Help appraising my small stamp collection

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Help appraising my small stamp collection

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I collected these when i was younger, i need help getting a rough idea about how much are they worth.

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Hi Maria

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FIVE images per post please, and each numbered, which is just basic common sense.

And if you want FREE advice, WHY are you loading them all upside down? The PREVIEW button is here for GREAT reason. :roll: :roll: :roll:

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The pictures are having too low resolution for being sure about what is shown. Also, I am bad at estimating values but based on what I can see, the most valuable part is likely the modern Western Balkan (former Yugoslavia) stamps. They would likely be fairly high value kilowatt and would also sell as individual stamps. But nothing to retire on.

I let more experienced collectors to evaluate the stamps an correct my statement, if needed.

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I think the best thing you can do is first order them by country and then try to get an estimate on them using a catalogue.

There is an online one you can use for free: www.stampworld.com

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The pictures are having too low resolution for being sure about what is shown. Also, I am bad at estimating values but based on what I can see, the most valuable part is likely the modern Western Balkan (former Yugoslavia) stamps. They would likely be fairly high value kiloware and would also sell as individual stamps. But nothing to retire on.

I let more experienced collectors to evaluate the stamps an correct my statement, if needed.
Apologies for autocorrect messing up the text.

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Hello Maria,

It is good to know you are, or were, interested in stamps. Stamps can be an entryway into so much fascinating history, geography, and other knowledge.

Like you, I too collected stamps that I could find when I was younger. Jump forward 20 years or so and I one day called a stamp dealer who was listed in the phone book and inquired about getting my collection appraised. A very kindly lady informed me that a childhood collection would not be worth the cost of a formal appraisal.

However a renewed interest in stamps was begun and another 30 or so years later I do actually have a modestly decent collection.

A little bit of information for you. I may have missed a few but glancing at your scans I don’t see anything older than the 1960s. If you can gain use of a catalogue you will find that the vast majority of stamps from the 1960s and later have what is called minimum catalogue value. For example, in the Scott catalogue used widely in the USA such stamps will have values listed at 25 cents. But, this is supposed to be the price you would pay to buy the stamps, not to sell them. You will be lucky to sell such stamps at 1 or 2 cents apiece.

I will suggest that each of your scans might be worth $1 USD on a very good day, probably less.

But don’t be discouraged. You had fun collecting them when you were younger and that is worth something. And maybe like me they will kindle a new interest in collecting stamps that will lead you to many years of discovery and enjoyment.

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They may not be valuable, but they are lovely to look at (even upside down!). As a new collector unfamiliar with the areas, I had no idea there were so many gorgeous modern Yugoslavian and Hungarian stamps.

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