Ladies & gentlemen, I am exploring your guide on inherited
stamps but thought I should drop this here too.
Many years ago(1960s?) I was endowed with the my fathers stamp collection. It has traveled with me through all these years. Now, there is no one in my family with an interest. So I have come to you in the hopes of finding it a home. I would hate to see it lost in a yard sale which will certainly be its fate
The collection started in September 1923. Beyond that I know little or nothing. As I write this I do not know if your system will allow pictures so a little description:
The International Junior Postage Album, 1924 Edition, Scott Stamp & Coin Company
Dad early on made a cover for the book from a grocery bag for protection. The book itself is not 100% but it is in very good shape. It has hundreds of mounted stamps from all over the world.
The earliest U.S. is an 1861 3¢ Brown Washington. There are 29 more pre1900.
There is a collection of separate slotted pages marked "duplicates". Hopefully a photo attached.
A full sheet of Kennedy 5¢ with the original Life article 5/8/64, the story of the stamps design. The sheet is signed on the waste edge by my father and notarized 1/21/1968.(Why?) The sheet #27808.
Clean and crisp pre-Paid Postcards buff:
2- 1951 2¢ Red, Benjamin Franklin
2- 1962 4¢
1- 1965 4¢ Bureau of the Census
35-1914-1950? 1¢ Jefferson
Does anyone want it? Does it have value? I know absolutely nothing and would accept any guidance that is out there. If indeed it has no value than I will donate it or gift it to a young collector or club. I have thrown up my hands and hope for some direction to a good home.
Thank you all, Bill
PS one each:
1870-71- 2¢ red/brown Jackson, 10¢ brown Jefferson
1873- 1¢ ultramarine Franklin, 3¢ green Washington
1894-Blue 1¢ Franklin, Red 2¢ Washington, Purple 3¢ Jackson, Brown 4¢ Lincoln, Grey 8¢ Sherman(unmarked)
They get more numerous from here on…