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Posted 6 years ago


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I am a newcomer to this whole stamp collecting thing. I found this stamp and I am using as a guide. This stamp could be a valuable variation, but I am unsure. There is the 1 cent Franklin - green perf. 11x10 and the 1 cent Franklin - green perf. 10. I don't know the difference but according to this site the difference in values is almost $175 so I would really like to find out lol. Can anyone help?

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  1. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 6 years ago
    Yeah I found a website after I posted this. I found a gauge in the box too. It was confusing until I found a how to video myself lol. I need to find a website for the foreign stamps.
  2. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 6 years ago is really good for US stamps, it uses Scott's. Did you see the Hitler stamps I posted?
  3. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 6 years ago
    I didn't think they were, more historically significant than monetarily. I am starting to realize that stamp collecting isn't a very lucrative hobby unless you get lucky or go way way back.
  4. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 6 years ago
    Very much so, that's why I love it. There are stamps here from countries I have never even heard of and had to look up.
  5. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 6 years ago
    Yeah. My dad has collected stamps since he was 16, but since I can remember, my dad collecting stamps meant him ripping the corner off every envelope we got and sticking it in a random drawer somewhere. He had always told me he had a really extensive and old collection mostly passed down from his great great uncle, but this is the first time seeing it in my 29 years. There are several plate blocks, or sheets in his collection, mostly Christmas issues, Boys Town Issues, Red Cross issues. A few plate blocks of the Franklin variation.
  6. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 6 years ago
    So that works? It doesn't ruin anything? Does the postmark come off?
  7. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 6 years ago
    Cool. A lot of the ones in the box that are from the 60s-80s that are still attached, the glue is so old and dried out that I can just bend the paper and the stamp pops off.
  8. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 6 years ago
    Thanks for the tips! Very cool. I need an album to put these in. There is one for the foreign stamps but a lot of the others are just lose. A lot are wrapped in like shrink wrap and taped shut. Some are stuck together from being next to each other for so long. Would the water treatment work for the stuck together ones too?
  9. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 6 years ago
    Yes my father has a whole set of the 1938 Presidential Series in an envelope and then evelopes for the duplicates for all the presidents in individual envelopes. Same thing with a lot of the 1939 Coils.

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