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I Was Told Those Stamps Were Rare And Valuable. Is It Still True?

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Posted 01/26/2022   10:27 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Just for fun to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
from collection of my grate grand father:

The original post had a wrong image. please see photos in my replies.
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Posted 01/26/2022   10:34 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add classic_paper to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
About $1 each, give or take. Whoever told you otherwise was romanticizing things a bit (or a lot).
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Edited by classic_paper - 01/26/2022 10:43 am
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Posted 01/26/2022   10:50 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Just for fun to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I am so sorry! I saved a new photo with the old name then uploaded it. It ended up showing the old image instead. Here is the correct one:
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Posted 01/26/2022   10:52 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Carl20 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The catalog value and online sales show them a lot higher than $1 each.
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Posted 01/26/2022   11:22 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add classic_paper to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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The catalog value and online sales show them a lot higher than $1 each.

Catalog value means nothing.

The surcharges from the first (now removed) picture are valuable as blocks, but as singles not exceptionally rare (though the number of overprint varieties for some issues can measure well into the dozens, and some can be very tough to find).

This series, the Northwest Scientific Expedition from 1932, is worth a bit, $20-$100 per stamp depending on condition.
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Edited by classic_paper - 01/26/2022 11:22 am
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Posted 01/26/2022   11:24 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The stamps that the OP is showing seem to be toned badly?


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Posted 01/26/2022   11:25 am  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Unfortunately, they're badly toned and foxed, which will deter most potential buyers.
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Posted 01/26/2022   11:56 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Just for fun to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I have just removed the toned wrappings to show the true color of them:

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Posted 01/26/2022   12:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add floortrader to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
In that condition they are close to worthless . That is not TONE it is mold/fungus ,don't want them near better stamps in a collection . To me TONE would be a gray tint showing poor storage . Let me know if I got this wrong .
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Posted 01/26/2022   12:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Just for fun to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks floortrader, but have you seen my new reply with the true stamp photo?
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Posted 01/26/2022   12:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Carl20 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Well look here now. Are they still worth $1 each?
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Posted 01/26/2022   12:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Gibby01 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Everyone's interpretation of the word 'valuable' is different depending on their stamp budget. For me I'm thrilled when I run into a $20-100 item, for others it's a rounding error on their last auction purchase. stampworld shows these listed for 28 bucks each in unused condition.
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Posted 01/26/2022   1:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Just for Fun - If you have a lot of stamps wrapped in that stuff you should remove it all ASAP. How is the gum?
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Posted 01/26/2022   1:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Just for fun to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Found it on Stampworld. Surprisingly, it was listed under China/Empire but was issued way after the Empire had gone.
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Posted 01/26/2022   1:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Just for fun to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
@rogdcam: The gum looks not too good.

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Posted 01/26/2022   2:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add classic_paper to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Well look here now. Are they still worth $1 each?

Carl, you came onto this thread literally a few minutes too late and you haven't caught up, so I'll repeat what I wrote before: the original stamps posted by the OP (two examples of the 1940 surcharge issue), not these stamps, were about a dollar each. You're either still mixing things up, or you're purposefully conflating the original picture of the surcharged stamps with the later pictures of the Expedition issue in order to pick a fight. Let me know which it is.
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