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Posted 08/18/2019   02:25 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add PFinder to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
From what I know earliest is 1852 which is second image, third row, fifth stamp... and I have a number of those still attached to envelopes from around the same ten years.

If you want closer pictures of individual stamps please let me know.






















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Posted 08/18/2019   02:50 am  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'm afraid that these are all common stamps. Your George V stamp is from the period just before, during and after WWI, not the 1850s.
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Posted 08/18/2019   05:35 am  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome.
You have a good start to a new past time. Stamp collecting offers many positive things but always start with the assumption that any stamps you have are common. While there stories of folks stumbling across a rare stamp, the over whelming majority of stamps were typically printed in extraordinarily large quantities (many in the billions).
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Posted 08/18/2019   11:30 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PFinder to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Well the sets at the bottom are numbered editions of 2000 prints. I've been collecting these for 35 years. Just added another couple of pages but I don't suppose there's much point in taking photos. Seems like unless it's a penny black you're onto nowt.
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Posted 08/18/2019   11:01 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add khj to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
If you've been collecting for 35 years, it would be prudent to invest in some stamp catalogs & reference books. That would tell you what might be valuable, and the knowledge learned is invaluable.
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Posted 08/18/2019   11:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PFinder to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I might do that. Generally I just pick stuff up and put them in between the pages of a book until enough mount up. I though at least stamps from nearly 200 years ago would be worth something.

Thanks.
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Posted 08/18/2019   11:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PFinder to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Note: I don't buy stamps. I just take whatever happens to come along. Generally more interested in coins.
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Posted 08/19/2019   01:49 am  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Most of the stamps you've shown are recent. And age doesn't mean much - many stamps, from 1840 onwards, were printed in very large quantities and large numbers survive. The 1d black isn't a scarce stamp.
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Posted 08/19/2019   02:57 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PFinder to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Are we in the golden age of stamps?
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Posted 08/19/2019   03:38 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add redwoodrandy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Funny.
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Posted 08/19/2019   04:24 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PFinder to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Well the stamps might be modern but there are less letters being sent than ever before surely. So the interesting designs must be very low print numbers.
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Posted 08/19/2019   12:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add redwoodrandy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Huge numbers little demand profit for the issuing entity and no value.
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Posted 08/19/2019   12:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add redwoodrandy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It's the fun factor.
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Posted 08/19/2019   12:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add chipg to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Your "prints" are First Day Covers - stamps cancelled on the first day of availability, usually with a complementary illustration (cachet) on the envelope. This set is published by Abbey Philatelics. Check eBay for current values:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_...ver&_sacat=0

If you click the little "sold listings" button on the search page, you can see what they actually sell for.

A rough rule of thumb on anything, from stamp covers to illustrated plates - if it was made and marketed as a "collectible," it probably doesn't have the value on the secondary market that the original promoter portrayed.
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Posted 08/19/2019   2:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PFinder to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
"Huge numbers little demand profit for the issuing entity and no value."

Well something is gonna need to be done about that. I need more than 3.50 for my four first day covers. You're gonna have to approach more random people and tell them how good stamps are. Please record video proof of any promo efforts and upload footage to PeerTube.

chipg: Thanks.
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