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Just Acquired Huge Collection Of Worldwide Through 1972

 
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Posted 01/04/2020   1:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add NicholasC to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Lucky to acquire this collection. One curious aspect for U.S. mint stamps is the original collector would acquire a plate block from each corner of each plate number for a particular stamp. It's not fully complete, but still very curious. Any value in doing this?
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Posted 01/04/2020   2:16 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome.
Depends on the plate blocks; plate blocks and mint US stamp from 1940 to current typically sell for less than face value.

If your are interested in better understanding the scope of the material, you can post some representative images and the many knowledgeable folks here will be able to assist. Of course there might always be a hidden gem or two, this is one aspect of stamp collecting that draws some people into the hobby. But truthfully the vast majority of stamps were printed in very large quantities and have little monetary value today. Philately has many other intriguing and interesting facets.
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Welcome to the forum.
To answer your question: back in the day when plate block collecting was more popular then now, that was one of the ways of saving them. Maybe no value in doing it but as long as one enjoys it.......


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Posted 01/04/2020   2:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NicholasC to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the responses. The blocks are roughly from the National Parks issue going forward. The noticeable gaps are the more expensive stamps. I'm not interested in ever selling, just thinking about whether or not to spend alot of time presentaion wise or just storing in glassines.
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Posted 01/04/2020   2:36 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I like using Vario pages, especially when I might change the mounting methodology in the future. Vario pages support flexible layouts, are reusable, and are archivally safe with proper environment).
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