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Posted 09/22/2019   11:36 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Obsidian to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Ive been looking at a collection from my great grandmother and I cant figure out if these are worth only a few dollars or the ones worth much more. Seems to be 11 perforated stamps.
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Posted 09/22/2019   12:10 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome.
The stamps shown were the workhorses of the early 1920s with literally billions printed. There are some varieties which are rare but the odds of finding one is far less than winning the mega-lottery. Your stamps greatest value is that they are part of your great grandmothers collection.

More info here http://stampsmarter.com/1847usa/192...ntifier.html

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Posted 09/22/2019   1:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add JustAnotherSwell to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Obsidian,



Unfortunately these common stamps are not gemstones. The "precancels" (top and bottom rows, canceled with the town and date before being attached to the envelope) can be purchased in volume (10,000) on eBay at 2.5 cents each. The middle row stamp types can be purchased in "kiloware" loads at the rate of 2-3 stamps for a penny. Please note that catalogs price these types at 15-20 cents each, mainly to reflect the labor cost of selling you individual stamps.

Don gave you an excellent response.

May you find many enjoyable moments researching and expanding on your family collection.

Happy hunting.

Greg

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