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The Hidden Value of Your Stamp Collection

The other day, my friend was sharing with me a very interesting story.

When my friend was younger, he used to collect stamps. Not as a professional stamp collector, but more as a casual hobby – the way kids do. Every stamp he could lay his hands on, he would put them into an album. Sometimes, he would spend some money to buy those special edition stamps.

All in all, he probably spent less than $200 but collected enough stamps to fill a couple of albums.

That was about twenty years ago. As he got older, he stopped adding new stamps to the collection.

Recently, he bought his stamp collection to a professional to be valued. Guess how much his stamps was worth.

$10,000!

The valuer offered to pay him a cool $10k to buy over his entire collection.

I was pretty surprised at the amount he was offered. How I regret throwing away my stamp collection a few years ago. ๐Ÿ™

I wonder how much they would have fetched.

If you have a collection sitting around in your home, it might be a good idea to go and find out how much they are worth.

And perhaps it’s time for me to start collecting stamps again.

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3 comments
lioninvestor says 11 years ago

There is also Stanley Gibbons Singapore at Suntec if yours is valuable.

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lioninvestor says 11 years ago

Hi La papillion,

It would really depend on the quality of your stamps.

This is where my friend to about 2 years ago.

http://www.cs.com.sg

Back then, they charge a small fee of $30 for valuation.

The fee will be waived if

1) The collection is sold to them or
2) The collection is worth very little.

Good luck.

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La papillion says 11 years ago

Are you serious?!

10k isn’t a small sum at all! ๐Ÿ™‚ May I ask where to find such a professional to get my stamp collections valuated?

I believe I still have it.

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