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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mrcrow, 4 Feb 2020.

  1. mrcrow

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    this was amongst my deceased fathers papers

    [​IMG]1+2AB 2 by geof worrall, on Flickr

    dont know if they really are collectable...if not

    can i use them as stamps on my letters....

    cheers
    geof

    ps...the photo is the front and back of a sealed item....hope they arent stuck to the card!!!!!
     
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  3. I would find a reputable dealer to give you an appraisal, some stamps are worth a bomb.
     
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  4. They're rather nice - none of those I remember. And yes, you can use them all - I don't think stamps have any sell-by-date. I remember reading that people out there save a bit if bulk buy before stamps go up with the new stamps with no value printed on them.
     
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  5. mrcrow

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    thanks...as i look now they have the values on them...so i would i guess have to add something to make up the difference
    to me a stamp is a stamp so i dont attach any sentimental value or collectors desire for them
    cheers
    geof
     
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    my old mum always used to tell me 'philately will get you nowhere'.
     
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    cheers...that is all i needed to know.
    dealers sale value on stamp...£1.20 for the heraldry set...postal value £1.05...
    will ask next time now at the post office for corroboration and add any value to use for postal purposes
     
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    I have had stuff posted to me from a stamp auction (not stamps) and the envelope was festooned with stamps of many different varieties and values.
     
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    i guess the dealers never have to buy stamps!!!
    good call...thanks
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    I bought a set of stamps featuring cats from Yemen in the 60s, I recall my mum saying they will be worth a bit one day, £2 on ebay , less then I paid in real terms
     
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    Just received this in the post today, the definitives (4 & 2p )must be from the 80's
    IMG_20200215_112430.jpg
     
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    2009
     
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    They are the Comet ones (1st class) didn't realise they were that old. The other plain stamps were the ones I thought to be from the 80's, but reading up, that effigy was 1st used in the 60's, and is still in use on stamps today. Well I never knew that.
     
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    I thought the Queen looked a bit young on the other stamps for them to be 2009. :LOL:
     
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    its the classic machin head series...used a lot... and collectable

    The Machin series of postage stamps is the main definitive stamp series in the United Kingdom, used since 5 June 1967. It is the second series to figure the image of Elizabeth II, replacing the Wilding series.


    courtesy wikipedia
     
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