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Great Britain - Victoria Five Shillings, Value?

 
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Posted 11/14/2021   07:07 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add ubiyca to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello! I bought this for 2. It has got a nice centering, but a quite heavy cancellation.

What would be the approximate value of this stamp in your opinion?
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Posted 11/14/2021   08:30 am  Show Profile Check orstampman's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add orstampman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It depends upon what value you are asking about.

The value is 2 from the most recent sales transaction.

Are you looking for retail value, insurance (replacement) value, catalog value, or value if you try to sell it? There are many types of value.

I agree with your assessment of centering and cancel. The stamp appears to have faults (major vertical crease and upper right corner crease), which will significantly affect its desirability.

Are you a collector and intend to keep this stamp, or a speculator and want to "flip" it?
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Posted 11/14/2021   08:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ubiyca to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hello and thank you for taking the time to reply!

I intend to keep it. :-)
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Edited by ubiyca - 11/14/2021 09:24 am
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Posted 11/14/2021   08:48 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Casey Magoo to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I follow a number of US auctions that occur weekly and monthly. This stamp comes up very often, and used copies seem to sell for just over $20US. I have been looking for an excellent used copy of the 10 Shilling, but they are usually up over $75.
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Posted 11/14/2021   08:56 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here are eBay sold results:

https://www.ebay.com/sch/23739/i.ht...H_Complete=1

Given the creases your stamp has it appears that you paid about what the market says you should have paid.
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Posted 11/14/2021   3:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bobby De La Rue to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The cancellation type is relatively common on these higher face value UK stamps.

If I remember correctly it's a registration cancel, but hopefully someone will chime in to confirm.
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Posted 11/14/2021   7:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Partime to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'm almost certain a Registration cancel. Something very similar on my Scott 142.
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Posted 11/14/2021   9:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Not a Registration cancel,
It is a rubber hand canceller, for Parcel Post applications.

Hence you generally see them on high value stamps.

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Edited by rod222 - 11/14/2021 9:25 pm
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Posted 11/14/2021   9:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bobby De La Rue to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Rod. A nice display!
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Posted 11/14/2021   11:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hy-brasil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Actually, the 5/- stamp in the OP isn't too heavily cancelled.

Remember, these read "postage & revenue", too. Something like the 1 stamp could be used to pay postage and duties at the same time. I really like those 1 greens with a neat SOTN Guernsey or Jersey CDS. But most of that amount was for paying duties and only a small part used for the postage. Valuation-wise, they still seem to get treated as fully postal usages.
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Edited by hy-brasil - 11/14/2021 11:49 pm
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Posted 11/15/2021   12:45 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Philatelic web Guernsey
Possibly correct term should be "Packet / Parcel Cancellation"

Decent returns on readable cancellations.



corrected typo
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Edited by rod222 - 11/15/2021 05:22 am
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Posted 11/15/2021   06:23 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hy-brasil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Probably going way off the OP but here it is. I was thinking more of the steel die cancels like the Jersey one here:

(currently on eBay, and not my stamp)

Registration cancels of the period (and later) are ovals struck by steel devices, for the most part if not almost exclusively.
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Posted 11/15/2021   09:08 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
Probably going way off the OP but here it is. I was thinking more of the steel die cancels like the Jersey one here:


HB
with respect, I beg to differ, this is still a rubber packet /Parcel
cancellation, maybe the Money Order Department.
Albeit, it has black Ink (a scarcity) most were violet or red ink.

I have an open mind, but remain with my opinion until proven otherwise.

If any members have an address or a link to a Jersey Philatelic Society, please offer it here



emailed the Jersey Post Philatelic Bureau
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Edited by rod222 - 11/15/2021 09:44 am
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Posted 11/28/2021   11:24 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NSK to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Jersey and Guernsey circular dated cancellations on these high value stamps, mostly, were used for duties.
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Edited by NSK - 11/28/2021 11:26 am
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