Getting a stamp authenticated / certified

Getting a stamp authenticated / certified

Post by Dorse » Sat, 11 Nov 2006 06:35:36



Hi,

Sorting through heaps of Canadian stamps recently for varieties etc.,
suddenly, an excellent  (Scott 1180ci) Peary Caribou 80c, with missing dark
blue at top and violet background fell out. This appears to be quite a
rarity. Needless to say it's quite exciting - moreso for me because I have
always had a great love of natural history, hence a liking for this wildlife
sweries in general.

As a hobby collector, who is genuinely more interested in the stamp's
unusual nature - for my collection, than any sale value. (which I can
guesstimate from the one ot two that have come up in specialist auctions,
with results online anyway), would I be advised to get the stamp
certificated?  If so by whom, and how do I contact them?

(NB I don't want to sell it.)

Thanks in advance,

Keith

 
 
 

Getting a stamp authenticated / certified

Post by alyn » Sat, 11 Nov 2006 11:45:32


Not sure where you can get it expertized in the UK, but here is a link
to the Vincent Graves Greene Philatelic Research Foundation (
http://www.greenefoundation.ca/ ).  They are as good as you can get for
BNA/Canada.  You might also want to contact the Canadian Philatelic
Society of Great Britain ( http://www.canadianpsgb.org.uk/benefits.html
), to see if they have any ideas.

Alyn



Quote:
> Hi,

> Sorting through heaps of Canadian stamps recently for varieties etc.,
> suddenly, an excellent  (Scott 1180ci) Peary Caribou 80c, with missing dark
> blue at top and violet background fell out. This appears to be quite a
> rarity. Needless to say it's quite exciting - moreso for me because I have
> always had a great love of natural history, hence a liking for this wildlife
> sweries in general.

> As a hobby collector, who is genuinely more interested in the stamp's
> unusual nature - for my collection, than any sale value. (which I can
> guesstimate from the one ot two that have come up in specialist auctions,
> with results online anyway), would I be advised to get the stamp
> certificated?  If so by whom, and how do I contact them?

> (NB I don't want to sell it.)

> Thanks in advance,

> Keith


 
 
 

Getting a stamp authenticated / certified

Post by Michael Meadowcrof » Sat, 11 Nov 2006 17:27:14


Dear Keith
Quote:

> Sorting through heaps of Canadian stamps recently for varieties etc.,
> suddenly, an excellent  (Scott 1180ci) Peary Caribou 80c, with missing dark
> blue at top and violet background fell out. This appears to be quite a
> rarity. Needless to say it's quite exciting - moreso for me because I have
> always had a great love of natural history, hence a liking for this wildlife
> sweries in general.

> As a hobby collector, who is genuinely more interested in the stamp's
> unusual nature - for my collection, than any sale value. (which I can
> guesstimate from the one ot two that have come up in specialist auctions,
> with results online anyway), would I be advised to get the stamp
> certificated?  If so by whom, and how do I contact them?

The best place is the Royal Philatelic Society. Go to its website:
http://www.rpsl.org.uk/ and click on "Experts".

Michael

Michael Meadowcroft
Waterloo Lodge
72 Waterloo Lane
Leeds LS13 2JF
GB
Tel: +44 (0)113 257 6232