Stamp appraisal.

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  • Savings stamps, Scott S1. Mint never hinged cat. value 50 cents. Without gum value would be less.
  • Hey Jerold. obviously brand new here....thanks for your comment. most of that is over my head. so you are saying they are only worth 50 cents?
  • No, he did not say that. He gave you the catalog value for those stamps that are in better condition than what is in the book you have. Condition is everything.

    If the stamps are stuck down in the book, as possibly evidenced by the stamp that was torn to bit trying to "peel" it off the sheet, then the stamps will have to be soaked off the page, and the value will drop considerably. If the stamps are hinged, the value will drop considerably. If the stamps are damaged, well, they are common stamps, and such stamps in damaged condition as worth next to nothing. Condition is everything. Possible market value is 5 to 10 cents each.
  • Michael Generali. thank you for your information. I'm sure it is annoying to have complete novice people that have absolutely no clue asking elementary level questions. I assumed much of what you are saying and, like most things....condition is everything. Just wanted to look into it a little before i chucked them into the trash.
  • Ted Tyszka, thanks for the links...super helpful.
  • Your question was not annoying. It would have been if you asked if what you had was worth $1 million. We get that alot.
    I was pointing out the factors that you might be facing with those stamps. Personally, I would keep them in the book. Together they add interest to what they are. Also, the book looks to be in decent condition, and that will add a little to the collector interest and value.
  • Hey Michael....thanks again for your info. i have never collected stamps so know Zero about that industry. Just didn't know if they were worth selling. for 2 or 3 dollars not sure it is worth the effort to find someone that would buy them. anyway. thanks and have a great day.
  • I would say that with the book and the stamps still intact in it, you could find someone who will pay a few dollars for it.
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    Hello to all and any who may spare some of their valuable time to help a brother in need.
    What I would like to know is why these Franklins are so off color? I'm a 5 year novice and it still boggles my old mind all the various intricacies of the philtists world. I totally respect the peoples who have devoted a long invested part of their life in this business. I've only posted the one pic, I have two pretty similar.
    Now I have lets say a few cherries, or more that I am going to sell hopefully the whole lot, i'm also looking for someone or several buyers. Any help I receive will be considered as kind gesture of assistance, any buyers who have helped me will reap some rewards to profit from as well. So if this franklin is of any value that would nice to know,.too.
    I just do not have the time to invest any more than what I have in the past 5 years.
    Does anyone know who John F. Fitzgerald was?
    Thanks
  • Hello ,
    Im going to post a bunch of stamps in my store, please ignore or correct my errors. Or put your two cents in and
    make a fair offer and I will be more than happy to Stampzilla you a good deal discount for serious buyers.
    Thanks
    Henry
  • John F. Fitzgerald was the maternal grandfather of John F. Kennedy......
  • Hello Jeff,
    I like it, You are 100% right and if you are that makes perfect sense. The guy I'm thinking about was the first convicted counterfeiter caught and branded as such in the USA.
    The guy also was paid by the Gov to never counterfeit again. Anyhow, I worked for a company back in the 80's that was owned by a Gentleman/ War Veteran Master Engraver who learned the trade old school from that Fitzgerald guy.
    Frank then taught me to engrave hand tool, emboss etch etc. and operate a Panograph machine. I worked in that trade for 4 years , A dying art form at the time and now pretty much gone.
    Anyhow, I'm sure the kennedy's had one or two fraudsters in their family tree maybe the same guy.
    Thanks
    for the info.

  • For someone who claims to be a novice, I'd sure like to know why you think all of your stamps are worth a fortune?
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