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Thread: POSTAGE STAMPS....LOTS OF EM

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    Super Member FancyFoot's Avatar
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    I received a squishy package from Ebay today. I couldn’t believe all the stamps on the Flat Rate envelope
    70 2 cent Mark Hopkins
    4 4 cent Christmas 1962
    20 1 ˝ cent Martha Washington
    4 4 cent Abraham Lincoln
    4 4 cent Champion of Liberty Mahatma Gandhi
    4 4 cent Walter F George
    4 4 cent 1959 NATO
    4 4 cent John Foster Dulles
    8 4 cent 1960 Boys Club Of America Movement
    4 4 cent Winslow Homer
    4 4 cent Mesa Verde
    4 4 cent Long May It Wave American Flags
    8 4 cent Dag Hammarskjold
    4 4 cent Water Conservation
    4 4 cent Fifth World Forestry Congress
    6 ??????? 1975 Christmas US Postage
    4 4 cent 1958 Atlantic Cable Centenary
    1 1 cent Roosevelt/ Hyde Park
    WOW……That’s 161 stamps 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)
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    WOW ! But I can't help but think whoever did that didn't realize that maybe the stamps were worth more to a collector ? It would be interesting to see if they still have any value ?

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    That was my first thought too!
    WHO in the right mind would use those? Not me!
    I'm thinking it's someone who cleaned out mom/dads/gramma/grampa's attic/house/garage and found them......

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    Wow!! That is incredible. I don't think they knew what they had. Probably just using up mom and dads old stamps. Yikes!!!

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    WOW! OMG! I agree that somebody died and this is part of their collection. Look at the dates of some of those. Oh gosh. My dad collected stamps.

    I do hope you're not tossing them! Even cancelled, collectors still want them. Please find someone who wants them.

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    I think it is a sign you need to start stamp collecting.

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    Wow -- that's a bunch of stamps!! I've never seen a 1 1/2 cent stamp before....how would you make change if you only needed to buy one? :lol: :lol:

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    I grew up in the next town north of Hyde Park, and I remember those Lincoln stamps, too. I can't believe they crammed that many on an envelope!

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    What a sad, sad, shame that this person didn't atleast try and sell these...and the irony it was from someone on Ebay!!!! :roll:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonpi
    I grew up in the next town north of Hyde Park, and I remember those Lincoln stamps, too. I can't believe they crammed that many on an envelope!
    Here's the Roosevelt Hyde Park stamp
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    I agree! SAVE THEM!!!!!!!!

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    oh my. do you collect stamps? i'm thinking why would they sent it like that?

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    OMG they sent you someones stamp collection!

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    whatever you bought wasn't worth whatever those stamps were worth before they were cancelled.

    and they're using the rest as we speak!

    i haven't seen a 1 cent stamp since ww 2

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    It makes me want to buy more fabric from her just to see if I get more stamps :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
    Too bad she doesn't have anything for sale right now :( :( :( :(

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    whatever was in that squishy, I think you got a real bargain, and she put her stamp on it :lol:
    (you only hear about this stuff on tv, in some no man's land...woo hoo, fancyfoot! cha-ching 8)

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    you know, I just had a thought...
    like somebody else said: Who would DO that?
    maybe somebody's getting a divorce, and their hubby only wanted the stamp collection???? :shock:

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltncrazy
    you know, I just had a thought...
    like somebody else said: Who would DO that?
    maybe somebody's getting a divorce, and their hubby only wanted the stamp collection???? :shock:
    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :evil: :evil: :evil: :shock:

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    Wow, that was a whole lot of licking!
    Kinda neat, I would keep the envelope just a as a novelty item. Just cause the stamps are old doesn't mean they are valuable.
    I once got a package from eBay wrapped in muslin with stamps on it, it was from India.

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    I sent this link to a friend - stamp collector. She looked up the price - to buy unused and in mint condition the sheet of 70 stamps was $25. So the seller used $1.40 in face value for postage when she could have sold the sheet for 10 times face value. Friend didn't tell me the value once they're cancelled.

    And all those blocks of 4 - :shock: You should be able to sell that envelope as is with all the cancelled stamps on it to a collector.


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    Yup, probably found grandma's stamps. Like I did. No value really, I checked and even checked if they would sell on ebay....when you figure in the cost of listing etc you don't even make what the face value of the stamps.

    But the PO will still accept them on envelopes and packaging.

    Now if there are any valuable ones on there I'd like to know, LOL,,,,I have a box full of them too, in sheets.

    warm quilt hugs, sue

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    I thought this was extremely strange, but I showed it to my husband & he said it used to be quite common.
    Collectors would buy a collection to get a particular stamp, then just use the other stamps for mailing.
    He also said the Lincoln profile stamp was from a series starting in 1938 that had profiles of all the Presidents in order & number sequence. Washington was 1 cent, being the first president; Lincoln was 4 cent being the 4th president. he said the series went through the 1950's and that is how he learned the order of US presidents!

    I sent the photos to a friend of mine who is a stamp collector, and below are her comments:

    I looked up just a couple in my Mystic Stamp Catalog. The Martha Washington 1 1/2 cent one sells for .30 cents-Mint condition, 15 cents-Used condition. (This one is from the 1938 Presidental Series.) Then, the Abraham Lincoln one is from 1954-61 series, Mint condition .40 cents, Used condition .15 cents.

    So there is some info for those who are curious!
    Debs & Cowboy

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    Thanks for the info from a stamp collector, but I've found that those are the prices that you can 'buy' the stamps from a collector, not what they will pay someone to acquire the stamps. So 'they sell for' doesn't necessarily mean that is the price that we can get for them?

    Kinda like a used bookstore or other kind of collectible place. They pay low prices and turn around and sell higher..because of overhead etc.

    Maybe verify that?

    warm quilt hugs sue

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