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Posted 10/17/2019   4:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add HClb to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi,
I would appreciate some advice if possible ?
I have inherited a collection/accumulation of material and some of it I have been told is from the Format International archives I have been made aware of the company history and because of that would like to know if there is a market for this material and if so where or who best to take it to for sale.
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Posted 10/17/2019   5:20 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Format International archives? perhaps they meant to say 'someone's garage'?
If you are aware of the company history then you know that the material is highly questionable (at best). The 'go to' place for selling questionable material is eBay; assuming that you don't mind parking it on people and can sleep at night afterwards.

I believe that folks can collect whatever they desire. So I do not think there is an issue if it got listed and described accurately (as questionable material). But unfortunately much of the time this material gets listed as 'modern rarities' or is left undescribed and 'buyer beware'.
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Posted 10/17/2019   6:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add redwoodrandy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Are these originals from the Format International archives or modern fake reproductions? Just being facetious.
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Posted 10/17/2019   9:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

For those of us, ignorant of Format International.........
http://golowesstamps.com/reference/...Printers.htm
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Posted 10/18/2019   02:45 am  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, Rod's link above is 'Shodan's' website, see here http://goscf.com/t/46376&whichpage=11#398757.
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Posted 10/18/2019   05:47 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add HClb to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
understandably a touchy subject, I have shown some of this stuff to a reputable auction house who are pleased to include it into there auction under the title of Format Int stamp proofs. I asked the question on this forum to confirm I am making the right choice.
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