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Posted 02/17/2017   12:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add James45 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Message
where can I get prices for franco bollo stamps.
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Posted 02/17/2017   1:03 pm  Show Profile Check smauggie's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add smauggie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Stanley Gibbons Catalogs
Scott Catalogs
Michel Catalogs
Sassonne Catalogs
Search eBay historical prices
Search historical prices at stampauctionnetwork.com
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Posted 02/17/2017   1:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add James45 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
is it only dealers who give prices for stamps? I will not sell to dealers.
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Posted 02/17/2017   1:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add svensson to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The publishers of catalog prices are not dealers, they are publishers providing "Best" knowledge of what you (James) might expect to pay a dealer for a given stamp in solid used, or unused condition. You, will not get those prices 99% of the time when you (James) sell your stamps as an individual. Buyers do not ordinarily publish price lists...you will get whatever someone offers you on any given day...supply and demand. I hope that correctly summarizes how the market works. Anyone else?
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Posted 02/17/2017   2:14 pm  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Well, some catalogue publishers, such as Gibbons and Yvert, certainly are dealers. A rough guide to real world value for most stamps is 10% of Gibbons's price - obviously more for scarcer items, much more for rare items, At the bottom end of the market, Gibbons will price a stamp at a minimum level, but they are, in effect, worth next to nothing.
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Posted 02/17/2017   3:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cjd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
For less-common items, an auction is probably the best way to find out what an item is worth.

You can try to set a fixed price for something, and if it sells in the first minute, to the first looker, you probably didn't ask enough, and if you still have it six months from now, you probably asked too much.

It sounds like we might need just slightly more information about your plans in order to give the best answer...
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So you will not sell to dealers -that is interesting . Roman States stamps sell for a lot less that 10% of catalog ,as they say condition of the stamp is everything and the area of Roman States has many different forgeries and reprints.
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