Cost to collect US new issues almost doubled in 2012

Cost to collect US new issues almost doubled in 2012

Post by Victor Mant » Wed, 09 Jan 2013 00:50:01



The cost increased by more that $63, thanks to more high denominated and
definitive issues. The cost to buy all new US mint stamps and stationery is
$140.

If taken into consideration that typically collectors of all issued stamps
(not recommended - VM) have to purchase self-adhesive coils or booklets too,
the cost raise to approx. $426 for 2012. It was $184 for 2011.

The rate increase of Jan 27, 2013 will normally drive the costs up.

Source: newest Linn's Stamps News online, p. 22 & 24

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Cost to collect US new issues almost doubled in 2012

Post by Sir F.A. Rie » Wed, 09 Jan 2013 01:40:47


Quote:
>The cost increased by more that $63, thanks to more high denominated and
>definitive issues. The cost to buy all new US mint stamps and stationery is
>$140.

>Source: newest Linn's Stamps News online, p. 22 & 24

What Linn's failed to note is that the -=number=- of 'collectors'
buying all the issues is declining - for just this reason!

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