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Posted 03/26/2023   11:42 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cjd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I hope I don't regret this.

and if it matters which one was not gummed it was the 24 which I highly doubt it matters which, and if im wrong I will be ever so humbled, but would like to be mentored in why that would be the case. [emphasis added]

For your question of how the total market value of the set is affected, it is 100% critical to know which particular stamp is affected. The stamps are not all priced the same in the catalogue. If a stamp with a higher catalogue value is the "damaged" stamp, that affects the total market value of what you have.

You might have to look a long time to find just the one stamp that you need, but if and when you find it, you'd certainly be happy that it has a lower catalogue value than some of the others, as it should be cheaper to replace it. On the down side, that one single stamp is probably less likely to already have an existing cert.

Think of it this way. If you open your wallet and see three $1 bills, a $5, two $10s and a $20, and I reach in and take just one bill, how much do you have left in your wallet? You'd have to know which bill I took. Not exactly analogous but pretty darn close.

Note that you can see in the Michel excerpt that they price the four Reichsmark values as a four-stamp set, not as a part of a 23-stamp set. That means that, assuming your expertizer marks are genuine, you have a good set of the high values and a set of the low values with one MNG stamp.

As long as I'm taking a minute to reply, two quick suggestions.

One, don't use CAPS to distinguish your replies. Switch to "full reply" and use italics to set off your responses, or use the quote button to highlight the material to which you are responding. You can use the quote button more than once in the same reply.

Two, keep in mind that this is an international forum and many users rely on translations to correspond. Or, if corresponding in English, it may not be a first language. What you're reading might not necessarily be intended as an insult. Sometimes, it is. (I'm saying this generally speaking, not as a specific comment on this thread.)
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Posted 03/27/2023   2:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gezadrummer1930 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Cjd,
Thank you for your response, it was awesome! I loved your analogy to the money in my wallet. Luckily I only have ones so I know (LOL). Gotcha on the two tips. I am not good at this site as many, frankly it is sorta tough to use unless you already know how to use it :-(. Anyhow, I usually avoid CAPS, and made a point to say I wasn't yelling but should have shut the caps lock off as I exited where I was using it as a differentiator.

Someone posted this on page 1 of this thread:

Since this thread might pop up fairly high in the G@@gle search results for these stamps, I'll mention that the 1RM and 2RM examples in both Type I and Type II overprints are found line perf 12.5 (A) or comb perf 14 (B), with a huge premium for the 1RM 18.5mm overprint line perf 12.5 (Mi 693 I A).

Also, someone provided the picture of the Mi catalog but I can neither speak or read German or Hungarian and so the picture of the catalog is, as they say, all Greek to me. But Iam trying to translate it and so far think I am doing well.

From those 2 helpful posts et al, I think this is what I do understand:
A) All the stamps are Perf 12.5 and
B) since they do not have "bullseye corners" I am pretty sure they are Line Perf'd.
C) the Osterriech overprint on all measures as Type 1 at just over 18mm (Type II is 16.24mm)

So I think I have a 693A-696A Type I. Hopefully my logic and research has been accurate and maybe someone could comment if it is. If more info needed just let me know what I can do.

Armed with that information if anyone can tell me what these might be worth I would appreciate it. I do not have access to a catalogue in english or with US Dollar amounts.

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Edited by gezadrummer1930 - 03/27/2023 3:04 pm
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