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Posted 01/09/2023   10:09 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Jo-louise to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello, I'm wondering if someone can help me about how I ask for help! I have inherited quite a few stamps, a few coins, war time records and programs I believe. Who do I contact for help regarding this items, how do I present them to find out their value & how I potentially sell them. I am extremely new to this, so please forgive me. Regards Jo (UK)
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Posted 01/09/2023   10:21 am  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hello. For the programmes, you could check ebay - click on "sold items" on the left of the screen. For the stamps, take some clear photographs and upload them here - try the earliest GB ones first. We should be able to give you a quick idea of whether there's anything of value. You could also upload some photos of the other material - lots of people here collect more than just stamps.
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Posted 01/09/2023   10:25 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mml1942 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Hi Jo,

The first thing you should do is go to our section on " inherited a collection", and read through it.

This will give you some idea of what other people in your situation have asked, and how we have responded.

To continue with your situation, we will need some sort of description to work with.

Let's start with stamps, as this is a stamp collecting forum.

To start, we assume you knew the individual who owned the stamps. Were they are serious collector, who spent years collecting, or was he simply an accumulator? If you know, this can be helpful.

Are the stamps in a book (like a notebook or scrapbook), or album made for collectors? An album typically has pages with images of stamps on it.

If albums, is there 1 or 4 or 10 or more? Is there a name on the album?

Are the stamps simply loose in envelopes or shoe boxes?

Are they from the United States, or many other countrie?

The best way to start after answering the above is by taking some photographs so we know what you are talking about.

Set these items out on a clear table. Take a photograph of the group using your phone. Read the Forum instructions as to how to upload a photograph.

Take several photographs if there is a lot of material to deal with.

This will give us some idea on what to suggest next.

Once we see what you have, we can offer some suggestions.

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Posted 01/09/2023   1:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NSK to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
As GeoffHa wrote, for the stamps, post some scans (better than pictures with your phone) of the older stamps. If you do not have a scanner, make sure the pictures are focused. Also, if you post pictures, do not take pictures of large groups of stamps. It is very difficult to check the quality of the stamps from crowded pictures taken from a distance. Normally, this gives some impression of the quality of the collection.

What stamps are in the collection? Are they just British stamps, Commonwealth stamps, stamps from a few countries, or stamps from dozens of countries?

If the stamps are in an album, it would be helpful to identify the album. There are many ways in which people collect stamps. Some big collections of old stamps may hold little monetary value. Some small collections of modern stamps may hold considerable value.

If you read the many posts about inherited stamps, you will find that most inherited collections hold little money.

There also is a coins forum. You will find the link at the top left of this page. People there can help you with coins.
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Posted 01/09/2023   5:38 pm  Show Profile Check Triangle's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Triangle to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
There are many decent stamp dealers and auction houses in the UK.
Suggest you look at
There you will find plenty of dealers and stamp shows. Suggest you attend a few shows and discuss, or contact some of them by phone.
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