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Posted 11/24/2020   8:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add papasgirl to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi all, with the pandemic I was hoping an expert could let me know if I have stamps of value on hand.

I have one complete sheet of stamps that my grandfather took from a burnt out P.O. in Okinawa during the war.

They were given to me as a child 50 yrs ago.

The best I can tell you is they are whole and brown colored (not discolored).

Even a ball park guess would help.

Thank you.
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Posted 11/24/2020   9:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
We love to help, but a better description ( picture ) is a must.

Peter
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Posted 11/24/2020   9:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add papasgirl to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you Petert4522

The issue is they're in hard to reach storage. I'm trying to get any idea if it's worth digging them out.

Any remote idea of the value of similar items in good condition would help me to decide.
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Posted 11/25/2020   02:42 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Without a picture, there's not much point in guessing. If someone had a sheet of 1940s definitive stamps with a low face value from most countries, they'd be worth very little, however.
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Posted 11/25/2020   02:42 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tommtomm to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Maybe this could help.

https://www.lastdodo.com/catalog/st...57-japan-jpn

Search for e.g. "1930-1945" and Color "brown".

But of course all depends on the quality of the sheet (gum, perforation, folded or not, stains ...).
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Posted 11/25/2020   07:36 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add papasgirl to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi all, thank you for your replies.

I checked eBay to compare.

It seems no treasure to dig out IMO.

Thanks again, enjoy the holidays.
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Posted 11/25/2020   10:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add erilaz to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Its greatest value would probably be as a piece of family history, like the ashtray that my uncle brought home from the Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten in Munich, where he served during the occupation of Germany right after the war.
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