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Posted 07/30/2020   9:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add New2stamps007 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Need help was given these years ago from my grandfather. Are these worth anything need help with appraisals



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Posted 07/31/2020   03:37 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bobby De La Rue to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Most likely not, but there's a start to a USA collection there if you wanted to pick up the hobby!
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Posted 07/31/2020   07:41 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bluejay2 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I cannot speak to value, but it is certainly an excellent start to a collection. I hope you are interested in the hobby. If not, find someone who is and they will be thankful for the gift.

If interested in further developing your collecting skills, find a stamp club near year. Please understand though that many clubs have suspended activities temporarily during the pandemic.

If you desire to sell the accumulation of stamps, I suggest you visit the storefront of a local dealer.
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Posted 07/31/2020   09:07 am  Show Profile Check KRelyea's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add KRelyea to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Just so you understand I think if you got an offer of $20 it would be more than fair, but it is a nice variety.
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Posted 07/31/2020   3:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bookbndrbob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome to SCF!

I agree with the above opinions. This is a good start to a collection.

Please be aware that the stamps with dark stains (adhesive tape?) cannot be salvaged, and are not collectible/salable stamps.
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Posted 07/31/2020   3:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Andyrich74 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hard to tell what they are from the photo, but looks like there may be a couple of older unused US postage dues in there.
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Posted 07/31/2020   4:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bluejay2 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I attempted to identify a couple stamps from each provided photograph. One of many possible methods of identifying stamps is the "1847usa" guide at StampSmarter.com.

In the fist and second photographs, in the front row, near the left corner:

  • 3 bright red violet, Will Rogers, SCOTT # 975, issued in 1948

  • 13 blue green, Millard Fillmore, SCOTT # 818, issued in 1938 as part of the Presidential (Prexie) series. As a bonus, this stamp has been "precanceled," which can be a specialty type of collecting.



In the third photograph, in the front row, towards the left corner:

  • 1/2 red orange, Benjamin Franklin, SCOTT #1030, issued in 1958 as part of the Liberty series

  • 1/2 deep orange, Benjamin Franklin, SCOTT #803, issued in 1938 as part of the Presidential (Prexie) series

  • 10 brown orange, George Washington reprint, SCOTT # 948b, issued in 1947 as part of a souvenir sheet commemorating the 100th anniversary of postage stamps

  • 50 dull carmine or scarlet (or carmine), Postage Due, SCOTT # J86 (or J76), issued in 1931 (or 1930)



In the fourth photograph, I see some "blocks of four," at least one of which is a "plate number block of four." Identifying just the "blocks," I see:

  • 3 dark violet, Susan B. Anthony, SCOTT # 784, issued in 1936

  • 3 purple, Arkansas Centennial, SCOTT # 782, issued in 1936

  • 2 carmine, Andrews Jackson and Winfield Scott and the Hermitage, SCOTT # 786, issued in 1937

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Posted 07/31/2020   5:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add New2stamps007 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Cool thank you very much for the knowledge. I have no clue. Yes unfortunately I wanted to have them looked at to see if there were any to get rid of due to my wife's health.
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Posted 07/31/2020   5:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add New2stamps007 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
There are tons of unused stamps. I have book of books of stamps. Some with zeppelin on them all the way to NASA stamps
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Posted 07/31/2020   5:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add redwoodrandy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Love to see the Zepps and other early ones.
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Posted 07/31/2020   6:01 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Andyrich74 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Put up some more photos please. Sure you'll get a lot of feedback.

I also see a couple of Japanese stamps in there. Look like WW2 era.

The postage dues I was referring to are the brown stamps with the "1" and "2" prominently displayed on them.
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Posted 08/01/2020   12:13 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Classic Coins to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The black 2-cent "big head" stamp with the diamonds fancy cancel near the bottom left of the first two photos could have good value. Can you post a close-up image of that single stamp?
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Posted 08/01/2020   01:08 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add New2stamps007 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Posted 08/01/2020   01:09 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add New2stamps007 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Is that the one I took pics off all of them will be posting tomorrow
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Posted 08/01/2020   07:33 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Casey Magoo to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
These 'Black Jack' stamps with Andrew Jackson's image are interesting because it's absurd how large the face really is. I don't think you will find any other stamp from any country that compares to it. This stamp has 6 different Scott numbers from what I know, so a positive ID could be hard for a beginner.

The Postage Due stamps you have are actually quite nice. Some people focus a lot of attention on these. It's a shame that the Scott Specialized catalogue only has ONE lousy image per 'style'. Oh well, not the right place for me to whine...
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