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Posted 09/27/2021   9:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Marine Electric to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Are these worth anything? I have the Heritage Collection of American Revenue Stamps binder and maybe about 1/5 of it has been filled.

Here's a few of the more interesting ones, because who doesn't like firearms, wine and butter:




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Posted 09/27/2021   9:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revstampman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
In a word, yes. The Firearms and Wine are listed in Scott's. I would to see what else you have.
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Posted 09/27/2021   10:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Marine Electric to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the response revstampman. I sure did find someone!

6 stamps in Documentary 1953
6 stamps in Stock Transfer
50 in the 1941 Wine
7 stamps in the Butter
3 stamps in 1953 Cigar
6 stamps in 1954 Cigar
and maybe 25 or so of the long tobacco stamps.

I mean, how much are we talking here? I could photograph all of them if it's gonna be worth my while - they're all perfect and unused/not cancelled.

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Edited by Marine Electric - 09/27/2021 10:55 pm
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Posted 09/28/2021   12:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add pbmorris to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Eric Jackson also has a website where you can get an idea of what other sites are selling these for.
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Posted 09/28/2021   12:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add revstampman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The Firearms tax is about $50. The Process Butter would go for around $75.
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Posted 09/28/2021   8:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Marine Electric to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Cool, thanks for the heads-up. I'm just starting to peruse the Eric Jackson site and so far, I have a few Silver Tax stamps that are listed for $300 and $400 dollar range.

But from my experience with stamps, I'm sure something is gonna be different that makes mine worth a lot less.
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Edited by Marine Electric - 09/28/2021 8:42 pm
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Posted 09/28/2021   9:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add pbmorris to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome to stamp collecting.
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Posted 09/28/2021   9:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Marine Electric to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
So, for example - Eric Jackson has this wine stamp for $6500 bucks:

https://www.ericjackson.com/rDetail...6863&this=it

Here's mine. Same series, mine is mint, no creases. They look the same to me? I know someone is gonna say it's not the same - how come it's not worth $6500 bucks?

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Posted 09/28/2021   10:01 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Casey Magoo to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I think what sets the valuable one apart is the text on the second line is smaller than the top line. Yours looks like the same font both lines. My 2016 Scotts catalogue doesn't even list a RE196d. Maybe a newer discovery?
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Posted 09/28/2021   10:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The "One Dollar Sixty" is in a larger/longer font on Eric's.
Different catalog numbers.
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Posted 09/28/2021   10:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add pbmorris to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I think it's the font difference between ONE DOLLAR SIXTY and the next line AND FOUR-FIFTHS CENTS. I also notice another version with DOLLLAR (3 L's) instead of DOLLAR (2 L'S).

I have lots of revenues, mostly cancelled, and always have the version that is NOT rare, which I guess is the whole point of rarity.
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Posted 09/28/2021   10:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add pbmorris to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I guess I can't type as fast as Casey and John.
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Posted 09/28/2021   10:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Marine Electric to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yep, yep, I see it, so obvious now. Thanks gentlemen for your responses and for pointing it out - this is a very frustrating game.

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Edited by Marine Electric - 09/28/2021 10:18 pm
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Posted 09/28/2021   10:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Casey Magoo to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It's more fun with a stack of catalogues on your desk.
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Posted 10/04/2021   1:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Marine Electric to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I was offered $275 from a local dealer that I like - here's a brief summary of what's there:

6 stamps in Documentary 1953
6 stamps in Stock Transfer
50 in the 1941 Wine
7 stamps in the Butter
3 stamps in 1953 Cigar
6 stamps in 1954 Cigar
and maybe 25 or so of the long tobacco stamps.

Take it or shop it more?

PS - I realize it's hard to say without seeing the actual collection but given your experience and the laws-of-average that these are run-of-the-mill stamps and that I probably don't have anything of stupidly high value here, is this a decent offer?
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You should post scans of the cigar and tobacco stamps. Some of these older ones can get pretty pricey.
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