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Swedish Gustav V 20o Violet

 
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Posted 01/24/2023   08:14 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Stampy22 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi all

I have inherited a collection of stamps that dates back through my grandmother and great grandfather who both worked in post offices, with stamps dating back to +/- 1865. I have six albums of stamps from many countries that I have just begun cataloguing and it's going to be a long process for me

One of the stamps appears to be a Swedish Gustav V 20o Violet with '21' visible in the cancellation. From my brief reading it seems that the watermark (or lack thereof) determines whether or not the stamp has value. Am I correct in this assessment?

thanks in advance

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Posted 01/24/2023   08:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Not an expert on Scandinavian stamps, but you might try www.stampworld.com to find the retail price of these


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Posted 01/24/2023   08:58 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Stampy22 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Peter

Will go have a look there now
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Posted 01/24/2023   09:51 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add classic_paper to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This is likely (99.99999+%) Sc 170, worth pretty much nothing. However, as you pointed out, it could also be 189A (the watermarked issue) worth considerably more. Only one way to be sure.
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Posted 01/24/2023   5:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Stampy22 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks, I'll research how to test for watermarks and have a few practise attempts on other stamps before testing this one
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Posted 01/24/2023   5:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add RK1468 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Some great info from StampSmarter.org on detecting watermarks https://stampsmarter.org/learning/H...termark.html. Enjoy your journey!
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