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Posted 02/20/2020   4:50 pm  Show Profile Check KRelyea's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add KRelyea to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I bought a massive collection from Kelleher, it has 25 Scott Volumes with an amazing 10 albums for Part 1, 3 for Part 2 and 3 more for Part 3, 2 for Parts 4 & 5 etc. out to Part 10, all are well filled to stuffed so I figure 150-200K stamps. I traveled to Ct from Fl to see it and spent sometime looking at it and eventually won it. After I got it home and spent sometime looking at it I finally realized every single stamp in this collection is in a clear top loading Hawid mount!!

At 7c/mount (Mystic) that's $10,000 to $14,000 worth of mounts. I can't even imagine how much time went into building this collection! Wow!
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Posted 02/21/2020   01:28 am  Show Profile Check docgfd's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add docgfd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Given that there's no hinge removal involved, how long do you figure it will take you to process your trophy? Congrats on winning it!
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Posted 02/21/2020   02:29 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add redwoodrandy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Not just pics. I hope to see the movie.
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Talk about not being able to recover the money you spent; it is like hot rodding a 4 door sedan instead of a 2 door coupe. Might be a nice ride for yourself but be prepared for a financial bath when you go to sell it. (meaning the original owner)
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Posted 02/21/2020   07:11 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gmot to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Impressive. The previous owner must have worn out more than a couple cutters putting this together.
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Posted 02/21/2020   08:21 am  Show Profile Check KRelyea's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add KRelyea to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Given that there's no hinge removal involved, how long do you figure it will take you to process your trophy? Congrats on winning it!


I bought this one and another 25 Volume Scott collection in the last Kelleher sale and I plan on selling it all by the time the next Kelleher Collections auction rolls around in May.

I only collect France, Italy and Portugal and related colonies so I doubt my collection will ever exceed 10,000 stamps but all my stamps are in clear top loading Hawid mounts. I think they are excellent for preserving the stamps and make upgrading very easy. When I find a stamp in the wrong place I can move it and not leave an empty black mount. That being said I can only do about a page an hour cutting the Hawid Mounts so the owner of the big collection spent some time.
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Very impressive and obviously someone who truly enjoyed the process.
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Posted 02/21/2020   3:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add txstamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That gives a whole new meaning to the phrase: "mounting costs".

I also very much like clear top loading Hawid mounts. I don't however, have all that many stamps to manage, so its no big deal.
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I'd like to see pictures of some of the Portuguese colonies pages when you get some time.
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