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Dominica 6p Mint Condition?

 
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Posted 11/20/2019   09:45 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add LordInVader to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello all stamp masters,

is this Dominica 6p piece in mint condition a good buy for $10?

Im not sure of its value and have not seen identical ones sold on eBay before.

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Posted 11/20/2019   12:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add redwoodrandy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Mint as in Never Hinged?
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Posted 11/20/2019   12:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rdavid to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Scott #23, I believe. 2013 CV is $17.00, thus price is 59%. If gum is OK, not unreasonable, but not cheap.
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Posted 11/20/2019   9:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add waddsbadds to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Scott CV went up a little between 2013 and 2015 (latest edition I have) to $18.00. Interestingly, this stamp as well as most of the others in this set, issued between 1883 and 1889, catalogues for more in used condition than mint, for this one, $77.50 used, vs. $18.00 mint.
And just a little comment on the use of the letter "p" as an abbreviation for the word pence: even though Scott uses it in the price listings, this is technically incorrect. The correct abbreviation all through the hundreds of years when Great Britain and the various Commonwealth countries and colonies used shillings and (old) pence, 240 to the pound, was "d" from the Latin word denarius, and the letter "d" appeared on all stamps with those denominations unless the word pence was spelled out in full. It wasn't until decimalization of the British pound beginning in 1971 that the letter "p" started to be used for what would become new pence, 100 to the pound, and because of the change to the letter "p" it was not necessary to put the word "new" on the stamps, the letter designation meant that it was understood that they were new pence.
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Posted 11/21/2019   01:58 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add LordInVader to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Wow, thank you for all the interesting information!
This particular stamp has no gum and hinge remnant.
It sold for $6.64.
I did not end up getting it afterall.
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US terminology: Unused.
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Posted 11/21/2019   10:34 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add KGVIStamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Whenever you are bidding on a stamp on eBay, particularly a more expensive one (this is not), it is a good idea to make the seller post both front and back images. That way you can assess the condition of the gum, and see if there are any pencil, pen or owner's stamps on it. All of these things affect the condition, and ultimately the value. It also helps to have a catalog so you can have some idea of the relative value of the item.
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Posted 11/21/2019   12:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Trainwreck to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Oh great. Now I have to replace "p" with "d" in my inventory lists for Great Britain and Commonwealth countries.

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