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Posted 12/04/2016   2:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Kcarpenter831 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Message
As the title says I inherited a large (over 1,000) stamp collection. Some are very old (1800's). How do I get them appraised? Is it expensive? Can I post pictures here? Any response is appreciated.
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Posted 12/04/2016   2:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome.
Yes, posting images is the quickest way to get some feedback. If you have any questions, please let us know.
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Posted 12/04/2016   2:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Kcarpenter831 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks don. Is multiple pictures with many stamps acceptable? Like could I try and post all the stamps in one post?
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It is best to first try some representative images rather than endless number of images. There are some experienced folks here and they will let you know if more images are desirable. I would start with 4-6 images; images can contain a full page of stamps.

The forum allows uploaded images of about 200kb or smaller. If you have higher resolution images, you can use the 'image optimizer' to reduce the size so they can be uploaded.
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Posted 12/04/2016   3:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add redwoodrandy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
1,000 stamps are not that many for a stamp collection. Please post scans as a collection such as this may not have much $ value. But we shall see. Surprises happen.

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Posted 12/05/2016   12:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add oldtriguy1960 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Kcarpenter831,

The best way for you to get an idea of what you have is to identify the stamps you have using some sort of stamp catalog.
In the USA, Scott catalogs are very popular.
Are your stamps from USA or world wide?

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Posted 12/05/2016   12:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add floortrader to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Kcarp. ----Do as Don stated ,try posting a few pictures and welcome to the board .
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Posted 12/05/2016   4:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Renden to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I am waiting for the pics ! Good luck scanning -
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Posted 12/05/2016   4:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Kcarpenter831 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I took a few photos and need to resize them. I'll upload them later tonight. Thank you all for the replies
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