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P# blk of 4

I can't figure out Scott's pricing. It's been a long time since I checked!

For exaample
A 1949 U.S. single shows: .20 .20
P# blk of 4 .30

So, a mint and a used stamp have the same value! ???? .20 .20
what does .30 represent?
Why not show what a plate block of 4's value is! It can't be $.30 So, what am I supposed to do with this amount?

Thanks for updating me!!!!!


  • coverscovers Posts: 624
    Value of a single stamp is really 3 cents so the catalog value reflects 17c cost to to sell by retailer. So, block of 4 is 13c value (1c over face) plus the 17c handling.
    Richard Frajola
  • Just got a more detailed reply . Now, I know what you were saying!

    I didn't know the hobby had deteriorated THAT far. Appears you have to have pre-1930 stamps, etc. to have anything that has even maintained it's face value. I do have some nice items from that era.

    Time to pack it all up and take what I can get for it. Dead money doesn't do me any good.

    Thank God for my silver $ collection!
  • coverscovers Posts: 624
    The hobby hasn't deteriorated at all. Common was always cheap and remains so. Good material has appreciated in value. Rare and quality combined has appreciated extremely well. Problem is that the price of admission to serious stamp collecting is beyond the investment in time that many collectors seek. Certainly much easier to understand the prices in coins.
    Richard Frajola
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