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Posted 07/17/2019   06:22 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add bacjdl to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi. Am looking for some advice about these stamps which seem quite old to me but I have no idea of their worth, so I will post some images.
I imagine condition is important and these have been put away for some time now. The album contains stamps from 1847 to 1976.







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Posted 07/17/2019   06:47 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bacjdl to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The album cover
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Posted 07/17/2019   07:16 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add floortrader to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
You will need a expert or stamp dealer to look at them for condition and value .There looks to be some nice stamps in that collection .
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Posted 07/17/2019   08:55 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gettinold to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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Any chance you could post images of the reverse side of the 3 cent Washington stamps with the A Grill and Z Grill?
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Posted 07/17/2019   10:45 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It's all but guaranteed that the stamp in the A grill space is not an A grill. Not with such complete perforations. I have only seen one A grill with complete perfs, that was in an auction about 15 years ago.
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Posted 07/17/2019   4:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jkelley01938 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Good looking stuff. What are all those hinge remnants? Looks like somebody purged a lot of stamps.

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Posted 07/17/2019   4:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add codehappy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The "Z" grill is probably misidentified or faked as well. A collection with rare grills should have extensive and high-grade commons.

bacjdl: Do you have any 19th century high-denomination issues, say 30 cents or up? Those are often valuable.

jkelley01938: The "hinge remnants" are actually stains from the mount adhesive. You see it often on old hingeless albums.
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The two stamps on the 1867 page have the highest potential - potentially worth over $100 - but also the highest potential of being incorrectly identified. For those two stamps it is necessary to inspect the "grill" on the back of the stamps. A grill is a series of bumps arranged in straight lines. To get the identification right you'll need some help. This page is a simple guide to grill identification http://www.stampsmarter.com/learnin...8Grills.html .
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Posted 07/17/2019   6:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stallzer to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Pretty sure the 1 Franklin isn't a type I (18) but rather a type V (24). Would like a better scan though.
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Posted 07/17/2019   7:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It looks that way to me too.
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Posted 07/17/2019   10:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bacjdl to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks everyone for your advice. I'm getting rather interested in these now. These are pretty grubby to me but could be of interest. I'll see if I can get a better image of the ones people have commented on. Thanks for your comments, again.

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Posted 07/18/2019   12:41 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Philazilla to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
You definitely have some value here so far, I'd guess a few hundred dollars at best. Someone will need to look at each stamp to get a more accurate guess. Post close-ups of the 24, 30, and 90c stamps They are potentially the most valuable stamps shown.
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Posted 07/18/2019   07:21 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stallzer to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'd hold off on casting value. There appears to be some serious condition issues. The Scott 76 (mounted in the 67 slot) appears to have the perfs trimmed off as well as the 90 but individual scans will flush all that out.
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Posted 07/18/2019   09:50 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add dudley to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
There is no question that the One-Cent blue Franklin mounted as Scott #18 is really #24.
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