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Wolfeh

Hey gents and ladies

 

I trust you are quite fed up with hearing this question.

 

I inherited a collection of stamps from my grandmother about 20 years ago. It has been stuck in a drawer since then. Every now and then I think I should start sorting it out to do something with it, but to be honest I simply have no passion for stamps, and the result is it lies in the drawer another year or two. Now coins or books are another matter, but I digress.

 

I have no idea of the value of the collection. I could try asking the few remaining living relatives when it was collected to help gauge the answer.

 

I think she just collected it for fun. It is certainly not rigorously organized. In fact organization is not a word that should be used in the same sentence; better would be chaos or oh my word I am not going to sort this out.

 

It is occupying the space of about two checkers bags. (I know you must be cringing in horror right now. Sorry.)

 

I suppose I could throw it all on the floor of a room and take a panoramic shot, but I guess that would be frowned upon too.

 

I will attach a few pictures.

 

My question then is this. What does on do with such a collection?

 

I have neither the time nor patience(read : passion) to sort through it, but I am loath to give it away as my knowledge of coins suggests to me that there may be some hidden gems. Ok, so probably not, but...

 

Honestly I would like to get rid of it, as I have doubt I will acquire the passion if 20 years hasn't brought it to me. To each his own.

 

Your advice if you would?

 

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Regards

 

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ATA STAMP CENTRE

HI,this is an "accumulation' and not really a collection.

I do not see any "gems" from your photos and my experience is that it will be a remote possibility that there will be anything of major value in such an accumulation.

There does seem to be a fair condition stockbook with some Russian federation stamps,which would be of interest to buyers,although no great value can be attached to this.

I would suggest a crazy wed R1 listing if you wish to clear this lot,there are a number of buyers that bid on such joblots and you will likely realise a few hundred rand for the sale of the lot as a whole.

The beauty of this is you may well be rewarded with a better than expected return and the buyer also has the possibilty of a good return and some reward for the research and work he will put in.

Or you may both be dissapointed :)-good luck.

Neil

 

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Wolfeh

Thank you for the response, and correction. :)

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