Q&A: Anyone here a postcard collector or postal stamp collector?

Question by mdarlene76: Anyone here a postcard collector or postal stamp collector?
I have over 100 postcards between 90 and 100 years old, and many 1 and 2 cent postal stamps from the early 20th century. I need info on where I can go to find out info and estimated values of each. Im might be interested in selling some of them and would like to know how to go about it.

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Answer by parlenk
wow..u gonna be a rich man eh..need a friend? lol

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One Response to “Q&A: Anyone here a postcard collector or postal stamp collector?”

  1. railbuff says:

    There’s always a chance that you have (in excellent condition) just the card that catalogues for thousands of dollars, but a chance is slim compared to he millions of stamps and postcards that are produced every year. The law of supply and demand prevails. The rarer it is, usually the more expensive it is to buy, and the tiniest chance that you have it. The more demand there is, the higher the price also, but the seller’s problem is to find one of the people that wants the item.
    I have collected stamps and covers for 63 years, and I purchase 1 out of a thousand covers I look at every year. The average price is between 25 and 30 cents. I sell bundles of 50 covers for one or two (if I’m lucky) dollars, because people collect postmarks as well as the stamps.
    If I buy a banker’s box of covers (about 1750 to 2200 cover, for more than $ 5, it’s not like;y I will ever recover the $ 5. Now, on occasion, I have found 2 or 3 covers that have been worth a couple of hundred dollars – I know their worth because somebody paid me that for them. But to the present owner, they are worth nothing unless he finds a buyer.
    Be realistic, the likelihood of this paying for your or your kids’ university expanses is not likely.
    If you want to know – find out. Go to a club, a show a dealer, and find out the market – what sells, and what doesn’t. It takes time (63 years for me) and unless you are going to find it interesting, fun, a passion, you may as well dump the covers somewhere and make your life happy anther way.

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