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Betaald voor Registratie & Permit Vijf Shillings - Revenue / Customs Permit Stamp 1893 Mint Block  
 

 
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Posted 11/09/2018   01:28 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add PeerStamp to your friends list Get a Link to this Message


I see on the Rhodesia website they have one mint stamp listed for 125 Pounds

Whats the rule of thumb for calculating the value for sheet like this? Lets assume these are in the same condition as the one listed for argument sake. Mine are in superb condition.

http://www.rhodesia.co.za/ZAR_TRANSVAAL_62.html

Thanks for all the advice!

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Posted 11/10/2018   06:07 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Halfpenny Yellow to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Probably you'd get more money by breaking it up into singles or smaller blocks.
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Posted 11/10/2018   12:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add perf12 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It looks like a faint coat of arms background type at least from your pic....
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Posted 11/11/2018   4:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Tim H to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I assume "superb condition" means that they are unmounted? I can't see the background too well on these photos. Is it horizontally lined or cross-hatched? Can you post a clearer photo with some more detail? The first issue of these stamps (1893, Barefoot #3) has an indistinct coat of arms behind the numeral, on a cross-hatched background. It is marginally more costly than the 1894 issue (Barefoot #6), which has the Republic's coat of arms clearly shown behind the numeral, with a horizontally lined background. It looks like you may have the first issue here.

As to your question, there's no real "rule of thumb" for calculating "value". This depends on what people are prepared to pay. An unmounted mint multiple definitely commands a good premium over smaller multiples or singles. On this basis alone, please don't split the block!

A dealer will probably pay you between 25 and 40% of what they want to sell it for, because the margin is what they make their living on. Some dealers have a higher margin than others.

If you really do want an honest opinion, contact Alan MacGregor directly through the http://rhodesia.co.za site and ask him the questions. I've dealt with him for years, and he will give you an honest opinion. He's based in Cape Town and you never know, he may want to buy it from you if it's good enough
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South Africa
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Posted 11/12/2018   01:38 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PeerStamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Tim, appreciate your input.
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