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Posted 09/23/2021   2:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add postal74 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Greetings, I have about 600 plate blocks/sheets starting at #1035 and mostly between #1179 & 3328 (not complete). I'm told I should simply use them for postage. Advice please. Thanks!
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Posted 09/23/2021   2:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Germania to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
There are a couple of premium items, for example Scott 1053. Use a catalog to be find the good ones. The rest is postage, though you will need to use large envelopes.
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Posted 09/23/2021   3:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mootermutt987 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
What Germania says is true - the great majority of this era can be used for postage. You might want to see if there is a local stamp club and ask someone there to look over what you have to be sure you don't have any of the few premium issues.
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Posted 09/23/2021   3:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Lick em' and stick em".
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Posted 09/23/2021   4:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jconey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
You can use them for postage, or sell them on eBay to a collector piece meal or in lots... or as one big lot. often pieces like this can be found at below face value, so used as postage may offer the most return. Germania has a point though there "could be" something of slightly higher value in the pile.
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Posted 09/23/2021   4:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add JLLebbert to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
You should also be aware that, for a few issues, specific plate numbers for otherwise common stamps can be valuable. In particular, some of the Great American series sport valuable plate numbers. E.g., Scott 1861 (20-cent Thomas Gallaudet) has 6 different plate numbers ... 1, 2, 5, 6, 8 & 9. The Scott Specialized Catalogue only lists a value of $4 for any Gallaudet plate block. But plates 8 & 9 actually are scarce and catalogue at $100-$150. Access to a Durland plate number catalogue will help.
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