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add PearVillager242 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I've got a collection of envelopes with stamps like these from West Germany. All have postmarks from the early 1960s. I know virtually nothing about stamp collecting, and I'm curious about these, especially since West Germany isn't around anymore. Are these used stamps worth keeping?

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Posted 06/03/2018   3:18 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome to the forum. Stamps are always worth keeping no matter how common. There are always folks interested in them for various reasons,

Peter
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Posted 06/03/2018   7:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


12 years ago, I was wondering why I kept Great Britain Machins,
there was thousands of the blighters.
I put them away in glassines, who knows why?

Now I am happily, filling my Machin pages from the buckets I saved....

"A stitch in time, saves 9"

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Posted 06/03/2018   8:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add dkabq8 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Worth keeping if you are interested in West German stamps, usages, post marks, etc. -- sure. Worth keeping because they can be sold for cash money -- doubtful.
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Posted 06/04/2018   05:48 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DavidR to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Many early period West and East German stamps have decent catalogue values and are priced accordingly, from the first stamps issued after the Occupation stamps, 1949 to around 1956. After that prices are mostly very reasonable. Germany is a huge topic, from States to Empire, Reich to Occupation, West & East, Berlin, Colonies and Re-united Germany. Popular with many collectors.
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