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Some Advices For These Stamps Please, The Best Thing To Do?

 
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Posted 04/19/2021   10:57 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Cumer Canitez to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have these lots which have been purchased over ten years ago, it is simply not my effort to build up, I had paid for them and I have just got some time to look into it,

These stamps had been locked into the cabinet until recently, since I get good opinions on this platform, I would like to have some of your opinions,

The question is; should I remove paper bits from stamps, if I should do so, what is the best way to do it?... Also is it possible to find something interesting within this lot, if it is possible, again what should I look for?...

Thank you to all...




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Posted 04/19/2021   11:09 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Calstamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

IMO the philatelic marketplace is very dynamic. And something which may have seemed
attractive or financially viable yesterday may no longer prove so today.

Based on the photos you posted it appears you have a large stock of on-paper common or low value stamps. As someone on the "back nine" of collecting, I no longer purchase on-paper lots chiefly because of the ready availability of better quality "off paper" material.

You can always try selling such material via eBay. But I would expect the financial return will be very modest.

Or you could actually paw through these piles so as to identify items for your own collection .
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Posted 04/19/2021   11:33 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Casey Magoo to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
You are not the only one with boxes and bags of this. I have had stuff like this socked away for years at a time, as most collectors I would say. It looks like you may have a pair and a third magenta 6d Machin on that one piece there...
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Posted 04/19/2021   12:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add RXC to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
There are a number of threads here on soaking stamps. Soaking allows the stamp to separate from the paper. Some people enjoy the process, others may find it tedious. Type "soaking" in the search box and you will find plenty of advice on how to do it and what you should avoid.
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Posted 04/19/2021   9:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Pick out the stamps you need to mount in your albums,
leave the rest.
Soaking all stamps is a waste of your time, and may possibly damage the stamps, and waste good or valuable postmarks.

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Posted 04/20/2021   11:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wkusau to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Listen to Rod222.

I generally sort them by country and then pick out the few(bunch) that I want to keep.
Those I soak and put in albums.
The leftovers I make into geographic lots (by country or region).
Sell those on eBay or trade with others.
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Posted 05/03/2021   12:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Stephen J Bukowy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I've given quite a few away to Children/teens and even some adults to try and get them interested in stamp collecting. Some were family friends, others were children at a "guest lecture" for children at the local library. Lots of old stamps from different countries but minimal value.
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