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I'm a baseball card guy who inherited thousands of stamps/a collection. Now what?

EchoCanyonEchoCanyon Posts: 2,267 ✭✭✭
edited February 5, 2024 12:34PM in Stamps Forum

Does anyone on this forum live in Westchetser, NY (just outside NYC)? Would love to get a general idea if there's any value here/how to sell it.

All common-sense thoughts are appreciated.

I've taken a few pics, but there are so many.


  • EchoCanyonEchoCanyon Posts: 2,267 ✭✭✭

    More pics.

  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,850 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The first day covers probably have very little value, especially since many of them are common cachets and are addressed. So far as the Israel and UN material go I would advise going to your library to see if they have copies of the Scott catalog that covers those stamps. Current Scott catalogs are very expensive so i am not sure just what libraries are doing in regard to them these days. If your library has them they will probably be in the reference section.

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  • pab1969pab1969 Posts: 1,055 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Not much value. I would separate all the stuff into three auction lots on eBay. I would list all the Israel stamps in one lot, all the first day covers in another lot and the U.N. stamps in another lot. Start the auctions at .99 each and see where it ends at. Good luck.

  • EstilEstil Posts: 6,844 ✭✭✭✭

    Even if these do indeed not have much monetary value they are quite interesting in terms of historical and possibly sentimental value. I'd strongly advise OP to keep and enjoy them for what they are.

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  • pruebaspruebas Posts: 4,276 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The mint UN stamps can be used as postage as long as you bring the letters to UN HQ in Manhattan to be posted. It's not as easy to gain access as in years past due to airport-like security though. The post office is in the basement.

    As I worked in Manhattan, I used up most of my mint UN stamps from my 1970s childhood collection on Christmas cards one year. That's about all they are good for anymore.

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