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Posted 05/11/2019   5:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Yolom to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
nevermind. I will post Turkey stamps in a day or so.
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Posted 05/11/2019   5:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ringo to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
redwoodrandy makes a good point when he advises you to be observant. For instance, if you look at the link you posted, it shows a different stamp to yours. Yours has a red overprint, the one in the link does not - so it's a different stamp.

In any case, the link says "the block of four" fetched $1,156. It says "blocks and strips are much rarer" than individual stamps. It points out that the single stamp only fetched $173.

I'm no expert on Turkey, but there's something about it which makes it more valuable than a normal example of that stamp. My Stanley Gibbons catalogue gives a mint value of 50p (about 70c), so this would be some sort of very rare variety.

But you don't have that one, anyway.
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Posted 05/11/2019   5:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mdroth to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yolom -

Asking to see your Turkey pages because I collect Turkey...somewhat extensively. You have a worldwide album - and therefore need info on more than just US/UK/Canada...

Look at the text description on that website page carefully. Note especially the words 'block of 4' - which is very different than a single stamp.

More importantly, notice the difference between the stamp on the website & your stamp. (big hint: the 'red' markings on your stamp!)

Collecting stamps...and especially trying to sell them...is about excruciating detail. (or in the case of the stamp you just posted, very obvious detail) The comments to be observant are accurate - and not intended to be derogatory. If you're serious - about collecting/selling/both - then you must pay attention & learn the details...

PS...no offense to that website...but there are numerous/multiple errors of fact on that page. Be careful of the internet! And especially the last listing, of the stamp you've mentioned. Not sure what the guy is talking about - with regards to a 'photochrom color print' (sic) - and in a 1905 catalog?? - but that stamp was first issued in 1914...
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Posted 05/11/2019   5:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mdroth to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nicely done Ringo. You're much more of an expert on Turkey than the guy who did that website! And faster than me!!
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Posted 05/11/2019   6:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ringo to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks, mdroth, but I know very little, really! As you say, the red overprint is a big, big hint.

I hope Yolom understands your request to take a look as the generous offer it is. I'd love him to find something precious in his album, but you know...
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Posted 05/11/2019   6:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mdroth to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Never heard of that website before. Check it out...for some laughs! Serious bunch of bozos. Can't imagine what they think their game is?? ($20/mo??)

But especially for folks like our new friend Yolom here...a very deceiving/deceptive website. Infuriating, like so many things these days.

So many good sites for learning - like stampsmarter & swedishtiger, just to mention a couple obvious ones - that have to compete with nonsense like that?!!!
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Posted 05/11/2019   6:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add codehappy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Are there any interesting books about stamps? Not how much they are worth , but just books about stamps in general...like their history, why people collect them, their aesthetic value, where they first came from, etc.?


There are many! There are books about stamp history or production from just about any country or area. There are also many books about stamp collecting in general. Modern stamps are shamefully underdocumented in the literature, but that's gradually changing. Many of the newer books are either self-published or available free on the Internet.

If there's a particular area you're interested in, or if you want books about the general history of world stamps, people around here can give you recommendations. Linn's Stamp News published a few good books for beginner general collectors as well as US collectors, they may still be in print.
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Posted 05/11/2019   7:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Yolom to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
mdroth : the camera I have is bad. I hope you can make out the stamps.

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Edited by Yolom - 05/11/2019 7:41 pm
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Posted 05/11/2019   7:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Yolom to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
codehappy : any you would personally recommend? For example , what are your favorite books on stamps? If there are any good ( if they are bad nevermind ) free books ones let me know too, if you would like of course. I'm particularly interested in the psychology behind stamp collecting/ psychological aspects of collecting, and the long history of stamps and stamp collecting. So if you can think of any that come to mind let me know. Whatever you found a fascinating read on stamps I would like recommendation too. Cheers


By the way, thanks everyone.

If I offended anyone or made them angry or upset, I just want to say I'm sorry, that was never my intent. You have all been very helpful and informative , like I said once before.
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Posted 05/12/2019   02:26 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mdroth to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the pix. Nothing wildly exciting. Typical beginning collection of common stuff. Not nearly as complete as your US/UK/Canada. Minimal value - like maybe $5 for the whole lot. Most valuable stamp in the bunch perhaps not even from Turkey! The 1c red stamp from Turks Islands - bottom of page 8 - worth a closer look...
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Posted 05/12/2019   02:32 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mdroth to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Think I can get the yo-yo from that website to give me $1156 for this??


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Posted 05/12/2019   02:55 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Yolom to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Now I just have to get my book prepared for eBay , or do you think I would make more money selling the book to a collector?
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Posted 05/12/2019   03:07 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add redwoodrandy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Your book which you would call an "album" on eBay would be seen by collectors and dealers.
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Posted 05/12/2019   07:15 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ringo to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
On the subject of philatelic literature, there's lots of good stuff in the realm of specialisms, real detailed histories and so on. But for the general enthusiast, patricularly newbies, I think there is a real lack - at least, every book I've seen is hard to get into.

Typically they seem to have pages and pages about printing methods, world rarities (which we'll never see) postal systems from days gone by - all fine, of course, but a little beside the point.

I am certain I could write a much better book, but time and a near certain lack of publisher, preclude it.
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Posted 05/14/2019   01:22 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Yolom to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ok well thanks a lot guys, cheers.

I'm going to first hit up this guy in my state, that buys stamps. Seems like a really nice guy on the phone by the way, and see if he will buy the album for a nice price. He asked me to send him pictures of my American, Canadian and Great Britain stamps which I haven't done yet because you guys told me those stamps are worthless, still maybe he will buy one or two for a dollar. He says after he looks at those countries stamps he will then have a look at all my other stamps to see if he finds any he likes. I might ask him if he will buy the entire album. If he doesn't buy anything I just go straight to eBay.

As for books about stamps if you don't have any recommendations I'm sure I can find something decent on Amazon.com. I read a book that had a really interesting piece about stamps but I can't remember the author.
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