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Posted 11/21/2021   4:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add spain_1850 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
A thread for us who love finding unexpected items in unexpected places.

Unexpected places, as in cheap lot's of kiloware, bankers boxes, remainder lots, garage sale purchases, inexpensive album collections etc..

I realize stamp collecting isn't always about the money and how much an item is worth, believe me, but it sure does feel good to be able to pull nice, or interesting items out of cheap lots or purchases.

Here are a few of the better items I have pulled from an inexpensive banker box full of common stuff, that I recently received.

Full set of GB Seahorse issues from 1934 (Scott 222-224). Yes, these are the re-engraved ones, but they are still in unmounted condition.


And this is the little paper, coin envelope they were tucked into, mixed amongst glassines full of common WW stamps. I believe these stamps have been in this envelope since they were bought new.

I LOVE the inscription someone wrote on it:

"These could be cashed in at GPO (General Post Office?) London at value for say 20-30 yrs"


Then, this Confederate States cover showed up in a small pile of random US FDC's and postal cards.


Most recently, from the same box lot, I found this Belgium, Scott #461, MNH in one of the glassines. It is one of the 3 key values in this set.


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Posted 11/24/2021   10:37 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add floortrader to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice find on the British stamps .
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Posted 11/25/2021   11:21 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Gibby01 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Posted these before, found in garage sale lot






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Posted 11/25/2021   12:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add danko to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ages ago bought a kiloware box on eBay. It was full of used common stamps but at the very bottom of the box I found this.


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Posted 11/25/2021   5:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bobby De La Rue to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I haven't bought a general lot for many a long year, but I did keep this cover front, only because I liked it.

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Posted 11/25/2021   5:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add billsey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
My best find, I suppose, in a kiloware lot was a three margin penny black. Second best was about a dozen 1850s issues from various European countries, obviously stripped along with the more common material by someone not looking at what they were doing. :)
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