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Is This Old Schermack Worth Getting Certified?

 
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Posted 06/22/2020   09:34 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add PennyRed to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Some sell on eBay for next to nothing, some good for a pretty penny on auction sites. As a newbie, I can't tell. I did research and study the history of Schermacks, though. Thank you.

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Posted 06/22/2020   10:12 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add chasa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
might be overkill for a stamp with cash value about 1 USD
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Posted 06/22/2020   10:44 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PennyRed to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ok, thank you. I appreciate your expertise.
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Posted 06/22/2020   11:02 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
PennyRed, after your research and study, what Scott number do you conclude you have?
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Posted 06/22/2020   11:11 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PennyRed to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
You will laugh, but I thought it might be a 482A. As quickly as that was shot down, I know it was immediately obvious to experts that it is not. What are the differences you see?
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Posted 06/22/2020   11:57 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
No, I won't laugh. It is very common for people to believe that the stamp they have must be the rarest variety instead of going with the odds that they have the more common (and less valuable) variety. It's like believing every lottery must be the winner, when the odds are very, very long in reality.

I agree, not a 482A.

But my question was what Scott # you believe you DO have. Or, what have you narrowed it down to? What have you learned from your research?
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Posted 06/22/2020   3:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PennyRed to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
409?
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Posted 06/22/2020   3:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stallzer to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I think what Mr Becker is looking for is what details in the stamp led to your decision. Also, if you crop all the blank space around your stamp you could post a larger image that allows us to see details. Devil is always in the details. A scan like this allows us to see all


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Posted 06/22/2020   4:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PennyRed to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Oh, okay. Thank you.
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Posted 06/22/2020   5:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
In the "giving you a fish" vs "teaching you to fish" world, I was seeking to draw you along on a journey of discovery and learning so that you could identify future similar stamps, etc.

Yes, 409 or 482 were the two possibilities I was headed toward, depending on watermark or not.
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Posted 06/22/2020   9:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PennyRed to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you. I greatly appreciate your knowledge and expertise.
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Posted 06/24/2020   10:34 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sak to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yeah, that's why we come here: to learn how to fish ?
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Posted 06/24/2020   11:10 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stallzer to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
He was using an analogy.
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Posted 06/24/2020   11:22 am  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


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Posted 06/24/2020   6:18 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Germania to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Teach a man to fish and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.
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Posted 07/04/2020   2:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add pennyblackie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I never like Schermacks.
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