satsuma wrote:Hi spike101.
When it comes to value in a stamp collection, condition is everything unless the stamp is really rare, that is close to unique.
Even then it matters - just not as much.
Your first two images are of common stamps in poor condition; they would be of interest to a juvenile collector to fill a space; but not too most adults.
Unfortunately, most young people have shallow pockets. If I acquired these as part of a collection, that had something else of interest to me, I would give them away promptly.
The third image is of stamp in better condition although the bottom left corner needs a clean.
Unfortunately, with older orange stamps you need to find out from an expert how colourfast the ink used is, before you attempt this.
I hope one of our board members who has expertise in this area can provide more information.
Thanks Satsuma I assumed the other two were common just to get things started. Orange one I have little knowledge of and welcome more info. It seems my link to photo bucket of all the albums has been removed so perhaps I'm not to do that ??
If anyone clicks on the previous stamps you will find all the albums of my stamps below that stamp.