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I Inherited A Stamp Collection Years Ago And Must Sell It Now - Where To Sell & Looking For Buyers?

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Posted 07/17/2021   5:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add ecbuilder to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Greetings all. I had inherited a stamp collection many years ago from my grandmother. Unfortunately, with everything that has gone on, I now need to sell the collection. I have catalogued the stamps - with there being over 1800 of them. They are all hinged and in six separate volumes of the International Postage Stamp Album books. I made a spreadsheet detailing, as best I could, what each stamp is and it's condition. *** Edited by Staff - Please Review the rules that you agreed to when you registered. *** Thank you all and I look forward to hearing from someone. I am located in central NJ if anyone would like to come and look at them in person.
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Posted 07/17/2021   6:09 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Forum rules prevent buying/selling/trading until a member has 50+ posts.

But you can ask input on the best way to disposition the collection (ideally posting a few representative images of the collection). Be aware that 1800 stamps is a very small collection and that general worldwide stamps might only be worth a small fraction of catalog value. If your grandmother was very wealthy and spent significant money on the collection, then you may have something that dealers are interested in. Otherwise it might be best to sell it on eBay, start it at enough to cover the postage, and hope for the best.
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Posted 07/18/2021   03:51 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add redwoodrandy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Advice will require information. Are the stamps mint/unused or used with cancellations? Did you use Scott catalogue and what year? Some scans of the early U.S. and any early Asian stamps would help a lot. Early Europe countries. Real world pricing and catalogue pricing can be far far apart. Unless some money was spent the value of 1800 stamps is problematic.

What is the catalogue value of the collection?
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