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Posted 06/22/2021   6:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Just_fella to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I made the last post (removed) claiming I was going to make my stamp the most valuable in my collection and It now is.....sorry if you don't understand I don't talk about money.
I taught my kids one of the most important lessons (I think) I could using this stamp (sorry I knew there would be negative comments)
Did anyone look passed the damage and generalization of it being like the rest?
The stamp itself is easy to discard as nothing...I know, especially if you don't take the time to get to know it.
There are millions of stamps of all looking the exact same, But each one has its own story!
appreciate individuals for there own uniqueness and never generalize
take the time to look at it in different light and you may find something to appreciate.
(doesn't mean it's gotta be worth money!!)



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Posted 06/22/2021   6:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bookbndrbob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Stamp is badly damaged. Perforations have been trimmed and there is a foreign substance on the surface which would very likely cause further damage to this hopeless, minimum value stamp if it were attempted to be removed.

So IMO, it has no philatelic/collectible value. It might be used in a collage, but if it were mine, I would just put it in the trash.
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Posted 06/22/2021   7:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stamps101 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Your original post seemed either like a joke (which I took it as, hence my reply), or perhaps a hopeful idea much like One Red Paperclip or the stock market where you get some buzz and hype and eventually it ends up actually having value. It was an ambiguous post, and this one still is and felt a bit like bait. If the goal is to send a message, it is better to perhaps lay that out from the start rather than waiting for the obvious replies and then deleting and reposting essentially the same thing.

Yes stamps all have history and a story, each one being a unique journey. But that was not what your first post said and you have still left a lot to be interpreted with this one. On a public forum, that's exactly what will happen. And in a forum where we constantly caution new members to not start with posting a damaged common stamp hoping for retirement, this was bound to draw reaction.

Don't get me wrong, I am not attacking or even criticizing, merely pointing out that whatever replies were on the first post (I didn't see anything after mine), or on this one, cannot be without some level of predictability based on the post and photo (as you knew).

As for history and telling a story, perhaps it is why I find postal history such an intriguing facet of the hobby. The story can sometimes be right there. Rod also just made a post about Anjouan and I had barely heard of this place but found myself immersed in wiki pages finding out the very colourful history of this speck of an island (and its neighbours). All from a few stamps on a page. As for value and appreciating things, our brains are designed to overlook most stuff in our environment to avoid sensory overload. It's part of our primal survival. A seasoned stamp collector overlooking a common and damaged stamp is somewhat trained into us, especially folks who have mounds of stamps to go through. We also tend to weed out the damaged and overly faulty. I don't see that as lacking appreciation :) If it turned into a positive lesson for your kids though, that's good to hear.
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Posted 06/22/2021   7:29 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Generally speaking, this is not a good medium to play guessing games. It is very easy to 'setup' other people (not saying that this is what is happening here) and this makes many folks apprehensive. Best practice is to simply post your opinions or stories; otherwise please post puzzles, games, and contests in the "Contests, Quizzes, and Giveaways" category.
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Posted 06/22/2021   7:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Just_fella to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
-To make it perfectly clear I don't sell stamps-
Every stamp I've posted I still have and you won't see any for sale :)
I guess it was a bit bait with the title and poor photo, sorry I did need the negative comments to show them how things happen with out a clear picture and some understanding :) (like in life)
In the end it's only valuable to me but I wanted to show how you can make a stamp valuable (not turn it into money)
I know I'm a lil off ;) it's ok
(Did anyone see passed the damage to see what can be appreciated?)

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Edited by Just_fella - 06/22/2021 7:45 pm
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Posted 06/22/2021   8:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bookbndrbob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Your final statement makes this sound like a guessing game, because if there is something here to be appreciated, it certainly is not obvious, or apparent.
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Posted 06/22/2021   8:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Just_fella to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Doesn't make it worth anything....get that out of the way -damaged is damaged-
It's different because it's "double struck" (something to be appreciated :)


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Edited by Just_fella - 06/22/2021 8:19 pm
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Posted 06/22/2021   8:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add centerstage98 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Double struck? Please show or explain .. thanks.
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Posted 06/22/2021   8:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Just_fella to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Maybe not the right words....I'm trying to get terminology
But there's doubling




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Edited by Just_fella - 06/22/2021 9:03 pm
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Posted 06/22/2021   9:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stamps101 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I would have considered that more of an inking anomaly as I think bottom line on those is thicker. Under inking may lead it to look like two lines. At best, maybe a frame re-entry LL but I'm not familiar enough with this issue to know.

I believe a true double impression should show a distinct doubling through the entire design.




(Not my stamp)
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Posted 06/22/2021   9:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
Maybe not the right words....I'm trying to get terminology


Just fella,
I offer this for your consideration, you obviously are enjoying your collecting, I can offer you a few shortcuts that will increase your
enjoyment and knowledge.

Caveat: Disregard if you are financially challenged at the time,
I started during tough times, so have been there.
(You also may not have a desktop computer)

1. If your budget allows, I suggest 2 things
A cheap scanner used or new (roughly $100?) Epson the best.

2. Pick up a copy of this old nugget, Grossman (Forget what I paid, perhaps $3-$5 ?)

There you have 1000's of questions answered in just 1 book.
(38 topics just on "papers")

My enjoyment reached another level when I went there...Good luck


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Edited by rod222 - 06/22/2021 9:57 pm
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Posted 06/22/2021   9:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
PS: You may be thinking (doubling) (I think Grossman refers to a "double print")

Could be "Re entry" siderographer error
Kiss Print or,
slurred impression.
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Edited by rod222 - 06/22/2021 10:14 pm
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Posted 06/22/2021   10:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Just_fella to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks rod I'll look for that book!!
I have a MacBook and scanner just can't get them to work
(Compatibility issue, me and tech don't do well)
But I'll try again!
I got the stamp clean!! It was heavy glue? Just dissolved in water



It's gotta dry but I took a quick pic

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Edited by Just_fella - 06/22/2021 11:03 pm
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Posted 06/23/2021   01:04 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Grossman's Catalogue $3.70
https://www.abebooks.com/book-searc...sman-samuel/

$14 Amazon, I refuse to use Amazon.
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Posted 06/23/2021   02:36 am  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rod - unfortunately, Mr Bezos also owns Abebooks
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Posted 06/23/2021   02:54 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The total weight of the Cosmos, is below that of the critical mass,
to have it collapse on itself by gravity.
We are thereto all destined to, very slowly, fade into dark oblivion.
Finally excessive greed will be defeated.
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