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Posted 04/12/2020   8:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add GuessWho to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
My mother started a stamp collection back in the 1970s, she inherited some stamps from her grandfather and has most of them in an ambassador album.

I don't know much about stamps, but looking at her collection of US stamps and comparing them to some similar ones online it looks like there may be a few stamps of value in here, problem is I'm not sure which ones are worth anything.

There are several hundred more stamps that are not pictured here, but we think these are some of the oldest stamps in the collection.

Not sure if there are any rare stamps in here worth noting, all opinions welcome.

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Posted 04/12/2020   10:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add canyoneer to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Guess Who and welcome. Nice start to collecting but I don't see much in way of value ... most of the stamps are very common that could be had for well under $1 each. Interesting "tiny tots" stamp in 4th image. I believe that is from a stamp collecting game available years ago. Your local library may have a Scott's stamp catalog you could look most of these up. Like I mention, a good start if you are interested in the hobby.
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Posted 04/12/2020   10:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Walkman82 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome GuessWho...that's a nice start to a new collection. If you have any questions, this is the place to post them.
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Posted 04/13/2020   12:02 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add redwoodrandy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice starter collection and high on fun factor. Money thoughts can be set aside. What a relief.
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Posted 04/13/2020   02:02 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Interesting "tiny tots" stamp in 4th image.

Well spotted!
Never seen those type of Toy Stamps prior.
Nothing from Google, excepting a Jigsaw?
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Posted 04/13/2020   03:35 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
canyoneer - more likely to be from a post office set, including envelopes, stamps etc. More elaborate versions are still around

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Posted 04/13/2020   10:32 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add canyoneer to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yes Geoffha that may be it. I found a miniature German Hindenberg stamp in a mixture a while back. Put it in my album for grins ...


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when I was little boy in the early 1960s (in the UK) one toy you could get was a toy "post office" I remember mine having "stamps" writing paper and envelopes. the sets probably cost as much as new halfpenny stamps and adult envelopes and paper. Those tiny Hindenburg stamps look as though they might be out of a toy post office. Due to hyperinflation I bet germany didn@t bother producing toy money at that time.
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Posted 04/13/2020   8:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add erilaz to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
After the miniature Hindenburgs, they made similar Kinderpost stamps with Hitler on them. Before the Hindenburgs, they used the Germania design. I have some of those:

To show the scale:
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Posted 04/13/2020   10:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Noocassel to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
So were kinderpost stamps postally valid?
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Posted 04/14/2020   2:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Mary_Stamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi, I don't know much about stamps, but I think it is a very good collection. Nice job!
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