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Posted 01/25/2023   12:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add gezadrummer1930 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have finished identifying the 7600 U.S. individual stamps. I seperated the used from the unused and now am moving on to the mutlitude of stamps where there are more than 1, like 2, 3, 4... all still together. For the sake of this discussion there are no selage attached for plate numbers.

My questions are this.

1) is a 2 stamp "set" of equal desireability as 2 individuals. How about 4, 5, 6, 8 or more?

2) If some "sets" are desireable is it only in even numbers (assuming not coil). If coil does size matter as they say?

Just trying to decide if I should tear up multiples or leave the "sets" intact

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Posted 01/25/2023   1:26 pm  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A "set" is a number of different stamps connected by theme. I think what you mean are pairs, blocks, strips etc of the same stamp. If you're selling, a block of four may be of interest, pairs much less so, unless earlier, scarcer stamps.
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Posted 01/25/2023   4:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gezadrummer1930 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
yes, terminology is not yet my strong point LOL
pairs , blocks, strips etc of the same stamp.

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Posted 01/25/2023   5:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add JLLebbert to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
If the stamps are coils, I would keep them at least in pairs. If a strip has a plate number on one of the stamps, by all means keep the strip intact. These are usually collected in strips of 5 with the plate number on the middle stamp. An exception occurs on modern coils where multiple designs are involved.
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Posted 01/25/2023   8:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Stephen J Bukowy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Keep in mind that once separated, they can not be rejoined. Since these are extras, what is your purpose in separating them? This will probably help you decide whether or not to keep together or to separate.
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