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Posted 01/23/2023   2:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add gezadrummer1930 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I found these in my stepfathers collection. Can anyone tell me anything about them? Are they a set? Worth anything? Are they just foofoo?


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Posted 01/23/2023   2:43 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Made, marketed, and sold as 'collectables' typically by private companies**. They normally do not have much, if any market value. You can check 'sold' eBay listings to get a feel for their market value.

That said, I know of one collector who has made an US album full of them, and frankly it looks pretty cool. He said that this album gets far more praise and attention from non-collectors than any of his high-end US collections.
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**It is often said that anything marketed as 'collectables' are never really collectable.
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Posted 01/23/2023   2:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add classic_paper to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yeah, they're...not really anything. Over the decades, a number of companies (think Franklin Mint and the like) produced these under license from the USPS as "valuable, limited edition collectibles, so buy now before it's too late!". You get the idea. Certainly worth checking eBay for prices sold, you might get a few bucks (~$5 each) for them. But that's where things start and stop with these, I'd say.
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Posted 01/24/2023   09:39 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mml1942 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
gezadrummer1930:

Here is a typical eBay lot https://www.ebay.com/itm/266099086921

You can see other lots of similar materials with asking prices all over the place.

Attractive, conversation pieces, but no real value.

Collect what interests you.
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