Advice on selling Stamps

  MrNerdy 16:32 29 May 2007

Mostly 1st day covers from 1970-1988 about 60 in total.
Plus an assortment of other various stamps.
Penny Blacks & others.

Now what do i do with them?
Any advice?

  leo49 16:41 29 May 2007

The first day covers are for all intents and purposes worthless - just take look on Ebay. You might get someone to part with a tenner but don't hold your breath.

  GANDALF <|:-)> 16:46 29 May 2007

Ebay .................although first day covers tend to go for around £2-£5 each and Penny Blacks from £15-£40 ish. Stamp prices have plummeted in the last few years.


  MrNerdy 17:03 29 May 2007

Been having a look around the net since posting & may take them to Stanly Gibbons in London on the way home from work to see what they are worth.

  sunny staines 17:38 29 May 2007

goto a large stamp fair and go round the dealers and see who offrs thebest price i recently got £500 for four old albums i had from schooldays. still have a further two albums left may flog these one day but they are full of nice colourful sets from kgv1 era

  Brumas 22:00 29 May 2007

Set a reserve price and put them into a reputable stamp auction.

  Brumas 23:29 01 Jun 2007

What did you finally decide to do?

  wee eddie 08:46 02 Jun 2007

While effectively being worthless bits of paper their value is based on printers errors and rarity.

When my Father sold his Collection of Chinese Stamps. 7/8th of the collection went for pennies but a block of, I think, 11 stamps which had a printers error, bought us a good sized swimming pool, a Tennis Court and a top of the range Humber car.

That is part of the problem. Unless you really know what to look for, you are likely to have no idea of the value of any particular stamp. The Stamp Collectors who spend real money are looking for esoteric differences that few of us would know about, let alone notice.

Oh the reason that particular block of Stamps was valuable. There was a printers error that even after it was pointed out to me I couldn't see.

A specialist Auction Room is the place for special stamps. I don't think that Stanley Gibbons are the only player in the market. I am sure that a visit to them would be useful.

  sunny staines 09:37 02 Jun 2007

goto your library and take out a STANLEY GIBBONS catalouge and check the values.

  MrNerdy 12:00 02 Jun 2007

Going to buy the stanley gibbons book from WHSmith and see what they may be worth.
May take them up to London to be looked at, the whole collection span's 40 years so may be worth something.

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