Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by MeowtheKitty, Jul 23, 2019.
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As a matter of fact just a month or so ago I took all mine to a local shredding event.
Now they are all gone.
But if you like them and cheap enough collect them.
That's the stamp variant. I assumed the question implicated numismatic versions.
Here's one from the day John Glenn orbited the Earth back in 1962.
I have a few others for different space events, including Mercury missions, Gemini missions, Apollo and Space Shuttle missions, and the launch of some satellite missions.
Even got a few Soviet covers for some of their space flight milestones. Again, not worth much, but who cares? As a space buff it's a fun cheap memento to own. Certainly a lot cheaper than some space-flown medal or hardware, and you still get a historic connection to the event.
The best easy way to price covers is the same as the best easy way to price coins: go on eBay and check out the sold prices. Most collectors use the Brookman stamp catalog. The prices listed are almost always way high [$2 seems to be their current default price for common covers; actual resale value of most of them is a few cents at best.] Medium price stuff - $5 to $20 or so - figure you may get 10 to 20 percent of catalog price. Stuff before 1920 can be really expensive - thousands of dollars. You can get an old Brookman on eBay fairly cheap. You don't need to spring for the latest one; prices don't change that much.
Meow has found that there are new ones this year for the Moon landing anniversary. Meow will save up and get some eventually. But they seem to make covers for every single stamp, that might be overkill for boring subjects.
That sounds like it would have some value to it.
The one from Bethlehem Pa I purchased there
the last shows images I took that day and the bumper sticker off my 76 Chevy Suburban.
Same as KM#'s are used for coins.
If you plan on collecting stamps, the Scott Catalog is a must have!
I stopped collecting about 30+ years ago, and gave all my stamps to my father-in-law at the time... he's got quite a collection, now.
I have a 2007 Brookman for free if someone wants to reimburse me for postage.
I really need the Ogden Utah Freedom Train cover.
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