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Posted 08/16/2022   2:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add GazzaMK to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi gang this is my first proper post so please be gentle with me lol
Sort of inherited a huge amount of first day covers and coins.This is not my preferred hobby so I will be looking to pass all this collection on at some point
Then again I may be lured into it as the art work is beautiful and they are so interesting......
My question is about the Benham fdc
I notice that most have a 5000 print run but I do have some that have 250/500/2000 print runs
So would the 250 ones be worth more
And full sets be more desirable I presume
Its taken me ages to organise just 1 box
Really enjoying it thought
Gaz
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Posted 08/16/2022   2:06 pm  Show Profile Check orstampman's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add orstampman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hello, Gaz, and welcome!

As with many collectibles, it depends. Generally, if scarcity alone is the basis of valuation, then yes, the 250 print run example will be more highly valued than the 5000 print run. But there are other factors to consider as well, including desirability (demand) and if the topic has cross-hobby collectibility. Also, if autographed, may have additional value. So, it goes back to - it depends.
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Posted 08/16/2022   2:17 pm  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This may be of interest - sold @ 210 plus premium

https://www.warwickandwarwick.com/a...hived/295234
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Posted 08/16/2022   2:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NSK to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
For 300 Benham Silk plus 170 small Silk covers. That is less than 50p a piece.
Benham has been marketing these series as special items that would add value.
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Posted 08/16/2022   3:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GazzaMK to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Got a complete set of 20 Festival of Stamps 2010 Exhibition sheet 250 print run
Absolutely mint
Valuable?
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Posted 08/16/2022   3:35 pm  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
eBay's "Sold items" category may give you some help with realised prices for specific items.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_...H_Complete=1
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Posted 08/16/2022   6:59 pm  Show Profile Check eyeonwall's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add eyeonwall to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
"That is less than 50p a piece."

I would guess 25c-50c each if sold in a group in a US based auction.
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Posted 08/17/2022   01:34 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GazzaMK to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nothing on that link that resembles what I have....
I have some that have coins in as well
There's bank note collections in folders
Is there anyone here in Milton Keynes that can advise me?
Haven't even started on the Chinese ones yet
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Posted 08/17/2022   02:05 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NSK to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Visiting a meeting of a local stamp club may be an idea:

http://miltonkeynesphilatelicsociet...k/index.html

You might want to post some pictures of what you have. Presently, you are making this some kind of guessing game. Every time you get a reply, you provide some more information remarking that is not what you have.

What you now describe are not FDCs, but PNCs. Prices will depend on which coin is included. You can search the UK site of eBay for "Benham Coin Covers." E.g.:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/13415744...9SR_jgq6bVYA

Many of these are also signed by celebrities. Signatures can also influence the value.

Note that what is being asked must not necessarily be what you can get for these. Some of these listings are ancient and show how difficult selling them can be.
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Edited by NSK - 08/17/2022 02:09 am
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Posted 08/17/2022   02:19 am  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Or if you drive, you could take your collection to Warwick & Warwick for a valuation. They also sell coins.
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Posted 08/17/2022   02:23 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


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Posted 08/17/2022   02:41 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NSK to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Tony Buckingham "Collect Benham (Silk) Covers" is much like SG's "Collect British Stamps." Tony Buckingham was Benham. It is a list of prices he asked for his covers. It is, in no way, representative of what the covers will be worth.
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Posted 08/17/2022   02:49 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Indeed,
that goes for most stamp catalogues, where prices are merely a "suggestion"

The auctioneer's hammer is the price guide.

Take this $2,800 collection with opening price of $200
Occurring on 3rd September, here in Perth

I'll post the sale price.
(8 Binders with slipcases) 400 Matching covers !
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Edited by rod222 - 08/17/2022 02:51 am
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Posted 08/17/2022   7:52 pm  Show Profile Check eyeonwall's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add eyeonwall to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
:Nothing on that link that resembles what I have..."

Then you need to supply is with some pictures of what you do have so we don't have to just guess. A range of years would also be useful.
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Posted 08/18/2022   11:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GazzaMK to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I I will do some YouTube videos
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Posted 08/18/2022   12:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GazzaMK to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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