Picked this one up Wednesday for $14.50 US, in connection with a personal related project I'm doing as opposed to collecting/making money/dealing. But here's the funny thing, noob as I am: What might be the best thing to do with it? Send off the whole sheet to an authentication house? Do the same with a row? Just separate them and use them individually in my project?
It is a nice full sheet from 1933, at $35 (233772752103) you should keep it together. I see no reason to spend money on a certification, it is not rare nor is it something that might be faked or altered. Don
You haven't specified what the project is you are working on, but from the strictly philatelic viewpoint Don is correct. There is no need for any certification, and the only real value this item would have on the stamp market is as an intact sheet. An alternative is to break the sheet and use the stamps for actual postage (many of the gazillions of three-cent mint sheets people saved in the belief that they would one day be valuable treasures have met this fate), but at today's first-class rate that is not very practical. If you don't use it for your project then keep it as an intact sheet.
For those who have asked, my project is combining unused stamps with other "souvenirs" from the fair, for example an admission ticket, a token, a postcard, etcetc in a framed and matted presentation piece for display. Ultimately, it's a way to spread the appreciation of stamp collecting and the artistry of old-issue stamps like this among those who would never get into it just for stamps alone. Obviously, I can't include a whole sheet, but I also realize the possibility there are some stamp issues worth a pretty penny if you keep a sheet of them as is, so I didn't want to make that sort of mistake without first getting a few opinions first from you folks. And for that I thank y'all.
One more question re @rodgcam: What's a 100 jumbo?
How many stamps from this sheet do you want to put in your display? I am sure someone on this thread, not me unfortunately, can make you a deal for your sheet in tact trading not only the stamps you need for display but some other 1933 world's fair stamp examples. I hear old Monty Hall stepping out from behind door number three saying, let's make a deal.
@redwoodrandy said >> Will you be using UV blocking material for your display cases? Museum quality? <<
Since this isn't the Declaration of Independence or the Magna Carta, no -- regular glass from the mat-and-frame shop. If a buyer wants to upgrade beyond that, it's their prerogative once they receive it.
And they're not display cases, per se. They would be items as described in my earlier post in this thread.