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A "Valuable" Revenue Stamp Collection With Absolutely No Sound Stamps

 
 
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Posted 02/11/2019   9:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add James Drummond to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Quite an accomplishment, in a way, for one to painstakingly acquire hundreds of revenue stamps, and not one of which is sound, well centered, or without a straight edge or perfin cancel.

You'd figure that, even accidentally, one or two decent stamps would get included, but it sure doesn't look like it.

Almost like an "anti-collection," maybe?

Jim

https://www.ebay.com/itm/NobleSpiri...:rk:103:pf:0

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Posted 02/11/2019   9:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Louise411 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This is very funny! They have been through a storm; I sympathize. One of the blues has an upsidedown post-mark of Oct 8, 1880. Was this a roller stamp set wrongly? And, we don't see the backs. But, at 99 cents, ok if the postage is not sky high. The postage can always surprise.
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Posted 02/11/2019   9:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add No1philatelist to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
James, had a local collector, an accountant at that; who only bought the cheap, dirty, and damaged material and only if it was priced at 10% of catalogue or less. Needless to say when it came up for sale I did not need any of the material. Stockbooks and albums were worth more than the collection. I do not know if he ever saw any return on that collection.

We all know we buy to enjoy and learn and will be lucky to get a partial or decent return when and if we sell, but nothing. Ugh! He would have been better off buying the most economical undamaged material instead.
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Posted 02/11/2019   9:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Crazy like a fox
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Posted 02/11/2019   9:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add No1philatelist to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
But, he outfoxed himself!
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Posted 02/11/2019   9:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revcollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This collection should be named The Dog Pound.
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Posted 02/12/2019   12:17 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add pennyblackie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Some sellers think that by lumping all the damaged stamps in a lot, it would be easier to sell...lol
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Posted 02/12/2019   02:26 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ClassicPhilatelist to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I think the "Valuable" in the seller description is related to the album, and not its contents. ><

"Valuable US Revenues Album"

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Posted 02/12/2019   10:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add codehappy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Not just poor condition, but pretty sparse as well, missing a lot of commons.

Hey, don't forget the postal card cut squares -- everybody collects those, right? (What a shame, there are several modern used ones; those might have been worth more than the revenues if they were whole.)
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Posted 02/13/2019   12:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Magguss to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

That's how a lot of my Revenue stamps look. I'm in my 30's with 2 kids and going back to school to get my real estate license. Money is a little tight, so I don't care what it looks like for now, as long as it fills a hole in my album.







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Posted 02/13/2019   12:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add m and m to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
years ago I met a collector who claimed to have a complete us collection in a scott national album and was invited to see it. when I got the chance to view the album it was as stated, complete (and apparently properly identified) but each stamp in the group was in worse shape that the next, with the faults running the gamut. the collector revealed to me that he wanted only the worst example of each item that he could find.
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Posted 02/13/2019   7:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add codehappy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
m and m, your story reminds me of "low-ball" coin collecting. There are coin collectors who compete to see who can put together the worst graded sets:

https://www.pcgs.com/setregistry/u-...all-sets/139

Oddly, truly dreadful Poor-grade (lowest coin grade) coins sometimes sell for more than their Fair or About Good cousins, just because somebody needs them for their low-ball sets.

Collectors, whatever they collect, are a little eccentric.
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Posted 02/13/2019   7:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add James Drummond to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
little


I beg to differ with that estimation.



Jim
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Posted 02/15/2019   6:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Magguss to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Well I've said it before. If anyone has any revenue stamps, R-RZ, or other BOB stamps (Postage Due, Official, Nespaper, Confederate, US possessions like Canal Zone Puerto Rico, or even Early issue cut squares) they want to get rid of, hit me up. I'm not specifically collecting ugly stamps, just hole fillers for now. Riped, oxydized, holes, doesn't really matter to me, I'll pay you for them if they are cheap.

edit staff: should I have put that under "want to buy"?
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Edited by Magguss - 02/15/2019 6:22 pm
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Posted 02/16/2019   05:56 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add angore to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It is interesting that the collection is on cut down Scott pages in protective sleeves. It shows some conscious collecting method.

Yes, it is not the best material but the original collector should not be judged harshly if this is what they did. When you see someone post here on a collection they obtained, it is often in very mixed condition and you expect something like this. Who knows?

Noble Spirit's description is something else.

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Edited by angore - 02/16/2019 06:02 am
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