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Posted 11/04/2019   10:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Patodo120 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I recently inherited a small collection of stamps and I have no clue what to do with them. Any help or information would be greatly appreciated







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Posted 11/04/2019   11:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add No1philatelist to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome. Nothing of any great value from what I see but it is a nice starter collection to a great hobby. Learn more about your stamps from catalogues at the local library, and from this forum and Stampsmarter.com.
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Posted 11/05/2019   01:05 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I checked the Bolivia Souvenir sheets (Perforate and Imperforate)
CV $1.90 each 2009
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Posted 11/05/2019   02:00 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DragoneProducts to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
So what interests you? Is it the possible value. Are you intrigued? This is a 'looping' art, no pun intended. What you learn about, one single stamp, you learn about all the rest. Let me assume, you have never tediously, looked over a stamp. Choose one of the stamps (off paper) Handle the stamp with a set of tweezers. Notice the reasons it is not superb mint. There will be flaws; short perferations , tares, smudges, color fades, and a dozen more reasons it has a 'value', like size and color, or year of issue. Years ago, hinging was exceptable. Today, not so much. So the back of the stamp has 'value' as well. Seriously, take just that one stamp, and just study it for a while. Because, if you showed up here too find value now and in the future, you are better off understanding the art of philately, as a hands-on approuch. The way you learn too 'read' a 'single' stamp, will allow you too do what the others posters did. One quick look at your collection, and they know every value, give or take a perf or two. Just some free advise, your already here, why not learn it. As much of an art this is, it can truly be rewarding, $$$. if you take the time, too not waste time. Best thing you could buy is a perforation gage and a color packet. Happy hunting......
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Posted 11/05/2019   03:57 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add buttercupbritain to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
DragoneProducts
That was a brilliant answer.
Thank you.
I too got a small folder - about 30 stamps,
Found them fascinating.
Your info re really looking at individuals is great. Thanks again.
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Posted 11/05/2019   3:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DragoneProducts to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
So then, the value is not in the stamps, but the knowledge contained; with-in the stamps. As you know, the richer in knowledge you become, the more wealthy, you are. Phikately is huge. Pick a concentrstion, and explore this valuable hobby.
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