So, I say all of this with respect: the collection has no real rhyme, reason, organization, or quality. Some nice older specimens from Austria and Czechoslovakia scattered among what looks like 90% Communist bloc issues. But nothing really worth more than a few cents, from what I can tell. All seems postally used, some are barely recognizable. If this is the sum of what you received, it's not remotely "big" by any definition within the hobby (that word only starts when you get into the thousands--or tens of thousands--of stamps).
Honestly, I don't think you could sell them for enough of a profit to buy yourself lunch, I'm afraid. Could always donate them to a young budding philatelist, of course. My suggestion would be, organize them by county in a small stock book, and put it on a shelf at home as a memento of your mother.
I'd happily be proven wrong here, anyone see a small treasure I missed? Or have other ideas?
I have to say unless you want to invest time and some money into the hobby (catalogues,stock books, few other things) Classic paper is right But consider looking into finding a old Scott's catalogue to start It's actually a interesting and fun hobby
Agree that this is a quite modest accumulation of stamps (vs. a real collection), with what appears to be mostly common stamps. Some stamps have condition issues, such as tears or missing pieces. Some do look postally used, but others look CTO which are worth less than stamps genuinely used in the mails.
I second the vote that gifting these stamps to an interested child or young adult would be reasonable.
OK thanks for the help. If you have any tips for how can I arrange them the easiest way, and what is the best way to store them without them being damaged over the years… for the last 10 years they have been piled up in a plastic box.