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Posted 12/06/2022   9:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Shelbiedion to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I inherited a stamp collection from my daddy. Unfortunately, I know nothing about collecting stamps. I have been able to locate some information online about some of them, and I believe some may be worth money, but I really need some help.
These are just a few of them....


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Posted 12/06/2022   9:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Rob Roy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome.
If you're interested just to sell them - from what you've shown I don't see much worth.
If you want to know more about the stamps, you can try this site:
https://www.stampworld.com/
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Posted 12/06/2022   10:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Shelbiedion to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
ok. Thank you
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Posted 12/07/2022   02:55 am  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The stamps you've shown are, unfortunately, worthless because of the condition.
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Posted 12/07/2022   03:27 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mazdoc to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
First of all, my condolences, to you and your family. I'm sure that it's not easy to part away with something that was dear to your dad.
The first thing you need to do, is take your time taking good photos of the albums. Most of us cannot help you if we can't see what we're appraising.
You can get the stamps appraised by most stamps shops, or by the American Philatelic Society (you can check their site about that.)
Keep in mind that the stamps can be appraised at different values depending on whether the aim is to sell or the get an insurance policy.
Depending on how serious your dad was about collecting, you may find a list with catalogue numbers and their values (or purchase price) at the beginning of each album.
Keep in mind that many people overvalue their collection and that you may not get the expected amount from your collection. This happens specifically if there are many common stamps and no rare sets or stamps.

I'm sure that many forum users, myself included, would be more than happy to give you a general idea if the collection is worth something, or it is more a sentimental souvenir.
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Posted 12/07/2022   03:30 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NSK to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The two Dutch stamps are from the 1920s and were issued until 1940, and from 1946 and in use until the mid 1970s. Search the world modern stamps forum for 'nederland if you want more information on them.

These two Dutch stamps are not worth much in good condition. As GeoffHa has posted, (all) your posted stamps are damaged. That makes them almost worthless in monetary terms.
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Posted 12/07/2022   05:17 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add StatesmanStamper to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome!

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Posted 12/07/2022   09:20 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hoosierboy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Shelbiedion,

The true value in your dad's stamp collection lies in the fact they were your father's collection more than their commercial value today. Think about keeping them so you and future generations of your family have this keepsake.

Collecting for the enjoyment of collecting, whatever that might be, is the name of the game. Don't hesitate to ask questions especially if you need basic information and especially more advanced sources of information for any possible topic. You should be able to find folks on this board a little further along on their collecting journey glad to share experiences.

My personal bias is a used stamp loses the story of its journey in the postal service when it is removed from the cover it transported to its destination. Collecting postal history adds a whole new aspect to your journey in our hobby.

Wishing you many enjoyable future days in our hobby. Russ
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