January 16, 2012 11:17PM
How much would a small crease deduct from the value of a stamp?
January 28, 2012 2:13AM
Your question is not easy to answer. First one has to determine how much the stamp's grading is reduced because of the crease. If it is a corner perf crease it would most likely be a very minor fault. If it is a small corner crease or a light crease, it would be considered a minor fault. If it is a stronger crease it would be considered a fault. Now, for a stamp with perfect centering and no other faults that is rated as 100 Gem; a very minor fault would reduce the overall grade to 90; a minor fault would drop it to 85; and a fault would result in a grade of 75. Now you would have to determine the stamp's value based on the resulting grade. Hope this helps.