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Calculating The Cost Of Certification?

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Posted 01/14/2022   7:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jleb1979 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Might I suggest getting the submission forms from the most likely certifying agencies and working through, if only as a dry run, what it would cost you to certify through them one or two "patient(s)" which you might have in mind.

Otherwise our thread here is quite abstract, when this is really a very particular costing exercise (with lower and upper bounds set by the agencies). The forms include various shipment and insurance provisions laid out on the agencies' forms, which will add to the costs, of course, but which are a concern.

On the one hand, you might well find that it makes no financial sense to get a certificate for a somewhat low catalogue value stamp, unless you believe it to be exceptionally well-centered and you might want to part with it, to give one example.

On the other hand, you might find that the form adds up to much more than you are willing to spend and will just assume that what you have is what you (or some dealer) believe it to be. This can be a waiting stance …. Until you really do need to know for some reason. Or until your ship comes in and the cost of certification becomes more manageable.

And then there are the instances where it will cost a bit, but you just have to know — now — if it is really what you (or a dealer) think it is, 'cause you want to either put a stamp into your album with a degree of finality and confidence that it is genuine or you want to move on, take a loss on the patient, and resume your hunt.


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Posted 01/14/2022   8:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Just_fella to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
To put a stamp into my album with a degree of finality and confidence that it is genuine

looked over one or two of the application forms and read threw the disclaimers,
I'll be honest, unfortunately from what I make of it at this point,
doesn't seem like a very clear or a comforting process….

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Edited by Just_fella - 01/15/2022 07:50 am
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Posted 01/15/2022   08:13 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Casey Magoo to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Is it worth showing everyone here these stamps after 600 views on this thread? Have you tried the Coin Forum? Right below the clock.
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Edited by Casey Magoo - 01/15/2022 4:54 pm
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Posted 01/15/2022   08:23 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Just_fella to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
show what stamps?
This is a general topic
Not specific
Just trying to gain some understanding

Im not sure I understand your suggestion about the coin forum?
(I'd like to think your being helpful)
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Edited by Just_fella - 01/15/2022 08:36 am
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Posted 01/15/2022   09:25 am  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
There was a reasonable assumption that, in asking the question, you had stamps of the type you described. You should have made clear at the outset that you did not, and that this was in "if I win the lottery" territory.
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Posted 01/15/2022   09:34 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Just_fella to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Don't assume,
Gain understanding
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Posted 01/15/2022   09:53 am  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I have. I now understand it isn't worth my replying to your posts. Bonne chance.
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Posted 01/15/2022   09:55 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Just_fella to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for any previous replies,
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Posted 01/15/2022   12:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rogdcam nailed this thread perfectly about half way down the first page of replies as "snipe hunting". Now where did I put that burlap sack?
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Posted 01/15/2022   1:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Just_fella to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I thought it was understood R values,
doesn't mean "lottery ticket"

I feel I've gained a understanding,
Appreciate those that took the time to try and understand my question
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Posted 01/15/2022   5:31 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
General forum suggestion...
What helps prevent multiple paged threads is posting intentions upfront and adding as much information as possible in first post. This reduces follow-up questions, any confusion on the purpose, and encourages others to invest their time in replying.
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