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Posted 06/04/2019   02:44 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add brookeAD5683 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Can I please get an expert's opinion about part of my inherited stamp collection?

I'm still a beginner and I've been struggling with sorting through the 4000+ stamps that I was given. They came to me halfway organized and I don't know what to do with all of them.

I'm only posting a small portion of them to not overwhelm anyone.
Also, I set them up in numbered rows and columns for the single stamps, and for plate blocks, they are numbered T1-5 for reference purposes. I hope the images are clear enough to understand.

If anyone has an answer for me about all of these, or can identify one or more specific ones of value, it would really help me a lot!

Thank you for your time and consideration.













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Posted 06/04/2019   02:55 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bobby De La Rue to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi BrookeAD5683,

On a quick glance I can't see anything of great value but it does look like you've inherited a good USA collection. Please keep the photos coming, particularly of the older material
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Posted 06/04/2019   03:11 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add brookeAD5683 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Cool! Thanks, I'll set out some more and put them up on here when I'm done. :)
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Posted 06/04/2019   07:03 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add angore to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Since you organized them in rows/columns, you likely have the collecting gene so stamps can be an enjoyable hobby!
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Posted 06/04/2019   08:19 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ajuchum to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Unrelated to your collection but seeing your avatar of the large Monaco stamp brings back chilling memories. When I was about 10 years old and beginning collecting I used to actually glue used stamps in the album AND if they were mint, I'd lick them! This particular stamp had such bad tasting glue that I can remember my reaction 60 years later. :)
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Posted 06/04/2019   3:01 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add billresh to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Brooke,
Since you are a beginner, I would like to point out that you should definitely NOT glue, tape, or lick any stamps in your collection. That will definitely ruin them. Also a good way to learn about some of your US stamps and to help organize them is to get a copy of Mystic's US catalog. You can request a printed version from Mystic Stamp Co. or get an online version. Both are free.
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Posted 06/04/2019   4:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ajuchum to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I APOLOGIZE!!! I should have added a disclaimer about glue and licking saying to NEVER do that! I was 10 and stupid.
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Posted 06/04/2019   7:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
NEVER do that! I was 10 and stupid.


Disagree, ....you were just 10 years old (and having fun)
forget the stupid part.



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Posted 06/04/2019   9:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mirman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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