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How Cool Is This? 1933 Century Of Progress. Advice Needed.

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Posted 01/14/2021   02:54 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add STTScott to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
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?

Looking for somee basic pro advice here.
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Posted 01/14/2021   03:53 am  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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.
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Posted 01/14/2021   3:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add dudley to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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.
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Posted 01/14/2021   10:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Stuart MacNeil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, for sure, it is almost worthless as singles, but a full sheet is worth something.
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Posted 01/14/2021   10:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Stuart MacNeil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'll buy it if you don't want it.
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Posted 01/15/2021   12:17 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I see a 100 Jumbo in there.
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Posted 01/15/2021   2:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rismoney to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
There are def a whole bunch of blindperfs in there as well. Not sure if any look like potential imperfs. Would need a better scan.


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Posted 01/17/2021   09:37 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add STTScott to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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?
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Posted 01/17/2021   2:01 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hoosierboy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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.

Good luck and enjoy your project.
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Posted 01/21/2021   08:51 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jconey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Keep them intact. I agree with others how have posted... Sell the sheet if you don't need it and use the proceeds to buy what you do need.
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Posted 01/23/2021   5:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add STTScott to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Wow, @redwoodrandy -- that was a harsh notion that perhaps I oughta maybe keep the sheet intact. Which I totally will now for sure after seeing that. Thanks!
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Posted 01/23/2021   5:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add redwoodrandy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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Posted 01/24/2021   11:56 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add redwoodrandy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Will you be using UV blocking material for your display cases? Museum quality?
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Posted 01/25/2021   10:10 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add STTScott to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
@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.
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Posted 01/25/2021   10:52 am  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
If you mount the stamps behind plain glass they typically will become light damaged within a few months.
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