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C5 Mint Stamp Completely Encased In A Holder

 
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Posted 02/23/2021   08:13 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Wshuwahere77 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi all, I purchased this mint, hinged C5 but it came completely encased. I kind of want to display it on page but how best to open these? Never received one like that before. Any risks in doing that? I assume some buyers would prefer it to remain where it is but I'm not planning on selling anytime soon. Thx



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Posted 02/23/2021   08:45 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Can't you just cut it open with scissors, or is the material thicker?
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Posted 02/23/2021   08:54 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Is the problem that it has been laminated? If so did the seller tell you this?
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Posted 02/23/2021   09:12 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jobi01 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like someone ran out of black mounts so grabbed a free sample of a clear mount and used that. The premier clear mount was prone to shrinkage and that shrinkage was very detrimental to the value. So, open the mount, remove the stamp and remount it. Many of the early air mail stamps are worth more "never hinged, original gum". Most collectors and dealers will prefer to examine the stamp, not the mount.
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Posted 02/23/2021   2:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Wshuwahere77 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the replies. Will open it up.

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Posted 02/23/2021   4:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Wshuwahere77 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


Here it is. Looks better on a black background. Scissors did the trick, no issues. Thx
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Posted 02/23/2021   5:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revenuermd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Oh, wow. I thought encased postage should be left encased.
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Posted 02/23/2021   7:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Andyrich74 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice stamp! And glad you freed it from its prison.
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