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Posted 01/28/2020   12:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Shotokan_lady to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Fist off, I know nothing at all about stamps and collecting etc. I can across these stamps among a large amount of FDC's I inherited.

My questions: Are these Redline stamps or am I misinformed about the definition? Is there value here? Does the fact that they are still attached increase their value? What would you (as the experts here) put the condition as?

And lastly, what is the best place or places for selling these online?

Thanks for any and all help.


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Posted 01/28/2020   1:01 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome.
You can learn more about 'red line' stamps here
http://stampsmarter.com/learning/ID_RareLines.html

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Posted 01/28/2020   1:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jleb1979 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome to the forum.

Insofar as value, much depends on condition. These are common stamps.

Yours look as though they are clean and in good condition, although the individual stamps are not well centered. If the gum on the backs is in original unblemished condition you might sell them for a few dollars on eBay. But collectors will prefer to see a scan of the back, too, so they know.

see
ebay past sales of 689 blocks

Disregard the sales of plate number blocks, and look for sales of blocks without numbers, like the block of 8 back on Dec. 14

Hope this helps, though it is probably an eye-opener as to the state of the market for these.

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Thanks for the information, it is very helpful. Yes it's an eye opener but only in the fact that I know nothing at all about stamps and the collecting thereof.

Thanks again for the help.
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Posted 01/28/2020   3:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add cjpalermo1964 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
You apparently know the term FDC, and from this thread, have acquired knowledge of the "rare red line" scam. Good for you! You now know that if you sell these stamps, they cannot be honestly offered as "rare" or as high-value items.

The page that Don linked for you concludes with this:

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So when you see an eBay listing for a 'rare red line' or 'rare green line' you can be assured that the seller has little or no knowledge about stamp collecting.

That's generous, because there is no way to know if this is true for any particular listing. It is so easy to obtain information about the fact that "red line" or "green line" stamps are not rare that at least some sellers on the Bay cannot lack knowledge; instead, they know exactly what they are doing--seeking a gullible buyer of an item that they have knowlingly falsely described as rare.
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