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Selling stamps for face value

I'm a coin collector, but have $1200 face value in common stamps (mostly sheets) from 1940 to the mid 1980's.

What is the best way to get the most value, and what should I expect?

Should I just put them on eBay as one big lot? I've searched completed auctions and it seems you can usually get close to face value for stamps.



  • dougwtxdougwtx Posts: 566 ✭✭
    If you know of a stamp and coin store, see if you can trade for coins. There are some issues that are in demand (paying at face or slightly above), but I'm not a stamp broker; so unfortunately I can't tell you which ones are hot now. A decent stamp shop should be able to tell you though if you wanted to piece it out. Probably the easiest way to dispose of them is what you mentioned; stick them on eBay.
  • cucurbit - You will probably end up netting 75 to 80% of face for your sheets. The odd denomoniations and 3c and 4c stamps on the lower end of the scale because they are harder to use. I would sell as a single lot on ebay with an accurate count of how many sheets of each denomination. Good luck.
    Richard Frajola
  • Thanks guys, I appreciate the info.
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