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Posted 04/23/2021   10:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add StampNube to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
If my stamp has excessive hinged remnants on it should I remove them before I send the stamp off. Or is that not recommended
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Posted 04/23/2021   10:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I assume you ask because the hinge(s) is/are really stuck on good (bad) and you can not just peel them off. Have you tried soaking?

Two sides to this one. A heavy hinge remnant or multiple hinge remnants can make it difficult to determine if they are hiding faults. They also will be noted because if they are removed later and expose damage or the removal causes damage it will obviously change the certificate as far as soundness goes. On the flip side if they are stubborn hinges you could damage the stamp removing it.

In general unless it is a really scarce/rare or valuable stamp the hinge is a downgrade to the value.

A picture would do wonders.

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Posted 04/23/2021   10:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Casey Magoo to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Also remember that the general condition of the stamp is extremely important when it comes to value. The pictures you have been posting have been space fillers or one step down. Just my view, no offence.
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Posted 04/24/2021   12:08 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
We don't even know if the stamp you have in mind is used or unused.

PLEASE provide fuller information, rather than asking vague questions without illustrations. Otherwise to be frank, your question is pretty much "garbage in, garbage out"
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Posted 04/26/2021   03:32 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add StampNube to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Posted 04/26/2021   07:12 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
There is nothing to remove. What am I missing?
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Posted 04/26/2021   08:11 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Stampnube,
I don't wish to be harsh, but you continue to play games with your posts. I have yet to see a single one of your posts where you supply COMPLETE information about any stamp question. Why is it so difficult to post a complete scan of the front AND a complete scan of the back, then perhaps a detailed scan of the point in question? Also with proper illumination and without any distracting background.
Once again, garbage in, garbage out. Have you noticed you are not getting many replies to your posts?
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Posted 04/26/2021   08:11 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stallzer to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Why on Earth would you be sending that stamp for a certificate? Let me save you some money, don't send it in.
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Posted 04/26/2021   08:35 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Dutch US Stamp Collector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
is this a joke? it is not even 1st of April ;-)

but if serious I am very curious what is so special about this stamp you want it certified
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Posted 05/14/2021   12:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add naufrago to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That stamp is a 5 cts Zachary Taylor 179 or 185 but stampnube wants to find at any price a 181 Ór a 204
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Posted 05/14/2021   1:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add newguy71 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
What stamps are good ones to send off.
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Posted 05/14/2021   1:16 pm  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Stamps that are open to uncertainty, eg possibly valuable papers or shades, valuable stamps that are known to have been forged etc.
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Posted 05/14/2021   1:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Stamps4Life to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
StampNube, why not post a picture of the front too? This seems like an odd thread....
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