Somewhat OT: Are Stamp Dealers Even Worse?

Somewhat OT: Are Stamp Dealers Even Worse?

Post by JSTONE93 » Tue, 25 Mar 2003 00:58:37



There are many complaints about dishonest stamp
dealers.

Some of the things I have read in stamp
newsgroups could be grounds for libel.

Stamp collectors seem to be every bit
as outspoken as coin collectors.

The politics of the main stamp collecting
organization makes the ANA look almost
peaceful by comparision.  Last thing I
heard  there was an ugly controversy about remodeling an old building for a
stamp museum.

The stamp collecting newsgroup split
into two categories after a  bitter dispute
and flame war that makes the flame wars in this newsgroup look like childs play
by
comparison.

 
 
 

Somewhat OT: Are Stamp Dealers Even Worse?

Post by Kaleb KEITHLE » Tue, 25 Mar 2003 03:38:52


Does any of this have anything to do with dishonest (stamp) dealers?

Quote:

> There are many complaints about dishonest stamp
> dealers.

> Some of the things I have read in stamp
> newsgroups could be grounds for libel.

I'm not aware that the supreme court (for the U.S. jurisdiction anyway)
has extended libel to include things posted in a newsgroups.

That not withstanding, that could probably be said about every
newsgroup, so why single out stamp newsgroups?

Quote:
> Stamp collectors seem to be every bit
> as outspoken as coin collectors.

Are you are surprised by this?

Quote:
> The politics of the main stamp collecting
> organization makes the ANA look almost
> peaceful by comparision.  Last thing I
> heard  there was an ugly controversy about remodeling an old building for a
> stamp museum.

It's not for a museum. It's for a library and the APS headquarters. The
APS has outgrown its current headquarters.

Quote:
> The stamp collecting newsgroup split
> into two categories after a  bitter dispute
> and flame war that makes the flame wars in this newsgroup look like childs play
> by
> comparison.

Boy, someone's got a itch that hasn't been scratched in over four years.
That's right, that bitter dispute, flame war, and reorganization was was
over four years ago. Most of us are living in the present and things
that happened four years ago are pretty much irrelevant.

Compared to some of the *** and downright rude people I've encountered
in this group, rcsd is a dream. That hasn't stopped me from reading
r.c.c. though. I just killfile the *** people and life is good.

--

Kaleb S. KEITHLEY

 
 
 

Somewhat OT: Are Stamp Dealers Even Worse?

Post by Steve Gran » Tue, 25 Mar 2003 04:20:57



Quote:

> Compared to some of the *** and downright rude people I've encountered
> in this group, rcsd is a dream.

Funny, my experience has been exactly the opposite.  I hasten to point out,
though, that Mr. Keithley is one of the good guys on r.c.s.d.
 
 
 

Somewhat OT: Are Stamp Dealers Even Worse?

Post by Ji » Tue, 25 Mar 2003 05:43:31



Quote:
>Does any of this have anything to do with dishonest (stamp) dealers?<

He responded to a thread. Problem?

Quote:
>That hasn't stopped me from reading r.c.c. though.<

Or soliciting for serialized Vatican order forms assigned to others, so you can
alter them and get "your" foot in the order door and possibly jeopardize their
chances.

All saintly actions, to be sure. I'll submit your name for canonization, but
you should be aware of the one primary eligibility factor......Nevermind. I'll
let the Pope tell you.

Quote:
>I just killfile the *** people and life is good.<

Almost like whistling in graveyards, eh?

          Always here for my fellow syngraphist or oenophile.
--=*=----=*=----=*=----=*=----=*=----=*=----=*=----=*=----=*=----=*=--

 
 
 

Somewhat OT: Are Stamp Dealers Even Worse?

Post by Edward McGra » Tue, 25 Mar 2003 06:38:33


I bought 20 sheets of Elvis presley stamps when they were first issued I
was wondering how much there worth to stamp collectors in todays market?
Ed
 
 
 

Somewhat OT: Are Stamp Dealers Even Worse?

Post by Clif » Tue, 25 Mar 2003 09:50:54


Quote:

>I bought 20 sheets of Elvis presley stamps when they were first issued I
>was wondering how much there worth to stamp collectors in todays market?
>Ed

About 10 percent less than face value unless you have another 180
sheets to go with them and then you could get about 5 percent back of
face.
Cliff
 
 
 

Somewhat OT: Are Stamp Dealers Even Worse?

Post by Fred A. Murph » Tue, 25 Mar 2003 12:09:17



Quote:
> There are many complaints about dishonest stamp
> dealers.

In my experience of decades of dealing in both, I think coin dealers are far
more trustworthy.

I suspect it starts with a catalog with prices that are fantasies at best.

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Somewhat OT: Are Stamp Dealers Even Worse?

Post by DOND » Wed, 26 Mar 2003 02:00:46



Quote:


>>I bought 20 sheets of Elvis presley stamps when they were first issued I
>>was wondering how much there worth to stamp collectors in todays market?
>>Ed
>About 10 percent less than face value unless you have another 180
>sheets to go with them and then you could get about 5 percent back of
>face.
>Cliff

I purchased some $1500 worth of discount postage in January from a local stamp

sheets of "Elvis" stamps as well as some Marilyn Monroes.  I sold most of them
at face to another coin dealer to sell in his shop and he reports limited
success.

Dondi3
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Member COINNET, CSNS, ANA, INA, MOON, ILNA.