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Posted 08/07/2020   09:41 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add gjmmaddog to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Opinion on following:

Purchasing sheets of 868, 883,888, 893, 906.

I like low production stamps and just looking for opinion if purchasing sheets is one aspect to consider.

Thanks in advance

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Posted 08/07/2020   12:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Classic Coins to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Your question about buying low-production stamps suggests that you're looking to acquire them as an investment. If this is your intention, I would advise against it.

The Famous American series, like most stamps of that era, were hoarded in mint condition, so there is a glut of them now. Even nice stamps from the 1800s are tough to sell for more than 15 percent of catalog value, in my experience. Mint US stamps from the 1930s to 1940s are even harder to sell, and judging from trends in the number of people collecting stamps, demand for them likely won't increase in the future.

Some areas of US philately are thriving, but I don't get the impression that US stamps from the 1930s to 1940s stamps are one of them.

Here is an article that may be of interest:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/29/...ilately.html
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Posted 08/07/2020   12:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gjmmaddog to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Pillar,

Understand and agree with response involving hoarding and investment comment. Not looking for an "investment", just a little price appreciation over a purchase price.

There is some purchase price disparity between dealer sites, and that disparity tweaks my interest a bit.

I had seen that article and understand completely.

I will continue to collect and organize, as it does give me a nice diversion from everyday challenges.

Just gathering some valuable insight from all the community members
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Posted 08/07/2020   12:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Classic Coins to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
If you have access to stamp shows in your area (when they start having them again), that might be the best place to buy sheets of stamps from the '30s and '40s. Some dealers sell sheets for below face value.
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Edited by Classic Coins - 08/07/2020 12:57 pm
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Posted 08/07/2020   9:44 pm  Show Profile Check eyeonwall's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add eyeonwall to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Classic - no dealer is going to sell the sheets he asked about for below face, nor sheets from the 30's.

gjmmadog - the 906 is high priced because of high demand, not because of a particularly low print run (all the Overrun Nations issues had lower printings than the 906, ye a valued much lower).
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