Are auction catalogue data and photos free to use by public ?

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Are auction catalogue data and photos free to use by public ?

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The price realized in auctions are better reflection of the value of stamps than stamp catalogues.

However, there are numerous auction catalogues and older catalogues are not in digital format.

How do people check the previous sales history (and trend) of a particular stamp when interested in buying ?

It would be good if there is a data warehouse hosting all auction results and all related sales history of a stamp can be retrieved by entering the stamp issue date and value :)

Are auction catalogue data and photos free to use by public for construct such a data warehouse ?

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Go for it Dan .. that will keep you busy for the next few years at least. :lol:

You will certainly get no money, and doubtless very little thanks, but if you have that spare year ......................

Everyone in this hobby LOVES things that are ***** FREE ***** so many thanks from everyone for your $100,000 of donated time.

Or more likely you are suggesting "someone else" magically pulls it all together, as it sounds like a "good idea" to you, and maybe they have the years to spend on it?

All results are public domain obviously.

Compiling the prices realised for 10,000 or 100,000 or a million 1d Blacks is near totally meaningless of course, as condition and cancels and margins varies on each one, but it is your wasted year, or maybe you are hoping it is someone else's? Knowing that one got £1000, and one got £10, is hardly much real use?

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Hi Glen,

I know it can't be done by myself :)

The data warehouse, if there is one, should have the full auction catalogue description and photos (if shown in the catalogue). I suppose this will make the data meaningful. The latest digital technology can make it possible, assuming old auction catalogues can be sourced for digitizing.

Of course if everyone expects it is free like Stampboards with another Glen paying for the construction, it won't get done :lol:

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